• Episode 119 - Jun Lee, Yoga, Wim Hof Method, and Transforming Lives

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    • More than stretching: Yoga to transform lives
    • Spirituality without Woo-Woo
    • Hacking away at the inessentials
    • The challenge of roads in Costa Rica
    • Jun's Datsusara moment
    • Achieving your goals and realizing they are not what you really need
    • The joyous mood of Rich Evirs
    • Attempted rape and Kiai
    • Yoga and tribes
    • Wim Hof method, yoga and breathing
    • Growth through discomfort

  • Episode 118 - The Ecstasy of Sand and Sea

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    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Going to the big game and everyone was rooting for the same team
    • Rich's excellent eclipse adventure
    • Neil DeGrasse Tyson doesn't want to mix with the unwashed masses—aka why people like him are Trump's best friends
    • Part of the reason for American anti-intellectualism is because many intellectuals are such assholes
    • Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee prophet and the eclipse
    • Random encounter with Forrest Griffin
    • Return to Tuscany. The ecstasy of sand and sea. Vacations are key for mental health
    • More online teaching in Daniele's future

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The monster of Florence

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Savannah and the "Lost" dream

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Responsible for the extinction of humanity
    • The dance of Smeagol and Gollum
    • Bruce Lee and the demon
    • Everyone is walking on a tightrope

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  • Episode 117 - Taoist Lectures & Not Afraid Medley

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    • From the Taoist Lecture Series: 'War' and 'Wealth'
    • From Not Afraid: chapters 18, 22, 33, 42, 43, 44
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  • Episode 116 - Randall Lobb & Isaac Elliott-Fisher

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    • From social commentary documentaries to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    • The DIY approach to documentaries
    • The democratization of technology vs. the impossible democratization of talent
    • He-Man. And Daniele flexes his biceps.
    • Making documentaries and then praying to be able to sell them
    • The Conan documentary
    • Arnold returning to the Conan franchise?
    • The process of turning footage into a documentary
    • Taming the Ego
    • If I feel it, there's probably a good reason for it
    • The wisdom of gut feelings
    • The process to creating a good documentary is the same that allows one to have a good marriage, or be effective at anything
    • Negotiating with other human beings to create something great
    • "To be excellent in one thing is to be excellent in all things" Miyamoto Musashi
    • The same principles can be applied to any field of experience
    • Daniele's grandfather and a conversation about plates
    • Chuang Tzu "Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so that I can have a word with him?"
    • Daniele's biceps are like the Tao-entirely beyond words
    • Working out as a tool for mental health
    • Creativity is great, but nothing beats sweating
    • "You get blue biceps"
    • Randall's superhuman powers
    • How celibacy affects the brain
    • Conan philosophy and the cult of strength

  • Episode 115 - The FBI, the American Indian Movement and Leonard Peltier

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    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Voice of Baceprot—Muslim girls shredding it
    • How both the Left and the Right miss the mark on Islamic fundamentalism
    • When you stop relating to people as human beings, and you see them as Sauron's army
    • The difference between killing civilians because you are careless and killing civilians because they are your target
    • A Taoist approach picks case by case, and rarely generalizes

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • My God can kick your God's ass
    • Jezebel gets eaten by dogs

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The case of Leonard Peltier
    • The history of the American Indian Movement from the Trail of Broken Treaties to Wounded Knee
    • Dick Wilson and the Civil War on Pine Ridge
    • If democracy brings us money, we love democracy. If it doesn't, screw democracy, give us a dictatorship
    • Bill Clinton and Leonard Peltier

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Daniele cries watching...pretty much anything
    • Killing monsters and drinking their blood

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • Episode 114 - Darryl Cooper

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    • Cooperating on the Conquest of Mexico series
    • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    • The emotional punch of episode 6 of Martyrmade
    • A middle eastern tragedy
    • Keeping a nuanced approach to a topic where nuance usually doesn't exist
    • Daniele's racist landlady
    • Darryl's twitter adventures
    • Quitting the addiction to trolling
    • Darryl's days on Sherdog
    • Trolling vs good communication
    • Parallels past, present and future
    • Humanity at a crossroads—suicide, depression, addiction
    • How dogmatic identities 'help' people
    • The creation of an American identity against a common enemy
    • The price to pay for an identity
    • The strengths and weaknesses of tribalism & globalization
    • How and why we need to create new tribes
    • Probably all our ancestors were cannibals at some point
    • Montana's wrestling state champion
    • The church of jiujitsu
    • Reducing unnecessary suffering

  • Episode 113 - Crazy Romans

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    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Jordan Peterson and poverty
    • From Kyoto to Paris

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • The Bears and the Kids

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Romans conquered half of the world not because they never lost battle, but because losing didn't bother them
    • Marcus Atilius Regulus
    • Marcus Curtius

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Cops, Donuts, and Iz
    • Rich, nutrition, modern medicine, Ian McCall, Dr. Sarno, Richard Gordon

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  • Episode 112 - Franco Bolelli

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    • The Bolelli household: podcasting before podcasting existed
    • "I'd never be able to stay in one field of knowledge"
    • Mixing what most people keep separate
    • Franco and his 3 points-hand: "One of the best shooters in Western Civilization"
    • Choosing a career that would allow him to stay with baby Daniele 24/7
    • A curious relationship with money
    • A concert at Castello Sforzesco
    • "I wrote about music to write about life"
    • Teaching in design without knowing a whole lot about design
    • Love book
    • Franco's ungodly stamina when it comes to playing
    • Daniele is a historian. Franco can't care less about history
    • Technology and evolution
    • Creating something better than what we criticize
    • The limits of politics
    • Franco's hostility toward learning
    • Meeting Michael Jordan
    • Obsession and self perfection
    • One sentence by Nietzsche is worth more than most Western philosophy put together
    • Most philosophers are an insult to the trees that were cut to create the pages they wrote on
    • "Descartes can't dance"

  • Episode 111 - Taoist Parenting, Mongolian outlaws, and Jesus as a Inuit Hunter

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    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Recreating the Conan image
    • Taoist parenting
    • Tailoring the style to the people you are dealing with
    • Turning a competitive relationship into a cooperative one
    • Teaching kids to make choices, not to blindly obey
    • Taoist leadership

    The "Storytelling Moment" / Father Bolelli's Sunday School:

    • Jesus and God as Inuit hunters killing dogs
    • Satan gets killed… three times
    • The stuff people are willing to believe if it comes from charismatic, authoritarian leaders
    • When God was recruited as a dog-sled driver
    • No one ever lost money by betting on people's fear and hopelessness
    • A misguided Wim Hof moment
    • Jesus dies of TB in prison
    • How cults work

    The "Iz Moment":

    • My daughter "Accepts and Respects Authority"?
    • Open-toed shoes in school and the Clash
    • "Hierarchy, strict rules I won't obey this tradition Why kneel down like a slave I'd rather be an outlaw... No one owns This beautiful planet I can go wherever I want Thanks to my horse"
    • Sainkho

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  • Episode 110 - Sara Frazetta about the Legendary Career of Frank Frazetta

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    • The legendary career of Frank Frazetta
    • Conan, Metal, and freelancing
    • Creating his own style
    • A love for sex and women
    • The silly critique of 'objectifying the human body'
    • The temple of muscles and boobs
    • The bizarre notion that nudity equals objectifying
    • Frank's influences
    • All he wanted was to paint. Money never interested him
    • Coffee and prosciutto
    • Cranking out a masterpiece in a night and then sleeping 48 hours
    • Painting for Robert Rodriguez
    • Sara's personal favorite: "Egyptian Queen"
    • Sara as the lucky mediator
    • "There were no rules in Frank Frazetta's world. Rules don't exist. Law doesn't exist"
    • Lawyers and family fights
    • "I am going to offend people. That's just inevitable."
    • Robert Rodriguez remaking "Fire and Ice"?
    • https://www.frazettagirls.com/
    • Working on a Death Dealer story
    • Pete McCormack and Hollywood
    • 'Horror Convention' vs. 'Whore Convention'
    • "Why would I sell my soul and my grandpa's soul for a Ferrari...that I'll die in most likely?"
    • Frazetta, Caravaggio and Bosch
    • Character-driven

  • Episode 109 - Depth and Happiness

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    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Facebook and its curious policies
    • 'War Machine'

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Sebastian Major and Our Fake History
    • Robert Johnson's soul

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Iz and dog poop
    • Conan as a sweet movie
    • Lomachenko liking Savannah's art on her instagram page

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Ash vs. Evil Dead
    • Donald Trump and his ninja
    • Trying to kill wonderful Savannah Em

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  • Episode 108 - From US Marine to Zen Monk: Scott Mangis

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    • Searching for truth at the bottom of vodka bottles
    • Grief and meditation
    • Delivering kitty litters during war
    • The way to make a little money is to start with a lot
    • The ego will help you look, but it won't help you find
    • Allowing the mind to do what the mind does
    • If you have a problem with your ego, bring it with you next time
    • The problem of evil
    • On Japanese culture
    • How memories affect people decades after the fact
    • Quiet meditation or meditation in action
    • On reincarnation
    • On love and attachment
    • Fear and fighting
    • Cropodopolis on Facebook
    • MISANTHROTEES

  • Episode 107 - Biblical Porn

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Bible Porn
    • The best Bible ever
    • A scribe had too much to drink one night (or, how The Song of Songs made it into the Bible)
    • "I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste"
    • "He shall lie all night between my breasts"

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • The Yin and Yang of new technologies
    • A day in Hollywood

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Aztecs vs. Spaniards
    • Nezahualcoyotl and the Lion King
    • Jack Johnson

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Led Zeppelin "How Many More Times"
    • $, pen-stabbing
    • Poop masterpiece

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  • Episode 106 - Duane Ludwig

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    • On Fighting BJ Penn and Jens Pulver in their prime
    • The fastest KO in UFC history
    • Changing the rules of the UFC
    • Respect and visiting with Genki Sudo
    • Duane's affiliate program
    • Seeing someone you love fighting in the cage
    • How to train striking and avoid concussions
    • On learning from Bas Rutten
    • It is hard to have an ego after you get beat up enough times
    • TJ Dillashaw
    • Martial arts for pro fighting, Martial arts for life
    • Empathy helps to be a good teacher
    • Miyamoto Musashi, and the essential principles of life
    • Watching fights in an ordinary state of consciousness, on cannabis, and on Alpha Brain
    • DMT-inspired decisions
    • Giving up addictions, filling life with better options
    • A path to self-mastery
    • The spectacle of MMA, and learning how to shit-talk
    • The genius of Kazushi Sakuraba
    • Strategy vs. forging the spirit
    • Duane's online academy

  • Episode 105 - Fail Gloriously

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • The rape of Tamar
    • Dinner with a side of murder
    • Orgy with 10 concubines
    • Punishing concubines for having been raped

    The "Rant of the Day":

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
    • Libertarian ideas: what I like and what I don't
    • The problem with deregulation

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Mike V's video
    • Dealing with failure
    • Caravaggio, or why Daniele is a weak-ass bitch
    • There's always a good excuse not to get stuff done
    • Daniele gets royally drunk and picks political fights on Facebook

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Cultural appropriation, Halloween, Eminem
    • Berkeley protests, and strategy
    • A great strategy doesn't guarantee success, but a bad strategy almost certainly guarantees failure
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  • Episode 104 - Duncan Trussell

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    • Duncan moving to NY
    • Self-discipline
    • "Can you imagine if looking at your phone got you in shape? I would be Arnold Fucking Schwarzenegger"
    • Duncan is a black belt in surfing the internet
    • Practice
    • Compassion hurts more than lifting weights
    • The mental illness of dualism
    • I'm not anti-cop. I'm anti-asshole
    • Duncan about Castaneda, and the 48 Laws of Power
    • You can’t build an identity around nuance
    • The only way to build group identity is by squashing individuality
    • Mr. Rogers and the Senator
    • Nazis, Communists and the My Lai massacre
    • BEND THE KNEE!!!!
    • Life is a place where Buddha and Arya Stark meet

  • Episode 103 - SJWs, Alt Right—Two Sides of the Same Sick Coin

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Hot, naked woman on the roof
    • Ancient Israelite fragging

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • The Stupidity of the Left
    • Crying wolf about racism means people stop believing you even in the presence of real racism
    • The Stupidity of the Right
    • You know what's manly? Not whining like a little bitch is manly
    • Showing up to work with t-shirts featuring Conan the Barbarian killing enemies, while naked women moan at his feet
    • Even smart people turned off by PC culture end up listening to even worse idiots
    • The solution to the stupidity of the Left is not the stupidity of the Right. The solution is not being stupid
    • SJWs and Alt Right are the same people, indoctrinated by different ideologies
    • Just because someone criticizes someone's stupidity, it doesn't mean they are not stupid too
    • Savnnah on Facebook

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Legend of Lead Belly

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Sean Loeffler and going to school
    • "You are not Daniele anymore. You are Niko the dog"

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  • Episode 102 - The Savage Buddha: Artist and KO Artist, Savannah Nahry Em

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    • Savannah's pro MMA Debut
    • The locker room scene before the fight
    • Duncan Trussell about Savannah "The house was filled with her energy. She was coiled"
    • 18 seconds of craziness. The overhand from hell and the 'lights out' left hook--The Cambodian Mike Tyson
    • You don't see this kind of one-punch KO power in female MMA
    • How do you go from being a sweet, soft-spoken woman into a savage force of nature? The Yin-Yang of the Savage Buddha
    • The only person to KO Daniele
    • Fightchix.com blog post: "Wonder Woman: Savannah Em"
    • Shy but fearless
    • Fightchix.com: Savage Buddha Collection
    • Daniele spends the night dreaming about the fight. Savannah spends the night dreaming about syrup-covered donuts
    • Anthony Formoso and the Drunken Taoist
    • The enigma of KO power
    • The challenges of pressure
    • Tomoe Gozen
    • Savannah's art: nudity, epic style and comedy
    • Thank you, Chuck Duncan!
    • Savannah's art: shirtless guy on a horse giving oral to a lady who is eating a cheeseburger while sword fighting with Hitler who is riding a Nazi dragon
    • The Three Fs of a happy life: Food, Fighting and Fucking
    • The Ikkyu scroll, the Nietzsche shirt, the History on Fire logo
    • Savannah's grandfather
    • Fleeing the Khmer Rouge
    • Drinking from a river where a corpse floats
    • Oumry Ban and Pradal Serey
    • Sean Loeffler
    • Thank you to Datsusara, Onnit, Float Clinic, Fight Chix, and Shaman's Simple Solutions
    • The Universe has a sense of humor: 'Where am I going to meet someone I'll click with? Across the street?'
    • The meeting of Daniele and Savannah
    • "Savannah..."
    • Someone who likes you for who you are
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  • Episode 101 - Chatting Ayahuasca with Donald Bumanglag and Daniel Cleland

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    • Ayahuasca at 9 years old
    • pulsetours.com
    • Donald's experience
    • Long term positive effects of Ayahuasca
    • Antidepressants and Ayahuasca
    • "If I can get clean for two weeks, I wouldn't have to come to the jungle"
    • On the menu: Cambo, San Pedro, Tobacco, Ayahuasca
    • Shamans fighting
    • Wrestling people in the middle of the maloca
    • "Whatever you do, don't kill this lady"
    • Cambo and hunting
    • Quasi-atheist
    • Integrating environmentalism with technology
    • Reagan ripping solar panels away from the White House
    • Straw bale gardening and aquaponics
    • "Pulse of the Jungle" book
    • The Jungle Jam Podcast
    • Sick Call Podcast

  • Episode 100

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • David and Goliath
    • Cutting the foreskins of 200 Philistines as brideprice
    • David and his outlaw motorcycle gang
    • Killing the King

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Popping out babies and never seeing them
    • Raising kids in the 21st century
    • The current system is not working and we need a better one
    • Poisoned water doesn't discriminate between liberals and conservatives
    • Environmental protection shouldn't be a political issue
    • The North Carolina GOP, fracking and corporate shills
    • The end of fossil fuels
    • How do we keep our lifestyle without destroying the things that make life possible?
    • No attachment to ideologies. Attachment to what works

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Dyatlov Pass Incident
    • God-killing farts

    The "Iz Moment":

    • "Can I do something with your hair?"
    • Social Media Diet; Here, Not Here; Diverted Attention
    • Learning how to live with new technologies

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • Episode 99 - The Politics of Dualism

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    The Conan Rash Guard

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    • Rich's singing frogs
    • On the stupidity of the DNC
    • Obama, Sanders, Obama -- very different, but same lesson
    • At a time when the GOP is ready to commit suicide, they win Senate, House, Presidency (and by default Supreme Court)
    • Why Clinton was one of the worst candidates in recent memory
    • A repeat of the 2000 election
    • Clinton slapping in the face the people whose votes she needed
    • Politics is the only field in which having no experience is an advantage
    • No one like establishment politicians
    • Democrats drive the train toward destruction at 60 mph. Republicans drive the train toward destruction at 180 mph. I'd like to have someone who doesn't drive the train toward destruction at all
    • NO DAPL
    • The problem with dependency on oil
    • Why the notion of Trump as an outsider is image more than reality. Same with Obama
    • Trump and Berlusconi
    • When your main selling point is that the other candidate is worse, you are not doing well
    • Fascists on the right or whiners on the left
    • Solutions are never found in black and white ideologies
    • How both the right and the left manage to alienate those Muslims who could be allies against Islamic fundamentalism
    • The illusion that if A is bad, then B must be good
    • Trump's success owes much to the stupidity of the left: Cal State LA, Berkeley demonstration
    • The satisfaction of seeing Clinton crash and burn is overshadowed by seeing Trump becoming president
    • SJWs and Alt Right as two sides of the same sick coin
    • The Walking Dead, and storytelling
    • Tom Robbins on sickness passing as literature
    • Why I hate Cormac McCarthy
    • Datsusara animation (YouTube)
    • Contact Savannah Em on Facebook for tickets to the Dec 11 MMA fights

