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Episode 84: Progress and Setbacks

2/17/2019
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 84 – Progress and Setbacks. I explore the upsides of setbacks explaining why they might not be so terrible and how progress can be attained amidst adversity. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through...

Duration:00:09:57

Episode 83: Disappointment With Society

1/27/2019
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 83 – Disappointment With Society. I explore disappointment we may feel towards degeneracy in the modern age and how we can best respond by working to better ourselves; lower our desires; and exercise virtues of acceptance, gratitude, and prudence. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past...

Duration:00:10:40

82: Positive Masculinity, Response to the American Psychological Association

1/13/2019
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I offer a response to a recent article from the American Psychological Association which considers traditional masculinity -- marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance, and aggression -- to be, on the whole, harmful. Classical Stoicism, free from unhelpful feminist ideology, maintains that all are capable of virtue and provides a framework by which all can live better lives. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past...

Duration:00:14:07

Episode 81: Poker

1/5/2019
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 81 - Poker. I talk about parallels between Stoicism, life, and poker. One can apply Stoicism to be a much better poker player and improve their quality of life. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through...

Duration:00:12:26

Episode 80: Year End Reflections

12/24/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 80 – Year End Reflections. I dispute conspicuous consumption, praise a frugal lifestyle, talk about my goals, and discuss my conception of happiness. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon,...

Duration:00:10:58

Episode 79: Perspective

12/16/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 79 – Perspective. Stoicism can help you have a more appropriate perspective, increased contentment, and equip you for challenges in the present and the future. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through...

Duration:00:07:42

78: God Is A Question, Not An Answer With Dr. William Irwin

12/9/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 78: God is a Question, Not an Answer with Dr. William Irwin. Dr. Irwin -- fond of the Stoic tradition mentioned in his book -- joins me again on this podcast following his appearance on episode twelve to talk about his new book 'God is a Question, Not an Answer.' We discuss intellectual humility, virtues associated with doubt, and the importance of philosophical...

Duration:00:40:27

Episode 77: Leisure

11/25/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 77 – Leisure. Add leisure to your life to experience joy, find meaning, and have balance. Be mindful of costs associated with entertainment and exercise moderation. Select worthwhile leisurely pursuits and cultivate virtue in the process. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and...

Duration:00:08:44

Episode 76: Joy

10/27/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 75 – Joy. I talk about the importance of positive emotions and how they can help us experience fulfillment in day-to-day living. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral...

Duration:00:08:48

Episode 75: Calculated Risks

10/21/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 75 – Calculated Risks. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website. -- Support my work through Patreon and Paypal and use...

Duration:00:09:11

Episode 74: Influencing Others' Behavior

10/7/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 74 - Influencing others' behavior. I discuss the role we can play in inspiring others and exerting some level of influence in orienting others to a virtuous path making a case for having some level of influence in others' lives. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my...

Duration:00:09:43

Episode 73: Routine

9/30/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula with episode 73 – Routine. Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website. -- Mentioned in episode: 'Routine' by Stephen Wilson...

Duration:00:08:22

Episode 72: Taking The High Road

9/23/2018
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You're listening to the Stoic Solutions Podcast - practical wisdom for everyday life. I'm your host, Justin Vacula and my voice has mostly returned following a week break for episode 72 'Taking the High Road.' Visit my website at stoicsolutionspodcast.com where you can email me; connect with me on social media; find past episodes; and join my Discord chat server for interactive discussion. Support my work through Patreon, Paypal, and referral links by visiting the donate tab on my website....

Duration:00:09:55

Episode 71: Cathy Young

9/10/2018
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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 71 with special guest Cathy Young. We talk about free speech, the injustice taking place in left-leaning social justice circles, authoritarianism on the right, civility, responsible use of social media, political divisions, the danger of identity politics, and the intellectual dark web. She also questions popular movements including feminism and Black Lives...

Duration:01:21:14

Episode 70: Perfectionism

8/28/2018
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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 70 – Perfectionism – Discussion about the perils of too much orientation towards perfection. We should strive for a happy medium, moderation in being conscientious. -- 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:00:09:54

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:00:10:59

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