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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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You Can’t Resent Them | What Little Wins Can You Find
00:08:55

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Aug 08, 2022
You Can’t Resent Them | What Little Wins Can You Find
00:08:55

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Aug 08, 2022
Aristotle on How to Tell Story
00:21:23

Today’s episode features an excerpt from How to Tell a Story: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Storytelling for Writers and Readers translated by Philip Freeman as part of Princeton University Press’s Anient Wisdom For Modern Readers series.

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Aug 07, 2022
John Barry on the Great Influenza and the Value of Truth
01:09:57

Ryan talks to John M. Barry about the similarities between the public reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 1918 pandemic, the importance of telling the truth, serving the common good, and more.

John M. Barry, the prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author whose books have won multiple awards, His books The Great Influenza: the story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History and Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America have involved John in high-level policy-making regarding flood protection, pandemic preparedness, resilience, and risk communication. A keynote speaker at such varied events as a White House Conference on the Mississippi Delta and an International Congress on Respiratory Viruses, he has also given talks in such venues as the National War College, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard Business School. He is co-originator of what is now called the Bywater Institute, a Tulane University center dedicated to comprehensive river research. 

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Aug 06, 2022
Life is a Team Sport | Ask Daily Stoic
00:12:47

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Aug 05, 2022
Trust Your Prep List | No Blame, Just Focus
00:09:06

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Aug 04, 2022
Molly Jong-Fast on Generational Trauma and Cancel Culture
01:04:28

Ryan talks to journalist Molly Jong-Fast about the generational trauma that we’re passing down, the me too movement, how cancel culture has impacted our society, and more.

Molly Jong-Fast is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the author of its newsletter Wait, What? She is also the host of The New Abnormal and a columnist for Vogue. She often writes about parenting, whether that be reflections on her relationship with famed mother and feminist, Eric Jong, who is also an American novelist, satirist, and poet. Or about how she is navigating raising her own children in the insane times we find ourselves in now.

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Aug 03, 2022
The Earth Is Big And Has Room For Everyone
00:03:47

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Aug 03, 2022
Don’t Just Be Tough, Be Practical | 7 Stoic Stories To Guide You Through Life
00:11:55

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Aug 02, 2022
Your Weakness Can Be Your Strength | A Week Without Complaining
00:08:11

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Aug 01, 2022
Epictetus - The Enchiridion Pt. 1
00:16:53

The Enchiridion is one of the essential texts of Stoic philosophy, and one of the most important ancient documents that we have access to. It is a concentrated collection of Epictetus’s wisest teachings and contains all the fundamentals of his philosophy. It is a guiding text and required reading for students of Stoic philosophy.

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Epictetus was born nearly 2,000 years ago in Hierapolis (present-day Pamukkale in Turkey) as a slave in a wealthy household. Epaphroditus, his owner, gave him the permission to pursue liberal studies and it is how Epictetus discovered philosophy through the Stoic Musonius Rufus who became his teacher and mentor. Later, Epictetus obtained his freedom shortly after emperor Nero’s death and started teaching philosophy in Rome for nearly 25 years. This lasted until emperor Domitian famously banished all philosophers in Rome. Epictetus fled to Nicopolis in Greece where he founded a philosophy school and taught there until his death.

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Jul 31, 2022
Morgan Housel on Building Wealth and Happiness
01:23:19

Ryan talks to Morgan Housel about the real definition of wealth, the intricacies of building an audience as an author, the sacrifice required to gain success, and more.

Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund. His book The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness is a deep dive into the psychology of money and investing. Morgan is a two-time winner of the Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors, winner of the New York Times Sidney Award, and a two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. He serves on the board of Markel and has presented at more than 100 conferences all over the globe.

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Jul 30, 2022
We Are Free…and Not Free | Ask Daily Stoic
00:18:07

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Jul 29, 2022
It All Fades Away | Check Your Privilege, right?
00:09:20

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Jul 28, 2022
Chef Kwame Onwuachi on Overcoming Adversity and Pursuing Your Dreams
01:03:15

Ryan talks to Kwame Onwuachi about his book Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir, the importance of looking at failures as opportunities for growth, how to effectively lead a team of people, and more.

Kwame Onwuachi is an American-Nigerian chef based in Washington, D.C. By the age of 27, Onwuachi had competed on Top Chef, been named a 30 Under 30 honoree by both Zagat and Forbes, and had opened five restaurants. He cooked at the White House twice under the Obama administration, and he was the head chef of Kith/Kin inside the InterContinental at the Wharf.

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Jul 27, 2022
Don’t Take Control, Take Charge
00:02:55

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Jul 27, 2022
You Can’t Only See This | Where To Start With Stoicism (9 Exercises)
00:12:09

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Jul 26, 2022
There Needs To Be Outlets | Keeping “The News” In Check
00:10:20

🎓 Inspired by these last few difficult years, we’ve assembled the best Stoic wisdom into an actionable course—Slay Your Stress: A Daily Stoic Challenge. The new 20-day challenge, which includes 6 new days, is designed to equip you with the strategies and mindsets needed to reclaim your life from the negative effects of stress and anxiety. This will be a live course. Beginning on July 26, all participants will move through the course together at the same pace. Registration is open and will be for five more days. Registration will close tonight at MIDNIGHT. Sign up for Slay Your Stress Now.

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Jul 25, 2022
Epictetus on How to Be Free
00:26:30

Today’s episode features an excerpt from Anthony Long’s translation of Epictetus How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life as part of Princeton University Press’s Anient Wisdom For Modern Readers series. 

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Jul 24, 2022
Tony Gonzalez on Becoming Your Best Self
01:10:09

Ryan talks to former NFL football player about his transition from sports to broadcasting and acting, the path to becoming your best self, the process of becoming great at any skill, and more.

Tony Gonzalez is regarded as one of the greatest tight ends of all time. He spent his first 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, who selected him in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. During his last five seasons, he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons. Since retiring in 2013, Gonzalez has served as an analyst for Fox Sports.

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Jul 23, 2022
This is the Key To The Stoics | Ask Daily Stoic
00:16:10

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Jul 22, 2022
Under Unimaginable Stress, This Has Stood Up | Made For Working Together
00:11:10

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Jul 21, 2022
Former Attorney General Eric Holder on the Value of History
01:08:53

Ryan talks to former attorney general Eric Holder about his new book Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote, the importance of understanding and learning from history, believing in people's ability to create change, and more. 

Attorney General Eric Holder is the third longest-serving attorney general and the first African American attorney general in American history, holding the role under President Barack Obama from 2009 until 2015. He currently serves as the chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which he founded after he stepped down as attorney general in 2015. The committee focuses on reforming how state legislative maps are drawn to ensure they're fair, not partisan, and ending the practice of gerrymandering.

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Jul 20, 2022
Who The True Stoics Were
00:03:47

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Jul 20, 2022
Wisdom Is Wisdom | 7 Lessons From Famous Stoics (Matthew McConaughey, Camila Cabello, General Jim Mattis)
00:15:50

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Jul 19, 2022
How Much Did They Take You For? | Practice Gentleness Instead of Anger
00:09:22

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Jul 18, 2022
The Vow - From Kamal Ravikant's “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It"
00:29:50

This episode features an excerpt from Kamal Ravikant’s book “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It" provided by Harper Audio. The book is a collection of Kamal’s writings on overcoming depression and living a happier life. This first part talks about the vow that he made with himself and the practice that saved his life.

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Jul 17, 2022
Victor Juhasz on Epictetus and Creating “The Girl Who Would Be Free”
01:08:07

Ryan talks to illustrator Victor Juhasz about the process of creating his newest book “The Girl Who Would Be Free,” the decision to make Epictetus a girl, how he was impacted by the story of Epictetus, and more.

Victor Juhasz is an artist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, and Esquire Magazine, and more. He has illustrated many books including The Boy Who Would Be King, G is for Gladiator: An Ancient Rome Alphabet and is for Zeus: A Greek Mythology Alphabet.

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Jul 16, 2022
Don’t Waste Your Days With Thinking | Ask Daily Stoic
00:20:59

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Jul 15, 2022
Stress Is a Fact. Being Stressed Is A Choice | A Little Knowledge Is Dangerous
00:12:43

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Jul 14, 2022
Be A User, Not A Loser
00:02:39

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Jul 13, 2022
Chris Bosh, Les Snead, Scott Oberg, Bob Bowman, and Dominique Dawes on Sports and Stoicism
01:02:35

Today’s episode features some of the best interviews on Sports and Stoicism from the podcast. Ryan talks to NBA star Chris Bosh about his book Letters to a Young Athlete and the importance of putting everything into what you do even when it’s tough, Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead about making tough decisions under intense pressure, MLB Pitcher Scott Oberg about how Stoicism has helped Scott overcome physical and mental adversity, Olympic swimming coach Bob Bowman about how athletes can maintain stillness while still performing at a high level of excellence, Dominique Dawes about the most important moments that an athlete experiences.

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Jul 13, 2022
You Must Attack The Day | Stillness Is The Key Summarized In 5 Minutes
00:09:53

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Jul 12, 2022
This Is The Only Way To See Life | Don’t Look For The Third Thing
00:12:22

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Jul 11, 2022
Matthew McConaughey On Stoicism & How To Focus On What Matters
00:56:37

On today’s episode, Ryan speaks with Academy Award-winning actor and producer Matthew McConaughey about his approach to the craft of acting, the simple keys to living a happy life, his new book, the #1 best seller Greenlights, and more.

