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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.

    Charles & Chase Koch on the Power of Principles

    Charles & Chase Koch on the Power of Principles

    On today’s podcast, Ryan talks to Charles and Chase Koch about challenging assumptions and leaning on first principles, the advantages of a bottom-up approach as detailed in Charles’ new book Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World,...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Remember: Little Things Are Not Small

    Remember: Little Things Are Not Small

    “George Washington’s favorite saying was “many mickles make a muckle.” It was an old Scottish proverb that illustrates a truth we all know: things add up. Even little ones.”Ryan discusses why small things make a big impact, on today’s Daily Stoic...

    • 2 min
    But What Will We Do IF? | The Cost of Accepting Counterfeits

    But What Will We Do IF? | The Cost of Accepting Counterfeits

    “A few days ago we talked about this paralyzing fear—the “preemptive whataboutism” that holds people back from doing the right thing. It’s why we don’t speak up about somebody on our side. Why we won’t take that career risk. Why we don’t see enough real...

    • 7 min
    Arthur Brooks on Stoicism vs. Epicureanism | You Don’t Know What’s Going On With People

    Arthur Brooks on Stoicism vs. Epicureanism | You Don’t Know What’s Going On With People

    Ryan reads today's Daily Stoic email and talks to Arthur Brooks about the differences and similarities in Stoicism and Epicureanism, the obligation we have to each other as human beings, the importance of virtue in modern society, and more.Arthur C....

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Who Are You Studying Under?

    Who Are You Studying Under?

    “It’s interesting to think of the Stoics, from Marcus Aurelius to Zeno, reaching back through the centuries like links in a chain (from Z to A no less!).”Ryan explains the importance of choosing who you learn from, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.Ryan...

    • 4 min
    Better Days Will Shine Through | What Can Go Wrong… Might

    Better Days Will Shine Through | What Can Go Wrong… Might

    “Imagine you are Seneca and tuberculosis has claimed ten years of your life in convalescence. Imagine you are Seneca and after climbing to the top of Roman life, you were cruelly exiled to some rock in the middle of nowhere.”Ryan explains how Fortune...

    • 8 min

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