Reasonably Spontaneous Conversation
Deep Dives

In RSC Deep Dives, we take on a particular subject and learn from the finest minds in the world.  Enjoy!

Reasonably Spontaneous Conversation Deep Dives

One Minute with Dennis: 1-100

I began this One Minute with Dennis on July 5, 2022 and culminated the series on October 12, 2022. All were done once per day on the exact day they were broadcast. I wanted to be as real as possible as to what occurred for me to say on that particular day. Sometimes cogent, sometimes less than.

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A Conversation on “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin

Dennis Tardan and Renée Yaworski have an in-depth conversation with two acclaimed scholars on women’s studies and feminist literature — Barbara Ewell and Helen Taylor — on the groundbreaking novel by Kate Chopin, “The Awakening”.

Craig Hella Johnson – Portrait of an Artist

In the mid 1990s, I had the pleasure to write and direct this profile of Craig Hella Johnson, a true artistic genius. Bryant Price produced and Ben Price was the director of photography and editor. Cynthia Salm narrated. I am so proud of all of us on this project.

Dennis Tardan and Michael Nesmith discuss their spiritual journeys in Christian Science. December 19, 2020. This is the first segment of a longer conversation.

Wesley Vivion is the personification of a way of life that has been chronicled in books and films — the American Cowboy. He is the real deal and in this documentary, he tells his story. The video was written, produced and directed by Allan Menefee and Dennis Tardan. 

On Life and Living and Death and Dying with Lance Lein.

Minister, activist, teacher, and philosopher Lance Lein speaks of his journey in life and his experience of facing his mortal transition.  Dennis and Jean Lein interviewed and produced this inspiring interview in February of 2020, two months before his death. 

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