The Daily Stoic

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I listen to this podcast every morning while I make my coffee. If you follow the ancient philosophy of Stoicism (or you're curious about it) this is a great way to ground yourself for a few minutes each day. Ryan produces longer episodes, too, featuring interviews with successful people who embody the philosophy. These are also well done, but I listen to them infrequently due to time constraints.

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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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Legacy Is Not For You
00:02:16

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

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Oct 19, 2021
This Is How To Become Wise | Make Honesty Your Only Policy
00:10:27

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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Oct 18, 2021
12 (Stoic) Questions That Will Change Your Life
00:17:32

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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Oct 17, 2021
David Rubenstein on Patriotic Philanthropy and the Value of History
01:04:48

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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Oct 16, 2021
You Can’t Put Things Off
00:02:57

Ryan explains why you must create a sense of urgency and clarity in your life, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 15, 2021
If You Can’t Stand The Heat… | Don’t Get Mad, Help
00:10:41

Ryan explains why you can’t let the external world define your perspective, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 14, 2021
Robert Greene on the Power of Daily Practice | You Have To See Both
01:11:22

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to bestselling author Robert Greene about his new book The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature, the process of writing some of his bestselling books, how to have courage in the modern world, and more. 

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Oct 13, 2021
You Must Study These Laws
00:04:32

Ryan discusses the importance of modeling your life after those who have come before you, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 12, 2021
When the World Caves In… | Practice Love
00:08:27

Ryan discusses the reliability of Stoicism during tough times, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 11, 2021
How Stoicism Can Help You Persevere and Succeed
00:12:15

​​On today’s podcast Ryan speaks to a group of entrepreneurs about one of the biggest threats they will face in pursuing their goals: themselves. Our egos can stunt us, alienate us, tarnish our successes and deepen our failures, which is why it is so maligned by the Stoics.

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Oct 10, 2021
Major General Dan Caine on Becoming a Great Leader
01:12:13

On today’s podcast, Ryan talks to Major General Dan Caine about the importance of defining success before you set out to try to solve a problem, the responsibility of leaders to be as prepared as possible, the ineffectiveness of holding others to the standards you hold yourself to, becoming a lifelong student of leadership, and more.

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Oct 09, 2021
Who Are You Studying Under?
00:03:47

Ryan explains the importance of studying great men and women who came before you, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 08, 2021
Make A’s in a few things | A Selfish Reason To Be Good
00:08:20

Ryan discusses how you can get better at what you do by doing less, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 07, 2021
Kate Bowler on Memento Mori and Falling in Love with Fate | This Decision—This Process—Will Change Your Life
01:05:47

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to author and professor Kate Bowler about her recent book Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, her battle after being unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, the similarities between hope and fear, the importance of stillness, how the prospect of death concentrates the mind, and more.

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Oct 06, 2021
You Have To Be Firm… But Not Rude
00:02:53

Ryan explains how to balance the discipline and poor bahavior, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 05, 2021
This Is the Greatest Thing | Practice Silence
00:10:20

Ryan discusses the vitality of stillness and reflection that philosophy demands of us, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 04, 2021
How Stoicism Can Help You Be Brave (7 Practical Tips)
00:10:36

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In a world in which fear runs rampant—when people would rather stand on the sidelines than speak out against injustice, go along with convention than bet on themselves, and turn a blind eye to the ugly realities of modern life—we need courage more than ever. We need the courage of whistleblowers and risk takers. We need the courage of activists and adventurers. We need the courage of writers who speak the truth—and the courage of leaders to listen. 

We need you to step into the arena and fight.

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Oct 03, 2021
Rabbi Mordecai Finley on the Value of Rationality
01:40:49

On today’s podcast Ryan talks to Rabbi Mordecai Finley about what he learned from his encounter with an active shooter at the LAX airport in 1978, what our obligation to the common good looks like in the modern world, the Stoic’s obligation to remaining rational and responsible within society, and more. 

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Oct 02, 2021
The Gift Of Having To Start Over
00:03:32

Ryan explains the other-side of the disorder and devastation that has come from the pandemic, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Oct 01, 2021
Why Are We Still Talking About This? | You Can’t Touch Me
00:09:22

Ryan why we must be continually reminded of our duty to the common good, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 30, 2021
Stephen Hanselman on Pursuing Virtue and Redefining Courage | How Are You Going To Be?
01:19:12

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to his agent and writing partner Stephen Hanselman (The Daily Stoic, Lives of The Stoics) about how they both got introduced to Stoic philosophy, how his new book Courage Is Calling and the Stoic Virtues series came about, how true excellence cannot be achieved without the 4 virtues, and more.

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Sep 29, 2021
Prepare Yourself To Answer The Call | Courage Is Calling: Preface & Introduction
00:22:23

Ryan explains why you must be prepared when you are called upon, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 28, 2021
The World Wants To Know | Pain Is Self-Inflicted Harm
00:09:56

Ryan explains how we should think about courage, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 27, 2021
Exclusive Preview: Courage Is Calling | Don’t Be Deterred by Difficulties
00:08:28

On today’s special episode of the podcast, Ryan reads a chapter from his newest book Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors The Brave which is available for pre-order now. If you pre-order the book before September 28, 2021 you can get exciting pre-order bonuses (you could even have dinner with Ryan at his bookstore in Bastrop, TX).

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Sep 26, 2021
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Having the Courage to Doing the Right Thing
01:15:15

On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan speaks with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman about his book Here, Right Matters, the difference between physical and moral courage, the importance of cultivating perspective and confidence, how one individual can change the course of history, and more.

Alexander Semyon Vindman is a retired United States Army lieutenant colonel who was the Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council (NSC) until he was reassigned on February 7, 2020. Vindman came to national attention in October 2019 when he testified before the United States Congress regarding the Trump–Ukraine scandal. His testimony provided evidence that resulted in a charge of abuse of power in the impeachment of Donald Trump.

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Sep 25, 2021
You Have The Power
00:03:00

Ryan discusses the innate power that resides within us all, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 24, 2021
This is All You Need | The Most Secure Fortress
00:09:16

Ryan explains why the desire to persevere and keep going is all that we need, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 23, 2021
Coach Bob Bowman on Balancing Stillness and Excellence | You Have To Earn That Trust
01:11:24

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Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Bob Bowman, who is best known as the coach of 23-time Olympic gold medalist American swimmer Michael Phelps, about how athletes can maintain stillness while still performing at a high level of excellence, the importance of preparation and how to lean on your training, finding the balance between the pursuit of excellence and internal peace, and more.

Bob Bowman is an American swimming coach who is the current head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils swimming and diving teams of Arizona State University. From 2005 to 2008, Bowman served as the head coach for the Michigan Wolverines swimming and diving team of the University of Michigan men's swimming & diving team. From 2008 to 2015, he worked as the CEO and head coach for North Baltimore Aquatic Club.

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Sep 22, 2021
What We Accept, and What We Must Never Accept
00:03:35

Ryan explains why why we must do everything we can to change injustice when we see it, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 21, 2021
You Must Be Willing To Stand Alone | On Handling Haters
00:10:30

Ryan explains why no matter the circumstances courage is always required, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 20, 2021
How to Be More Courageous With Stoicism (7 Tips)
00:10:49

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Almost every religion, spiritual practice, philosophy and person grapples with fear. The most repeated phrase in the Bible is “Be not afraid.” The ancient Greeks spoke of phobos, panic and terror. It is natural to feel fear, the Stoics believed, but it cannot rule you. Courage, then, is the ability to rise above fear, to do what’s right, to do what’s needed, to do what is true.

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Sep 19, 2021
Professor Jo Lukito on the Rise of Misinformation
01:16:56

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to Jo Lukito about her research on trading up the chain and the spread of misinformation, the difference between disinformation and misinformation and the importance of the distinction, the tragedy of the social media giant’s lack of response to helping resolve this issue, and more.

Josephine ("Jo") Lukito is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Journalism and Media (in the Moody College of Communication). Her ongoing work focuses on the multi-platform spread of misinformation, disinformation, and unverified conspiracy theories in democracies, including the amplification of such messages (sometimes unintentionally) by news media and political actors. She has discussed her research on Russian disinformation in the Columbia Journalism Review and on CNN; this work was also referenced in Robert Mueller’s 2018 report (p. 27).

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Sep 18, 2021
You Need To Be That Bright Spot
00:02:18

Ryan explains why doing the right thing matters even when it seems like no one else is, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 17, 2021
This is Why You're Upset | Anyone Can Get Lucky, Not Everyone Can Persevere
00:08:07

Ryan explains why legacy is for everyone else not for you, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 16, 2021
Author Adam Rubin on Creativity and Pursuing Your Passion | Did It Make You Better
01:17:33

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Adam Rubin about his newest book High Five, taking the leap from being a part time artist to being a full time artist, the magic that is being able to express yourself creatively, following your destiny and inspiring others to do the same, and more.

