Sarah is young, but has covered a lot of ground already. Born and raised in a Mormon community in Utah, she felt compelled to strike out on her own path—one that's led her as far as Australia, India, Myanmar, and Laos. Download this episode.
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.
Hunter has a beef with Sam Harris. In addition, he is an author, podcast host, and a very smart guy who has lived all over the world. He's dedicated to clear, critical thinking. We don't agree on everything, but our disagreements are fruitful. I always learn a lot in conversation with this guy. Here's the article we discuss, about ESP and whether "science is broken." Download this episode.
Music: "Wichita Lineman is a Song I Once Heard," by The KLF (Chill Out).
Kyle Thiermann is a professional surfer and filmmaker from Santa Cruz, CA. When he’s not chasing building-sized waves around the globe he works with Discovery Digital Networks as an on-camera correspondent and producer. He also works closely with his main sponsor, Patagonia to beat up products and help implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Check out his podcast here. Download.
Eddie Ifft has been called one of the most underrated comics in America by the Onion and has performed to sold-out crowds in over 15 countries. He is co-host of one of the most successful podcasts in the comedy world called Talkin’ Sh*t. Download. Here's Doug Stanhope, with some thoughts on drunk driving.
Daniel has written many books, the most recent being How Soon is Now: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation. He's spent time with indigenous tribes, done extensive inner work with psychedelics (including an iboga experience in Africa), and engaged in serious thinking about where our species is headed. Download this episode.
Music: "Let's Call it Good," by CoJack & Company.
Doctor Adi Jaffe is a UCLA trained addiction expert. But before he got involved in addiction research in UCLA classrooms and labs, he was a drug dealer and meth addict. For over eight years, his own drug use was out-of-control. After being arrested for the 4th time, and going to rehab twice, Adi managed to get his act together and steer his life back on course. Download this episode.
Music: "Love is Free," and "Fast Train," by Gasoline Lollipops.
Love, drugs, travel, money, sex ... the usual.
- "Listen to the DJ," Z-Trip & Lateef.
- "Another Day," Joel Havea Trio.
- "Stay in Bed," Charlie Haggard.
- "South 2nd," Coco Rosie.
- "Geulis," Sabah Habas Mustapha.
- "Grillos," Paco Fernandez.
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are spreading the message that finding the good life requires dumping all the unnecessary crap we tend to accumulate and living foot-loose and fancy-free. To which I say, hell yeah. Download this episode.
Notes: "A Place for My Stuff," by George Carlin; "I Used to Get High," by John Butler Trio.
The Minimalists' site (get tour info).
Why not to have kids, misuse of non-monogamy, why not check out of society, the end of friendships, on herpes, abandonment issues, life with a beauty queen.
Note: I messed up. I conflated Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). I've edited the audio file to clarify.
- All Night, Lateef & Z-Trip (Ahead of the Curve).
- Brownskin Girl, Smithsonian Folkways World Music Collection.
- Tear Shit Up, Paris (Sonic Jihad).
- Can You Get to That? (Funkadelic).
- Promised Land, Ed Dupas (Tennessee Nights).
- Alaska, Maggie Rogers (Now that the Light is Fading).
- Vivre, Zap Mama (Ancestry in Progress).