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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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    Donald Robertson on Marcus Aurelius and Understanding Stoicism

    Donald Robertson on Marcus Aurelius and Understanding Stoicism

    Ryan talks to author Donald Robertson about his new graphic novel Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, the various influences that molded Marcus Aurelius into a philosopher king, how Stoicism is about unity and love, and more.

    Donald is a writer, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and trainer. He is the author of several books and many articles on philosophy, psychotherapy, and psychological skills training, including How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius (which you can pick up at the Painted Porch Bookshop).

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    You Can’t Resent Them | What Little Wins Can You Find

    You Can’t Resent Them | What Little Wins Can You Find

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    • 8 min
    Aristotle on How to Tell Story

    Aristotle on How to Tell Story

    Today’s episode features an excerpt from How to Tell a Story: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Storytelling for Writers and Readers translated by Philip Freeman as part of Princeton University Press’s Anient Wisdom For Modern Readers series.

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    • 21 min
    Mt. Joy's Matt Quinn on Creating Work That Lasts

    Mt. Joy's Matt Quinn on Creating Work That Lasts

    Ryan talks to Mt. Joy’s frontman Matt Quinn about the current state of the music industry, how to create work that lasts, our responsibility for each other, and more.

    Matt Quinn is the frontman and songwriter for hit Philly folk group Mt. Joy. They named themselves Mt. Joy as an ode to a mountain in Valley Forge National Park. Matt was actually only a couple of months into law school when the single “Astrovan” began racking up hundreds of thousands of plays on Spotify.

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    John Barry on the Great Influenza and the Value of Truth

    John Barry on the Great Influenza and the Value of Truth

    Ryan talks to John M. Barry about the similarities between the public reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 1918 pandemic, the importance of telling the truth, serving the common good, and more.

    John M. Barry, the prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author whose books have won multiple awards, His books The Great Influenza: the story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History and Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America have involved John in high-level policy-making regarding flood protection, pandemic preparedness, resilience, and risk communication. A keynote speaker at such varied events as a White House Conference on the Mississippi Delta and an International Congress on Respiratory Viruses, he has also given talks in such venues as the National War College, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard Business School. He is co-originator of what is now called the Bywater Institute, a Tulane University center dedicated to comprehensive river research. 

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Life is a Team Sport | Ask Daily Stoic

    Life is a Team Sport | Ask Daily Stoic

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Dion Dias ,

Perfect

Love this podcast!!

DeepanshuSood ,

The Daily Stoic

This podcast along with all the Books, Your Truly Ryan Holiday has written have been the guiding light for me for the past two to three years.

This podcast often give me bite sized ideas to ponder upon thus making me more human.

The ability to think, to reflect upon and to practice temperance have made me a much calmer person which is something which I always strive to achieve.

Thank you Ryan for this!

Keep pushing such content.

Madhavfierywater ,

Morning Routine

I was going through a rough patch for a while and I just randomly stumbled upon your podcast on Spotify. And Stoicism brought solace and stability to my daily life and rejuvenated my hope towards a better, satisfactory life. Thank you so much Ryan Holiday. Your messages have a large impact on me and the interviews you do are very meaningful and relaxing. Can't thank you enough.
P.S. I listen to Daily Stoic on Spotify and I created this itunes account JUST to leave this positive review.

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