Adam Rubin is a #1 New York Times best selling author of children's books. His books have sold over one million copies. Rubin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis where he studied advertising and worked as an advertising creative director for ten years before leaving his day job to focus on writing books. His new book Gladys the Magic Chicken comes out on October 26th, 2021.

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Sep 15, 2021
The Whiplash is Your Fault
00:03:01

Ryan discusses how much control you have over your response, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 14, 2021
Just A Few Seconds Of Courage | A New Way To Pray
00:10:33

Ryan explains how a few seconds can define so much of your life, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 13, 2021
New Book Preview: Courage Is Calling | You Must Burn The White Flag
00:10:09

On today’s special episode of the podcast, Ryan reads a chapter from his newest book Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors The Brave which is available for pre-order now. If you pre-order the book before September 28, 2021 you can get exciting pre-order bonuses (you could even have dinner with Ryan at his bookstore in Bastrop, TX).

BUY 1 COPY: TWO full bonus chapters that Ryan wanted to get into the book but couldn't fit, an extended bibliography of the books that went into the making of this book, and a Spotify playlist of the songs Ryan listened to while writing the book (and would be good to listen to while reading it)

BUY 5 COPIES: All the 1 copy bonuses, plus: A signed and numbered page from the original manuscript of Courage is Calling, Live Q&A with Ryan (moderated by someone cool)

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Sep 12, 2021
Bobby Hall (Logic) on Turning Pain Into Prosperity
01:08:08

On today’s podcast, Ryan talks to recording artist Bobby Hall (known professionally as Logic) about his new memoir This Bright Future, defining what enough is for yourself, the stigma of speaking out about mental health, dealing with pain and struggle in an expressive and creative way, and more. 

Bobby Hall, known professionally as Logic, is an American rapper and record producer. He has released six studio albums and received two Grammy Award nominations. Logic achieved mainstream popularity in 2017 with Everybody; the album charted at number one in the United States and was certified platinum, while its lead single, "1-800-273-8255", reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was a top-ten hit internationally. As an author, Logic released the novel Supermarket (2019), which was accompanied by a soundtrack of the same name. 

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Sep 11, 2021
You Can’t Go Out Like This
00:04:32

Ryan explains why we all need what you have to offer and why you should believe in the value that you bring to the world, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 10, 2021
You Are Not Seeing The Whole Picture | Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself
00:10:27

Ryan explains why legacy is for everyone else not for you, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 09, 2021
Author Tom Nichols on the Assault on Modern Thinking | The Story We Tell Is Powerful
01:29:24

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Tom Nichols about his new book Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy, how to bridge the gap between detailed knowledge and the public conversation, what it means to take your responsibilities as a citizen seriously, and more.

Tom Nichols is Professor of National Security Affairs, US Naval War College, a columnist for USA Today, and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of The Death of Expertise and is also an instructor at the Harvard Extension School and an adjunct professor at the US Air Force School of Strategic Force Studies. He is a former aide in the US Senate and has been a Fellow of the International Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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Sep 08, 2021
How Are You Using Your Platform?
00:03:25

Ryan challenges you to think about how you are using the voice that you were given, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 07, 2021
Nothing Is Possible Without This | A Hard Winter Training
00:10:18

Ryan explains why the virtue of courage is essential no matter what you do, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 06, 2021
50 (Short) Rules For Life From The Stoics
00:33:03

Ryan Holiday defines 50 rules for life from the Stoics, gathered from their immense body of work across two thousand years. These rules functioned, then, as now, as guides to what the ancients called “the good life.” Hopefully some of them will illuminate your own path.

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Sep 05, 2021
Little Rock Nine Member Ernest Green on Creating an Atmosphere of Change
01:10:43

On today’s podcast Ryan talks to Ernest Green about his experience as one of the first African-American students to integrate at Little Rock Central High School in 1957, why we should strive to disprove backwards thinking, how we must change as a country, and more.

Ernest Green is one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Green was the first African-American to graduate from the school in 1958. In 1999, he and the other members of the Little Rock Nine were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Bill Clinton.

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Sep 04, 2021
These Are The People Watching Out For You
00:03:39

Ryan explains why we should thank the people who put their lives on the line for our freedom, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 03, 2021
This Is Worse Than Death | The Philosopher’s School Is A Hospital
00:08:26

Ryan explains why the Stoics have always given their lives for what they believe in, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Sep 02, 2021
Brad Stulberg on the Practice of Groundedness | They Are Us And We Are Them
01:17:55

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to author Brad Stulberg about his new book The Practice of Groundedness which you can pre-order at https://www.bradstulberg.com/tpogpreorder, how the path to peak performance is inevitably tied to compulsive behavior, practical steps to alleviate the anxiety that comes with the lifelong pursuit of greatness, and more.

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Sep 01, 2021
Nothing Is Unusual
00:02:27

Ryan explains why nothing should surprise a Stoic, on today's Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 31, 2021
This Choice Is Everything | A Cure For Procrastination
00:12:59

Ryan explains discusses the choice that will decide your fate, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 30, 2021
Time Management Strategies From the Stoics
00:13:03

On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks about the different time management strategies that come to us from the Stoics. 

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Aug 29, 2021
Sharon Lebell on Epictetus and Rescuing Philosophy from the Philosophers
01:06:39

On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks to Sharon Lebell about her translation of Epictetus – The Art Of Living, the im

balance in the Stoic writings concerning gender roles, why we should take philosophy back from the philosophers, and more. 

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Aug 28, 2021
You May Have To Do This
00:02:27

Ryan explains the resistance that you are likely to face during your life.

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Aug 27, 2021
Compete With Yourself And Root For Everybody Else | Seeking Out Shipwrecks
00:09:25

Ryan explains how you turn the words and phrases you come across into actions, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 26, 2021
MLB Pitcher Scott Oberg on Overcoming Adversity with Stoicism | Will You Answer the Call?
01:39:07

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and launches the pre-order for his new book Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favors The Brave which you can check out at https://dailystoic.com/preorder

Today’s interview with MLB relief pitcher Scott Oberg focuses on how an athletes career can be cut short in an instant, how Stoicism has helped Scott overcome physical and mental adversity, and why maintaining a positive outlook is important not only for yourself but for those around you. 

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Aug 25, 2021
You Have Not Been Harmed
00:02:54

“The last year has been rough. It’s not how any of us would have chosen for things to go. Working from home. Cancelled trips. No unnecessary trips to the store, no concerts, no weddings or parties. Lost time with older loved ones—maybe even lost loved ones.”

Ryan explains how your life is rooted in what you learn by experience.

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Aug 24, 2021
Make Sure You Write Down Everything Interesting That You Find | Just Say No to Future Misery
00:10:19

“When he was young, James Mattis hitchhiked to San Francisco to meet Eric Hoffer, the philosopher most famous for his book, The True Believer, and as Mattis said, “Eric was the one who told me, ‘Make sure you write down everything interesting you find,’ and I have ever since.”

Ryan explains how you turn the words and phrases you come across into actions, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 23, 2021
Ryan Holiday on America’s missing Statue of Responsibility
00:19:11

“​​THE STATUE OF LIBERTY was a gift from France to America, commemorating the two nations’ friendship and shared love of freedom. Completed in 1886, it marked one of the world’s first, successful crowdfunding projects. The famous poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, mounted in bronze inside the pedestal (“Give me your tired, your poor / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”), was written for the campaign. Over $100,000 was raised from more than 120,000 donors, including schoolchildren who collected pennies.”

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan reads his recent article about the missing statue of responsibility as proposed by the author of Man’s Search For Meaning Viktor Frankl, explains why it was such an honor for him to write, and talks about where the Stoic’s responsibility to society lies.

Read the article: https://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2021/08/16/ryan-holiday-on-americas-missing-statue-of-responsibility 

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Aug 22, 2021
Megan Phelps-Roper on Radicalization and Redemption
01:26:19

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to former Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper about her experiences growing up in the church, the problem of radicalization in society and modern institutions, considering the individual perspectives of the people who we disagree with, and more. 

Megan Phelps-Roper is an American political activist who was formerly a member of, and spokesperson for, the Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps-Roper left the church in 2012 after she was unable to reconcile her doubts with her beliefs. She travels around the world to speak about her experience in the church and advocates dialogue between groups with conflicting views. In 2019, she released a memoir, Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope.

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Aug 21, 2021
These Conversations Are How You Learn
00:03:09

“In times of clickbait and divisiveness, of the filter bubble and superficiality, one medium of communication has continued to grow exponentially: podcasts. On the one hand, this is a new technology. Recording equipment, bandwidth, the ubiquity of smartphones has made the proliferation of these longform conversations possible.”