Matthew McConaughey has been working in Hollywood for over 25 years, appearing in movies like A Time to Kill, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Dallas Buyers Club. His work in the latter film won him the 2013 Academy Award for Best Actor. McConaughey also works as a producer and spokesperson, and recently released his first book, the bestselling memoir Greenlights.

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Jul 09, 2022
How To Have a Great Empire? | Ask Daily Stoic
00:12:16

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😡 The Stoics have some of the smartest and most applicable insights about getting your anger contained. For a high level introduction to some of those insights, check out this article: Anger Management: 8 Strategies Backed By Two Thousand Years of Practice. Or if you really want to get serious about conquering your anger, sign up for our course: Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger. 11 days of challenges, exercises, video lessons, and bonus tools based on Stoic philosophy and aimed at helping you deal with your anger in a constructive manner. Learn more here!

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Jul 08, 2022
It’s An Extraordinary Thing Indeed | Our Duty To Learn
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Jul 07, 2022
Sam Koppelman on Voting Rights and Serving the Common Good | Accepting The Little Facts of Life
01:17:25

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Sam Koppelman about his new book Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan, serving the common good, the history of voting rights, and more.

Sam Koppelman is a New York Times best-selling author. He is currently a Principal at Fenway Strategies, where he has spent half a decade telling the stories of leaders working to make the world a better place—and he’s written for publications including the New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Washington Post.

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Jul 06, 2022
You Need to Calm Down | How To Read Epictetus (Enchiridion, Discourses)
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Jul 05, 2022
Are You Really Free? | Protect Your Own Good
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Jul 04, 2022
Seneca on Groundless Fears
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Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca explores our irrational relationship with fear, how fear is the thing that is holding us back, and how we suffer more in imagination than reality.

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Jul 03, 2022
David Gelles on Jack Welch’s Legacy and the Future of Corporate America
01:18:21

Ryan talks to David Gelles about his new book The Man Who Broke Capitalism: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America―and How to Undo His Legacy, the importance of developing a strong will, 

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Jul 02, 2022
The Heart is a Muscle | Ask Daily Stoic
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Jul 01, 2022
They Punish Themselves First | The Obstacle Is The Way
00:13:40

Ryan talks about revenge, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Jun 30, 2022
Steve Magness on Doing Hard Things and Why We Get Resilience Wrong | All Great Stories Have One Thing In Common
01:16:02

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Steve Magness about his new book Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness, how to lead people effectively, embracing the long game instead of quitting, and more.

Steve Magness is a world-renowned expert on performance, coauthor of Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. Collectively his books have sold more than a quarter-million copies in print, ebook, and audio formats. His writing has appeared in Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, and a variety of other outlets. Steve's expertise on elite sport and performance has been featured in The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and ESPN The Magazine.

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Jun 29, 2022
When You’re Angry, Do This
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Jun 28, 2022
Don't Think About It, ACT On It | What's In Your Way Is The Way
00:11:02

Ryan talks about the importance of living out philosophy, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Jun 27, 2022
7 Stoic Strategies For Being Creative
00:09:49

Ancient philosophy and creative work are rarely thought analogous. Maybe they should.

Creative work of any kind—a book, a screenplay, a painting, an album, a business—really comes down to having something to say and a way to say it so people listen. Ryan Holiday breaks down the Stoic strategies for being creative that have helped him write 12 books in 10 years.

The process can be lonely, intimidating, and filled with self-doubt. Stoicism is a tool ready to help.

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Jun 26, 2022
Ramachandra Guha on Gandhi’s Extraordinary Life and Legacy
01:10:55

Ryan talks to author Ramachandra Guha about his books Gandhi Before India and India After Gandhi, the journey that led Gandhi to become one of the worlds most influential leaders, how humanity was impacted by Gandhi’s legacy, and more.

Ramachandra Guha—hailed by Time as “Indian democracy's preeminent chronicler” - is a prominent author and columnist based in Bangalore. Ram’s research interests have included environmental, social, political, and cricket history, and his books cover a wide range of themes, most notably India after Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy, a widely discussed and also award-winning history of India since independence, and his most recent book, Gandhi Before India,which  focuses on Gandhi's years in South Africa. 

Apart from his books, Ram also writes a syndicated column that appears in six languages in newspapers with a combined readership of some twenty million. His books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. The New York Times has referred to him as “perhaps the best among India’s non fiction writers.”

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Jun 25, 2022
Don't Make Life Tougher
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Jun 24, 2022
How To Get Out Of A Slump | The Long Way Around
00:11:35

Ryan talks about how you should look at obstacles in life, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Jun 23, 2022
Journalist James Pogue on Political Principles and Cultivating Virtue | We All Must Go Into The Wilderness
01:40:06

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to journalist James Pogue about his recent piece on the new right in Vanity Fair, how the modern political climate is void of solid principles, why cultivating virtue is so important, and more.

I came across his recent piece in Vanity Fair on the New Right, where he dives inside the new strain of reactionary, retro-patriarchal conservative politics embodied by those like Tucker Carlson and J.D. Vance. It touched on a lot of things I have been thinking about lately, so I wanted to have him on to discuss this particular topic because it feels timely and important.

James Pogue is a journalist and essayist who has written for Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Granta, the New Republic, and Vice, among many others. He is a recipient of support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and was once called a “brilliant young Southern writer” by the Oxford American. He lives in LA, where I help run a native plant nursery. My first book is called Chosen Country: A Rebellion in the West, a first-person account of conflict over public lands in the American west. 

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Jun 22, 2022
We Are All So Powerless
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Ryan talks about story of Epictetus and launches pre-orders for his new book The Girl Who Would Be Free.

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Jun 21, 2022
These Are The Luckiest People | Take A Walk
00:11:57

Ryan talks about how your actions have a multigenerational impact, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Jun 20, 2022
Why Stoics Put Greatness On Display
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When we see greatness, we should memorialize it.

We should put it that greatness up on display. On our desk. On the wall. In ink on our skin. On the home screen of our phones. 

However you decide to honor the people whose example you love, put it somewhere you are guaranteed to see it every day and ask: "am I living by the example they stand for?"

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Jun 19, 2022
Justin Baldoni on Redefining Success, Small Improvements, and Vulnerability
01:09:41

Ryan talks to actor Justin Baldoni about his book Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity, the importance of structure in the process of improving, how being vulnerable can change the way you view the world, and more.

Justin Baldoni is an actor, director and entrepreneur whose efforts are focused on creating impactful media. He can be seen playing Rafael on CW’s award-winning phenomenon Jane the Virgin. In 2012, Baldoni created the most watched digital documentary series in history, My Last Days, a show about living told by the dying. On the heels of that success, Baldoni founded Wayfarer Entertainment, a digital media studio focused on disruptive inspiration.

Justin and I talk about his recently released book, Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity, which is a reflection on his own struggles with masculinity. With insight and honesty, the book explores a range of difficult, sometimes uncomfortable topics including strength and vulnerability, relationships and marriage, body image, sex and sexuality, racial justice, gender equality, and fatherhood. 

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Jun 18, 2022
Hold Fast To This
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Ryan talks about the Stockdale paradox.

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Jun 17, 2022
Where Are You Rushing To? | No Shame In Needing Help
00:11:20

Ryan talks about how to read more, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Jun 16, 2022
Keita Bates-Diop on Destigmatizing Mental Health and Doing What You Love | These Things Have No Power Over You
01:11:59

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to NBA Spurs basketball player Kieta Bates-Diop about his journey getting into the NBA, what he’s learned playing for coach Gregg Popovich, doing what you do you because you love it not for money, and more.

Keita Bates-Diop is a pro basketball player for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs. He played college basketball for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Despite several setbacks and challenges throughout his career, Keita has been able to excel because of his relentless work ethic and mindset. He was a bench player as a freshman at OSU in the 2014–15 season. As a sophomore, he expanded his role on the team, but as a junior, he suffered a stress fracture in his left leg, sitting out all but the first nine games, while the Buckeyes limped to a 17–15 record without him. He was granted a medical redshirt and came into his redshirt junior campaign one of the top options for new coach Chris Holtmann. Keita went on to finish his college career being named a multi-time Big Ten Player of the Week and player of the year for Ohio State. At the beginning of his professional career, Keita experienced another set-back due to illness and started in the NBA G League, but in 2018 he came back and was drafted by the Timberwolves.

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Jun 15, 2022
This Is What It Means To Be A Stoic
00:04:54

Ryan talks about the core tenants of Stoicism.

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Jun 14, 2022
The Best Leaders Are the Reluctant Ones | Try the Other Handle
00:11:24

Ryan talks about the qualities of a great leader, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Jun 13, 2022
How The Stoics Dealt With Anxiety (10 Strategies)
00:12:09

How much more enjoyable would your days be without the constant dread of stress looming over you? 

Anxiety was one of the main emotions Stoicism was built to handle. In this video best-selling author Ryan Holiday explores 10 of the best time-tested ways that the Stoics dealt with anxiety.

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The pages of Marcus Aurelius’s private journal are filled with notes to himself on how to ‘escape anxiety’. Epictetus says the ‘most important task in life’ was determining what we could control and what we couldn’t, in an effort to ease daily anxieties. Seneca’s letters are constant reminders to not suffer before it is necessary. And not just reminders, but practical, actionable steps to overcoming both.

