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#50 Sex, Uncertainty & Becoming Uncivilized with Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is the bestselling author of Sex at Dawn & Civilized to Death. He also hosts a podcast called Tangentially Speaking. We talk about everything from President Clinton’s infamous blowjob to male vulnerability to the importance of embracing uncertainty and heartbreak in one’s life to the myth of “progress” and the (eventual? hopeful? inevitable?) downfall of civilization as we know it.

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Chris’ Book Recommendations: A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright, Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse and The Unbearable Lightness Of Being by Milan Kundera

Songs featured: “Talyat” by Tinariwen and “Pacing the Cage” by Bruce Cockburn

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1 Comment

  1. Great conversation. I relate to Chris’s material very much, his books and podcasts. Pleased to have found A Millenial’s Guide now and looking forward to hearing more.

    Excellent music btw especially the Tinariwen piece which I hadn’t heard before – thanks.

    (from an unengaged and discouraged boomer, trapped in a cage of his own making)

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