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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.

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    Steven Pressfield on Consistency, Overcoming Resistance and Discipline

    Steven Pressfield on Consistency, Overcoming Resistance and Discipline

    Ryan talks to author Steven Pressfield about his new book Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants To Be (https://www.thepaintedporch.com/products/put-your-ass-where-your-heart-wants-to-be-signed-by-steven-pressfield?_pos=1&_sid=fdf52536d&_ss=r), how to do good work consistently, the importance of discipline, and more.

    Steven Pressfield wrote for 27 years before he got his first novel published. During that time he worked 21 different jobs in eleven states. Steven taught school, drove tractor-trailers, worked in advertising and as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He worked on offshore oil rigs, and picked fruit as a migrant worker. His books include The War of Art and Gates of Fire.

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    Paul Bloom on Why We Need Heroes

    Paul Bloom on Why We Need Heroes

    Ryan talks to psychology professor and author Paul Bloom about the importance of recognizing our own bias, the role that our character plays in everyday life, why we look to moral exemplars to base our lives on, and more.
    Paul Bloom is a passionate teacher of undergraduates, and his popular Introduction to Psychology 110 class has been released to the world through the Open Yale Courses program. He has recently completed a second MOOC, “Moralities of Everyday Life”, that introduced moral psychology to tens of thousands of students. And he also presents his research to a popular audience through articles in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.
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    It’s Good That Things Have Been Hard

    It’s Good That Things Have Been Hard

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    Will MacAskill on Creating Lasting Change

    Will MacAskill on Creating Lasting Change

    Ryan talks to professor and writer Will MacAskill about his book What We Owe The Future, how to create effective change in the world, the importance of gaining a better perspective on the world, and more.

    Will MacAskill is an Associate Professor in Philosophy and Research Fellow at the Global Priorities Institute, University of Oxford. His research focuses on the fundamentals of effective altruism - the use of evidence and reason to help others as much as possible with our time and money - with a particular concentration on how to act given moral uncertainty. He is the author of the upcoming book What We Owe The Future, available for purchase on August 12. Will also wrote Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference and co-authored Moral Uncertainty.

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    Why You Must Build A Deep Bookshelf | The Best Advice Ryan Holiday Ever Got

    Why You Must Build A Deep Bookshelf | The Best Advice Ryan Holiday Ever Got

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    Don’t Be So Tough | Always Ask Yourself This Question

    Don’t Be So Tough | Always Ask Yourself This Question

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
298 Ratings

298 Ratings

edmondo7843 ,

Thanks Ryan!!

I’ve been listening to the daily stoic for around the year mark now. An amazing addition to my everyday life, so many lessons learned and a new level added to this ever expanding journey of self improvement.
If you want to add a new lense to look at life through, I would recommend this over anything else.

Paul Padz ,

My New Fav Podcast

Loving this new find. So much value and incredible insights packaged together.

A great podcast makes you think, want more and excitedly research your key takeouts from each episode. Ryan achieves this.

A great podcast. My podcast find of 2021.

Turbomini27 ,

Mostly adverts...

This podcast is mostly adverts, commercials. There are some gems of wisdom in between the ads, but you’re better off going straight to the source. Read Marcus Aurelius, as Lecter said. And Epictetus. Or listen to this, and be ready to skip forward through the many, many ads...

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