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.

265 - Michael Wood (Former Baltimore Cop)

IMG_20170719_124851.jpg

Michael Wood was on the "other side" of the drug war when he realized that it was a colossal waste of money, effort, and time. Rather than just ride it out to retirement, he walked away and became a passionate advocate of reform in how the United States handles criminal justice. Download.

Music: "Way Down in the Hole," (Tom Waits). Performed by Domaje and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

264 - Kabui (Sparkroot Farm)

IMG_20170709_114834.jpg

Kabui was born and raised in Kenya. He came to the US to study, and has been based in North Carolina ever since. He's a medical anthropologist, chef, and food activist working to bring the wisdom of an African village into contemporary American dialogue. Download.

Music: "The Maker," by Daniel Lanois

263 - Stanley Krippner

Stanley Krippner is one of the most interesting, funny, kind-hearted men I know. We chatted in his room at the Oakland Marriott about channeling spirits, altered states of consciousness, life after death, and the importance of a good breakfast. Download.

Music: "Forest," by David Beckingham.

261 - Peter Joseph (Zeitgeist)

Peter Joseph is an American independent filmmaker and activist. He is best known for the Zeitgeist film series, which he wrote, directed, narrated, scored, and produced. He is the founder of the related The Zeitgeist Movement. (Wikipedia) Download.