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Bruce Lee Podcast

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Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
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#115 AloudLA: Bruce Lee and the Afro-Asian Culture Connection

1:24:39 | Sep 12th, 2018

To honor the 45th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s passing, Emmy Award-winning comedian & author W. Kamau Bell, author & cultural critic Jeff Chang, Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee, with moderator & cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee held a discussion...Show More
#114 What Would Bruce Lee Do?

47:26 | Sep 5th, 2018

What Would Bruce Lee Do? From the start, people have written us with different life questions asking what would Bruce Lee do if he were in their situation. In this episode, Shannon & Sharon answer listener questions based on their personal opinions,...Show More
#113 Why Philosophy?

42:12 | Aug 29th, 2018

How did Bruce Lee become a philosopher? This week Shannon and Sharon dive into Bruce’s essay on why he got interested in philosophy and what he hoped to do with it. “I wish to infuse the spirit of philosophy into martial arts; therefore I insisted o...Show More
#112 How to Choose a Teacher

45:47 | Aug 22nd, 2018

This week Shannon & Sharon dive into an essay Bruce Lee wrote on how to choose a teacher: “Believe only half of what you see and definitely nothing that you hear. Before you take any lessons from any instructor, find out clearly from him what his met...Show More
#111 The Three Faults

38:48 | Aug 15th, 2018

1. The invention of an empirical self that observes itself 2. Viewing one’s thoughts as a kind of object or possession, situating it in a separate, isolated part of itself – I “have” a mind 3. The striving to wipe the mirror Join Shannon & Sharon ...Show More
#110 Bruce Lee Library - Commentaries on Living

42:47 | Aug 8th, 2018

This week we share another book from the Bruce Lee Library, "Commentaries on Living 1st Series" by philosopher, speaker and writer, Jiddu Krishnamurti. Join Shannon and Sharon as they go through Bruce Lee's annotations in "Commentaries on Living 1st...Show More
#109 Nothing Special

37:26 | Aug 1st, 2018

“Gung fu is so extraordinary because it is nothing at all special, it is simply the direct expression of one’s feeling with the minimum of lines and energy. Every movement is being so of itself without the artificiality with which we tend to complica...Show More
#108 True Mastery

38:10 | Jul 25th, 2018

“True mastery transcends any particular art. It stems from mastery of oneself – the ability, developed through self-discipline, to be calm, fully aware, and completely in tune with oneself and the surroundings in the midst of the ever-changing moment...Show More
#107 Obstacles in the Way

40:58 | Jul 18th, 2018

“Method, which is in its very substance ignorance, encloses truth in a vicious circle. We should break such circles not by seeking knowledge but by discovering the cause of our ignorance.” Join Shannon and Sharon as they discuss obstacles that int...Show More
#106 The Void

40:01 | Jul 11th, 2018

“The void may be said to have two aspects: It simply is what it is. It is realized; it is aware of itself. And to speak improperly, this awareness is “in us,” or better, we are “in it.”” Join Shannon and Sharon as they discuss the forms of the Voi...Show More
#105 Becoming a Warrior Part 2

45:15 | Jul 4th, 2018

In Part 2 of Becoming a Warrior, Shannon shares her progress on Becoming a Warrior, discusses different self-experiments she’s trying, and what it’s like to develop your own warrior code. How are you Becoming a Warrior? “The successful warrior is th...Show More
#104 Listener Wisdom

41:41 | Jun 27th, 2018

This week we have a special episode where Shannon and Sharon share wisdom from Bruce Lee Podcast listeners. We asked for our listeners to share their #BruceLeeMoments and we’ve gotten emails from around the world! Thank you to all of our listeners...Show More
#103 The Moon and the Stream

39:08 | Jun 20th, 2018

“Fluidity of mind – the moon in the stream – where it is at once movable and immovable.” Bruce Lee describes the mind as the moon and all the thoughts and awareness that move through it as the stream. How can our mind be fluid? Join Shannon & Sharon...Show More
#102 The Intelligent Mind

44:36 | Jun 13th, 2018

“An intelligent mind is an inquiring mind. It is not satisfied with explanations, with conclusions; nor is it a mind that believes, because belief is again another form of conclusion.” What did Bruce Lee mean by an “Intelligent Mind”? Join Shannon a...Show More
#101 The Complete Human

50:06 | Jun 6th, 2018

“The conformer seldom learns to depend upon himself for expression; rather he faithfully follows a pattern. As time passes, he will probably learn some dead routines and be good according to his set patterns, but he has not come to understand himself...Show More
#100 Freedom

45:45 | May 30th, 2018

“Although I can tell you what is not freedom, I cannot tell you what is because that you must discover for yourself.” What is freedom? What does freedom feel like? Join Shannon & Sharon as they discuss Bruce Lee’s thoughts on freedom. “Freedom is p...Show More
#99 Someone Real

47:41 | May 23rd, 2018

“Somehow, one day, you will hear, “Hey, now that is quality. That is someone REAL.” I would like that.” What does it mean to be Someone Real? Join Shannon and Sharon as they discuss what Bruce Lee describes as Someone Real. Help support the Bru...Show More
#98 Bruce Lee Library - Tao Te Ching

51:11 | May 16th, 2018

Bruce Lee was a prolific reader and in the Bruce Lee Library series we will share some of Bruce’s books with his annotations and underlined passages. The first book that we will be sharing from the Bruce Lee Library is the Tao Te King by Lao Tzu Int...Show More
#97 Linda Lee Cadwell – Stories of Bruce

48:46 | May 9th, 2018

This week we have a special guest on the podcast, Shannon’s mom Linda Lee Cadwell! Linda joins us to share her firsthand stories of Bruce and their life as a family. She talks about Bruce’s back injury, how Bruce was better than her at English gramma...Show More
#96 5 Ways of Flow

47:44 | May 2nd, 2018

The 5 Ways of Flow: 1. The highest truth is inexpressible. 2. Spiritual cultivation cannot be cultivated. 3. In the last resort nothing is gained. 4. There is nothing much in the teaching. 5. In throwing punches and moving, therein lies the won...Show More
#95 Transcendence

49:07 | Apr 25th, 2018

“A struggle of any nature can never be settled satisfactorily until the absolute fact is touched. Where neither opponent can affect the other -not neutrality, not indifference, but TRANSCENDENCE is the thing needed.” Join Shannon and Sharon as they ...Show More
#94 The Center

49:16 | Apr 18th, 2018

“Centering is the reconciliation of opposites so that they no longer waste energy in useless struggle with each other but can join in productive combination and interplay.” Join Shannon & Sharon as they discuss the centering process and how the cent...Show More
#93 Conquer Yourself Part 2 – The Keys

43:41 | Apr 11th, 2018

“A man is born to achieve great things if he can conquer himself.” Last episode Shannon and Sharon talked about how we shackle ourselves with Fear, Ignorance, Self-consciousness, and Laziness. This episode they discuss the keys that liberate us: Sel...Show More
#92 Conquer Yourself Part 1 – The Fetters

44:01 | Apr 4th, 2018

“A man is born to achieve great things if he can conquer himself.” “Each man binds himself–the fetters are ignorance, laziness, preoccupation with self and fear. You must liberate yourself.“ How are we fettered with ignorance, self-consciousness,...Show More
#91 Brandon Lee

45:18 | Mar 28th, 2018

This is a special episode of the Bruce Lee Podcast honoring Brandon Bruce Lee. Coming up on March 31st is the 25th anniversary of his passing, so Shannon wanted to share some stories of growing up with Brandon as her big brother and share some excerp...Show More
#90 Broken Rhythm

39:13 | Mar 21st, 2018

“Broken rhythm is meant to break the trance.” In combat, Bruce Lee’s disruption of rhythm is to create an opening to strike. In life, we have our own habits and rhythms to disrupt. Can we look at our lives to see where we are stuck in a habit? How c...Show More
#89 The Tools

38:53 | Mar 14th, 2018

“Your tools have a dual-purpose, to destroy whatever is in front of you that stands in the way of peace, justice, and humanity, and to destroy your own impulse of self-preservation, to destroy anything bothering your mind, to overcome your own greed,...Show More
#88 Artist of Life

44:25 | Mar 7th, 2018

“I am a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, and I am actualizing myself daily to be an Artist of Life.” In Bruce’s essays on “In My Own Process” he stated that being an Artist of Life was his overall goal and how he identified himself....Show More
#87 Becoming a Warrior

45:14 | Feb 28th, 2018

Bruce Lee is a true warrior in mind, body, and spirit. Shannon comes from a lineage of warriors and has been exploring what being a true warrior means for her. Join Shannon and Sharon as they discuss: What does it take for us to become true warriors...Show More
#86 Core Values at Work: Part 3

43:32 | Feb 21st, 2018

In our final Core Values at Work Episode Shannon and Sharon discuss Relationship, Communication, and Trust. For many of us, work is where we spend most of our time. It is important to have values in the workplace, even if you work for yourself or a s...Show More
#85 Core Values at Work: Part 2

40:30 | Feb 14th, 2018

Join Shannon and Sharon as they continue the conversation on Core Values at Work with Part 2: Change and Curiosity. Bruce Lee viewed Change as a part of life and used his Curiosity to fuel his desire to learn and improve. “To change with change is ...Show More
#84 Core Values at Work: Part 1

48:26 | Feb 7th, 2018

At the Bruce Lee Family Company, Shannon has created core values for the company based off of her father’s philosophy. In Part 1, Shannon shares her core values of Best Effort, Personal Responsibility, and Uplift. These values inform how Shannon want...Show More
#83 Compassion

44:17 | Jan 31st, 2018

For Bruce Lee the notion of compassion extends beyond its common definition. Compassion is acceptance of others for who they are and where they are. It’s freedom from judgment and acceptance of your whole experience. “I’m not one of those people wh...Show More
#82 How You Give

43:21 | Jan 24th, 2018

“It’s not what you give, it’s how you give it.” Bruce Lee is talking about how you approach life, how you show up in the world. Bruce believed in putting in the training, the hours, and applying effort towards his goals. He also thought it was impor...Show More
#81 Natural Action

45:25 | Jan 17th, 2018

Join Shannon & Sharon as they talk about Natural Action. Bruce Lee referred to Natural Action as spontaneous action, naturalism, or used a Taoist term wu wei which means non-action or non-doing. “Non-action does not mean no action, but no such actio...Show More
#80 Kristen Ulmer Author of "The Art of Fear"

58:58 | Jan 10th, 2018

Shannon met Fear Specialist, and former professional skier, Kristen Ulmer at the Spartan Race. Kristen is author of The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead. In this episode Kristen shares her journey with fear and discu...Show More
#79 Peace of Mind

44:30 | Jan 3rd, 2018

“All in all, the goal of my planning and doing is to find the true meaning in life–peace of mind.” Achieving peace of mind was Bruce Lee’s ultimate goal. Join Shannon and Sharon as they share how they personally find peace of mind. Then, they share...Show More
#78 Motivation When You're Stuck

1:02:14 | Dec 27th, 2017

For our end of year episode we asked our listeners to submit questions for us to answer on the Bruce Lee Podcast. We found most questions dealt with finding motivation when you’re feeling stuck. Join us as we discuss finding motivation when you’re fe...Show More
#77 It's Not About What Happens

49:56 | Dec 20th, 2017

“It’s not about what happens; it’s about your reaction to what happens that matters.” This is a big Bruce Lee concept and a big concept for moving through life. Sometimes we use what happens in a situation as justification for our extreme reaction. ...Show More
#76 Podcast Challenge Winner #7: Dina Lewicki

1:02:50 | Dec 13th, 2017

This episode we talked with our final Podcast Challenge winner, Dina, who called us from Germany! Dina is a recent fan of Bruce Lee. She grew up in East Germany, the German Democratic Republic, and she heard nothing about Bruce Lee. In this episode ...Show More
#75 Reform the Formula

42:57 | Dec 6th, 2017

“Many people are still bound by tradition; when the elder generation says ‘no’ to something, then these other people will strongly disapprove of it as well…The simple truth is that these opinions on such things as racism and traditions, which are not...Show More
#74 To Hell with Circumstances

