Episode Number: 716
Episode Guest: Daniele Bolelli
Original Airdate: October 30, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Ting, Onnit
Guest Bio: Daniele Bolelli is an Italian author, professor, and martial artist. His books include Create Your Own Religion and On the Warrior’s Path and his new podcast called History on Fire is available on iTunes.
Topics Discussed: Daniele’s accent; saying “like”, “you know” and other filler words too much; speaking Italian; writing in English; short attention spans; having a conversation; being happy; living in the moment vs. letting your mind wander; focusing on something intensely; guys who try too hard to get women; “on behalf of all men, I apologize” billboard; toxic masculinity; pick-up artists; men who panic around hot women; prostitution in America; relationships are like prostitution; people are too uptight about sex; rape compared to regret; having sex while drunk vs. getting someone drunk to have sex with them; are there fewer sexual assaults where prostitution is legal; everyone with a job is a “hooker”; the 1960s; The New York Times; learning American news in Italy; first organized sports; the origin of American football; immigrants and combat sports; people becoming civilized; growing up in rough environments; Edward James Olmos in American Me; people and animals sensing weakness and aggression; mob mentality; fighting never resolves anything; learning how to negotiate; we only remember the worst things from our history; war is unavoidable and inevitable; over population leads to conflict; giraffes kill each other with their necks and heads; bachelor groups of deer; deer heal themselves quickly; new species is a mix of wolves, coyotes, and dogs; Radiolab podcast episode “New Nice” about domestication of the fox; duiker antelope; deer eat birds; birds eat birds; hawks; elk meat; 30 bald eagles in guy’s backyard video; dinosaurs had feathers; picture of bobcat in chicken coop; eating mountain lion; Joe’s fascination with predators; wild species are cooler than domesticated species; coyotes eating Joe’s chickens; mountain lions; predator animals are fascinating; ancient Roman people eating animals after watching gladiator fights; lions in Rome; Roman gladiator fights; fat people on scooters; wealthy people used to be overweight; facing adversity when growing up; interesting people had difficult childhoods; developing character; wild animals compared to domesticated animals; Joe’s theory that supermarkets have domesticated humans; Vikings TV show; polyamorous societies; semen warriors of Papau New Guinea; China’s one-child policy turned into two-child policy; men who want boys instead of girls; children are a product of their environment; what people can be subjected to in their entertainment; Vincent Gallo’s The Brown Bunny Chloe Sevigny blowjob scene; accepting who you are and what you’re into; people worried about the perception of themselves from other people; academics don’t like Daniele; culture of academia is shifting; political correctness in academia; academia is insulated from podcasts and the outside world; the best history books are written by journalists; fat people on scooters at Disneyland; Disneyland rides being modified to accommodate obese people; fat people having kids; Joe cutting back on eating sugar; sugar and carbs are why people are fat; why do Italians eat pasta but don’t get fat; food in Italy compared to the same food in the United States; selective breeding of our food; how fast food is changing; airport food; our fast food is getting better; people need to start growing their own food; why do we grow so many plants and trees that we can’t eat; Daniele working on his podcast; Italian accents; accents and translation; translating from one language to another; translating the bible; Otzi the Iceman from 5,000 years ago and learning about the past.
My Thoughts: Not surprisingly, Joe steers the conversation towards animals and meat.
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