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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

May 4, 2021

A few amazing intro snips from listeners (including a guy up a tree rescuing a cat), some talk about the nature of "friendship" in Hollywood, and an in-depth rant about this article and the problem with contemporary tendencies to argue backwards from a desired belief, rather than forward from data.

Music: "Beyond...


Apr 30, 2021

Here's the audio from this month's video ROMA that I make for supporters of the podcast. No video for you (!) but some extras, including talking about when/how to offer advice to friends, and how sometimes it's not about what the friend needs, it's what YOU need. Plus, what to do when you can't find your path, how...


Mar 24, 2021

This is one of those "flush the pipes" ROMAs, where I talk about a slew of things that seemed unrelated until I started talking about them. By the end, I realized that they're all aspects of the same issue. Anyway, it goes from a defense of Dan Savage to the demise of organized religion to the necessary irrationality of...


Feb 15, 2021

Over the past few years, people keep asking me if I'd read The Way of the Superior Man, by David Deida. Having long ago given up on being a superior man, I hadn't. Finally got around to reading it, and as you'll hear in this episode, I have some things to say about what I think Mr. Deida gets right and some equally...


Jan 17, 2021

Welcome to another Ramblin' ROMA. Lots to cover in this one. I talk about:

  • Current events (of course);
  • How/why to compliment the women/men in your life;
  • Why we need to think globally, but act locally;
  • The life and death of my friend Diego Fresco;
  • Why there's no shame in changing course in life;
  • Some suggestions for taking...