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Podcast Profile: Stoic Meditations

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1094 episodes
2017 to 2022
Median: 2 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

Occasional reflections on the wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers with Prof. Massimo Pigliucci. Complete index by author and source at https://massimopigliucci.org/stoic-podcast/. (cover art by Marek Škrabák; original music by Ian Jolin-Rasmussen). Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/stoicmeditations/support


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Stoic philosophy • Ancient Greek and Roman thinkers • Ethical reflections • Handling adversity • Virtue and character • Life's challenges • Non-attachment • Self-restraint • Human nature • Detachment from external events

"Stoic Meditations," hosted by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, delves into the timeless wisdom of Ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, presenting reflections in a contemporary context. The podcast often draws on the teachings of renowned Stoics such as Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius. Each episode distills a specific philosophical concept or practical advice, employing historical texts and philosophical interpretations.

Recurring themes include the Stoic dichotomy of control, emphasizing that some things are within our control—namely our own actions and attitudes—while others, such as external events and public opinion, are not. The podcast explores the significance of virtue as the sole true good, urging listeners to align their will with nature and remain indifferent to matters beyond their control.

The episodes frequently address the proper use of impressions and how judgments about events, rather than the events themselves, cause distress. Such meditations often encourage mindfulness and mental resilience, advocating for an awareness that personal character holds precedence over external achievements or possessions.

Practical advice for daily life is another common thread, with suggestions on maintaining self-restraint, avoiding gossip, and fostering good character despite external challenges. The podcast reflects on how to treat others fairly, emphasizing empathy, and cautioning against quick judgments without understanding underlying reasons. The pitfalls of wealth, the value of non-attachment, and the Stoic approach to handling insults and grief are also explored.

Furthermore, the podcast underscores the importance of preparing for life’s adversities through mental practices, such as the premeditatio malorum, which anticipates negative outcomes to mitigate their impact. Episodes often highlight philosophical exercises and reflection as means to strengthen the mind against life's unpredictabilities.

Ultimately, "Stoic Meditations" serves as a modern guide to Stoic practices, offering listeners philosophical insights and practical tools to navigate the complexities of contemporary life with stoic wisdom.


Episodes:
Episode Image 1094. The Olympics have already started!
2022-Aug-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 1093. Homer and Chrysippus
2022-Aug-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 1092. Don't judge others
2022-Aug-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 1091. Non sequiturs
2022-Aug-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 1090. Every cup has two handles
2022-Aug-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 1089. Of insults and logic
2022-Aug-16
3 minutes
Episode Image 1088. Wrong priorities
2022-Aug-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 1087. Conversation and company
2022-Aug-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 1086. Grief and loss
2022-Aug-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 1085. Money
2022-Aug-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 1084. On insults
2022-Aug-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 1083. Do not groan inwardly
2022-Aug-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 1082. The fundamental tradeoff
2022-Aug-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 1081. Your reservoir of virtues
2022-Aug-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 1080. The path to peace
2022-Aug-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 1079. The use of impressions
2022-Aug-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 1078. Facts vs value judgments
2022-Aug-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 1077. You should always have two goals in mind
2022-Jul-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 1076. Remember, we are all mortals
2022-Jul-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 1075. Question your impressions
2022-Jul-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 1074. The fundamental rule of life
2022-Jul-25
4 minutes
Episode Image 1073. Virtue is the only good
2022-Jul-22
3 minutes
Episode Image 1072. What Nature has given us
2022-Jul-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 1071. The Stoic deterministic universe
2022-Jul-20
3 minutes
Episode Image 1070. We should seek out life's challenges
2022-Jul-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 1069. It doesn't matter what you bear, but how you bear it
2022-Jul-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 1068. No evil can befall a good person
2022-Jun-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 1067. The Stoic argument from design
2022-Jun-16
3 minutes
Episode Image 1066. Stoic R&R
2022-Jun-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 1065. Democritus vs Heraclitus
2022-Jun-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 1064. Stoic non-attachment
2022-Jun-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 1063. The reserve clause
2022-May-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 1062. The problem with busyness
2022-May-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 1061. What do we labor for?
2022-May-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 1060. The premeditatio malorum
2022-May-26
3 minutes
Episode Image 1059. It's a matter of attitude
2022-May-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 1058. How many books? How many authors?
2022-May-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 1057. The real value of things
2022-May-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 1056. Whereby Seneca praises Diogenes
2022-May-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 1055. The problem with too much wealth
2022-May-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 1054. Be careful the company you keep
2022-May-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 1053. What we do is a preferred indifferent, how we do it is not
2022-May-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 1052. Careful about what and why you commit yourself to
2022-May-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 1051. Consider how much or how little you can do
2022-May-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 1050. Be a good citizen
2022-May-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 1049. Wisdom and age
2022-May-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 1048. Serving the cosmopolis
2022-May-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 1047. A very good question
2022-May-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 1046. Don't flee from yourself
2022-Apr-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 1045. Is tranquillity of mind really a good thing?
2022-Apr-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 1044. On public service
2022-Apr-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 1043. Seneca's life style
2022-Apr-25
3 minutes
Episode Image 1042. Chrysippus' cylinder
2022-Apr-22
3 minutes
Episode Image 1041. The three basic positions on free will
2022-Apr-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 1040. Carneades on free will
2022-Apr-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 1039. Co-causality
2022-Apr-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 1038. The lazy argument
2022-Apr-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 1037. Self-caused free will?
2022-Apr-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 1036. The Epicurean swerve
2022-Apr-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 1035. Different kinds of causality?
2022-Apr-12
3 minutes
Episode Image 1034. On free will: Chrysippus vs Cicero
2022-Apr-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 1033. Ethics and morality are the same thing
2022-Apr-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 1032. On magnanimity
2022-Apr-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 1031. The importance of memory
2022-Apr-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 1030. Socrates' cloak
2022-Apr-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 1029. The problem with being ultra-wealthy
2022-Apr-04
3 minutes
Episode Image 1028. Useful vs leisure knowledge
2022-Apr-01
3 minutes
Episode Image 1027. Memorize reminders to be ready to act
2022-Mar-31
3 minutes
Episode Image 1026. Gratitude irrespective of reputation
2022-Mar-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 1025. A long list of dangerous fools
2022-Mar-29
3 minutes
Episode Image 1024. Some things are worth much more than the asking price
2022-Mar-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 1023. You don't own anything
2022-Mar-25
3 minutes
Episode Image 1022. Ungrateful politicians
2022-Mar-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 1021. Sick stomach, sick mind
2022-Mar-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 1020. Instinctive vs conscious actions
2022-Mar-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 1019. Diogenes and Alexander
2022-Mar-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 1018. The reserve clause
2022-Mar-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 1017. Seneca, the Skeptic?
2022-Mar-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 1016. Of sages and torture
2022-Mar-16
3 minutes
Episode Image 1015. The two fundamental human strengths
2022-Mar-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 1014. Even bad people appreciate virtue
2022-Mar-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 1013. The duty to help others and the providential nature of the universe
2022-Mar-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 1012. God = Nature = Fate = Cause & Effect
2022-Mar-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 1011. Two criticisms of Seneca
2022-Mar-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 1010. The difference between a mere parent and a good parent
2022-Mar-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 1009. On slavery
2022-Mar-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 1008. No deadline for gratefulness
2022-Mar-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 1007. Virtue and the law
2022-Feb-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 1006. Contentedness vs ambition
2022-Feb-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 1005. Should we complain to the gods?
2022-Feb-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 1004. The sources of ingratitude
2022-Feb-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 1003. When we should decline a benefit to help a friend
2022-Feb-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 1002. Benefits should be freely received
2022-Feb-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 1001. Sometimes the right thing to do is to say no
2022-Feb-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 1000. Be an anonymous benefactor
2022-Feb-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 999. Don't let generosity degenerate into extravagance
2022-Feb-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 998. A hierarchy of needs and benefits
2022-Feb-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 997. Do we make moral progress?
2022-Feb-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 996. Why are you doing what you are doing?
2022-Feb-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 995. It is the thought that counts
2022-Feb-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 994. The many forms of benefits
2022-Feb-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 993. The book-keeping of benefits is simple
2022-Feb-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 992. Good deeds, or their fruits?
2022-Feb-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 991. The right attitude for gift giving
2022-Feb-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 990. The importance of benefits
2022-Feb-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 989. The story of Marcus Atilius Regulus
2022-Feb-02
3 minutes
Episode Image 988. Apply the rule! What follows?
2022-Feb-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 987. Let's hear it from Chrysippus
2022-Jan-31
3 minutes
Episode Image 986. What are we born for?
