Episode 77 - Arthur Rosenfeld, Taoist Fiction and Lao Tzu

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Episode:

  • 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

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