The Drunken Taoist Podcast #50

The Drunken Taoist Podcast #50


The Drunken Taoist Podcast #50


  • “Fuck pain. Fuck heartbreak. I’m still in love with life”
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  • 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: 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
  • My mom just published a book about James Weddell (see episode 30) If you are interested, check it out here:
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  • Daisy House released their album. Check them out here:
  • 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, it’ll take you straight to the Amazon page.
  • A lecture series about Taoism is done! Check out the next episodes for updates.
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  • 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:
  • Caique’s school
  • Float Clinic
  • If you are not in Southern California and need to find a floatation place near you, you can check
  • And anyone who can help Jared Kimball in his love-quest in Turkey, please check out



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