Episodes
Caleb Ontiveros is the founder of Stoa. He received his MA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and has worked at several startups. Get the Stoa app: stoameditation.com Caleb's Website: calebontiveros.com Caleb's Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-ontiveros/ Caleb's Twitter: twitter.com/calebmontiveros/ ----more---- Get coaching with Simon: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Support the podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/  
Published 07/12/21
Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos, and Simon Drew discuss the dichotomy of control, followed by a conversation/Q&A with members of Simon's Patreon community. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war...
Published 07/12/21
Irene Regini teaches Greek and Latin, and she's constantly trying to get better at both. That's why she's founded Satura Lanx, where she shares short Latin lessons and courses. She also has a podcast on easy Latin, hoping that they are useful to those who are just beginning learning Latin, or who already know the language but want to get to speak Latin. She's created a special audiobook where she reads the entire letter (#77) in Latin, which you can find via the link below. Satura Lanx...
Published 07/05/21
Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos and Simon Drew discuss their upcoming 8-part conversation on the fundamentals of Stoicism. Patrons can attend these conversations and engage in philosophical dialogue and problem-solving. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on...
Published 06/28/21
“Memento Mori” is the phrase commonly used in Stoicism to encourage remembrance of death and of what death means in relation to our lives, and in this episode, Simon continues the discussion on Seneca’s thoughts about death and learning how to die. To support the channel go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/
Published 06/23/21
“Memento Mori” is the phrase commonly used in Stoicism to encourage a remembrance of death and of what death means in relation to our lives, and in this episode Simon continues the discussion on Seneca’s thoughts about death and learning how to die. To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/  
Published 06/13/21
Robin Waterfield is a British classical scholar, translator, and editor, specializing in Ancient Greek philosophy. His books include, among many others, Why Socrates Died - Dispelling the Myths, Creators, Conquerers and Citizens - A History of Ancient Greece, The Greek Myths - Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold, and now by far the best translation of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations I've come across. In this interview we discuss Marcus Aurelius' life, his influences, and the...
Published 06/06/21
Brittany Polat is the author of Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged. She holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics but currently researches and writes about Stoic psychology and philosophy. Brittany's latest project is Living in Agreement, where she applies her lifelong interest in human nature to the discourse and practice of inner excellence. Website: livinginagreement.com Linkedin: @brittanypolat Twitter: @brittanypolat Stoicon-x Women...
Published 05/31/21
Nancy Sherman is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. Sherman is a New York Times Notable Author. Her books include Afterwar, The Untold War, Stoic Warriors, and now Stoic Wisdom. From 1997-1999, she served as the inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the US Naval Academy, designing and teaching the brigade-wide military ethics course and laying the groundwork for the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Sherman has received...
Published 05/24/21
About Leo: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of "Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in".  About the book:  Twenty-three centuries ago, in a marketplace in Athens, Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism, built his philosophy on powerful ideas that still resonate today: all human beings can become citizens of the world, regardless of their...
Published 05/17/21
Kathryn Koromilas is a writer, educator and co-organiser and host of Stoicon-x Women 2021. She presented at Stoicon-x Athens, 2019 on journaling practices and hosted a 4-hour "Journaling with the Stoics" discussion/workshop as a Stoicon-x 2020. She's the host of the Stoic Salon, a Facebook group dedicated to reading and writing with the Stoics, and is launching a new podcast called The Stoic Salon where she will be talking about life, love, work, play, the universe, and Stoicism with...
Published 05/10/21
Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  He is the co-author of Being Better | Stoicism for a World Worth Living In. About the book:  Twenty-three centuries ago, in a marketplace in Athens, Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism, built his philosophy on powerful ideas that still resonate today: all human beings can become citizens of the world, regardless of their nationality,...
Published 05/03/21
In this episode Simon discusses his newly released album, Pairidaēza Suite.  Pairidaēza Suite is only partially available at the moment, and can be found via Apple Music in the link below. The full album, along with the album video and poetry, will be released in late May, 2021 (though it is currently available to all patrons).  Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/pairida%C4%93za-suite/1563626546  To support Simon's work and to gain early access to the entire Pairidaēza Suite...
Published 04/30/21
In this episode Simon speaks to Australian-Chinese conductor, Dane Lam. About Dane Lam: Dane Lam was appointed Associate Music Director and Resident Conductor at Opera Queensland in December 2020, a position created specifically for him and the first of its kind in the company’s history. He is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of China’s Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, and in recent months he has been leading the orchestral revival in Australia following the Covid-lockdown, conducting...
Published 04/26/21
"Memento Mori" is the phrase commonly used in Stoicism to encourage a remembrance of death and of what death means in relation to our lives, and in this episode Simon discusses Seneca's thoughts on death and learning how to die. To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/  To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/
Published 04/19/21
In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca's thoughts on age and wisdom. Quotes are derived from Seneca's Epistles 4:1-2. For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/  To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/
Published 04/11/21
In this episode Simon discusses Seneca's epistle 3, verses 5-6 where Seneca suggests a more harmonious balance between work and rest.  To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/
Published 04/05/21
In this episode Simon Drew and Sharon Lebell have their monthly conversation, discussing topics such as the deeper wisdom of the cosmos, the principle of amor fati, and the power of art. To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support Simon's work go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/
Published 03/28/21
In this episode Simon speaks with Steve Karafit from the Sunday Stoic Podcast about Seneca's 20th letter - On Practicing What You Preach.  Listen to the Sunday Stoic Podcast here: https://www.sundaystoicpodcast.com/ Support the Practical Stoic here: patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Get coaching with Simon here: simonjedrew.com/coaching/
Published 03/22/21
In this episode Simon shares a portion of a Patreon meetup recording from this weeks meetup on the topic of meaning and where to find it. He offers his thoughts on what meaning looks like, how to recognise it in your life, and what you might do in order to move closer towards more meaningful experiences in life.  To support the podcast or attend future meetups, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/  To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/
Published 03/15/21
In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca's thoughts on trust and friendship, derived from Seneca's Epistles 3:2-4.  For coaching with Simon Drew go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support Simon's work go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/   
Published 03/08/21
About the guest: Ryan A Bush is the founder of Designing the Mind LLC, a self-development organization focused on providing wisdom education and expanding human potential beyond the norm. Ryan’s background is in the design of systems – he works with tech startups to design and develop everything from patented physical products, to software, to buildings, to business models. But his most relevant credential is a lifelong appetite for introspective investigation, ravenous reading, and obsessive...
Published 02/28/21
In this episode Simon has a conversation with Sharon Lebell about various lessons learned in 2020.  Sharon Lebell is a writer, speaker and author of “The Art of Living – A Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness”, a collection of her own interpretations of Epictetus’ best writings. You can buy the book HERE. To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/
Published 02/22/21