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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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    • 4.8 • 149 Ratings

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.

    It’s About Crossing One Thing Off After Another

    It’s About Crossing One Thing Off After Another

    "One thing addicts trying to get sober quickly discover is just how resilient their addiction is. They quit booze and suddenly find themselves smoking a lot more pot. They quit pot, but now issues are popping up with eating or with sex. Or they get rid...

    • 2 min
    Ryan Speaks with Kevin Rose at the Commonwealth Club

    Ryan Speaks with Kevin Rose at the Commonwealth Club

    Today's episode features Ryan's conversation with Digg Founder Kevin Rose at the Commonwealth Club as part of the launch tour for his newest book, Lives of the Stoics.Get Lives of the Stoics: https://geni.us/LUN7This episode is brought to you by Amazon...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ferkat Jawdat - Fighting Against Chinese Repression

    Ferkat Jawdat - Fighting Against Chinese Repression

    Ryan speaks with Uyghur activist Ferkat Jawdat about the repression carried out by the Chinese government in his home province of Xinjiang, Jawdat’s journey to the United States, and what you can do to help protect human rights in Xinjiang.Ferkat Jawdat...

    • 56 min
    How Much White Space Do You Have?

    How Much White Space Do You Have?

    "Most of us internalize the wrong lesson. We think success = busy. We think that being busy is a sign of a good leader, an important person. Of course this is not true. A full calendar is the sign of someone who agrees to a lot of things, no more, no...

    • 2 min
    Always Be Humble and Kind

    Always Be Humble and Kind

    "We hear in Meditations Marcus Aurelius speak of “epithets for the self,” watchwords for his life. From Zeno to Marcus, the works of nearly every Stoic feature the repetition of four words, four virtues that go to the course of the philosophy: Courage....

    • 3 min
    It All Depends on How You Look at It

    It All Depends on How You Look at It

    Ryan contrasts the experiences of Seneca and Napoleon on the island of Corsica, and why perspective is so important in how we shape our experiences, on today's Daily Stoic Podcast.***If you enjoyed this week’s podcast, we’d love for you to leave a...

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

Zencop ,

An enjoyable part of my day

Always look forward to each days podcast. Just a few minutes each day and it gives so much to consider and think about. I enjoy the small, “bite-sized” nature of the episodes, focus for on one thought each day.

DeanCamRich ,

Very Good!

I listen to this daily, along with the Stoic Meditations podcast by Massimo Pigliucci. Ryan always grounds his messages in current issues and headlines — these are timely and ‘in the moment’ but they do have an American flavour (for obvious reasons) so may not translate outside US borders as well. The timeliness and relevance now may mean they won’t age as well, either, but I really like how they can connect to current affairs — nice counterpoint to the other podcast. I have one beef (which is why there are only 4 stars) — Ryan is shilling his books and courses on .EVERY .SINGLE .PODCAST! Don’t get me wrong I like his writing and have 5 of his books, but this is TOO much!

notaboutthebike ,

The Daily Stoic

Really love the variety of guests and how he integrates Stoicism into our daily lives.

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