2022-Jan-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 985. The axioms of your ethics
2022-Jan-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 984. How to treat so-called foreigners
2022-Jan-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 983. Justice is instrumental to good living
2022-Jan-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 982. Tyrannicide and friendship
2022-Jan-24
3 minutes
Episode Image 981. Socratic vs ataraxic schools
2022-Jan-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 980. The conflict between virtue and benefits
2022-Jan-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 979. Self-seeking politicians
2022-Jan-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 978. We must apologize for our offenses
2022-Jan-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 977. The duty to help the poor
2022-Jan-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 976. Political theory, not just virtue
2022-Jan-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 975. Virtue and human society
2022-Jan-12
3 minutes
Episode Image 974. The morally right vs the expedient
2022-Jan-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 973. Dogmatists vs Skeptics
2022-Jan-10
3 minutes
Episode Image 972. Philosophy, the most useful pursuit
2022-Jan-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 971. If you can't do politics, do philosophy
2022-Jan-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 970. Practical duties
2021-Dec-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 969. The virtue of temperance
2021-Dec-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 968. Making important decisions early in life
2021-Dec-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 967. Four aspects of our character
2021-Dec-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 966. What about sports and play?
2021-Dec-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 965. The harmony of character and behavior
2021-Dec-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 964. Justice and anger are incompatible
2021-Dec-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 963. The two rules of good government
2021-Dec-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 962. On running for political office
2021-Dec-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 961. On money
2021-Dec-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 960. The right kind of courage
2021-Dec-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 959. The art of a duty calculator
2021-Dec-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 958. The most powerful fellowship
2021-Dec-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 957. Is your act truly a kind one?
2021-Dec-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 956. How to do acts of kindness
2021-Dec-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 955. Don’t be a traitor to social life
2021-Dec-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 954. A cautious defense of private property
2021-Nov-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 953. How to become more human
2021-Nov-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 952. Two common errors
2021-Nov-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 951. The four sources of morality
2021-Nov-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 950. Living according to reason
2021-Nov-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 949. Three types of moral question
2021-Nov-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 948. Practice must accompany theory
2021-Nov-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 947. Virtue vs pleasure
2021-Nov-16
3 minutes
Episode Image 946. The importance of moral duties
2021-Nov-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 945. Let your character be brave, not harsh
2021-Nov-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 944. Write about your loved ones
2021-Nov-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 943. Loss as a universal equalizer
2021-Nov-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 942. The universe is not after you, personally
2021-Nov-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 941. Redirect your thoughts
2021-Nov-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 940. No such a thing as a premature death
2021-Nov-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 939. On loan from the universe
2021-Nov-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 938. The dead do not suffer
2021-Nov-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 937. Literature will save your soul
2021-Nov-01
3 minutes
Episode Image 936. What would your loved one who passed away wish for you?
2021-Oct-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 935. Do not let grief fester
2021-Oct-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 934. The wish for immortality is the height of selfishness
2021-Oct-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 933. On universal impermanence
2021-Oct-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 932. The dangers of superstition
2021-Oct-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 931. Methodological naturalism
2021-Oct-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 930. Never underestimate the power of chance
2021-Oct-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 929. On the vagueness of prophecy
2021-Oct-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 928. Heredity, not stars and planets
2021-Oct-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 927. On astrology
2021-Oct-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 926. The nature of philosophy
2021-Oct-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 925. On cherry picking
2021-Oct-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 924. Two common explanations of “extraordinary” events
2021-Oct-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 923. On epistemic humility
2021-Oct-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 922. Ordinary explanations for extraordinary events
2021-Oct-08
3 minutes
Episode Image 921. The scientific turn in understanding the world
2021-Oct-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 920. Follow Hannibal, not a piece of ox-meat
2021-Oct-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 919. Sometimes coincidences as just that
2021-Oct-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 918. Philosophy vs pseudoscience
2021-Oct-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 917. The proper place of sarcasm
2021-Oct-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 916. How, exactly, do you know that?
2021-Sep-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 915. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
2021-Sep-29
3 minutes
Episode Image 914. Trust science, not mysticism
2021-Sep-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 913. When the problem is real, you don't go to a soothsayer
2021-Sep-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 912. The proper attitude of a Skeptic
2021-Sep-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 911. Why write about philosophy
2021-Sep-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 910. The Stoics and Laplace's demon
2021-Sep-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 909. The world is regulated by cause and effect
2021-Sep-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 908. Socrates' daimon
2021-Aug-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 907. Two problems with Stoicism
2021-Aug-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 906. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
2021-Aug-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 905. Epicurus was right after all!
2021-Aug-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 904. The argument from celebrity
2021-Aug-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 903. One problem with Stoic epistemology
2021-Aug-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 902. The Venus throw
2021-Aug-23
3 minutes
Episode Image 901. Good and bad reasons to reject a claim
2021-Aug-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 900. Stoic disagreements
2021-Aug-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 899. Shall we accept the opinion of the many?
2021-Aug-18
3 minutes
Episode Image 898. The best days of our lives
2021-Aug-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 897. The proper attitude toward grief
2021-Aug-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 896. Use virtuous reason as your shield
2021-Aug-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 895. On over-consumption
2021-Aug-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 894. On gourmet food
2021-Aug-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 893. Two precious things we always carry with us
2021-Aug-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 892. Don't get cocky with Fortune
2021-Aug-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 891. Look out for Fortune's blows
2021-Aug-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 890. Happiness regardless of circumstances
2021-Jul-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 889. What really makes us wiser
2021-Jul-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 888. On the last path to freedom
2021-Jul-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 887. What to do if you are deaf
2021-Jul-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 886. Focus on what you can do, not on what you can't
2021-Jul-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 885. On exile and cosmopolitanism
2021-Jul-23
3 minutes
Episode Image 884. The time Plato almost lost his life
2021-Jul-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 883. On walking before dinner
2021-Jul-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 882. Socrates the non-consumerist
2021-Jul-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 881. Three kinds of goods
2021-Jul-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 880. Many schools, many takes
2021-Jul-16
3 minutes
Episode Image 879. The philosophical problem with pain
2021-Jul-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 878. Damocles' sword and the nature of happiness
2021-Jul-14
3 minutes
Episode Image 877. An argument in favor of virtue as guarantor of a happy life
2021-Jul-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 876. How to evaluate philosophical systems
2021-Jul-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 875. Why virtue is necessary and sufficient for happiness
2021-Jul-09
4 minutes
Episode Image 874. The importance of Socrates
2021-Jul-08
3 minutes
Episode Image 873. The first philosopher
2021-Jul-07
3 minutes
Episode Image 872. Do not catastrophize
2021-Jul-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 871. Is virtue sufficient for a happy life?
2021-Jul-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 870. If anger is natural, what's wrong with it?
2021-Jul-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 869. Redirect your mind toward useful things
2021-Jul-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 868. The meaning of true love
2021-Jun-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 867. Your (mature) emotional response is up to you
2021-Jun-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 866. Think about how others endure adversity
2021-Jun-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 865. Philosophy is the cure
2021-May-31
3 minutes
Episode Image 864. The problem with grief
2021-May-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 863. Anger is good only when it's fake
2021-May-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 862. Virtue is a kind of knowledge
2021-May-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 861. Courage does not require anger
2021-May-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 860. Why Aristotle was wrong about moderating vice
2021-May-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 859. Virtue is right reason
2021-May-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 858. Disharmony of the mind
2021-May-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 857. Apply the Socratic remedy
2021-May-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 856. The importance of temperance
2021-May-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 855. Envy, malevolence, and delight
2021-May-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 854. Challenging your incorrect emotions
2021-May-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 853. The nature of fear
2021-May-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 852. The nature of volition
2021-May-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 851. Perturbations of the mind
2021-May-10
3 minutes
Episode Image 850. What is apatheia?
2021-May-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 849. Five philosophical takes on grief
2021-May-06
3 minutes
Episode Image 848. Grief is an opinion
2021-May-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 847. Philosophical contradictions
2021-May-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 846. Willing grief away
2021-May-03
3 minutes
Episode Image 845. Facts vs judgments
2021-Apr-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 844. Comfort by comparison
2021-Apr-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 843. Cicero vs the Epicureans, part II
2021-Apr-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 842. Cicero vs the Epicureans
2021-Apr-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 841. Music or Socrates?
2021-Apr-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 840. Should we contemplate future adversity?
2021-Apr-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 839. Being prepared for anything
2021-Apr-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 838. Why and how to overcome grief
2021-Apr-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 837. The four fundamental disturbances of the mind
2021-Apr-20
3 minutes
Episode Image 836. Pity vs envy
2021-Apr-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 835. The absurdity of envy
2021-Apr-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 834. Is grief a form of cowardice?
2021-Apr-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 833. Lust and anger
2021-Apr-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 832. Everyone but the sage is mad
2021-Apr-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 831. Diseases of the mind
2021-Apr-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 830. On fame
2021-Apr-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 829. Natural virtue?
