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216 - Ted Slingerland (Ancient Chinese Philosophy)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

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216 - Ted Slingerland (Ancient Chinese Philosophy)

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Ever wanted to hang with a comedian, dominatrix, health guru, bank robber, author, or Italian prince? Well, here's your chance. Tangentially Speaking is dedicated to the idea that good conversation is organic, uncensored, revelatory, and free to go down unexpected paths.

Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia and author of Trying Not to Try: The Power of Spontaneity, Slingerland has a uniquely informed perspective on the biggest questions we all face.

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