"Whats This Tao All About?" is a beginner's guide to Taoism and the Tao Te Ching hosted by Dr. Carl Totton a Tao master, member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and Doctor of Psychology. The co-host is Tod Perry, the host of the popular comedy podcasts Low Budget FM, Far Out! and The Original Kings of Podcasting.
Show 78 — Disabilities, Guns, and Chapter 32
The New York Times had a great article on why Chuang Tzu was one of the first philosophers to embrace disability, Dr. Totton and Tod discuss. Later, a listener has a questions about guns, and we take a deep dive into Chapter 32 of the “Tao Te Ching.”
Show 77 – Self-Discipline and Chapter 7
Tod thinks the Tao sends mixed messages about the concept of self-discipline, so Dr. Totton is here to clear things up. Later, a voice message from a listener in Australia and a breakdown of Chapter 7 of the “Tao Te Ching.”
Show 76 — Jane English and ‘Ten Thousand Things’ Launch
On this very special episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Jane English, the co-creator of popular translations of “Tao Te Ching” and “Inner Chapters.” Here, we discuss her new book “Rainbow of Tao” and her life and work with Gia Fu-Feng. You can buy her new book “Rainbow of Tao” on her website. […]
Show 75 — Chuang Tzu’s ‘Person of Tao’ and Death
Dr. Totton and Tod discuss a recent New York Times article on Taoism and death. Later, we dig into Chuang Tzu’s “Man of Tao” and learn why the “greatest person is nobody.”
Show 74 — Tao of Emotions and Chapter 79
A listener writes in asking about how to manage his strong emotions, so Dr. Totton responds with some solutions to help him find balance. Later, we take a look at chapter 79 of the “Tao Te Ching” which deals with reciprocity. Right click to download Dr. Totton’s tapping technique >>
Show 73 — The Tao of Jordan Peterson, Chapter 78
Psychologist Jordan Peterson is one of today’s most popular and controversial public intellectuals, and he talks about Taoism, a lot. Here, we take a look at his views on the Tao to see if he really knows what this Tao is all about. Later, a listener wants to know how it’s possible to act out […]
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Great way to get into Taoism
I've been looking for more resources besides books for living the Tao in my life and Tod's podcast is great to get into! I've found such a big difference in my life since bringing the lessons of the Tao Te Ching into it daily.
Informative & entertaining
Love this podcast! Very clear concise explanations, makes sense of something that’s often hard to fathom to the western mindset.
It’s all done with humour, at a good pace & episodes are not too long/short in my view.
Brilliant work, thank you.
Great, easy way to learn about the Tao Te Ching. This book and its contents keep coming across my path, so it was time to study it. Recently found this podcast and it’s explaining it all in a simple form that’s easy to listen too and understand.
Thanks guys ☺️