2021-Apr-08
3 minutes
Episode Image 828. Who we really are
2021-Apr-07
3 minutes
Episode Image 827. The power of acting right
2021-Apr-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 826. Posidonius talks about pain
2021-Apr-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 825. Dionysius the Renegade
2021-Apr-02
3 minutes
Episode Image 824. Epaminondas, one of the most excellent men who ever lived
2021-Apr-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 823. When Zeno bit the tyrant
2021-Mar-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 822. Pain and mental attitude
2021-Mar-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 821. Better to be a sick person with integrity than a healthy lier
2021-Mar-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 820. How to learn to bear pain
2021-Mar-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 819. The crucial importance of patience
2021-Mar-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 818. Courage vs pain
2021-Mar-24
3 minutes
Episode Image 817. Should we ban the poets?
2021-Mar-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 816. On bearing pain
2021-Mar-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 815. Pleasure, pain, virtue
2021-Mar-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 814. Is pain the worst of all evils?
2021-Mar-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 813. The real philosophical life
2021-Mar-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 812. The benefits of the philosophical life
2021-Mar-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 811. Philosophers should be open to being wrong
2021-Mar-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 810. Philosophy underlies everything else
2021-Mar-12
3 minutes
Episode Image 809. Others are coping, so can you
2021-Mar-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 808. Be careful what you wish for, especially with Apollo
2021-Mar-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 807. Rites for the dead, care for the living
2021-Mar-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 806. A Cynic reason to donate your organs after you die
2021-Mar-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 805. The tiny insects that live one day
2021-Mar-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 804. The deal Nature has struck with us
2021-Mar-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 803. The difference between facts and judgments
2021-Mar-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 802. As happy as Metellus?
2021-Mar-02
3 minutes
Episode Image 801. The right time to die
2021-Mar-01
3 minutes
Episode Image 800. The real reason we are afraid of death
2021-Feb-26
3 minutes
Episode Image 799. What Socrates said about death
2021-Feb-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 798. On the rationality of grief
2021-Feb-24
3 minutes
Episode Image 797. Two possibilities for the afterlife
2021-Feb-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 796. On the nature of the soul
2021-Feb-22
3 minutes
Episode Image 795. Nature's bargain
2021-Feb-19
3 minutes
Episode Image 794. The symmetry argument
2021-Feb-18
3 minutes
Episode Image 793. Are you so silly as to believe in Cerberus and Sisyphus?
2021-Feb-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 792. On true friendship
2021-Feb-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 791. Get better today, not tomorrow
2021-Feb-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 790. You are not perfect, so what?
2021-Feb-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 789. Just pay attention, will you?
2021-Feb-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 788. How would you like death to find you?
2021-Feb-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 787. The real value of things
2021-Feb-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 786. Pay attention to the cosmic trainer
2021-Feb-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 785. What sort of thirst do you have?
2021-Feb-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 784. Take care of your prohairesis
2021-Feb-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 783. The distinctiveness of philosophy
2021-Feb-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 782. Be charitable toward other people's shortcomings
2021-Feb-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 781. Do you have the skills?
2021-Feb-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 780. Don't use fancy words, describe the facts
2021-Jan-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 779. Pretend you are in exile
2021-Jan-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 778. The judgment of others
2021-Jan-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 777. Are you a fox or a lion?
2021-Jan-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 776. The difference between an amateur and a craftsman
2021-Jan-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 775. The real value of people, and apples
2021-Jan-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 774. Developing a better understanding of things
2021-Jan-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 773. Our obsession with control
2021-Jan-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 772. Just pay attention
2021-Jan-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 771. What did you lose, and what did you gain?
2021-Jan-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 770. Changing friends
2021-Jan-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 769. The problem with hyper-consumerism
2021-Jan-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 768. Natural goodness
2021-Jan-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 767. What truly belongs to you
2021-Jan-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 766. Learning the art of living
2021-Jan-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 765. The true nature of freedom
2021-Jan-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 764. Not bad person lives a happy life
2020-Dec-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 763. The purpose of philosophizing
2020-Dec-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 762. The three types of philosophy of life
2020-Dec-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 761. Do something for posterity
2020-Dec-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 760. Achieve balance in life
2020-Dec-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 759. Put to practice your inquiring disposition
2020-Dec-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 758. How to better serve the human cosmopolis
2020-Dec-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 757. Just do your part
2020-Dec-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 756. The axiom of futility
2020-Dec-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 755. Should we get involved in politics?
2020-Dec-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 754. Stoicism is not written in stone
2020-Dec-16
3 minutes
Episode Image 753. There are different ways to be useful to the human cosmopolis
2020-Dec-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 752. Set your own priorities, don't slavishly follow other people's
2020-Dec-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 751. How much leisure time do you have, and what do you do with it?
2020-Dec-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 750. Everything changes, act accordingly
2020-Dec-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 749. No point in finding faults
2020-Dec-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 748. Putting things, and people, in perspective
2020-Dec-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 747. Theory and practice
2020-Dec-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 746. Always use reason and you'll achieve serenity
2020-Dec-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 745. How to become magnanimous
2020-Dec-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 744. Just pay attention, will you?
2020-Dec-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 743. We are part of the universe and have duties toward fellow human beings
2020-Dec-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 742. How to engage people in a discussion
2020-Nov-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 741. The link between rationality and sociability
2020-Nov-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 740. The Stoics got divination wrong, but cause-effect right
2020-Nov-25
3 minutes
Episode Image 739. Isn't the eye the most sophisticated thing you've ever seen?
2020-Nov-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 738. The universe is not the result of random events
2020-Nov-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 737. Reason and wisdom, or chance and necessity?
2020-Nov-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 736. Is the universe governed by wisdom?
2020-Nov-19
3 minutes
Episode Image 735. Different conceptions of the gods
2020-Nov-18
3 minutes
Episode Image 734. On the movement of the planets
2020-Nov-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 733. The cosmos is neither living nor endowed with mind
2020-Nov-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 732. Is the world wise?
2020-Nov-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 731. Like from like, nothing from nothing
2020-Nov-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 730. Zeno tries to demonstrate that the cosmos are capable of reason
2020-Oct-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 729. Chrysippus accepts a faulty premise
2020-Oct-29
3 minutes
Episode Image 728. Four (bad) arguments for the existence of the gods
2020-Oct-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 727. Two bad arguments for the existence of gods
2020-Oct-27
3 minutes
Episode Image 726. Divination, anyone?
2020-Oct-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 725. Obviously, the universe is guided by an intelligence. Or is it?
2020-Oct-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 724. Look less critically at others, and a bit more critically at yourself
2020-Oct-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 723. Careful not to underestimate the power of Fortune
2020-Oct-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 722. Ready for bad stuff to happen, but preferring the good stuff
2020-Oct-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 721. Be at ease wherever you find yourself
2020-Oct-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 720. Why wealth is not a good
2020-Oct-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 719. People's social status doesn't matter
2020-Oct-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 718. On rational giving
2020-Oct-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 717. No one condemned wisdom to poverty
2020-Oct-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 716. On the desirability of wealth
2020-Oct-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 715. Tall or short, it doesn't matter
2020-Oct-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 714. Rich, and yet a philosopher?
2020-Oct-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 713. The basic precepts of a good Stoic life
2020-Oct-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 712. When an Epicurean goes Stoic
2020-Oct-06
3 minutes
Episode Image 711. Aspiring to a life of virtue while being a fallible human being
2020-Oct-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 710. I'm not a sage, but I get better every day
2020-Oct-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 709. Between Cynicism and Aristotelianism
2020-Oct-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 708. Are you controlling your pleasures, or the other way around?
2020-Sep-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 707. The real problem with Epicureanism
2020-Sep-29
3 minutes
Episode Image 706. The balance between pleasure and virtue
2020-Sep-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 705. Why are you asking for more?
2020-Sep-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 704. Virtue is its own reward
2020-Sep-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 703. Harmonize your mind
2020-Sep-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 702. Pleasure is the companion, not the essence, of life
2020-Sep-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 701. The difference between pleasure and virtue
2020-Sep-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 700. Reason is the only thing that will make you truly happy
2020-Sep-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 699. There is no happiness without truth
2020-Sep-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 698. Do away with hope and fear
2020-Sep-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 697. Fortune vs virtue
2020-Sep-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 696. Pursue the pleasures of life, in moderation
2020-Sep-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 695. Don't follow blindly what other say, no matter how famous they are
2020-Sep-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 694. Don't go after fool's gold
2020-Sep-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 693. Living by reason, not by imitation of others
2020-Sep-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 692. What is happiness anyway?
