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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.

    Evidence is Better Than Belief

    Evidence is Better Than Belief

    Ryan explains why you should strive for knowledge, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 2 min
    Who Is Calling You To Greatness? | Be Stingy With Time

    Who Is Calling You To Greatness? | Be Stingy With Time

    Ryan discusses the importance of reminding yourself of the greats throughout history, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 12 min
    The Obstacle Is The Way | Summarized by Ryan Holiday

    The Obstacle Is The Way | Summarized by Ryan Holiday

    The Obstacle Is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. In this episode of the podcast, Ryan Holiday gives you a summary of the book. Its many fans include NBA legend Chris Bosh, PGA Champion Rory McIlroy, NBC sportscaster Michele Tafoya, pop star Camila Cabello, former U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Chicago Cubs. 

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    • 24 min
    Ryan Shazier on Struggling in Public and Overcoming Obstacles

    Ryan Shazier on Struggling in Public and Overcoming Obstacles

    On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to former NFL linebacker Ryan Shazier about his new book Walking Miracle, his journey after being diagnosed with Alopecia as a child, how he managed to overcome incredible adversity after a career ending spinal cord injury, and more.

    Ryan Dean Shazier is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Ohio State and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Shazier had a successful first few seasons in the league, including a Pro Bowl appearance in 2016. During the 2017 season against the Cinncinati Bengals, Shazier attempted to make a head first tackle that left him unable to move his legs, and he had to have spinal stabilization surgery and learn to walk again. After spending two seasons on the Steelers' physically unable to perform list, Shazier announced his retirement from football in 2020. He started a foundation called The Ryan Shazier Fund to ensure all spinal cord injury patients have the same support and fighting chance as Ryan to live independent and meaningful lives, no matter their socioeconomic status.

    His new book Walking Miracle: How Faith, Positive Thinking, and Passion for Football Brought Me Back from Paralysis...and Helped Me Find Purpose is out everywhere now.

    Read Paul Kix’s article on sports and Stoicism: The ancient credo that fueled the Patriot Way, inspired Nick Saban and helped Ryan Shazier heal

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    If You Can Get THIS, You Will Be Happy. Guaranteed.

    If You Can Get THIS, You Will Be Happy. Guaranteed.

    Ryan talks about the only thing that you really need to be satisfied, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    What Are Your Panic Rules? | Don’t Mind Me, I’m Only Dying Slow

    What Are Your Panic Rules? | Don’t Mind Me, I’m Only Dying Slow

    Ryan explains how you should think about panic, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Customer Reviews

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2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

Steve Karos ,

Uplifting way to start the day

Hopeful without being naive … a perfect practice for living the good life - thank you

VivekG2011 ,

Soooo many ads!!

Good podcast but Ryan pushes too many other products or his own stuff. Sometimes an entire show feels like an ad. I sincerely hope this comment helps Ryan be a bit more thoughtful about his show and the pushing of products. Listeners come for content not to be sold on something for 70% of the show.

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Gratitude

Thank you for your hard work. I always seek personal growth. I appreciate life, and learning while I am able. Ryan is here to offer positive personal growth.

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