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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.
Listen to The Daily Stoic on the Wondery App or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting wondery.com/links/the-daily-stoic/ now. 

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    How Patrick Dempsey Applies Stoicism in Acting and Race Car Driving

    How Patrick Dempsey Applies Stoicism in Acting and Race Car Driving

    You may know Patrick Dempsey as “McDreamy” from Grey’s Anatomy or from one of his many leading roles in films like Enchanted, Sweet Home Alabama, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Ferrari, and countless others. In addition to being an incredible actor, Patrick is also a competitive race car driver and founder of Dempsey Racing. His first competitive race back on the track since 2015 was actually on the same day he came to the Daily Stoic studio!



    Patrick talks to Ryan about how he applies Stoicism for both of his passions, emotional control, being adaptable in high-pressure situations, and more. He shares how he discovered Stoicism, how The Obstacle is the Way has helped him reframe difficult situations, and the mental training that he’s used to build resilience.



    Connect with Patrick Dempsey on Instagram & X: @PatrickDempsey



    Learn about the Dempsey Center at https://www.dempseycenter.org/



    🎟 Ryan Holiday is going on tour! Grab tickets at ryanholiday.net/tour



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    The Key Media Strategies for Maximum Impact | Gary Vaynerchuck

    The Key Media Strategies for Maximum Impact | Gary Vaynerchuck

    Gary Vaynerchuck, better known as Gary Vee, has always had his finger on the pulse of digital media. His content pyramid is the secret behind how some of your favorite online creators built their platform and is the playbook used by the biggest digital marketing agencies in the world. Gary joins Ryan Holiday at the Daily Stoic studio to talk about creating compelling content, the significance of subjective opinions in an online world, the evolving nature of people’s attention spans, what the current “parenting pandemic” is, and more.



    Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and serves as the Chairman of VaynerX, the CEO of VaynerMedia, and the Creator and CEO of VeeFriends. His latest project is a children's book, Meet Me in the Middle: A VeeFriends Book! The book uses a unique, two-in-one, flip-the-book-around format that encourages young readers (and their parents) to see how different the world looks from another point of view. Based on two VeeFriends characters, Eager Eagle and Patient Pig, it is a fun and engaging story about how real success comes from seeing how the other side does it.



    Grab your own copy of Meet Me in the Middle: A VeeFriends Book



    You can also check out Gary’s book: Day Trading Attention: How to Actually Build Brand and Sales in the New Social Media World



    🎙️Listen to Gary Vee’s first episode on the Daily Stoic podcast: Gary Vaynerchuk on Stoicism, Soft Skills, and Becoming Your Best Self



    🎥 Tune into Ryan’s interview on the GaryVee Audio Experience: Unpacking the Secrets of Successful Parenting with Ryan Holiday



    Connect with Gary Vee on Instagram, X, YouTube, TikTok: @GaryVee



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    9 Stoic Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

    9 Stoic Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

    Twenty centuries ago, the Roman era Stoic philosopher Seneca joked that the one thing fools all have in common is that they are always getting ready to live. But they never do it.

    Is that who you want to be?



    Check out the full article on https://dailystoic.com/



    🎟 Order tickets to Ryan's tour dates at ryanholiday.net/tour



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    The Price of Integrity | Jordan Harbinger

    The Price of Integrity | Jordan Harbinger

    Having interviewed over 1,000 people, how does Jordan Harbinger decide who he brings on his wildly successful podcast, The Jordan Harbinger Show? What guests, topics, or advertisers has he turned down despite how click-worthy or lucrative they are? Listen in to today’s conversation with Jordan Harbinger and Ryan Holiday to hear them talk about why integrity is incredibly expensive, but worth it every time. 




    🎙️ Listen to Part 1 with Jordan Harbinger on What We Can Learn From The Rich And Famous




    Listen to Ryan’s previous interviews on The Jordan Harbinger Show: 

    45: Ryan Holiday | Solving for What You Really Want from Life

    271: Ryan Holiday | Stillness Is the Key

    740: Ryan Holiday | Discipline is Destiny (Live from Los Angeles)




    Connect with Jordan on Instagram, X, YouTube, TikTok: @JordanHarbinger




    🎥 Check out the YouTube series documenting the writing process of Right Thing, Right Now:




    Ryan Holiday's Writing Process Part 1: Cracking The Structure




    Ryan Holiday's Writing Process Part 2: The First Draft Of Anything Is Sh*t




    Ryan Holiday's Writing Process Part 3: Publishing A #1 New York Times Bestseller




    🎟 Order tickets to Ryan's tour dates at ryanholiday.net/tour




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    • 48 min
    The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived… | Some Simple Rules

    The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived… | Some Simple Rules

    We’re in an election year here, not just in America but across the world. Let us learn from Seneca.




    📓 Grab your own leather bound signed edition of The Daily Stoic! Check it out at the Daily Stoic Store: https://store.dailystoic.com/




    📚 Pick up a copy of The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca by Emily Wilson at The Painted Porch | https://www.thepaintedporch.com/




    📚 Check out Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm at The Painted Porch | https://www.thepaintedporch.com/




    🎟 Ryan Holiday is going on tour! Grab tickets at ryanholiday.net/tour




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    • 7 min
    Nobody Won Afraid Of Losing | Ask DS

    Nobody Won Afraid Of Losing | Ask DS

    Courage is the mother of all virtues, Aristotle said, because in a world that’s not virtuous, it’s a brave thing to go out there and do what needs to be done.

    Ask DS: What does Ryan do with his journals once they are full? How can Stoicism be practical and relevant in today’s environment? Does Ryan try to teach Stoicism to his kids? (check out Daily Dad for more on this!) What is the best intro book to Stoicism? How does the concept of Antifragile intersect with Stoicism?


    📕 Grab signed editions of the Stoic Virtues series: Courage is Calling, Discipline is Destiny, and Right Thing, Right Now at https://store.dailystoic.com/




    🎟 Ryan Holiday is going on tour! Grab tickets at ryanholiday.net/tour




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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

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4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Cheapet253 ,

Awesome !

Great listen and thought provoking

FJNINJA ,

The Perennial Stoic

What a great find! Now, one of my favorite authors has a podcast! Thank you!! Part of my daily ritual!

Nicky balaclava ,

Good stuff

Ryan is a decent guy that puts out thoughtful content. I often reccomend this podcast to others.

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