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 258 - Ken Kesey

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Today, a friend found the recording of a long lost interview I did with the great Ken Kesey back in 1995. Kesey was the author of the classic "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and the leading figure of the group of psychedelic adventurers known as the Merry Pranksters. In this conversation, we chat about community, family, thinking beyond one's life, idealism, psychedelic revolutions, the 1960s, getting high without drugs, hard times and strong rituals, the difference between a tribe and an audience, and much more! Enjoy!

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