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 189 - The Addiction to Fear & Rage

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Today it's a "Rich and Daniele" episode. Today we chat about flying in the era of covid, the difference between Italy's and the US' lockdowns, how if you find yourself cheerleading for civil war it may be time to take a deep breath, WWII in Italy, the addiction to fear and rage, how social media algorithms have gotten out of control and radicalizing people in unhealthy ways, how media thrives on outrage, how alternative health and yoga and martial arts (all things I love) are turning into gateways for terrible ideas, the dark side of self-help and personal responsibility, how great premises can turn really ugly, an interview with Jake Allen, (sociallydistantfest on Facebook), a FB group for musicians and other live performers, and much more.

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