  • Episode 98 - Fighting Fascism with a Bicycle

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    The Conan Rash Guard

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • "Slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and donkey"
    • The sin of compassion, and lynching as the solution

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Onnit to the rescue
    • Listening to Prince and feeling like a failure
    • The Timothy Leary dilemma
    • Repressing good memories
    • Maybe no one really saves anyone
    • https://www.facebook.com/NahryEm

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Gino Bartali, fighting against the Holocaust with a bicycle

    The "Iz Moment":

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The dance of discipline and indulgence
    • Panettone covered in Nutella
    • Breaking patterns by stepping away from your usual surroundings
    • @MusashiDesigns
    • The price of greatness
    • Nietzsche and the dancing star
    • Be there and play... and nothing else

  • Episode 97 - Shannon Lee

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    The Conan Rash Guard

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    • Bruce Lee podcast
    • "Zen Flesh, Zen Bones" and layers of understanding
    • Simplify
    • Making time to do nothing
    • Creative Fridays
    • The transformation of work in the digital age
    • The Bruce Lee Foundation: licensing, production, Bruce Lee comic book, Little Dragons
    • TV series with Cinemax coming up
    • Bruce Tea
    • Exhibits museum
    • Hippie bruce
    • Hollywood and the mad hatter
    • Bruce lee vs. the space zombies
    • The changes in the movie business
    • Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon
    • If no one swings an ax, Daniele is not interested
    • Shannon passes the Conan test
    • Why are we crazy monkeys who feed on conflict?
    • On traditional martial arts and MMA
    • "I don't understand the need to put down somebody else for your own thing to be valid"
    • It's easier to criticize than to create
    • Waking up to the Ikkyu scroll: my one minute meditation
    • Shaman's LLC

  • Episode 96 - Just Don't Get Caught

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    The Conan Rash Guard

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • A cheerful tale of rape, genocide and more rape
    • Veggie Tales should do an animation of this story

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Women in MMA. Savannah about to make her pro-debut. Rich is disturbed by this
    • Savannah will probably be fighting an amateur bout in November, and a pro fight in December
    • https://www.facebook.com/NahryEm/
    • Dan Carlin and why nuance is an endangered species. Being able to look at things from multiple sides
    • Binary thinking and bullshit stereotypes about masculinity and femininity
    • "It's never this or that. It's this and that"
    • Enjoying UFC and Conan the Barbarian while crying at movies.
    • "The fascist meathead and the sensitive, wimpy guy are both awful human beings"
    • "It would be nice if things were different, but they are not, so Bolelli shut the fuck up"
    • "We need strength and sensitivity, assertiveness and kindness. Why settle for one when you can have it all?"
    • Duncan, archery and his dogs
    • The Zen of archery (and basketball)
    • The Hawk and the Quail: "we live in a universe in which no quarter is given"

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • "Dear Stalin..."
    • Revenge on the fascist dogs! The Russian tank driving lady
    • Former sex slave killing an ISIS commander

    The "Iz Moment":

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Bra chain mail for Savannah
    • Star struck: Jenaveve Jolie. Not star-struck but still...Tom Robbins, Dan Carlin, "you said your name is ‘Harrison'?"
    • No DAPL

  • Episode 95 - Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

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    The Conan Rash Guard

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    • Working for secularization in the face of Islamic fundamentalism
    • Fleeing religious violence in Iraq
    • When Al-Qaeda are the moderates, you can begin to worry
    • Uniting Sunni and Shiite extremists by having them all hate him
    • Death threats clearly haven't diminished his sense of humor
    • An alternative to the choice between regressive left apologists and fascists
    • Speaking half-truths is more dangerous than lying
    • Why is there no nuance on the subject of Islam
    • The grievance may be legitimate, but the reaction not
    • Everyone you disagree with is Hitler
    • Islamic fascists and right-wing fascists are both fascists
    • Addressing the backlash theory of terrorism
    • Simplistic answers miss the complexity of it all
    • It's important to 'make it cool' to be knowledgeable
    • “The more knowledgeable you are, the less manipulated you will become"
    • The genesis of ISIS
    • You don't transition from a dictatorship to a democracy overnight
    • The idea of the Caliphate is an attractive call to the nostalgia for a mythical past
    • "Let's make Islam great again" :)
    • The reasons for the second Iraq War
    • The French ban on the burkini
    • The concept of modesty in Abrahamic religions is sick
    • The more you ban something, the more you give power to the thing you ban
    • Don't ban bad ideas. Expose their stupidity
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  • Episode 94 - Taoism and The Addiction to Binary Thinking

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    The Conan Rash Guard

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Sex rules in the Bible
    • Bloody sheets or death penalty

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Datsusara defeats ISIS
    • Missing the good, old days when people posted about food and cats rather than politics
    • The 2016 election and American Indian history
    • Stuck with bad choices
    • The addiction to binary thinking
    • Why Dan Carlin rules
    • Finding common ground
    • Stefan Molyneux, cherry-picking facts and intellectual dishonesty
    • California genocide
    • Black-or-white thinking as the opposite of Taoist thinking
    • "My way is very easy to understand and very easy to practice, but no one understands it and no one practices it"

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Breaking out of jail and shooting Theodore Roosevelt

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Phryne
    • The greatest courtroom win ever
    • Being ugly, Socrates couldn't pull off the same defense
    • Weird synchronicity

    The "Iz Moment":

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Conan and stoicism
    • What would Conan do?

  • Episode 93 - Gregory Gerdeman on the Science of Cannabis

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    Episode:

    • The Cannabis Professor
    • How cannabis affects the brain
    • The Endocannabinoid system
    • Federal research only focused on the ‘dangers’ of cannabis, with next to no research until recently about its medical benefits
    • Ignorance still rules about cannabis
    • The clash between federal law and current scientific understanding of cannabis
    • Tylenol can damage your liver. Cannabis is much safer
    • Prohibition never solves the problems it tries to address
    • Chris Christie is a freak
    • CBD and THC
    • Each strain has different medical benefits
    • The Rick Simpson oil
    • The need for clinical trials for the effects of cannabis on cancer
    • It may not be a cure­all, but it definitely shows much promise
    • Cannabis and its anti­inflammatory properties
    • The problem of pesticides in Cannabis concentrates
    • The science of cannabinoids doesn’t just teach about cannabis. It teaches about how our body works

  • Episode 92 - AJ Hawk on Football and Life

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    • Here's a link to AJ's podcast with Daniele as a guest: thehawkcast.show/e12_daniele-bolelli
    • Being the youngest of three boys: sink or swim
    • AJ's wife helped turn him into a human being
    • On a quest for learning
    • Listening to podcasts while taking care of 9 acres of land
    • "You guys are ahead of the times when it comes to technology, yoga... anything weird"
    • Podcasting: it's like radio but you can cuss
    • Living in L.A.
    • Playing in -15 F
    • "You get to run and hit people. So, it's great"
    • AJ's best hit was during the first year of High School
    • "It was so loud, and it felt so good and so pure"
    • The experience of Draft Day
    • The first McGregor-Diaz fight
    • How does an athlete step away from the spotlight?
    • Picking off Brett Favre and getting him to sign the ball
    • Brady Quinn on doing commentary rather than playing, "It's like watching the love of your life marry someone else"
    • The inevitable concussion question
    • Breaking through a wall and hitting concrete
    • Crying while watching "Southpaw"
    • AJ's daughter is a Bruce Lee fan
    • AJ is a badass father
    • The long term impact of parents on kids
    • How to be passionate about something without the attachment driving you crazy when things don't work out the way you want
    • Post-football plans
    • On Kobe Bryant
    • The beautiful, primal simplicity of sports
    • Crazy Horse, Theodore Roosevelt, Caravaggio... all the historical characters Daniele likes are mildly mentally deranged
    • Ego and dealing with haters
    • On Larry Miller
    • Authenticity
    • When you stop training, physical and mental health goes down the drain

  • Episode 91 - Richard Gordon on Healing

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    • When we hear the words "energy healing", most of us automatically think 'new age crap.' And we would be very wrong in this case
    • Breathing and body awareness are the keys to this game
    • Not only affecting one's own physiology but some else's too
    • Martial arts charlatans
    • Belief and disbelief are equally cheap
    • The tale of how Richard definitely got my attention
    • How Richard learned his craft
    • The limits of words
    • If it works on a person under anesthesia, it's not a placebo
    • Richard's magic and Savannah's jiujitsu
    • "Normicles"
    • Why nutrition is discussed so little in medical school
    • Working on the self-healing mechanism within the body
    • Teaching other people the same skills
    • Wim Hof discussing prana with Tim Ferris
    • We are surprised when we don't see results
    • Energy follows intent
    • Just because your TV can't catch some channels, it doesn't mean those channels don't exist
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  • Episode 90 - If It Doesn’t Elevate the Quality of Life, Why Do It?

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    Episode:

    The Conan Rash Guard

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Slavery in the Bible: which people you can and cannot buy. “You may treat them as your property” Leviticus 25:45
    • Exodus 21:20-21...when it's ok to beat your slaves to death
    • New Testament: obey your masters

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Emily Evirs (!) on studying philosophy
    • Reading and attention span
    • Philosophy: hit or miss
    • If it doesn't elevate the quality of life, why the fuck are we doing it?
    • Talking shit about exes says something about you

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Throwing people off the roof, fighting with insanity

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The epic story of Joe Medicine Crow
    • Please someone pay me to write a movie about his life
    • A great Muhammad Ali' story

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Epic Iz
    • "Hey shorty, I bet you can't fight"
    • On the wisdom of kissing dogs

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Not today

  • Episode 89 - Donald Bumanglag On Being in War, PTSD, and Psychedelics

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    Episode:

    • Doc Buma's podcast
    • Meeting thanks to a Drunken Taoist t-shirt
    • Ranger, Cop, Cannabis Advocate
    • The Oxycontin epidemic. Why prescribing Xanax may not be the best idea
    • On joining the military
    • At 18 patching up gunshot wounds in NY
    • The Filipino Doogie Howser
    • On fighting in wars you don't support
    • Over 100 combat missions, sniper, swat team...
    • Raiding the house of the head of the Taliban
    • Eating chicken at the wedding of Karzai's brother
    • If you wanna check out Donnie, take a look at the History Channel series "Live to Tell"
    • After the military... being a cop, depression, and PTSD
    • Jumping out of planes and concussions
    • Flirting with suicide
    • "And so that's what I had to do. I had to change everything. And I changed everything."
    • "The government has already proven that they are not going to take care of us, so we have to do it on our own."
    • "I didn't want my kids to grow up with a guy like me."
    • Being a narc and finding out that cannabis is the # 1 thing that helped cure his PTSD
    • "The first time I smoked Blue Dream, it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulder"
    • Help from the Joe Rogan Podcast
    • 5 am, exercise bike, listening to podcasts...stepping stones on the road to rebuilding oneself
    • Jiujitsu and the Wim Hof method
    • Credibility
    • Having to tell a little girl on her birthday she'll never see her father again
    • Enjoying the ride
    • Apologizing to people you arrested

  • Episode 88 - Michael Todoran

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    Episode:

    • Landscape architecture
    • Reconnecting humans and nature
    • Bringing nature into the city
    • Food deserts
    • Obstacles to a healthy diet: $, education, access
    • Milan’s Vertical Forest
    • Creating an ecosystem in a building
    • Biophilia
    • Food instead of lawns
    • Some of the best horticulturalists are marijuana growers
    • Permaculture
    • Working aggressively within the system
    • Reinventing community
    • The dark side of tribes
    • A vision that is not brought to life is a waste
    • Water systems
    • Creating a sustainable civilization
    • @MTodoran
    • http://larchitect.org/

  • Episode 87 - In Honor of Bennett Grunberg

    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Outlaw Jesus

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • In honor of our ambassador of awesomeness, Bennett Grunberg
    • It's not all about the money...
    • If you are looking for rhyme or reason...
    • Roman skeletons reminding us to enjoy life

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Choctow, the Irish, forced removal, potato famine, and generosity

  • Episode 86 - From Game of Thrones to Mongolian Wrestling Princesses

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    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • God meets Moses at an inn and tries to kill him
    • Moses gets saved by a flying, bloody foreskin

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Bitching about politics
    • Game of Thrones quotes with an Italian accent

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Making sacrifices to the great god of podcasting, the iTunes algorithm

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • History on Fire discussion
    • The story of Khutulun, Mongolian wrestler and great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan

    The "Iz Moment":

    • "The more prohibitions become, the poorer the people will be" Tao Te Ching
    • Lakota dreams and Sam Harris

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Questions about Islam
    • Forced Conversions

  • Episode 85 - Aubrey Marcus

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    • Let's stop being functional for a minute, and be human
    • Knowing when it's enough
    • Aubrey and the Orlando Furioso share the same priorities
    • Ryan Holiday tortures Aubrey
    • Writing books
    • The origin of resistance
    • "Lift some kettlebells, you stupid monkey"
    • Unhappy wealthy people: "When the external falls away, then you really have to worry about the internal"
    • Theodore Roosevelt and fighting with demons
    • Porangui' is our own personal Buddha
    • The ego is a noisy kid jumping up and down, eating Twizzlers, shouting out commands, with a fake helmet on his head, and a plastic sword
    • Aubrey on death
    • Choosing faith over fear
    • Ecstatic dance, and homophobia
    • Breathing as a psychedelic
    • Giving up dancing is the price of ‘whiteness'
    • Sugar vs. Fat
    • Aubrey's upcoming books
    • Scientific confusion
    • Daniele's process of creating a book

  • Episode 84 - Violent Delights with Ian McCall

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    Episode:

    • Broken bones and drug overdoses
    • Life after MMA
    • Burning the candle from both ends
    • Carla Esparza: the little sister who is constantly trying to kill you
    • A controversial dickhead
    • About female MMA
    • "I'm a sexist dickhead"
    • From bully-killer to bully: Nietzsche's advice about fighting monsters
    • "Stupid breeds stupid, and we were all really stupid"
    • A lust for life
    • "The internet says I'm 5'5""
    • A little girl raised by a bunch of MMA guys
    • Healing his daughter through diet
    • Kung Fu San Soo: if you are not kicking them in the balls within 3 seconds, you are doing something wrong
    • Crying for Mike Tyson
    • Self defense and combat sports
    • Shoutout to Onnit
    • The Tao of training: somewhere between too soft and too hard
    • The Chuck Liddell's party tour

  • Episode 83 - Twitter, Martial Arts and Personal Growth with Ben Kovacs & Joel Lunenfeld

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    Episode:

    • Ninja Marketing
    • Why Daniele majored in Anthropology but ended up hating it
    • getmyster.com and liftedview.com
    • 'Twitter' should have been named 'Conan'
    • How the word 'twitter' came into being
    • Jiujitsu is not for homophobic people
    • The democratization of punching people
    • guardiangym.org
    • Martial arts and community
    • Martial arts and personal growth
    • Learning how to take a beating
    • How are you going to carry yourself when you can't win?
    • Jiujitsu is truth
    • Changing education: algebra vs. Youtube videos
    • High school has been the same for a long time, and we badly need to change it
    • A non-profit approach to martial arts and life
    • A mix of idealism and practicality
    • The kind of success that your Republican grandma from Nebraska would appreciate
    • Everyone is making things up as they go
    • Fear of failure and the beginner's mind
    • The weird ritual of belt-whipping in jiujitsu: a great ritual for overgrown fraternity boys with
    • S&M issues
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  • Episode 82 - Angry Ninja Dwarf Brother with Periscope Spear

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    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • The Scopes Trial
    • Cain's wife

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • The art of talking in your sleep. The things you do for women...
    • We can thank Ms. Shannon Seta for the existence of the Drunken Taoist podcast
    • Daniele's new book "Not Afraid"
    • Rich killed David Bowie

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Tigers in the garden

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Ikkyu t-shirt
    • The Revenant
    • Oda Nobunaga, angry ninja dwarf brother swimming in shit with periscope spear

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Iz's Conan penmanship
    • Realizing what babies are like
    • Watching UFC "C'mon! Take your shirts off so we can see if you are a real man"

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • ALS, death, fear
    • The soul
    • The universe is much weirder than we think
    • Duncan's podcasts with his mom

  • Episode 81 - Conner Habib

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    • Thank you to Aubrey Marcus from Onnit! If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
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    Episode:

    • Gay Porn is out, donuts are in
    • Porn as an antidote to becoming an English teacher
    • The economics of the porn industry
    • Sex with no emotional involvement
    • Underage sexuality
    • Daniele's porn ambiguity
    • Daniele is a nerd
    • Slut shaming
    • "If you ever wanna know how someone feels about freedom, start talking about sex"
    • The decriminalization of sex work
    • Regulation versus prohibition
    • The similarities in the debate about sex work and the one about euthanasia
    • Conner's writing projects
    • The changing face of the publishing industry
    • Daniele's idea of intellectual development is Ash vs. The Evil Dead
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  • Episode 80 - The Man Who Saved the World

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    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • How to avoid Jehovah's Witnesses
    • The Most Interesting Podcaster in the World

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • On history
    • Big Bear: mountain lions, bike riding by the lake, playing with a puppy, Neil Young and recording podcasting magic
    • Writing with Pete McCormack
    • Daniele's new book "Not Afraid"
    • If writing turns into a "job"...I'd rather rob a bank
    • Survivor's guilt
    • Craving life
    • If I create something beautiful, it's a way to justify the fact that I'm still breathing

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Leafy sea dragons and Rich's dreams

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The man who saved the world (and no one knows him)
    • A Cold War story from 1983

    The "Iz Moment":

    • No Jimi Hendrix? No Led Zeppelin? No Conan? We need to adopt my classmates
    • Metallica doing "The Ecstasy of Gold" in Copenhagen
    • Star Wars nerds talk, and random movie talk
    • Iz and an elderly Armenian gentleman

