37 episodes

What is the value of philosophy in everyday life and work?

Can philosophy offer us not just a way of life, but a way to make a living?

I profile philosophers who found their way through the wilderness beyond the ivory tower. We explore how they forged a new professional identity, how they built successful new careers, and how philosophy can add value in business, government...and pretty much everything else. From their stories, I distill the decisions, strategies, and habits that powered their success.

To learn more, check out www.davidestorey.com.

Wisdom at Work David Storey

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

What is the value of philosophy in everyday life and work?

Can philosophy offer us not just a way of life, but a way to make a living?

I profile philosophers who found their way through the wilderness beyond the ivory tower. We explore how they forged a new professional identity, how they built successful new careers, and how philosophy can add value in business, government...and pretty much everything else. From their stories, I distill the decisions, strategies, and habits that powered their success.

To learn more, check out www.davidestorey.com.

    Episode #35: Charlie Gilkey on Team Habits

    Episode #35: Charlie Gilkey on Team Habits

    "Atomic habits" are great, but "team habits" are better. Author, coach, consultant, philosopher, and former Army officer Charlie Gilkey explains why teams are so important and how to build them.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode #34: The Bildung Option: Lene Rachel Andersen on the Nordic Secret

    Episode #34: The Bildung Option: Lene Rachel Andersen on the Nordic Secret

    According to the recently released World Happiness Report, all four Nordic nations are in the top 10, with Finland and Denmark leading the way. What is the secret to their success? In 2020, David Brooks asked the same question: Progressives say it’s because they have generous welfare states. Some libertarians point out that these countries … Continue reading "Episode #34: The Bildung Option: Lene Rachel Andersen on the Nordic Secret"

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode #33: Kim Stanley Robinson on COP26

    Episode #33: Kim Stanley Robinson on COP26

    During my trip to the global climate talks in Glasgow in 2021, I had a most serendipitous encounter. I was there as a member of Boston College’s first delegation to the United Nations Conference of the Parties (“COP”), and on day three, I bumped into the science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, whose novel, The … Continue reading "Episode #33: Kim Stanley Robinson on COP26"

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode #32: The Middle Way with Lou Marinoff

    Episode #32: The Middle Way with Lou Marinoff

    In our latest dialogue, Lou spells out his diagnosis of the pathological extremes in American culture, and offers the Middle Way of the "ABCs"--Aristotle, Buddha, and Confucius--to help us make sense of and work through our troubled times.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode #31: Jared Woodard, Investment Strategist

    Episode #31: Jared Woodard, Investment Strategist

    How does someone shift from a PhD in philosophy to a successful career in finance? Tune in to find out. Beyond his own career transition story, Jared and I discuss metaphysical nihilism, the challenges of the 21st century economy, and the enduring value of the liberal arts.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode #30: Values of the Wise with Jason Merchey

    Episode #30: Values of the Wise with Jason Merchey

    Jason Merchey embodies the Socratic ethos and the philosophical way of life: the humble search for wisdom. He has served in many roles—from clinical psychologist, to real estate investor, to therapy dog trainer—but his guiding passion is the love of wisdom. In his recent book, Wisdom: A Very Valuable Virtue that Cannot Be Taught, he explores this virtue that is so elusive yet so essential to a life well lived.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Tim McRich ,

Engaged Philosophy at its Best

Dr. David Storey’s Wisdom at Work provides an impressive and needed recasting of academically advanced philosophy as a vehicle for practical uses and applications for modern careers outside the ivory tower.

David’s achievement is a stimulating reconnection of philosophy and philosophers with the original impetus of Greek philosophy which was an enormously impactful cultural shift - an intellectual movement - that made so much of the best of humanity’s ascent from superstition and myth possible.

Wisdom at Work offers a real time travel experience. Participant, including listeners, are able to experience the same mental and spiritual vitality that existed in the trading port towns of the Mediterranean when Greek thinkers, circa 2400 BC, overthrew the tyrants and blazed the trail to all the sciences while never shirking the responsibility each of us has for seeking The Good in all endeavors and phases of the human experience.

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shane_wilkins ,

Excellent!

Excellent guests, excellent questions. If you’re a philosophy prof, grad student or interested listener, you should subscribe.

karenhuang7731 ,

Essential listening!

This podcast helps people to realize that philosophy doesn’t just sit in the academy, and that in fact one could do philosophy and be a philosopher in a way it was originally conceived — as integrated with life, and essentially interdisciplinary. David Storey has chosen a fascinating set of role models who show how philosophy can be lived and practiced successfully and meaningfully. This is essential listening for anyone who is a student of philosophy or interested in the role of philosophy in society.

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