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Episode 56: Conversation with Massimo Pigliucci

5/26/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Today's special guest Massimo Pigliucci joins me to talk about practical applications of Stoicism, how Stoic Philosophy can benefit us in modern times, and address misconceptions about Stoicism. We explore whether Stoicism encourages us to suppress or ignore emotions; what it means to be virtuous; what a good life looks like; Stoics' view on wealth; whether Stoics are killjoys; social approval; insults;...

Duration:01:00:49

Episode 55: Rationality with Kai Whiting

5/20/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Kai Whiting joins me to chat about what it means to be rational drawing upon information presented in his paper 'Are Neandrethals Rational: A Stoic Approach.' We discuss similarities between humans and other beings and what obligations we may have to them. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can connect with me on social media and listen to past episodes. Support my work by becoming a...

Duration:00:47:56

Episode 54: Prom Dress Cultural Appropriation?

5/6/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I respond to the charge of cultural appropriation leveled at teenager Keziah Daum who wore a traditional Chinese dress to her high school prom event. I focus on Stoic themes of cosmopolitanism, humility, and valuing wisdom no matter where it originated to argue, in this case, that the controversy is much ado about nothing. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can connect with me on...

Duration:00:09:44

Episode 53: Five Stoic Mantras You Can Use

5/3/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I identify and explain five Stoic mantas you can use in times of adversity to help you better navigate life and put Stoicism into action: all is well with the commander; adapt to the present; be your own spectator, seek your own applause; let us see who wins; and conquer with a smile. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can connect with me on social media and listen to past episodes....

Duration:00:11:09

Episode 52: Gregory Sadler on Human Nature

4/22/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Today's guest Gregory Sadler taught Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Critical Thinking courses at universities and prisons for twenty years. He's a public speaker, hosts a popular YouTube channel, offers Philosophical counseling and consulting work, and serves as president and founder of ReasonIO offering services to put Philosophy into practice working with corporate executives and leaders,...

Duration:00:47:08

Stoic Solutions Podcast Episode 51: Is Jordan Peterson A Stoic?

4/15/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Although Jordan Peterson does not consider himself a Stoic or mention Stoicism as an inspiration, there are many parallels between messages from Stoic thinkers and Jordan Peterson relating to getting one's life in order; prevailing amidst suffering; capacity for people to strive towards the good; and questioning public opinion. Surely, fans of Jordan Peterson's work and even Peterson himself could benefit...

Duration:00:24:54

Stoic Solutions Podcast Episode 50: Stoicism and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) with Matt Thornton

4/8/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. In today's episode, I have a conversation with Matt Thornton about parallels between Stoic Philosophy and mixed martial arts, particularly Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Even though you might not practice martial arts, this conversation has lots to offer. We talk about mental toughness, discipline, goal-setting, personal development, handling adversity, challenging yourself, open-mindedness, ego, and much more....

Duration:00:46:04

49: Podcast and Personal Updates

4/1/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can connect with me on social media and listen to past episodes. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal to access special rewards including the ability to have upcoming guests answer your questions, request custom podcast episodes, have group conversations with me and podcast listeners, and one-on-one discussions. Share,...

Duration:00:10:48

48: Stoicism and Sustainability with Kai Whiting

3/18/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and other platforms. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share my content, subscribe, and leave feedback to help support my efforts and keep this project going. I'd like to hear from you. Email me – justinvacula at gmail.com....

Duration:01:00:07

Stoic Philosophy Podcast Episode 47: Guilt

3/12/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review to help support my efforts and keep this project going. Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate:...

Duration:00:11:42

Stoic Philosophy Podcast 46: Loneliness

3/4/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review to help support my efforts and keep this project going. Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin...

Duration:00:13:33

Stoic Philosophy Podcast 45: Practical Value of Philosophy

2/25/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review to help support my efforts and keep this project going. Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin...

Duration:00:11:48

Stoic Philosophy Podcast 44: Hold on to a Fraction of Your Sanity

2/17/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review to help support my efforts and keep this project going. Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin...

Duration:00:11:58

Stoic Philosophy Podcast Episode 43: Is Ignorance Bliss?

2/4/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review to help support my efforts and keep this project going. Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin...

Duration:00:11:54

Stoic Philosophy Podcast Episode 25: Preferring Frugality

1/28/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review to help support my efforts and keep this project going. Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin...

Duration:00:10:59

Stoic Philosophy Podcast Episode 24: Is Emotion Knowledge?

1/21/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can connect with me on social media and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a donor through Patreon or Paypal. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review to help support my efforts and keep this project going. Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin...

Duration:00:10:17

Stoic Philosophy: Scorning Popular Approval

1/15/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Today's episode titled 'Scorning Popular Approval' draws upon the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can find links to my social media portals and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a monthly supporter on Patreon or by making a Paypal donation, see the donate tab on my website. Share, comment, like,...

Duration:00:11:53

Thinking about the Distant Future

1/7/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can find links to my social media portals and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a monthly supporter on Patreon or by making a Paypal donation, see the donate tab on my website. Share, comment, like, subscribe, and leave a review. I really appreciate your support and feedback which helps me grow my...

Duration:00:08:23

Dave Guerrieri on Dungeons & Dragons

12/30/2017
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Hello everyone. Justin Vacula here. You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Today's episode features special guest Dave Guererri who will talk with me about parallels between Stoic Philosophy and Dungeons & Dragons – lessons we can learn from gaming, benefits of social interaction, and the value of worthwhile entertainment. Dave Guerrieri is a retired technology education teacher, golfer, and gamer married to wife Linda, with a step-daughter,...

Duration:00:39:39

Amanda Grippo on the Benefits of Mental Health Counseling

12/17/2017
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You're listening to the Stoic Philosophy Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. Today's episode features special guest Amanda Grippo who will talk with me about the benefits of mental health counseling. Visit my website at justinvacula.com where you can find links to my social media portals and see past content on Soundcloud, YouTube, iTunes, or Stitcher. Support my work by becoming a monthly supporter on Patreon or by making a Paypal donation, see the donate tab on my website....

Duration:00:37:03

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