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 45 - Arthur Rosenfeld, Yunrou, and the Spiritual Swat Team

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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:

  • The Spiritual Swat Team
  • 108 Points about What's Wrong with the World and What To Do about It
  • Yin is good until the time it's not
  • Overpopulation and the lesson of the ten turtles
  • That's not Zen. That's bullshit
  • Different individuals say the same thing, and I agree with one and disagree with the next
  • Religion is someone else's direct experience. Spirituality is your own
  • Human dominion over plants and animals
  • The Gnostic idea of the God of the Old Testament being very real and being a demon
  • A positive transformation in environmental Christian theology
  • Ocean genocide
  • A call to action
  • The bodhisattva approach
  • MRI and meditation
  • The interconnectedness of life on earth
  • Arthur on Miyamoto Musashi
  • Aikido and Morihei Ueshiba
  • Genki Sudo "I am a lover and a fighter"
  • Kazushi Sakuraba, Laughter gym, push hands
  • Broadcasting and narrowcasting -- useful in different ways
  • Arthur's 3 fingers are slightly different than our orgasm counting gnome's 3 fingers
  • Manatee burger
  • Pad Thai calls us
  • Here's the website for the Spiritual Swat Team: Spiritual Swat

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