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.

264 - Kabui (Sparkroot Farm)


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.

260 - Toby Thiermann (Film-maker)

Toby is continuing a family legacy of film-making. He's a cinematographer, director, whatever it takes. He's been traveling the world with a camera for over 15 years searching for the perfect frames and images. His adventures have brought him from Steven Spielberg sets to Cambodian mine fields to the North Pole. Check out his work at Lensfire Films. Download this episode.

Music: "It's Going Down," by Blackalicious.

259 - Chris D'Elia (Comic, Actor)

Chris D'Elia is an American stand-up comedian, actor, presenter, writer, and comedy singer. He is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney and for the role of Danny Burton on the sitcom Undateable, also on NBC. He broke the condom the first two times he had sex. Download this episode

Music: "Rock the Nation," by Spearhead.

257 - Gerry Powell (Rythmia Life Advancement Center -- Costa Rica)

Gerry made millions, lost them, then made even more. But he was miserable. He'd checked every box on the scorecard of life, but still felt he was losing. Then life took a turn that led him to found Rythmia, the world's first medically licensed center using traditional Amazonian plant medicine. Download. Music: "Heaven's Sake," by Joel Havea.

256 - ROMA 21

Special 4th of July episode. Kink among hunter-gatherers and other pressing issues are discussed with great urgency. Music: "Summertime," by Fort Francis. Download.