2020-Sep-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 691. Do not wish for impossible things
2020-Sep-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 690. Do not wait for Plato's Republic
2020-Sep-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 689. Either god or randomness
2020-Sep-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 688. Do not concern yourself with other people's opinions
2020-Sep-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 687. Negative and positive actions on behalf of the cosmopolis
2020-Sep-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 686. Everything changes
2020-Aug-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 685. The importance of our ruling faculty
2020-Aug-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 684. Objective situations and subjective judgments
2020-Aug-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 683. Apply reason to social improvement
2020-Aug-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 682. Teach them or bear with them
2020-Aug-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 681. When peope do wrong they hurt themselves first
2020-Aug-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 680. Pain, pleasure, and injustice
2020-Aug-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 679. The nature of injustice
2020-Aug-20
3 minutes
Episode Image 678. Setting up again what chance has overthrown
2020-Aug-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 677. Help, instead of pity, others
2020-Aug-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 676. The ideal ruler
2020-Aug-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 675. Stoicism in the service of all
2020-Aug-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 674. The opposite of mercy is cruelty
2020-Aug-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 673. The nature and importance of mercy
2020-Aug-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 672. When cruelty becomes pleasure
2020-Aug-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 671. Let us be more forgiving
2020-Aug-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 670. The right and the wrong times to use violence
2020-Aug-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 669. People can change, and so can we
2020-Aug-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 668. The tyrant will not be able to hide
2020-Aug-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 667. Beware of the corruption of the justice system
2020-Aug-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 666. Do not support leaders who drag their office into the mud
2020-Aug-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 665. War is cruelty on a massive scale
2020-Jul-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 664. When you hurt others, you hurt yourself
2020-Jul-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 663. Seneca and the Peter Parker principle
2020-Jul-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 662. Let us err on the side of clemency
2020-Jul-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 661. Clemency helps the innocent and the virtuous
2020-Jul-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 660. Is Nero going to "forget" his character?
2020-Jul-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 659. Seneca offers himself as a mirror for Nero's soul
2020-Jul-23
3 minutes
Episode Image 658. Overcome your fear of death and you will be free and powerful
2020-Jul-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 657. What is and is not up to us
2020-Jul-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 656. Consider how much control you have, and what follows from that
2020-Jul-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 655. You can get better immediately, it's up to you
2020-Jul-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 654. If you are in Gyara, live as one who is in Gyara
2020-Jul-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 653. How to practice and what to practice
2020-Jul-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 652. Do not wish for figs in winter
2020-Jul-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 651. Stoics have a duty to work toward social and political change
2020-Jul-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 650. Why should we be good?
2020-Jul-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 649. Enjoy figs in the summer, don't wish for them in the winter
2020-Jul-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 648. Practicing philosophy is like going to the doctor's office
2020-Jul-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 647. Focus on the deed, not the praise
2020-Jul-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 646. Your roles in life
2020-Jul-06
3 minutes
Episode Image 645. The ultimate locus of your freedom
2020-Jul-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 644. Who are you, anyway?
2020-Jul-02
3 minutes
Episode Image 643. It's about deeds, not words
2020-Jul-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 642. A philosophy needs to be digested properly, not just vomited
2020-Jun-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 641. Reframing problems into training exercises
2020-Jun-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 640. When the universe sends you a sparring partner
2020-Jun-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 639. Don't make yourself a salve of others
2020-Jun-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 638. What is truly good or bad
2020-Jun-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 637. Examine your values carefully
2020-Jun-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 636. The character gap
2020-Jun-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 635. The fine trappings of a horse
2020-Jun-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 634. Are you alone or lonely?
2020-Jun-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 633. Ask your impressions for the right password
2020-Jun-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 632. How to deal with a difficult relative
2020-Jun-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 631. What is always within your power
2020-Jun-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 630. Philosophical journaling
2020-Jun-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 629. The problem with wealth is that it doesn't guarantee you a sound mind
2020-Jun-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 628. That is tyranny, not government
2020-Jun-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 627. Argue less, practice more
2020-Jun-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 626. What do you like to tend to?
2020-Jun-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 625. Contemplating your final activity
2020-Jun-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 624. Facts don't come with judgments attached to them
2020-Jun-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 623. The raw material of the good person
2020-Jun-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 622. We need to be human beings, not statues
2020-Jun-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 621. The three disciplines of Epictetus
2020-Jun-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 620. Socrates and Alcibiades
2020-May-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 619. Give yourself a break (from externals)
2020-May-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 618. Free yourself from the fickleness of others
2020-May-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 617. Pay attention to the ledger of your life
2020-May-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 616. How to avoid a wretched life
2020-May-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 615. On the futility of war
2020-May-22
3 minutes
Episode Image 614. Past, present, and future
2020-May-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 613. The immortality of philosophy
2020-May-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 612. Try some true friends instead
2020-May-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 611. Have a conversation with Socrates or Epicurus
2020-May-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 610. Spend time in good company
2020-May-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 609. On the treatment of humans and animals
2020-May-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 608. How to properly go to the barber
2020-May-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 607. The three periods of life
2020-May-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 606. How to get to old age
2020-May-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 605. Live in the here and now
2020-May-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 604. Postponement is the greatest waste of life
2020-May-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 603. Are you on a voyage, or just tossed about by the currents of life?
2020-May-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 602. Learning how to live, and how to die
2020-May-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 601. Set aside time to better yourself
2020-May-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 600. Time to change your plans, right now
2020-Apr-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 599. Time vs money
2020-Apr-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 598. Much of your life is not up to you
2020-Apr-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 597. Life is long enough
2020-Apr-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 596. On the shortness of life
2020-Apr-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 595. We ought to take care of everyone
2020-Apr-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 594. The problem with luxury
2020-Apr-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 593. The importance of experience and self-control
2020-Apr-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 592. Think about the long term consequences of your actions
2020-Apr-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 591. The philosophy school is like the doctor's office
2020-Apr-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 590. You made the only mistake you could possibly make
2020-Apr-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 589. What we should concern ourselves with
2020-Apr-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 588. How to save $1000 by challenging impressions.
2020-Apr-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 587. Patterning ourselves after Zeus
2020-Apr-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 586. Don't try to reason with those who can't hear
2020-Apr-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 585. Take care of your mind just like you do of your body
2020-Apr-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 584. Practice what you preach
2020-Apr-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 583. On being useful to others
2020-Apr-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 582. Make your last choice while you still can
2020-Apr-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 581. Shameful speech undermines your character
2020-Apr-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 580. Pain vs pleasure
2020-Apr-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 579. The importance of self-control
2020-Apr-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 578. Criticizing tyrants is not enough
2020-Mar-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 577. Live in the here and now
2020-Mar-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 576. The interplay between nature and wisdom
2020-Mar-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 575. What wisdom is for
2020-Mar-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 574. Live according to nature
2020-Mar-25
3 minutes
Episode Image 573. The virtues of sound reasoning and scientific understanding
2020-Mar-24
3 minutes
Episode Image 572. On friendship
2020-Mar-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 571. Our social duties
2020-Mar-20
3 minutes
Episode Image 570. On private property
2020-Mar-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 569. Sociability, not pleasure
2020-Mar-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 568. Expanding our circle of concerns
2020-Mar-16
3 minutes
Episode Image 567. On suicide
2020-Mar-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 566. On fame: Chrysippus agrees with Diogenes
2020-Mar-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 565. Why some indifferents are preferred
2020-Mar-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 564. Stoicism, Cynicism, and Aristotelianism
2020-Mar-10
3 minutes
Episode Image 563. The drowning man metaphor
2020-Mar-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 562. More on Aristotelians vs Stoics
2020-Mar-06
3 minutes
Episode Image 561. On pain and mind
2020-Mar-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 560. Aristotelianism vs Stoicism
2020-Mar-04
3 minutes
Episode Image 559. Intentions vs consequences
2020-Mar-03
3 minutes
Episode Image 558. Living according to nature
2020-Mar-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 557. Why a good life is a moral life
2020-Feb-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 556. The chief good is the moral good
2020-Feb-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 555. The metaphor of the archer
2020-Feb-25
3 minutes
Episode Image 554. The mixed roots of virtue
2020-Feb-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 553. Things that have value outside of virtue
2020-Feb-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 552. Our natural delight in the use of reason
2020-Feb-20
3 minutes
Episode Image 551. The root of virtue: self love
2020-Feb-19
3 minutes
Episode Image 550. The crucial importance of technical words
2020-Feb-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 549. Virtue vs pleasure
2020-Feb-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 548. Teach or endure
2020-Feb-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 547. Two scenarios for the after-death
2020-Feb-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 546. What is properly ours and what is not
2020-Feb-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 545. Of bitter cucumbers and thorny briars
2020-Feb-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 544. The inner citadel
2020-Feb-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 543. The courage to stay
2020-Feb-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 542. Value judgments are not inherent in things
2020-Feb-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 541. Achieving ataraxia
2020-Feb-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 540. On fame, posthumous or not
2020-Feb-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 539. Three things to care about
2020-Feb-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 538. The nuanced conflict between pleasure and virtue
2020-Jan-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 537. How not to get overwhelmed by problems
2020-Jan-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 536. A prepared mind is a mark of wisdom
2020-Jan-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 535. The true meaning of human freedom
2020-Jan-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 534. When it comes to people insulting you, you are in complete control
2020-Jan-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 533. The insult conundrum
2020-Jan-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 532. The best way to respond to insults
2020-Jan-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 531. Rich people are worse than beggars
2020-Jan-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 530. On the invulnerability of the wise person
2020-Jan-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 529. Is sagehood possible?
