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The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast

Apr 20, 2024

On this month's episode of The Sociologist's Dojo Podcast, Dr. Ted Preston, Professor of Philosophy at Rio Hondo College and I continue our lengthy discussion about Bruce Lee. In Part II of this trilogy, we finish up our converstation on Lee's philisophical motivations and then spend much of the episode placing Lee in historical context through looking at his image, icon status and legacy Enjoy!  

Check out Part I.

Look for Part III out in May 


Production Notes 

Intro: 0:00-2:20

  • Previously on: 
  • In Media Res 
  • Prologue 

Motivations and Consequences: 2:21-23:58

  •  A Masculinity Interlude 
  • Martial Arts and Teaching 
  • Trivia 

Historical Context: 23:59-3513

  • Our First Experiences with Lee 
  • Gems of History and Historical Events 
  • Marketing in the 1970's

Image and Icon Status: 35:14-60:40

  • "A Cartoon"
  • A Simplified Image 
  • Generational Change?
  • Influence on MMA
  • Legacy 

The Film Industry: 60:41-74:34

  • Risk Adverse 
  • Repeats what is profitable 
  • Frankensteining Game of Death and "Brucesploitation"
  • The Romanticizing of Action Films 
  • Bruce Lee Deification 

Outtro: 74:35-75:40

  • Fight Choreography Rant Tease 


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