"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 85 — Interview: Benjamin Hoff, Author of the ‘Tao of Pooh’ and ‘Eternal Tao Te Ching’
Dr. Totton and Tod have a rare interview with best-selling author Benjamin Hoff who introduced millions to Taoism with his popular books “The Tao of Pooh” and “Te of Piglet.” Now, after a nearly 30-year hiatus, Hoff is back with “The Eternal Tao te Ching: The Philosophical Masterwork of Taoism and its Relevance Today.” In […]
Show 84 — Returning
Dr. Totton shares how his training in Taoist practices has helped him overcome a series of strokes. Later, he shares his new acronym for decision-making in-the-moment, “L.E.A.P.”
Show 83 — Chapters 66, 68, and 49
Dr. Totton and Tod breeze through three more chapters of the “Tao Te Ching.”
Show 82 — Healing Pandemic Trauma, Listener Mail, and Chapter 70
Tod shares an update of the stabbing that happened outside of the Taoist Institute. Later, Dr. Totton shares his thoughts on how we can overcome trauma associated with COVID-19 and we break down Chapter 70 of the “Tao Te Ching.”
Show 81 — Living in the Now and Communication
Dr. Totton shares his thoughts on how we can live in the now instead of being focused on the past or future. Later, we discuss how sages communicate on a deeper, non-verbal level.
Show 80 — Lieh Tzu on What’s Normal, Chakras, Chapter 37
Lieh Tzu wrote a thought-provoking parable on how we should view what’s normal versus abnormal. Later, a listener has questions about chakras and chapter 37 of the “Tao Te Ching.”
Amazing Information and positivity
I love this podcast. I discovered it a month ago when my dearest friend said I should look into the Tao because it is so “us”. She was right. It was like we were always right on the edge of understanding some things and we have much much more to learn, but this podcast has helped tremendously in pointing me in the right direction. Just bought three of the suggested readings off Amazon, anyone who is curious about Taoism I highly suggest this podcast. Also want to say how infectious the laughter is. I love it.
A starting place…
A great place to start as you being to follow the Tao!
This podcast could change your life by helping you learn to live it!
I’ve been listening to it from the first episode on daily and it’s been such a wonderful thing for my life. I look forward to it every morning. It helps me to focus for my day and to consider my life and how I think about things. It’s been a helpful guide for my journey into Taoism, which has been life-changing. I encourage everyone to give this a listen starting episode 1.