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The Daily Stoic

Daily Stoic

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The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic

Daily Stoic

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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.

Latest Episodes

You Can’t Carry It With You if You Want to Survive

"Things happened. Bad things. Things you never wanted, that hang over you wherever you go. We close our eyes and we see them. We worry that they’re going to happen again; we worry that we were to blame, that it was our fault."How does a Stoic deal with...

1 min10 h ago
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You Can’t Carry It With You if You Want to Survive

Nils Parker, Bestselling Writer and Editor Behind Lives of the Stoics, The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic

On today’s Daily Stoic Podcast, Ryan talks to his longtime writing partner and friend Nils Parker. They discuss Stoicism, their ongoing collaboration with Daily Stoic and Ryan’s other written works, and more.Nils Parker is one of the most sought after...

56 min1 d ago
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Nils Parker, Bestselling Writer and Editor Behind Lives of the Stoics, The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic

Magical Thinking Is Not Your Friend

"When things are hard, when things are scary, when we’re tired, when we’ve had a run of bad luck, that’s when it happens: Magical thinking kicks in.This will all be over soon, we convince ourselves. This one thing will solve all our problems. Our ex is...

3 min1 d ago
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Magical Thinking Is Not Your Friend

There Is No “One Last Job”

"Just a few more years we tell ourselves. Just until I make enough money. After I make rank. Almost there.These are the lies we tell ourselves, the rationales for why we’re doing the thing we hate or being the kind of person we’d rather not be."Ryan...

2 min2 d ago
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There Is No “One Last Job”

You Can Use This, You Know.

"No one would have chosen this. No one is that crazy. To have your life disrupted. To be out of work. To lose money or people you love. To see institutions taxed beyond their capacities. To see people scared or frustrated.But this pandemic is a classic...

3 min3 d ago
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You Can Use This, You Know.

Daily Stoic Sundays: Seven Stoic Ways to Find a Better Life

In today's Sunday Podcast, Ryan goes over seven lessons for life that you can learn from the ancient Stoics (learn more about these philosophers in Ryan’s new book, Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius).Learn about the...

18 min4 d ago
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Daily Stoic Sundays: Seven Stoic Ways to Find a Better Life

Guy Raz — “How I Built This” and Solving Our Big Problems

On today’s Daily Stoic Podcast, Ryan talks with How I Built This creator and host Guy Raz about how we deal with big collective action problems in an era of increased polarization, harnessing entrepreneurial energy to help society, and more.Guy Raz is a...

44 min5 d ago
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Guy Raz — “How I Built This” and Solving Our Big Problems

This Is What Cicero Missed

"On the surface, Cicero appears the perfect Stoic. He studied with all the right teachers. He served in office for decades. He was friends with Cato. Diodotus, the old Stoic philosopher, even died in Cicero’s house and left his estate to him. But it’s...

3 min6 d ago
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This Is What Cicero Missed

Some Folks You Just Can’t Reach

"It’d be wonderful if everyone could agree on some very basic things. Like, you can’t use racial slurs. And no, you shouldn’t judge a person for their gender or their sexual orientation. It’d be wonderful if nobody littered, if people didn’t blast music...

2 min1 w ago
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Some Folks You Just Can’t Reach

You Must Work Your Hardest at This

"There are lots of things you should be doing today. Your journaling. Your reading. Taking care of your work, of your children or family. Following the instructions of the authorities (to stay inside, to eliminate unnecessary travel, to make sure you...

2 min1 w ago
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You Must Work Your Hardest at This

Latest Episodes

You Can’t Carry It With You if You Want to Survive

"Things happened. Bad things. Things you never wanted, that hang over you wherever you go. We close our eyes and we see them. We worry that they’re going to happen again; we worry that we were to blame, that it was our fault."How does a Stoic deal with...

1 min10 h ago
Comments
You Can’t Carry It With You if You Want to Survive

Nils Parker, Bestselling Writer and Editor Behind Lives of the Stoics, The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic

On today’s Daily Stoic Podcast, Ryan talks to his longtime writing partner and friend Nils Parker. They discuss Stoicism, their ongoing collaboration with Daily Stoic and Ryan’s other written works, and more.Nils Parker is one of the most sought after...

56 min1 d ago
Comments
Nils Parker, Bestselling Writer and Editor Behind Lives of the Stoics, The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic

Magical Thinking Is Not Your Friend

"When things are hard, when things are scary, when we’re tired, when we’ve had a run of bad luck, that’s when it happens: Magical thinking kicks in.This will all be over soon, we convince ourselves. This one thing will solve all our problems. Our ex is...

3 min1 d ago
Comments
Magical Thinking Is Not Your Friend

There Is No “One Last Job”

"Just a few more years we tell ourselves. Just until I make enough money. After I make rank. Almost there.These are the lies we tell ourselves, the rationales for why we’re doing the thing we hate or being the kind of person we’d rather not be."Ryan...

2 min2 d ago
Comments
There Is No “One Last Job”

You Can Use This, You Know.

"No one would have chosen this. No one is that crazy. To have your life disrupted. To be out of work. To lose money or people you love. To see institutions taxed beyond their capacities. To see people scared or frustrated.But this pandemic is a classic...

3 min3 d ago
Comments
You Can Use This, You Know.

Daily Stoic Sundays: Seven Stoic Ways to Find a Better Life

In today's Sunday Podcast, Ryan goes over seven lessons for life that you can learn from the ancient Stoics (learn more about these philosophers in Ryan’s new book, Lives of the Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius).Learn about the...

18 min4 d ago
Comments
Daily Stoic Sundays: Seven Stoic Ways to Find a Better Life

Guy Raz — “How I Built This” and Solving Our Big Problems

On today’s Daily Stoic Podcast, Ryan talks with How I Built This creator and host Guy Raz about how we deal with big collective action problems in an era of increased polarization, harnessing entrepreneurial energy to help society, and more.Guy Raz is a...

44 min5 d ago
Comments
Guy Raz — “How I Built This” and Solving Our Big Problems

This Is What Cicero Missed

"On the surface, Cicero appears the perfect Stoic. He studied with all the right teachers. He served in office for decades. He was friends with Cato. Diodotus, the old Stoic philosopher, even died in Cicero’s house and left his estate to him. But it’s...

3 min6 d ago
Comments
This Is What Cicero Missed

Some Folks You Just Can’t Reach

"It’d be wonderful if everyone could agree on some very basic things. Like, you can’t use racial slurs. And no, you shouldn’t judge a person for their gender or their sexual orientation. It’d be wonderful if nobody littered, if people didn’t blast music...

2 min1 w ago
Comments
Some Folks You Just Can’t Reach

You Must Work Your Hardest at This

"There are lots of things you should be doing today. Your journaling. Your reading. Taking care of your work, of your children or family. Following the instructions of the authorities (to stay inside, to eliminate unnecessary travel, to make sure you...

2 min1 w ago
Comments
You Must Work Your Hardest at This

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