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • About getting dumped
    • The end of Daniele's first relationship at 16

  • Episode 79 - Ryan Holiday on Stoicism and Character Building

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    • My mom's book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
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    Episode:

    • A microphone strapped to the back of a running goat
    • Drop out with a plan
    • School is a great default option
    • The Obstacle Is the Way
    • Philosophy as Practice
    • Academics spoil good philosophy
    • Thoreau on philosophy's purpose being to solve the practical problems of life
    • Cheap popularizers stealing classical philosophy to sell self-help books
    • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. Why philosophy? "So, I can have deep thoughts about being unemployed"
    • Nietzsche and academics (from On the Warrior's Path)
    • The importance of a good translation
    • The essence of Stoicism
    • We don't control the world around us. We control how we respond to it
    • Stoicism is about character building
    • Stoicism is not The Secret. It's not about magically wishing things to be different than they are.
    • Brutally pragmatic realism
    • Complaining and whining is not going to make things easier
    • Stoicism and Epicureanism as yin and yang
    • The Stoicism of Ikkyu Sojun
    • Cynic philosophy
    • Diogenes was hilarious but just a tad over the edge
    • Stoicism in the Hagakure
    • Stoicism is not simply something you think. It's something you do
    • Sweeping the room
    • Ryan's mentor, Robert Greene
    • In martial arts, the least athletic guys need to have the best technique
    • Robert E. Howard: a master class in Stoicism
    • Visualizing the worst case scenario vs. nocebo
    • When ambition stops being a motivating force and it becomes an obsession
    • Theodore Roosevelt and the limits of willpower
    • The publishing business is inherently conservative
    • Ryan's goats
    • Life is short. Do ridiculous things
    • ryanholiday.net

  • Episode 78 - The Return of Graham Hancock

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    • Graham's new book: Magicians of the Gods
    • "I am no more a pseudo-scientist than a dolphin is a pseudo-fish"
    • Fundamentalists are fundamentalists regardless of which hat they wear
    • Christian fundamentalists were ISIS' long lost cousins for much of history
    • Looking for something useful even within bad ideas
    • Squashing alternatives to the existing paradigms—Science's M.O.
    • A more critical attitude toward authority is becoming more accepted
    • New evidence in Magicians of the Gods
    • Historians who are convinced that humans caused the extinction of the mega fauna
    • Intelligence plays with nuance, rarely with absolutes
    • "It's philosophically and spiritually wrong to continue behaving as a species in the way we are doing"
    • The Prehistory of North America
    • You can only eat so many lion burgers
    • Only 2,000 humans left on earth
    • Tracking space objects orbiting around Earth
    • The gift that keeps on giving: the same comet hitting the earth 12,800 years ago, 11,600 years ago and in 1908 at Tunguska
    • The flattening of 18 million trees
    • A common human alliance to tackle existential threats to life on earth
    • "We are not nations, and races, and ethnic groups and religions...All of us are connected. All of us with the same hopes, and fears, and dreams."
    • The Edfu Building Text
    • Plato's account of Atlantis
    • The Mystery of Gobekli Tepe
    • "We are a species with amnesia"
    • Rediscovering community
    • Graham on Facebook: Author.GrahamHancock
    • Graham on Twitter: @Graham__Hancock

  • Episode 77 - Arthur Rosenfeld, Taoist Fiction and Lao Tzu

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    • Arthur loves turtles (it's not the title of a porn—don't worry)
    • Wanna get rid of ISIS? The Chinese may help
    • Arthur aiming a 44 Magnum to his crotch and pulling the trigger
    • Taoists and turtles
    • Tom Robbins and tunnel vision
    • Tom Robbins emails
    • Animism/Shamanism at the origins of Taoism
    • Guy Leekley's Tao Te Ching
    • Five or six authors of the Tao Te Ching?
    • Lao Tzu as a shaman
    • A novel about Lao Tzu
    • The cardinal sin of a bad fiction
    • Write what you feel
    • Yin and Yang
    • Defending your outline while arguing with your imaginary characters (and losing)
    • A chance encounter in a Chinese restaurant
    • Reading fiction
    • I don't need to be entertained. I want to be inspired
    • What people do is secondary. How they do it is the key
    • Why a podcast called Lukewarm History would not work
    • Either make it passionate and powerful or go home
    • Arthur's upcoming books
    • Arthur's Twitter: @monkyunrou
    • Arthur's Website: monkyunrou.com

  • Episode 76 - The Muse Is Not Always Cruel

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Hookers and Murder: The Life of Samson
    • Samson rips a lion apart
    • Riddles and murderous rage
    • Unhappy marriages, 300 foxes, and more murderous rage
    • Guess what happens next? More murderous rage (this time thanks to the jawbone of a donkey)
    • Visiting hookers and escaping ambushes
    • Delilah, dreadlocks and losing power. Blinded and enslaved
    • Conan's prayer for revenge, and a last bout of murderous rage before death

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Sorry, no rant today

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Arthur Rosenfeld eating a turtle

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Tomoe Gozen

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Forgetting Iz’s Ipod
    • If you are wise, you’d know not to disturb me when I want some peace and quiet
    • Once I tried eating my own arm
    • I don't give a damn about my reputation

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The process of creating an episode of History on Fire
    • Honoring Dan Carlin, but not really copying his style
    • Patience (and lack of). Lifting too much weight
    • My new book "Not Afraid" is coming out soon!
    • Tom Robbins, Ikkyu Sojun: the antidote of the artist as trapped in pain. The Muse is not always cruel. The bad dichotomy of deep suffering artists vs. happy superficial people
    • The Surfing Nietzsche t-shirt
    • The Tao of Savannah Em

  • Episode 75 - Duncan Trussell

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    Episode:

    • The podcasting equivalent of Last Tango in Paris
    • MDMA and depression
    • Responsible vs. irresponsible use of MDMA
    • If you enjoy it, you are not wasting time
    • The Yin-Yang of play and drive
    • Workahol-ism as a form of hiding
    • Doing things for pleasure rather than as a form of compulsion
    • "Shut up, poodle. You don't know anything. You are just a poddle"
    • Whacking annoying thoughts with a stick
    • Hamlet: poison poured in our ears while we sleep
    • Chris Ryan and I don't take bitcoin which clearly shows we are CIA agents
    • The culture of fear
    • Duncan's trainer kicks ass
    • Working out as meditation
    • Mark Adachi: Daniele's personal Yoda
    • The Tao of bench-pressing
    • Exercise: it works for Duncan even better than meditation and psychedelics
    • When you start lifting weights, you upgrade your bed
    • The best reason for a man to get strong is to be able to pick up a woman during sex
    • Duncan's genius idea: taking the best from stand up comedy and podcasting and mixing it together into live podcasting

  • Episode 74 - Porangui': Music, Healing and Powerful Rituals

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    Episode:

    • Porangui' and his awesome vibe
    • Bridging cultures
    • Growing up around sun dances and sweat lodges
    • Porangui's wild mom and her adoption among the Dineh
    • Some mysteries are no meant to be solved
    • 15 whales
    • The symbolism of the inipi, the sweat lodge
    • Piercing and Sun Dancing
    • A grandma's flesh offering and Lame Deer's vision quest
    • Studying medicine in China, teaching in Vietnam
    • Making musical instruments out of bombs
    • Breath and defeating fear
    • Ben Harper and Porangui' on the loss of sound quality
    • Recording vs. live music
    • Going to Duke University, and ending up becoming a healer and a musician
    • Creating his own major "Healing through music and dance"
    • www.porangui.com
    • Porangui's Twitter
    • The problems with EMF
    • The difference between new age and the real deal
    • Concerts as tribal rituals
    • Healing practices
    • Cultural attitudes about physical contact
    • Daniele is a judgmental little shit
    • Leading by example rather than whining about the state of things
    • Art as inspiration vs. art to fill time
    • Becoming a better relative
    • Porangui's upcoming retreats: November in Austin, January in Nicaragua, April in Sedona
    • Mitakuye Oyasin

  • Episode 73 - Litty Mathew on Crafting Fiction & Booze

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    Episode:

    • Operating L.A.'s first legal distillery since Prohibition
    • Going to graduate school, making booze
    • Starting a booze business in order to survive Armenian family gatherings
    • www.greenbar.biz
    • Organig Liqueurs?!?
    • Bitter like Litty’s soul
    • More problems booking female guests
    • Fiction has to be great for me to read it
    • If no one gets his head chopped off with a sword, what’s the point of reading it?
    • Litty doesn’t cut anyone’s head with a sword, and yet I enjoyed her book (Amazon link)
    • Litty: from an Indian family, born in Ethiopia, grown up in Jamaica, went to school in France, and married into an Armenian family
    • The multicultural magic of L.A.
    • The "losangelization" of the world
    • The duduk's haunting sound
    • www.littymathew.net
    • Solving life's problems in one's sleep
    • What makes me an expert is that I can make up things
    • Casual Armenians
    • The second Indian woman born in Africa to make it onto the podcast
    • The story of the Armenian genocide
    • You wanna make the Turks happy?
    • The Armenian hit list of The Young Turks
    • The art of cheating. Different cultural expectations
    • In an Italian school if someone doesn’t help you cheat, they will be ostracized by everyone
    • The measure of a book's success is whether Daniele's mom reads it or not
    • How many readers do you need to consider yourself a success as a writer? The silly number game
    • Litty and cannibalism
    • Here in studio we have booze, knives and a cannibal

  • Episode 72 - Gratitude

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    • Ennio Morricone’s music will open History on Fire
    • I can hear the sound of the dice rolling
    • Thank you to www.coldsteel.com for their gift of a Thai Machete.

    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Wrestling with God
    • God cheats in the wrestling match (and still loses)

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Rich's cat survived getting shot and attacked by pitbulls
    • Gallows humor
    • Daniele is a judgmental bastard
    • Something that Duncan Trussell would proclaim while riding a pink unicorn, with a crown of flowers in his hair, and farting butterflies
    • Gratitude as something to be practiced
    • Focusing on the positive
    • Elizabeth and gratitude

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Breathing under water

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Robin Hood of Jiujitsu
    • Hacking grappling: leglocks. Check out my leglock instructional at: https://leglocks.vhx.tv

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Check out the Mike V Show
    • I'd rather live in a house made of poop...
    • You know why Hell is a bad place?
    • Iz's first day of first grade

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Regrets? Upon further review, the story Daniele tells is too damn dark so we edited it out

  • Episode 71 - Discussing the Wild Life of Ikkyu Sojun with Robert Subiaga

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    • Robert returns: from Conan to Ikkyu
    • Thank you to Tom Robbins for the Ikkyu assist
    • Ikkyu is Daniele's life role model
    • Thanks to Savannah Em for the beautiful cover art
    • Ikkyu is one of the heroes of the Dionysian Parade t-shirt:
    • A Zen, horny version of Bugs Bunny
    • The basics of Ikkyu's life
    • "I hate masters!"
    • Burning the Inka
    • Disgust with the Zen establishment and the sake/brothel poem
    • Revolutionizing Japanese culture in between a drinking bout and a visit to the goddesses of mercy
    • The Ikkyu cartoon
    • Radical honesty
    • Some of his own students are embarrassed by Ikkyu’s intense emotions
    • If I'm not hurting anyone, what is wrong with living passionately?
    • Ikkyu would be the god of podcasting
    • "Tasting life and enjoying sex to the fullest"
    • "Thirsty you dream of water, cold you want fire. Not me. I want the firm warm breasts and wetness of a woman"
    • "Eight inches strong, it is my favorite thing..."
    • "The autumn breeze of a single night of love is better than 100,000 years of sterile sitting meditation"
    • "Sleep when tired, Eat when hungry..." and why people forget the rest of the quote
    • The illusion of the separation between sacred and profane
    • Buddhism in the flesh: don't spoil a healthy Buddhist nap
    • Ikkyu as a heyoka
    • Balance in the middle of imbalance

  • Episode 70 - Historical Podcast on the Horizon

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Church would be cooler if James Brown was in charge
    • Daniele hanging out in a church in Milan. Appreciating sacred spaces regardless of whether you agree with the theology or not
    • Catholics and the five senses
    • The horrendously dark side of the California missions
    • Jephthah and his vow
    • The angel was busy that day. No luck for Jephthah’s daughter
    • Daniele's submission grappling match on YouTube

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! Daniele's Historical Podcast is coming soon!
    • Gollum is mad at me
    • The conversation with Godfather Dan Carlin
    • The brutality of historical research
    • Recording the first episode in my underwear while sweating like a savage
    • The five orgasm song
    • What some of the first episodes will be about
    • I open the door, a rat runs in circles and dies at my feet. Clearly, an omen that it's going to be a great day!
    • September 1? Emanuel Carnevale please save us all!

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Antonin Scalia and gay porn

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Horatii and Curiatii
    • Saddam with an ax vs. Bush with a sword on PPV
    • Mucius Scaevola: why Romans conquered half of the world

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Iz's response to my four books
    • You make me feel as special as I am
    • Iz and her theological arguments in kindergarten
    • If Conan the Barbarian was a god...

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Focusing only on one's own family and friends or trying to change the world? Turning ors into ands
    • Police killings
    • Racial profiling
    • My racist landlady
    • ComedyLOL podcast

  • Episode 69 - Ayahuasca Shaman Maestro Hamilton Souther

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    Episode:

    • An Indian waiter in L.A. wanting to travel to Iquitos to take ayahuasca with an American man trained in a Peruvian tradition: the joys of globalization
    • Check out Hamilton’s podcasts with Aubrey Marcus
    • When spirits show up in your room telling you have to travel to Peru' and become a shaman
    • How Western psychiatry would respond to reports of talking to spirits
    • Hamilton grew up in a background steeped in empirical science
    • "I didn't want to believe in Yoda. I wanted to hang out with Yoda"
    • The Peruvian Yoda
    • How Hamilton was accepted into an apprenticeship after being turned down
    • Telepathy through ayahuasca
    • Drinking aya about 150 times a year
    • Power plays between Native shamans
    • Fighting 50 MMA fights at the same time under different rules
    • What now?
    • Tackling the global mental health crisis
    • "We do not have an answer for trauma. Yet Life seems to have an answer for dishing it."
    • www.BlueMorphoFoundation.org
    • Moving beyond a competition based model
    • Trust in human ingenuity
    • Bridging the gap between nostalgia for the past and hope for the future; tradition and technology

  • Episode 68 - An Ode to Boobs

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Moses is back!
    • Getting stoned on the Sabbath (not as fun as it sounds)
    • A plague striking down thousands

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • An Ode to Boobs
    • Joe Rogan's comment
    • Brontosaurus burgers
    • Bras as religious head coverings
    • Patrons of the art
    • Providing fuel to artistic fire

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • River dolphins in the Amazon
    • Rich's Grateful Dead dream

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Daniel Norris, travel and enjoy life without spending shitloads of money
    • The former president of Uruguay giving up 90% of his salary
    • Swinging from extreme generosity to fighting over a dime

    The "Iz Moment":

    • If that monster was real...
    • Making the world a better place, but keeping it real

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

  • Episode 67 - Jake Ducey

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    Episode:

    • "School wasn’t conducive to my learning"
    • Dropping out of school after three semesters in order to travel and write a bestseller
    • Blasphemy about breast size
    • "Agism"
    • Sometimes when you age, you get wiser. Sometimes, you just get older and beaten by life
    • Youthful enthusiasm over smart cynicism any day
    • Depression regardless of economic status
    • Violins in the subway
    • A crisis of inspiration and happiness
    • Give the world to young people. You’ve fucked it up enough already. Get out of the way
    • Ikkyu and the certificate of enlightenment
    • Strategies for figuring out what you want out of life
    • The illusion of postponing happiness
    • Why facing the most dreadful fears reduces fear
    • You can be overwhelmed by the Cosmic Joke or find a way to enjoy it
    • The illusion that if you are really busy then your life must be meaningful
    • Giving oneself time to 'arrive' wherever you are: micro-meditations
    • Begin changing your immediate surroundings
    • Tim Leary about creating a life reflecting the person you want to be
    • Buddha had nothing, but he was still Buddha
    • Meditation and exercise
    • Fake it 'til you make it
    • Jake has a great time in jail
    • "Who you are speaks so loud I can't hear what you say"
    • Failing over and over again
    • Jake drops some Bob Marley knowledge
    • Gandhi was—apparently—a hypocritical ass
    • Shooting for the stars of external achievement, while remembering that success is not external

  • Episode 66 - Celebrate Now

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    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • God screws up Job's life because of a bet with the Devil
    • God fixes it all...except for Job's kids—they are still dead

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Testing the limits of free speech: Fundamentalists are all the same
    • My problem with Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Hendrix's "1983" and being in the moment
    • The illusion of deferred happiness
    • It may not get better later, so you might as well find a reason to celebrate now

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Iz riding a tiger and saving me while swinging two swords

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Crow Dog and Spotted Tail feud
    • Daniele at a historical Lakota reconciliation at a Sun Dance

    The "Iz Moment":

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • A Duncan Trussell question
    • Gandhi's letter to Hitler
    • Is unconditional love possible?
    • Turning the other cheek nine times out of ten

  • Episode 65 - Chris Odell and Mark Cheng

    Intro:

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    • Chris Odell, a gentleman from a long lost age
    • Oddly, Chris' business model is not based on screwing people over
    • The simplicity and yet extreme rarity of kindness
    • Cultivating kindness and strength
    • Your heart will break. So what?
    • Radical honesty comes from strength
    • Neediness is not attractive
    • "You can’t shoot a cannon from a canoe"
    • Fear of failure is what prevents improvement
    • Datsusara perseverance
    • Separating good perseverance vs. stupid perseverance
    • Hook Mark up with an acting career
    • "All progress depends on the unreasonable man"
    • The process of discovering possible passions
    • Eat, sleep, fight and fuck
    • "I’m not impressed with your performance"
    • Planned obsolescence
    • Chris is a shitty capitalist, but yet he makes money
    • Peace and the art of war
    • Strategy in communication
    • Choosing to support good stuff rather than attacking bad stuff
    • Hanging out in organic time
    • The joys and pains of parenthood
    • The 'fuck you' cry
    • Links to Mark's public FB page and website:

  • Episode 64 - Sweet Barbarians and Getting Punched in the Head

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • If you ever use razors, please check out www.harrys.com and use the code "tao"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Geriatric sex
    • The importance of faith
    • Killing your kid because God commands it
    • If you hear disembodied voices telling you to kill people, you may become a patriarch for Western religions

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • The sliding door that decided to no longer slide
    • Public display of affection
    • Women and Italian men
    • Iz and overhugging?
    • Thinking of George W. Bush to delay orgasms. Math: 237 x 3 -54

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Coyotes howling under my window at 3 am
    • Coyote stalking and hero dog
    • Indian ladies handing a dollar to me

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Tsutomu Yamaguchi and the atomic bomb

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Kids, American laws, and drinking
    • Perfect lie
    • Holding on to a bad mood
    • Kill your boss, steal their money and stay home with me
    • Iz wants to hug Ronda Rousey
    • Iz's right cross
    • A sweet barbarian

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Quoting Tom Robbins about authenticity
    • Mike V
    • Bolelli and getting knocked out
    • The hardest punch I ever took

  • Episode 63 - Nic Gregoriades and Dynamic Balance

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • If you ever use razors, please check out www.harrys.com and use the code "tao"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    • From fleeing genocide to South Africa to London
    • The internet and the NBA Finals
    • The joys and pains of L.A.
    • A lesson in South African history
    • Thoughts on Barack Obama
    • Politics and The Wire
    • Evil manipulation vs. enlightened manipulation
    • Renewable energy: if only we could turn the energy of all the assholes in the world into something that can power up my computer
    • The real story of Pocahontas
    • Disney screenwriters should be in charge of the universe. Real history sucks.
    • Karma: empowering concepts vs. blaming the victim
    • Bowing to the only true Messiah, Dan Carlin
    • Abandoning the notion that we live in a fair universe
    • Human history looks more like Game of Thrones than a Disney movie
    • The mushroom trip from hell
    • All about balance
    • Daniele hates edibles
    • Smoking weed before lunch: bad idea. The podcast with David Seaman.
    • Nic smoking with Joe Rogan
    • The Journey Podcast
    • Nic's jiujitsu background
    • Nic the Nomad
    • Jiujitsu Brotherhood
    • The balance of parenting
    • Mark Cheng and parenting
    • Screw balance... give me some strippers and coke
    • www.jiujitsubrotherhood.com and www.thejourneypodcast.com @jjBrotherhood

  • Episode 62 - Watching Conan the Barbarian with a 5 Year Old

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • If you ever use razors, please check out www.harrys.com and use the code "tao"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Moses writing about his own death--after the fact
    • You Shall Not Leave Alive Anything That Breathes
    • The origin of the 'red light' district
    • "And they took the city and utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old"

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Doing Less
    • The other side of The War of Art
    • The PhD: not who I want to be. I don't understand academics and I definitely don't want to become one of them. I don't wanna be a scholar. I wanna be me.
    • Not starting another book right away
    • The historical podcast: I haven't forgotten. It will happen.

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Rich and his dreams

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • We are surrounded by Filipinos: Marlon, Liezel, Kriszanne, Ernestine, Anthony
    • Corazon Aquino

    The "Iz Moment":

    • The Silent Hug
    • Watching Conan with Iz
    • Am I ready for the game of the thrones?
    • A physical enemy is better than being mad at the universe

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Rap
    • I hate Italian music
    • Digging people outside of genre
    • Eminem has good advice about gerbils
    • Floatation tanks

  • Episode 61 - My Friend Pete McCormack: A Gentle Obsession

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • If you ever use razors, please check out www.harrys.com and use the code "tao"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    • Pete McCormack is a fucking genius
    • Pete is my friend because he is afraid of what would happen to me if he wasn't
    • Daniele is a judgmental bastard
    • Pete is a polymath: writer, director, musician... you name it. It's about telling epic stories
    • Unless we create something beautiful, we don't deserve to live: Pete and I share the same psychosis
    • "Grinding it out until I don't hate myself"
    • No work, no school, no money, food magically appearing in your fridge, and all sweets are healthy: Iz for President
    • The Muses ride us hard
    • The art of slowing down and celebrating
    • Daniele and Pete are horrible human beings
    • Savannah Em is my favorite woman on earth
    • If I don't write something amazing tomorrow, I'll have to shoot myself
    • Fuck doing a PhD. The process to get there would kill my soul.
    • "Daniele Bolelli is not built for academia"
    • "Anyone who hires me as an accountant will eventually end up in prison"
    • Doing too much
    • A Gita reference that would make Duncan Trussell happy
    • The torture of squashing one's nature
    • Finding a ritual to center you
    • A gentle obsession
    • Why do some many artists end up badly?
    • More effective doing less
    • Owning the Warner Brothers' lot
    • I want a statue that all screenwriters will pray to before turning in their work
    • Why create anything?
    • Cuddling with Pete McCormack
    • More emphasis on fun & joy and less on achievement
    • Tesshu about one page at a time
    • Am I doing this to make my life more joyful?
    • Sports on Fire on HBO Canada
    • Gratitude
    • We shine more than we know
    • We don't care about true or false. We care about epic

  • Episode 60 - All The Power to Tiramisu!

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • If you ever use razors, please check out www.harrys.com and use the code "tao"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • The Adventures of Osama Bin Moses
    • What part of “Kill Them All” did you not understand?
    • Genocide and Rape of POWs: another happy day on the way to the Holy Land

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Nice Rant: Paying it Forward
    • Mean Rant: People Who Don’t Call Back
    • Props to Chris Ryan and Mike V
    • The Long No

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Elizabeth’s ipod
    • Permission to live

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Sherman Alexie and Chocolate Thunder

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Did You Hear It From a Reliable Source?
    • Talking to Kids As If They Were Human Beings
    • Pucca: Fighting Ninjas and Kissing Boys
    • Toilet Paper

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Bolelli’s Fashion Sense
    • I hate ties
    • Sure Design as High Fashion
    • I don’t want to wear anything that doesn’t allow me to run away from a saber-tooth tiger
    • The joys of Tiramisu’ (the best day in my work life)

  • Episode 59 - My Friend Mike V on Climbing Out of Hell

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    • The Mike V Show! Mike's own podcast is on! http://themikevshow.com
    • Skateboarding, of course, but much more too
    • Daniele's english pronunciation... (shakes head)... "Tombstone"
    • "So what? I have lots of friends" "I don't"
    • Taking a flurry of bullets for those you love
    • Learning the essence of life from Western movies
    • Mike and the Conan episode
    • Toughness and sweetness
    • Essence more than content. Sharing a larger than life approach to existence is infinitely more important than sharing specific cultural tastes
    • The skateboarding industry never cared for Mike. Real people did and still do
    • "I, yes. You, no"
    • Mike V as my anger-management counselor
    • Spinning the tires on a mountain of failure
    • People think I'm a hero and I can't feed my family
    • What if you can't answer the bell and you are letting everybody down?
    • The night in Puerto Rico
    • Climbing out of hell
    • How do you create strength our of nothing?
    • Emily
    • Creating a family business
    • Sweden: "Mike V never gives up". Walking six miles in the cold
    • Positive rage
    • The bike ride
    • "I got on my bike, and I rode home. And I was home."
    • Mike's website http://www.streetplantbrand.com

  • Episode 58 - Sacred Rage

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    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

  • Episode 57 - Dr. David Schechter and the Mind-Body Connection

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • And welcome to Ting! Please check out if they can save you $ on your phone bill. Drunken Taoist listeners will get $ 25 off upon signing up. tao.ting.com
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Episode:

    • Howard Stern healing his back by reading a book
    • Asking a different set of questions
    • Knee pain leads to a meeting with Dr. John Sarno and a change in career & life
    • What is TMS and how it affects millions of people
    • How emotions can cause very real, debilitating physical symptoms
    • An alternative to popping pain pills
    • Hi Albert! For floatation tanks in Torrance float clinic
    • Creating a treatment based on the individual in front of you
    • Type T personality. What personalities are most prone to TMS (perfectionism, being hard on yourself, high level of responsibility, being sensitive, etc.)
    • The stages of healing
    • Placebo effect accesses the underlining healing ability of the mind-body
    • A UCLA study being able to accurately predict who will respond to placebo and who will not
    • Therapy and TMS
    • Why chronic pain is worse during middle age than later in life
    • The emotional underpinnings of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Asthma
    • Stress management should be taught in middle school
    • TMS and depression
    • Check out our guest's book "Think Away Your Pain" and while you are at it please do that using our amazon link. And his website.

  • Episode 56 - Riding Werewolves

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

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    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • I am not anti-religion. I'm anti-assholes. If you are religious and not an asshole, I have no problems with you
    • Christian Bale: If Moses were around today, they'd send drones after him
    • Exhibit A for why I don't like academics
    • From 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know: Religion... "Moses the Mass Murderer"
    • From Create Your Own Religion: "Moses' Cute Little Deathsquad" (btw, deathsquad not in a Brian Redban kind of way)
    • "C'mon, God... Don't be like that"
    • The Old Testament: polytheistic Jews and monotheistic Jews killing each other
    • If people don't honor the God who tells you you shouldn't murder people, then you should clearly kill them
    • "Put every man his sword by his side and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp. And slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor."

    The "Rant of the Day":

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • This dream fucked up my life. A cowardly sell out.
    • Rich and the bullfrog.
    • Boasting after hunting and fighting.

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Speeding: "It's not his fault! It's not his fault! We were listening to a rocking song. He got too excited". Don't listen to "I Fought the Law" while driving. And the story of my green and purple glittery nail polish.
    • Iz on the Joe Rogan Experience.

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Surfing Nietzsche t-shirts coming up!
    • The Taliban kill her son. She picks up the AK-47

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Mystical experiences: at 13 on the beach. Focusing on one sense at a time (ninja!) Double rainbows. Second hand mystical experiences.
    • Introspection and socializing
    • Thank you Edward Feldman! Thank you Chimie Moxham! Thank you Pete Hoffman (Aum Cellars)!

  • Episode 55 - Angry Men: A Conversation with Thad Russell and Sam Sheridan

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • Welcome our new affiliate sponsor Club W! If you like wine, please check out clubw.com/taoist and give them a try.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

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    Episode:

    • Anger Issues
    • "I'm not where I belong"... Thad's pirate dreams
    • Everyone wanting to punch Thad and Sam, please get in line
    • Props to AJ Hawk and Ben Harper
    • Never good enough
    • Bad Thad
    • Why Sam and Thad drive the smallest cars possible
    • The pluses and minuses of L.A.
    • How to avoid turning into a suffering artist. Tom Robbins and Ikkyu as my role models
    • Thad wants to be an accountant
    • Maybe I need to pick different heroes
    • Can you be a great creative genius without enduring tremendous suffering?
    • Sensitive and happy
    • Life is more complicated than a single emotion. If you smile 24/7, I don't buy it
    • The Dalai Lama... hard to relate to someone who has never had sex
    • This guy has never gotten laid. What can i possibly learn from him?
    • Sam likes the ninja turtles
    • Enlightenment with humanity
    • The bullshit of the mind-body dualism
    • Fear of death as the origin of mind-body dualism
    • Envy and jealousy
    • Psychoanalyzing Thad
    • Therapeutic paths and meditation
    • "I've done Rogan"... When you utter a sentence like that, it's time to end the episode

  • Episode 54 - A Temperature More Than a Topic

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • If you are in dire need of a vaporizer, please check out www.ploom.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

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    Episode:

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Thank You God for Killing Those Egyptian Children

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • A friend gives me the keys to his vacation home, I end up having sex on his dinner table. Ethical or problematic?
    • Why 'positive thinking' bugs me. Inspiring people vs. peddling a moralistic tale. Showing the struggle and missteps along the way rather than selling an image. Unless you know what it means to battle against demons, how are you going to help anyone else? Tasting your own blood is the first prerequisite to being a fighter

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • You mean you don't dream of murdering people?!?

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Isabella's insane level of empathy
    • I feel things too much, but I rather feel too much than too little

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Teenagers camping in the forest... what could possibly go wrong?

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • What the hell is The Drunken Taoist about? It's about living life with intensity. It's a temperature more than a topic
    • Injuries in combat sports; picking good training partners

  • BONUS Episode 4 - Taoist Lecture Series

    Notes:

    • If you'd like to order to complete 7 hour + Taoist lecture series, check out the website.
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  • Episode 53 - Robert Subiaga about Conan: "Let me live deep while I live"

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

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    Episode:

    • Conan as a literary and cinematic character
    • How Robert can be into Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Robert E. Howard at the same time
    • Manly romanticism
    • Robert E. Howard's over-sized sensitivity
    • Writing with a barbarian with an ax watching over your shoulder
    • Savannah... the Buddha with the D cups, my own personal Zen master, the moon goddess, the chocolate Robin Hood, Nutella-flavored love, the Macgyver of weed
    • I'll try not to kiss Robert or Rich
    • Quoting Queen of the Black Coast
    • Conan as an existential philosopher
    • Quoting Conan in "Create Your Own Religion" when discussing the existence of God
    • "Let me live deep while I live"
    • "I live, I burn with life, I love, I slay, and am content"
    • Nietzsche with a surfboard... the next step in human evolution
    • The relationship between Howard's Conan and Milius' Conan
    • Conan's crucifixion and the vulture
    • "I am not dead yet, motherfucker. And until I'm done... watch out"
    • Grab your crotch, a sword and a jug of red wine and face destiny
    • Everything I know about love I have learned from Conan:
      "There is life beyond death, I know, and I know this, too, Conan of Cimmeria"—she rose lithely to her knees and caught him in a pantherish embrace-"my love is stronger than any death! I have lain in your arms, panting with the violence of our love; you have held and crushed and conquered me, drawing my soul to your lips with the fierceness of your bruising kisses. My heart is welded to your heart, my soul is part of your soul! Were I still in death and you fighting for life, I would come back to the abyss to aid you-aye, whether my spirit floated with the purple sails on the crystal sea of paradise, or writhed in the molten flames of hell! I am yours, and all the gods and all their eternities shall not sever us!"
    • Love... "A naked elemental thing of raw fire and molten lava"
    • Battle as the only thing that can silence the pain
    • "You cannot escape me!" he roared. "Lead me into a trap and I'll pile the heads of your kinsmen at your feet! Hide from me and I'll tear apart the mountains to find you! I'll follow you to hell!"
    • Even among your own people, you don't fit
    • Stoicism, the Nietzschean eternal return
    • Racism in Howard's writings
    • The misguided characterization of heroic fantasy as fascism. Why Nietzsche wasn't a Nazi

  • Episode 52 - Viking Dreams, The Hagakure and 42 Unruly Children

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

    And please check out my public Facebook page

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • A Charming Tale of Two Bears and 42 Unruly Children

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Sam Sheridan, mental preparation, the Hagakure and traditional Tibetan graveyards

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • A polite, clean Viking battle
    • Duncan Trussell getting run over by a crazed fundamentalist

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Halloween
    • I want a fucking hugs
    • Elizabeth dream and a hand
    • Dinner on the floor, "whiskey! whiskey! whiskey!"

