Episodes
Anya Leonard, creator of Classical Wisdom and Classical Wisdom for kids, is filling in for me today because my wife and I just had our first baby, THIS MORNING, and Anya is a dear friend who wants to help ensure I get a "paternity" leave. Thanks Anya! Everyone, please check out https://classicalwisdom.com to learn more about Anya, the First Philosophers, and other cool stuff from the Classical Age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/08/24
Published 04/08/24
Introducing Our Top 5 Anime Awards Moments from Crunchyroll Presents: The Anime Effect. Follow the show: Crunchyroll Presents: The Anime Effect DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is an independent podcast episode not affiliated with, endorsed by, or produced in conjunction with the host podcast feed or any of its media entities. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the creators and guests. For any concerns, please reach out to [email protected].
Published 04/08/24
In today's episode of "Practical Stoicism," I tackle the deeply personal and often challenging topic of improving self-esteem. At its core, low self-esteem is a lack of self-approval, a revelation that can evoke a powerful emotional response in many of us. As we delve into this subject, I guide you through an introspective journey, starting with the acknowledgment of our self-disapproval and moving towards understanding and eventually overcoming these feelings. By differentiating the aspects...
Published 04/05/24
Introducing How to Bounce Back From Financial Struggles from Mind The Business: Small Business Success Stories. Follow the show: Mind The Business: Small Business Success Stories DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is an independent podcast episode not affiliated with, endorsed by, or produced in conjunction with the host podcast feed or any of its media entities. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the creators and guests. For any concerns, please reach out to...
Published 04/05/24
In today's episode of "Practical Stoicism," I explore the concept of living simply, not in the sense of minimalism as it's often portrayed—with a focus on physical belongings and a Scandinavian design aesthetic—but in the realm of simplifying our thoughts and, by extension, our lives. While Stoicism isn't about adopting an aesthetic of minimalism, it does advocate for simplicity over complexity in many aspects of life. I delve into how living simply, in a Stoic sense, means focusing on what...
Published 04/02/24
Who is the current Roman Emperor? Okay, so the Roman Empire no longer exists -- but if it did, who would have rightful claim to the throne? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 04/01/24
Introducing It Started with an Allergy: Partake Foods from The Unshakeables. Follow the show: The Unshakeables DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is an independent podcast episode not affiliated with, endorsed by, or produced in conjunction with the host podcast feed or any of its media entities. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the creators and guests. For any concerns, please reach out to [email protected].
Published 04/01/24
In this practical episode of "Practical Stoicism," I delve into the critical art of forming good habits, a cornerstone of personal growth and self-improvement. Starting with a deep dive into the nature of bad habits—those that are not chemical addictions or compulsions but rather result from habituated choices—I draw from the profound insights of Epictetus on the realms of choice and control. I emphasize that our actions and behaviors are within our grasp, aiming to guide you through the...
Published 03/29/24
Introducing Ep. 469: How Rebels Stick to Their Habits, Dig In with Determination Day, and How to Enjoy an Airport from Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Follow the show: Happier with Gretchen Rubin DISCLAIMER: Please note, this is an independent podcast episode not affiliated with, endorsed by, or produced in conjunction with the host podcast feed or any of its media entities. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the creators and guests. For any concerns, please...
Published 03/29/24
In this enlightening episode of "Practical Stoicism," I delve into the profound realization that the search for purpose and meaning in life becomes increasingly urgent as we age. I explore the journey from the invincibility felt in youth to the mature quest for fulfillment, highlighting the importance of discovering a purpose that transcends the expectations of others. Drawing on the wisdom of Stoic philosophy and the teachings of Epictetus and Agrippinus, I've come to understand that true...
Published 03/26/24
Ladies and gentlemen, A.A. Long. The man responsible for Stoicism's contemporary revival. We talk about free will, Zeno's criterion of truth, virtue ethics beyond the Classical period, and more. I hope you enjoy this special episode. -- Become a Patron: https://stoicismpod.com/members Subscribe to the weekly newsletter: https://practicalstoicism.net/subscribe Pre-order my book: https://stoicismpod.com/book A. A. Long's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Long A. A. Long's...
