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.

276 - Floating Away with Duncan Trussell

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Duncan is a stand-up comic, writer, actor, podcast host, and occasional summoner of Satan. Few people make me think or laugh as hard as he does. We recorded this shortly after giving the keynote presentation together at the annual float tank conference in Portland, OR. Download.

Music: "Bul Ma Min," by Orchestra Baobab; "Simple Gifts," performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss."

275 - Dr. Jim Fadiman (Psychedelic Researcher)

Credit: MAPS.org

Credit: MAPS.org

Dr. Jim Fadiman is a psychologist and author best known for his pioneering psychedelic research -- most recently concerning micro-dosing of LSD and psilocybin as described in The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide. Download this episode.

Music: "Tribalistas," by Tribalistas.

Tangentially Speaking, Episode 274: Dr. Jim Fadiman (Psychedelic Researcher)

 

Dr. Jim Fadima is a psychologist and author best known for his pioneering psychedelic research – most recently concerning microdosingof LSD and psilocybin.

 

Introduction (00:00 – 25:39)

(00:00) Complaints of ‘dick shaming’ and Chris’s rebuttal

(07:57) Barcelona Update, Debra Berger from episode 254 (DebraBerger.net), intro to Jim Fadiman

(14:16) “Tangentially Reading”, now available for pre-order, AJ Leone of Misfit Press, episode 222

(18:43) Intro to Song 1: “Tribalistas” by Tribalistas, Chris talks about his appreciation of the listening community

(22:28) Song 1: “Tribalistas”, by Tribalistas

 

Interview with Jim Fadiman (25:40 – 1:37:44)

(25:40) Dr. Fadiman’s book, “The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide”

(29:18) Microdosing with psychedelics, serotonin research and LSD

(36:17) ‘Hallucinogen’ vs. ‘Psychedelic’, transformative experiences, lasting change

(42:55) Mentor Richard Alpert, modern history of psychedelics in U.S.

(51:37) Spirituality, cultural views, the danger of psychedelics to the establishment

(56:48) Psychedelics and cultural stability

(57:02) Psychedelics around the world, Buddhism 

(1:03:18) Teaching Psychedelics, “Hike-edelic”

(1:09:46) Tim Leary, the dark web, more on microdosing

(1:20:04) Downsides, upsides

(1:29:10) Chris’s first ‘trip’, beneficial bad trips, handling dissent

(1:37:44) Song 2: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide” by Dr. Jim Fadiman

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Tangentially Reading – PRE-Order HERE

Music: Carsie Blanton

 

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Music: Basin and Range

 

274 -- TOMA 17 (Alaska/Barcelona/Snake)

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A long-awaited TOMA episode in which lots of worlds interconnect: an apartment in Barcelona, German and Italian friends met in Laos and India, a drunken night in Alaska, and a snake sipping at a water trough in Sicily. Download.

Music: "Alaska," by Maggie Rogers; "Our Last Days as Children," by Explosions in the Sky.

Download 'Alaska' by Maggie Rogers. Download music from Explosions in the Sky.

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Cassie brilliantly incorporated the names of the four of us who worked on our apartment into this amazing painting, which was inspired by Altamira: Matt, Viram, Sr. Reyes, and Chris.

Cassie brilliantly incorporated the names of the four of us who worked on our apartment into this amazing painting, which was inspired by Altamira: Matt, Viram, Sr. Reyes, and Chris.

273 - Neal Brennan (Co-creator of The Chappelle Show)

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Neal is a writer, actor, director, and standup comic. He's been in the middle of everything from Half Baked to The Chappelle Show to Saturday Night Live to the White House Correspondent's Dinner to The Daily Show. His most recent special, called 3 Mics (Netflix) is a work of true genius. Download.

Music: "Burns Tonight," by Justin Anding.

Dunno why anyone would want to watch my intro, but here it is.

09 Oct 2017 - Tangentially Speaking, Episode 273: Neal Brennan (Co-creator of The Chappelle Show)

 

Show Notes, by Nate Atwood: Neal is a writer, actor, director, and standup comic.  He’s been involved in everything from “Half Baked” to “The Chappelle Show” to Saturday Night Live to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner to The Daily Show.  His most recentspecial, called “3 Mics” (Netflix) is a work of true genius.

