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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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    You Need to Calm Down | How To Read Epictetus (Enchiridion, Discourses)

    You Need to Calm Down | How To Read Epictetus (Enchiridion, Discourses)

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    • 32 min
    Are You Really Free? | Protect Your Own Good

    Are You Really Free? | Protect Your Own Good

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    • 9 min
    Seneca on Groundless Fears

    Seneca on Groundless Fears

    Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca explores our irrational relationship with fear, how fear is the thing that is holding us back, and how we suffer more in imagination than reality.

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    • 18 min
    David Gelles on Jack Welch’s Legacy and the Future of Corporate America

    David Gelles on Jack Welch’s Legacy and the Future of Corporate America

    Ryan talks to David Gelles about his new book The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America―and How to Undo His Legacy, the importance of developing a strong will, 

    David Gelles is a reporter for the Climate desk and the Corner Office columnist for the New York Times. Before joining the Times in 2013, he spent five years with the Financial Times. At the FT, he covered tech, media and M&A in San Francisco and New York. In 2011 he conducted an exclusive jailhouse interview with Bernie Madoff, shedding new light on the $65 billion ponzi scheme.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Heart is a Muscle | Ask Daily Stoic

    The Heart is a Muscle | Ask Daily Stoic

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    • 18 min
    They Punish Themselves First | The Obstacle Is The Way

    They Punish Themselves First | The Obstacle Is The Way

    Ryan talks about revenge, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

aka_griz ,

Part of the routine

Listening to Ryan has become part of my daily routine. Always shedding a light of new ideas or revisiting knowledge that has slipped through the cracks.

His ability to articulate the stoic message in such an easy to digest manner has turned me into a relentless student of the stoics and now other philosophy’s as well.

Loving the new book as well!!

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I used to love this but damn those ads!

I used to listen to the daily stoic pretty much daily. But some how as of late every single episodes is full of adds. There are up to 10 add breaks in a span of an hour long show. I mean I get that he has to make money but come on man, be a little bit more stoic!

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Wise words daily

I love this podcast
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