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Jun 12, 2022
Meg Mason on Writing, Developing Taste, and Tolerance
01:08:01

Ryan talks to author Meg Mason about her book Sorrow and Bliss, how to develop taste as a writer, the vitality of being tolerant and forgiving of others, and more.

Meg Mason began her career at the Financial Times and The Times of London. Her work has since appeared in The Sunday Times UK, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sunday Telegraph. She has written humor for Sunday STYLE magazine and The New Yorker's Daily Shouts and been a regular columnist for GQ and contributor to ELLE, marie claire and Vogue. 

Meg has written three books including the one we dive into today titled Sorrow and Bliss. When Meg first set out to write this book, she found herself stuck with 85,000 of a dreadful, untitled Christmas novel. After her own experiences with mental health, she ended presenting what is now Sorrow and Bliss to her publisher. The book is a  reflection on situations that commonly exist beyond mental illness as well as within it, including the way that women are treated by the health system, and the way that families create intractable roles and scripts for one another. 

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Jun 11, 2022
The Cost Is Just Too High
00:02:58

Ryan talks about why you must tame your temper.

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Jun 10, 2022
You Don’t Get Time. You Make Time. | Solve Problems Early
00:09:18

Ryan talks about how to read more, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Jun 09, 2022
Scott Hershovitz on Making Philosophy Practical | Assume Everyone Is Lying
01:07:30

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Scott Hershovitz about his new book Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with Kids, the common misconceptions about philosophy, how to apply philosophy to actual life, and more.

Scott writes about law and philosophy. His academic work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, The Yale Law Journal, and Ethics, among other places. He also writes occasional essays about philosophy for the New York Times. Before joining the Michigan faculty, Hershovitz served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court and an attorney-advisor on the appellate staff of the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.

The book follows an agenda set by Scott’s two sons, Rex and Hank. He takes us on a journey through classic and contemporary philosophy, powered by questions like, Does Hank have the right to drink soda? When is it okay to swear? And, Does the number six exist? Scott and his boys take on more weighty issues too. They explore punishment, authority, sex, gender, race, the nature of truth and knowledge, and the existence of God. Along the way, they get help from professional philosophers, famous and obscure. And they show that all of us have a lot to learn from listening to kids—and thinking with them.

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Jun 08, 2022
Who Is In Charge?
00:04:50

Ryan talks about the importance of treating the body rigorously.

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Jun 07, 2022
This Surprises You? | Role Models
00:09:24

Ryan talks about why Stoics anticipate adversity, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Jun 06, 2022
8 Stoic Don'ts For A Better Life
00:10:31

“If you seek tranquillity,” Marcus Aurelius said, “do less.”

And then he follows the note to himself with some clarification. Not nothing, less. Do only what’s essential.

Ryan Holiday's 8 Stoic don'ts will help you determine the things are essential, and those that aren't. Follow these tips today and everyday. This is the simple recipe for improvement and for happiness. 

So much of what we think we must do, so much of what we end up doing is not essential. We do it out of habit. We do it out of guilt. We do it out of laziness or we do it out of greedy ambition. And then we wonder why our performance suffers. We wonder why our heart isn’t really in it. But if we could do less inessential stuff, we’d be able to better do what is essential.

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Jun 05, 2022
Jack Carr on Writing, Becoming World Class, and Building Character
01:12:25

On this live edition of the podcast Ryan talks to author Jack Carr about his new book In The Blood (which you can buy at The Painted Porch), how his experiences as a Navy SEAL have impacted his writing career, how your character impacts your life and work, and more.

Jack Carr spent 20 years as a Navy SEAL, where he served as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, Task Unit Commander and sniper. Now, he’s an author behind the New York Times bestselling Terminal List series.

Inspired by the feelings and emotions of actual experiences serving in conflict areas around the globe, the novels follow James Reece, a Navy SEAL sniper who becomes embroiled in the world of conspiracies, international espionage, and revenge. Jack joined us for a live recording at my bookstore here in Bastrop, Texas for a live recording to dive deeper into his experience as a Navy SEAL, and the inspiration behind his newest book in the Terminal List series.

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Jun 04, 2022
This is The Reward For Being A Leader
00:03:47

Ryan talks about  how to be a great leader.

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Jun 03, 2022
You Will Need This In Every Situation | Plato's View
00:11:27

Ryan talks about the importance of the four virtues, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Jun 02, 2022
Jack Weatherford on Genghis Khan and Learning From History | The Most Stoic Person In Marcus’ Life
01:16:13

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author Jack Weatherford about his books Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World and Indian Givers: How Native Americans Transformed the World (which you can get at The Painted Porch), why we should learn from history and implement new solutions based on past failures, and more. 

Jack Weatherford is the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, which sold over 300,000 copies and has been optioned by Wolf Films (producer of Law and Order), Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed The world, his first national bestseller, and The History of Money, among other acclaimed books that have been published in more than twenty-five languages.

In 2006 he spoke at the United Nations to honor the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Mongol nation by Genghis Khan. In 2007 President Enkhbayar of Mongolia awarded him Mongolia’s highest honor for military or civilian service. Although the original Spanish edition of Indian Givers was banned in some parts of Latin America, nearly a quarter of a century later Bolivia honored him for his work on the indigenous people of the Americas. A specialist in tribal peoples, he taught for twenty-nine years at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he held the DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Chair of Anthropology.

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Jun 01, 2022
Do Less
00:02:07

Ryan talks about cutting out then inessential.

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May 31, 2022
This Never Makes Things Better | The View from Above
00:09:23

Ryan talks about the perils of anger, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

The Stoics have some of the smartest and most applicable insights about getting your anger contained. For a high level introduction to some of those insights, check out this article: Anger Management: 8 Strategies Backed By Two Thousand Years of Practice. Or if you really want to get serious about conquering your anger, sign up for our course: Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger. 11 days of challenges, exercises, video lessons, and bonus tools based on Stoic philosophy and aimed at helping you deal with your anger in a constructive manner. Learn more here!

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May 30, 2022
12 Lessons From 12 Months Owning A Bookstore
00:19:12

It's going to take longer than you thought, but it will be worth it in the end.

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May 29, 2022
Comedian Drew Michael on Optimization, Social Media Culture, and Empathy
01:27:19

Ryan talks to Drew Michael about his new stand up special Red Blue Green, the line between being artistic and being offensive, how ideology and emotional disposition are linked, and more.

Drew Michael is a stand-up comedian who has long been a fixture in the New York stand-up scene. Drew has also released comedy albums (2013’s Lovely and 2016’s Funny to Death) along with a very funny Comedy Central half-hour. He spent the 2016-2017 season writing for SNL, and he appeared on an episode of The Carmichael Show. Drew also has two Netflix specials, Drew Michael (2018) and Red Blue Green (2021).

Drew is not a stranger to adversity. At 3 years-old, Drew discovered he was deaf, and this had a profound impact on how he perceived the world. He dropped out of engineering school twice to pursue his career in stand-up comedy. Drew uses comedy to ask what the role of comedy should be for him personally and for the art form more broadly. His most recent specials are a revelation about how he thinks about masculinity, strength, and vulnerability in relation to his work as a comedian

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May 28, 2022
It’s About The Paring Down
00:02:01

Ryan talks about getting down to what really matters.

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May 27, 2022
Here’s to the Renegades | Stop Caring What People Think
00:14:12

Ryan talks about why the Stoics do what is right above all else, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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May 26, 2022
Admiral James Stavridis on Evaluating Risk and Building Confidence | Remember This Always
00:58:05

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Admiral James Stavridis about his new book To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision, doing the right thing in the face of consequence, maintaining confidence in who you are despite others opinion, and more.

Admiral James Stavridis is a retired four-star U.S. naval officer. He served for five years as the Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 and is currently an Operating Executive of The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm. His new book To Risk It All: Nine Conflicts and the Crucible of Decision is out now. 

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May 25, 2022
Carry These Around Like A Compass
00:05:05

Ryan talks about the vitality of remembering the four Stoic virtues, and launches the new 4 Virtues Pendant.

The Four Virtues Pendant design, custom to Daily Stoic, was hand-sketched by Lewis Williams, an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. The mixed-metal pendants are handmade by Williams, who uses the ancient processes of carving into the wax and casting into brass and sterling silver and then sawing, engraving, hammering & soldering the metals with precision and care. Each pendant comes with a 24" sterling silver chain and is handcrafted using traditional techniques and only the finest materials. The front of the pendant features a custom-designed seal with four elements representing the Four Virtues: a lion (Courage), a man sprinkling water into a jug of wine (Temperance), a set of scales (Justice), and an owl (Wisdom). On the back, it says, “Acta Non Verba,” which is Latin for, “Actions, not words.” Learn more and get yours here!

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May 24, 2022
It Doesn’t Matter What You Do, It Matters How You Do It | Practice True Joy
00:09:20

Ryan talks about the why the Stoics stress the importance of taking action, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

If you want to become a great reader, the Stoics can help. We built out their best insights into ourRead to Lead: A Daily Stoic Reading Challenge. Since it first launched in 2019, Read to Lead has been our most popular challenge, taken on by almost ten thousand participants. Today, we’re excited to announce that, for the first time ever, registration to jointhe 2022 live cohort is officially open.

