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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.

    Ask Yourself This Question About Every Thought | Heroes, Here And Now

    Ask Yourself This Question About Every Thought | Heroes, Here And Now

    Ryan explains why you should always think through your impressions before you act on them, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 9 min
    Steven Pinker on the Pursuit of Rationality | Never Wish Away A Minute of Your Life

    Steven Pinker on the Pursuit of Rationality | Never Wish Away A Minute of Your Life

    Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author Steven Pinker about his new book Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters, the importance of pursuing effective altruism, the responsibility of institutions to protect the common good, and more.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Legacy Is Not For You

    Legacy Is Not For You

    Ryan discusses what actually matters in life, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 2 min
    This Is How To Become Wise | Make Honesty Your Only Policy

    This Is How To Become Wise | Make Honesty Your Only Policy

    Ryan explains how you should think about the process of learning, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 10 min
    12 (Stoic) Questions That Will Change Your Life

    12 (Stoic) Questions That Will Change Your Life

    On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan gives you 12 Questions that will change your life. Gathered from some of the wisest philosophers, most incisive thinkers, greatest leaders and most awesome badasses that ever lived. 

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    • 17 min
    David Rubenstein on Patriotic Philanthropy and the Value of History

    David Rubenstein on Patriotic Philanthropy and the Value of History

    Ryan talks to American billionaire businessman David Rubenstein about his new book The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream, learning from past historical figures' successes and from their mistakes, his original concept of patriotic philanthropy and giving back after coming from a middle class family, his thoughts on finding enough and finding peace in success, and more. 

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    • 1 hr 4 min

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