Daniele Bolelli

disinformation author, martial arts legend and podcaster extraordinaire Daniele Bolelli tells the story of the legendary Gonzalo Guerrero, “the original badass from the Americas and the father of the first interracial kids in the Mexico and for that matter, anywhere in the mainland of the Americas,” as Bolelli would have it. Audio from The Drunken Taoist Podcast. Animated by Paul Klawiter.

Daniele Bolelli50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion | The DisinfoCast with Matt Staggs: Episode 06

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Mixed martial artist, professor of religion and international raconteur Daniele Bolelli joins me for The DisinfoCast. Daniele is the author of Disinformation’s recent 50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know: Religion, a slim tome chock full of fun (and true!) stories that include a mass murderin’ Moses, the Zombie Pope and much more.

Daniele schools me on Zen, tells me which religious figure he’d most like to fight MMA-style, and ponders whether there’s a such thing as an “enlightened asshole.” Get a blasphemous beatdown in in this episode of The DisinfoCast.

The Roman emperor Constantine is one of the great heroes of Christian history. As legend would have it, he singlehandedly put an end to religious persecution and became the first Christian emperor.