45:14 | Nov 29th, 2017

“To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.” Bruce offered a unique talent to Hollywood, he was a superb martial artist, actor, and writer, but he was dealing with 1960s Hollywood. He was not getting the opportunities his talent deserved be...Show More
#73 Bruce Lee Podcast Challenge Winner #6: Mahmoud Hamed

48:35 | Nov 22nd, 2017

This episode we sit down with another Bruce Lee Podcast Challenge Winner, Mahmoud Hamed! He shares with us his experience with the challenge and how approaching life from a place of love has deepened his daily interactions. Thank you so much for par...Show More
#72 Bruce Lee Podcast Challenge Winner #5: Mary C.

52:02 | Nov 15th, 2017

This episode we talked with another Bruce Lee Podcast Challenge winner, Mary C. For the Challenge we couldn’t just pick one winner due to all the wonderful submissions we received. Mary shared with us her experience participating in the challenge dur...Show More
#71 Bruce Lee Podcast Challenge Winner #4: Bryce Young

1:00:55 | Nov 8th, 2017

We had a chance to talk with another Bruce Lee Podcast Challenge winner, Bryce Young, who came all the way from Montana to record with us. Bryce shared with us his experience doing the challenge, how he found the podcast during a difficult personal t...Show More
#69 The Easy Life

42:51 | Oct 26th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#68 Defeat is a State of Mind

48:46 | Oct 19th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#67 "One Family" Film Director John Alan Thompson

1:03:29 | Oct 12th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#66 Podcast Challenge Winner #3: Michael R.

46:20 | Oct 5th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#65 Podcast Challenge Winner #2: Katrina R.

47:10 | Sep 28th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#64 A Population of Misfits

41:33 | Sep 21st, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#63 Research Your Own Experience

45:56 | Sep 14th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#62 True Flow: Bridging the Gap

36:52 | Sep 7th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#61 Confrontation

44:04 | Aug 31st, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#60 Choiceless Awareness

42:26 | Aug 24th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#59 Faith

39:05 | Aug 17th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#58 Podcast Challenge Winner #1: Kyoko @Jinjabrew

0:00 | Aug 10th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#57 Self-Knowledge

49:53 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#56 Podcast Live Event: Guest Osric Chau

1:01:53 | Jul 27th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#55 1 Year Anniversary: Shannon and Sharon share their podcast challenge stories

1:01:35 | Jul 20th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#54 Gentleness

42:12 | Jul 13th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#53 Meaning Of Life

41:15 | Jul 6th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#52 Hack Away the Unessentials

46:53 | Jun 29th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#51 Three Stages of learning, technique & cultivation

53:51 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#50 Intuition

47:04 | Jun 15th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#49 Meditation

45:38 | Jun 8th, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#48 Art of Soul

53:56 | Jun 1st, 2017

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#47 The Six Diseases

45:20 | May 25th, 2017

The six diseases of the mind are obstacles that you will confront on your path to wholeness and fluidity. The Six Diseases: The desire for victory The desire to resort to technical cunning The desire to display all that has been learned The desire to...Show More
#46 The Mind is a Fertile Garden

45:44 | May 18th, 2017

“The mind is a fertile garden – it will grow anything you wish to plant – beautiful flowers or weeds. And it is with successful, healthy thoughts or negative ones that will, like weeds, strangle and crowd the others. Do not allow negative thoughts to...Show More
#45 Dissolving Our Attitude

48:51 | May 11th, 2017

Bruce Lee often carried notes to himself or affirmations on notecards in his wallet. One of these read: “Be aware of our conditioning. Drop and dissolve inner blockage.” “Inner to outer – we start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer cond...Show More
#44 Charles Russo: Author of Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts

1:08:50 | May 4th, 2017

This week we sit down with journalist Charles Russo, author of “Striking Distance: Bruce Lee & the Dawn of Martial Arts in America.” His book covers Bruce Lee’s early years as a young martial artist in San Francisco and his polarizing effect as a br...Show More
#43 Be a Nobody

45:27 | Apr 27th, 2017

Bruce Lee often carried around philosophical ideas written on small index cards as reminders throughout his day. One of these was: “Inwardly, psychologically, be a nobody.” To him, this meant, get the ego out of the way, have some detachment, and be...Show More
#42 The Underdog & The Top Dog