2020-Jan-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 528. How to react to both prosperity and adversity
2020-Jan-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 527. The simplified dichotomy of control
2020-Jan-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 526. The meaning of invulnerability
2020-Jan-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 525. We are free no matter what
2020-Jan-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 524. The path to virtue is not as steep as some may think
2020-Jan-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 523. The joke's on the thief
2020-Jan-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 522. The importance of logic
2020-Jan-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 521. Humanity's problems stem from ignorance
2020-Jan-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 520. Practice, practice, practice
2020-Jan-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 519. Don't behave like a sheep or a wild beast
2020-Jan-06
3 minutes
Episode Image 518. The power of using impressions
2020-Jan-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 517. What if you were sent to Gyara?
2019-Dec-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 516. The wonder and curse of consciousness
2019-Dec-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 515. Microcosm and macrocosm
2019-Dec-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 514. The true nature of humanity
2019-Dec-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 513. Going on a trip? Here's what's up to you (and what isn't)
2019-Dec-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 512. What really matters
2019-Dec-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 511. The crucial importance of trust
2019-Dec-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 510. Prosoche, or Stoic attention
2019-Dec-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 509. Better swallow the bitter pill from the get go
2019-Dec-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 508. Don't get lost in the details and miss the big picture
2019-Dec-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 507. Don't confuse a rest stop with your destination
2019-Dec-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 506. Anger is a waste of time
2019-Dec-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 505. The simplest and bets trick in life: be prepared
2019-Dec-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 504. How to keep a philosophical journal
2019-Dec-09
3 minutes
Episode Image 503. The problem is money
2019-Dec-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 502. Examine your balance sheet of giving and receiving
2019-Dec-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 501. Envy is the root of much unhappiness
2019-Dec-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 500. Treat fools like fools, don't get angry with them
2019-Dec-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 499. The futility of revenge
2019-Dec-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 498. Understand and forgive
2019-Nov-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 497. I have entrusted the guidance of my life to reason
2019-Nov-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 496. On magnanimity
2019-Nov-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 495. Act the opposite of anger
2019-Nov-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 494. Abstain from action when under the spell of anger
2019-Nov-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 493. Humor, not anger
2019-Nov-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 492. Practical steps to curb your anger
2019-Nov-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 491. Be careful with the company you keep
2019-Nov-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 490. Anger betrays what is best in humanity
2019-Nov-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 489. The difference between anger and other negative emotions
2019-Nov-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 488. The awful things we do when angered
2019-Nov-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 487. It takes two to have a fight
2019-Nov-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 486. On revenge and retaliation
2019-Nov-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 485. Think of everything, expect everything
2019-Nov-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 484. Don't rush to judgment, give time to reason to do its work
2019-Nov-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 483. We have other people’s vices before our eyes, and our own behind our backs
2019-Nov-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 482. It is foolish to be angry at your computer
2019-Nov-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 481. Fake anger vs real anger
2019-Nov-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 480. Reason and goodness are candles in the dark
2019-Nov-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 479. Forgiveness first and foremost
2019-Nov-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 478. The nature of emotions
2019-Oct-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 477. The difference between reason and anger
2019-Oct-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 476. Anger is not a weapon, it's a liability
2019-Oct-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 475. A good judge condemns wrongful acts, but does not hate them
2019-Oct-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 474. Don't be angry, be useful
2019-Oct-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 473. Anger is like drunkenness, it doesn't help
2019-Oct-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 472. Why are love and a sense of justice not enough?
2019-Oct-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 471. The three movements of anger
2019-Oct-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 470. Anger is a short madness
2019-Oct-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 469. Receive wealth or prosperity without arrogance; and be ready to let it go
2019-Oct-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 468. The difference between impressions and assent
2019-Oct-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 467. Begin to reckon age, not by years, but by virtues
2019-Oct-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 466. No one dies too soon
2019-Oct-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 465. Go through life like a traveler stopping at an inn
2019-Oct-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 464. Sometimes people live too long for their own good
2019-Oct-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 463. On the nature of death
2019-Oct-10
3 minutes
Episode Image 462. Do not fear the netherworld, don't listen to the fantasies of poets and priests
2019-Oct-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 461. Nature is fair in her bargains
2019-Oct-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 460. The common lot of mortals
2019-Oct-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 459. Women are just as capable as men of achieving eudaimonia
2019-Oct-02
3 minutes
Episode Image 458. Which is the better lot, to be happy for a short time or not at all?
2019-Oct-01
3 minutes
Episode Image 457. No regrets, only thankfulness
2019-Sep-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 456. Pay attention to the setbacks of others
2019-Sep-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 455. Reasonable vs unreasonable grief
2019-Sep-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 454. Everyone is a good pilot if the weather is fair
2019-Sep-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 453. Challenging the cognitive component of our emotions
2019-Sep-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 452. The path to a life worth living
2019-Sep-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 451. The first rule of Stoic Club
2019-Sep-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 450. Stoic epistemology and humility about knowledge
2019-Sep-19
3 minutes
Episode Image 449. Chrysippus on the various philosophies of life
2019-Sep-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 448. Aristo, the Stoic dissenter
2019-Sep-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 447. Always challenge your impressions
2019-Sep-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 446. Panaetius, the dissident Stoic
2019-Sep-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 445. Skeptics vs Stoics
2019-Sep-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 444. Chrysippus and the logic of paradoxes
2019-Sep-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 443. Ignorance, knowledge, and things in between
2019-Sep-10
3 minutes
Episode Image 442. Stoic materialism
2019-Sep-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 441. Four interesting Stoic doctrines
2019-Sep-06
4 minutes
Episode Image 440. What Zeno said
2019-Sep-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 439. The importance of Socrates
2019-Sep-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 438. The consolations of philosophy
2019-Sep-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 437. Gods or atoms, you should blame no one
2019-Sep-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 436. The problem with Paris (not the city)
2019-Aug-30
3 minutes
Episode Image 435. That which is according to nature is the beginning of the good
2019-Aug-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 434. Stoics vs Epicureans
2019-Aug-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 433. Bad thoughts are like catchy tunes
2019-Aug-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 432. Stoicism is not good for consumerism
2019-Aug-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 431. How to tell a Stoic
2019-Aug-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 430. The right attitude about the world
2019-Aug-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 429. Everything tastes good if you are hungry
2019-Aug-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 428. Anger is a self inflicted wound
2019-Aug-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 427. A simple way to go right, many ways to go wrong
2019-Aug-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 426. The balance between inner and outer resources
2019-Aug-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 425. Ethics and human nature
2019-Aug-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 424. What the virtues are for
2019-Aug-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 423. The difference may be subtle
2019-Aug-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 422. Of friendship, dogs, and meat thrown in the middle
2019-Aug-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 421. The analogy between physical and mental health
2019-Aug-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 420. Nothing is good which can be put to wrong use by any person
2019-Aug-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 419. The difference separating Aristotelians, Stoics, and Cynics
2019-Aug-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 418. Where's your stopping point?
2019-Aug-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 417. Three disciplines to live a better life
2019-Aug-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 416. A starving man despises nothing
2019-Aug-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 415. Are you conducting yourself virtuously in your profession?
2019-Jul-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 414. The hedonic treadmill will not make you happy
2019-Jul-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 413. Fortune, I ask no favors of you
2019-Jul-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 412. The playthings of children and the shackles of adults
2019-Jul-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 411. The importance of not wasting time
2019-Jul-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 410. The value of money, beauty, and high social position
2019-Jul-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 409. Rationalizing is not the same thing as reasoning
2019-Jul-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 408. How to tell whether you have achieved wisdom
2019-Jul-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 407. Negative emotions are diseases, they are not good even in small measure
2019-Jul-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 406. The true value of things
2019-Jul-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 405. Are you a slave, a fool, or what?
2019-Jul-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 404. The problem with fame, wealth and power
2019-Jul-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 403. The problem with excessive wealth
2019-Jul-10
3 minutes
Episode Image 402. Why are you doing what you are doing?
2019-Jul-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 401. What brought down Alexander the Great
2019-Jul-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 400. Who's got the time?
2019-Jul-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 399. What's the difference between useful and useless?
2019-Jul-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 398. The definition of courage
2019-Jul-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 397. What are we talking about, and why?
2019-Jul-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 396. On the vanity of mental gymnastics
2019-Jul-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 395. Have you changed your mind yet?
2019-Jun-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 394. Have you taken the easy step yet?
