102 episodes

I'm creating podcast episodes offering practical wisdom for everyday life -- solutions to modern human concerns -- informed by the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism popularized by thinkers including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Improve your quality of life by implementing a strong mental framework informed by Stoic Philosophy!

I explore topics such as gratitude; acceptance; overcoming adversity; finding meaning in life; moderation; dealing with change; friendship; loneliness; and anger.

Stoic Solutions Podcast Justin Vacula

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    • 4.3 • 41 Ratings

I'm creating podcast episodes offering practical wisdom for everyday life -- solutions to modern human concerns -- informed by the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism popularized by thinkers including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Improve your quality of life by implementing a strong mental framework informed by Stoic Philosophy!

I explore topics such as gratitude; acceptance; overcoming adversity; finding meaning in life; moderation; dealing with change; friendship; loneliness; and anger.

    Episode 103: David Fideler author Of Breakfast with Seneca

    Episode 103: David Fideler author Of Breakfast with Seneca

    You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com.

    This is episode 103: Breakfast with Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living. I speak with author David Fideler about his newest book dubbed a clear and faithful guide to the timeless, practical teachings of the Stoic Philosopher Seneca.

    David holds a PhD in philosophy and has been involved his entire life in exploring the contributions that ancient philosophy can make to the modern world. His books include Restoring the Soul of the World, The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library, and he was invited to write the article for The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas on “Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism.” He’s also an advisor to the Plato’s Academy Centre project in Athens.

    Amazon - ‘Breakfast with Seneca' - https://www.amazon.com/Breakfast-Seneca-Stoic-Guide-Living-ebook/dp/B08X2YKWF3/ref=sr_1_1?crid=FUYEDKXJDK5R&keywords=breakfast+seneca&qid=1648391111&sprefix=breakfast+s%2Caps%2C313&sr=8-1
    David's website: https://www.stoicinsights.com/

    Contact David: https://www.stoicinsights.com/contact/

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    • 1 hr
    Episode 102: Confined to Align: A Journey to Wellbeing

    Episode 102: Confined to Align: A Journey to Wellbeing

    You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com

    This is episode 102: Confined to Align: A Journey to Wellbeing. I speak with author Ashley Lyn Olson about her recovery from surgery finding parallels with themes in Stoic Philosophy.

    Ashley became paralyzed and suffered a major head injury at the age of 14 following a car accident that killed her father, crippled her mother, and injured her younger sister. Years after the accident, she suffered further complications we discuss in our conversation. Ashley offers a message of hope and resilience in overcoming extreme challenges. Today, she hosts wheelchairtraveling.com and has appeared in many magazines, was featured in several podcasts, and speaks at conferences, universities, and other venues.

    Amazon - ‘Confined to Align’ - https://www.amazon.com/Confined-Align-Ashley-Lyn-Olson/dp/B09GD2J83M/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    Ashley’s email: info@wheelchairtraveling.com

    Ashley’s website: https://wheelchairtraveling.com/

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    • 45 min
    Episode 101: Philosophy in Poetry with Dr. William Irwin

    Episode 101: Philosophy in Poetry with Dr. William Irwin

    You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by the ancient tradition of Stoic Philosophy from Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at StoicSolutionsPodcast.com.

    This is episode 101: Philosophy in Poetry with Dr. William Irwin. Dr. Irwin and I talk about his new books ‘Always Dao’ and ‘Both/And’ finding parallels with Stoic Philosophy.

    William Irwin is the Chair of Philosophy at King's College in Pennsylvania. Irwin is best known for having originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books with Seinfeld and Philosophy (1999), The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001), and The Matrix and Philosophy (2002) and many books following.

    Amazon - ‘Always Dao’ - https://www.amazon.com/Always-Dao-William-Irwin/dp/1956056041/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1641955336&sr=1-1

    Amazon - ‘Both/And’ - https://www.amazon.com/Both-William-Irwin/dp/1737722704/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    Irwin email: WilliamIrwin@kings.edu

    Irwin Twitter: https://twitter.com/williamirwin38

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    • 56 min
    100: An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life With Tim Carlin

    100: An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life With Tim Carlin

    You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.

    This is episode 100 - An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life: Lessons Learned with Tim Carlin.

    In An Extraordinarily Ordinary Life, Tim draws on his past experiences to give readers a crash course on facing life’s challenges and seizing its opportunities. You’ll learn:
    To look to the future, not in the rearview mirror
    Why taking the easy way out is selling yourself short
    The benefit of not following the crowd
    And much, much more
    Tim will help you take what you have and make the most of it. He knows that small changes, when taken together, allow you to change your world for the better!

    Enjoy the conversation!

    Amazon link to Tim's book:
    https://www.amazon.com/Extraordinarily-Ordinary-Life-Lessons-Learned/dp/1544509588/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=time+carlin+book&qid=1639581474&sr=8-1

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    • 48 min
    Episode 99: A Field Guide To A Happy Life With Massimo Pigliucci

    Episode 99: A Field Guide To A Happy Life With Massimo Pigliucci

    You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.

    This is episode 99 – A Field Guide to A Happy Life with Massimo Pigliucci.

    In A FIELD GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE: 53 Brief Lessons for Living, Pigliucci brings the classic epitome of ancient Stoicism, Epictetus' Handbook, up to date.

    Here's a blurb from his book that matches with a conversation we had in 2020: The key to modern Stoicism, Pigliucci shows, is an emphasis on resilience and equanimity in the face of challenges and setbacks. Stoicism isn't about cultivating indifference to our social and emotional lives. It's about learning to endure life's hardships without being overwhelmed, while enjoying life's pleasures with “humility and wisdom as our guides.” If we start with the “four cardinal virtues” (Practical Wisdom, Courage, Justice, and Temperance), we will grow into more honest, courageous, fair, and mindful individuals. In A FIELD GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE, Pigliucci shows how cultivating a Stoic mindset can help us navigate these uncertain times.

    Massimo Pigliucci is the K. D. Irani Professor of philosophy at the City College of New York. The author or editor of thirteen books, he has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Philosophy Now, and the Philosophers' Magazine, among others. He lives in New York City.

    Enjoy the conversation!

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    Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/

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    Show notes:

    A Field Guide to a Happy Life on Amazon:
    https://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Happy-Life-Lessons/dp/1541646932

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 98 - Being Better: Stoicism For A World Worth Living In with Kai Whiting

    Episode 98 - Being Better: Stoicism For A World Worth Living In with Kai Whiting

    You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life inspired by ancient philosophers of Greece and Rome. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com.

    This is episode 98 – Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In with Kai Whiting. In his new book, Kai Whiting applies Stoic principles to contemporary issues. He shows that Stoicism is not an ivory-tower philosophy or a collection of Silicon Valley life hacks, but a vital way of life that helps us live simply, improve our communities, and find peace in a turbulent world.

    Support my work through Patreon, SubscribeStar, the Cash App, and Paypal and use referral links:
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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Justin Vacula is an easy listen, giving out great advice in a calm relaxing manner. Really solid as an interviewer as well.

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