Episode 3.09 Many Beautiful Things

Ryan O'Neal on Many Beautiful Things, his career as an artist, and the present and future of the music industry

In which we spend some time talking with Ryan O’Neal of Sleeping at Last about his soundtrack for the film Many Beautiful Things, and then branch out to discuss business and distribution models for artists in the 21st century.

Before You Go


  • All music from Many Beautiful Things by Sleeping at Last. Used by permission. Go buy this fantastic album!
    • Intro: “Overture (Instrumental)”
    • 5:38–6:58: “Almost Idyllic”
    • 17:07–18:58: “Seeing”
    • 27:10–28:28: “Ill Equipped”
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho, who wishes he were cool enough to write 36 songs in a year.


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  • Jeremy W. Sherman
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