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.

290 - Shrimp Parade #10!

JRE1051a-1.jpg

Spent 4 hours today in the studio with these two beautiful maniacs. We talked about everything from DMT to the #metoo movement, to the size of Jeff Sessions's schlong. To call it a "wide-ranging" conversation would be an understatement.  Download.

288 - Kelly Brogan (Renegade Psychiatrist)

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. Download this episode.

Show Notes:

Introduction (00:00 – 24:19)

(00:00) On the edge of Armageddon, Intro to Kelly, medicine in Spain, the obedient student

(07:35) Teaching English to doctors, less help – more money, a sense of the ridiculous

(12:27) The resignation of Senator Franken, the act of touching, prudes and idiots

(22:57) Update: Shrimp Parade, ‘here come those Santa Ana winds again…..’

 

Interview (24:20 – 1:13:34)

(24:20) Diplomas, trajectory, inspiration at the suicide hotline, teaching “the truth”, prove it

(27:52) Dr. God, commodifying science, overwhelming expectations, the placebo response

(30:08) Over diagnosis/treatment, research lag, folk remedies, belief and intention, the Lexapro study

(37:01) Andrew Weil – OG, conditioned response, American mindset, pathogenic society, struggle

(41:18) The Psychiatric Bible (DSM), the human experience, initiation rituals, pharma trolls

(45:57) Are Psychiatric Medicines OK, Cacilda at a German hospital, allowable grief, forced to fit

(49:29) Books: “Civilized to Death”; “Black Elk Speaks”; “Anatomy of an Epidemic”, new methodology

(53:21) Physician heal thyself, the sickest people, applying self-care, lifestyle changes, Pinkerton

(55:36) Listen to your body, the hypocritical oath, going renegade, asking why, informing our fears

(1:00:50) Never meds, home births, belief systems, screening for success, planting the seed

(1:06:43) Creating space, your own journey, fish in a poisoned river, know what’s possible, paradox

(1:13:35) Outro

(1:16:53) Music: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:

Tangentially Reading – PRE-Order HERE

Music: Basin and Range

Music: Carsie Blanton

Support Tangentially Speaking thru Patreon

Tangentially Speaking Amazon site

Sure Design T-shirts

Discuss episodes with others on Reddit

Find TS listeners near you

 

287 - ROMA 26

S2E1 of Easy, on Netflix

S2E1 of Easy, on Netflix

Am I an angry aging hippie? Why do we emulate billionaires instead of real geniuses and visionaries? Do successful ideas change the world or just describe it? Download.

Music: "Come with Me," by the Idan Raichel Project; "L Train," by Shootyz Groove; "Hoya Hoye," by Bole 2 Harlem.

Special added bit for a guy who's a little worried about traveling for the first time. Advice on how to puke, and why anything that's in our gut is kind of outside our body already. Download. Music from the KLF Chill-Out.

286 - Jude Angelini (Author and Radio Personality)

Jude grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, near Pontiac, Michigan. He tells it like it is. He brings the same no-bullshit attitude to his writing, his radio show on Eminem's Sirius XM station (The All-Out Show), and his conversation. Same guy. Same voice. Same authenticity. He's the author of two books, Hyena and Hummingbird. Either one would make a wonderful gift for your mother-in-law. Get em! Download this episode. Music: "Fast Train," by Gasoline Lollipops.

Image pulled from Jude's Instagram: @onemorejude

Image pulled from Jude's Instagram: @onemorejude

Hyena
By Jude Angelini

Show Notes:

Introduction (00:00 – 20:49)

(00:00) The dildo of destiny – discovering Jude, and an introduction

(05:41) “Chasing Bubbles”, an update on Cacilda, TS episode release schedule

(10:48) Malcom Gladwell’s “Revisionist History”, a rant about advertising

(16:35) Song 1: “Fast Train” by Gasoline Lollipops

 

Interview:  (20:50 – 1:39:46)

(20:50) Jude’s YouTube work, Rude Jude fights Floyd Mayweather, working on Sirius XM

(24:49) Holes in your game, guys talkin’ dicks, porn star, “Sex @ Dawn”, women are horny too

(33:31) Early family life, trust issues, cheating, getting people to read, “Hummingbird”, the audiobook

(40:32) Describing “Hyena”, growing up rough, power plays and sex, TED’s testicle turmoil

(49:20) Truth w/o offending, the N-word, Nerfing the world, the pussification of a generation

(57:39) Living abroad, perception of danger, what a pussy(cat), a litigious society, Pastor Uncle Ricky

(1:01:40) Train hopping, turning on professor, being water, hoods in the woods, Dunbar’s number

(1:13:07) About Jude, “Trash” TV, making ends meet, Eminem, Wiggers, respecting education

(1:21:19) Writing for a living, Best Sellers, dwindling audiences, publishing woes, now vs. then

(1:28:31) The naming of “Hummingbird”, joy and stagnation, being real, save yourself, depression

(1:35:54) Coming of age today, acknowledging sadness and grief, “happiness is like an orgasm…”

(1:37:49) Baseline acceptance, create not consume, future podcast…?