2019-Jun-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 393. The difference between thinking and worrying
2019-Jun-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 392. In a little time you will be like Hadrian and Augustus
2019-Jun-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 391. Pick your virtue buddy
2019-Jun-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 390. Thus the study of wisdom has become the study of words
2019-Jun-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 389. Consider vegetarianism
2019-Jun-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 388. On the best way to resist temptation
2019-Jun-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 387. The fortune of everyone is molded by their character
2019-Jun-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 386. The true hearer is ravished and stirred by the beauty of the subject matter, not by the jingle of empty words
2019-Jun-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 385. Philosophy rubs off of you
2019-Jun-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 384. That which you cannot reform, it is best to endure
2019-Jun-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 383. No matter what trouble you mention, it has happened to many
2019-Jun-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 382. What illusion about myself do I entertain?
2019-Jun-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 381. What things you can be robbed of, and what things you can't
2019-Jun-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 380. How to do a premeditation of adversity
2019-Jun-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 379. Life is like a journey: some things that you don't like will be thrown at you
2019-Jun-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 378. "Busyness" is no proof of happiness
2019-Jun-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 377. People will do the same things even though you would burst with rage
2019-May-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 376. The most important contribution to peace of mind is never to do wrong
2019-May-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 375. What goads people into destroying other people?
2019-May-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 374. No need to be Cato in order to practice virtue
2019-May-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 373. The answer is always going to be "it depends"
2019-May-24
3 minutes
Episode Image 372. Spend some time with Zeno and Socrates instead
2019-May-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 371. The problem is that you are travelling with your emotions and are followed by your afflictions
2019-May-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 370. If you travel in order to escape yourself, don't
2019-May-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 369. We must suffer for the sake of those we love
2019-May-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 368. Theory is fine, but useless if you don't practice
2019-May-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 367. Remember what you should offer and what you should withhold
2019-May-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 366. Humanity is what it is, not what we would like it to be
2019-May-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 365. Your role model may be closer than you think
2019-May-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 364. Virtue is all-or-nothing, and yet, we can make progress
2019-May-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 363. Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do
2019-May-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 362. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s account every day.
2019-May-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 361. No sensation of evil can reach one who is dead
2019-May-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 360. Not feeling pain would make us inhuman, not sages
2019-May-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 359. The universe is morally neutral
2019-May-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 358. Challenge your impressions, don't "just do it"
2019-May-03
3 minutes
Episode Image 357. The view from above, Seneca style
2019-May-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 356. What ought to be done must be learned from one who does it
2019-May-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 355. If someone can withstand fire or exile, surely you can overcome something...
2019-Apr-30
3 minutes
Episode Image 354. Don't suffer before it is necessary
2019-Apr-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 353. The skill of the pilot is independent of the value of the cargo
2019-Apr-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 352. The universe is morally neutral
2019-Apr-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 351. A long life is like a long journey: there is bound to be rain and mud on the way
2019-Apr-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 350. Want to be alive? Pay the taxes of life
2019-Apr-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 349. Expand your circles of concern
2019-Apr-22
3 minutes
Episode Image 348. It's far easier to change yourself than others
2019-Apr-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 347. The problem with expensive meals
2019-Apr-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 346. We should prosecute our politicians and generals
2019-Apr-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 345. Seneca on war as human folly
2019-Apr-16
1 minute
Episode Image 344. A surprisingly difficult simple precept
2019-Apr-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 343. Happiness is an inside job
2019-Apr-12
3 minutes
Episode Image 342. The proximity of good people is good for you
2019-Apr-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 341. Repetition is useful
2019-Apr-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 340. Approach your life all things considered
2019-Apr-09
3 minutes
Episode Image 339. Seneca agrees with Ricky Gervais on the afterlife and the meaning of existence
2019-Apr-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 338. Cut off anger at its inception
2019-Apr-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 337. How long you live is not up to you, how you live is
2019-Apr-04
3 minutes
Episode Image 336. Marcus Regulus and the hard core of Stoicism
2019-Apr-03
3 minutes
Episode Image 335. Virtue is like the sun behind a cloud
2019-Apr-02
3 minutes
Episode Image 334. The fanciness of your scabbard says nothing about the effectiveness of your sword
2019-Apr-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 333. What does it mean to live every day as if it were your last?
2019-Mar-29
3 minutes
Episode Image 332. The importance of sound judgment
2019-Mar-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 331. How to achieve serenity
2019-Mar-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 330. Virtue is the only good, naturally
2019-Mar-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 329. Be aware of what you can and cannot change
2019-Mar-25
3 minutes
Episode Image 328. How to shape your character
2019-Mar-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 327. Welcoming Cicero to our line up
2019-Mar-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 326. These are your choices
2019-Mar-20
3 minutes
Episode Image 325. Can we really improve ourselves?
2019-Mar-19
3 minutes
Episode Image 324. Wisdom as a better filter to examine your life
2019-Mar-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 323. Marcus Aurelius and the chocolate cake
2019-Mar-15
3 minutes
Episode Image 322. Stoicism and war
2019-Mar-14
3 minutes
Episode Image 321. The three parts of philosophy
2019-Mar-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 320. Concern yourself with careful living
2019-Mar-12
3 minutes
Episode Image 319. Here's your top priority in life
2019-Mar-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 318. In order to learn something new you need to forget what you think you already know
2019-Mar-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 317. Seneca criticizes the institution of war
2019-Mar-07
3 minutes
Episode Image 316. Wealth doesn't make you a better person
2019-Mar-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 315. Chance events are not good for you
2019-Mar-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 314. Much of what we have is superfluous
2019-Mar-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 313. When to care, or not, about other people's opinions
2019-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 312. Make your life the best it can be given the materials you are given
2019-Feb-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 311. Everyone is a good pilot on a calm sea
2019-Feb-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 310. Treat yourself as you would a sick friend
2019-Feb-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 309. Moderate insanity is not a good thing
2019-Feb-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 308. Planning is more important than worrying about outcomes
2019-Feb-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 307. The orchestra of your mind
2019-Feb-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 306. If you want to understand things, write them down
2019-Feb-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 305. Read books, it's good for you
2019-Feb-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 304. Pay attention to the past in order to tackle the future
2019-Feb-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 303. Life is more like wrestling than dancing
2019-Feb-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 302. Too much logic is not good for your health
2019-Feb-14
3 minutes
Episode Image 301. Not all indifferents are created equal
2019-Feb-13
3 minutes
Episode Image 300. The difference between Stoicism and stoicism
2019-Feb-12
3 minutes
Episode Image 299. Be magnanimous toward others
2019-Feb-11
3 minutes
Episode Image 298. Do you still need somebody to wipe your nose?
2019-Feb-08
3 minutes
Episode Image 297. Virtue is its own reward
2019-Feb-07
3 minutes
Episode Image 296. How much are you worth?
2019-Feb-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 295. Get rid of fear of death and poverty
2019-Feb-05
3 minutes
Episode Image 294. Three simple steps to live a good life
2019-Feb-04
3 minutes
Episode Image 293. Why we need to focus on our own improvement
2019-Feb-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 292. Fortuna is your sparring partner
2019-Jan-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 291. Practical exercises in self-deprivation
2019-Jan-30
3 minutes
Episode Image 290. Are you sick? You can be brave about it
2019-Jan-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 289. Pay attention to the good parts of your life
2019-Jan-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 288. Your "happiness" is up to you, really
2019-Jan-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 287. What's a good reason to endure hardship?
2019-Jan-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 286. Turn regrets into learning opportunities
2019-Jan-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 285. Everything depends on opinion
2019-Jan-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 284. 40 years or 10,000, makes little difference
2019-Jan-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 283. On the importance of friendship
2019-Jan-18
1 minute
Episode Image 282. Life's a play, act well
2019-Jan-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 281. The asymmetry of being dead
2019-Jan-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 280. Distribute your wealth like after a banquet
2019-Jan-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 279. A little philosophy is a dangerous thing
2019-Jan-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 278. Every good life is complete
2019-Jan-11
1 minute
Episode Image 277. A prepared mind tackles adversity better
2019-Jan-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 276. The real stature of people
2019-Jan-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 275. Navigating between good and bad fortune
2019-Jan-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 274. We are all going to die, but until then?
2019-Jan-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 273. Would you buy a car based on its color?
2019-Jan-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 272. Why virtue is the only good
2019-Jan-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 271. Virtue will not fall upon you by chance
2019-Jan-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 270. Bad judgment is a disease, Stoic practice is the cure
2019-Jan-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 269. Change your mind, if reason prompts you
2018-Dec-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 268. Practice, practice, practice
2018-Dec-28
3 minutes
Episode Image 267. Here and now
2018-Dec-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 266. How to behave during a storm at sea
2018-Dec-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 265. Retreat into your Inner Citadel
2018-Dec-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 264. Virtue, virtue, everywhere!
