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On season 2 of the Bruce Lee Podcast, join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee as she engages in conversation with special guests from all walks of life about their approach to living life fluidly and the wisdom they have gained along the way. In concert with themes from her new book Be Water, My Friend, Shannon continues to share Bruce Lee’s philosophy as she and her guests dive deep into the challenges and joys of being human. See how guests have aligned with and been inspired by Bruce Lee and his philosophies and how they've motivated themselves to step into their own potential and keep on flowing!

Season 1 features Shannon Lee in conversation with culture analyst Sharon Ann Lee and a handful of guests about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Each episode digs deep into Bruce’s philosophy and life to provide guidance and action on how to cultivate our truest selves.
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”

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    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

On season 2 of the Bruce Lee Podcast, join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee as she engages in conversation with special guests from all walks of life about their approach to living life fluidly and the wisdom they have gained along the way. In concert with themes from her new book Be Water, My Friend, Shannon continues to share Bruce Lee’s philosophy as she and her guests dive deep into the challenges and joys of being human. See how guests have aligned with and been inspired by Bruce Lee and his philosophies and how they've motivated themselves to step into their own potential and keep on flowing!

Season 1 features Shannon Lee in conversation with culture analyst Sharon Ann Lee and a handful of guests about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Each episode digs deep into Bruce’s philosophy and life to provide guidance and action on how to cultivate our truest selves.
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.”

    Season Finale: Flowing with Shannon Lee

    Season Finale: Flowing with Shannon Lee

    In the final episode of this season of the Bruce Lee Podcast, Shannon Lee reflects on the theme of family and shares her guests' reflections on family as well as what might help our whole human family to be more as “one family”. Shannon shares some of her father’s thoughts on family as well as other philosophies tied to Shannon’s exploration on the theme of family, for…
    “Under the sky, under the heavens, there is but one family!”  - Bruce Lee
    Thank you to all the guests who participated this season and happy holidays and happy new year to everyone! See you in 2022!
    Show notes & episodes on Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 23 min
    Flowing with Hoon Lee

    Flowing with Hoon Lee

    Welcome to the Bruce Lee Podcast. This week’s episode has another member of our Warrior family joining Shannon. Hoon Lee plays the wily Chinatown fixer Wang Chao, another of Shannon’s favorite characters on Warrior. Hoon is an award-winning actor with a rapier like wit, a keen intellect and a kind heart. Please read Hoon’s bio below to see the multi-faceted cast of characters he has portrayed on both stage and screen, including the King of Siam in The King and I, Job from Banshee, and most recently Toad on the second season of SEE. Hoon is an intelligent, funny and thoughtful man whose generosity as an actor and human being is appreciated. Shannon loves listening to him and the other cast members verbally spar and roast one another whenever they are together. But seriously, his care for his fellow actors and the characters of Warrior won him a place in the writer’s room for season three! Shannon is so excited for what they are cooking up for season three and she knows you are too! But for now, please tune in and listen to Hoon and Shannon talk Warrior, acting, and the meaning of family on this edition of the Bruce Lee Podcast!
    Show notes & episodes on Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Flowing with Robert Lee

    Flowing with Robert Lee

    Today’s guest on the Bruce Lee Podcast is another member of Shannon’s immediate family, her Uncle Robert Lee. Robert is her father’s youngest brother by eight years. He is also a musician and performer. Shannon is excited for you to be able to listen to her uncle reminisce and share stories about his brother and family as well as his thoughts on family. It was special for Shannon to get to spend time with her uncle on today’s podcast and she hopes you enjoy it as well! Take a listen and get to know Shannon’s uncle, Robert Lee!
    Show notes & episodes on Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 49 min
    Flowing with Dianne Doan

    Flowing with Dianne Doan

    Shannon’s guest this week on the Bruce Lee Podcast is another member of the Warrior Family. Dianne Doan plays the cunning and strong tong leader Mai Ling on Warrior but Shannon knows Dianne as a lovely, sensitive and talented soul whose gentleness precedes and surrounds her strength. Originally from Canada, Dianne started off as a dancer until she found acting in high school. Dianne has appeared in a number of hit shows such as Disney’s Descendants, History’s Vikings, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Shannon is so thrilled to share their vulnerable and engrossing conversation with you all about family, acting, Warrior, her first comedy and diving in to the unknown. Shannon had such a great time with Dianne and she knows you will too! So listen in and get to know and love Dianne Doan on the Bruce Lee Podcast!
    Show notes & episodes on Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 49 min
    Flowing with the Chan Clan

