Susie has been at the forefront of progressive socio-sexual change for decades. She's written a slew of books (most recently, a memoir: Big Sex, Little Death), several plays, countless articles and editorials, and hosts a popular podcast called In Bed with Susie Bright. She's a very smart woman with a lot to say about some of the most important issues of our age. Download this episode.
Organic, revealing conversation with fascinating, freaky folks.
Ever wanted to hang with a dominatrix, comedian, famous health guru, or Italian prince? Here's your chance. Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is organic, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths.
Dan Pardi is one of the most knowledgeable people I know in the fields of sleep and health research. He does research with the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford, and the Departments of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His current research looks at how sleep influences decision making (publications). Dan also works with Naval Special Warfare to help the most elite fighters in the world maintain vigilant performance in both combat and non-combat conditions. Download this episode.
NSFW Reader photos (I discussed in the intro).
Reid is one of the leading sex educators in the United States. His humor, thoughtfulness, and common sense have made him a much sought-after presence on the college speaking circuit. Download this episode.
This conversation was recorded March 10th, 2016, six weeks before Bennett died unexpectedly. Through his company, SureDesign T-shirts, Bennett sponsored this podcast (as well as that of Duncan Trussell and Daniele Bolelli) since the beginning. Sad as I am at the loss, I'm glad we had a chance to spend some time together, brief as it was. His kindness, wisdom, and generosity come through loud and clear. We'll miss you, Bennett. Download this episode.
For a little humor relief, check out Duncan Trussell's SureDesign commercials here.
Zach Leary (like Kelly Carlin, ep #172) managed to grow up in a world somewhat distorted by his father's fame without becoming distorted himself. As you'll hear, he's got a very thoughtful, balanced, and deeply informed perspective on himself, the world, and his place in it. Download this episode.
Music: "Vs. the World," by Brett Newski.
Charles was raised as a Mormon, became an Eagle Scout, went to Japan for a while, and then began exploring various consciousness-altering substances. He eventually stumbled into a heroin addiction. From there, things took a dark turn for a while. He now works helping others find their way back. Download this episode.
Crossroads (where Charles works now).
Somewhere around 2001 or 2002, a friend gave me a cd of some of his favorite tracks, which included a few by a South African singer I'd never heard of named Simon van Gend. Yesterday, I finally met the man who's been singing to me all these years. Download this episode.
Simon's musical blog: A song a week.