2018-Dec-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 263. The length of a virtuous life does not matter
2018-Dec-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 262. Love reason!
2018-Dec-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 261. Don't be proud of things you didn't accomplish
2018-Dec-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 260. And off they go, alleging slander!
2018-Dec-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 259. What are you going to do with your luck?
2018-Dec-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 258. Try inward happiness
2018-Dec-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 257. Don't judge a pilot by the size of her ship
2018-Dec-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 256. It is either extinction or change
2018-Dec-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 255. Ambition is not a Stoic value
2018-Dec-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 254. Avoid busyness
2018-Dec-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 253. Don't be like a dog waiting for another morsel of meat
2018-Dec-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 252. Of sickness and wisdom
2018-Dec-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 251. Theory is easy, practice requires effort
2018-Dec-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 250. Philosophy is a lifelong commitment
2018-Nov-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 249. Instead of conquering the world, conquer yourself
2018-Nov-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 248. In order to make progress you have to desire progress
2018-Nov-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 247. In a few words: virtue is the only good
2018-Nov-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 246. Be grateful for what you have, but don't get too attached to it
2018-Nov-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 245. Sagehood is rare, but progress is up to us
2018-Nov-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 244. Stoicism is not a "manly" philosophy
2018-Nov-21
1 minute
Episode Image 243. Dining with a tyrant, are you?
2018-Nov-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 242. No need to be anxious even in front of a king
2018-Nov-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 241. Take the view from above
2018-Nov-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 240. Not just endurance, but tranquillity of mind
2018-Nov-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 239. Philosophy is serious business
2018-Nov-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 238. Decide on the big picture, the details come later
2018-Nov-13
1 minute
Episode Image 237. Seneca on suicide
2018-Nov-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 236. The Stoic argument for the right to suicide
2018-Nov-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 235. Life: it isn't about length, it's about quality
2018-Nov-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 234. How to avoid temptation and practice virtue
2018-Nov-07
3 minutes
Episode Image 233. We are all sick, but we can help each other
2018-Nov-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 232. The difference between tranquillity and flat calm
2018-Nov-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 231. Racism and Stoic compassion
2018-Nov-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 230. Gelato and the Cynic wing of Stoicism
2018-Nov-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 229. The most important mental trick of your life
2018-Oct-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 228. The unity of virtue thesis
2018-Oct-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 227. Tackle illness with virtue
2018-Oct-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 226. Be prepared to endure prosperity
2018-Oct-26
1 minute
Episode Image 225. Epictetus gets punched on the nose
2018-Oct-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 224. The last day of Epicurus
2018-Oct-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 223. All good people are equally worthy
2018-Oct-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 222. Virtue is nothing but right reason
2018-Oct-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 221. Be charitable toward others
2018-Oct-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 220. Do like Socrates, have a dialogue instead of a dispute
2018-Oct-16
1 minute
Episode Image 219. Love requires virtue, not externals
2018-Oct-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 218. Rich vs poor
2018-Oct-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 217. Joy vs pain
2018-Oct-11
1 minute
Episode Image 216. What is virtue, anyway?
2018-Oct-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 215. Talk to people like Socrates would
2018-Oct-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 214. All virtues are related
2018-Oct-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 213. What matters is how you handle things
2018-Oct-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 212. Death is change and not to be feared
2018-Oct-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 211. Let us celebrate those truly worth celebrating
2018-Oct-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 210. I want something on which I may test my endurance
2018-Oct-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 209. Whatever can happen at any time can happen today
2018-Oct-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 208. Make friends, oppose Fortuna
2018-Sep-28
1 minute
Episode Image 207. Nothing good comes out of a static universe
2018-Sep-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 206. Don't make fun of others, be helpful
2018-Sep-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 205. Practice self control to become more virtuous
2018-Sep-25
1 minute
Episode Image 204. Enjoy your friends and loved ones, now
2018-Sep-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 203. The Stoic approach to grief
2018-Sep-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 202. Converse with the best minds, read a book
2018-Sep-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 201. Are you really that busy?
2018-Sep-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 200. Greed leads to unhappiness
2018-Sep-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 199. How to think about life and death
2018-Sep-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 198. Are you dead before the time, by your own choice?
2018-Sep-14
1 minute
Episode Image 197. No matter what, keep your emerald color
2018-Sep-13
1 minute
Episode Image 196. Epictetus asks a student a trick question...
2018-Sep-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 195. The right thing to do is often painful
2018-Sep-11
1 minute
Episode Image 194. On exotic food consumption
2018-Sep-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 193. That which Fortuna has not given, she cannot take away
2018-Sep-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 192. We all want lasting joy
2018-Sep-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 191. Beware of flattery, it gets in the way of genuine progress
2018-Sep-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 190. Practicing philosophy is like going to spiritual gym
2018-Sep-04
1 minute
Episode Image 189. Adversity is just a gym to exercise your virtue
2018-Sep-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 188. Old age, frail and not
2018-Aug-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 187. Take care of your body, with temperance
2018-Aug-30
1 minute
Episode Image 186. How to excel at being human
2018-Aug-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 185. Where philosophy begins
2018-Aug-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 184. We should study broadly in order to increase understanding
2018-Aug-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 183. Choose your entertainment virtuously
2018-Aug-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 182. Everything flows, so don't get attached
2018-Aug-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 181. Always do what is in harmony with the common interest
2018-Aug-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 180. Do you think you know the difference between good and bad?
2018-Aug-21
3 minutes
Episode Image 179. The difference between proto-emotions and fully formed ones
2018-Aug-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 178. How to get a good night's sleep
2018-Aug-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 177. Self-sufficiency comes from inside, not from externals
2018-Aug-16
1 minute
Episode Image 176. Death is like pre-birth: there is nothing to be feared
2018-Aug-15
1 minute
Episode Image 175. Practice philosophy constantly, life doesn't stop
2018-Aug-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 174. Learn from teachers who do, not just talk
2018-Aug-13
1 minute
Episode Image 173. Compel Fortuna to play on equal terms
2018-Aug-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 172. Pay attention to what others say, inhabit their minds
2018-Aug-09
1 minute
Episode Image 171. Revenge is not justice
2018-Aug-08
1 minute
Episode Image 170. What's the problem with the passions?
2018-Aug-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 169. No pain no gain, says Musonius
2018-Aug-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 168. You should live neither in a place of torture nor in a cafe
2018-Aug-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 167. Philosophy may be painful or a pleasure, but it's worth it
2018-Aug-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 166. Is the problem with the place, or with you?
2018-Aug-01
1 minute
Episode Image 165. You want to change the world? Begin by changing yourself
2018-Jul-31
2 minutes
Episode Image 164. A good life depends not on length, but on our use of it
2018-Jul-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 163. What's really important in your life?
2018-Jul-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 162. On the difference between philosophy and logic chopping
2018-Jul-26
1 minute
Episode Image 161. Things themselves have no power to form our judgments
2018-Jul-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 160. Reflect on the roles you play, and play them well
2018-Jul-24
3 minutes
Episode Image 159. Won't you be my neighbor?
2018-Jul-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 158. What do you think is truly good for you?
2018-Jul-20
1 minute
Episode Image 157. On family matters, take the high moral ground
2018-Jul-19
1 minute
Episode Image 156. Everyone who craves externals is a slave to them
2018-Jul-18
1 minute
Episode Image 155. Calibrate your desires, achieve serenity
2018-Jul-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 154. Don't buy a horse on the basis of its saddle
2018-Jul-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 153. “They are slaves,” nay, rather they are people
2018-Jul-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 152. Beware of the difference between friendship and flattery
2018-Jul-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 151. Philosophy did not find Plato a nobleman, it made him one
2018-Jul-10
2 minutes
Episode Image 150. What does your inner daimon say?
2018-Jul-09
1 minute
Episode Image 149. How on earth did I get here?
2018-Jul-06
1 minute
Episode Image 148. Fortune has no jurisdiction over character
2018-Jul-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 147. Observe the goodness of those around you
2018-Jul-04
1 minute
Episode Image 146. Whenever you yield to externals, you become their slave
2018-Jul-03
1 minute
Episode Image 145. Our predecessors are our guides, not our masters
2018-Jul-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 144. Be forgiving of liars and unjust people
2018-Jun-29
1 minute
Episode Image 143. But I couldn't do otherwise! Yes, you could...
2018-Jun-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 142. Make yourself happy through your own efforts
2018-Jun-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 141. Above all, we are citizens of the world
2018-Jun-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 140. Only the truly educated person is free
2018-Jun-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 139. Would the Stoics approve of assisted suicide?
2018-Jun-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 138. Being bad requires a lot of work
2018-Jun-21
2 minutes
Episode Image 137. Teach them then, and show them without being angry
2018-Jun-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 136. Go hug a philosopher, will you?
2018-Jun-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 135. We belong to the world, not to a particular corner of it
2018-Jun-18
1 minute
Episode Image 134. It's either gods or atoms...