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Chiune Sugihara and his sweet brand of Christianity

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Psychedelics: to tell or not to tell?
    • Pick up literature. I have much more respect for those who visit hookers than for those who lie just to get laid

  • Episode 51 - Cenk Uygur: The Revolution will be Televised

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

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    Episode:

    • Changing media and changing the political system
    • Why corporate media is as bad as it is (hint: it has something to do with money)
    • Giving a giant middle finger to the establishment
    • Why Cenk voted for Obama twice despite disliking his politics deeply
    • Cenk and the art of realistic optimism
    • How the Supreme Court decisions in the 1970s changed American politics
    • The WolfPAC: Cenk's strategy to change the political game
    • Terminator as a metaphor for corporations
    • Global financial meltdown? Why you may not need to stockpile shotguns just yet
    • The DNA of corporations invites taking giant risks, leading to inevitable collapses
    • "We are in the impossible business"
    • What Cenk means by 'progressive'
    • Equality of opportunities, not outcomes
    • "Mad as Hell"

  • Episode 50 - Floating and Jiu-Jitsu; Albert Ohanian and Master Carlos "Caique" Elias

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

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    Episode:

    • From surfing to fighting
    • The transformation of jiujitsu from martial art to sport
    • The difficulties of selling a Brazilian form of grappling in a culture that expects martial arts to be Asian and to focus on strikes
    • Lively Brazilian crowds: memories of Renzo Gracie vs. Eugenio Tadeau
    • From the mat to the float tank
    • Getting to know yourself by floating
    • The medical benefits of floating
    • Brazilian Jiujitsu and Floating: two paths to meditation
    • Solving problems in your sleep, in a tank, while driving...
    • Accessing your creative brain
    • Entering a state of flow
    • The Tao of Jiujitsu
    • Floating brings good luck :)
    • Competition and fear
    • Fear in daily life
    • Footlocks and takedowns
    • About pulling guard
    • Thank you to the podfather, Joe Rogan
    • If you are interested in a documentary about floating, use the code "BOLELLI" for a discount here: www.floatnationmovie.com
    • Caique's school
    • Float Clinic
    • If you are not in Southern California and need to find a floatation place near you, you can check www.floatationlocations.com
    • And anyone who can help Jared Kimball in his love-quest in Turkey, please check out jaredtkimball.blogspot.com

  • Episode 49 - Rewriting History with Graham Hancock

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • THE TAOIST LECTURE SERIES IS HERE!!!!!! Get yours here: danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

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    Episode:

    • Graham's Facebook page
    • Embracing fiction and saying goodbye to footnotes!
    • Ayahuasca approves of Graham's fiction
    • At the crossroad of good and evil: choices
    • The demiurge from Graham's lips: demons hiding in divine clothing
    • If your theology leads you to kill in the name of God, what you are worshipping is a demon
    • Please support Graham's fiction novels
    • Moctezuma and Cortes: the battle of evil against evil
    • St. Peter and the Aztec war god: different masks for the same entity
    • Totalitarians are all the same
    • Graham offers a history lesson
    • Powerful female characters
    • Gonzalo Guerrero
    • The publishing cage... Graham and the memory of publishers with guts
    • The Stephen King experiment
    • Graham makes a great offer to Drunken Taoist listeners
    • Graham and replying to emails
    • Why Daniele doesn't get shit done
    • Graham and TED
    • A Japanese editor carried a resignation letter for six weeks in case his choice to support "Fingerprints of the Gods" didn't work out
    • A timeline of human history and the mystery of the last ice age
    • How Graham transitioned to becoming a writer
    • Martin Mystere
    • Graham about death and the nature of the universe

  • BONUS Episode 3 - Joel Gerson About Fighting and Philosophy

    Intro:

    This bonus episode is gently sponsored by our listener Sean Faust. Sean is a talented musician who would like to make fellow Drunken Taoist listeners aware of his work. Please check out and support his music on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and wherever digital music is sold. Half of the proceeds will be donated to EqualityNow.org

    Website: http://seanfaustmusic.com

    Here are some direct links to his single "Signal":

    Episode:

    • Rumina Sato, god of grappling
    • Daniele's shady quasi-legal deals in the Japanese enclave on Sawtelle
    • Had texting existed back then, Joel's life would have turned out different
    • "I was trying to convince myself that I could win, and I knew that I was bullshitting myself"
    • Joel's university professor father "My son is a bruiser"
    • "Anybody can learn how to give a beating, it's learning how to take a beating that is the tricky part"
    • The appeal of combat sports
    • Being honest with oneself is the antidote to ending up like Ted Haggard
    • Dogma and ideologies
    • The fear of facing the universe without certainties
    • Ideology is a disease
    • Lessening the hold of fear
    • Inspiration as fuel for heroism
    • The quest for self-perfection is something that any human being who is not an ass should be on
    • Sakuraba epic 2000 Grand Prix
    • MMA work ethic
    • Carlos Newton
    • The joys of the internet

  • Episode 48 - Don't Throw Away the Hero in Your Soul

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • An Interracial Love Story Ending in Genocide

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • In the Black Hills to spread Jim Weddell's ashes
    • Kurdish women fighters vs IS
    • Please check out my public Facebook page
    • Three year old survives 11 days with her dog in a Siberian forest
    • What it means to be a man in today's world
    • Nietzsche: "I have known noble ones who lost their highest hope. And since then they looked down on all high hopes… Once they thought of becoming heroes; but to them now the hero is a source of shame and fear. By my love and hope I beg you: don’t throw away the hero in your soul. Maintain holy your highest hope!”
    • Do what needs to be done, motherfucker. No one wants to hear your excuses
    • Having the strength to be kind when life is not

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Sarah Palin having an orgy with the teletubbies

    The "Iz Moment":

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • They should put me in charge of creating weed strains. High as a hobbit.
    • Marley's Dream
    • Jack Churchill

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Helping two ladies avoid rape

  • Episode 47 - Amber Lyon and The Joy of Being Alive

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

    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

  • Episode 46 - The Flu Game

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Lot Saves Angels from Gang Rape, Then Raped by Daughters

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Huston Smith and defending religious fundamentalists
    • The curse of "scientism"
    • Paul Feyerabend and Graham Hancock against scientific fundamentalists
    • Why Socrates was considered to be the wisest man Greece
    • If you haven't experienced plenty of moments that can't be explained by religion or science, you need to get out more often
    • Alan Watt's "wisdom of insecurity" (here's something I wrote about him: link)
    • Please check out my public Facebook page
    • Using a hammer to eat pasta
    • Religion and science are only as good as the individuals involved

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • The joys of male anatomy
    • Penis weights!

    The "Iz Moment":

    • What if Merida wants to kill herself
    • I'm not playing at being a ninja, I am...

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • MJ and the Flu game
    • The most exciting part of the World Cup final was when I checked an old Muay Thai fight on youtube
    • Why the World Cup fascinated me nonetheless
    • My father and Michael Jordan

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • How to prevent your sensitivity from turning into a weakness
    • The Nietzsche chapter in On the Warrior's Path
    • Joy in the midst of desperation" Ikkyu
    • Finding good humans
    • Why I teach college

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

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

    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

  • Episode 44 - Big Waves

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Noah Drunk and Naked Sexually Assaulted by Son

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • A giraffe licked one year old Daniele's head--the giraffe Messiah
    • The unholy alliance between private interests and government
    • The political system was designed prior to the internet
    • How to get money out of politics

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • MLK and Star Trek
    • Flying dreams
    • Chuang Tzu and the butterfly

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Gender Confusion
    • I don't want any more ice cream or toys. just don't go to work

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Psychedelics and the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Hashish tea, meeting Albert Hoffman, salvia, DMT with Duncan, sacred psychedelics, Hinduism and Soma
    • I thought I was hallucinating but it's just that Duncan's ceiling is fucked up
    • Rich, sorority girls on drugs and the movie Dracula
    • Fighting a war vs. the Iraqi at 13, going to a Grateful Dead concert, taking LSD and seeing God
    • There's no fairness in fighting. The time to be nice is before a fight begins. Men hitting women and vice versa.

  • Episode 43 - Cara Santa Maria and Nerd Power

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Episode:

    • Cara Santa Maria: Daniele can't keep it straight saying her name
    • Why so few female podcasters
    • Nerd pride
    • Mixing is the language of life
    • Daniele is more in touch with his feminine side than it is wise for a straight man to acknowledge
    • The Princess Bride and Jerry Garcia make me cry
    • Responses to women in power: too soft or too hard
    • The politics of prison
    • Cara wants voting to be mandatory
    • Cara had an easier time teaching science in Texas than in New York
    • Cara was seriously freaked out by Orthodox Jews
    • Growing up Mormon
    • Science and cheerleading
    • Same words, different meanings
    • Atheist fundamentalism?
    • Neither believing nor disbelieving
    • Different views on how much knowledge humans have
    • Everyone uses evidence
    • Paul K. Feyerabend
    • Debating without arguing
    • No attachment to who wins
    • Focusing on results rather than getting your way
    • Accepting to be vulnerable
    • Cara's new podcast
    • Making decisions that benefit everyone

  • Episode 42 - Jimi Hendrix's Heir

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    If you have a moment, please do us a solid and fill out our listener survey. This will help us learn more about how you listen to the show and will ultimately help us create a better podcast. http://thedrunkentaoist.com/survey

    Episode artwork by Peter Westermann

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino:

    • Father Bolelli is on vacation. Sorry!

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • New Podcast in 2014: Hardcore History with an accent!
    • The Godfather conversation with Dan Carlin
    • Dan Carlin appreciation moment: kissing the ring
    • The complex relationship between financial well being and happiness
    • I don't mind money. I mind the time and energy needed to make it
    • Discussing Fast Food Nation
    • Everyone believes they are middle class
    • Sad stories about Bolelli's upbringing: video games, guest-swallowing carpets, etc.

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • An encounter with an Armenian hairdresser on a crusade to exterminate all hair
    • Buying stocks in a company selling shooting targets designed for extreme right wingers

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Iz war face: "I'll punch them in the face and drop them in hot lava"
    • Taking Jimi Hendrix' place
    • Gallows Pole by Led Zeppelin

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The meaning of the new Drunken Taoist t-shirt: life lived without the 3,000 inhibitions that keep human beings caged
    • Rescuing your t-shirt (and your mailman) from cannibals: my own personal ninja squad
    • The glorious Bennett from Sure Design
    • Happy Nietzsche: the next step in human evolution
    • If you meet the Buddha, kill him
    • Decades into the future, someone will write a PhD dissertation on the subtle meanings of the Drunken Taoist t-shirt
    • Content inertia?
    • Mastery in one art vs. high skill in several

  • BONUS Episode 2 - Duncan Trussell Joins Us in Honor of Geoff Moxham

    Intro:

    Our listener Chimmy Moxham decided to sponsor a bonus episode in memory of his father Geoff. This is a non-commercial sponsorship since there's absolutely nothing to sell. If you'd like to check out Geoff's website purely for knowledge's sake, here you go: http://bodgershovel.com.

    • A podcast made with blood
    • Being too safe is going to kill you
    • Duncan and his ayahuasca trip
    • Duncan may return from his trip as Priscilla Trussell
    • Fun: tennis with an alien praying mantis
    • Playing tag with machetes
    • Amber Lyon is my new favorite mood-altering drug
    • Rich's father death journey
    • Duncan and the pre-stage butterflies
    • Michael Jordan, Robin Williams, Joe Rogan and being cool to your audience
    • Despising one's students: a teacher's ultimate sin

  • Episode 41 - Joey Figueroa About the Epic John Milius, the Teddy Bear with the AK-47

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Episode:

    • Don't play "Cherry Pie" or Joey will strangle you with a G-string
    • Daniele has no problems with superlatives
    • Childhood obsession for Milius's movies
    • The four amigos: Spielberg, Milius, Coppola, Lucas
    • A picture of MIlius with no guns?!?
    • Directing as self defense
    • Daniele would give somebody else's right arm for fiction written by Milius
    • How a 1/2 hour meet and greet turned into a 6 hour conversation
    • Milius would say 'fuck you' in a very poetic way
    • I love Milius for the same reasons I love Evan Tanner--all heart, all epic
    • Alligators with a moat: what the UFC would like had Milius had his way.
    • The Rome TV series
    • Carlin talks about history the way Milius directs
    • "You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star" -Nietzsche
    • Milius would never do The Goonies. He only did movies he wanted to make
    • Handing a loaded gun to Martin Sheen to "help" him deliver lines better
    • Inviting the Hell's Angels to lunch at the Warner Studios
    • Mike V loved the Milius documentary
    • Pulling the trigger
    • How the Conan soundtrack helped John as he was between life and death
    • Conan trilogy?!?
    • John Milius: The Teddy Bear with the AK-47, The Zen Anarchist, A Threat to Western Civilization
    • "I'm really a hippie. Everybody thinks I'm right wing but I'm really a hippie. It’s just that the hippies wouldn’t elect me as king. And I wanna be king”.
    • Sergio Altieri, the Italian version of John Milius
    • Joey's journey into documentary-making
    • Daniele's meeting with Harrison Ford
    • Tarantino: one of the few modern directors in Milius' mold

  • Episode 40 - Juvenile and Proud To Be

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Father's Bolelli Sunday School: The Bible according to Quentin Tarantino

    • Spilling Seed, Bad. Sex with Your Daughter in Law in Exchange for a Goat, Fine

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Our female listeners speak out
    • The Disney princess narrative works against us
    • A Taoist approach to operating outside the rules
    • If you really want to know how things are, ask an outlaw
    • Most people never question the norms of their times
    • New Agers think Daniele is "negative"
    • Juvenile and proud to be
    • Don't confuse me with an intellectual. It's not who I am nor who I want to be
    • "Serious": the favorite word of cops, priests and sadistic teachers
    • Teaser: if you dig Dan Carlin's style, you may enjoy an announcement in an upcoming episode

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Everyone speaks English like me

    The "Iz Moment":

    • The connection to My Little Pony
    • Don't you want all the women to say 'oh, he's such a manly man'
    • I have a boyfriend and I want to be a ninja
    • Iz and Orlando Furioso "Of ladies, cavaliers, of love and war, of courtesies and brave deeds--I sing"
    • Why do kids have so many nightmares?

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Italian outlaw Bulla
    • Buffalo Calf Road Woman

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The religious use of marijuana
    • Marijuana and female orgasms
    • The balance between pushing yourself and burning out
    • Jesus and wealth

  • Episode 39 - Scott Sigler: Forging a Writing Career

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • The story of the great Matt Staggs
    • 130 rejection letters later...
    • Forging a career path by giving stuff away for free and asking fans to help
    • Sigler is a damn marketing genius
    • Daniele cries at movies... a lot
    • Scott as a kid: discovering he liked to be scared
    • Reading books for school is just not fun
    • Why Journalism is dying
    • Moral of the story: keep beating your little brothers
    • Too stupid to know when to quit
    • The tale of a world renowned violinist playing in the subway
    • The future of publishing
    • Scott's writing process
    • Aliens playing football
    • Daniele gives birth every time he writes
    • Having written is much better than writing
    • Please no more books about dysfunctional families
    • Scott heading for the big screen
    • Nerding out about Lost and Justified
    • Good writing: hardening your nipples and sending a tingling in your groin
    • Dealing with customer reviews
    • Perceptions of reality
    • Check out scottsigler.com

  • Episode 38 - Thomas Paine, Tom Robbins, and Nutella-Juggling Elephants

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • The greatest modern American novelist Tom Robbins (and why we can't have him as a guest). The discovery of how joy and depth can go hand in hand--or, how Tom Robbins saved me.
    • How the new drunken taoist t-shirt can get you fired
    • Tom Robbins and wine
    • The Pope cussing like a sailor: "In questo cazzo..."

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Iz's dream: a nutella-juggling elephant and pink-skirted dancing kangaroos
    • Why is Nutella not sponsoring us?
    • Can't dial 911 to save an evil bastard

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The wild life of Thomas Pain

    The "Iz Moment":

    • The uncanny ability to pick up the most inappropriate lyrics in any song and repeat it at the worst possible moment. "Weed is life, weed is reality". Thanks Snoop...
    • Watching UFC with Iz and comparing and contrasting Bruce Lee's and Jimi Hendrix's death in between rounds
    • Hercules and the Magic Fart. Thor Goes to Anger Management Classes. Tired of Poachers, the Baby Pandas Get the AK-47. Bugs Bunny, Al Capone and Prohibition on Alcohol
    • Hobbit toys

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Pull ups! (and tequila pull ups)
    • Dennis Rodman and heart
    • North Korean dictators and crazy Roman emperors
    • Daniele's perverted writing process. Albinoni and highly emotional states. Writing from a place of intensity.

  • Episode 37 - The Great Dr. Mark Cheng: Healing and Fighting

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • Mark's learning journey among the best in martial arts, kettlebells, and medicine
    • Knowing how to break the body in order to know how to heal the body
    • The three legs of Chinese medicine
    • Parking lot syndrome
    • No one camp has all the answers
    • How modern medicine confuses symptoms and root causes, and how the insurance system is screwing up medicine
    • If you have a good experience with a doctor, let people know. Social media as a tool to reward good doctors
    • Mark's self-pleasuring run through Wilshire Blvd had banks been allowed to fail
    • The horrendous decline in the health of the average American. Genetics haven't changed much in 50 years, but physical education has
    • What's good when you are running away from a saber-tooth tiger vs. what's good during regular exercise
    • Check out Mark's DVD about prehab-rehab and his other websites:
    • "If i do my job correctly, I have the shittiest business plan ever"
    • Why in the Third World they have less back problems than in the United States
    • Standing desks and barefoot running
    • Why good jiujitsu guys tell you to use less muscle
    • Why Shuai Jiao is a badass martial art
    • Reasons for the low reputation of Chinese martial arts
    • Practicing martial arts for life rather than screwing up your life because of your practice
    • Mark's parenting philosophy
    • Mark needs an endorsement from Crown Royal
    • Micro workouts
    • Listen to your critics
    • Daniele was an envious little shit. Inspiration vs. envy: different responses to the same stimulus
    • Losing as a great educational experience

  • Episode 36 - Black Elk's Vision, Thranduil's Dilemma And The Bodhisatva Way

    Intro:

    • "Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I'm still in love with life"
    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • NEW DRUNKEN TAOIST T-SHIRTS!!!!! Straight from Bolelli's perverted brain, through the artistic hand of Savannah Em, here are the new Drunken Taoist t-shirts: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/. If you thought our previous t-shirt was risky, you haven't seen anything yet. In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which is always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. For any questions, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com.
    • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here: http://amzn.to/N2Logr.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Why so few women? The "Get Women for Bolelli Campaign". Bring us some ladies as listeners and we'll even shower and wear deodorant for our female audience.
    • The Thranduil dilemma. When evil is running loose, and the world is getting destroyed, can you afford to shut yourself away in a tiny, safe forest?
    • Until I bring happiness to all, fix all environmental problems, and defeat Death, I am a complete failure.
    • I understand all too well Black Elk's pain.
    • The Bodhisatva path: I will not access full enlightenment until the last blade of grass is enlightened.
    • The Bodhisatva wakes up in the middle of the night with pearls of sweat running down his spine.
    • How to affect the environment you live in.
    • Heroism in the face of hopelessness.
    • Chapter 8 of On the Warrior's Path: "The Warrior as Bodhisatva".

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Iz "I need to go back in the dream to save him."
    • High as a baby.
    • Who's that dog barking? Oh... it's me.

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Little Norwegian boy driving a car: "I'm not a boy. I'm a dwarf who forgot his driving license."
    • The epic tale of Hugh Glass and the grizzly.

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Broke a promise? Then chop your ear off.
    • I wanna see the movie where they cut his father's head off and he wants revenge.
    • I really like the song, but not the meaning. I don't wanna be like other girls. I wanna be like me.

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • How to find a spiritual practice in the midst of parenting an infant: micro-meditation.
    • Self-indulgence balanced with healthy/altruistic actions.
    • I love mid-life crisis.
    • Taoism: philosophy or religion?
    • Fighting or not fighting--that is the question. No attachment to outcome.

