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 95 - Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

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  • Fleeing religious violence in Iraq
  • When Al-Qaeda are the moderates, you can begin to worry
  • Uniting Sunni and Shiite extremists by having them all hate him
  • Death threats clearly haven't diminished his sense of humor
  • An alternative to the choice between regressive left apologists and fascists
  • Speaking half-truths is more dangerous than lying
  • Why is there no nuance on the subject of Islam
  • The grievance may be legitimate, but the reaction not
  • Everyone you disagree with is Hitler
  • Islamic fascists and right-wing fascists are both fascists
  • Addressing the backlash theory of terrorism
  • Simplistic answers miss the complexity of it all
  • It's important to 'make it cool' to be knowledgeable
  • “The more knowledgeable you are, the less manipulated you will become"
  • The genesis of ISIS
  • You don't transition from a dictatorship to a democracy overnight
  • The idea of the Caliphate is an attractive call to the nostalgia for a mythical past
  • "Let's make Islam great again" :)
  • The reasons for the second Iraq War
  • The French ban on the burkini
  • The concept of modesty in Abrahamic religions is sick
  • The more you ban something, the more you give power to the thing you ban
  • Don't ban bad ideas. Expose their stupidity
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