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.

361 - Johann Hari (Author: Chasing the Scream)

Photo: Eddie Jim, Sydney Morning Herald.

Photo: Eddie Jim, Sydney Morning Herald.

Johann is a journalist, columnist, and the author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, and Lost Connections. His TED talk on addiction has been seen over 9 million times. His mind goes a mile a minute, so strap in for this one!

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Minor Swing: For Django,” by Children of the Revolution; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.



360 - Greg Lansky (Porn Mogul)

Greg knew he wasn't going to make it in the normal world. He craved the disapproval of hypocrites and scolds. He wanted to be an outlaw, but didn't want to risk getting shot or put in a cage. And he liked sex. So he fought his way to the top of the adult entertainment industry by being smarter, working harder, and betting it all on himself.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Nouveau Western” by MC Solaar; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

358 - ROMA 30

How to laugh on a dying planet? How to lose a dad? What do you wish you'd known when you were young? And 70s party music.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Sonfo,” by Sekouba Bambino; "Dancing in the Moonlight," by King Harvest; "Come and Get Your Love," by Redbone; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

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357 - Jake Johannsen (@JakeThis)

Jake Johannsen is a comedy legend. He was on David Letterman's show 14,682 times (more or less). His standup is so good that I often steal his jokes. And he's one of my closest buds. Join us in Jake's kitchen for a co-released wide-ranging conversation featuring the sexual frustration of marijuana plants, #metoo from a middle-aged white man's perspective (everyone loves to hear that!), and my awkward innuendos about how hot Jake's wife is. 

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Deja Vu (All Over Again),” by John Fogerty; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.



356 - Karley Sciortino (Slutever)

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Karley Sciortino is a writer, television host, and producer. She is the founder of Slutever, a website that focuses on sex and sexuality, and executive producer and host of the Viceland documentary series of the same name. She also writes Vogue's online sex and relationships column, Breathless. Karley is @Slutever on Twitter, @KarleySlutever on Instagram.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Fun for Me,” by Moloko; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.



355 - Janelle Kaz (Motogypsy)

@motogypsy

@motogypsy

Janelle is a lot more than a pretty face. She spent months exploring Colombia while bringing attention to the problem of illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife. She's a passionate defender of the natural world and an excellent photographer. Plus, she looks real good on two wheels.

Janelle on Instagram: @motogypsy

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Le Monde est Fou,” by Balla Tounkara; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.



354 - Adam Skolnick (Badass Journalist)

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Adam's writing ranges from surprising to insightful to necessary -- normally all of the above. He's been published everywhere from the New York Times to Men's Health to Outside. He's also written a slew of Lonely Planet guidebooks. With no experience or contacts, he decided he wanted to make a living traveling, and he's pulled it off. 

Adam's Instagram and Twitter is @adamskolnick

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Ride,” by Brett Newski; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.


352 - Bruce Parry (Explorer/Documentarian)

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Bruce Parry is an English documentarian, indigenous rights advocate, author, explorer, trek leader and former Royal Marines commando officer. His documentary series for the BBC: Tribe, Amazon, and Arctic have shown Bruce exploring extreme environments, living with remote indigenous peoples and highlighting many of the issues on the environmental frontline.

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Fern,” by Zoe Keating; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “Fern,” by Zoe Keating; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

350 - Lloyd Kahn (Green Architect)

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Lloyd Kahn is the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc., and is the former Shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. He is also an author, photographer, and pioneer of the green building and green architecture movements. Lloyd’s Instagram and Twitter.

Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “I Don’t Think You Understand,” by Goliath Flores; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

348 - Wim Hof ("The Iceman," Human Health Pioneer)

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During his long existential journey, Wim Hof came face to face with nature’s most primordial elements. Staring right back, the merciless cold and bountiful air revealed an energy now lost to most of modern society, dormant inside all of us and waiting to be reawakened.

Having embraced these majestic forces, and breaking record after record in a range of death-defying feats, Wim resolved to share this discovery with the rest of the world. He gradually whittled his accrued insight down to the core essentials, so that people young and old, healthy and sick could tap into this potential without having to invest the same decades worth of study, travel and daring. (from wimhofmethod.com)

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346 - Wednesday Martin (Author of Untrue/Expert on Female Sexuality)

345 - Alexandra Paul (Actress/Athlete/Activist)

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Alexandra played Lt. Stephanie Holden for 5 seasons on Baywatch, and has appeared in over 100 feature films and many TV programs. She's a serious activist, using her platform to support voting rights, animal liberation, progressive energy policies, and family planning. Want more? She's an athlete who completed the World Ironman Championship in Hawaii (a grueling 2.44 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile marathon), in 13:18:52. In 2012, Alexandra swam around Key West, a 12.5 mile race and in 2014 swam the 14 mile Reto Acapulco off the coast of Mexico.

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Cacilda, Alexandra, and Janelle Kaz (@motogypsy on Instagram).

343 - Mr. Money Mustache (Badass Financial Advisor)

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Mr. Money Mustache is a very early retiree who writes about how we can all live a frugal yet badass life of leisure. Based in Longmont, CO, he helps young people get their finances arranged to maximize freedom and minimize wasted time and money.

Mr. Money Mustache's blog is here. Follow him in the Tweetstorm.

Music: “Dhjana,” by Touek; “Journeys,” by Macajey.

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