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The Walled Garden is the foundational podcast within the Walled Garden Philosophical Society, exploring a wide range of themes including philosophy, theology, mysticism, poetry, music, and creativity. The show is hosted by Simon J. E. Drew, an Australian poet, musician, philosopher, and CEO. Episodes vary between interviews with world-changing thought leaders and solo episodes exploring paths to a flourishing life. To join these conversations live, and to find out more about The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, go to thewalledgarden.com.

The Walled Garden The Walled Garden

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 55 Ratings

The Walled Garden is the foundational podcast within the Walled Garden Philosophical Society, exploring a wide range of themes including philosophy, theology, mysticism, poetry, music, and creativity. The show is hosted by Simon J. E. Drew, an Australian poet, musician, philosopher, and CEO. Episodes vary between interviews with world-changing thought leaders and solo episodes exploring paths to a flourishing life. To join these conversations live, and to find out more about The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, go to thewalledgarden.com.

    Rocco Jarman | Mythos: The Widest path to Logos

    Rocco Jarman | Mythos: The Widest path to Logos

    Rocco Jarman is a philosopher-poet, embracing the essence of humanity’s narrative while guiding others through the journey of self-discovery and collective evolution. As a bridge between past and future, he explores the depths of intentional existence, weaving through symbolism, mythos, and psychology to illuminate the path forward. His roles span from teacher to advocate, from dreamer to leader, each facet reflecting a commitment to unlocking the potential of tomorrow through the power of personal and shared myth.

    Eyes Wide Open Life: https://eyeswideopenlife.org/

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    SOUL SPEAKING EVENT: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-the-craft-calling-of-the-bard/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    THE HEARTH & THE WELL: https://www.amazon.com/Hearth-Well-Tending-Sacred-Return/dp/B0D1K8KLRG 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Megan McElheran | Stoicism & First Responders

    Megan McElheran | Stoicism & First Responders

    Dr. Megan McElheran is a Clinical Psychologist and Chief Executive Officer of Wayfound. Dr. McElheran completed graduate training at the PAU-Stanford University Clinical Psychology Consortium, during which she obtained specialized training in the treatment of PTSD through the National Center for PTSD in Menlo Park, CA. Dr. McElheran has been in practice in Calgary since 2008. She continues to focus on work with first responders, and her clinical practice involves work with active-duty members of the Canadian Forces, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, members of the Calgary Fire Department, medical personnel, and others who are directly or vicariously impacted by traumatic events. She routinely engages in teaching and supervisory activity to ensure the sound dissemination of empirically grounded interventions for trauma. Dr. McElheran completed a TEDx speech in 2011 related to Trauma, Change, and continues to regularly engage in speaking events, both locally and internationally.




    Wayfound: https://www.wayfound.ca/

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    SOUL SPEAKING EVENT: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-the-craft-calling-of-the-bard-663/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Rocco Jarman | When Your Fire Has Gone Out

    Rocco Jarman | When Your Fire Has Gone Out

    Rocco Jarman is a philosopher-poet, embracing the essence of humanity’s narrative while guiding others through the journey of self-discovery and collective evolution. As a bridge between past and future, he explores the depths of intentional existence, weaving through symbolism, mythos, and psychology to illuminate the path forward. His roles span from teacher to advocate, from dreamer to leader, each facet reflecting a commitment to unlocking the potential of tomorrow through the power of personal and shared myth.

    Eyes Wide Open Life: https://eyeswideopenlife.org/

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    SOUL SPEAKING EVENT: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-the-craft-calling-of-the-bard/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    THE HEARTH & THE WELL: https://www.amazon.com/Hearth-Well-Tending-Sacred-Return/dp/B0D1K8KLRG 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Rocco Jarman | Time for a Soul Reboot

    Rocco Jarman | Time for a Soul Reboot

    Rocco Jarman is a philosopher-poet, embracing the essence of humanity’s narrative while guiding others through the journey of self-discovery and collective evolution. As a bridge between past and future, he explores the depths of intentional existence, weaving through symbolism, mythos, and psychology to illuminate the path forward. His roles span from teacher to advocate, from dreamer to leader, each facet reflecting a commitment to unlocking the potential of tomorrow through the power of personal and shared myth.

    Eyes Wide Open Life: https://eyeswideopenlife.org/

    7-DAY SOUL REBOOT: https://thewalledgarden.com/7daysoulreboot/

    SOUL SPEAKING EVENT: https://thewalledgarden.com/allevents/soul-speaking-the-craft-calling-of-the-bard/

    THE SILVER BRANCH: https://thewalledgarden.com/thesilverbranch/

    THE HEARTH & THE WELL: https://www.amazon.com/Hearth-Well-Tending-Sacred-Return/dp/B0D1K8KLRG 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    William O. Stephens, Scott Aikin & Matthew Sharpe | The Enchiridion of Epictetus

    William O. Stephens, Scott Aikin & Matthew Sharpe | The Enchiridion of Epictetus

    William O. Stephens, Ph.D., retired Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Creighton University with interests in ancient philosophy, ethics, and Stoicism, has contributed significantly to the field through interviews, podcasts, and translations, including a revised edition of "The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus."

    Scott Aikin is a Professor of phiolosophy at Vanderbilt University. His research encompasses the theory of knowledge, ancient philosophy, informal logic, and philosophy of religion, focusing on the justification of beliefs, conceptions of knowing in ancient philosophy, epistemic appraisal of arguments, and conditions for knowledge of God, seamlessly integrating his research interests with his teaching in formal logic, ancient philosophy, and epistemology.

    Matthew Sharpe, an accomplished author and Associate Professor, has a rich background in philosophy with over two decades of teaching and supervision, contributing significant works and numerous articles across a broad spectrum of philosophical disciplines, including the history of ideas and Stoic thought, and is actively involved in the modern Stoic community and Stoicon events.

































    Matthew Sharpe, an accomplished author and Professor at the Australian Catholic University, has a rich background in philosophy with over two decades of teaching and supervision, contributing significant works and numerous articles across a broad spectrum of philosophical disciplines, including the history of ideas and Stoic thought, and is actively involved in the modern Stoic community and Stoicon events.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Shane Trotter & Brandon Tumblin | On Manhood & Becoming

    Shane Trotter & Brandon Tumblin | On Manhood & Becoming

    Shane Trotter is the author of Setting the Bar: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Era of Distraction, Dependency, and Entitlement. As a writer, educator, and High-School Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, he has been challenging youth development norms for over a decade. Shane believes that too much emphasis on comfort and a lost sense of community standards has left people feeling purposeless, disconnected, and trapped in self-limiting patterns. Shane has been featured by multiple coaching clinics and Spartan.com. His articles have been published by websites with millions of readers, such as Quillette, Areo, and Breaking Muscle, where he was an Expert Coach in Residence and helped start the Breaking Muscle podcast. His blog, Inspired Human Development, focuses on exploring the principles of human thriving. Subscribe to get his newsletter, Stuff They Never Told You, for free each week.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Bookonaut ,

Worth it.

Initially, listening to the podcast with Simon on his own, I found his...earnestness a little irritating, but he grows on you and his interviewing and selection of guests has been top notch.

Richard160902 ,

Thought Stoicism was about being above petty politics.

This guy’s of the left, and he isn’t shy about it. I don’t care about politics. I want to learn about stoicism as a source of self betterment. Not for the sake of being part of a social movement.

Pete rhe apprentice ,

Great resource for personal improvement

The Practical Stoic provides the opportunity for a daily 5-10 minute snippet of inspiration which is of immense assistance to those seeking a good life.

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