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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.

    Daily Stoic Sundays: How Marcus Aurelius Conquered Stress (and the Rest of Us Can Too)

    Daily Stoic Sundays: How Marcus Aurelius Conquered Stress (and the Rest of Us Can Too)

    In today’s episode, Ryan reads his latest article describing how Marcus Aurelius fought against the stresses and anxieties that come with running a continent-spanning empire. He draws actionable insights and tactics from Marcus Aurelius’s practices...

    • 10 min
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Cal Newport Discuss Staying Productive in a Pandemic and How to Maintain Focus

    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Cal Newport Discuss Staying Productive in a Pandemic and How to Maintain Focus

    On today’s podcast, Ryan talks with author and computer scientist Cal Newport about staying productive during the pandemic, how to maintain your focus on what's most important to you, and more. Get your copy of Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism:...

    • 48 min
    Remove These Three Words From Your Life

    Remove These Three Words From Your Life

    "You’ve said them a thousand times. You said them when you were a kid. You said them last year. You’ve caught yourself saying them recently as you watched the world tear apart your carefully made plans.It’s not fair."Find out how to get "it's not fair"...

    • 3 min
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Coach George Raveling Talk Meeting Harry Truman, Reading and the Perils of Ego

    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Coach George Raveling Talk Meeting Harry Truman, Reading and the Perils of Ego

    On today’s podcast, Ryan talks with Coach George Raveling, the longtime college basketball coach and member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They talk about Coach Raveling’s encounters with historical figures like Martin Luther King,...

    • 42 min
    At Least It’s a Chance to Do This

    At Least It’s a Chance to Do This

    "It would have been much better if this hadn’t happened. If your employee had listened. If your parents could respect your boundaries. If your neighbor wasn’t so rude. If people hadn’t been reckless. If your kids had passed their math test. If nobody...

    • 2 min
    Stress Is a Fact Of Life, Being Stressed Is Not

    Stress Is a Fact Of Life, Being Stressed Is Not

    "You think the Stoics didn’t experience stress? Of course they did... Seneca had health problems, was exiled, and then had to show up to work for years in Nero’s court—walking on eggshells around an unstable man with a penchant for bloodlust. Epictetus...

    • 4 min

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I did subscribe

I love this podcast. I was a subscriber to it. Suddenly 15 old podcasts downloaded on one day. The next day 7. I still listen to almost every single podcast, but I am not subscribed anymore. Stoicism is the most useful tool I am aware of for viewing the world.

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Leave politics out of it

One reviewer wrote, “Left-biased podcasts will be more emotionally-driven.” Really? Must we bring politics into it? It’s not hard to find podcasts at either end of the political spectrum that are driven by emotion. What would you call the denial of science by many of those on the extreme right? Stoicism can improve the lives of all people, no matter where they fall on the political spectrum.

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