War, adventure, death… brace yourself for History on Fire!
Daniele Bolelli is a seasoned podcaster who has appeared on the Joe Rogan Show and who runs an incredibly successful podcast called the Drunken Taoist. Born in Italy and living in the States, Daniele is an author, university professor and MMA fighter.
Between Daniele Bolelli and Dan Carlin, my hunger for history is completely satisfied! These guys are the history teachers you knew were out there, but could never find… until now!EvilmcbootyListener
The days of dusty textbooks and rote memorization are dead. History is now set on fire!!OpenMatRadioListener
Bolelli is a hero of the soul! Only halfway thru episode one and I’m almost in tears from the depth of my enjoyment.CoalbedEtcListener
Just really awesome. I have never been super interested in history but this has left me salivating for more.JellyfishLordListener
Daniele Bolelli is a writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He was born in Italy and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Writing: His first solo book, La Tenera Arte del Guerriero, was published when Bolelli was 22 years old. This work, which is a philosophical exploration of the martial arts, went on to become a cult classic in Italy even outside the confines of martial arts circles. It was later published in the United States with three additional chapters under the title On the Warrior’s Path.
Teaching: After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in Anthropology, and earning graduate degrees at UCLA (in American Indian Studies) and CSULB (History), Bolelli began teaching at several colleges in Southern California. Unlike most scholars who tend to specialize in one particular field of knowledge, Bolelli adopts a “renaissance” man-approach to teaching that has led him to lecture on a wide range of subjects.
Martial Arts: Bolelli has trained in several styles of martial arts including kung fu san soo, taijiquan, baguazhang, xingyiquan, submission wrestling, Brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, and judo. He holds a fifth degree black belt in kung fu san soo–a style that he has taught for several years at UCLA’s John Wooden Center. Bolelli also coached and fought professionally in mixed martial arts (MMA).