Imagine Audio: The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Imagine Audio: The Tao of Muhammad Ali

Based on the international best selling true-to-life narrative by our host and narrator Davis Miller, The Tao Of Muhammad Ali tells the story of how The Champ saved a bullied young boy (Davis) from paralyzing depression. Years later Davis was reunited with a Parkinson ridden Ali who once again inspired Davis to become a successful writer. The podcast explores the life of Ali through the later years, and explore Ali's "Tao" - the way of Ali: his wisdom, doctrine and path, and how he became a role model and guru for millions.

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April 9, 2024 49 mins

In our final episode, Ali transforms the life of Davis's son Isaac. We explore Ali's influence on today's generation.


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Muhammad loses the greatest love of his life, while Davis's life continues to shape shift in surprising ways. Also, we speak with a young Louisvillian whose future, through happenstance, was molded by his time with Ali.


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Davis loses the biggest male influence of his life. Meanwhile, our citizen of the world defies the American government for the second time. Also, we hop across the big, wide Atlantic to trace Ali's little known roots to a land with a rich history of both fighting and storytelling.


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Davis's hero teaches him how to fly. Also, we spend some time with Dr. Holly Shill, the director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix, whose career path, like Davis's, was enlarged by Muhammad Ali. 

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Davis gets to see Muhammad for who he really is when his mother's not around. Then we speak to Imam Zaid Shakir, a spiritual advisor to Muhammad Ali.

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Muhammad and Davis step deep into the mystic and Davis's life is forever transformed. Also, we sit down with Reverend Al Sharpton, who shares his own personal stories with the champ.

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It's 13 years later.  In his mid-30s and on the cusp of middle age,
Davis is managing a video store in Ali's hometown of Louisville.  On
Easter weekend, Muhammad Ali and Davis meet again.  And Ali saves
Davis' life a second time.  Then, Ali's daughter Rasheda shares
stories about her dad's playful nature and irrepressible antics during
his later years.

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Davis Miller was a grieving, sickly child whose life was transformed the first time he witnessed Muhammad Ali proclaim his greatness. With Ali as his source of inspiration, young Davis rises above being bullied to forge his own path that ultimately lands him face to face in the same ring as his hero.

In this episode, Davis and his co-host Craig Mortali share their experiences being empowered by Ali. Then, they sit down with ...

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February 13, 2024 2 mins

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Peter Ivers’ death marked the end of an era. Though David Jove tried to recreate New Wave Theater, he couldn’t do it without Peter. We examine the legacy Peter left behind, and the scene that ended with his death. 

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November 20, 2023 32 mins

Samoan drug gangs, secret lovers, and the acid king. There’s a lot more to Peter’s story that’s left to uncover. 

 

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November 13, 2023 23 mins

How do you mourn someone who was so very alive? It’s a question Peter’s friends asked over and over. Today, we look into how Peter’s community grieved the loss of their friend.

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November 6, 2023 25 mins

Many of Peter’s friends arrived at the crime scene before the police. Which meant that by the time the cops arrived, the scene had already been corrupted—and multiple pieces of evidence had gone missing. Years later, people would discover that evidence in some unexpected places.

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October 30, 2023 24 mins

A big secret. Tornados. Rain. A lost wallet. $15,000 dollars in cash that’s gone missing. Peter’s last day feels ominous. 

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October 23, 2023 26 mins

Enter: The Acid King. People were equal parts inspired by and terrified of David Jove. He sold acid to the Rolling Stones, fled Canada on a felony charge, and… oh yeah, he created New Wave Theater.

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October 16, 2023 29 mins

When an opportunity that combines Peter’s love of music, performance, and LA’s underground comes his way, he feels like it might be a new beginning. But Peter has no idea what—or who—he’s dealing with. 

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As host of New Wave Theater, Peter Ivers found himself in the middle of the LA punk scene. From police raids, DIY-venues, and the outsiders it attracted, we explore punk music and the LA underground. 

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After his first album flops, Peter Ivers moves to LA for a fresh start. As his friends excel in film, TV, and music, Peter starts to fall behind. 

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September 25, 2023 25 mins

On March 3rd, 1983, Peter Ivers—the eccentric and beloved host of New Wave Theater—was found bludgeoned to death in his apartment. Forty years later, his friends are still searching for answers about what happened to him. 

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September 19, 2023 2 mins

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