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 129 - Michael Brooks and Hunter Maats

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  • Humor supersedes truth
  • The benefits and traps of belonging to a group
  • Fake empowerment is attractive when the road to real empowerment is barred
  • Individuality and context
  • The mistake of taking the self-help section and applying it to economics
  • Turning good ideas into stereotypes
  • In the face of the complexity of life, oversimplified narratives attract people
  • Hunter is not a fan of An-Cap
  • The notion of personal responsibility and the notion that people should have food to eat are not political stances
  • "No theory, no ready-made system, no book that has ever been written will save the world. I cleave to no system. I am a true seeker." Mikhail Bakunin
  • The MMA of ideas
  • Frank Zappa "Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex."
  • Outrage is dull
  • Choosing where to invest your energy: microcosm and macrocosm
  • Dealing with zombies is more important that your feelings about gay people
  • Pirate-Robot-Ninja

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