21 episodes

'Good Fortune' is dedicated to understanding, practicing, and maintaining a Stoic outlook towards life.

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'Good Fortune' is dedicated to understanding, practicing, and maintaining a Stoic outlook towards life.

    Episode 18: Conflict

    Episode 18: Conflict

    In this episode, Matt Van Natta talks about how Stoics deal with personal conflict. Questions asked and answered:

    What is the Stoic view of personal conflict?
    How does a Stoic respond to conflict?
    How does this radical viewpoint apply to life today?

    • 16 min
    Episode 17: The Stoic Fool

    Episode 17: The Stoic Fool

    In this episode, Matt Van Natta talks about why Stoics will sometimes be considered foolish by others. Questions asked and answered:

    Why would practitioners of philosophy be considered foolish?
    What benefit is there to being foolish in the Stoic way?
    How can I be certain I'm being Stoically foolish and not generally foolish?

    • 23 min
    Episode 16: Progress

    Episode 16: Progress

    In this episode, Matt Van Natta addresses progress in Stoic philosophy. Questions asked and answered:

    How do Stoics define Progress?
    How does a Stoic practice the philosophy?
    How can we know if we're missing the point of Stoicism?

    • 16 min
    Episode 15 - Stoic Self-Care

    Episode 15 - Stoic Self-Care

    In this episode, Matt Van Natta addresses Stoic self-care. Questions asked and answered:

    What does Stoicism advise, when I've had my fill of life's stresses?
    How can I find personal harmony in a discordant world?
    Why does Stoicism recommend brief and basic mental renewal?

    • 15 min
    Extrasode 14.5 The Good Fortune Handbook

    Extrasode 14.5 The Good Fortune Handbook

    The Good Fortune Handbook consists of the transcripts of thirteen Good Fortune podcast episodes along with additional posts of the past five years from the website, Immoderate Stoic. Whether you read it cover to cover, or use the helpful appendixes to jump to specific questions about Stoic practice, this handbook is a useful companion on your Stoic journey.

    • 1 min
    Episode 14 - Self-Restraint

    Episode 14 - Self-Restraint

    In this episode, Matt Van Natta addresses Stoic self-restraint. Questions asked and answered:

    Why does Stoicism advise self-restraint?
    What sort of restraint is advised?
    Must I reign myself in forever, or can I loosen up eventually?

    • 17 min

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