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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.

    This Is the Challenge We’re Rising To

    This Is the Challenge We’re Rising To

    "There’s almost nothing more difficult than other people. They’re just tough. They fall short. They get in our way. They do hurtful things. They surprise and scare and bewilder us. This was true in the ancient world, just as it’s true today.. And...

    • 3 min
    So What Do We Do?

    So What Do We Do?

    "It’s hard to argue that we are not beset by many problems as a society. Depending on where you sit, those problems might be different, and that’s its own problem in and of itself. But the good news is that the path to solving those problems is the...

    • 4 min
    We Are Who We Honor

    We Are Who We Honor

    "It was Malraux who said that we judge a society by the monuments it puts up. So imagine a society that puts up statues to tyrants, to someone who nearly succeeded in tearing an empire apart, who did horrible, inexplicably cruel things, even by the...

    • 4 min
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and E.S. Schubert Talk the Purpose of Monuments and Why Statues Matter

    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and E.S. Schubert Talk the Purpose of Monuments and Why Statues Matter

    In today’s episode, Ryan and sculptor E.S. Schubert discuss the purpose of monumental statues and the complex issues surrounding who society venerates and why.E.S. Schubert is a sculptor based in Kansas City. He has designed and sculpted monumental...

    • 39 min
    It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

    It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

    "We have fought very hard, together, in an unprecedented display of global and national courage, justice, discipline and wisdom.How many people have been saved from COVID-19? Too many to count. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t handled perfectly. We didn’t do...

    • 2 min
    You Need to Have a Vision

    You Need to Have a Vision

    ***If you enjoyed this week’s podcast, we’d love for you to leave a review on Apple Podcasts. It helps with our visibility, and the more people listen to the podcast, the more we can invest into it and make it even better.Sign up for the Daily Dad...

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Hercfeend ,

Daily Pearl of Wisdom

I started reading Ryan’s books a few years ago - Obstacle, Ego and most recently Stillness. These introduced me to Stoicism, and really did change my life and the way I look at the world. To begin with I also read the Daily Stoic every morning as part of my morning routine, but now listen to this and Daily Dad. There’s always something you can take away from it - a pearl of ancient or modern wisdom. If nothing else you’ll often find yourself smiling. Thanks Ryan. Keep up the great work.

Steve agento ,

Life changing

Magical wisdom I listen every day

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