Ryan explains why you must spend time doing this in order to truly gain knowledge.

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Aug 20, 2021
It's Not Unfair, It Just Is | Corralling The Unnecessary
00:07:41

“It’s amazing how often we find ourselves using these words. Words like “unfair,” “unlucky,” “frustrating,” “unfortunate,” “annoying,” “inconvenient”

Ryan explains the fundamental Stoic practice of recognizing events as indifferent, not just talk about it, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 19, 2021
Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson on Building Resilience and Communicating Effectively | It's About What You Make of It
01:14:28

Ryan reads today’s meditation and has another conversation with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson about their new book What Do You Say?: How to Talk with Kids to Build Motivation, Stress Tolerance, and a Happy Home, experiencing adversity and developing resilience, why we should look at the last year as a gift that can improve our lives rather than a burden, how to teach kids to find purpose and control in their own lives, and more. 

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Aug 18, 2021
How To Teach and How to Learn
00:02:57

“Tim Duncan is likely the great power forward in the history of the NBA. Five titles. Three NBA Finals MVPs. Fifteen All-star appearances. Fifteen All-NBA Team selections. Fifteen NBA All-Defensive Team selections. And he did it with a selflessness and poise that is almost unmatched.”

Ryan explains why living your philosophy is so important.

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Aug 17, 2021
Notice The Reminders | Always Ask Yourself This Question
00:09:48

“Everytime you cut your hair. Every time you trim your nails. Every time you have to replace an old shirt or a worn out pair of running shoes, take note. Take note of what they symbolize.”

Ryan explains why you should embrace the reality of your mortality, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 16, 2021
The Lancer Brigade’s Leadership Experience - Ryan Holiday in Conversation with Col. Jonathan Chung
01:10:57

Today’s episode of the podcast is a conversation with Lancer Brigade’s Col. Jonathan Chung and Ryan Holiday which originally aired on The Leadership Experience Podcast. They talk about the Stoic concept of alive time vs. dead time that was originally introduced to Ryan from his mentor Robert Greene, what it means to see obstacles as opportunities, why things shouldn't go “back to normal” when the threat of COVID-19 has dissapted, and more. \

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Aug 15, 2021
NASCAR Champion Brad Keselowski on Reaching Your Maximum Potential
01:07:50

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski about the intricacies of stock car racing, how to build endurance and become great at whatever you do, how to lead and build a team that consistently produces results, and more.

Bradley Aaron Keselowski is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 2 Ford Mustang GT for Team Penske. Keselowski, who began his NASCAR career in 2004, is the second of only six drivers that have won a championship in both the Cup Series and the Xfinity Series, and the twenty-fifth driver to win a race in each of NASCAR's three national series.

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Aug 14, 2021
This is Where You’re Supposed To Be
00:02:37

“We all feel pulled. To do more. To go more places. To make more progress. We are dogged by the constant worry we’re in the wrong place, doing the wrong thing—or rather, there is some

where else, somewhere better that we could, that we should, be.”

Ryan explains why you must embrace the present moment. 

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Aug 13, 2021
What Are You Doing? | Make The Words Your Own
00:07:53

“We find ourselves baffled by our politicians. By our bosses. By our leaders. Why don’t they do something? Why can’t they just do the right thing? Why are they always putting profits over people? Why do they always hedge their bets?”

Ryan explains why you must practice this philosophy, not just talk about it, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 12, 2021
Venture Capitalist Brad Feld on How Nietzsche Empowers the Entrepreneur | This Must Be Done Daily
01:15:47

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Venture Capitalist and Author Brad Feld about his new book The Entrepreneur’s Weekly Nietzsche: A Book for Disruptors, the common misinterpretation of Nietzsche’s philosophy and life, why entrepreneurs have to focus attention inward toward self-improvement, and more. 

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Aug 11, 2021
Labels Make You Worse
00:02:39

“It’s an interesting fact. Not once in any of his writings or speeches, let alone Meditations, does Marcus Aurelius call himself a Stoic. Other people may have applied the label to him, but he never identified with it. Never saw the need. ”

Ryan discusses why you must take things as they are. 

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Aug 10, 2021
Why Are You Surprised? | What Little Wins Can You Find
00:08:32

“In June of 2001, Paul Wolfowitz, then U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, addressed the cadets at West Point. While the speech he gave was not itself a historical moment, one remark in it would go down in history. Because it was one of those quotes that history would, in retrospect, make particularly poignant, if not outright ironic.”

Ryan explains why you should never be caught unprepared, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 09, 2021
Seneca on Being
00:29:07

Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca writes about the ethereal nature of human existence, how time is constantly moving life forward, why we should take advantage of the time that we have here, and more. Go to tim.blog/seneca to get the PDF for free.

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Aug 08, 2021
Journalist Oliver Burkeman on Making the Most of the Time That We Have
01:10:05

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to journalist and author Oliver Burkeman about his new book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals which releases August 10th, practicing the Stoic concept of memento mori, facing the harsh state of the reality that surrounds us, and more. 

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Aug 07, 2021
You Have To Be Able To See Both Ways
00:02:30

“There’s no question Marcus Aurelius had a cynical eye. This was deliberate. He looked out over a feast and ignored the culinary temptations to notice “the dead body of a fish, this the dead body of a bird or pig.” He tried to strip things “of the legend that encrusts them” to get to the raw truth, and to conquer his appetites and his urges in the process.”

Ryan explains why you must take a hard look at the reality around you. 

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Aug 06, 2021
You Need To Police Your Side of the Street | Silence Is Strength
00:08:08

“There’s no question that there are extremists on both sides of any meaningful divide. That there are liars and frauds on both sides. That there are abuses on both sides. That both sides are preposterously wrong about things that are glaringly obvious to you, and frustratingly right about things that are not. This is true wherever you live, whatever issues you’re talking about. ”

Ryan explains why you should worry about your own problems before you worry about others, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 05, 2021
Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead on Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing | Think About This
01:27:52

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead about the cultural pillars of the Rams organization, making tough decisions under intense pressure, ignoring the short term incentives and the noise that comes along with his profession, and more.

Les Snead is an American football executive who is the general manager of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. Snead played tight end for Auburn from 1992-93 and was part of the Tigers’ perfect 11-0 team in 1993. He also earned Southeast Region Academic All-American honors during his college career. He is in his 10th season as general manager of the Rams. Prior to joining the Rams, Snead spent 13 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Snead is married to Kara Henderson Snead, a sports media personality. 

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Aug 04, 2021
If You Can Do This, Every Moment Will Be Wonderful
00:02:42

Ryan explains why you should meditate on your mortality.

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Aug 03, 2021
Important Things Are Simple | A Week Without Complaining
00:06:59

“It’s hard to be an academic who specializes in Stoicism. Because the philosophy is so complex? On the contrary. Stoicism is a difficult choice for tenure because it’s so simple. The Stoics say what they mean and they say it clearly.”

Ryan discusses the beauty of simplicity, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Aug 02, 2021
7 Life Changing Stoic Ideas That You Can Practice Daily
00:11:17

Stoicism is a practical philosophy, which means it is made to be PRACTICED. In this podcast, Ryan discusses 7 key ideas of Stoicism that will help you develop a daily practice and respond to challenging situations in your life. Stoicism provides exercises to help manage stress, excessive thought, anger, depression, worry,  and other destructive mindstates. Stoic practices can help develop a sense of inner peace and calm

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Aug 01, 2021
Author Clint Smith and the History We Decide to See
01:28:13

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to author and poet Clint Smith about his new book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery, the struggle to remove confederate monuments throughout the Southern United States, how to make sense of the absurd lies that have been generationally passed down since slavery was abolished, and more.

Clint Smith III is an American writer, poet and scholar. He is the author of Counting Descent, a 2017 poetry collection, and How the Word Is Passed which topped The New York Times Best Seller list in June 2021. Smith received a doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Jul 31, 2021
Not All Leaders Are Stoics, But All Stoics Are Leaders
00:04:11

“There was a famous exchange between the Stoic philosopher Musonius Rufus and the King of Syria. The king traveled to ask Musonius, ‘Is it appropriate for a leader to study philosophy?’”

Ryan explains why leaders must study philosophy and constantly be striving to get better.

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Jul 30, 2021
Now Is The Time To Be Kind | A Cure For The Self
00:07:45

“The thing about stress and stuggle is that it hardens us. It makes us turn inward. With more than expected on our plate we have less time, less patience, less sympathy for others.”

Ryan explains that the highest goal is not to be perfect but just to improve, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 29, 2021
Chris Bosh on the Pursuit of Greatness | Do You Make Others Better?
01:04:01

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to Chris Bosh about his new book Letters To A Young Athlete, how you never really “make it” in life, the importance of putting everything into what you do even when it’s tough, and more. This episode was originally recorded for a Barnes and Noble Virtual Event.

