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

Other Podcasts I've Been a Guest on:

iCadenza's Creative Careers Podcast
Episode 8 with Chrysanthe Tan

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

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

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

Food Heals
Episode 61: The Healing Power of Music