What is The Drunken Taoist?

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The Drunken Taoist is a bi-monthly podcast by writer/martial artist/college professor/whatever-label-you-feel-like-adding Daniele Bolelli. One of the monthly episodes features discussions and interviews with one or more guests. The other includes the infamous Bolelli rants and verbal Tai Chi with co-host Rich Evirs.

In terms of topics covered by the show, the common thread is whatever makes life intense, passionate and worth living. Anything that meets this requirement is fair game—regardless of whether the starting point is religion, politics, sex, martial arts, philosophy, history, or any other specific field.

Episode 54 - A Temperature More Than a Topic

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Intro:

  • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
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Episode:

Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

  • Thank You God for Killing Those Egyptian Children

The "Rant of the Day":

  • A friend gives me the keys to his vacation home, I end up having sex on his dinner table. Ethical or problematic?
  • Why 'positive thinking' bugs me. Inspiring people vs. peddling a moralistic tale. Showing the struggle and missteps along the way rather than selling an image. Unless you know what it means to battle against demons, how are you going to help anyone else? Tasting your own blood is the first prerequisite to being a fighter

The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

  • You mean you don't dream of murdering people?!?

The "Iz Moment":

  • Isabella's insane level of empathy
  • I feel things too much, but I rather feel too much than too little

The "Storytelling Moment":

  • Teenagers camping in the forest... what could possibly go wrong?

The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • What the hell is The Drunken Taoist about? It's about living life with intensity. It's a temperature more than a topic
  • Injuries in combat sports; picking good training partners

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