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Jul 28, 2021
Advice Without This is Worthless
00:02:36

“Why is stoicism worth listening to? Because it's battle tested. What good are theories about the world that are just that, theories. Philosophy from the ivory tower might be good for blowing minds, but as far as solving problems in the real world, much less. So even in Marcus Aurelius his day, there was a suspicion of pen and ink philosophers.”

Ryan explains why you must practice your philosophy not just talk about it.

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Jul 27, 2021
Leaders Are Made Not Born | Keeping “The News” In Check
00:12:05

“Marcus Aurelius did not come out of the womb a leader. Nor was he an emperor ‘by blood.’ In fact, when first told he was to be king, he wept--thinking of all the bad and failed kings of history.”

Ryan explains how becoming a great leader is a process, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 26, 2021
Finding Calm – Chapter 3 from Nancy Sherman’s “Stoic Wisdom”
01:14:20

Today’s episode of the podcast features an excerpt from Nancy Sherman’s Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience. Stoic Wisdom presents a compelling, modern Stoicism that teaches grit, resilience, and the importance of close relationships in addressing life's biggest and smallest challenges. A renowned expert in ancient and modern ethics, Sherman relates how Stoic methods of examining beliefs and perceptions can help us correct distortions in what we believe, see, and feel. 

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Jul 25, 2021
Journalist Edward-Isaac Dovere on the Soul of America
01:33:04

On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to journalist and author Edward-Isaac Dovere about his new book Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump, being courageous and fighting for what’s right, how to ignore the noise and focus on the things that truly matter, and more. 

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Jul 24, 2021
Don't Stuff Emotions Down
00:02:57

“The popular image of the Stoic is of the unfeeling beast. The tough person, gritting, gutting, it out. But this is wrong.”

Ryan explains why you must let yourself feel.

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Jul 23, 2021
Perfect Is Not The Goal | No One Has A Gun To Your Head
00:06:04

“In martial arts, the black belt is the highest level of the master. In religion, perhaps it’s the priest or even the saint. You can get a doctorate in philosophy, but that’s not really what the Stoics admired.”

Ryan explains that the highest goal is not to be perfect but just to improve, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 22, 2021
Author Phillip Barlag on Roman History’s Lessons for Modern Life | This is Where Your Temper Will Take You
01:23:40

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to author Phillip Barlag about the life and reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, the lessons that we can learn from Roman history, why Marcus Aurelius was selected by the emperor Hadrian, and more. 

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Jul 21, 2021
Keep Returning Home
00:02:28

“You’ve experienced it. Maybe it was after your first semester away at college. Maybe it was after a long trip or a year-long tour of duty. Maybe it’s every time you return to your childhood home for the holidays.”

Ryan explains how nature and life revolve around constant change.

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Jul 20, 2021
You Don’t Need To Be So Reachable | Practice Gentleness Instead of Anger
00:09:59

“Before telephones, before email, before the constant and instant forms of communication we all take for granted, mail was the lifeline of the world. When a mail ship would pull into port in Seneca’s time, anxious and eager citizens would rush to the shore so that they could tear open the letters that brought news and money and the answers to the questions they had sent.”

Ryan explains why Stillness is the key, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 19, 2021
10 Pieces of Life Changing Wisdom From the Stoics
00:17:06

On today’s episode, Ryan breaks down 10 pieces of life changing wisdom from the Stoics. Stoicism has never been a philosophy for school. It's been a philosophy for life. That’s why the Stoic writings are blunt. Straight to the point. They get in, make their point in as few words as possible, and get out of your way. 

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Jul 18, 2021
NFL Cornerback Jeff Okudah on Achieving Greatness
01:25:59

On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks to NFL cornerback Jeff Okudah about how to manage high expectations and criticism, how to recover from injury and over-training, why reading is so important and how books can change your life, and more. 

Jeff Okudah is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the NFL. He played college football at Ohio State, where he was named a unanimous All-American and a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award in 2019 before being selected by the Lions third overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Jul 17, 2021
Can You Handle This?
00:01:46

“You did the right thing. You said what you thought. You produced something valuable. Yet here you are, a day, a month, a decade later, somehow having it all flipped against you. You’re being criticized. You’re being attacked. You’re being made to look like something you’re not. It’s painful. It’s unfair.”

Ryan asks if you’re ready and willing to face what is to come.

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Jul 16, 2021
There's Two Ways To Go | Doing The Right Thing Is Enough
00:08:04

“As Caesar overwhelmed and destroyed the Roman Republic, the Romans had a choice. Neither choice was good, but it was all they had. They could allow it to happen or they could fight. They could ‘accept the bridle,’ as Plutarch put it, and with some humiliation, keep their estates and their status and their life...or they could fight, desperately, hopelessly, against overwhelming odds.”

Ryan explains why standing up for what matters is so important, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 15, 2021
Dave Asprey on Fasting and Optimizing Your Life | You Just Had A Scare
01:19:06

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to Dave Asprey about his new book Fast This Way, the benefits of intermittent fasting, how to optimize your life to maximize both physical and mental performance, and more. 

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Jul 14, 2021
Criticism is Loud, Respect is Quiet
00:02:59

“It can be easy to think you’re going down the wrong path, that you’re making a huge mistake, that nobody gets it, that you’re the only one. The reason for this is simple: We hear a lot more from the people who disagree with us than the people who agree with us.”

Ryan explains why and how you should tune everyone else’s opinion out.

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Jul 13, 2021
Do You Have A Heart for Any Fate? | Don’t Look For The Third Thing
00:10:16

“Yesterday is done, so there’s no worry there. But today? What will it bring? No one can say. Certainly no one can honestly promise you that it will be easy. Would you even listen to them if they did?”

Ryan explains why you must love everything that happens to you, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 12, 2021
4 Strategies For Achieving Calm In Troubled Times
00:21:02

On today’s episode, Ryan talks about four strategies he has for finding stillness in his life. Now, more than ever, we are being forced to recognize how complicated and stressful life can become. It is in times precisely like these that Stoicism is most powerful. The teachings of Stoic philosophy are a very helpful guide to achieve calm, even in the most troubled of times. 

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Jul 11, 2021
Brad Stone on the Rise of Amazon and Leading With Empathy
01:11:30

On today’s episode, Ryan talks to journalist and author Brad Stone about his new book Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire, the future implications of technology guided business practices, the moral tension that arises in the midst of large scale business growth, and more. 

Brad Stone is the author of four books, including 2014’s The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. He was previously a San Francisco-based correspondent for The New York Times and Newsweek. A graduate of Columbia University, he is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three daughters.

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Jul 10, 2021
How To Think About Money
00:02:28

“It’s interesting how infrequently money comes up in Meditations. Here was a guy who had incredible wealth, whose predecessors obsessed over it and found it to be a source of both pleasure and conflict, and yet in his private meditations, it hardly comes up at all.”

Ryan explains how a Stoic thinks about money.

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Jul 09, 2021
Not Just To Read, But To Read Critically | Stop Monkeying Around
00:08:23

“An illiterate world is not a good one, but a world where people unthinkingly believe and accept everything they read is not that much better. So it’s great that you’re reading—but are you reading critically?”

Ryan explains the importance of honing your reading practice, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 08, 2021
Paul Skallas on the Lindy Effect and Standing the Test of Time | 'Normal' is the Enemy
01:20:37

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Paul Skallas about the Lindy Effect, why certain works stand the test of time and how to replicate them, how to order your life according to the Lindy Effect, and more.

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Jul 07, 2021
Here's How To Be Right
00:02:36

“It must have been hard to be as smart as someone like Marcus Aurelius or Seneca. They had the best tutors. They had quick minds. And then, as now, they were surrounded by people who were misinformed, often aggressively and arrogantly so. A feeling of condescension must have always been there. Their positions of power must have made it tempting to win arguments by force or authority as well.”

Ryan explains why you should do your job without any sense of superiority. 

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Jul 06, 2021
Freedom to Do What? | Protect Your Own Good
00:08:07

“Yesterday was July 4th, which as most of you know, is a day that marks the celebration of the declaration of independence for the newly formed United States. That idea of freedom is an important one and there’s no question that the founding of America was a step forward in the march for freedom across the world (though by no means a complete one).”

Ryan asks you to reflect on what freedom means, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 05, 2021
This Work Must Continue
00:23:34

“Today is the 4th of July. It’s the celebration of the American Declaration of independence, which was signed on this date in 1776. There’s no question that document—inspired as it was by ideas from the Stoics—was an essential one. As we have talked about before, it asserted man’s inalienable rights and began a great experiment in human liberty and equality under the law that was, and continues to be, unparalleled in history. 