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May 23, 2022
How To Read Seneca (The World’s Most Interesting Stoic)
00:27:55

Seneca is one of the most fascinating Stoic figures. 

A famed writer, dramatist, politician and advisor, Seneca is one of the three key figures in the development of Stoicism. He not only wrote on philosophy but used it in the way it’s meant to be used: to handle and navigate through the upsides and downsides of fortune. And those he knew extremely well—varying from massive wealth to exile to handling with dignity the suicide order from his own pupil Nero.

In this episode Ryan Holiday breaks down who Seneca was, why you should be interested in his work, some of the key themes from his writing and how you should read this master of Stoic Philosophy. 

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May 22, 2022
Michael Ian Black on Vulnerability, Becoming an Actor, and Raising Kids
01:11:06

Ryan talks to Michael Ian Black about how becoming a father forced him to face his emotionally cauterized state, how the theater became his escape from reality, our obligation as human beings to serve the common good, and more.

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Michael has authored 11 books, including the one we talk about today, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son. This book reveals his own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage and rising violence caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help young men be part of the solution, not the problem.

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May 21, 2022
This Was Marcus Aurelius’s Biggest Weakness
00:03:17

Ryan talks about the importance of taming your temper.

The Stoics have some of the smartest and most applicable insights about getting your anger contained. For a high level introduction to some of those insights, check out this article: Anger Management: 8 Strategies Backed By Two Thousand Years of Practice. Or if you really want to get serious about conquering your anger, sign up for our course: Taming Your Temper: The 11-Day Stoic Guide to Controlling Anger. 11 days of challenges, exercises, video lessons, and bonus tools based on Stoic philosophy and aimed at helping you deal with your anger in a constructive manner. Learn more here: https://dailystoic.com/anger

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May 20, 2022
A Reason To Stick Around | Learn, Practice, Train
00:11:50

Ryan talks about the Stoics view on suicide, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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May 19, 2022
Rich Cohen on the Keys to Negotiation | This Is How To Respond to Everything
01:15:51

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author RIch Cohen about his new book The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World's Greatest Negotiator, how to be a great negotiator, his fathers legacy, and more.

Rich Cohen is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse and Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football. Rich is also the author of a book we carry here in the store, Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent, where he chronicles the journey of his son’s elite Pee Wee hockey team and his experience as a former player and a devoted hockey parent. This time, Rich and I talk about another father-son relationship - the one he shares with his own father, Herbie Cohen. Rich’s new book The Adventures of Herbie Cohen: World's Greatest Negotiator, which was released last week, is an ode to a remarkable man by an adoring but not undiscerning son, and a treasure trove of hilarious antics and counterintuitive wisdom. 

Rich is also a co-creator of the HBO series Vinyl and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. He has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s Magazine,  among other publications. His stories have been included  in The Best American Essays and The Best American Travel Writing.

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May 18, 2022
This Is What Progress Looks Like
00:01:43

Ryan talks about the importance of being a good friend to yourself.

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May 17, 2022
How To Change The World | Count Your Blessings
00:09:36

Ryan talks about the importance of constantly learning that which you do not yet know, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

If you want to become a great reader, the Stoics can help. We built out their best insights into ourRead to Lead: A Daily Stoic Reading Challenge. Since it first launched in 2019, Read to Lead has been our most popular challenge, taken on by almost ten thousand participants. Today, we’re excited to announce that, for the first time ever, registration to jointhe 2022 live cohort is officially open.

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May 16, 2022
8 Lessons From Epictetus (To Live A Stoic Life)
00:13:45

Born a slave, Epictetus spent the first 30 years of his life in chains.

Epictetus never actually wrote anything down. It is through his student Arrian that we have a written account of his lessons. And if everyone from Emperors to war heros have been grateful as they found guidance, solace and strength in Epictetus’ lessons, then there must be something for us. But only if we choose to.

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May 15, 2022
AJ Jacobs on the Enduring Power of Puzzles and Memento Mori
01:09:21

Ryan talks to A.J. Jacobs about his new book The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life, the enduring power of puzzles, the Stoic concept of Memento Mori, and more.

A.J. Jacobs is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. He is a self-proclaimed “human guinea pig” and avid nightly crossworder. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. AJ is also editor at large at Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and a columnist for Mental Floss magazine. His first book is called The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World (Simon & Schuster, 2004). The memoir — which spent two months on the New York Times bestseller list — chronicles the 18 months Jacobs spent reading the entire Encyclopedia Britannica in a quest to learn everything in the world. 

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May 14, 2022
Here’s Where They Hide Money
00:03:32

Ryan talks about the value in knowing how to read books and apply them to your life.

If you want to become a great reader, the Stoics can help. We built out their best insights into ourRead to Lead: A Daily Stoic Reading Challenge. Since it first launched in 2019, Read to Lead has been our most popular challenge, taken on by almost ten thousand participants. Today, we’re excited to announce that, for the first time ever, registration to jointhe 2022 live cohort is officially open.

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May 13, 2022
You Must Find The Stillness | Kindness Is Always The Right Response
00:12:36

Ryan talks about why it’s so important to find stillness, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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May 12, 2022
Josiah Osgood on Cicero and the Fall of Rome | Store This Up Inside You
01:14:32

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Josiah Osgood about his new book “How to Stop a Conspiracy: An Ancient Guide to Saving a Republic,” the complicated life of Cicero, what we can learn from the decline of the Roman Empire, and more.

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Josiah Osgood is Professor of Classics at Georgetown University. His teaching and research cover many areas of Roman history and Latin literature, with a special focus on the fall of the Roman Republic. Josiah’s interest in the fall of the Roman empire began in high school Latin class, where he read Cicero’s speeches against Catiline. He found Cicero’s rhetoric so powerful that he became enthralled by Roman politics and has been studying the subject compulsively for twenty years since. He is the author of several books, including a translated edition of Suetonius, entitled How To Be A Bad Emperor, which looks at some of the worst Roman Emperors, and his most recent translation of Sallust’s The War with Catiline―a brief, powerful book that has influenced how generations of readers, including America’s founders, have thought about coups and political conspiracies.

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May 11, 2022
It's OK To Cry
00:02:23

Ryan talks about the importance of embracing emotions.

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May 10, 2022
Why You Should Never Stop Studying | We Are a Product of Our Habits
00:09:16

Ryan talks about the importance of constantly learning that which you do not yet know, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

If you want to become a great reader, the Stoics can help. We built out their best insights into ourRead to Lead: A Daily Stoic Reading Challenge. Since it first launched in 2019, Read to Lead has been our most popular challenge, taken on by almost ten thousand participants. Today, we’re excited to announce that, for the first time ever, registration to jointhe 2022 live cohort is officially open.

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May 09, 2022
Stoicism and the Art of Resilience
00:09:56

How does someone who was born into slavery, whose master broke their leg and crippled them for life, somehow escape all that and become one of the fathers of Stoicism and an amazing thinker? Epictetus had every reason to be unable to transcend his own struggles, but instead he is one of the most important Stoic philosophers. He lived the philosophy and it saved him.

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May 08, 2022
Steven Rinella on Hunting, Self-Discipline, and Finding Balance
01:21:26

Ryan talks to Steven Rinella about his new book Outdoor Kids in an Inside World: Getting Your Family Out of the House and Radically Engaged with Nature (which you can pick up at the Painted Porch), the temperance that is required to be a great hunter, how to find the right balance between pursuing your purpose and spending time with family, and more.

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May 07, 2022
It Will Be Enough (Whether You Like It Or Not)
00:02:23

Ryan talks about the importance of finding enough.

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May 06, 2022
A Leader Must Be a Reader | You Are The Project
00:11:34

Ryan talks about the importance of establishing a great reading practice, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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May 05, 2022
Jeff Waldman on Craftsmanship, Memento Mori, and Developing Competence | It’s Not That You Read, It’s How You Read
01:20:55

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Jeff Waldman about his new book “Tools: The Ultimate Guide” (which you can get a signed copy of at the Painted Porch), the Stoic concept of Memento Mori, why it’s so vital to develop competence, and more.

Jeff Waldman is a maker, builder and creator with a talent for connecting with interesting people and even more interesting projects. With the help of their friends, he and his partner designed and hand-built their own cabin and communal getaway in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. You can often find him tinkering in his shop where he works to build similar experiences for many others from different walks of life. Jeff’s book, Tools, launches this week. This is the book for answering all your tool questions, gaining knowledge before hiring a professional, or rifling through just for the joy of learning something new about the objects that shape our world.

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May 04, 2022
We Are All Tested In Different Ways
00:02:23

Ryan talks about how every situation is a test.

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May 03, 2022
There is Heaven in You Now | Show, Don’t Tell
00:08:04

Ryan talks about the power of turning inward, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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May 02, 2022
25 Essential Rules For Life (From The Stoics)
00:15:27

It's pretty straight forward: Define your rules. Live by them. 

“When the standards have been set,” Epictetus said, “the work of philosophy is just this, to examine and uphold the standards, but the work of a truly good person is in using those standards when they know them.”

But of course, the Stoics were not quite so direct in practice. One Stoic, Chrysippus—supposedly wrote 500 lines a day…the vast majority of which are lost. The Stoics spoke, wrote, debated, but nowhere did they put their “commandments” down in one place. Not at least in any form that survived. 

Here are 25 rules 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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May 01, 2022
Coach John Calipari on Stoicism and Realizing Your Potential
01:09:50

Ryan talks to Coach John Calipari about his love of Stoicism, being indifferent to winning and losing, becoming your best self, and more.