 

Introduction (00:00 – 20:21)

(00:00) –how Chris is able to land such great guests, pre-order availability of “Tangentially Reading”, work on “Civilized to Death”, and wrapping up life in Barcelona, the home of judgmental meat eaters.

(16:21) – Song 1: “Burns Tonight”, by Justin Anding

 

Interview with Neal Brennan – (20:21 – 1:37:14)

(20:21)  Neal’s special “3 Mics”, praise, and the elements of standup comedy

(27:05) Happiness, success, approval, authenticity, and the voices in our heads

(31:15) less stress equals more happiness, fun before death, feeling good 

(34:41) Fixing things that aren’t broken, comparing yourself to others, content output

(36:58) inner voices and culture, unhappiness in a capitalistic society

(41:23) Sports Teams, origin of modern day sports, types of success

(44:30) Meditation and isolation tanks, Chris’s intro to podcasting, his relations with the comedy world

(46:00) “Sex at Dawn” and women’s reactions, fan compliments, “research informs our relationship”, the nature of our being

(57:00) Love, external validation, marriage, conventional relationships

(1:04:42) “Unconventional” relationships and insecurity, religion, original sin, how pre-history is misunderstood, 

(1:11:15) Origin of ‘us’, the effects of agriculture on ‘us’, cost of modernity, connection, unconditional love, community

(1:28:10) the Dave Chappelle Show, Black American culture, racism

(1:38:56) Song 2: “Smoke Alarm” by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:

Neal Brennan:  Official Site

Tangentially Reading – PRE-Order HERE

Music: Carsie Blanton

 

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272 - Amy Baldwin (Sex Educator)

Amy, with the impeccably attired Kyle Thiermann. She's been on Kyle's podcast, too.

Amy, with the impeccably attired Kyle Thiermann. She's been on Kyle's podcast, too.

Amy Baldwin is a Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach, Certified Sex Educator as well as co-owner of a mother-daughter owned pleasure boutique called Pure Pleasure Shop. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-focused sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from how-to workshops to erotic empowerment retreats. She co-hosts a podcast, called The Shameless Sex podcast here. Download. Music: "Wish I Knew You," by The Revivalists. The Hysterical Literature episode I mention is here.

 

Show notes:

In this episode, Chris discusses the following:

Introduction (00:00 – 34:52)

(00:00) – Marginally Creepy Chris (MCC) talks about the definition of ‘Creep’ and the case of Anthony Weiner

(14:52) – The general vote in Spain, Chris’s Barcelona apartment, and the Catalan vote for independence

(20:11) – Chris versus Heathrow Airport

(24:45) – Chris Rubio’s commercial for Tangentially Speaking

(29:56) – Song 1: “Wish I Knew You” by The Revivalists

 

Amy Baldwin, Sex Educator – Santa Cruz, CA, Night 1, “Vanthropology Tour, 2017” (34:53 – 2:10:00)

(34:53) Amy describes her job as a sex educator

(42:40) cultural blind spots and taboos

(1:06:51) Pornography, sexual technique, and partner communication

(1:15:45) Rape fantasies, early sexual encounters, orgasm control, sexual submissiveness and strong women, biology and rape 

(1:41:00) Marginally Creepy Chris (MCC) 1st appearance, blow jobs, and a ‘dick pics’ PSA

(1:49:05) MCC briefly returns, masturbation, horniness and spontaneity, OMGS.org videos, hysterical literature, O’ming and Edging

(2:09:00) MCC’s final appearance

(2:10:00) Song 2 – “Smoke Alarm”, by Carsie Blanton

 

Episode Links:  

Shameless Sex, Amy’s podcast with her friend April – Every Tuesday

Amy’s Class, Workshop and Contact information can be found on Shameless Sex.com

Pure Pleasure Adult Shop, Santa Cruz (owned by Amy and her mom)

Hysterical Literature episode mentioned

Music: The Revivalists

Music: Carsie Blanton

 

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