But it is important that today, and on all days, we do not mistake July 4th or the Declaration’s signing as the accomplishment we should be celebrating.” 

Ryan discusses the meaning of the 4th of July, and the work we all must do to make sure that its promised freedom is one day fulfilled for all of us.

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Jul 04, 2021
Classics Scholar Dr. Anika Prather on Healing the Present by Studying the Past
01:20:37

On today’s episode, Ryan talks to Classics Scholar Dr. Anika Prather about the bridge that books can create between diverse cultures, why it’s so important to continue teaching the Classics in Universities, how to properly educate young people about racial inequality, and more. 

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Jul 03, 2021
Existence is What You Choose To See
00:02:53

“What is the human condition? Marcus Aurelius says that life is just ‘marrying, raising children, getting sick, dying, waging war, throwing parties, doing business, arming, flattering, boating, distrusting, hoping others will die, complaining about their own lives, falling in love, putting away money, seeking high office and power.’”

Ryan explains how your perspective shapes the world around you.

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Jul 02, 2021
The Old Way Is Not Always Better | Do Your Job
00:09:03

“People are frustrating. They fall short. They fail us. They do something that surprises or disappoints you. But before you get angry, you have to remember: Everyone is going through something. Sometimes people are going through things and even they don’t know it.”

Ryan explains why you have to think about other peoples troubles, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jul 01, 2021
Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson on Developing Confidence and Finding Purpose | You Never Know What Someone is Going Through
01:15:11

Ryan reads today’s meditation and speaks with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson about their book The Self-Driven Child which they wrote to help parents and educators nurture a sense of agency and purpose in children, how to define and give your best effort in all of the things that you do, the difference between a healthy drive for excellence and having enough, and more.

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Jun 30, 2021
Try To Stay in the Bubble
00:02:40

“To fight the pandemic, we engaged in what you might call the largest forced lifestyle experiment in human history. We traveled less. We ate out less. We tightened our social circles. We spent more time at home. We stayed in at night with our family, instead of going out.”

Ryan explains why we should come out of the pandemic stronger than we were before.

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Jun 29, 2021
This Will Be Your Undoing… If You Can’t Stop | What’s In Your Way Is the Way
00:09:41

“There is one thing at the root of the downfall of so many powerful people. There was Xerxes, enraged at the imprudence of the Greeks, whose anger drove him to overreach and underestimate his foe. There was Nixon, ranting and raving about his enemies, authorizing retaliation that he would come to regret, saying things on tape that would drive him from office.”

Ryan explains why anger is what you must get under control, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 28, 2021
7 Stoic Productivity Strategies That Will Change Your Life
00:15:24

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In this video, Ryan Holiday outlines 7 Stoic strategies that have helped him write and publish 10 books in 10 years. The Stoics don't encourage shortcuts but they do offer real advice that can help you overcome resistance every single day.

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Jun 27, 2021
Kate Fagan on the Perspective Shifting Reality of Death
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On today’s podcast, Ryan talks to author Kate Fagan about her new book All the Colors Came Out: A Father, a Daughter, and a Lifetime of Lessons, her reflections on the bond that she shared with her father and his difficult fight with ALS, the controversial issue of transgender athletes, and more.

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Other books mentioned in the show: Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther

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Jun 26, 2021
What's The Alternative?
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“All around you see things you don’t like. Bad people getting away with stuff. The wrong incentives being offered, sending trends off in an alarming direction. Perhaps you’re worried about cancel culture or the rise of illiberalism. Maybe it’s corruption or systemic injustice. Maybe it’s apathy, indifference or stupidity.”

Ryan explains why you can never put off of being a better person.

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Jun 25, 2021
The Present Is All There Is | The Truly Educated Aren’t Quarrelsome
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“There’s a constant internal tension within Meditations—between urgency and patience, contemplation and action, focusing in and zooming out. Marcus tells us to forget the future, on the one hand, then to contemplate infinite time on the other hand. At first glance, it can feel like there’s a dissonance there. A contradiction. But the purpose of these seemingly divergent exercises is the same: presence and the present.”

Ryan explains why you have to embrace this moment, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 24, 2021
Classics Scholar Shadi Bartsch on What Ancient Texts Reveal About Modern Life | This Is Making You Who You Are
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Ryan read today’s meditation and talks to Classics scholar and professor Shadi Bartsch about Seneca’s contradictory service to the emperor Nero, why the classics are still relevant and important in modern society, how to use ancient texts as a way to reflect and think critically about oneself, culture, and politics, her translation of Virgil's The Aeneid, and more. 

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Jun 23, 2021
Don't Complain, Respond!
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“We live in a time when people who hear opinions they dislike think they can demand those opinions be unsaid or never repeated. How dare you criticize _______! Why did you have to go and get all political? You’ve offended me. You’re wrong! Shut up! Unfollow!”

Ryan explains how you should respond when faced with differences of opinion.

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Jun 22, 2021
You Can’t Let People Puff You Up | Take A Walk
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“As it is today, so it was in Rome. People have always tried to tell other people what they want to hear. Yeah, you’re doing great. Have you lost weight? I love your new haircut, boss. As a species, humans are quite good at obsequious flattering. That’s one of the things social media has harnessed: Our endless capacity for receiving and giving. We can fish for compliments and easily catch them as well. I am doing something special. Look at how many people liked my post!”

Ryan reminds you why you must stay humble to get better, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Jun 21, 2021
Marcus Aurelius' Most Important Education Came From This Man
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On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks about Marcus Aurelius’ step-father Antoninus Pius and the effect he had on his philosophy. Antoninus was held up as an example of all the things Marcus hoped to be in his life. In this video, Ryan Holiday talks about the importance of mentorship and modeling as a parent and a Stoic.

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Jun 20, 2021
Malcolm Gladwell on Running, Writing, and Storytelling
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On today’s episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to Malcolm Gladwell about his new book The Bomber Mafia which is an exploration of how technology and good intentions collided in the heat of the second world war, their mutual love of endurance sports, the critical infrastructure that surrounds art and culture, and more. 

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Jun 19, 2021
What Did You Learn?
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“There’s no question that the last year and a half has been tragic. Millions of people have perished in a merciless pandemic, millions more are still dealing with the consequences. Businesses were destroyed. Jobs were lost that will never come back. Relationships were subjected to unimaginable strain. Institutions were stretched to their breaking points.”

Ryan explains the importance of learning from experience, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 18, 2021
Your Perspective Is Everything | Offense or Defense?
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“Is your house dirty or just well-played in? Are you struggling or growing stronger through resistance training? Are you poor or unburdened? Are you rich or temporarily blessed?”

Ryan explains why the way you view things can change how you respond to them, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 17, 2021
Ultramarathon Runner Dean Karnazes on the Virtue of Self-Discipline | And Now We Do What Is Necessary
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Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to Ultramarathon runner and author Dean Karnazes about his new book A Runner's High: My Life in Motion, his fascination with how far the human body can be pushed, finding the balance between pushing yourself and reaching your limits, the relation between writing and endurance sports, and more. 

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Jun 16, 2021
You Just Have To Accept It
00:02:39

“When the pandemic hit—as with all sudden or unexpected life events—people responded in myriad different ways. Some people denied it. Some people hoped to be exempted from it. Other people cowered in fear of it. As you likely saw among your own peer group, none of these responses were particularly effective.”

Ryan explains why you must always stare unflinchingly at reality, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 15, 2021
There’s Only One Path To Greatness | Try the Other Handle
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“Thirteen years before Marcus Aurelius would be old enough to legally hold any public post, Hadrian decided something extraordinary: he was going to make Marcus Aurelius the emperor of Rome. What was it that Hadrian saw in this young boy?”

Ryan discusses the importance of reading, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 14, 2021
10 Pieces of Life Changing Wisdom From the Stoics
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Jun 13, 2021
Holocaust Survivor Dr. Edith Eger on the Gift of Forgiveness
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On today’s special episode of the podcast, Ryan talks to Dr. Edith Eger about her book The Choice: Embrace the Possible  which details her time at the Auschwitz concentration camp, the importance of feeling traumatic experiences in an effort to heal them, how suffering should lead us to strength rather than victimization, why forgiveness is a gift that you must choose to give to yourself, and more. 

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Jun 12, 2021
Don't Escape It. Create It.
00:03:20

“Escapism is tempting...but dangerous. We think, when frenzied or fraught, an exotic getaway will be the cure. But inevitably, the rush of travel wears off and the pretty pictures fade from your phone’s “recent” album.”

Ryan explains why you should create the future that you really want, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 11, 2021
There Is Always Something Else Going On | You Can Do It
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“One of the things you figure out quickly with kids, and as we’ve talked about a bunch over on our Daily Dad email and podcast, is that there is always a reason they’re behaving a certain way. Your kid is acting crazy because they’re tired. They’re having a meltdown because actually they’re starting to get sick. Bedtime isn’t happening because naptime got skipped. They’re biting because they’ve been ignored and they know this will get a reaction.”

