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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

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For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Sunday Night Football’s Michele Tafoya Talk Stoicism and Making the Most of Each Day

    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Sunday Night Football’s Michele Tafoya Talk Stoicism and Making the Most of Each Day

    In today’s episode, Ryan and Michele Tafoya, NFL sideline reporter and radio host, discuss self-improvement in quarantine, sympatheia, and more.This episode is brought to you by WHOOP. WHOOP is a fitness wearable that provides personalized insights on...

    • 36 min
    You Have to Fight

    You Have to Fight

    "Maybe you don’t have to worry about being pulled over for little reason. Maybe you don’t have to worry about not getting the benefit of the doubt. Maybe you’ve never been in trouble. Maybe you know how to de-escalate tense situations, maybe you can...

    • 2 min
    You Should Meditate on Greatness

    You Should Meditate on Greatness

    "The Stoics were some of the keenest admirers of human greatness. Marcus Aurelius opens his Meditations with seventeen entries—nearly ten percent of the book—reflecting upon the various influential individuals in his life. Nearly every other page...

    • 4 min
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Charlamagne tha God Talk Opening Your Mind and Political Power

    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Charlamagne tha God Talk Opening Your Mind and Political Power

    In today’s episode, Ryan and Charlamagne tha God, host of The Breakfast Club and author, speak on a number of different topics—from reading and fatherhood to Charlamagne’s always-present interest in politics.This episode is brought to you by WHOOP....

    • 44 min
    To Wrong One Is To Wrong All

    To Wrong One Is To Wrong All

    "It’s easy to forget. It’s easy to think small. But this life is not just about us. Our loyalty and duty is not just to ourselves, to our family, or to our immediate neighbors. The Stoics believed that we were all one."***If you enjoyed this week’s...

    • 2 min
    This Is a War We Are Fighting

    This Is a War We Are Fighting

    "It would be easy to say that this is someone else’s fight. It is easy to say, as some pundits have said, that this is not a fight at all. You don’t go to war with a virus. That’s not how it works. But according to Andrew Roberts, the great biographer...

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Helen Angela Taylor ,

Strong Stoic Foundation

Thank you Ryan for creating Daily Stoic. It has become the foundation of my Stoic practice. Every day I feel a greater sense of mastery and better quality of life after listening to the podcast and reading the Daily Meditations book. Simply transformative!

Sjb000 ,

Daily highlight

This podcast is the next best thing after reading (and re-reading) all of Ryan Holiday’s books. A daily dose of thoughtful, concise and impactful Stoic wisdom. Thank you!

Kiwi Col ,

Center from the start

There is great wisdom in the practice of getting Centred, very first thing in the day: It sets your intention. There is tons of time to react, to listen to the news and get caught up in the drama around us. For thousands of years The Stoics have provided intention for some of the wisest that I’ve walked the earth. Ryan provides a podcast you can consume in 6 breaths, each day to get set up well. Enjoy

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