Coach John Calipari is a Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, has guided six teams to the Final Four, led one to a national championship and helped 54 players earn selection in the NBA Draft during his 30-year college coaching career. During Calipari's 13 seasons at UK, no coach in the NCAA Tournament has more wins (31), Final Fours (four), Elite Eights (seven) or Sweet 16s (eight). In advancing to the 2015 Final Four, Coach Cal became one of just three coaches all-time to make four Final Fours in a five-year span, joining Mike Krzyzewski and John Wooden as the other coaches to achieve that feat. Twice at UK (in 2012 and in 2015) his teams have won 38 games, tying his 2008 Memphis team for the most wins in college basketball history.

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Apr 30, 2022
Are You Ready To Be Challenged?
00:02:01

Ryan talks about the importance of perpetuating growth.

we’re excited to announce the release of the updated edition of The Daily Stoic Challenge Deck that pushes you to challenge yourself all year round.

The new and improved Challenge Deck features 40 challenge cards categorized into three themes—the three critical disciplines of Stoicism: Perception, Action, Will. Each card includes challenge instructions, a quote from Stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus, and a unique and inspiring illustration. Get yours at https://store.dailystoic.com/products/daily-stoic-challenge-deck 

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Apr 29, 2022
What Gets The Leftover You? | Wants Make You A Servant
00:09:58

Ryan talks about where you should place your attention, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Apr 28, 2022
R.C. Buford on Leadership, Evaluating Character, and Building Championship Cultures | When Something Breaks
01:06:43

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to R.C. Buford about how the Spurs went about trying to build a culture of sustainable success, the hallmarks of building great cultures, the benefit of diversity within an organization, and more.

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R.C. started his professional career as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas in 1983. R.C. was named CEO for Spurs Sports and Entertainment in July of 2019. In his current role he leads the business operations for all sports franchises owned and operated by Spurs Sports & Entertainment which includes the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), the Austin Spurs (NBA G-League) and San Antonio FC (USL Soccer) as well as the operations of the AT&T Center and Toyota Field.

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Apr 27, 2022
It’s a Gift (If You Make It One)
00:02:36

Ryan talks how to make the best of what you’ve been given.

The Boy Who Would Be King is out now, written by Ryan Holiday in the depths of the pandemic (not unlike the one Marcus ruled through), this new beautifully crafted book is available now. Go to dailystoic.com/king to order now and you’ll automatically get the free audiobook.

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Apr 26, 2022
This Is What They’re Going To Say | The Freedom of Contempt
00:08:15

Ryan talks about the power of Memento Mori, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Apr 25, 2022
Robert Greene on the War in Ukraine
00:45:48

Bismark says that “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.” The best way to understand the present is to study the past. That’s what makes Robert Greene’s work so great. He crystalizes the best historical lessons about war, strategy, and power that can help us make sense of the problems that we face in the modern world.

In today’s episode Robert Greene brings you his take on the war that is taking place in Ukraine, seen through the lens of his book the 33 Strategies of War.

Robert Greene is an American author known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction. He has written six international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature. His new book The Daily Laws: 366 Meditations on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy, and Human Nature is a daily devotional designed to help you seize your destiny.

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Apr 24, 2022
Stacey Abrams on Leveling up and Serving the Common Good
01:04:12

Ryan talks to Stacey Abrams about the true meaning of the word Stoic, the notion of scaling and leveling up in business, the importance of serving the common good, and more.

The name Stacey Abrams has become synonymous with voting accessibility and turnout, making history by becoming the first woman and first African American woman to hold positions in state and national politics. Stacey is now one of the most prominent African American female politicians in the United States. She rose to national prominence when she ran for governor of Georgia in 2018. While she lost that race by about 55,000 votes, her candidacy was historic in and of itself. When she won the Democratic primary in that race, she became the first African American woman to receive a major party’s nomination for governor. Stacey continues to advocate for and help with voter registration and founded Fair Fight Action in 2018, an organization created to address the issues of voter suppression. 

Among her many accolades, Stacey is also an author. She has written three books: Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change, and Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America, and her most recent: Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back.

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Apr 23, 2022
Don’t Borrow Suffering
00:02:46

Ryan talks about why you should not let other people’s negative emotions affect you.

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Apr 22, 2022
The Old Way Is Not The Only Way | Don't Let Your Attention Slide
00:09:53

Ryan talks about why you should be open to change, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Apr 21, 2022
John Mackey on Conscious Capitalism and Doing Good | A Reminder This Spring You Cannot Miss
01:13:40

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to CEO John Mackey about how to be conscious of how your actions affect the world around you, the Stoic’s concept of the “circles of concern,” why you should do as much good as you can in the world, and more.

Our new Memento Mori Life Calendar has 4,160 dots, each dot representing a week of your life and each row representing 2 years of your life. By filling in the Memento Mori Life Calendar every week, you will not only see how much life you've already lived (or as Seneca says, how much you’ve already died), but also how much life you've (hopefully) got left. To get yours now just go to dailystoic.com/mmcalendar

John Mackey is the original, current, and sole CEO of Whole Foods Markets, which he founded in 1980 and has parented to Fortune 500 status, employing over 90,000 people across 450+ stores in the US, Canada, and the UK. Mackey is the co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism Movement and co-authored the NYT and WSJ best-sellers Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Leadership, which encourage businesses and leaders to be grounded in principles of ethical consciousness. John embraces a humble lifestyle, despite having the means to live otherwise. In 2006, John cut his annual salary to $1, donates all his stock options to charity, walks to work, cooks his own food, and meditates daily. 

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Apr 20, 2022
You Make Your Own Good Fortune
00:01:56

Ryan talks about the power you have over your circumstances.

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Apr 19, 2022
You’ll Be Stressed Either Way | Impulse Control
00:08:45

Ryan talks about the inevitability of stress and anxiety, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Apr 18, 2022
10 Timeless Meditations From Stoic Philosophy
00:12:03

We hope this video helps you find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well. 

Where can you find joy? What's the true measure of success? How should we manage anger? Find meaning? Conquer grief? These 10 timeless meditations from Stoic philosophy will help you answer questions and more.

The Daily Stoic is a wise, calming, page-a-day guide to living a good life, offering inspirational daily doses of classic wisdom. Each page features a powerful quotation from the likes of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or philosopher Epictetus, as well as historical anecdotes and thought-provoking commentary to help you tackle any problem, approach any goal and live a better life.

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Apr 17, 2022
Chuck Klosterman on Writing, Being Wrong, and The Nineties
01:31:28

Ryan talks to author Chuck Klosterman about his new book The Nineties, the inevitability of being wrong, the value of simplicity, and more. 

Chuck Klosterman is a NYT bestselling author and culture critic. His books include Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; But What If We’re Wrong?; and Chuck Klosterman X, and two novels Downtown Owl and The Visible Man. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, ESPN, and more. Klosterman served as the Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years, appeared as himself in the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, and was an original founder of the website Grantland with Bill Simmons. In his most recent book, The Nineties, Chuck examines the film, the music, the sports, the TV, the politics, the changes regarding race and class and sexuality of one of the most defining decades of modern American consciousness.

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Apr 16, 2022
Do Things That Make You Normal
00:03:31

Ryan talks about the importance of cultivating humility.

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Apr 15, 2022
Is This The Only Story? | Becoming An Expert In What Matters
00:11:15

Ryan talks about the question you should ask yourself before over reacting, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Apr 14, 2022
Karen Duffy on Using Stoicism to Find Happiness (Even with Chronic Illness) | Nothing Is As Encouraging As This
01:23:44

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talk to actress Karen Duffy about her new book Wise Up: Irreverent Enlightenment from a Mother Who's Been Through It, how she got introduced to Stoic Philosophy, her ongoing battle with sarcoidosis, and more.

Karen Duffy was born on May 23, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, producer, and writer, known for Dumb and Dumber, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Blank Check. In 1996, Duffy was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis. Her brain and spinal cord were affected, leaving her partially paralyzed. She wrote about her affliction in the humorous 2000 autobiography Model Patient: My Life as an Incurable Wise-Ass. In November 2017 she celebrated the publication of her second book, Backbone: Living with Chronic Pain without Turning into One where she wrote about battling with sarcoidosis for two decades. For Duffy, who can usually only get up three days a week, writing and reading have served as a form of therapy. Her gateway to stoicism was Marcus’s “Meditations,” and her most recent book Wise Up, that was just released this month, uses stoicism as a compass to navigate the world.

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Apr 13, 2022
Who To Be Friends With?
00:02:56

Ryan talks about the relationships that you should have.

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Apr 12, 2022
This Was a Reminder | Test Your Impressions
00:07:15

Ryan talks about how nothing in this world is truly certain, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Apr 11, 2022
8 Stoic Habits That Will Improve Your Life
00:16:34

You might ask yourself, what am I missing? What is holding me back? The answer is simple: good habits. Excellence isn’t this thing you do one time. It’s a way of living. It’s foundational. It’s like an operating system and the code this system operates on is habit In this episode Ryan Holiday outlines 8 of the most important Stoic habits that will improve your life.

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Apr 10, 2022
Scott Thompson on Epictetus and Approaching Life with Laughter
01:07:06
Ryan talks to Scott Thompson about his introduction to Stoicism after hearing Ryan on the Breakfast Club, the humor that he finds in the teaching of Epictetus, the striking similarities between tragedy and triumph, and more.