Published 03/22/24
In today's episode, we embark on a Stoic journey to manage anger, exploring how Stoicism provides practical tools for transforming our emotional responses. I delve into the Stoic distinctions between proto-emotions and assented-to emotions, illustrating how understanding these concepts can empower us to master our anger. By examining the role of impressions and the importance of not hastily giving assent, I share insights on how we can approach life's challenges with a calm and rational...
Published 03/18/24
In today's episode, I delve into the pervasive issue of procrastination, a mental health symptom that seems to afflict us all in various degrees. From the stress of not being able to afford housing to the pressures of societal expectations, procrastination can manifest in many forms. The Stoics, with their practical philosophy, offered a solution to procrastination through the concept of Memento Mori, or "remember that you must die." By confronting our mortality, we're reminded of the limited...
Published 03/15/24
In this episode I delve into the painful experience of losing a relationship, particularly one that we didn't want to end. I highlight the acute distress caused by breakups, where someone actively chooses to leave, unlike death, which is inevitable and beyond anyone's control. I discuss how Stoicism-inspired reasoning can help alleviate the pain of heartache and navigate through the grief that follows a breakup. I emphasize the concept of "indifferents" in Stoicism, things that have no power...
Published 03/11/24
Greetings, listeners. It's remarkable to witness our community's growth, now exceeding 100,000 listeners every Monday and Friday. Your continued support is truly appreciated. Today's episode delves into a thought-provoking query posed by Griff, a dedicated listener and Patron, regarding the relevance of personality types within the context of Stoicism. Griff questions whether such classifications confine individuals rather than foster personal development. From my perspective, I maintain a...
Published 03/08/24
In today's episode, I tackle the enduring Stoic principle that "Virtue is its own reward." This exploration is a personal journey into the heart of Stoicism, examining whether this ancient wisdom holds true in our contemporary lives, and I won't shy away from getting a bit salty or taking some swipes along the way. We begin with Meditation 11.4 as our focal point, which encourages us to reflect on our contributions to the common good and to find contentment in these efforts as our reward....
Published 03/04/24
In today's episode, I delve into the profound theme of Forgiveness within the framework of Stoicism, a topic that resonates deeply with both my personal experiences and the Stoic principles I strive to embody. I commence with a note of gratitude towards new Patrons – Dan Brann, Jenny Kay, and Jay – whose support is instrumental in dedicating myself fully to this podcast. For those contemplating joining our Patreon, it offers an ad-free listening experience, exclusive articles, discussions...
Published 03/01/24
It is not always Just to be nice, but it is always nice to be Just. This is easier said than done. Can Meditations 5.32 and a bit of heavy Monday morning reflection help us get better? If not, there's a Toblerone at the end of this episode that you might be interested in. -- Become a Patron: https://stoicismpod.com/members Pre-order my book: https://stoicismpod.com/book Join the waitlist: https://stoicismpod.com/app Podcast Artwork by Randy Johnson: https://originalrandy.com Learn more about...
Published 02/26/24
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Published 02/26/24
Anya Leonard is my friend and one of my heroes. She's built something really incredible over the last 10-years (ClassicalWisdom.com) and I think it is as important a contribution to mankind as was Britannica compiling the great works of Western literature - she has create a "great works" platform and she provides it for free to everyone. This makes her not just a friend and a hero but also a comrade in arms. In today's episode you'll learn about Anya, some of her history, what inspired her to...
Published 02/23/24
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Published 02/19/24
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Published 02/16/24
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Published 02/12/24
Tanner Campbell converses with Michael Tremblay, an MMA fighter, writer, and co-creator of Stoa Stoic Meditations app. They delve into several topics, including the role of sport and exercise in addressing rage and anger. Michael Tremblay shares his insights on the practice of martial arts, particularly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and its philosophical alignment with Stoicism. He emphasizes how martial arts were his first exposure to explicit moral education, teaching not just physical skills but...
Published 02/09/24