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Tangentially Speaking with Christopher Ryan

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319 - Andrew Couch (Monkeytooth Podcast)

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

Andrew is living the dream. A few days after recording this, he, his wife, and a dog named Pele set off for Argentina via the Arctic Circle (the scenic route). Follow their peregrinations via their site, where you'll find a blog, photos, and the latest episodes of their podcast.

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