Hey Dudes, we just wanted you all to know we haven't forgotten, fallen off the planet, or fallen victim to some nefarious nihilist plot to cut off our Johnsons. Sometimes life just deals more gutters than strikes, more downs than ups and what-have-yous and it takes a bit longer to bring ourselves back to center where we can give time and effort to the Dudecast in the way we should... But, nothing is fucked! We will be back with Episode 9 that will feature Danielle Bolelli of The Drunken Taoist fame next week. In the mean time, good thoughts, positive vibes, suggestions, events, or just a hello is always welcome Dudes! Email us at Dude@orderofthedude.com
Finally, at long last Daniele Bolelli of The Drunken Taoist and History on Fire podcasts joins us on the Dudecast! This time, the record button was on! Daniele is a history professor and the author of several books including "A Warriors Path", "50 Things you're not supposed to know about religion", "Create your own religion" and "Not Afraid" as well as a fighter in mixed Martial Arts and single parent. We talk about his life and path of discovery and love of the history of the Native Indian. Then to his participation in a traditional Lakota Sundance and discuss taking a personal journey away from the noise of society.
So a couple of Dudes who listen to the Dudecast way over in Australia let me know that they were inspired by of one our recent episodes and decided to set up their own Dudeist bowling get together! If you're a Dude in Australia check out their event page for more information. Great job Aussie Dudes!
From Their event site
"Are you a Little Lebowski Urban Achiever? Or an easy going laid back Dude who might, or might not, enjoy bowling or an occasional White Russian? Are you obviously not a golfer? Then come bowling, man!
My name's Aaron and I want to meet and chill with other practicing Dudeists! AMF Belconnen have 2x games for $10 after 9pm on Saturday nights. So, the plan is to meet on the first Saturday of every month for bowling, White Russians and discussion of The Big Lebowski and the philosophy associated with the movie."
Being needy and needing self-affirmation isn't really a very attractive quality for your day to day life and really something a Dude should avoid if at all possible.. But here's the proverbial "But"... In Podcasting, it's kind of a necessary evil, otherwise we're just shouting into the void and hoping that what we're doing connects and resonates with the community that we want to support. Constantly guessing if what you're doing is what people find valuable and worthwhile. Over the past few months of the Dudecast, we've been less direct about asking for feedback. Trying to de-emphasize our neediness and hope that people are willing to organically respond and give us that feedback we really need to hear.. Well.. that hasn't really been feeding the monkey. There are some important things I should mention here... We are most definitely not in things for the money. We have no sponsors, we don't provide advertisement apart from free advertising for events we feel Dudes would be interested in, and we're not selling anything. (Well, we had thought about doing some shirts, but that turned out exhausting and overly expensive. I mean... who would want to spend 30$ on a Dudecast shirt anyway). This venture has been fully out of pocket for us to this point. We do hope that at some point maybe we could pick up a sponsor or two, but really just to pay for the website expenses and maybe some better equipment for recording to improve the quality. Ultimately we do this because we believe in this community, want to make a difference, work to bring to community together, and hope to bring others to Dudeism. Having said that, the nature of the beast is that we need your help. For us to grow, reach a greater audience, and to know that we're achieving our mission, we need your feedback. That can be giving us a rating on iTunes, reaching out to us on Facebook, Sharing our site or Dudecast with friends, or just sending a good ole email to let us know what you think. Without this feedback we're like a child wandering into the middle of a movie... My point is... we need you Dudes!
That's right Dudes! Oliver Benjamin, The Dudely Lama himself, the founder of Dudeism, author of "The Abide Guide", "The Dude De Ching" and "The Tao of The Dude" will be on the next Order of the Dude Dudecast. This is one you will not want to miss for sure. Oliver talks about life, and his views on where Dudeism has been, and is going in the future. Until then, catch up on the previous Dudecasts on iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, or you can listen or download them right from our site here.
If you've missed the last two Dudecasts, you're really missing out Dudes! On Episode 3 we had Kristian Lewin, better known as The Arch Dude of York on to talk about Dudestock UK and his involvement with helping raise money for the York Special Care Unit in his hometown of York, the ins and outs of his life since Dudestock, and what he's doing these days to abide and get by. Then in Episode 4 we brought in Craig McEachern (Rev. Dudely Noted) from DudeismTV who talked about his life and philosophies, and how he has overcome adversity by following the way of the Dude. Both righteous Dudes, and both have stories worth checking out. Don't worry though, you can still catch up by checking out the Episodes here. So check it out Dudes! Don't forget to subscribe on iTunes, or you can use this URL in your Podcast Apphttp://orderofthedude.com/podcast?format=rss . If you don't have either of those you can always find us on YouTube. If you have comments, want to be a guest, or want to get a shout out on the Dudecast, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
They've posted the dates, locations and tickets are available online for the next Lebowski Fest! The Order of the Dude will be there and we're looking forward to meeting a lot of fellow Dudes out there. We are working on contacting the folks at Lebowski Fest to see if we can get them on the Dudecast and are hoping to be able to set something up to be able to do some "almost live" reporting from the event. This should be a great time with some very cool people and we're looking forward to being there with you. The event will run July 8th - 9th in Louisville, KY. Get your tickets here
You may have noticed, I've kind of dropped the ball on updating this section. Sorry about that Dudes! A lot has happend and well... I like to say "I've eaten and slept since then" and ultimately that leads to me just forgetting. We've had two episodes of the Dudecast released along with two tracks from The Dudes Lost Meditation tapes, crossed the 1000 Podcast subscription mark, and just generally been growin and expandin this little corner of the universe for all us Dudes out there. Thanks to all of you who have made our launch thus far a success and we hope to make this place even bigger and better. We've got some great guests joining us on the Dudecast over the next several episodes including Author/Professor/Philosopher/Martial Artist and one of the original "Pod-Fathers" Danielle Bolelli of "The Drunken Taoist" and "History on Fire" podcast fame.. Kristian Lewin, better known as "The Arch Dude of York", organizer of the first Dudestock in the UK... Craig McEachern, better known as "The Reverand Dudely Noted" and the founder of DudeismTv... and Mahmoud Yehia who is working on "Dudetopia", a documentary on Dudeism. We'll also be featuring some groovy music from Dudely artists on upcoming Dudecasts that should be pretty far out. Next we are looking at releasing really cool swag including some T-shirts and Stickers for your car. Well, that should catch things up pretty well for now... lots more to come, and I'll try to be a bit better at getting around to getting this section updated for you. We Really, REALLY, want to hear from you with your comments, suggestions, if you want to be a guest on the Dudecast, or just if you want to say hello. Drop us a line to Dude@orderofthedude.com and I promiss you'll hear back from us!
Take er easy Dudes!