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The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics while bringing together different philosophies, sciences, and perspectives.

The Strong Stoic Podcast Brandon Tumblin

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics while bringing together different philosophies, sciences, and perspectives.

    #327 - Being Harsh on Yourself

    #327 - Being Harsh on Yourself

    The episode explores the idea of being harsh with oneself as a means of self-improvement. It discusses the concept of sin and salvation from a Stoic perspective, emphasizing the importance of recognizing one's own faults and shortcomings.

    The episode highlights the contrast between the Stoic philosophy and the modern idea of self-acceptance and avoiding self-criticism. It emphasizes the need to hold oneself to a high standard and be willing to feel bad when one falls short. The episode also touches on the balance between being harsh on oneself and giving oneself grace.

    Find this episode on:https://linktr.ee/Strongstoic

    The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics aimed at provoking thought and opening your perspective.

    This podcast is listener-supported; if you would like to support the Strong Stoic (as well as gain access to exclusive content), you can do so on Patreon or Substack:
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/brandontumblin
    Substack: https://strongstoic.substack.com

    • 19 min
    #326 - The Importance of Challenges in Life

    #326 - The Importance of Challenges in Life

    Join me in this episode as we explore the vital role challenges play in our personal growth journey. Discover how embracing challenges as opportunities can lead to profound self-discovery, resilience, and character development. 

    I'll share insights on voluntary challenges and how they can bring meaning and fulfillment to our lives. Get ready to unlock your full potential and embark on a transformative journey towards a more purposeful existence.

    Find this episode on:https://linktr.ee/Strongstoic

    The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics aimed at provoking thought and opening your perspective.

    This podcast is listener-supported; if you would like to support the Strong Stoic (as well as gain access to exclusive content), you can do so on Patreon or Substack:
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/brandontumblin
    Substack: https://strongstoic.substack.com

    • 19 min
    #325 - Patriotism as a Stoic

    #325 - Patriotism as a Stoic

    Pride is often seen as a negative trait, associated with excessive ego and hubris. However, there are different meanings and contexts for pride. Excessive pride stems from the belief that one is the center of the universe, while pride in one's work or country means upholding certain standards and values. 

    Being a patriot means taking pride in one's country while recognizing our shared humanity. It is important to differentiate between pride and being prideful, as the former involves living up to the expectations and values of one's country. National holidays can be an opportunity to reflect on and reaffirm these values.

    Find this episode on:https://linktr.ee/Strongstoic

    The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics aimed at provoking thought and opening your perspective.

    This podcast is listener-supported; if you would like to support the Strong Stoic (as well as gain access to exclusive content), you can do so on Patreon or Substack:
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/brandontumblin
    Substack: https://strongstoic.substack.com

    • 13 min
    #324 - Now is Always the Exception

    #324 - Now is Always the Exception

    In this episode, I dive deep into the concept of procrastination and how it impacts our ability to live a fulfilling life. I emphasize the importance of embracing the present moment and acting with virtue. We all have a sense of what it means to live a good life, yet often struggle to consistently align our actions with those values. Drawing inspiration from Seneca, I explore how procrastination robs us of the present and the chance to be our best selves.

    Find this episode on:https://linktr.ee/Strongstoic

    The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics aimed at provoking thought and opening your perspective.

    This podcast is listener-supported; if you would like to support the Strong Stoic (as well as gain access to exclusive content), you can do so on Patreon or Substack:
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/brandontumblin
    Substack: https://strongstoic.substack.com

    • 15 min
    #323 - You're Gonna Be Fine

    #323 - You're Gonna Be Fine

    This episode explores the idea of living in the present moment and not worrying about the future. It emphasizes the Stoic philosophy of accepting and bearing whatever comes our way. I discuss how we often suffer more in imagination than in reality and how we can endure and manage difficult situations in the present moment. I also touch on the fear of death and the importance of being present and grateful for the current moment.


    Find this episode on:https://linktr.ee/Strongstoic

    The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics aimed at provoking thought and opening your perspective.

    This podcast is listener-supported; if you would like to support the Strong Stoic (as well as gain access to exclusive content), you can do so on Patreon or Substack:
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/brandontumblin
    Substack: https://strongstoic.substack.com

    • 18 min
    #322 - The Only Way to Avoid Criticism

    #322 - The Only Way to Avoid Criticism

    This episode explores the fear of criticism and the impact it has on people's lives. It emphasizes the idea that criticism is inevitable and that trying to avoid it by doing nothing is not a fulfilling way to live. This episode encourages listeners to be courageous and true to themselves, even if it means facing criticism. It also highlights the importance of being genuine and authentic in order to form meaningful connections with others.

    This episode is also available on YouTube.
    Transcripts can be found on Substack: https://strongstoic.substack.com/

    Find this episode on:https://linktr.ee/Strongstoic

    The Strong Stoic Podcast is a raw, honest, and unapologetically deep podcast about philosophy and self-improvement. Join your host, Brandon Tumblin, as he breaks down a wide variety of complex and difficult topics aimed at provoking thought and opening your perspective.

    This podcast is listener-supported; if you would like to support the Strong Stoic (as well as gain access to exclusive content), you can do so on Patreon or Substack:
    Patreon: www.patreon.com/brandontumblin
    Substack: https://strongstoic.substack.com

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Art Community ,

Great lessons!

We love the depth of guest interviews and how knowledgeable Brandon is. Highly recommend the show!

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Great podcast!

Brandon has amazing insights and information. So much to learn from this!

lord tenderloin ,

Can’t recommend enough !

Been listen since 2019 , I don’t listen to many podcasts but this is my top! Brandon puts a lot of though on his topics and makes you think. Add on Paradoxically Speaking and you won’t be disappointed.

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