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 58 - Sacred Rage

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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:

  • More happy tales from jolly old Moses murdering people along the way
  • When Moses invites you to "hang out", it's not as friendly as it sounds
  • If you like sex and violence, the Bible is awesome
  • Next time you have sex, watch out for an angry, ancient, spear-wielding Jew (the orgasm-counting gnome may warn you, though)
  • A rant about ISIS and the debate about "blow back"

The "Rant of the Day":

  • Gigantic mirth and gigantic melancholy
  • Separated my shoulder, depression, stomach flu, the mushroom trip from hell, heart palpitations... other than that, life is peachy
  • Mushroom PTSD
  • Fuck acceptance. Anger is the solution to all of your problems!
  • A cure for depression [YouTube]

The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

  • Sharing the exact same dream with someone
  • Rich, the jailbird

The "Iz Moment":

  • Monsters in a pink tutu
  • Bad thoughts huffing and puffing give up on annoying Isabella
  • Don't call her 'little girl' or she'll punch you in the balls
  • Just trying to make you feel better about your fighting skills

The "Storytelling Moment":

  • High Horse's wild courtship

The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • Bodhisatva: choice or not?
  • Internet and religion

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