Scott Thompson is a Canadian born comedian and actor. He is best known for being a member of the comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall and for playing Brian on The Larry Sanders Show. At an early age, Scott found comedy as his way of coping with and overcoming the traumatic events he experienced throughout his life. In high school, Scott was a witness to the 1975 Centennial Secondary School shooting and subsequently developed PTSD at a time when therapy and mental illness was considered taboo. He came out as gay during the AIDS epidemic. In 2009, Scott was diagnosed with cancer and underwent several rounds of chemotherapy. He is no stranger to enduring and embracing hardships and truly embodies “amor fati.”

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Apr 09, 2022
There is Only One Place to Look for Approval
00:03:19

Ryan talks about why you should hold yourself to your own standards.

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Apr 08, 2022
Can You Savor it | Expect To Change Your Opinions
00:11:56

Ryan talks about why it’s so important to soak in the present moment, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Apr 07, 2022
Susan Cain on Transforming Pain Into Beauty | This Is Our Most Dangerous Opponent
01:18:06

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author Susan Cain about her new book “Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole,” how melancholy can spark creativity and drive ambition, how to take heartbreak and mold something great out of it, and more.

Susan Cain is the author of the bestsellers “Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids,” and “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking,” which is in its eighth year on The New York Times bestseller list and was named the best book of 2012 by Fast Company. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications. Her viral TED Talk, "The power of introverts," has been viewed more than 30 million times, making it one of the most popular of all time.

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Apr 06, 2022
Yes, Even Those People…
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Ryan talks about how we all need each other.

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Apr 05, 2022
What Will It Bring Out Of You? | What Can Go Wrong… Might
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Ryan talks about how our character is exposed in themes extreme circumstances, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Apr 04, 2022
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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Apr 03, 2022
Ultramarathoner Courtney Dauwalter on Building Mental Strength
01:10:55

Ryan talks to ultramarathon runner Courtney Dauwalter about the balance between listening to your body and pushing through pain, prioritizing happiness and enjoyment rather than optimization, her metaphor of the pain cave that she visualizes when pushing her body, and more.

Courtney Dauwalter is the world’s best female ultra runner in the world, and when it comes to races over 200 miles, she is, hands down, the best. She is a two-time ultra runner of the year, and has been named one of the top 50 fittest athletes by Sports Illustrated. She’s won multiple races, most impressively the Mohab 240, where she beat all men and women by 10 hours. Courtney credits this success to her mindset. From her unorthodoxically long shorts, running without a training plan, to her ability to go deep into what she calls “ The Pain Cave,” Courtney is a humble master of mental grit.

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Apr 02, 2022
How to Be More Patient With People
00:02:53

Ryan talks about the key to dealing with people who you will inevitably come across.

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Apr 01, 2022
This Is How To Own Everything | You’re a Product of Your Training
00:10:58

Ryan talks about the vital importance of stillness and presence, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Mar 31, 2022
Thomas Chatterton Williams on Reading, Practical Philosophy, and Embracing Contradiction | Approach Your Troubles Like Doctor
01:12:08

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to author Thomas Chatterton Williams about how his father helped him cultivate his love for reading, why the point of philosophy should be practical application rather than theorizing, the importance of embracing contradicting ideas, and more.

Thomas Chatterton Williams is an American culture critic and is the author of two memoirs: “Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race” and “Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture.” In 2020, Thomas helped write and organize “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate.” This open letter, published in Harper’s Magazine and reprinted in newspapers around the world, defended free speech at a time of growing censorship and was signed by 153 leading public figures. Thomas is also a dedicated father, and much of his work is inspired by the relationship he shares with his father, and the relationship he has with his own children.

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Mar 30, 2022
You’d Be A Fool To Not Do This
00:03:51

Ryan talks about the importance reading diverse and challenging books.

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Mar 29, 2022
Can You Be a Glow Worm? | Say No to the Need to Impress
00:09:14

Ryan talks about how nothing will last forever, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Mar 28, 2022
5 Powerful Insights From Stoic Women
00:10:27

The Stoics believed this philosophy transcended any individual human being or society with it being based on the universal principles of life. In this episode Ryan Holiday outlines 5 of the most powerful insights that he’s gathered from Stoic women.

Musonius Rufus—Epictetus’s teacher—was the most vocal on the matter: 

“It is not men alone who possess eagerness and a natural inclination towards virtue, but women also. Women are pleased no less than men by noble and just deeds, and reject the opposite of such actions. Since that is so, why is it appropriate for men to seek out and examine how they might live well, that is, to practise philosophy, but not women?“

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Mar 27, 2022
Journalist Kati Marton on Angela Merkel’s Remarkable Stoicism
01:10:00

Ryan talks to journalist and author Kati Marton about her new book “The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel,” the unshakable calm that she exuded as the chancellor of Germany, the stoic qualities that she embodies, and more.  

Kati Marton has combined a career as an acclaimed reporter and writer with human rights advocacy. Since 1980, Kati has published nine books and is an award-winning former NPR correspondent and ABC news bureau chief in Germany. She also contributes to The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, to name a few. Her latest book, “The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel” is not only a political biography, but also an intimate human portrait and revelatory look at successful leadership in action, unveiling the unique political genius and moral chacter of one of the world’s most successful female leaders.  

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Mar 26, 2022
It Happens To The Best of Us
00:02:37

Ryan talks about how important of a reminder Memento Mori really is.

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Mar 25, 2022
This is the Critical Difference | There is Philosophy in Everything
00:11:53

Ryan talks about how parents can shape the fate of their kids, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Mar 24, 2022
Historian Barry Strauss on the Rise and Fall of Nations | It’s Good That You’re Scared
01:05:25

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author and historian and author Barry S. Strauss about his new book “The War That Made the Roman Empire,” the mistakes and successes of the ancient stoics, the self-inflicted wounds that lead to the end of empires, the value of immigration and assimilation, and more.

Barry Strauss has spent years researching and studying the leaders of the ancient world. He is also a widely acclaimed military and naval historian whose analyses of the strategies and campaigns of some of history’s great commanders reveal the successful rules of engagement that were true on the battlefield and resonate in today’s boardrooms and executive suites. Barry is professor at Cornell University, and the author of nine books, including the bestselling “Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustine to Constantine.”

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Mar 23, 2022
Let It Go, You’re Plenty Guilty Yourself
00:02:21

Ryan talks about how you should reflect on yourself before correcting somebody else.

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Mar 22, 2022
Do You Want To Join These Ranks? | The Portable Retreat
00:11:53

Ryan talks about the importance of studying philosophy, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Mar 21, 2022
7 Ways Marcus Aurelius Will Help You Journal Like A Pro
00:14:24

Almost 2000 years ago, Marcus Aurelius stole time away from his incredibly busy life full of obligations to write in his journal. By some incredible stroke of luck, that journal survives to us today. And though it is full of countless pieces of wisdom and important lessons to us, perhaps its greatest teaching is held in its very existence. The fact that this person who thought so deeply and was so highly effective took the time to regularly write out his thoughts is one of the most important things we can take away from "Meditations." In this episode, Ryan Holiday discusses 7 strategies that can help you develop a highly effective journaling habit.

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Mar 20, 2022
Jennifer Raff on the Genetic History of America
01:07:47

Ryan talks to Anthropological geneticist Jennifer Raff about her new book Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas, how drastically our understanding of North American history has changed, the important perspective that understanding of history gives you about the world around you, and more.

Dr. Jennifer Raff is an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, in the department of Anthropology. She studies the genomes of contemporary and ancient peoples in order to uncover details of human prehistory. She is a celebrated anthropological geneticist, and recently released her book, “Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas,” is the story of who the first peoples in the Americas were, how and why they made the crossing, how they dispersed south, and how they lived based on a new and powerful kind of evidence: their complete genomes.

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Mar 19, 2022
Philosophy Is Not A Thought Experiment
00:06:19

Ryan talks about what practicing Stoicism is actually all about.

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Mar 18, 2022
It's All Normal | The Beauty of Choice
00:07:51

Ryan talks about how the challenges we face in the modern era are no different than what the ancient Stoics faced, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Mar 17, 2022
Josh Peck on Sobriety and Self-Improvement | You Have Been Misled
01:26:51

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Josh Peck about his new book “Happy People Are Annoying” (which you can pick up at The Painted Porch), his journey from being a child actor to getting sober at 21, the power of breaking the cycle of generational trauma, and more.

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Mar 16, 2022
Are You Better or Worse?
00:02:54

Ryan talks about why you should look inward and examine yourself critically.

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Mar 15, 2022
So, How Did You Do? | Think About It from the Other Person’s Perspective
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Ryan talks about the lasting impact that COVID-19 has had on the world around us, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Mar 14, 2022
9 Stoic Rules For A Better Life (From Marcus Aurelius)
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Marcus Aurelius knew that he couldn’t control all that happened to him, but he could control how he responded. These 9 rules that Ryan Holiday has taken from the Roman Emperor can help you take control of your happiness and live your best life. 

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Mar 13, 2022
Roosevelt Montás on Socrates and the Universality of the Classics
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Ryan talks to Roosevelt Montás about his new book "Rescuing Socrates," how his life changed at 16 when he discovered a copy of Socrates in his neighbors trash, how the universality of the ancient texts blur the lines between our conceptions of race and class, and more.