  • Episode 35 - Tait Fletcher, Nothing but Heart

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • T-SHIRTS!!!!!! In addition to our traditional Drunken Taoist logo t-shirt, which are always in stock and ready to ship, we are now taking pre-orders for the new design. See if you can spot yours truly, Iz, Duncan Trussell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ikkyu Sojun, Tom Robbins, Shiva and Ganesh, Dionysus and Pan, Rich Evirs, Savannah Em, Buddha (or, what's left of him) in the midst of the Dionysian revelries taking place in the forest. Thank you to the epic Savannah Em for the art and to Bennett Grunberg from Sure Design for his support with this. If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything. You can take a look at the old and new designs here: http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/
    • If you find yourself in need of a hangover remedy (as listeners of something called "The Drunken Taoist" may be bound to do), please check out the website and use the code DRUNKTAO for a 10% discount. Money back guarantee and free shipping to make things easier for you.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • From Classical Literature to MMA
    • A "colored" history: selling dope to bikers in exchange for guns... the typical activities of all classical literature majors
    • Bank robberies and jail
    • Shooting dope with a 40 year old junkie stimulates Tait to try a different path
    • Tait's experience with kung fu and aikido. "If I showed you what I really know, it'd would kill you" :)
    • Full contact stick-fighting as a form of therapy
    • Tait's brand of paying it forward
    • Training under Greg Jackson
    • "Life is hard. If you got to drink a bottle of Jack Daniels to get through the day, I fucking get it." But being ready to offer alternatives
    • Standing in the light
    • An ant trying to fight a tank
    • "I am not interested in having a business... I am interested in a revolution"
    • The windingo is the number one enemy in the world
    • Alan Watts on good materialism
    • Self-perfection through mutual benefit
    • Tait about Taoism, Marcus Aurelius and living in the moment
    • Greg Jackson "You gotta get comfortable when other men are uncomfortable" and Hoka Hey!
    • A good, safe strategy vs. embracing having no control
    • Authenticity: Daniele and Tait don't feel Eckhart Tolle
    • "Life is bigger than any ideology." Freeing ourselves from obedience to any ideology
    • Discussing the ultimate questions (life, death, the universe) with Iz. Lack of certainties and the focus on being happy
    • Richard Pryor doing for Civil Rights as much as Martin Luther King
    • Rich and Tait on "Breaking Bad"
    • Having the strength to be kind when life is not
    • Look on iTunes for "Pirate Life with Tait Fletcher", here's Tait's website: http://taitgfletcher.com and his twitter https://twitter.com/TaitimusMaximus

  • Episode 34 - Elizabeth Han

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you find yourself in need of a hangover remedy (as listeners of something called "The Drunken Taoist" may be bound to do), please check out the website and use the code DRUNKTAO for a 10% discount. Money back guarantee and free shipping to make things easier for you.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

  • BONUS Episode 1 - An Asian Baby Speaking English with an Italian Accent

    Intro:

    BONUS EPISODE!!!!! The good folks at DHM Depot have decided to sponsor a bonus episode! If you find yourself in need of a hangover remedy (as listeners of something called "The Drunken Taoist" may be bound to do), please check out their website and use the code DRUNKTAO for a 10% discount. Money back guarantee and free shipping to make things easier for you. Let's thank the guys who brought you a free extra episode by supporting their business.

    Thank you to Amos Kingfisher for providing the logo used to illustrate this episode!

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • I must have offended Ganesh. People in charge of opening doors hate me
    • Iz cartoons: Ganesh as Superman
    • Change, the wonders of internet and connecting authors and public directly
    • The joys of never having had to ask anyone permission to create The Drunken Taoist Podcast
    • Thank you guys for freeing us from the tyranny of the guardians of the doors

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Mexican Memories
    • Swimming with mermaids while on mushrooms
    • 11 year old Daniele ends up in a brothel by mistake
    • "Why doesn't my mom take me on vacation to Switzerland?"
    • Wasps on the bus
    • The pyramid in Chichen Itza broke my watch

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • One of the biggest "what ifs?" in history: how a failed siege changed the religions of the world

    The "Iz Moment":

    • An Asian baby speaking English with an Italian accent
    • The South Central version of Three Little Birds
    • Being real about death and existential discussions

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Hurting yourself through anger
    • Don't expect things to be fair. If they are, it's a pleasant surprise
    • Daniele's MMA experience

  • Episode 33 - Aubrey Marcus and Creating Your Own Life

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • We love freedom except if you engage in activities that we don't approve. Then, screw freedom
    • Simple laws to follow: don't hurt humans and the environment. Aubrey Marcus for president
    • Dolphins getting high: if you are a dolphin, it's hard to get ayahuasca
    • Guilt as the gateway drug to giving away your power
    • One of the problems with religions: fighting over semantics, using the same words to mean radically different things
    • A prime example: "God"
    • "All crackers are terrible"
    • Tweaking your message depending on who's in front of you
    • The transformations of Catholicism
    • Most people don't choose, but follow what they have been taught. Mindfulness as an antidote to being a robot
    • Not this or that, but this and that
    • Nuanced worldviews vs. binary thinking "The nature of the business is complexity. If you can't deal with it, you have no business dealing with history or with life"
    • The Warrior Poet philosophy: applied Taoism
    • The ghost of Chris Ryan haunts our conversation
    • The challenge of the Twenty-First Century: Cosmic Tribes
    • South Dakota experiences
    • Creating powerful rituals for 21st century tribes
    • The power of the mind
    • To go to college or not to go
    • How the Italian military service pushed me into academia
    • Getting college credit for Latin and ping-pong
    • Aubrey about jealousy and what that says about you
    • Jealousy is the opposite of love
    • The evil law of the universe: the least you need something, the more likely you are to get it
    • Neediness is not attractive
    • How Bruce Campbell Saved Daniele's Wedding
    • Check out Aubrey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WarriorPoetUS

  • Episode 32 - Creating a Philosophy That Elevates the Quality of Life

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Create Your Own School Part II: here are our answers
    • "I am only interested in a philosophy that elevates the quality of life. If it doesn't do that, it's an insult to the trees it was written on"
    • The cure for boredom

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • A bear tries to break into Daniele's kitchen. A gnome on a tiny saddle is probably riding him.

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The Pat Tillman Story

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Iz punching Santa in the nose
    • I'm a bad parent, guilt induced bloodshed, knives as meditation teachers
    • "I want no other Dada. I want you forever and ever... or... until you die..."

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Daniele's problem with the military: lack of choice. The trouble of being the muscle to carry out someone else's plan
    • The trap of attachment: the paradox of love without attachment. Attachment breeds Fear and Fear destroys your life
    • Is a half-assed Taoist still a Taoist?
    • If are surrounded by boring normality... what then?

  • Episode 31 - Learning to be a Good Samurai

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    A book by a fellow Drunken Taoist listener: Amazon link

    And the YouTube channel of another one (Mr. marriage proposal in the sky): http://www.youtube.com/philcain100

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • The sacredness of keeping one's word: the foundation of integrity
    • Why are white lies better than black lies?!?
    • Ritual suicide: the Samurai way to say "i'm sorry"
    • "I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?"
    • I watched Conan the Barbarian too many times to be a forgiving type
    • Learning to be a good Samurai

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • Apologies to the Swiss!
    • The orgasm-counting gnome is suing me for working him over time and giving him carpal tunnel
    • Teaching class with no pants on
    • The joys of wine: American History was never this much fun

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • From Thoreau to Gandhi to Martin Luther King: ripples in a pond

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Bob Marley may be my son in law
    • Painting the whole world pink
    • How you can get manly muscles: drunken workouts

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The greatness of Alan Watts and Krishnamurti passing through Bruce Lee
    • The dilemma of chasing a vision vs. economic security
    • Making escape plans and freeing yourself from slavery
    • Having kids in a dangerous world
    • "In the beginning it was fear"

  • Episode 30 - Gloria Mattioni, a Tribute to the Epic Life of James R. Weddell

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • And last but not least, please use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    • My own sweet mom joins us to celebrate the 10 years of freedom, the birthday, and the life of Dakota warrior James Weddell
    • "Ista": the man's eyes could see through everything
    • Daniele about funerals and weddings
    • The significance of eagle feathers
    • A crazy mix of bravery and generosity
    • The power of dreaming
    • The Yankton Reservation
    • Becoming an outlaw because of stepping up to defend people
    • How a deer helped him escape from juvenile detention
    • The Pork Plant Takeover
    • A gunfight among friends: Jim's complex relationship with Russell Means
    • A story of the war for the Black Hills: from Crazy Horse and the Little Bighorn to the day when some of the poorest people in the U.S. rejected millions of dollars awarded to them by the Supreme Court. James and the Black Hills
    • Jim in his own words
    • A yuwipi with Crow Dog
    • The legal case and the insane sentence
    • South Dakota Great Escape
    • America's Most Wanted vs. the United Red Brotherhood
    • A fugitive on Pine Ridge
    • Dodging assassins in prison
    • Missing court reporters and attempted robberies don't stop the fight for Jim's freedom: a ten year war
    • Poetic justice: William Janklow charged with manslaughter
    • if you can understand Italian http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUMfslsETcc&feature=share
    • When I first met Jim, he was whiter than me
    • Always think of what's best for the people
    • The White Swan Singers
    • We are preparing a private edition of a book written by Gloria Mattioni about Jim's life. Please email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com if you are interested.

  • Episode 29 - Robert Greene, Master Strategist

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, or other hemp products, checkout www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist.
    • And last but not least, please use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts of our sponsor at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • Daniele receives as a gift an orgasm-counting gnome

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • Daniele threads on dangerous ground with his opening question
    • Robert's books are now banned in prisons
    • Watch out for those looking to screw you over with a smile and a handshake
    • Robert as martial arts and/or chess master
    • Dealing with things for what they are rather than how you wish them to be
    • Robert on his Zen practice
    • A Taoist thread through Robert's writings
    • Robert's journey through many, many, many different jobs
    • Finding your passion
    • Playing the cards you are given in the most amazing possible way
    • Rejecting victimhood and becoming an alchemist of life
    • Robert on his latest book, "Mastery"
    • Chuang Tzu's butcher
    • State of flow and the limits of intelligence
    • Freddie Roach and creating opportunities
    • Soulless jobs and forgetting what you love
    • Rich will be eaten by sharks (and like it)
    • Robert's love for unorthodox personalities
    • Machiavelli and the chessboard of Italy. Chatting about "The Borgias"
    • Robert and Daniele get giggly and excited about the "Rome" TV series
    • Robert on his next book
    • Here's Robert's website http://powerseductionandwar.com
    • Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertGreene

  • Episode 28 - Cannibal Dreams and Fighting Seals (the animals, not the special forces)

    Intro:

    • Thank you to our sponsors, Chris O'Dell from Datsusara, and Aubrey Marcus from Onnit. If you are interested in computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. If you are in the market for supplements, workout gear, or great foods, use our own podcast link for a discount with Onnit by going to www.onnit.com/taoist. Also, here's the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works.
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • Thank you to Cold Steel for sending us some of their amazing knives. To check out their very extensive catalog, visit http://www.coldsteel.com

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Drunken Taoist homework: create your own school curriculum and discover what the hell you want to do in life.
    • Building an anti-quitting muscle.
    • How to respond when things don't go your way.
    • Daniele's most embarrassing MMA fight, and his proudest.

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • "Someone at school ate my nonna!" Cannibal dreams and fighting seals (the animals, not the special forces).

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Lozen, a badass Apache woman.

    The "Iz Moment":

    • e need to paint General Kwan pink.
    • If one boyfriend is a good thing, more than one must be even better. Chris Ryan would be proud.
    • Spirits kissing and waking her up.

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The Tupac-Nick Drake experiment
    • Daniele's next book: a sort of memoir... about fear
    • Learning to listen
    • Gardening the ego

  • Episode 27 - Tai Chi Teacher, Writer and Taoist Monk Arthur Rosenfeld: Macho Buddha!

    Intro:

    • A million thanks to Aubrey Marcus and Onnit for supporting the podcast. Please familiarize yourself with the awesome stuff available by Onnit--from supplements to workout gear to great foods. Use our own podcast link for a discount by going to www.onnit.com/taoist. Show Aubrey some love and let him know he didn't make a mistake by sponsoring us.
    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you want to buy a Drunken Taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site: www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich.
    • Thank you to Cold Steel for sending us some of their amazing knives. To check out their very extensive catalog, visit www.coldsteel.com.
    • Happy birthday Rich!!

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • Writing sixteen books and having a TV show is barely more than an accident in the life of a seeker
    • Questioning everything is the name of the game
    • Trading time for money
    • Why martial arts? From David Carradine to the Holocaust, passing through stolen lunch money
    • The joys of martial arts politics. If you put one martial artist alone in a room, before too long he'll be arguing with himself.
    • "I look at you and I see Moy Yat" and spits: a typical Chinese martial arts story
    • Stumbling onto the Da Vinci of martial arts
    • Chinese culture puzzles Daniele
    • Good God, why don't you listen to Bolelli?"--the sentence that everyone on earth should be speaking
    • Becoming an ordained Taoist monk
    • Writing a love story about Lao Tzu
    • Star Wars and Taoism
    • The art of embracing simplicity while having salmon flown in from Scotland for lunch
    • Government permission to reincarnate... only in China!
    • Favorite translations of the tao te ching
    • Arthur on the web: http://arthurrosenfeld.com and https://twitter.com/Machobuddha

  • Episode 26 - Streetfighting Buddha and Empathy

    Intro:

    • A million thanks to Aubrey Marcus and Onnit for supporting the podcast. Please familiarize yourself with the awesome stuff available by Onnit--from supplements to workout gear to great foods. Use our own podcast link for a discount by going to www.onnit.com/taoist. Show Aubrey some love and let him know he didn't make a mistake by sponsoring us.
    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • Thank you to Cold Steel for sending us some of their amazing knives. To check out their very extensive catalog, visit http://www.coldsteel.com

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other!thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Reading people and empathy
    • Lama spit, the shining moon and a Tibetan monk's enlightenment

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • This month... I have no dream

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Reacting to the people around us
    • Disorganized spirituality vs. organized religion: how institutions are the enemy of creativity and dogma's best friend
    • Spirits. Beliefs are blind men musing about the nature of light
    • The dilemma of sweet people and MMA. How to develop an edge without losing tenderness. Balancing yin and yang

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Knockout farts and ants
    • Please put on your pretty dress and stop hitting me on the head with an elephant
    • Writing an autobiography entitled "Black and Proud"
    • You are the craziest freak I ever met in my life

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Siddhartha Gautama, harems, the Four Sights, on the quest for enlightenment, the dilemma of attachment
    • Weddings, holidays, first time having sex
    • It's all up to you

  • Episode 25 - A Tribute to Evan Tanner with Top MMA Director Bobby Razak

    Intro:

    • We have a new sponsor! A million thanks to Aubrey Marcus and Onnit for supporting the podcast. Please familiarize yourself with the awesome stuff available by Onnit--from supplements to workout gear to great foods. Use our own podcast link for a discount by going to www.onnit.com/taoist. Show Aubrey some love and let him know he didn't make a mistake by sponsoring us.
    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you want to buy a Drunken Taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site: www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich.
    • Thank you to Cold Steel for sending us some of their amazing knives. To check out their very extensive catalog, visit www.coldsteel.com.

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • Making the world a better place through cage-fighting
    • "I will not live by rules that make no sense to me" - Evan Tanner
    • "One of the ultimate things a human can learn is kindness for their fellow humans"
    • Joe Rogan on Evan Tanner
    • Daniele's article about Evan Tanner http://www.danielebolelli.com/2013/09/25/on-death-evan-tanner-daniele-bolelli
    • A lesson in samurai spirit: Evan Tanner vs. Rich Franklin II
    • Evan brings out the best and worst in people
    • There are more epic qualities in Tanner's failures than in most cynical critics' greatest successes
    • See Evan Tanner speak http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBwjaPyqxYc
    • Evan Tanner part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y0LadiZdOA
    • Here's Bobby Razak's website: http://www.bobbyrazakmovies.com
    • And this is the link to support Bobby's movie http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/evan-tanner-film
    • Daniele is thrilled to talk with someone with an accent as thick as his (or at least, that's what he thinks... let's not shatter his illusions)
    • Bobby and his work with Tapout
    • How Bobby became MMA's premiere director
    • Rich and Bobby geek out about cameras and other high tech toys
    • Bobby's vision for the Tanner film
    • Tanner and Nietzsche
    • Chatting about "Girlfight" and the limited budgets
    • The desert...
    • How Tanner refused a very lucrative Tapout sponsorship, because he preferred his shorts with no logo on
    • Thank you to the hot woman who seduced Daniele and convinced him to stay into the United States
    • Relationships in L.A. (and anywhere in the world for that manner)
    • The pace of life in L.A.
    • A drone may be hovering over Bobby
    • All the power to Joe Rogan!
    • "Now, you may ask if I regret it, if I would do it differently if I could, if I would take it back. NOT A CHANCE!!!!! I went for it. I put it all on the line. I always will. I knew what the consequences would be if I failed, and I was willing to accept them. So, any of you reading who might be feeling a twinge of sympathy, don't. I made my decisions, and I accept the consequences. I'm no victim. And to those who are thinking about preaching at me, don't bother. I won't hear you. I haven't accomplished anything in this life worth remembering by playing it safe. That's boring to me anyway." - Evan Tanner

  • Episode 24 - Climbing Naked to the Top of the Castle

    Intro:

    • We have a new sponsor! A million thanks to Aubrey Marcus and Onnit for supporting the podcast. Please familiarize yourself with the awesome stuff available by Onnit--from supplements to workout gear to great foods. Use our own pod cast link for a discount by going to www.onnit.com/taoist. Show Aubrey some love and let him know he didn't make a mistake by sponsoring us.
    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www .coracaoconfections.com.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straig ht to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • Thank you to Cold Steel for sending us some of their amazing knives. To check out their very extensive catalog, visit www.coldsteel.com

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Isabella seeing Rick Santorum on TV: "Dada, that man freaks me out"
    • I missed a meeting with Kate Upton because of Isabella. That fuckin' kid owes me big time
    • Boobs are proof that we live in a good universe. Nutella covered boobs are even better
    • "I'll get my revenge"
    • Tomatoes and squirrels (except that Daniele can't pronounce the word "squirrel")
    • Why Iz wants a dog costume

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Rich saved a child from an exploding grenade... maybe...
    • Why conspiracy theories bug the hell out of me
    • The fear that perhaps no one is in charge
    • Big Brother is an inefficient dumbass
    • "The Walking Dead" offers a therapeutic shortcut to Zen enlightenment
    • Selling positive pregnancy tests on Craiglist

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • The Sforza Family coat of arms is badass, but it should be replaced with The Drunken Taoist logo
    • Daniele becomes Duke of Milan, and performs a public service by climbing naked to the highest tower of the Castle, screaming at the sun and blessing the new day

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Jokes and good taste: exorcising horror through comedy vs. just being a dick
    • MMA
    • The ethics of sexually frustrated marijuana plants
    • Dogma is dangerous no matter the source

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The man who wouldn't die

  • Episode 23 - Dan Carlin: The Man Who Can Make History Fun

    Intro:

    • A million thanks to Aubrey Marcus and Onnit for supporting the podcast. Please familiarize yourself with the awesome stuff available by Onnit--from supplements to workout gear to great foods. Use our own podcast link for a discount by going to www.onnit.com/taoist. Show Aubrey some love and let him know he didn't make a mistake by sponsoring us.
    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you want to buy a Drunken Taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist.
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md.
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site: www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich.