Ryan explains how most people are trying their best, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 10, 2021
A.J. Daulerio on Recovery and Finding Peace With Stoicism | What Can You Get For Free?
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Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to writer and blogger A.J. Daulerio about his involvement in the famous Hulk Hogan and Gawker lawsuit, his journey to recovery and making peace with his past, how he came to study Stoic philosophy, and more.

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Jun 09, 2021
Avoid This Sickness | Role Models
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“Nobody wants to get sick. We don’t want food poisoning. We don’t want the flu. We don’t want COVID-19. This is why we protect our immune system, wash our hands, take care of ourselves. Good. Health is important. But what about, as the great Phoebe Bridgers put it, emotional motion sickness?”

Ryan explains why you should build up your emotional resilience, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 08, 2021
If You’re Going To Make Something, Make It Beautiful
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“Fifty years after he helped his father build a fence around their house in Mountain View, Steve Jobs took his biographer Walter Isaacson to see it. Jobs skimmed his hand along one of the fence panels and told Isaacson the lesson his father instilled in him that day all those years ago.”

Ryan explains why beauty goes beyond the surface level, and launches the new premium leather edition of The Obstacle Is The Way, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 07, 2021
Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato - Ch. 1
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Today’s episode is an excerpt from Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni. This chapter deals with the early life of Cato, how he survived in a Roman culture that viciously tested the toughness of newborns, how his predilection for justice was formed at a young age and he was destined to clash with the empire, and more.

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Jun 06, 2021
Luke Burgis on Mimetic Desire and Getting What You Want in Life
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On today’s episode Ryan talks to author Luke Burgis about his new book Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life, the philosophy of French polymath René Girard, getting to the truth of what you should want in life, and more.

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Jun 05, 2021
These Things Don’t Care
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“The virus doesn’t care. It doesn’t care that you were just about to open your first retail shop. It doesn’t care that you love visiting your grandmother. It doesn’t care that you recently finished chemotherapy. It doesn’t care about the collateral damage. It doesn’t care about your theories or your political beliefs. It doesn’t care about anything.”

Ryan discusses how indifferent external events are to our wants and needs, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 04, 2021
This Is What You Replace Anger With | It Is Well to Be Flexible
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“The Stoics weren’t robots. It wasn’t that they stuffed things down, or that they didn’t feel anything. How could that have been true? They were husbands and fathers, wives and daughters. They wrote beautiful works of art. They took principled stands. They told jokes. They worked hard and they sacrificed.”

Ryan explains what you should replace anger with, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 03, 2021
Chris Bosh on Embracing the Process and Staying Present | This Cannot Be Allowed To Happen
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Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to Chris Bosh about his new book Letters To A Young Athlete, what he learned winning multiple NBA Championships, the importance of having a diverse range of interests, learning to live in the moment, and more. 

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Jun 02, 2021
Take The Interior Voyage
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“Have you ever noticed that we often refer to Marcus Aurelius just as Marcus? You likely read those references without breaking stride. Because you, like us, feel connected to Marcus. So much so that there’s a vivid picture of him painted in your head. So much so that you could describe Marcus more thoroughly than you can most co-workers, or clients, or friends, even. Isn’t it incredible to feel like you’re on a first name basis with a Roman Emperor who lived more than two thousand years ago?”

Ryan explains the importance of journaling, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jun 01, 2021
To What Do You Pledge Your Honor? | The View from Above
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“As the Founders signed the Declaration of Independence, they knew that this wasn’t some painless petition. This wasn’t some minor political stand. No, they knew, as they wrote, they were mutually pledging their “life, fortune, and sacred honor.” It was a cause they were willing to give everything for—even die for.”

Ryan challenges you to question where your honor lies, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 31, 2021
Seneca on Philosophy and Friendship
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Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca writes about overcoming troubles without being affected by them, what true friendship really is, how we should value friendship, and more. Go to tim.blog/seneca to get the PDF for free.

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May 30, 2021
Charlie Mackesy on the Creative Process and Finding Enough
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On today’s episode, Ryan talks to author Charlie Mackesy about his #1 New York Times bestselling book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, the process of writing and creating the book, how beautiful and rare it is to find contentment, and more.

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May 29, 2021
This Reminder Hurts, But We Need It
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“At the height of his powers, King Pyrrhus was killed by a roof tile, thrown by an old woman, as he conquered another city. In 1967, Harold Holt, the prime minister of Australia, went out for a swim in the ocean and simply never came back.”

Ryan reminds you of the inevitable fact of your mortality, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 28, 2021
What You Need To Know About Most People | Sweat the Small Stuff
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“It’s true. As Marcus Aurelius reminded himself, today you will meet jealous people. Selfish people. Mean people. Shameless people. Even stupid people.”

Ryan discusses how we should view the vast majority of people, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 27, 2021
Author Candice Millard on the Moments that Define Great Leaders | You Have To Get To The Outside
01:06:22

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to author and biographer Candice Millard about her books The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, how we can relate to and learn from the great leaders of history, why you should compete with yourself and root for everyone else, and more.

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May 26, 2021
Those Who Read Little, Know Little
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“Was there a Stoic who didn’t love reading? It’d be hard to name one. The last thing Cato did before he died was read.”

Ryan explains why reading is so important, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 25, 2021
This Is Why It's So Hard | Practice True Joy
00:10:03

“Everyone has trouble admitting they were wrong, including Marcus Aurelius. Yes, he writes glibly in Meditations about how he’s glad to be corrected, but why do you think he wrote that? Because it wasn’t natural. He was reminding himself...probably right after he caught himself failing to admit an error.”

Ryan discusses why it’s dangerous to confuse what we do with who we are, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 24, 2021
Navy SEAL Brandon Webb on Autonomy and Radicalization in America
00:38:33

Today’s episode is a partial interview with combat-decorated Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb. Ryan and Brandon talk about his new thriller series Steel Fear which follows the US navy’s first serial killer, the idea of autonomy over making a certain amount of money or reaching a certain level of success, and the radicalization of the American nation and how it is viewed from a military perspective.

Brandon Webb is a combat–decorated Navy SEAL sniper turned entrepreneur who has built two brands (SOFREP Media and Crate Club), into an eight–figure business. As a U.S. Navy Chief he was head instructor at the Navy SEAL sniper school, which produced some of America’s most legendary snipers.

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May 23, 2021
Sebastian Junger on the Wonder of Existence and the Complexity of Freedom
01:08:42

On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks to author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger about his new book Freedom which details his 400 mile journey along the railroad lines of the American East Coast, the unforeseen consequences of fighting for freedom, how the fragility of life reveals a wonderment at existence, and more. 

Sebastian Junger is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and Tribe.  As an award-winning journalist, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a special correspondent at ABC News, he has covered major international news stories around the world. Junger is also a documentary filmmaker whose debut film "Restrepo" was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. 

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May 22, 2021
Why You Should Never Borrow Unhappiness
00:03:00

“Some time around the year 64 AD, Seneca’s friend Lucilius sent him a letter. Lucilius was nervous about an ongoing lawsuit. We’re not sure what the suit was over, but we know that it was a serious case and that Lucilius had made himself anxious about the outcome and had written to Seneca for some advice.”

Ryan explains why you should always be prepared for what could go wrong, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 21, 2021
We’ve Been Tested. Did You Pass? | Quality Over Quantity
00:08:34

“The last half-decade has tested us in many ways. A pandemic. Corresponding outbreaks of conspiracy theories and magical thinking. A booming economy...then a collapsing one. Civil unrest. Illiberalism. The passions of the mob. Authoritarian leaders. Natural disasters. Slow-moving crises.”

Ryan asks you to think about how you’ve faced modern trials, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 20, 2021
Cal Newport on Knowledge Work and Effective Communication | Don't Be Satisfied With This
01:23:28

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Cal Newport about his new book A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload, how knowledge workers can improve their efficiency and gain autonomy, why effective communication is so important, and more. 

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May 19, 2021
Are You High or Low?
00:03:51

“Even in the ancient world, the classics scholar (and recent podcast guest) Robin Waterfield says, there was a distinction between high philosophy and low philosophy. Which was better?”

Ryan explains the difference in high and low philosophy, and relaunches Stoicism 101: Ancient Philosophy For Your Actual Life, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 18, 2021
It Is What It Is | Count Your Blessings
00:08:00

“There are a lot of things that oppose us in this life. Starting with gravity, we are held down by so many things: other people, bad luck, unfavorable odds, and god knows what else. We struggle to get ahead. We struggle to realize our potential. We run into so many obstacles.”

