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Podcast Profile: Wisdom for Life

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43 episodes
2020 to 2021
Median: 59 minutes
Collection: Philosophy


Description (podcaster-provided):

The Wisdom for Life show discusses Practical Philosophy – ideas, insights, and practices from philosophical traditions that can be applied to live happier, more intentional, and more productive lives.
Join your hosts as they dive deep into the well of wisdom for your everyday benefit.


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

➤ Practical philosophy • Stoicism • Ethics • Truth • Relationships • Memory • Freedom • Resilience • Autonomy • Thought experiments • Moral dilemmas • Social contract • Technology • Generosity • Communication • Personal development

The podcast "Wisdom for Life" explores how practical philosophy from various traditions can be utilized to enrich daily living. Hosted by Dan Hayes and Greg Sadler, the show delves into philosophical ideas, insights, and practices that aim to promote a happier, more intentional, and productive life.

The episodes cover a diverse range of philosophical topics that intersect with everyday concerns and societal issues. Many episodes address Stoic philosophy, discussing misconceptions, applications in modern life, and specific Stoic thinkers like Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius. Concepts such as dealing with pain and mental health, building resilience, and negative visualization are recurrent themes.

The show also frequently engages with existentialist ideas, often referencing philosophers like Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Episodes examine complex ideas such as the nature of truth, freedom, and responsibility, and how these can be interpreted and applied in contemporary settings.

A recurring topic is the notion of relationships and community. Episodes discuss the dynamics of good and bad relationships, autonomy versus connection, and applying philosophical practices to navigate these personal interactions. The show also touches upon societal issues like the social contract, policing, and political polarization, providing philosophical frameworks to understand and potentially improve these aspects of society.

The hosts often incorporate modern-day practicalities, such as dealing with moral dilemmas from platforms like Reddit’s AITA forum, the influence of technology on life, and approaches to self-help and personal development. Furthermore, the podcast includes discussions on the rational life of a sports fan, thought experiments, and the idea of lying and truthfulness in everyday interactions. Across all episodes, the integration of philosophical theory with tangible advice aims to make these profound ideas accessible and actionable for listeners.


Episodes:
Being Caught In The Gaze
2021-Oct-27
59 minutes
Stoicism, Concern, and Care
2021-Oct-25
59 minutes
AITA Cases Revisited
2021-Oct-20
59 minutes
Truth, Society and The Marketplace of Ideas
2021-Oct-18
59 minutes
The Topic of Truth Take Two
2021-Oct-15
59 minutes
The Meaning of Truth
2021-Jun-21
59 minutes
Memory and Truth
2021-Jun-02
59 minutes
Studying Philosophy Outside of Academia
2021-May-17
59 minutes
Stoicism, Pain, Mental Health, and Lived Philosophy (featuring special guest Matt Van Natta)
2021-Apr-25
59 minutes
Marcus Aurelius' Meditations - Stoic Ideas and Practices
2021-Apr-13
59 minutes
Living a Meaningful Life
2021-Apr-03
59 minutes
One Year In To The Show
2021-Mar-17
59 minutes
Philosophy As A Way Of Life (With John Sellars)
2021-Feb-15
59 minutes
AITA Posts As Everyday Moral Dilemmas
2021-Feb-04
59 minutes
Asymmetric Knowledge Problems
2021-Jan-25
59 minutes
The Paradox of Choice
2020-Dec-09
59 minutes
Doing Well in a Polarized Society
2020-Nov-10
59 minutes
Professional Sports, Fandom, and A Rational Life
2020-Oct-20
59 minutes
The Season of Stoicism
2020-Oct-05
59 minutes
What Else We Can Learn From Thought Experiments
2020-Sep-15
59 minutes
What We Can Learn From Thought Experiments
2020-Sep-08
59 minutes
A Deeper Dive into Negative Visualization
2020-Aug-24
59 minutes
Hitting the 20-Episode Milestone and Answering Listener Questions
2020-Aug-12
59 minutes
Free Speech: From Rights to Responsibility
2020-Aug-04
59 minutes
Giving In To Doing The Wrong Thing
2020-Jul-20
59 minutes
Pitfalls to Labelling People Good or Bad
2020-Jul-12
59 minutes
What Is Stoicism?
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Work, The Future, and Meaning
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Freedom, Facticity, and Existentialism
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
The Social Contract Today
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Protests and Policing
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Technology and the Good Life
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Is Lying Ever Good?
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Circles of Care and Concern
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Balancing Autonomy and Connection
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
The Stockdale Paradox
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
What Is Resiliency?
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
What Makes Relationships Good
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Setting and Maintaining Boundaries
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Defining What's Good and What's Bad
2020-Jul-04
59 minutes
Dealing With Fear During A Crisis
2020-Jun-20
59 minutes
Philosophy as a Way of Life
2020-Jun-20
59 minutes
Why It's Good To Give
2020-Jun-20
118 minutes