(1:39:47) Outro

(1:43:05) Song 2: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:

Jude’s YouTube channel

Tangentially Reading – PRE-Order HERE

Music: Basin and Range

Music: Carsie Blanton

Support Tangentially Speaking thru Patreon

Tangentially Speaking Amazon site

Sure Design T-shirts

Discuss episodes with others on Reddit

Find TS listeners near you

285 - Liam and Allison

24130311_10213140721984656_6723462494609737484_o.jpg

My friends Liam and Allison confronted every parent's worst nightmare when their 8 year-old son fall off a 40-foot cliff, just an arm's length away from them. We talk about how their confrontation with their own helplessness changed their approach to parenting, work, marriage, and ultimately every aspect of their lives. Download.

Allison's site. Dick's Kitchen. My conversation with Murphy, their older son is here.

Music: "Wish I Knew You," by The Revivalists.

Show Notes:

Introduction (00:00 –21:08)

(00:00) A very special episode, legal freedom to speak, episode popularity, Sufi Islam, Rumi

(09:47) The transcribers, pride in community accomplishment,  Pre-Order “Tangentially Reading”

(12:47) Upcoming ‘Shrimp Parade’, ISO social media help, promoting Tangentially Speaking

(15:59) Song 1: “Wish I Knew You” by The Revivalists

 

Interview:  (21:09 – 2:09:12)

(21:09) PDX friends, Murphy (TS Ep. 121), landing in Portland, love of the outdoors

(27:16) Story 1: Silver Falls State Park, broken rail and broken bones, saved by the ass

(37:16) Time to heal, holding it together, support, coming to grips with death, letting go

(44:02) Radical honesty, anxiety, fear causes hesitation, grief, compartmentalizing emotion

(52:57) The medical establishment, bills, parenting, facing death through proxy

(1:01:31) Intention, being the guide, learning to play again, being big brother

(1:11:43) Independent Murphy, parental trust, online trolls, Free Range Parenting, coming of age

(1:18:43) Wilson’s NDE, Sex Ed., fucking weird things, authenticity, relationship crisis,

(1:29:24) Liam’s a screamer, release, father/son competition, acceptance, earning respect

(1:37:05) Grandpa’s advice, the butterfly effect, divorce

(1:40:11) Story 2: Donating a kidney, Liam’s friend Kenny, finding the match, destiny and stress

(1:55:43) Donor life expectancy, if the tables were turned, fuck off Dave, altruism

(2:03:53) Kenny’s YouTube: RK Strength Training, Allison’s Podcast: “Integrate Yourself”, Dick’s Kitchen

(2:09:13) Outro

(2:12:30) Song 2: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:

Tangentially Reading – PRE-Order HERE

Music: Basin and Range

Music: Carsie Blanton

Support Tangentially Speaking thru Patreon

Tangentially Speaking Amazon site

Sure Design T-shirts

Discuss episodes with others on Reddit

Find TS listeners near you

284 - ROMA 25

Another Ranting Out My Ass episode full of nonsensical advice from a totally unqualified source: Is it always a lie to say you'll love someone forever? Are poly relationships possible? How can one become "a writer"? Why do people take advantage of people who allow themselves to be taken advantage of? Download. Music: "Au Natural," by Sweetback; "Ndakuvara," by Oliver Mtukudzi.

static1.squarespace.jpg

283 - Tim Scully (Notorious LSD Chemist)

IMG_7118.jpg

Tim Scully was involved in the production of millions of hits of very pure LSD known as "Orange Sunshine" in the late 1960s, hoping to save the world. He was eventually sentenced to 20 years in prison for his troubles. He's featured in the excellent Netflix documentary, The Sunshine Makers (see below).  Download. Music: "Kid Charlemagne," by Steely Dan.