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • Hardcore History: Daniele's favorite podcast
    • The good, old days when historians were great storytellers
    • The horrors of academic history
    • Why journalists can make history come to life better than historians
    • The balance between forging tough individuals while giving them love: can you win a war against your grandparents?
    • Splitting history in two separate disciplines
    • Why so few people question the norms of their times
    • The mechanics of Dan's podcast
    • Hardcore History follows the wisdom of Taoist sage Jimmy Page: "tight but loose"
    • The future of politics: why the two political parties have to go
    • The godfathers of podcasting: shaping the future
    • Hardcore History's bookkeeping
    • Dan plays violin on a very busy street: the global street performer
    • Dan during the L.A. Riots: curfew breaking, driving on Sunset Blvd. at midnight with no lights and no cars around, the army on the streets....
    • The origins of the Common Sense podcast
    • Daniele likes Dan's approach for the very same reason why the radio establishment hated it. A human being rather than an ideological clone. How everyone in the radio business knows that Rush Limbaugh doesn't believe what he says.
    • "This idea that there's a single ideology, or a philosophy, that is right. And you can follow it and it will work for every problem... I'm sorry but to me it's ridiculous."
    • "I have very strong convictions about certain things but I don't have this ideology that requires me to stay of the same opinion"
    • "If convictions mean that you are not allowed to rationally consider each issue on the merits, then I'd rather not have convictions"
    • Dan Carlin, the king of nuance.
    • We use the same Nietzsche and Whitman quotes
    • "If I know ahead of time what you are going to say about any given topic, it's because you are going by the rule book,which defeats the purpose of being an aware human being"
    • "The fact that you can't get history from the History Channel makes it that much better for me"
    • "If the show is too smart for you, it's not our fault"
    • Dan is one of the few who can pronounce my name
    • Common Sense is partially banned in China. The internet and its enemies (Dianne Feinstein is fuckin' scary)
    • On Boxing and freedom, Alexander the Great and the Kennedy assassination.

  • Episode 22 - Gladiators for World Peace

    Intro:

    • We have a new sponsor! A million thanks to Aubrey Marcus and Onnit for supporting the podcast. Please familiarize yourself with the awesome stuff available by Onnit--from supplements to workout gear to great foods. Use our own podcast link for a discount by going to www.onnit.com/taoist. Show Aubrey some love and let him know he didn't make a mistake by sponsoring us.
    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straig ht to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • Roberto Banchini and family: the sword in the stone and the arms-eating wolf.
    • The joys of sleep, lightning storms and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea.
    • Iz at the book presentation (see this episode pic)
    • A big thank you to Cecelia Big Crow!
    • Emails from Malawi?!? Really?!?

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Public speaking in Italy, English is great for ruling an empire, Italian is for seducing women. To get stuff done, use English. To have fun, use Italian.
    • We think the Pope smokes weed
    • Daniele listens to himself speaking English in "I Am Bruce Lee" dubbed into Italian by some other guy
    • Gladiators for World Peace: the solution to violence against civilians and overpopulation in one package
    • Daniele had breakfast in Milan yards away from where 2,000 years ago lions used to have Christians for breakfast
    • I have a message for the Church on behalf of the spirit of Mr. Giordano Bruno (this will be used in one of the future episode pics). Plus the best Sangria in Rome
    • Daniele breaks five commandments within five hundred yards of the Vatican
    • The evils of Scientism and blind-faith Atheism. Socrates and the Oracle of Delphi: the wisdom of knowing you don't know
    • Daniele's problems with New Atheists: lack of creativity, the limits of critical intelligence, why Thomas Paine kicks all of their asses, and why Create Your Own Religion is a difficult book to market

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • The return of the gnome!

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The miracle of Holy Water is that you don't fall dead when you touch it
    • Goddesses of Mercy: a piece of advice that is illegal in 49 1/2 states
    • Discipline: very unsexy but very useful word. The Samurai approach
    • "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step"

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Thanks to Tony Loquasto for inspiration. The 47 Ronin story: one of the greatest revenge tales ever

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Iz's new favorite song "I Fought the Law" by the Clash
    • We need to write Katy Perry and let her know she may get in trouble at school if she says the word "bitch"
    • "Your love gets me so high"
    • "I'm so happy to play with you" "And I'm so happy you didn't die yet"

  • Episode 21 - Duncan Trussell and the Net of Indra

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM.
    • If you want to buy a Drunken Taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates:
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site: www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • We are planning to have Dan Carlin on the show soon. If you have questions for Dan, please post them on the forum (see below).
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich.
    • Two weeks of vacation a year? That's crap.

    Forum: we launched The Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum.

    • Duncan thought this was the best year of his life--minus the death of his mother and having a ball chopped off
    • Tragedy and Empathy
    • The deadly sin of taking things for granted
    • Tragedy tends to make people become nicer... or meaner
    • Working out with Joe Rogan
    • Duncan had me spitting a perfectly good beer
    • Art as inspiration
    • Not sure if Duncan really likes Justin Bieber or not
    • Buddha and Bieber
    • Duncan's thoughts about death
    • The parable of the arrow
    • The net of Indra
    • "I'm really not interested in right and wrong. I'm interested in what makes life better right now and what doesn't."
    • Having more in common with people you share little with than with those with your same interests
    • Duncan's life plans

  • Episode 20 - Bastard Kids No Take Iz Food

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Today we discuss the Mary Poppins' quality of the bags.
    • Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com. Why the dark ages were known as the 'dark ages'!
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • We are planning to have Dan Carlin on the show soon. If you have questions for Dan, please post them on the forum (see below)
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • The glory of the Chinese man who stood in front of tanks in 1989

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Don't carry my book through customs. "Why do you hate Jesus?"
    • The Drunken Taoist t-shirt and its enemies. Apparently, not everyone is down with interracial making out, kicks in the balls, and wine consumption.
    • A Drunken Taoist t-shirt thread on the forum?
    • Game of Thrones is like watching The Godfather without the last 20 minutes. A sense of cynicism and meaninglessness. If I want reality, I look out the window. I want to be inspired. Movies, art, music, books as fuel to feed the fire.
    • "Who the fuck cares if it's a good movie or not? Does it make you jump out of your chair and inspire you to do something amazing with your life? Then it interests me. Otherwise..."
    • The Tao of driving on the freeway. Learning how to flow vs. how "it should be"

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • The tale of the orgasm-counting gnome!
    • Math and sex

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • A sneak peak at the next episode with Duncan Trussell
    • The origin of the Mafia, the difference between illegal and immoral, the difference between Don Corleone and his son in the Godfather. If you ever cross Daniele, "My lawyer is the last person you have to worry about": taking care of business Italian-style.
    • Cussing around your kids. "I don't stay at school". Damn Kathy Perry messed things up.
    • Discipline without bullshit.
    • Psychedelics and religions: Kykeon and Eleusis, Soma in Hinduism. A brief detour into shoplifting and racial profiling

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • In homage of Dan Carlin: "Prophets of Doom"

    The "Iz Moment":

    • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    • "Bastard kids no take Iz food"

  • Episode 19 - Aubrey Marcus: Warrior Poet

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com. Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at www.suredesigntshirts.com. And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • Chris Odell from Datsusara is a miracle worker who manages to get heterosexual guys excited about bags
    • Check out an episode of "The Misfortune Cookie Podcast" with me and Clarence Baillo http://mfcdigital.com/
    • We are planning to have Dan Carlin on the show soon. If you have questions for Dan, please post them on the forum (see below)
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    • Listening to Aubrey freaks me out. It's like listening to myself minus the Italian accent
    • Aubrey explains the "warrior poet" concept like a true warrior poet
    • Socrates was a badass
    • Choosing to be a complete human being rather than a stereotype
    • The weirdness of the American male hug
    • If you are going to have boys, teach them how to dance and how to do yoga (they'll thank you when women will dig them)
    • "You are not actually tough if you are not sweet... the toughest person should be able to be the sweetest" Aubrey Marcus
    • Why Aubrey's favorite tattoo artist doesn't tattoo snarling dragons
    • Aubrey's mom played the semi-finals in Wimbledon
    • Aubrey's psychedelic adventures
    • "Why wouldn't you create your own? It's your life. No one else can live it for you"
    • Aubrey's shamanic trip in Peru'
    • "Drink some whiskey, grab your nuts, grab a girl on the dance floor, dunk a basketball, lift some weights, fight somebody... I don't give a fuck what you do, but do something, man!"
    • Earning people's respect in a language they understand... Aubrey explains the Joe Rogan magic
    • Onnit

  • Episode 18 - The Flaming Thunderbolt of Wisdom

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount.
    • Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com.
    • Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com.
    • And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • We are planning to have Dan Carlin on the show soon. If you have questions for Dan, please post them on the forum (see below)
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich: therichimon@gmail.com
    • You are from Italy? I was just in Paris!

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • A historical narration about the development of Christian sexual ideology
    • St. Paul: I hijacked Christianity and got away with it?
    • Sluts as goddesses of mercy

    The "I Have A Dream" Corner:

    • St. Augustine and the power of guilt
    • When your own penis turns into a mountain lion trying to kill you

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • The flaming thunderbolt of wisdom
    • Tao-chi

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Taoism in a competitive context
    • What if polytheism had won?
    • Wicca, pagan and non denominational

    The "Iz Moment":

    • My weird psychic baby

  • Episode 17 - Sam Sheridan: The World Is Made Of Fire

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter.
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com. Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesignshirts.com. And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhousebandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • Here's Guy Evans' podcast with me http://www.smellslikehumanspirit.com/2013/05/thedrunkentaoistdanielebolelli.html 
    • We are planning to have Dan Carlin on the show soon. If you have questions for Dan, please post them on the forum (see below)
    • If you are interested in kiva.org, please contact Rich 

    Forum: we launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkendaoist.com/forum

    • Check out Sam's three books ("A Fighter's Heart", "The Fighter's Mind" and "The Disaster Diaries" 
    • Sam Sheridan's bio reads like something out of a Jack London's novel
    • Sam drinks 15 cups of coffee a day and he can't sleep much at night... the mystery deepens. Perhaps he could use a sample of the Drunken Taoist strain? :) 
    • Growing up in Old Deerfield messed with Sam's mind
    • Eastern American Indians and their captives: either killed in gruesome fashion or lovingly adopted into the tribe 
    • "Noble" vs. "Vicious Savages" 
    • Everyone alive has to deal with conflict
    • Everyone can be broken. No one is immune to fear 
    • Empathy and approaching movies/art/books as a sacred ritual 
    • John C. in Cincinnati: Sam is going to find you! 
    • How to deal with fear
    • Daniele's worst and best moments in MMA 
    • Sam's tattoo: you are risking your soul by playing it safe 
    • I don't like writing. I like having written. And being possessed by the Muse 
    • Sam "I'm a big fan of misery" and his new year resolution ("Drink more!"), "all things in moderation, even moderation" 
    • Why people are fascinated with the Apocalypse 
    • Daniele drinks his blood, eats his flesh and keeps training: the joys of jiujitsu. 
    • Empathy&Intuition 
    • Sam's take on the current environmental challenges 

  • Episode 16 - From Robin Hood To SuAnne Big Crow, With Ganesh And Jesus Along For the Ride

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com. Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com. And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site. OR this one: http://amzn.to/10N96md
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here: daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com, it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • A lecture series about Taoism is in the works
    • Rich makes Alex Jones look like an amateur

    Forum: we just launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! thedrunkentaoist.com/forum

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Why I listed Robin Hood twice among the list of my inspirational people
    • The profound difference between a criminal and an outlaw
    • Bolelli's three rules: moral flexibility doesn't mean lack of morality

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • A friendly game of basketball with the gods
    • Bloody basketball

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Weird foods
    • Parenting (and Rich's tale of inducing friends to self-inflicted vasectomy in the car)
    • Music

  • Episode 15 - Using Kangaroo Balls To Pop Open A Beer with Cacilda Jethá and Chris Ryan

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount. Check out the awesome Datsusara animation of a Drunken Taoist episode by Paul Klawiter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQcEm6cioM
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com. Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com. And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist.
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.
    • Infinite thanks to Matt Staggs for all the help.

    Forum: we just launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! http://thedrunkentaoist.com/forum/

    • How Chris and Cacilda first met
    • If you are going to get into a fight, drug your opponent first
    • Different approaches to writing: Chris flows with the Tao, Daniele is a control freak
    • Cacilda "Chris writes the way a dog takes a shit"
    • Chris' next book: Civilized to Death.
    • Sexual repression as a side effect of the fear of death.
    • Rich does Duncan (it's not what it sounds...)
    • Chris is a shame exorcist
    • Those hot sheep
    • Sex with robots
    • Why people work out
    • TV: from amazing shows to watching lesbian midget fights on Jerry Springer
    • Italians have big balls
    • Vancouver rules
    • Rich finds out he is gay
    • No one--including Daniele--can figure out why TED Talks piss off Daniele so much
    • How I irreparably offended the man who helped me get my writing career started in the U.S.
    • Daniele's subconscious creates a new version of Smokey Robinson's "The Track of My Tears"

  • Episode 14 - A Dark Journey

    Intro:

    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products www.dsgear.com. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount
    • If you want to buy a drunken taoist t-shirt, email me at bodhi1974@yahoo.com and I'll check to see if we have your size and color before you pay anything.
    • If you are in dire need of chocolate, audiobooks or awesome t-shirts, check our affiliates: The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) www.coracaoconfections.com. Use the code "warrior" for a discount on the great t-shirts at suredesigntshirts.com. And if you need audiobooks, check www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist.
    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here daisyhouse.bandcamp.com.
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES IN APRIL!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.

    Forum: we just launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! http://thedrunkentaoist.com/forum/

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Let's all hate on Rich!
    • Good Catholics vs. the highly disturbing history of the Catholic Church 
    • Daniele screws up a reference to Abbie Hoffman. The main character in the tale was Emmett Grogan, not Abbie Hoffman. Bad Daniele! 
    • Even when they claim to follow a religion literally, people regularly edit their sacred books to their liking. 
    • Carpocrates and sacred orgies 
    • Outlaw Jesus 
    • The desire to belong and its dangers. 

    The "Storytelling Moment": 

    • Rich is less than fond of "A Renegade History of the United States"
    • Let us introduce you to Mr. Liver-Eating Johnson 
    • Daniele and his disturbing "Legends of the Fall" reincarnation tale, revenge and the moment in which you don't hear the demons screaming 

    The "I Have a Dream" Corner:

    • Damn, Daniele... you have issues...

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner: 

    • Why do you like history? The non-PC version 

  • Episode 13 - Thaddeus "My Roundhouse Kick Can Break A Historian In Half" Russell

    Intro:

    • "Hey baby, give me some sugar"
    • Please visit our sponsor's website for computer bags, backpacks, gi, and other hemp products http://www.dsgear.com/. Use the code "daniele" at checkout for a discount
    • "I have been butchered" bumper stickers?
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    • And if you shop on Amazon, please use our link on the donate page of this site
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here http://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com/
    • MY NEW BOOK IS IN STORES IN APRIL!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site http://www.danielebolelli.com/ it'll take you straight to the Amazon page.

    Forum: We just launched the Drunken Taoist forum. Check it here, start conversations and be nice to each other! http://thedrunkentaoist.com/forum/

    • How the Huffington Post and lack of porn leads Daniele to meet Thad Russell
    • Vs. conservative and vs. liberal histories
    • Daniele's hot mom
    • The twin pillars of the Protestant work ethic and the nuclear family
    • There's a tiny Puritan running around inside Thad's mind
    • The Tao of being a slacker
    • If Paris Hilton finds herself in need of a lawyer, she should call Thad
    • What if Puritans never defeated Thomas Morton? Drunken parties with Indians in the 1600s
    • The Left in the 1960s: serious socialists vs. happy hippies
    • Thad's Marxist colleague: vs. sex, pro-censorship and "women on campus dress like prostitutes"
    • Politics and the lesser evil 
    • If you are a woman who walks in public without a male chaperon, you wear makeup, color your hair, own property, enjoy giving or receiving oral sex, wear red dresses or own a gun... thank a hooker!
    • Among the first integrated places in the U.S.: brothels! 
    • The consequences of the crackdown on prostitutes 
    • Why Thad was fired from his academic job: "His work is inappropriate and dangerous" 
    • God forbid you should hire someone to teach who's actually liked by students. Hire someone with a PhD from an Ivy League school, because that's the only thing that means something. 
    • The joys of Muay Thai 
    • "I'm not as bad as you are, but I'm pretty bad"
    • Most historians are scared of sex and hate popular culture 
    • Jazz, Levi's and Rock won the Cold War 
    • "What academics are trained to do is to suck the life out of any topic" 
    • If you are interested in Thad's book, please order "A Renegade History of the United States" by using our amazon link.