    Flowing with the Chan Clan

    Shannon’s guests today on this week’s episode of the Bruce Lee Podcast are her actual family members – Andy, Christie, and Julie. They are Shannon’s first cousins and the children of her father’s sister - her Auntie Agnes Chan! They all live on the east coast and though they haven’t spent much time together in their lives, they all have a huge affection for one another as you’ll come to see. This episode will release at a time when many families are gathering together here in the US, sharing time and good food so it is a happy coincidence that Shannon will share her little family reunion with all of you during this time.
    So let Shannon tell you a little about her cousins….
    Show notes & episodes on Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 50 min
    Flowing with Dean Jagger

    Flowing with Dean Jagger

    Shannon’s guest this week on the Bruce Lee Podcast is another amazing member of the Warrior family, Dean Jagger. Born in Yorkshire, Dean studied acting in London, later landing a role on Game of Thrones playing the character of Smalljon Umber. But Shannon came to really know and love him as Irish bare-knuckle boxing champion Dylan Leary on Warrior where Dean does an amazing job of heading up the unofficial Irish labor movement on the show. Dean brings a riveting level of realness and strength to the role while also managing to be sympathetic and engaging for audiences. While he and Andrew Koji play nemeses on Warrior, in real life, they have developed a sincere bond of friendship that goes beyond the show. Shannon got to be in South Africa on set to watch the filming of the late night slug fest between Ah Sahm and Leary and it was truly amazing with everyone around, cast, crew and extras giving all their support and energy to these two as they gave it their all until the sun was coming up over Capetown. Dean is a wonderful, fun, energetic, upbeat human being that Shannon loves hanging out with. And he and his name have some fascinating Bruce Lee origin stories too! Come listen in while Dean and Shannon talk Bruce Lee, Warrior, Family and Life and share some Wisdom on the Bruce Lee Podcast!
    Show notes & episodes on Brucelee.com/Podcast

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

overseasoned nedic ,

New listener

Just wanted you to know that I have been a fan of Bruce Lee movies for the most basic elements of entertainment.

As I have aged I have found the philosophy is amazing and infused into the movies.

As I have dabbled in martial a martial art, I found it ok to learn the basics but was missing something. I find as I’m older I appreciate the philosophy behind what should be behind the martial art.

I have been trying use this philosophy in general life as I have recently started listening.

Love the knowledge and new view of life.

jfellrath ,

So much more than just a movie star!

It would be hard to be the child of a famous person, much less one of the stature of a multiple genre-changing icon like Bruce Lee. But with this podcast, Shannon Lee and her co-host Sharon Ann Lee tackle the true legacy of the Little Dragon, his philosophy. And they do it in a way that isn't necessarily "worshipful" of Shannon's famous father, but rather as a study of how the man lived his life and how he applied his philosophy to his day to day living. And most importantly, they give the listener guidance and ideas on how they might adopt his many credos into their every-day lives.

It's important when you're sharing the teachings of someone so much "larger than life" as Bruce Lee to draw us all back into his real life and not just the hype of Hollywood and Hong Kong cinema. As the daughter of Bruce, Shannon is able to show the real man and the real struggles he went through, the steps he took to overcome and learn from his struggles, and the many ways in which he kept his head while all around him were trying to either deify him or tear him down. Her access to resources as his daughter and the head of the Bruce Lee Family Company give her an insight into his life that no one other than her mother Linda has. She openly shares these with all of us each episode as the topic of learning from the triumphs, failures, and everyday life of her father and those around him is discussed and dissected. Both Shannon and Sharon Lee are very insightful and open about his life, their lives, and how the philosophy that Bruce Lee developed for himself and his art have helped and affected them.

I take something away from every episode, and have learned much about myself from Shannon's sharing of her father's life and her own experiences. I look forward to each episode and have even gone back to listen to older episodes again to garner new perspectives as I move through my own life.

This is truly one of the best podcasts on the internet. Thank you!

disneyyyyfan6969 ,

BeWater

Thank you so much for this podcast. It’s been truly inspirational.

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