What is The Drunken Taoist?

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 73 - Litty Mathew on Crafting Fiction & Booze

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  • Operating L.A.'s first legal distillery since Prohibition
  • Going to graduate school, making booze
  • Starting a booze business in order to survive Armenian family gatherings
  • www.greenbar.biz
  • Organig Liqueurs?!?
  • Bitter like Litty’s soul
  • More problems booking female guests
  • Fiction has to be great for me to read it
  • If no one gets his head chopped off with a sword, what’s the point of reading it?
  • Litty doesn’t cut anyone’s head with a sword, and yet I enjoyed her book (Amazon link)
  • Litty: from an Indian family, born in Ethiopia, grown up in Jamaica, went to school in France, and married into an Armenian family
  • The multicultural magic of L.A.
  • The "losangelization" of the world
  • The duduk's haunting sound
  • www.littymathew.net
  • Solving life's problems in one's sleep
  • What makes me an expert is that I can make up things
  • Casual Armenians
  • The second Indian woman born in Africa to make it onto the podcast
  • The story of the Armenian genocide
  • You wanna make the Turks happy?
  • The Armenian hit list of The Young Turks
  • The art of cheating. Different cultural expectations
  • In an Italian school if someone doesn’t help you cheat, they will be ostracized by everyone
  • The measure of a book's success is whether Daniele's mom reads it or not
  • How many readers do you need to consider yourself a success as a writer? The silly number game
  • Litty and cannibalism
  • Here in studio we have booze, knives and a cannibal

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