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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.

    Amazon Kindle Author Fishbowl – Ryan Holiday on The Boy Who Would Be King

    Amazon Kindle Author Fishbowl – Ryan Holiday on The Boy Who Would Be King

    Today’s episode is an interview with Amazon Author Fishbowl hosted by Jason Yoong for Ryan’s newest book The Boy Who Would Be King. They talk about Ryan’s writing process, how the book came together over the last year, Stoicism as a practical philosophy for day to day life, and more.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Greg McKeown on Doing Less and Getting More

    Greg McKeown on Doing Less and Getting More

    On today’s podcast Ryan talks to bestselling author Greg McKeown about his new book Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most, how the present moment is the true antidote to uncertainty, how effortlessness actually produces better outcomes, and more. 
    Greg McKeown is a speaker, a bestselling author, and the host of the popular podcast What’s Essential. McKeown’s New York Times bestselling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Originally from London, England, he now lives in California with his wife, Anna, and their four children.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    You Need to Arm Yourself With These Weapons

    You Need to Arm Yourself With These Weapons

    “In Greek mythology, characters go through katabasis—or “a going down.” Something forces them to retreat, to experience a breaking point, or in some cases literally descend into the underworld. When they emerge, it’s with heightened knowledge and understanding. These moments are painful but essential. “Although to be driven back upon oneself,” Joan Didion once wrote, “is an uneasy affair at best...it seems to me now the one condition necessary.” ”
    Ryan discusses how to defend yourself from what life throws at you, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.
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    • 3 min
    Before You Go Anywhere, Remember This | Righteousness Is Beautiful

    Before You Go Anywhere, Remember This | Righteousness Is Beautiful

    “The people on your flight tomorrow will be slow and rude. They will recline their seats into you. They will clog the aisles. They will watch videos on their phone without earbuds in. They will fight you for the armrests, even though they obviously belong to the person in the middle seat. They will take too long in the bathroom. And they will do ungodly things in there while they’re at it. They will take forever to deplane; they will not care that half the plane have connections to make.”
    Ryan discusses what is in your control, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.
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    • 7 min
    Jessica Lahey on Self-Efficacy and the Virtue of Temperance | Whatever Will Be Will Be

    Jessica Lahey on Self-Efficacy and the Virtue of Temperance | Whatever Will Be Will Be

    Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to Jessica Lahey about her new book The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, how a Stoic should measure their success, the discovery of our genetic predisposition to addiction, and more.
    Jessica Lahey is the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She has written for The New York Times and The Atlantic and has taught middle and high school for over a decade. 
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Life Is Too Short To Rush Through

    Life Is Too Short To Rush Through

    “You look around and you see people rushing everywhere. Rushing through traffic. Rushing to get their kids down to bed. No time to talk. No time to sit. There is too much to do. There is somewhere to go, and the faster the better.”
    Ryan explains why this moment is so important, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.
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