Tangentially Speaking

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.

179 - ROMA 2A (meta edition)

In which I respond to listener's responses to my responses to listeners. Download.

Music: "I'm Sick of You," by Lou Reed (New York, New York). "Simple Man," by Man Made Lake.

177 - Bennett Grunberg

Painting by Mona Octopoda

Painting by Mona Octopoda

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 comes 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.

175 - Charles Johnston (former Mormon/Eagle Scout/heroin addict/drug counselor)

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).

Music: "Watermelons," from Suffer Well, by Simon van Gend Band. Unnamed song, by Colin Craveiro (Sail Cassidy Project, upcoming), and "Nostalgia," by James Thomas, from Before the Light.

171 - Viram (Part II)

After selling his donkey, Viram's adventures continue. His return to civilization is so traumatic, he quickly decides to take another long walk...

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Music: "Pygmy Lullaby" by Jan Garbarek, "Djanfan" by Amadou and Miriam, "Kidda" by Natacha Atlas. 

Some of Viram and Kalao's work. For more, see Kalao's Facebook page.