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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.

    Nick Palmisciano on the Crisis in Afghanistan and Serving the Common Good

    Nick Palmisciano on the Crisis in Afghanistan and Serving the Common Good

    On today’s podcast Ryan talks to Nick Palmisciano about his recent trip to Afghanistan to help rescue American interpreters, the philosophical implications of practicing Brazilian jujitsu, his journey after leaving the military and becoming an entrepreneur, and more.

    Nick Palmisciano is the CEO of Diesel Jack Media, a full-service marketing agency. Nick is also the Vice President and one of four founding board members of Save Our Allies, an effort that rescued 12,000 refugees in the final 10 days of the Afghanistan Mission. He was one of the twelve men that physically went to Kabul to assist with the evacuation. He spent six years of his life serving as an infantry officer in the United States Army. In 2006, Nick created Ranger Up, the first military lifestyle brand, which kicked off a decade and change of veteran entrepreneurial endeavors focused around digital marketing and social media. 

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    There Have Always Been Haters (and Always Will Be)

    There Have Always Been Haters (and Always Will Be)

    Ryan talks about why you can’t let critics paralyze you, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 2 min
    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.

    Steven Pinker is an experimental cognitive psychologist and a popular writer on language, mind, and human nature. Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and his academic specializations are visual cognition and developmental linguistics. Pinker is also the author of eight books and was named in Time's "The 100 Most Influential People in the World Today" in 2004.

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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

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