Ryan discusses you must face reality with boldness, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 17, 2021
8 Stoic Tips For Spending Less Time On Your Phone
00:15:43

On today’s episode, Ryan talks about what Stoicism can teach you about managing your phone use.

If Marcus Aurelius was alive today, he would use a phone too. But he would be thinking about how to get the benefits from the technology without all the downsides. Try these strategies out if you're trying to spend less time on your phone. Some of them are easy. Others are tougher, and you’ll probably think some of them are nuts. Maybe they are. But they work.

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May 16, 2021
Daniel Barkhuff on Restoring the 4 Stoic Virtues to Leadership
01:27:04

On today’s episode Ryan talks to Daniel Barkhuff about his path to the Naval academy and becoming a Navy SEAL, our individual obligation to each other and to serving the common good, Admiral Stockdale and restoring the 4 Stoic virtues to leadership, and more.

Daniel Barkhuff is the president and treasurer of Veterans for Responsible Leadership. He attended the United States Naval Academy and served 7 years on active duty as a member of Naval Special Warfare and completed multiple combat tours. Upon leaving active duty he attended Harvard Medical School and is now a faculty member and Emergency Medicine doctor at the University of Vermont, and the father of three small girls.

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May 15, 2021
You Have To Find The Good In People Pt. II
00:03:40

“It’s not telling you anything new to point out that there will be obnoxious, flawed, annoying, awful idiots that you will come across today, and every day. There are selfish drivers and internet trolls. There is the contractor who you will catch trying to rip you off. There is that politician who just cannot seem to understand that this isn’t about them, that they work for us. These people exist, and that’s unfortunate.”

Ryan explains how to apply your training to an everyday problem, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 14, 2021
How Will You Measure Your Life? | Fueling the Habit Bonfire
00:07:30

“Of people who rise to positions of power, there are two types. Those who think they can do it alone and those who know that that is insane.”

Ryan explains where the true value in life lies, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 13, 2021
Author Nancy Sherman on Building Resilience and Living Well | What Are You Making Up About This? That’s The Question.
01:25:52

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author Nancy Sherman about her new book Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience, using Stoicism to work through emotional trauma rather than repress it, her experience teaching Stoic philosophy to the armed forces, and more. 

Nancy Sherman is a New York Times Notable Author. She has written several books on Stoicism including Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind. She has also written over 60 articles in the area of ethics, military ethics, the history of moral philosophy, ancient ethics, the emotions, moral psychology, and psychoanalysis. She is the Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.

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May 12, 2021
Beware The Little Things
00:04:34

“It can be easy to make an excuse. Oh, it’s just a bad habit. Oh, it doesn’t matter. It’s also easy to think you’ve got this life thing handled—because you’ve survived some big adversity in your time. In truth, we are all vulnerable. To our habits. To unexpected weaknesses.”

Ryan explains why small steps are no small thing, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 11, 2021
There Are No Banned Books | We Are a Product of Our Habits
00:09:17

“One way to get a sense of how powerful something is is how scared people are of it. Why have governments gone to such trouble to ban various books over the years? Why do people try to censor things they disagree with? Because they’re scared of meeting ideas on an open playing field.”

Ryan explains the powerful impact that books have on culture, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 10, 2021
Amazon Kindle Author Fishbowl – Ryan Holiday on The Boy Who Would Be King
01:08:41

Today’s episode is an interview with Amazon Author Fishbowl hosted by Jason Yoong for Ryan’s newest book The Boy Who Would Be King. They talk about Ryan’s writing process, how the book came together over the last year, Stoicism as a practical philosophy for day to day life, and more.

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May 09, 2021
Greg McKeown on Doing Less and Getting More
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May 08, 2021
You Need to Arm Yourself With These Weapons
00:03:09

“In Greek mythology, characters go through katabasis—or “a going down.” Something forces them to retreat, to experience a breaking point, or in some cases literally descend into the underworld. When they emerge, it’s with heightened knowledge and understanding. These moments are painful but essential. “Although to be driven back upon oneself,” Joan Didion once wrote, “is an uneasy affair at best...it seems to me now the one condition necessary.” ”

Ryan discusses how to defend yourself from what life throws at you, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 07, 2021
Before You Go Anywhere, Remember This | Righteousness Is Beautiful
00:07:48

“The people on your flight tomorrow will be slow and rude. They will recline their seats into you. They will clog the aisles. They will watch videos on their phone without earbuds in. They will fight you for the armrests, even though they obviously belong to the person in the middle seat. They will take too long in the bathroom. And they will do ungodly things in there while they’re at it. They will take forever to deplane; they will not care that half the plane have connections to make.”

Ryan discusses what is in your control, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 06, 2021
Jessica Lahey on Self-Efficacy and the Virtue of Temperance | Whatever Will Be Will Be
01:12:52

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to Jessica Lahey about her new book The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, how a Stoic should measure their success, the discovery of our genetic predisposition to addiction, and more.

Jessica Lahey is the New York Times bestselling author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She has written for The New York Times and The Atlantic and has taught middle and high school for over a decade. 

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May 05, 2021
Life Is Too Short To Rush Through
00:02:36

“You look around and you see people rushing everywhere. Rushing through traffic. Rushing to get their kids down to bed. No time to talk. No time to sit. There is too much to do. There is somewhere to go, and the faster the better.”

Ryan explains why this moment is so important, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 04, 2021
This is the Mindset For Life | Show, Don’t Tell
00:08:39

“You clean and then it gets dirty. You do the dishes and then five minutes later, the sink is full again. You made it through your inbox in the morning and by the time late afternoon strikes, you’re already digging yourself out again.”

Ryan explains the nature of continual change, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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May 03, 2021
Quintilian on How to Tell a Joke
00:17:27

Today’s episode features a section from Michael Fontaine’s How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor part of Princeton University Press's Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers series. How to Tell a Joke is a modern translation and collection of Cicero and Quintilian’s timeless advice about how to use humor to win over any audience.

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May 02, 2021
Classics Scholar Robin Waterfield on Translating Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations - Pt.2
01:07:31

On today’s episode, Ryan talks to Robin Waterfield about his new annotated translation of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, the art of translating ancient texts, the key Stoic concepts that Marcus writes about in Meditations, and more.

Robin Waterfield is a British classical scholar, translator, and editor, specializing in Ancient Greek philosophy. He studied Classics at Manchester University and went on to research ancient Greek philosophy at King's College, Cambridge. He lives in Greece.

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May 01, 2021
The More You Learn, The Less You Know
00:04:40

“It’s wonderful that you are so committed to this philosophy that you get these emails, and you have read these books. You probably know more about Stoicism than most people alive, and probably more than most people who have ever lived (being that most people knew nothing). You certainly know more today than you did yesterday or a year ago.”

Ryan explains the paradox that you come across as you gain more knowledge, and launches the new Stoicism 101 course, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 30, 2021
Enjoy It While You Have It, Don’t Miss It When You Don’t | Washing Away the Dust of Life
00:09:41

“The thing about most things we label as “bad” is that they aren’t. They just are. A virus isn’t evil. An economic depression isn’t malicious. They are unfeeling, indifferent, inhuman events. Their impact on humans, unfortunately, is not quite so neutral, but the fact remains: They are things that just are.”

Ryan explains how a Stoic views external events, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 29, 2021
Classics Scholar Robin Waterfield on Translating Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations - Pt.1 | There’s Only One Path To Greatness
01:03:40

Ryan reads today’s Daily Stoic meditation and talks to Robin Waterfield about his new annotated translation of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, the historical accuracy of the critical moments that shaped Marcus’s life, the difference between high and low philosophy, and more.

Robin Waterfield is a British classical scholar, translator, and editor, specializing in Ancient Greek philosophy. He studied Classics at Manchester University and went on to research ancient Greek philosophy at King's College, Cambridge. He lives in Greece.

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Apr 28, 2021
Life is School. School Is For Life
00:06:37

“Late in his reign, a friend stopped Marcus Aurelius as he was leaving the palace, carrying a stack of books. Finding this to be a surprising sight, the man asked where Marcus was going. He was off to attend a lecture on Stoicism, he said, for ‘learning is a good thing, even for one who is growing old. From Sextus the philosopher I shall learn what I do not yet know.’”

Ryan explains why you must always be learning, and launches the new Stoicism 101 course, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 27, 2021
Your Shoulders Are Made of Ivory | The Freedom of Contempt
00:09:56

“Marcus was like us. He wasn’t naturally extraordinary. He wasn’t born to greatness. His destiny was not pre-ordained. So how did it happen? How are we here today—what would have been his 1900th birthday—still talking about him?”

