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Episode 69: A Vegan Lifestyle

8/17/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 69 – A Vegan Lifestyle – Reflections on my personal diet and why you should consider making changes for your health, your bank account, the environment, and animals. -- Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content: Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/ SoundCloud:...

Duration:07:52:15

Episode 68: Filmmaker Kenny Luck

8/11/2018
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Kenny Luck is an author, filmmaker; photographer; videographer; and a doctoral student studying Human Development at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He released the documentary 'Half Empty: Life in America's Unhappiest City' in 2016 and 'Opoid Nation: The Making of an Epidemic' in 2017. He last appeared on this podcast in June of 2017 to talk about his work on Henry David Thoreau in his book 'Thumbing Through Thoreau.' We talk about his documentaries and -- more generally –...

Duration:00:42:33

Episode 67: Stoicism, Not Feminism

8/2/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 67 – Stoicism, Not Feminism: A response to a July 2018 New York Times piece titled 'What Feminists Can Do for Boys' written by feminist author Jessica Valenti in which she encourages rejection of expectations that men be strong and stoic. -- Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past...

Duration:00:10:50

Episode 66: Core Concepts In Stoicism

7/28/2018
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I provide a short overview of practical core ideas in Stoicism which can help you live a more productive, examined, and fulfilled life. -- Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate: http://justinvacula.com/donate/ Find Justin Vacula online and listen to past content: Main website: http://www.stoicsolutionspodcast.com/ SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/justinvacula iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stoic-philosophy/id1264404483 YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinvacula...

Duration:00:11:10

Episode 65: Simon Drew Of The Practical Stoic Podcast

7/21/2018
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Today's guest is Simon Drew, host of The Practical Stoic Podcast. We talk about self-improvement, goal setting, motivation, finding meaning in life, spending time well, reducing anxiety, friendship, and music. Simon Drew is a Stoic mindset coach, a personal trainer, photographer, and musician who hails from Australia. He describes Stoicism as the ultimate philosophy for modern life which can enable anyone to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled. -- Support through Patreon and Paypal Donate:...

Duration:00:46:30

Episode 64: Dr. Regan Lance Reitsma on Stoicism and Christianity

7/16/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 64: Dr. Regan Lance Reitsma on Stoicism and Christianity Today's guest is Dr. Regan Lance Reitsma, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA who joins me to talk about similarities and differences between Stoicism and Christianity. We also talk about gratitude, prudence, integrity, humility, having proper perpective, goal-setting,...

Duration:00:55:50

Episode 63: Interview with Musicians of Cellar Darling

7/8/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula. This is Episode 63: Interview with the musicians of Cellar Darling. Anna Murphy (songwriter, vocalist, hurdy gurdy player, and flutist) accompanied by Merlin Sutter (drummer and songwriter) joined me for a candid, humble, and insightful conversation – often coupled with laughter – about their applications of Stoicism in private and public life. We spoke about their appreciation...

Duration:00:42:46

Episode 62 Dr. David Kyle Johnson On Free Will and Science Fiction

6/30/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 62 – David Kyle Johnson on Free Will and Science Fiction. We talk about Mr. Spok, emotions, deliberation, neuroscience, changing habits, self-improvement, and finding meaning in life amidst content presented in his new online course 'Sci Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy' hosted by The Great Courses. David Kyle Johnson is a professor of philosophy at King’s College in...

Duration:00:52:47

Episode 61: Ward Farnsworth Author Of The Practicing Stoic

6/24/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 61 – Ward Farnsworth author of The Practicing Stoic. We talk about the psychological benefits of applying Stoicism, finding fulfillment in life, and changing bad habits amidst discussion of his chapters on judgments, externals, perspective, death, desire, emotion, and adversity. Ward Farnsworth is Dean of the University of Texas School of Law. He has written extensively...

Duration:00:37:29

Episode 60: Steve Karafit Of The Sunday Stoic Podcast

6/16/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 60 – Steve Karafit of the Sunday Stoic Podcast. We talk about how Stoicism can help us overcome adversity including grief and illness; the appeal of Stoicism to non-religious people; music; and regret. We also talk about Steve's upbringing on a family farm and ethical considerations towards animals and one's diet. Steve is originally from rural western Ohio where his...

Duration:00:43:57

58: Donald Robertson on Modern Stoicism and Online Communities

6/9/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 58 – Modern Stoicism and Online Communities with Donald Robertson. We talk about the appeal of Stoic Philosophy in modern times, the benefits of online communities, challenges associated with online discussion and moderation, dealing with insults, handling adversity, and modern Stoic resources including online training courses and larger events. Today's special guest...

Duration:01:00:04

Episode 59: Responsibilities To Society And Other Beings

6/4/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 59 – Responsibilities to Society and Other Beings – a bonus episode this week brought to you by a generous donation from a Patreon supporter amidst upcoming episodes with special guest interviews. Miss Anonymous asks, “What responsibilities, if any, do we have to other people and our society in general? What about altruism and self-sacrifice?” Thanks for your support...

Duration:00:13:07

Episode 57: Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) with SunriseHoodie

6/1/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm Justin Vacula and this is episode 57 – Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) with SunriseHoodie. Today's special guest, YouTube content creator SunriseHoodie, joins me to talk about MGTOW – men going their own way – parallels and dissimilarities between MGTOW and Stoicism. SunriseHoodie talks of MGTOW as a philosophical approach to life detaching from many parts of modern society while disengaging from...

Duration:00:56:49

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 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