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In Search of Wisdom is a podcast for seekers and curious minds interested in timeless principles and practices for everyday life. Join the search with J.W. Bertolotti from the Perennial Leader Project as he engages in meaningful conversations with leading thinkers in philosophy, theology, and everything in between. Learn more at PerennialLeader.com.

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In Search of Wisdom is a podcast for seekers and curious minds interested in timeless principles and practices for everyday life. Join the search with J.W. Bertolotti from the Perennial Leader Project as he engages in meaningful conversations with leading thinkers in philosophy, theology, and everything in between. Learn more at PerennialLeader.com.

    The Way of Contemplation

    The Way of Contemplation

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    In this episode of In Search of Wisdom, I introduce a new series, The Way of Contemplation, and discuss a few changes to the podcast and newsletter. You can expect to learn about the wisdom of contemplation, the art of deep reading (and thinking), why the practice of contemplation is a lifelong endeavor, and much more. 
     
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    • 11 min
    Ben Franklin's Guide to a Long and Useful Life with Eric Weiner

    Ben Franklin's Guide to a Long and Useful Life with Eric Weiner

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    In this episode of In Search of Wisdom, my guest is Eric Weiner, author of the new book Ben & Me: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life. Eric is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and speaker. He’s a previous guest on the show; we discussed his book The Socrates Express in our last conversation. I’m incredibly grateful to have Eric back on the show; I consider anything Eric writes a must-read. As you’ll hear in the episode, he has the rare gift of making the search for wisdom both practical and entertaining!
    Key Takeaways:

    Franklin’s guide to virtue


    The need for intellectual humility


    The philosophy of gratitude


    How to become wiser in daily life

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    • 50 min
    The Art of Having Enough | Stoic Meditation

    The Art of Having Enough | Stoic Meditation

    📮 Want tools for the art of living? Sign up here: https://perennial.substack.com/subscribeWelcome to another episode of In Search of Wisdom. In today's episode, I share a Stoic meditation from the Dying Every Day series (from my Substack - Perennial Meditations). Each meditation provides a quote, a selected passage (from an original Stoic text), and a reflection prompt to consider. These meditations are designed to help you (and me) reflect on what it means to live a good life.
     
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    • 4 min
    A Stoic Guide to Change with Brandon Tumblin

    A Stoic Guide to Change with Brandon Tumblin

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    In this episode of In Search of Wisdom, I’m joined by my good friend Brandon Tumblin (Host of The Strong Stoic Podcast). In this conversation, we discuss Stoic philosophy and making intentional changes in life. Brandon shares the significance of the practice of memento mori (remembrance of death) in daily life and how contemplating mortality can reorient actions, instill gratitude, and help us overcome fear. We cover practical aspects of adopting change, the value of small steps, the complex nature of personal growth, and much more.
     
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    • 54 min
    Montaigne: Three Lessons on the Art of Living

    Montaigne: Three Lessons on the Art of Living

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    Welcome to another episode of In Search of Wisdom. Today, we’re searching for lessons on the art of living from the sixteenth-century philosopher Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592). In this episode, you can expect to learn why we need a direction for our lives, the wisdom of solitude, and why we should question everything, at least according to Montaigne.
     
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    • 9 min
    How to Make Space for Paradox

    How to Make Space for Paradox

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    In this episode of In Search of Wisdom, we discuss how to make space for paradox in daily life. By paradox, I mean the ability to hold opposing truths (or practices) in our minds. You can expect to learn what it means to be more open to life, how Carl Jung defined psychological and spiritual development, what Joseph Campbell meant by saying “yes” to life, and much more.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Ruffdog113 ,

Amazing podcast!

This is a fantastic podcast! I love the episodes with Massimo and Oliver! Can’t recommend this podcast enough!

Pedro Alejandro Torres ,

Why does everything have to be about stoicism?

Good podcast but more variety would be appreciated.

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Great thoughts, actionable advice

I love this podcast! What a great way to learn different ontologies and epistemologies!

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