43:51 | Apr 20th, 2017

Bruce Lee played many characters that were unassuming and didn’t want to get into fights, but then could kick everyone’s butt in 10 seconds when he needed to. As a small Asian man, no one expected that sort of power from him. Because of the character...Show More
#41 Unity

46:54 | Apr 13th, 2017

Bruce Lee lived his life as a human being who was connected to all of humankind—one unified family on this planet. He said, “You know how I like to think of myself? As a human being. Because under then sky, under the heavens, there is but one family...Show More
#40 Real Truth

42:15 | Apr 6th, 2017

Truth was an important concept to Bruce Lee and it shows up often in his journal entries. But the way he used the word “truth” was not to describe a fact or to be the opposite of a lie. He wrote about a deeper, more of a philosophical, spiritual defi...Show More
#39 Experience and Imagination

51:34 | Mar 30th, 2017

Taky Kimura once wrote Bruce Lee a letter saying that the students at Bruce’s Gung Fu studio were asking for more techniques. Bruce wrote back that they didn’t need “more” but to go deeper into the practice and expand the students’ imagination: “Fi...Show More
#38 Confidence

52:13 | Mar 23rd, 2017

Bruce Lee embodied so much confidence both onscreen and off that you might have assumed that he was born that way. But in fact, self-confidence was a trait he practiced and cultivated with clear intention and a daily ritual. “I know, through the prin...Show More
#37 On Being Human

55:05 | Mar 16th, 2017

“Being a real human being” is a concept that comes up often in Bruce’s writings, he didn’t want to be considered just an actor or a martial artist, but as a human being who was growing, evolving and creating. “The function and duty of a quality human...Show More
#36 Gung Fu

53:10 | Mar 9th, 2017

Gung fu translated means: discipline and training toward the mastery of some skill. It is applied to martial arts but it can be applied to anything. Ultimately, Gung fu is a pathway toward mastery and a deeper understanding of yourself and life. Yin ...Show More
#35 Personal Liberation

48:15 | Mar 2nd, 2017

The idea of Personal Liberation was very important to Bruce Lee. This idea was so important that his wife Linda included the quote “Your inspiration continues to guide us towards our personal liberation,” on Bruce’s headstone in Seattle where he and ...Show More
#34 Living the Oneness of Things

50:54 | Feb 23rd, 2017

“Life is wide, limitless, there is no border, no frontier.” Bruce Lee believed that there were no limitations or borders in life, and this is reflected in his core tenet of Jeet Kune Do: “Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation.” Whe...Show More
#33 Bruce Lee Superfan: Daniele Bolelli

50:33 | Feb 16th, 2017

This week we talk with Bruce Lee superfan Daniele Bolelli. Shannon first met Bolelli when he was interviewed for the documentary “I Am Bruce Lee” and later she was a guest on his podcast “The Drunken Taoist.” Bolelli is an Italian born author, colleg...Show More
#32 Finger Pointing Away to the Moon

48:31 | Feb 9th, 2017

"Don't think. FEEEEEEEEL! It's like a finger pointing away to the moon. Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory!" In this scene from Enter the Dragon, Bruce is teaching his student about the importance of staying f...Show More
#31 The Root

48:23 | Feb 2nd, 2017

The Root was an important concept to Bruce Lee. The Root is where real knowledge and real personal expression can spring from, the starting point and essence of “Who am I?” “What we are after is the root and not the branches. The root is the real kno...Show More
#30 Purpose

50:28 | Jan 26th, 2017

Bruce Lee was driven by his own Purpose in life: “All in all, the goal of my planning and doing is to find the true meaning in life: peace of mind.” Bruce’s Purpose was “peace of mind,” rather than his specific goals of becoming a big movie star or f...Show More
#29 In My Own Process

52:37 | Jan 19th, 2017

During one of the busiest times in his life, Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself titled “In My Own Process”. When Bruce wrote this, he had just halted production on Game of Death was in mid-prep for Enter the Dragon which included re-writing script p...Show More
#28 Day in the Life of Bruce Lee