  • Episode 12 - The Barely Conscious Taoist

    Intro: 

    • Show our sponsor some love at http://www.dsgear.com/ Use the code "daniele" at checkout to get a discount.
    • I'll send a pdf booklet to anyone who donates to the podcast and/or buys my new book. If you have donated in the past, just email me and I'll email you back the booklet.
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    • Need more intellectual stimulation than our episodes releases provide? Check out audiobooks at http://www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • The code "daniele" gets you a discount on the food of the gods (chocolate!) http://www.coracaoconfections.com/
    • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here http://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com/
    • My friend Paul Bowman just published an excellent book entitled "The Treasures of Bruce Lee". If you plan on buying it, please use our amazon link (on the donations page) 
    • And speaking of books... MY NEW BOOK WILL BE IN STORES IN APRIL!!!!!! It's entitled "Create Your Own Religion" and features endorsements by Joe Rogan, Mike Vallely, Ben Harper, Shannon Lee and Tom Robbins. If you click on the cover at this site www.danielebolelli.com it'll take you straight to the amazon page.

    The "I Have a Dream" Corner:

    • Daniele is black and proud in a post-dream state that joyfully shatters identity.

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Integrity vs. avoidance as a communication strategy. If someone calls you or emails, don't be a dick: return the message. 
    • Shocked and puzzled over the fact that they didn't nominate Daniele as the new Pope (Pope Conan the First would have been awesome). Had they nominated him, the official regalia required would have been by http://suredesigntshirts.com/ Speaking of which, check them out and use the code "warrior" for a discount. 
    • It's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into Heaven: why capitalism and Christianity don't mix.
    • Everyone creates their own religion. Some people happen to be honest about it. 

    The "Storytelling Moment": 

    • The lovely biblical tale of Lot, a righteous man who offers his virgin daughters to a mob so they can rape them in order to preserve the laws of hospitality. Our tale includes women turned into pillars of salt, God doing some smiting, and Lot's daughters getting their father drunk and raping him to preserve the human race. 
    • God kicks the devil's ass in the biblical body count 

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Taoism and sexual alchemy? Not my thing.
    • My MMA experience: cage fighting, the discovery that "scare the shit out of you" is not just a figure of speech and facing one's fears. 

    Image attached is courtesy of @GarycyArntzen

  • Episode 11 - Taylor Parker: Fighting for Everything That Is

    Intro:

    • Raccoons shooting steroids in my backyard, coyotes slaughtering critters under my window 
    • My night with a tribe of raccoons having sex (among each other... I took no part in it--I swear) and fighting coyotes
    • Taylor Parker enlightening us about how punching people in the face makes you a better environmentalist
    • The important difference between math and meth
    • Restoration ecology, saving wetlands, removing heavy metal from the water (not talking about Metallica)
    • Why Environmentalists get a bad rap 
    • Protecting natural resources shouldn't be a political issue. Why is it? The near-thinking primate dilemma
    • J. Diamond about the false dichotomy between the economy and environmental protection
    • Daniele's errant brain waves saved Taylor from turning to the dark side and becoming a soulless corporate lawyer 
    • Taylor's pragmatic approach to environmentalism 
    • Political parties: driving the bus toward destruction at 90 mph vs. driving the bus toward destruction at 60 mph 
    • Interconnectedness is the name of the game 
    • Contributing to google searches about "duck porn" 
    • Taylor's experience with boxing, and how it helps his work
    • Learning how to take a beating/dealing with adversity 
    • Daniele has no problems punching friends in the face 
    • Shameless plug for "On the Warrior's Path" 
    • Taylor channels his inner Bruce Lee 

    Taylor Parker's twitter: https://twitter.com/tidalinfluence

    His company's website: http://www.tidalinfluence.com/

    Personal website: http://www.practicepraxis.org/

    Email: Taylor@tidalinfluence.com 

  • Episode 10 - Caravaggio: The Quentin Tarantino of the 1500s

    Intro:

    • Datsusara graduates from an affiliate sponsorship to a full on sponsorship. Please show them some love at http://www.dsgear.com All hemp made! Use the promo code "daniele" (all lower cases) for a discount. If not for the fact that they make some of the coolest computer bags&backpacks on the planet, then check them out because of their upcoming blog about ronin/create-your-own-path philosophy. Or because if there were a UFC of fabrics, hemp would kick cotton's ass any day. Or because microscopic hemp warriors come with each bag ready to kill any damn microbes trying to mess with your stuff. 
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    • The full vocal version of the Drunken Taoist theme is available here http://daisyhouse.bandcamp.com
    • Please check out our affiliate's audio books at http://www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • Chocolate contest: email us why you should be getting free chocolate by 2/24 and you'll be entered into a contest to receive a free box of chocolate. Or you can just get skip the contest and pay for the goodies by going to http://www.CoracaoConfections.com Enter the word "Daniele" at checkout to get a 10% discount. 
    • Last but not least, let's all make fun of Daniele 'cause he can't pronounce the word "sovereignty" 

    The "I Have a Dream" Corner:

    • Fighting against seals (the animals, not the special forces unit)
    • Killing monsters, drinking their blood, gaining their strength

    The "Rant of the Day": 

    • If you are looking for fairness, you are in the wrong universe
    • If you are planning to whine, get a stopwatch
    • Be happy you don’t live in time and place where the neighboring tribe from the next valley is likely to come any minute to conquer your lands, chop your head off, use your skull as a drinking vessel at their victory party, rape your women, and piss on the altars of your gods.
    • Miniature waterfalls and sweat lodges on four wheels, words from Bruce Lee & Muhammad Ali', monsters under your bed (speaking of which, check out http://www.danielebolelli.com/2012/12/13/in-the-beginning-was-fear

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Ask Bolelli is on steroids: answering questions about our favorite podcasts, the meaning of "bodhi" in my email address, the popular unhealthy fascination for the Apocalypse, trying to change the world while being weighed down by assholes, techniques for self-motivation, and the CSI approach to organized religion.

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    • Michelangelo Merisi aka Caravaggio: his biblical paintings are what a movie about the Bible directed by Quentin Tarantino would look like. Why Pisa and Livorno hate each other. Want to raise the Pope's blood pressure? Then when you are asked to paint the Virgin Mary get a hooker as a model. Artist and escape artist. Stabbing pimps and bludgeoning cops. Italy's Most Wanted. 

  • Episode 9 - New York Times Best-Selling Author Chris "even better than fabio" Ryan

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    Intro: 

    Today's guest is NY Times best-selling author Christopher Ryan. Great mix of fun and insightful. I had a blast chatting with him. 

    • Daniele's adventure at the Playboy Mansion
    • "All the power to fake boobs. All the power to real boobs. All the power to any boobs." 
    • Duncan Trussell is our viagra pusher 
    • Introducing Christopher "Even Better Than Fabio" Ryan
    • Chris hangs out with a black mormon in Alaska and ends up in jail for a week for stealing a Snickers bar. 
    • If you plan on heading to jail, we strongly suggest you visit Fairbanks, Alaska
    • Chris' job list: teaching English to pregnant Thai hookers, translating from Ebonics into English, teaching martial arts to land activists in Mexico, negotiating deals with Hasidic Jewish diamond dealers, etc.
    • Chris saves a hot Puerto Rican lady from a monkey
    • Scholars hate him--which makes me like him even more
    • Jealousy is not a sign you care. It's a sign you are a possessive control freak
    • 13 year-old Daniele and his dreams of a hooker/teacher. Hookers as "goddesses of mercy."
    • Uncomfortable with their horn dog natures, too many people feel the need to justify sex through love
    • Rule # 1 for taming an indigenous society: send missionaries to preach against free sex
    • How to live in a society we are not genetically programmed for 
    • Capitalism: eliminate freely available goods in order to sell you a poor imitation
    • Sexual shame as a tool to control people 
    • 40% of Western women rarely or never have orgasms! 
    • Give Chris his own TV Show! "The scholars are going to scoff, but... fuck it!" 

  • Episode 8 - Why Bolelli's Grandma Carried Bags Full of Bombs

    Thanks to Chris Grasso for the awesome photoshop work! 

    Intro: 

    The "I Have a Dream" corner:

    • Zombies tackling Mickey Mouse at Disneyland and eating him.

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • Taoism in politics, leadership, judo and surfing.

    The "Rant of the Day": 

    • Why academics don't like me. 
    • The Hobbit needed a Grolla (the Italian alcoholic equivalent of the peace pipe). 
    • Bolelli's b-day: older, wiser and hotter. 
    • Bolelli vs. the calendar and vs. "acting your age".

    The "Storytelling Moment": 

    • Bolelli's grandparents and their violent activities.
    • A poem by ancient Roman poet Catullus: 
    Let's live and love,
    caring less than nothing for
    the moralizing of stern old men.
    The sun sets and rises back again,
    but an eternal night of sleep awaits us
    when our brief light turns to darkness.
    Give me a thousand kisses, and a hundred more.
    Then a thousand, and another hundred.
    And then more thousands and hundreds.
    Let's scatter them, then,
    so that no one can envy us
    by knowing how many kisses we have shared.

  • Episode 7 - In the Zone with Mike V

    Today’s guest is Mike V. Telling you that he is a musician and a legend of skateboarding doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of who is, for Mike V is bigger and weirder than any label we can attach to him.

    Among the highlights of the day:  

    • Don't offend Bulgarians
    • Last call for pre-orders on The Drunken Taoist t-shirts http://www.danielebolelli.com/drunken-taoist-podcast-t-shirts-pre-order/
    • Please check out our affiliate’s audio books at http://www.audibletrial.com/thedrunkentaoist
    • I speak fast 'cause I really have to pee 
    • After searching long and hard, we have finally found someone who enjoys the word "fuckin'" more than I do
    • How a Black Flag concert changed his life: "if I was flipping fuckin' burgers, I was going to do it the way Black Flag would do it"
    • Skateboarding as the vehicle for a passion beyond words
    • "I'd rather err on the side of passion" (but Daniele can't pronounce the word "err")
    • About breaking bones
    • Crabs in a pot: people love it when heroes fuck up 
    • "Fuck yeah I'm over the hill, but at least I've climbed the motherfuckin' hill" 
    • "I've been nailed to the cross so many fuckin' times. Don't fuck with me"
    • Comparing the crucifixion scene in Conan (1982) and in Spartacus (1960)
    • "Age is not a reason to fuckin' trade in everything that made you who you are"
    • "When they fuckin' shovel the dirt on me, that's when I'll be done fuckin' skating" 
    • "Try being a skateboarder in 1984… I became a living, breathing, moving target" 
    • "My first interaction ever with a cop was him beating my ass—for no reason" 
    • Tao and Zen: it's an attitude toward life, not a profession of belief
    • About Zen masters who don't know they are zen masters
    • The difference between paradox and contradiction
    • Love and strength: why Mike picked the elephant as a logo. "…beautiful, majestic creature, very social and very loving, kindest, gentlest heart but it will fuckin' crush you. Don't fuck with it. It will crush you. Eat a fuckin' lion for lunch"
    • "To me, that's life. Why would you want anything less than that?"
    • "I didn't start skateboarding to fuckin' follow the rules"
    • Why Mike has a pink sheep tattoo
    • The trap of embracing an identity—any identity 
    • People are terrified of freedom 
    • Happy birthday to Emily Vallely 
    • "I'm glad you are a nerd"  

    Mike’s twitter: @mikevallely

  • Episode 6 - Rage Against the Academic Machine, Necrophiliac Ducks and Other Tales

    Intro:

    The "I Have a Dream" corner:

    • Elmo haunts my dreams: from lullabies to threesomes. 

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Fuck a Duck! The tale of rapist necrophiliac ducks
    • "I am not impressed by your performance" I'm not GSP, goddammit! 
    • My teaching career among "bureaucratic succubi eating babies' hearts" 
    • My infamous open letter to academia 

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner:

    • The Ninja approach to Graduate School.
    • A follow up to our Danish gay penguins segment .

    The "Storytelling Moment": 

    • From the pages of the Holy Bible: Spilling Seed = Bad! Having Sex with Your Daughter in Law in Exchange for a Goat: No Problem.

  • Episode 5 - Chris Odell & Adam Scorgie: Legalize It Already!

    Today's guests are Chris Odell, owner of Datsusara, and Adam Scorgie, producer of "The Union" and several other films. 

    Among the highlights of the day: 

    • My nerdy Lord of the Rings winter ritual 
    • The Hamletic dilemma:  work out or watch "The Union" with a joint and chocolate cake? 
    • We finally found out why Canadians like our podcast (hint: weed may have something to do with it)
    • Somebody get me to Vancouver, please
    • You smoked your first joint with your mom?!? 
    • Our collective envy pours on Adam when we find out that his dad owned a bar and a strip club
    • Jesus the hemp grower?
    • Adam is a damn communist and needs to be deported
    • Ronald Reagan about Marijuana being "the most dangerous drug" in America, and other pearls of idiocy
    • Chris & Adam preaching about the wonders of industrial hemp and about the ugly politics of keeping it illegal
    • Most doctors are glorified drug dealers
    • Newborns look funky because they are drugged out of their minds

    Adam Scorgie's twitter: @AdamScoreG

    Chris Odell's twitter: @DSGear

  • Episode 4 - Saving a Bulgarian Virgin

    Intro:

    The "I Have a Dream" corner:

    • How martial arts have saved me from zombies, vampires, my high school teachers and other scary freaks who used to stalk my dreams.

    The "Rant of the Day":

    • Danish gay penguins.
    • Scary fundamentalists having issues with Darwin. Paul Feyerabend and the limits of science: certainty is the enemy of truth.
    • Luck and choices.

    The "Ask Bolelli" corner:

    Fueled by enough alcohol—as Drunken Taoists should be—we answer your questions about the universe. Why grabbing your crotch is the Italian way to ward off evil: grabbing a hold of your sexuality (quite literally) as the best antidote against the braying of priests. Good sex makes you fearless! How to get rid of anger (or at least be in killer shape.) The best way to drink someone's smile. 

    The "Storytelling Moment":

    Trial of the Zombie Pope (how a Pope in 897 CE dug up the corpse of a previous rival Pope and put him on trial).

  • Episode 3 - Shannon Lee: About Bruce Lee, the Tao, Life, the Universe and Everything

    Our guest today is the wonderful Shannon Lee, talking about her life and her father's legacy. 

    Among the highlights of the day: 

    • Coming to terms with being Bruce Lee's daughter
    • Shannon's work as the head of Bruce Lee Enterprises
    • We bow to our one and only god: Pete McCormack, director of the documentary I Am Bruce Lee
    • The sordid tale of how the evil Bolelli used his Godfather skills to end up in the documentary (btw, the most glorious 53 seconds in movie history!)
    • Why nerdy Asian boys owe their very lives to Bruce Lee 
    • On nationalism and the wild tale of a Bruce Lee statue built in Bosnia right after the war there 
    • What makes some people more authentic than others? 
    • Rebelling against dogma and creating our own path: "That’s the thing I’ve always admired most about my father. It takes courage to walk the path alone" 
    • "The height of cultivation runs toward simplicity"
    • Bruce Lee as the father of MMA? 
    • Shannon invented Tivo, and Daniele invented Blockbuster
    • Gene LeBell and his pink gi 
    • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and killing demons with nunchuckus 


    The Bruce Lee Foundation website: http://bruceleefoundation.com/

    Shannon's twitter: https://twitter.com/BruceLeeLegacy

  • Episode 2 - Bolelli vs Dualism

    Welcome to Episode 2! 

    Here's what's on the menu' today: 

    The "I Have a Dream" corner: our feature about the weird dream of the month. This one focuses on the joys of having a miniature Dalai Lama as a pet. 

    The "Ask Bolelli" Corner: Where your questions about the universe and everything get answered! We start easy with a literary question which will lead us into a discussion of Aztec, a book that makes the TV show Spartacus look like something written by frigid Puritans horrified by blood. If there were a prize for the most sex&blood under one cover, this book would win it hands down. Also, cannibalism makes any story more fun. 

    "The Storytelling Moment": about Gonzalo Guerrero who was half of the first interracial couple on the mainland of the Americas--a tale of human sacrifice, finding love between the thighs of a tattooed Maya woman, and heroic death in battle. At the end of it, tattooed Mayan women will gently guide you into dream land. 

    And the "Rant of the Day": Bolelli vs. Dualism (and relativism too), the enemy of my enemy is my friend, screw Jarred Diamond, "I just want to punch you in the face repeatedly, not because it's going to enlighten you, but just for my satisfaction."

  • Episode 1 - Duncan Trussell: Vampire Hunter

    Intro:

    Why we do this, screw overspecialization, realistic optimism, mushroom spores, etc.

    Chat with Duncan:

    Eating strawberries and Duncan wants his face on sheets of acid. The conversation ranges from the most disgusting stories ever about Duncan and his sex toys (if you are a sensitive soul... sorry!) to slaying vampires, to good porn vs. bad porn, to debating the finer points of Taoist philosophy, to the beauty of paradox. You'll learn about the hot but evil lady I was flirting with, the tale of Lao Tzu being thrown in jail by an overenthusiastic fan, why Yin and Yang are making out, and the fact that great chefs don't follow recipes. And last but not least "Rules are for people who are too stupid to live without rules.

    Here's Duncan's twitter @duncantrussell and website: http://duncantrussell.com/