My guest in none other than Daniele Bolelli, the host of the popular podcast "History on Fire" captured beautifully by its tagline: Whether you like history or not, if you care about bravery, wisdom, passion, larger than life characters and some of the most emotionally intense moments in human experience, Let's set History on Fire.
In this episode we talk a bit about history but probably more about the present moment, and Daniele's insights on the dysfunction of social discourse and political process in America.
It is a warm and intellectual conversation which enthusiasts of philosophy and current affairs will find engaging.
With any luck, there will be a part 2.
Daniele Bolelli is an Italian-American writer, martial artist, and university professor, and an accomplished exponent of all three. He is known for his work in the fields of history and philosophy. He is a year older than me, he comes from a family of artists and intellectuals. Daniele has a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from the UCLA, and has taught courses on the history of religion, philosophy, and the martial arts at various universities.
Daniele is the author of several books, including "On the Warrior's Path," "Create Your Own Religion," and "Not Afraid." If for some insane reason History is not your jam, you can make contact with Daniele's philosophical conversations on the Drunken Taoist podcast as well.
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