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Mar 12, 2022
Do The Little Thing, It’s All The Matters
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Ryan talks about why the small things are what matter most.

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Mar 11, 2022
You Don’t Get To Learn By Trial and Error | Find Yourself a Cato
00:08:40

Ryan talks about why you must learn from the experiences of others, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Mar 10, 2022
Elliot Ackerman on Writing, Military Service, and Polarization | People Do Well When They Can
01:26:11

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Elliot Ackerman about his book Green on Blue, how he became a writer, his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, the problems of radicalization and polarization, and more.

Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels 2034, Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the memoir Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award, the Andrew Carnegie Medal in both fiction and non-fiction, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize among others. His writing often appears in Esquire, The New Yorker, and The New York Times where he is a contributing opinion writer, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Travel Writing. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C.

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Mar 09, 2022
What Would You Do More Of?
00:02:58

Ryan talks about why you should think about how you actually want to spend your time.

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Mar 08, 2022
What Would You Do Less Of? | What Expensive Things Cost
00:07:46

Ryan explains why the practice of Memento Mori is so important, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Mar 07, 2022
8 Ways To Make Courage A Habit (From The Stoics)
00:13:39

The world wants to know what category to put you in, which is why it will occasionally send difficult situations your way. Think of these not as inconveniences or even tragedies but as opportunities, as questions to answers. "Am I brave? Am I going to face this problem or run away from it? Will I stand up or be rolled over?"

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Let your actions etch a response into the record—and let them remind you of why courage is the most important thing.

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Mar 06, 2022
Andrew Sullivan on The Classics, Independence, and the Human Experience
01:17:42

Ryan talks to Andrew Sullivan about his new book “Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021,'' the common culture that we find through ancient and classic texts, the fine line between truth and being out of touch with reality, and more.

Andrew Sullivan is one of today’s most provocative social and political commentators. A former editor of The New Republic, he was the founding editor of The Daily Dish, and has been a regular writer for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Time, Newsweek, New York magazine, The Sunday Times (London), and now The Weekly Dish. Andrew is the author of several books, including “The Conservative Soul,” and '”Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality.” He lives in Washington, DC, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. 

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Mar 05, 2022
How To Make Better Decisions in Life
00:02:21

Ryan talks about a simple tip that could improve your life.

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Mar 04, 2022
Beware the Freight Train Coming Your Way | (Dis)integration
00:09:37

Ryan talks about why you need to be prepared for what is to come, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Mar 03, 2022
Kathryn Schulz on Misinformation and Coping with Grief | The Strong Do What They Can but the Weak Must…
01:27:28

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Kathryn Schulz about her new book Lost & Found: A Memoir, the perpetual disconnect between reality and rhetoric, the importance of confronting darkness and dealing with grief, and more.

Kathryn Schulz is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error. She won a National Magazine Award and a Pulitzer Prize in 2015 for “The Really Big One,” an article about seismic risk in the Pacific Northwest. Her most recent book is Lost & Found, a memoir that grew out of “Losing Streak,” which was originally published in The New Yorker and later anthologized in The Best American Essays. Her other essays and reporting have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best American Travel Writing, and The Best American Food Writing. A native of Ohio, she lives with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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Mar 02, 2022
Legacy is Not For You...But This Is
00:01:53

Ryan talks about what legacy actually means.

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Mar 01, 2022
Stillness Helps You Win | Cultivate Indifference
00:08:55

Ryan talks about the way that Stoics view the tough moments in life, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Feb 28, 2022
Seneca's 8 Tips For Mastering Yourself
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Seneca was a power broker, a playwright, and a Stoic philosopher. These 8 lessons will teach you to become a better master of yourself, just like Seneca was striving to do.

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Feb 27, 2022
NFL Trainer Tareq Azim on Living Intentionally, Redefining Success, and Memento Mori
01:01:34

Ryan talks to NFL trainer and author Tareq Azim about his new book Empower: Conquering the Disease of Fear, why intention is a better indicator of long term growth than specific goals, the distinction between ego and confidence, the power of meditating on death, and more.

Tareq Azim is a seven-time World Championship attending coach in combat sports, a former Division I linebacker at Fresno State, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, an author, and a philanthropist. He also created the first Afghan Women’s Boxing Federation in 2004. Tareq’s mission is to normalize conversations about mental health, and this has driven his career and success throughout his life.

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Feb 26, 2022
We Have To Care About This
00:02:23

Ryan talks about why you should value independence.

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Feb 25, 2022
There Is An Upside to the Downside | The Real Source of Harm
00:11:29

Ryan talks about how you can turn obstacles upside down and grow from them, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Feb 24, 2022
Arthur Brooks on the Keys to Finding Happiness | How To Own Things
01:05:59

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to Author and Professor Arthur Brooks about his new book From Strength to Strength, how to manage your wants to increase your happiness, why good habits and systems are the actual keys to a happy life, and more.

Arthur Brooks is the William Henry Bloomberg 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 12 books, including the national bestsellers “Love Your Enemies” (2019) and “The Conservative Heart” (2015). He is also a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast “How to Build a Happy Life with Arthur Brooks,” and subject of the 2019 documentary film “The Pursuit,” which Variety named as one of the “Best Documentaries on Netflix” in August 2019. He gives more than 100 speeches per year around the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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Feb 23, 2022
This Is When You Use It
00:04:02

Ryan talks what to do when you think you can’t go on any longer.

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Feb 22, 2022
Leave It Better Than You Found It | Reduce Wants, Increase Happiness
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Ryan talks about how you can improve your life, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Feb 21, 2022
5 Life Changing Journaling Habits from the Stoics
00:11:32

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Feb 20, 2022
Psychotherapist Terri Cole on Saying No and Setting Healthy Boundaries
01:10:50

Ryan talks to psychotherapist and author Terri Cole about her new book Boundary Boss-The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen and (Finally) Live Free, the Stoic’s concept of controlling what you can control and letting go of what you can’t, how setting boundaries helps you represent your authentic self, and more. 

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Feb 19, 2022
All The Roads We Have To Walk Are Winding
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Ryan talks about the twists and turns that will make you great if you choose.

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Feb 18, 2022
Turn It Into Something | The Enemy of Happiness
00:10:07

Ryan talks about how you can turn your trials into triumph, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Feb 17, 2022
U.S. Senate Candidate Admiral Mike Franken on Serving the Common Good | How to Travel Through Time
01:10:04

Ryan reads today’s meditation and talks to Admiral Mike Franken about his campaign for U.S. Senate in Iowa, what he learned about the art of leadership throughout his service in the U.S. military, the modern political climate and what we can do collectively to improve it, and more.

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Feb 16, 2022
This Is What Karma Looks Like
00:03:07

Ryan talks about how your actions impact your well being.

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Feb 15, 2022
You Must Learn From History | Watch Over Your Perceptions
00:09:21

Ryan talks about why it’s better to learn from the experience of others, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Feb 14, 2022
Seneca on Despising Death
00:21:21

Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca writes about why we should not get upset about future problems by making them a problem of the present. Go to tim.blog/seneca to get the PDF for free. Get Letters From a Stoic from the Painted Porch.

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Feb 13, 2022
Jon Ronson on Empathy, Culture Wars, and Finding Community
01:04:13

Ryan talks to author and filmmaker Jon Ronson about how to balance empathy and compassion with finding the truth, the importance of policing your side of the street to fight radicalization, the lack of connection in modern culture, and more. 

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of many bestselling books, including So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, and The Men Who Stare at Goats. His latest work is a Radio 4 and BBC Sounds podcast series entitled, Things Fell Apart, which covers unexpected human stories from the history of culture wars. 

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Feb 12, 2022
Don’t Let Your Virtues Become This Vice
00:02:26

Ryan talks about why you have to think make progress for it's own sake.

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Feb 11, 2022
The Most Temporary and Illusory State | Anger is Bad Fuel
00:09:05

Ryan explains why you should remember the fragility of life, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Feb 10, 2022
Matthew B. Crawford on Practical Philosophy and Shop Class as Soulcraft | This is The Opinion To Care About
01:08:50

On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks to author Matthew B. Crawford about his New York Times bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft (which you can pick up at the Painted Porch), why philosophy must be practiced and experienced in actual life rather than in the classroom, our inherent fear of death and how it impacts our day to day existence, and more.

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Feb 09, 2022
Here’s A Way To Get Some Timeless Stillness
00:02:51

Ryan talks about the vitality of seeking out stillness in your life.

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Feb 08, 2022
Losing Your Temper Is a Luxury | Suspend Your Opinions
00:08:43

Ryan talks about why you must keep your anger in check, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Feb 07, 2022
7 Stoic Lessons From An Abandoned Ghost Town (Cerro Gordo)
00:14:54

What can the Cerro Gordo Ghost Town teach you about the art of living? When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March of 2020 Brent Underwood moved to the abandoned ghost town of Cerro Gordo. He's now lived there for almost 2 years entirely alone.

Ryan Holiday has known Brent since he first hired him as his intern over 10 years ago. He went to visit the ghost town on his road trip last summer and documented the Stoic lessons that he took from his time on the hill.

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Feb 06, 2022
X Mayo on Discipline, Christianity, and Practicing Stoicism in Hollywood
01:08:10

Ryan talks to actress and comedian X Mayo about the difference between discipline and passion, the common misconception of Stoics as unfeeling and unemotional, how Stoicism relates to Christianity, the importance of being content to be thought clueless about some things, and more.

