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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.

    Seneca on Choosing Our Teachers

    Seneca on Choosing Our Teachers

    Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca writes about the importance of having a model to measure yourself against, how to learn from the great men and women of history, learning not only from the strengths but also from the fault and weaknesses of others, and more. Go to tim.blog/seneca to get the PDF for free.

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    • 14 min
    Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe on Fighting Fear With Gratitude

    Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe on Fighting Fear With Gratitude

    On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks to Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe about how Stoicism helped him get through his time in a Czech prison, how to find peace in the midst of uncertain circumstances, the prevalence of substance abuse in the artistic community, and more.

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    Randy Blythe is the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Lamb of God. Blythe joined Lamb of God in 1995, when they were still known as Burn the Priest. Before Lamb of God was successful, he had previously worked as a cook. In June 2012, Blythe was arrested in the Czech Republic and was indicted on manslaughter charges related to the 2010 death of Daniel Nosek, a 19-year-old fan, after a Lamb of God concert. The Czech court held that liability for Nosek's death lay with promoters and security members and ultimately acquitted Blythe of criminal charges.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    We Have An Obligation

    We Have An Obligation

    Ryan talks about the hunger crisis that America faces and explains how you can make a difference, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 4 min
    Every Day is a Day of Thanks | Funny How That Works Out

    Every Day is a Day of Thanks | Funny How That Works Out

    Ryan discusses how a Stoic thinks about gratitude, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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    • 9 min
    Ross Edgley on Swimming Around Great Britain and the Value of Resilience

    Ross Edgley on Swimming Around Great Britain and the Value of Resilience

    Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Ross Edgley about his 1,792 mile swim all the way around Great Britain, overriding the innate function of self-preservation to perform feats of endurance, the importance of protecting yourself against becoming too comfortable in life, and more. 

    Ross Edgley is an extreme adventurer, ultra-marathon sea swimmer and author. He holds multiple world records, but is best known for completing the World's Longest Staged Sea Swim in 2018 when he became the first person in history to swim 1,792 miles all the way around Great Britain in 157 days. Voted Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association, he documented his training, nutrition, theories and strategies and published them in his books titled The World's Fittest Book (2018) and The Art of Resilience (2020) which both became No.1 Sunday Times Bestsellers and have been translated into several other languages.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    We’re Screwed Either Way, Might As Well Do This

    We’re Screwed Either Way, Might As Well Do This

    Ryan gives you a reason for always doing the right thing, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

RidgeJML ,

Awesome podcasts with timeless wisdom.

I’ve just discovered Ryan Holiday podcasts and I am so glad I did! Wonderful insights, timeless wisdom. Through his work and research that he shares with the world, those open to learning and growing will find great benefit and growth. Gratitude for you and your work Ryan Holiday. Thank you for inspiring me, making me think and contributing to my life journey in reaching my human potential. We are all a work in progress… 🙏

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Thank you…

This is the most beautiful exposure to live… people if you are wondering… this man is leading you to the truth of how to be good human being… no questions asked, give this a listen with an open mind… done deal…

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Once again Ryan - this not being my first review - your wisdom and message has had an extraordinary and immeasurable effect on my life. Words are not enough to describe the change it’s sparked in me and my work, all I can say is THANK YOU.

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