48:01 | Jan 12th, 2017

This week we discuss a typical day in the life of Bruce Lee, his habits and activities on an average day when he wasn’t filming. The Wing Luke Museum in Seattle has an exhibit called “A Day in the Life of Bruce Lee” and you can make your own “Day in ...Show More
#27 Energy: Vital Life Force

48:03 | Jan 5th, 2017

When Bruce Lee was 21 he wrote: “I feel I have this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision, it is all these combined. My...Show More
#26 Bruce Lee Superfan: W. Kamau Bell

1:05:57 | Dec 29th, 2016

This week we sit down with Bruce Lee superfan, and self-professed Bruce Lee geek, W. Kamau Bell! He’s a comedian and TV host. He hosts CNN's United Shades of America, and podcasts Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period and Politic...Show More
#25 The Art of Dying

47:38 | Dec 22nd, 2016

When Bruce Lee spoke about the Art of Dying, he did not mean dying in the literal sense, but as a metaphor for letting go of the past and things that limit you, so you can be a fluid human in the present moment. “Like everyone else, you want to lear...Show More
#24 Poetry

43:56 | Dec 15th, 2016

Bruce Lee started writing poetry when he moved from Hong Kong to the U.S. at age 18. He wrote poetry to express his feelings of contemplativeness, love, melancholy, and oneness with nature. The poetry was a way to process and understand his own feeli...Show More
#23 Yin Yang

55:01 | Dec 8th, 2016

The Yin Yang symbol is circle with two interlocking teardrop shapes in complimentary colors with a dot on each side. It’s used in popular culture, but it is a core Chinese philosophy. The Yang side represents positivity, firmness, masculinity, substa...Show More
#22 Linda on Bruce and Brandon

1:14:13 | Dec 1st, 2016

Bruce’s wife and Shannon’s mom Linda Lee Cadwell joins us again and she shares more stories about Bruce, telling of his spirit of generosity and charity. And for the first time she shares stories about their son Brandon Lee. When Linda first visited...Show More
#21 Bruce’s Bday Wish: Be Water, My Friend

49:08 | Nov 27th, 2016

11/27/16 is Bruce Lee’s birthday and he would have been 76 years old today. In honor of his birthday we are reposting the Be Water, My Friend episode (#2) with a special birthday message from Shannon Lee. To honor Bruce, take a moment for yourself...Show More
#20 Nutrition and Fitness

45:37 | Nov 23rd, 2016

At the request of fans, this week we discuss Bruce Lee’s approach to nutrition and fitness! Nutrition and fitness were ongoing obsessions for Bruce during his life, and we can’t cover everything, so we’ll discuss the big ideas on this episode not spe...Show More
#19 Bruce Lee Superfan: Steve Aoki

57:22 | Nov 17th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#18 The Individual Over Any Established System

39:00 | Nov 10th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#17 Affirmations Part 3: Willpower

38:40 | Nov 3rd, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#16 Affirmations Part 2: Emotions, Reason, and Conscience

43:08 | Oct 27th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#15 Affirmations Part 1: Memory, Subconscious Mind, Imagination

44:17 | Oct 20th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#14 Joy & Laughter

38:03 | Oct 13th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#13 Linda Lee Cadwell on Bruce Lee’s Family Life

54:48 | Oct 6th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#12 The Medicine For My Suffering

46:23 | Sep 29th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#11 Walk On

35:43 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#10 Simplicity, Directness, Freedom

43:54 | Sep 15th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#9 Harmony

53:24 | Sep 8th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#8 Change

34:13 | Sep 1st, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#7 Emotional Content

36:13 | Aug 25th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#6 Goals, Mistakes, Success

44:53 | Aug 18th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#5 Originate and Innovate

37:24 | Aug 11th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#4 Honestly Express Yourself

44:57 | Aug 4th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#3 Take Action!

54:50 | Jul 28th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#2 Be water, my friend.

49:16 | Jul 20th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
#1 One Inch Punch: The tiny startup with a giant global fan base

45:34 | Jul 19th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More
Intro from Shannon Lee

03:32 | Jul 13th, 2016

Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and cultural anthropologist Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire ar...Show More