X Mayo is an actor, writer, producer, comedian, and taco expert. Landing in NYC in 2013 with just 80 Dollars and A Suitcase, X has survived over 24 moves to now being an Emmy Nominated writer for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. X is the Creator and Host of Who Made The Potato Salad? a comedy show/party made in 24 hours that only stars black people and people of color. You can catch X in the second season of, "Yearly Departed," and in the hit NBC sitcom, "American Auto."

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Feb 05, 2022
Have A Near-Death Experience Every Morning
00:03:36

Ryan talks about the importance of thinking about what you will do when you get thrown for a loop.

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Feb 04, 2022
Your Heart Shouldn’t Be Getting Harder As You Go | The Source of Your Anxiety
00:10:43

Ryan explains why you should hold tight to your values, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Feb 03, 2022
Brian Klaas on the Pursuit of Power and How It Corrupts | It’s About What We’re Willing To Give
01:14:07

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to professor Brian Klaas about his new book Corruptible: Who Gets Power and How It Changes Us, why we should minimize the psychological distance between leaders and the people they lead, the differences between functional and dysfunctional psychopaths, and more.

Brian Klaas is an associate professor of global politics at University College London and the host of the award-winning Power Corrupts podcast. Klaas is a contributor to The Washington Post and a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, BBC News, Sky News, NPR News, BBC Radio, Bloomberg and CNBC. He has advised NATO, the European Union, and several major international NGOs. Klaas received his doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford.

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Feb 02, 2022
What’s Your Emergency Routine?
00:03:30

Ryan talks about the importance of thinking about what you will do when you get thrown for a loop.

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Feb 01, 2022
You Have Time, If You Make It | Focus On The Present Moment
00:09:02

Ryan talks about the importance of finding time to improve yourself, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal.

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Jan 31, 2022
21 (Stoic) Quotes That Will Change You Into A Better Person
00:24:40

Ryan gives you 21 quotes that will change you into a better person, if you let them. Each one is worth remembering, having queued in your brain for one of life’s crossroads or to drop at the perfect moment in conversation.

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Jan 30, 2022
Dr. Nate Zinsser on Restraining Ego and Building Confidence
00:55:42

On today’s episode of the podcast Ryan talks to performance psychologist Dr. Nate Zinsser about his new book The Confident Mind: A Battle-Tested Guide to Unshakable Performance, the difference between confidence and evidence, how to think about the moments in your life selectively to cultivate confidence, looking for the positive aspects of your life while maintaining objective awareness, and more.

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Jan 29, 2022
Do It Before It’s Too Late
00:02:12

Ryan talks about the importance of being prepared for the worst.

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Jan 28, 2022
Helping Others Helps You | Three Areas of Training
00:08:58

Ryan talks about the recent passing of Thich Nhat Hanh, about how everything we do for others comes back to us, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day.

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Jan 27, 2022
Michael Schur on the Virtuous Life and Humor in Philosophy | It’s Pointing Right At You
01:20:27

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to television producer and writer Michael Schur about the importance of making philosophy accessible, the difficulty of living virtuously without becoming cynical, the power of expressing humor and positivity in entertainment, and more.

Michael Schur created the critically acclaimed NBC comedy The Good Place and co-created Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the Peacock series Rutherford Falls. He is also an executive producer on HBO Max’s Hacks and Netflix’s Master of None. He spent four years as a writer-producer on the Emmy Award-winning NBC hit The Office. His new book How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question is out now. 

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Jan 26, 2022
Here’s Why Worry Is Pointless
00:02:09

Ryan discusses the worthlessness of worry, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 25, 2022
It's Ok To Stumble | A Little Better Every Day
00:09:47

Ryan explains why it’s ok to mess up, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 24, 2022
Bonus: Walter Isaacson on Bending the Arch of History and Demystifying Science
00:29:31

Today’s episode of the podcast is from a February 2021 interview with Ryan Holiday and prolific bestselling author Walter Isaacson. They talk about his newest book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race, the brilliant execution that it took to create the first Coronavius vaccine, demystifying the scientific narrative through a journey of discovery, and more.

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Jan 23, 2022
Robert Greene on the Wisdom of the Stoics
01:12:51

Ryan talks to bestselling author Robert Greene about the importance of understanding, processing, and observing your emotions, our natural tendency as humans to take the path of least resistance, how to deal with anxiety by viewing situations objectively, working on his new book about the laws of the sublime, and more.

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Jan 22, 2022
Just For A Moment, Let’s Be Still
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Ryan talks about the importance of stillness, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 21, 2022
Be Tough On Yourself and Understanding To Other | Reignite Your Thoughts
00:09:34

Ryan talks about why you must continually hold yourself accountable, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 20, 2022
Bari Weiss on the Power of Choice and Voicing Your Opinion | It’s Too Early To Quit On Yourself
01:18:35

​​Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to author Bari Weiss about the pressure to be agreeable, the importance of calculating opportunity cost, the line between speaking up about social issues and staying silent, and more. 

From 2017 until 2020, Bari was a staff writer and editor for the Opinion section of The New York Times. Before joining the Times, Bari was an oped editor at the Wall Street Journal and an associate book review editor there. Her first book, "How to Fight Anti-Semitism," was a Natan Notable Book and the winner of a 2019 National Jewish Book Award. She is the host of the Honestly with Bari Weiss Podcast.

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Jan 19, 2022
Our Actions Echo Through Eternity
00:02:49

Ryan discusses how our actions have a larger impact than what lies on the surface, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 18, 2022
Make Good On Your Promise | The Wake Up
00:10:03

Ryan discusses what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr. about living philosophically, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 17, 2022
Seneca on the First Cause
00:18:28

Today’s episode is an excerpt from The Tao Of Seneca produced by Tim Ferriss’ Audio. In this letter Seneca writes about matter is being substance ready for any use whereas cause (reason) molds matter and turns it in whatever directions it will, how the wise man is so trained that he neither loves nor hates life, and how wise men regard their body as nothing but a chain since it is the only part of man which can suffer injury. Go to tim.blog/seneca to get the PDF for free. Get Letters From a Stoic from the Painted Porch.

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Jan 16, 2022
Professor M.D. Usher on Living in Accordance with Nature
01:09:57

Ryan talks to professor M.D. Usher about his new book How to Be a Farmer: An Ancient Guide to Life on the Land, the philosophical contradiction of the ancients practice of slavery, what the Stoics mean by living in accordance with nature, and more.

M.D. Usher is a University of Vermont alumnus and joined the UVM faculty in 2000. Before attending UVM as an undergraduate he apprenticed in Germany as a post-and-beam carpenter and later earned his Ph.D. in Classics at The University of Chicago.

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Jan 15, 2022
This is Your Reward
00:03:59

Ryan explains what you get for doing the right thing, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 14, 2022
“Not Much” Adds Up | Circle of Control
00:09:14

Ryan explains how to be productive at a high level, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 13, 2022
General Stanley McChrystal on Getting Comfortable with Risk | Set Up Your Hall of Heroes
01:11:47

Ryan reads today’s daily meditation and talks to retired United States Army General Stanley Allen McChrystal about how to become comfortable with risk as a leader, the rise and spread of misinformation, the effect that individuals have on humanity, and more.

Stanley Allen McChrystal is a retired United States Army general best known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command in the mid-2000s. He established a consultancy firm, McChrystal Group, in 2011 and advises senior executives at multinational corporations on navigating complex change and building stronger teams. His new book Risk: A User's Guide is about an entirely new way to understand risk and master the unknown.

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Jan 12, 2022
It’s Never Too Late To Learn
00:02:48

Ryan discusses the importance of always continuing your education, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 11, 2022
No Man Ever Reads The Same Book Twice | The Sphere of Choice
00:11:49

Ryan talks about the importance of re-reading the greats, and reads this week’s meditation from The Daily Stoic Journal, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 10, 2022
6 Hits of Stoic Motivation (Sports and Philosophy)
00:12:48

Today, Stoicism has been embraced by nearly every professional sport. Stoicism as a philosophy is really about the mental game. It’s not a set of ethics or principles. It’s a collection of spiritual exercises designed to help people through the difficulty of life. To focus on managing emotion; specifically, non-helpful emotion. In this episode of the podcast, Ryan breaks down 6 of the most important insights on sports and endurance training from the Stoics.

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Jan 09, 2022
Alex Lieberman on Defining Values, Restraining Opinion, and Curating Wisdom
01:06:00

Ryan talks to Morning Brew founder Alex Lieberman about his journey with Stoicism, the false belief that money can change your level of happiness, the higher standard that leaders should hold themselves to, the power of restraining opinion, and more. 

Alex Lieberman is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Morning Brew. Alex started Morning Brew as a college student in 2015 and has grown it to over 3 million subscribers. Alex is also the host of the podcast Founder’s Journal, which offers a backstage pass into building Morning Brew.

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Jan 08, 2022
Does It Measure Up?
00:02:30

Ryan explains why you must always stop and check yourself, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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Jan 07, 2022
We Must Beat Back The Mob | Where, Who, What and Why
00:11:30

Ryan talks about the high stakes of America’s political climate, the Stoic's responsibility to uphold justice, and reads The Daily Stoic’s entry of the day, on today’s Daily Stoic Podcast.

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