What is The Drunken Taoist?

The Drunken Taoist is a bi-monthly podcast by writer/martial artist/college professor/whatever-label-you-feel-like-adding Daniele Bolelli. One of the monthly episodes features discussions and interviews with one or more guests. The other includes the infamous Bolelli rants and verbal Tai Chi with co-host Rich Evirs.

In terms of topics covered by the show, the common thread is whatever makes life intense, passionate and worth living. Anything that meets this requirement is fair game—regardless of whether the starting point is religion, politics, sex, martial arts, philosophy, history, or any other specific field.

Episode - 237 - A Life of Fighting and...

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Today, our guest is Zochada Tat, a Cambodian-American lady who authored a book about her father, the legendary Oum Ry, multiple times champion in Pradal Serey, Cambodia's national style of kickboxing. Our conversation includes the Cambodian genocide, 'a life of fighting and fucking', her experience as a little girl being raised in a male-dominated gym, the largest Cambodian community outside of Cambodia, similarities and differences between Pradal Serey and Muay Thai, Kissinger and the secret bombing of Cambodia, 'hold my baby', and much more!


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