Ryan remembers Marcus Aurelius on his 1900th birthday, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 26, 2021
Sextus Empiricus on How to Keep an Open Mind
00:31:03

Today’s episode is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Bett’s How to Keep an Open Mind: An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic published by Princeton University Press. How to Keep an Open Mind is a part of the Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers series and is a collection of Sextus Empiricus’ writings about how ancient skepticism can help you attain tranquility by learning to suspend judgment.

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Apr 25, 2021
YouTubers Sam and Colby on Fame and Practicing Memento Mori
01:08:08

On today’s episode, Ryan talks to YouTube duo Sam & Colby about the early days of their career, finding peace in the practice of memento mori, what they’ve learned making haunted and ghost story videos, and more.

Sam Golbach and Colby Brock are an American YouTube exploration and comedy duo. They first started making videos on Vine where they had over 1.6 million followers before the app shut down in 2016. After creating their YouTube channel in 2014 they have amassed over 4 million subscribers and continue to create haunted, exploration videos.

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Apr 24, 2021
Have You Ever Had A Motionless Moment?
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“We are so busy. We think we’re supposed to be. We think that’s how we get better. We think that moving is the only way to move forward.”

Ryan discusses why you must strive for moments of stillness, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 23, 2021
This Is How To Treat Your Brain | The Marks of a Rational Person
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“On the one hand, the Stoics were big believers in the power of reason. They believed we were rational creatures, capable of thinking away through all the distractions and impulses and biases of the mind and body. On the other hand, they knew that people were crazy—that our mind, our thoughts were hardly infallible and didn’t always have our best interests at heart. ”

Ryan explains the difference between the brain and the mind, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 22, 2021
Michael Gervais on the Path to Excellence | You Have To Wrestle With This
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Ryan reads today's Daily Stoic meditation and talks to sport psychologist and entrepreneur Dr. Michael Gervais about his work in elite performance, the practical path to excellence, how to find purpose and meaning in your life, and more.

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Apr 21, 2021
You Don't Need Everyone, Just More
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“It’d be wonderful if we could get everyone on board. If evidence and data and civic duty convinced people to do the right thing, the smart thing, the selfless thing. It feels like we’re living through a unique era for this kind of dissonance and denialism, but the reality is that since even before Marcus Aurelius' time, getting everyone on board for the right thing has been impossible.”

Ryan explains why you can’t expect everyone to do the right thing, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 20, 2021
This Is The Only Acceptable Form of Anger | Impulse Control
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 “There is an expression popular amongst basketball coaches. A coach doesn’t “get” a technical foul, they take one. If you’ve ever watched Gregg Popovich coach, you’ve seen it. When his team isn’t playing with enough passion, when the refs are getting complacent, when the crowd needs to be fired up, or when he’s just plain tired of watching his team not do what they’re supposed to be, he’ll pick a call to get angry about and take a technical foul. Sometimes he’ll even say to his assistant coach right beforehand, “You’re going to have to coach the rest of this game,” and then he’ll keep yelling until he gets a second technical and has to head back into the locker room.”

Ryan discusses the practical use of an otherwise destructive emotion, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 19, 2021
Life Is About What We Can Do For Each Other
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“Why are we here? It’s an impossible question to answer, I suppose. Of course, on a fundamental evolutionary level, we’re here to pass along our genes. This is why we strive for success. This is why we lust for sex. This is what keeps the species going. But equally encoded in that evolutionary software and in our culture is another purpose, another less selfish drive: The drive for meaning. Merely to subsist, to persist—what kind of existence is that?”

Ryan reads his recent article about the responsibility of service that life demands from us all.

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Apr 18, 2021
Admiral James Stavridis on James Stockdale and the Voyage of Character
00:58:06

On today’s podcast, Ryan talks to Admiral James Stavridis about the voyage of character as detailed in his book Sailing True North, his friendship with the modern day Stoic James Stockdale, the urgency of educating yourself through books and reading, and more. 

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Apr 17, 2021
It All Turns on Concentration
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“We often think that greatness is a synonym for brilliance. That great leadership is all about magnetism and communication. For which we need vision and boldness, allies and luck. And of course, to be successful in any field, but particularly in leadership, all of those things are true. But we also need something far simpler that is yet even more rare.”

Ryan explains why everything hinges on your ability to do this one thing, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 16, 2021
You Are Not Alone | Pay Your Taxes
00:09:22

“Sometimes it can feel like you’re a solitary warrior. Certainly Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations reads like that at times. He feels like the last honest man. The last good man. The only one keeping the faith.”

Ryan explains the struggle that we all share, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 15, 2021
Author Bonnie Tsui on the Wonders of Water | Pressure, Like Power, Reveals
01:12:07

Ryan reads today's Daily Stoic email and talks to author Bonnie Tsui about her new memoir, Why We Swim, their mutual adoration of swimming, how physical exercise can be a catalyst for creative thinking, the philosophical benefits of spending time in the water, and more. Her newest piece, The Uncertain Sea, is available now on Scribd.

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Apr 14, 2021
Not Who’s Right, What’s Right
00:02:21

“You have your views. You have your side of things. You have the team you’re on, the group you belong to. So instinctually, naturally, you default there. You started out making your argument, believing that things should go this way or that way, so what are you gonna do? Just give in? You’re going to let them win? How Stoic is that?”

Ryan discusses the important distinction between facts and feelings, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 13, 2021
You Can—No, You Should—Forget About This. | Test Your Impressions
00:08:51

“You’ve been wronged. Someone let you down. Something didn’t go your way. This person stole from you. That one lied to you. She betrayed you. He insulted you right to your face. The surefire deal fell through. Your most lucrative client decided to go with another vendor. Your dream girl found somebody else.”

Ryan explains why the art of letting go is essential to success, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 12, 2021
Cicero on How to Tell a Joke
00:17:09

Today’s episode features a section from Michael Fontaine’s How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor published by Princeton University Press and HighBridge audio, a division of Recorded Books. How to Tell a Joke is a modern translation and collection of Cicero and Quintilian’s timeless advice about how to use humor to win over any audience.

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Apr 11, 2021
Charles & Chase Koch on the Power of Principles
01:27:19

On today’s podcast, Ryan talks to Charles and Chase Koch about challenging assumptions and leaning on first principles, the advantages of a bottom-up approach as detailed in Charles’ new book Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World, how to make a difference by working together locally, their philanthropic organization Stand Together, and more. 

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Apr 10, 2021
Remember: Little Things Are Not Small
00:02:09

“George Washington’s favorite saying was “many mickles make a muckle.” It was an old Scottish proverb that illustrates a truth we all know: things add up. Even little ones.”

Ryan discusses why small things make a big impact, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 09, 2021
But What Will We Do IF? | The Cost of Accepting Counterfeits
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“A few days ago we talked about this paralyzing fear—the “preemptive whataboutism” that holds people back from doing the right thing. It’s why we don’t speak up about somebody on our side. Why we won’t take that career risk. Why we don’t see enough real leadership.”

Ryan explains why you can't let the concept of the future disturb you, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 08, 2021
Arthur Brooks on Stoicism vs. Epicureanism | You Don’t Know What’s Going On With People
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Ryan reads today's Daily Stoic email and talks to Arthur Brooks about the differences and similarities in Stoicism and Epicureanism, the obligation we have to each other as human beings, the importance of virtue in modern society, and more.

Arthur C. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. Brooks is the author of 11 books, including the national bestsellers Love Your Enemies (2019) and The Conservative Heart (2015). He is a columnist for The Atlantic and host of the podcast The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks.

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Apr 07, 2021
Who Are You Studying Under?
00:04:22

“It’s interesting to think of the Stoics, from Marcus Aurelius to Zeno, reaching back through the centuries like links in a chain (from Z to A no less!).”

Ryan explains the importance of choosing who you learn from, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 06, 2021
Better Days Will Shine Through | What Can Go Wrong… Might
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“Imagine you are Seneca and tuberculosis has claimed ten years of your life in convalescence. Imagine you are Seneca and after climbing to the top of Roman life, you were cruelly exiled to some rock in the middle of nowhere.”

Ryan explains how Fortune behaves as she pleases–what she gives she takes away, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Apr 05, 2021
Today is a Day of Rebirth | A Day in the Life of a Stoic
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On today’s special episode of the podcast, Ryan describes the universal message of redemption that can be found in the story of Jesus Christ’s execution. He also takes us through a typical day and what he does to keep balance and clarity as he goes through his day according to Stoic philosophy. 

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Apr 04, 2021
Lt. General H.R. McMaster on Strategic Empathy and Seneca’s Contradiction
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On today’s episode, Ryan talks to Lt. General H.R. McMaster about why leaders must study history and philosophy, his book Dereliction of Duty about the controversial Vietnam war, Seneca’s complicated service for the emperor Nero, and more.

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Apr 03, 2021
If You’re Not Feeling This, You’re Doing It Wrong
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