Show Notes:

Introduction (00:00 – 21:44)

(00:00) The “Sunshine Makers”, circling back to psychedelics, standing behind a belief

(04:14) The focus of psychedelics, organic intelligence, the role of therapy, strengthen the structure

(08:36) Time to think, brutal introspection, a frightened society, the 60’s were NOT a disaster

(13:39) Silicon Valley: epicenter of creativity, Mr. Scully’s selflessness

(15:56) Song 1: “Kid Charlemagne” by Steely Dan

 

Interview: (21:45 – 1:52:03)

(21:45) LSD-centric films, making LSD, mythology, intro to Bear

(26:24) Set and Setting, placebos, building a particle accelerator – in high school

(32:33) Before ‘nerd’ was cool, smart enough, experimental concerns, Berkley

(36:15) Growing up Tim, fatherly encouragement, working with Bear

(42:28) LSD and the law, Atomic Labs, first big score, an opening mind

(49:32) The first trip, high expectations, LSD can save the world, Stanley Kripner

(56:26) Materials of production, Lysergic Acid, ‘cook’ not ‘chemist’, societal skepticism

(1:02:24) “Neuro Tribes”, the spectrum, how Tim met Bear, DMT, Acid Tests

(1:20:35) About Bear, broadening the filtration system, microdosing, toeing the line

(1:27:19) The History Project, Ron Stark, Tim Leary and Millbrook, psychedelic terrorism

(1:37:34) Tim’s memoire, party on, generational Yin and Yang, LSD and behavioral modification

(1:43:45) Ego inflation, peak experience, end: means, saving the world, Tim’s bro, Graham’s Law

(1:52:04) Outro

(1:55:13) Song 2: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:

Tangentially Reading – PRE-Order HERE

Music: Basin and Range

Music: Carsie Blanton

Support Tangentially Speaking thru Patreon

Tangentially Speaking Amazon site

Sure Design T-shirts

Discuss episodes with others on Reddit

Find TS listeners near you

282 - Asa Akira (Porn Star)

Screenshot 2017-11-15 13.45.12.png

Asa Akira could be the girl next door -- if you lived next to a super smart, sexy, funny, open-minded, porn star. Download this episode. Music: "Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak," by Macey Gray. The paper called, "It's Only a Penis": Rape, Feminism, and Difference is here.

Episode 282:  Asa Akira (Porn Star)

Introduction (00:00 – 34:27)

(00:00) Canyonlands, Pre-Order “Tangentially Reading”, Intro to Asa

(03:26) Discussion Board – Tspeaking.boardhost.com

(04:28) Poem: “Everything is Waiting for You”, by David Whyte

(06:02) Sex abuse accusations in the media, witnessing the dick

(09:18) Chris’s view, criminality and coercion, Louis CK, a world configured for men

(16:18) Power position, dick-induced trauma, is Louis CK a criminal

(20:12) Paper: “It’s Only a Penis”, by Christine Helliwell, cultural views of rape, penis power, gender

(29:19) Power tripping scumbags, body shame in the West, the spell of genitalia

(33:07) Song 1: “Sex-O-Matic Venus Freak”, by Macy Gray

 

Interview: (34:28 – 1:38:28)

(34:28) porn and free thinkers, low expectations, Asa likes dick pics, maturity and consent

(39:29) unequal sexualization, shame and culture, Asa’s background, Ami vs. Japanese porn

(42:29) Japanese sexuality, odd sex laws, Chris’s hypothesis on Japanese porn, “Nisa” and the Kung

(47:43) Big Italian balls, talkin’ dicks with Girth Brooks, camera angles, fascinated by ‘big’

(53:49) Bush is back, Asa’s porn beginnings, ’Love at first anal’, sex then dinner

(1:02:16) Sexual partners, sex is like travel, first experiences, sexual readiness, trauma

(1:11:48) Cats & Dogs, female orgasm, modernity and disconnectedness, arousal and the sexes

(1:19:34) Asa’s Podcast – “Super Curious”, turn-ons, semen swallowing warriors, oral sex, repression

(1:25:17) Toe-curling orgasms, wet dreams, ovulation – contemporary vs tribal

(1:30:50) Embracing sexuality, porn trends, kids & porn, Sex Ed, mood & gender, communal living

(1:38:29) Outro

(1:41:47) Song 2: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:

Tangentially Reading – PRE-Order HERE

Music: Basin and Range

Music: Carsie Blanton

Support Tangentially Speaking thru Patreon

Tangentially Speaking Amazon site

Sure Design T-shirts

Discuss episodes with others on Reddit

Listener Discussion Board

Asa’s Podcast, “Super Curious