AD 259 | Daniele Bolelli

Daniele Bolelli is a writer, martial artist, university professor, and podcaster. He was born in Italy and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Topics discussed in this episode:
  • Daniele’s podcasts History on Fire and The Drunken Taoist (00:05:55)
  • Daniele’s writing practice (00:08:51)
  • Family and navigating personal struggles (00:15:03)
  • The origin of Daniele’s passion for history (00:30:59)
  • Reflections on legacy (00:35:02)
  • Unpacking success, values, and the nature of quality (00:40:46)
  • The complexities of meritocracy  (00:53:32)
  • Discussing personal values (01:08:19)
  • Thoughts on the impact of advanced technology (01:17:10)
  • Power and agency within decision making (01:44:50)
  • Daniele’s life advice (01:49:21)

Posted 3.4.2024


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino