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.
All That Shimmers in This World
"Nothing gold can stay. All that shimmers in this world is sure to fade. We know this. We know that glory is fleeting. That even the best and the brightest eventually burn out, that we are all born to die. So what does this mean? That nothing matters?...
You Control What You Hear, Not What People Say
"The political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz is fond of the expression, 'It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.' His point is that politicians often think they come across to the public one way, but in fact are seen and heard quite...
Danica Patrick - Trailblazing Pro Racer On Pushing Limits Everywhere
Ryan speaks with groundbreaking pro racer Danica Patrick about performing under pressure, life as an athlete before and after retirement, and how to take risks in the face of mortality Danica Patrick is a former professional race car driver. As a...
Don’t Listen to the Complicit
"In Cato’s time, Caesar’s partisans wanted to cast his usurpation of the Republic as somebody else’s fault. The system is broken, they said. The old ways don’t work anymore. Don’t blame Caesar, it’s really Cato’s fault, they said. He is too...
If You Want to Feel Better, Do This
"You’re frustrated. You’re scared. You have a million things you have to do. Happiness, hell, even just not feeling bad, seems a million miles away. What do you do? Is there some secret that can give you the peace and pleasure you crave? Yes, there is....
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...
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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.
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!
The Daily Stoic
Really love the variety of guests and how he integrates Stoicism into our daily lives.