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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.

    Bari Weiss on the Power of Choice and Voicing Your Opinion | It’s Too Early To Quit On Yourself

    Bari Weiss on the Power of Choice and Voicing Your Opinion | It’s Too Early To Quit On Yourself

    ​​Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author Bari Weiss about the pressure to be agreeable, the importance of calculating opportunity cost, the line between speaking up about social issues and staying silent, and more. 

    From 2017 until 2020, Bari was a staff writer and editor for the Opinion section of The New York Times. Before joining the Times, Bari was an oped editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. Her first book, "How to Fight Anti-Semitism," was a Natan Notable Book and the winner of a 2019 National Jewish Book Award. She is the host of the Honestly with Bari Weiss Podcast.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Our Actions Echo Through Eternity

    Our Actions Echo Through Eternity

    Ryan discusses how our actions have a larger impact than what lies on the surface, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 2 min
    Make Good On Your Promise | The Wake Up

    Make Good On Your Promise | The Wake Up

    Ryan discusses what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr. about living philosophically, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 11 min
    Seneca on the First Cause

    Seneca on the First Cause

    Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca writes about matter is being substance ready for any use whereas cause (reason) molds matter and turns it in whatever directions it will, how the wise man is so trained that he neither loves nor hates life, and how wise men regard their body as nothing but a chain since it is the only part of man which can suffer injury. Go to tim.blog/seneca to get the PDF for free. Get Letters From a Stoic from the Painted Porch.

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    • 21 min
    Professor M.D. Usher on Living in Accordance with Nature

    Professor M.D. Usher on Living in Accordance with Nature

    Ryan talks to professor M.D. Usher about his new book How to Be a Farmer: An Ancient Guide to Life on the Land, the philosophical contradiction of the ancients practice of slavery, what the Stoics mean by living in accordance with nature, and more.

    M.D. Usher is a University of Vermont alumnus and joined the UVM faculty in 2000. Before attending UVM as an undergraduate he apprenticed in Germany as a post-and-beam carpenter and later earned his Ph.D. in Classics at The University of Chicago.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    This is Your Reward

    This is Your Reward

    Ryan explains what you get for doing the right thing, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

lkbrown1993 ,

Thank you!

Stoicism has changed my life. Thank you Ryan. I’ve had a lot of life challenges recently. But thanks to the schema that I developed based on these teachings I’ve found a surprising response to these problems.

sfogleman ,

Thank you Ryan

I love your podcast and appreciate your daily lessons as told by the stoics. Thank you also for being authentic. My day always starts well when I listen to you in the morning.

SierraDawnT ,

Very good, with some areas to improve

So disappointed to learn that Ryan advocates for hunting. This does not align with my values. This combined with the rampant self-promoting-unsubscribing. I wish Ryan success but cannot support any longer.

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