2018-Jun-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 133. Ethics is a practice, so do it
2018-Jun-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 132. Moving will not help you, if your trouble is internal
2018-Jun-13
2 minutes
Episode Image 131. The truth does you no harm, but error does
2018-Jun-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 130. How Epictetus lost his lamp and the thief became a brute
2018-Jun-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 129. Sound minds are hard to find, or buy
2018-Jun-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 128. Annoyed by people? It's an opportunity to practice virtue
2018-Jun-07
1 minute
Episode Image 127. Good judgments improve your character
2018-Jun-06
1 minute
Episode Image 126. I may become poor, then I shall be among many
2018-Jun-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 125. Always examine your assumptions
2018-Jun-04
1 minute
Episode Image 124. Why do you care for the opinion of posterity?
2018-Jun-01
1 minute
Episode Image 123. Good and evil are entirely up to you
2018-May-31
1 minute
Episode Image 122. The glass is neither half full nor half empty, it just is
2018-May-30
1 minute
Episode Image 121. Do not seek fame, seek to be useful to others
2018-May-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 120. Nobody wants to believe falsehoods, and yet...
2018-May-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 119. Think about bad stuff happening, get comfortable with it
2018-May-25
2 minutes
Episode Image 118. After every disturbance, re-center yourself
2018-May-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 117. Can you tell the difference between the baths and the mill?
2018-May-23
1 minute
Episode Image 116. Some people get to the end without having lived at all
2018-May-22
1 minute
Episode Image 115. Take care of your body, it helps your virtue
2018-May-21
1 minute
Episode Image 114. No matter what, do your duty as a human being
2018-May-18
2 minutes
Episode Image 113. Where are you going to hide from death?
2018-May-17
3 minutes
Episode Image 112. Are you on the right path, or do you need a correction?
2018-May-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 111. Think and act the right way, happiness will flow
2018-May-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 110. What is philosophy, anyway?
2018-May-14
2 minutes
Episode Image 109. What about pleasure?
2018-May-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 108. If this were you last day, what would you be proud of?
2018-May-10
1 minute
Episode Image 107. Respond to insults as if you were a rock
2018-May-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 106. Above all, learn how to feel joy
2018-May-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 105. The duty of a social animal capable of reason
2018-May-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 104. Epictetus and the open door policy: Stoicism and suicide
2018-May-04
3 minutes
Episode Image 103. Take truth wherever you find it, it's public property
2018-May-03
1 minute
Episode Image 102. How to calibrate your moral compass
2018-May-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 101. The universe is your trainer, get ready for the Olympics
2018-May-01
1 minute
Episode Image 100. Changing your life doesn't happen by magic
2018-Apr-30
1 minute
Episode Image 99. Practice poverty as an exercise in endurance and gratitude
2018-Apr-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 98. Praise or blame do not make a thing better or worse
2018-Apr-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 97. Focus on what is up to you, the rest may or may not come
2018-Apr-25
3 minutes
Episode Image 96. Are you practicing, or just talking?
2018-Apr-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 95. 15 minutes of fame? Why would you want that?
2018-Apr-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 94. We all agree to do good, but disagree on what good is
2018-Apr-20
1 minute
Episode Image 93. No cell phones at dinner, just friends
2018-Apr-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 92. Death is coming, what are you doing in the meantime?
2018-Apr-18
1 minute
Episode Image 91. Whose praise are you so desperately seeking?
2018-Apr-17
2 minutes
Episode Image 90. Anger is temporary madness
2018-Apr-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 89. Do you have reason? Why don't you use it, then?
2018-Apr-13
1 minute
Episode Image 88. Is your mind in the dark, or are you just blind?
2018-Apr-12
1 minute
Episode Image 87. Practice poverty to remind you of the important things
2018-Apr-11
2 minutes
Episode Image 86. Change your mind, if others have better reasons
2018-Apr-10
1 minute
Episode Image 85. A crown of roses looks better than one of gold
2018-Apr-09
1 minute
Episode Image 84. How to handle the holidays, Stoically speaking
2018-Apr-06
1 minute
Episode Image 83. Harm comes from opinion, take away the opinion, then
2018-Apr-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 82. Practical philosophy is called practical for a reason
2018-Apr-04
2 minutes
Episode Image 81. People do bad things because they are fools
2018-Apr-03
2 minutes
Episode Image 80. Fate, God, or Chance, it doesn't really matter
2018-Apr-02
2 minutes
Episode Image 79. What are you going to do today to improve the human polis?
2018-Mar-30
2 minutes
Episode Image 78. Got a headache? Excellent opportunity to practice endurance!
2018-Mar-29
2 minutes
Episode Image 77. Practical philosophy is not an oxymoron
2018-Mar-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 76. The universe is transformation, life is opinion
2018-Mar-27
2 minutes
Episode Image 75. Ultimately, it is always your decision
2018-Mar-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 74. Take care of the body, but don't treat it as a temple
2018-Mar-23
2 minutes
Episode Image 73. Fame is fickle, and irrelevant
2018-Mar-22
2 minutes
Episode Image 72. Study logic, reason well about life
2018-Mar-21
1 minute
Episode Image 71. Be afraid of the right things
2018-Mar-20
2 minutes
Episode Image 70. How the Stoics saw women's education
2018-Mar-19
2 minutes
Episode Image 69. Nobody does wrong voluntarily
2018-Mar-16
2 minutes
Episode Image 68. Reason is the name of the game
2018-Mar-15
2 minutes
Episode Image 67. The truth belongs to everyone
2018-Mar-14
1 minute
Episode Image 66. The inner citadel of peace
2018-Mar-13
1 minute
Episode Image 65. It takes time for a fig to ripe, or a character to mature
2018-Mar-12
2 minutes
Episode Image 64. The advantages of old age
2018-Mar-09
2 minutes
Episode Image 63. Fame is fleeting, focus on the here and now
2018-Mar-08
2 minutes
Episode Image 62. Make sure you work on your faculty of judgment
2018-Mar-07
2 minutes
Episode Image 61. Pick a role model
2018-Mar-06
2 minutes
Episode Image 60. Philosophy as medicine for the mind
2018-Mar-05
2 minutes
Episode Image 59. With great power comes great responsibility
2018-Mar-02
1 minute
Episode Image 58. Keep a sound and upright soul, despise Fortune
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 57. Work for the public good
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 56. Judgments, Not Externals
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 55. It's All About Character
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 54. Do The Right Thing, Now
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 53. Opinions Cause Suffering
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 52. Beware Of The Company You Keep
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 51. We Are All Brothers & Sisters
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 50. Philosophy As A Way Of Life
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 49. Living According To Nature
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 48. Against Nationalism
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 47. Courage Requires Justice
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 46. Use Your Thoughts Well
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 45. Character Is Crucial
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 44. The point of philosophy is...
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 43. What happens after death?
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 42. Beware of superficial judgment
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 41. Wealth not a measure of worth
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 40. Don’t be an imbecile!
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 39. Radical idea: women's equality
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 38. Remember, everything passes
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 37. What good did you do today?
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 36. Beware of relying on luck
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 35. Keep your inner demon clean
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 34. Follow the counsel of reason
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 33. What counts as a good life?
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 32. What matters is the here & now
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 31. Doing beats complaining
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 30. On death & the value of life
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 29. What makes your life worth it?
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 28. Caring about your soul
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 27. True friendship is rare
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 26. We are all brothers & sisters
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 25. Practice, practice, practice!
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 24. Clean up your own thinking
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 23. Don’t argue with stones
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 22. On wealth and virtue
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 21. Use your time well...
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 20. Virtue is a matter of practice
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 19. Find wisdom wherever it is
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 18. Opinions cannot hurt you
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 17. On dealing with nasty people
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 16. Philosophy is about doing
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 15. Don’t sell your soul cheap!
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 14. Read well, not a lot
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 13. The duties of friendship
2018-Mar-01
2 minutes
Episode Image 12. How to act toward others
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 11. Seneca on not wasting time
2018-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image 10. Is the wise person self sufficient?
2018-Feb-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 9. Take care of your mind, it's precious
2018-Feb-28
1 minute
Episode Image 8. Don't do anything that requires a wall or a curtain
2018-Feb-28
2 minutes
Episode Image 7. Time to die or to go lunch?
2017-Dec-30
1 minute
Episode Image 6. Don’t postpone, life speeds by
2017-Dec-29
1 minute
Episode Image 5. Useful vs pedantic knowledge
2017-Dec-27
1 minute
Episode Image 4. Focus on what is in your power
2017-Dec-26
2 minutes
Episode Image 3. Marcus on not getting offended
2017-Dec-24
2 minutes
Episode Image 2. Epictetus on what is good
2017-Dec-22
1 minute
Episode Image 1. Marcus is thankful
2017-Dec-21
1 minute