Xanthe, Briefly

Cartoon Xanthe image by  Cheryl Angel

Cartoon Xanthe image by Cheryl Angel


Xanthe Briefly is my unscripted, 3-minute podcast where I give the real scoop on what it's like as a youngish independent artist making it work in LA.

What to expect: career real talk, mental health thoughts, life hacks, vegan tips, brief rants, raves, obsessions, conundrums.

Subscribe on iTunes, Overcast, or simply listen from your web browser!

Questions? Thoughts? I'll respond on the podcast! Contact me with one click or send a voice memo to chrysanthe@chrysanthetan.com.


1: Perfectionism Kills
2: Musical Interpretation Game! - query, defy, echo
3: How to Recover From Disappointment
4: Power of a Haircut
5: Are You a Procrastinator or a Pre-Crastinator?
6: Storytime: Barbie Rocks
7: Why I Hate Goodbyes
8: Solitude, Loneliness, and Solidarity
9: Why I've Taken Such A Long Break
10: Did I Really Just Cry?
11: Reasons to Appreciate Depression
12: Survey Obsession
13: Start a Positivity Jar
14: Start an Everything Journal
15: In Defense of Technology Taking Over
16: Going to Bed Alone
17: Taking Things Slow
18: I Hate Being Called A Classical Artist
19: Performance Nightmare Coming to Life?
20: How the Nightmare Turned Out
21: On Sharing Your Private Life
22: Cambodia = Home
23: Forgetting to Bring a Book
24: Sleep Woes (Part 1)
25: Sleep Woes (Part 2)
26: Virtual Friend Dates
27: Quick Tip for Introvert Networking
28: I'm Okay Today!
29: Not Fitting Into the Queer Scene
30: Failed Relaxation Attempt
31: Why I Tweet #365hd Every Day
32: I Love Group Texts
33: Pro Tip: Propose a Specific Date
34: Would You Wear White Shoes?
35: Fiction Is Boring
36: Training a Radio Voice (Part 1)
37: Training a Radio Voice (Part 2)
38: Free the Fidget Spinner
39: October Mood (Part 1)
40: October Mood (Part 2)
41: October Mood (Part 3)
42: October Mood (Part 4)
43: Reasons to Sit in a Parked Car
44: Gig Hangover (Part 1)
45: Gig Hangover (Part 2)
46: Could a Pop Fan Like My Music?

Other Podcasts I've Been a Guest on:

The Entrepreneurial Musician
TEM 122: Chrysanthe Tan on Being Yourself as an Artist, Killing It on Patreon and Tips for Better Time Management.
TEM 123: Chrysanthe Tan Quotes (TEM Short)

iCadenza's Creative Careers Podcast
Episode 8 with Chrysanthe Tan

Star Wars Minute Podcast
Attack of the Clones Season
Minute 91: Flying Foxes
Minute 92: Dooku's Latch
Minute 93: Darth Maul's Diary
Minute 94: Dellow Felegates
Minute 95: Aliens in the Empire

Revenge of the Sith Season
Minute 16: Greasoning
Minute 17: Jawa Dream
Minute 18: Backup Hand
Minute 19: The Clashies
Minute 20: Wanna Buy a Watch?

Classically Trained
Episode 16: Chrysanthe Tan: Combine Your Interests to Make a Living As An Independent Solo Artist

Alien(s) Minute Podcast
Minute 121: Belching Fire
Minute 122: Thigh Master
Minute 123: The Head Cock
Minute 124: The Coiled Cord
Minute 125: Can I Borrow a Feeling?

Tarantino Minute:
Pulp Fiction Minute 51: HGTV Minute
Pulp Fiction Minute 52: K.D. Lang
Pulp Fiction Minute 53: Modern Art Minute
Pulp Fiction Minute 54: Vote for Coke
Pulp Fiction Minute 55: Human Dustbuster

Meal Mentor
Season 1, Episode 2: Musician Chrysanthe talks eating plant-based on tour

Food Heals
Episode 61: The Healing Power of Music