Quintus Curtius is an attorney, writer, translator, and former Marine officer. His books deal with a variety of ethical, moral, and character topics, using examples in history, biography, literature, and philosophy. The result is both unique and inspiring. His podcasts are his personal dialogues with listeners.
He can be found at www.qcurtius.com
Illusions Of Fitness, Delusions Of Preparedness
In this podcast we talk about the need for true, well-rounded fitness. Some think that getting bulked up in the gym makes them "fit" and ready to take on the world. While this may produce the appearance of fitness, it remains an illusion. Endurance-related activities promote mental toughness, the ability to withstand pain and deprivation, and a sharpening of the aggressive spirit. These are essential traits that will be needed for the struggles that lie ahead of you in life.
"The Black Russian": Lessons Learned From A Fascinating Life
In this podcast we discuss Vladimir Alexandrov's book "The Black Russian," and what lessons we may conclude from it. Frederick Bruce Thomas was a black American businessman who made a fortune in czarist Russia in the early 1900s. His life is a fascinating one, and one that has much to teach us today.
Small Twitter Account Gold: Tweet Reading 1
In this podcast, I read some of the recent great tweets I've noticed from small accounts on Twitter. Small Twitter accounts are a refreshing break from the contrived foolery of the mainstream blue-check accounts. They are an underappreciated gold mine of honesty, passion, and tortured grapplings with truth. Let's give some credit where due, and hear what they have to say.
Exploring Small Twitter Accounts
I've been exploring small Twitter accounts lately. And when I say "small," I generally mean accounts that have less than 50 followers. You'd be surprised how much gold can be found hidden away in these accounts: they tend to be raw, honest, and unconcerned with saying the "right" thing. In this podcast, I discuss how I started doing this, what I've learned, and how I go about it.
The Sea-Raiders (A Story by H.G. Wells)
This podcast is a reading of H.G. Wells's grisly tale, "The Sea Raiders."
An unknown species of man-eating squid terrorizes the inhabitants near Devon, on the English coast.
"How Do I Transition From Youth To Middle Age?"
A reader emails me and asks for advice and guidance on how to navigate the passage from youth to middle age. But there are no magic answers, no magic wands. You have to keep moving forward, keep working on yourself, keep focusing on mind, body, and responsibilities. But I also detect some other things in his email, things that are unsaid. We discuss.
Quintuple is the teacher, brother, confidante you never had
Beatum cui etiam in suis laboribus contigerit ut benevolentiam liberitatemque aliorum invenire possit
An Essential Listen
Quintus Curtius brings everything from ancient wisdom to street-smart advice in this podcast. As a young man setting out in the world, I find value in his words and recommend this podcast to those who value knowledge and adventure.
Very insightful and wise