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 47 - Amber Lyon and The Joy of Being Alive

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Intro:

  • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
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  • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
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Episode:

  • Joseph Campbell: "Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be"
  • Bahrain, CNN and the discovery that changed Amber's life
  • Killing your career to do the right thing
  • "I'd rather be eating old chicken bones out of a trash can in Venice Beach than working for these people"
  • Inner voices
  • Meditation as a tool
  • Walking barefoot on the earth
  • We live in a Harry Potter world
  • Don't trust authority
  • Amber and the joys of getting shot by police
  • Mama Aya
  • Ode to Joe Rogan
  • Writing the Eat, Pray, Love of psychedelics
  • Check out Amber's website
  • The joy to be alive
  • Amber on facing fear
  • We are all on death row
  • Snorting a DMT snuff from a 3,000 year old bone with Aubrey Marcus
  • Amber's view of death gets me teary eyed
  • Science has sucked the magic out of the universe
  • Science and mysticism going hand in hand

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