What's This Tao All About?

What's This Tao All About?

Latest Episodes

Escape from Freedom
August 06, 2023

Dr. Totton and Tod discuss Erich Fromm’s 1941 exploration into man’s relationship to authority and how to find true freedom. (This is an episode from “Ten Thousand Things,” Dr.

June 12, 2023

This special episode is a compilation of clips from the show where Dr. Carl Totton and Tod Perry discuss the basics of Taoism. In “Taoism” they discuss the big question, What is Tao? and

Show 85 — Interview: Benjamin Hoff, Author of the ‘Tao of Pooh’ and ‘Eternal Tao Te Ching’
December 22, 2021

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.” N

Show 84 — Returning
December 19, 2021

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
July 03, 2021

Dr. Totton and Tod breeze through three more chapters of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Show 82 — Healing Pandemic Trauma, Listener Mail, and Chapter 70
June 06, 2021

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
March 28, 2021

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
March 15, 2021

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.”

Show 79 — Behaving Naturally and Chapter 34
February 09, 2021

The show opens with a discussion on naturalness inspired by a chapter in “Lieh Tzu.” Later, a listener asks how one can act outside of the Tao which dovetails nicely into a discussion on Chapter 34, which is about the nature of Tao.

Show 78 — Disabilities, Guns, and Chapter 32
January 03, 2021

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.