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The Pocket Philosopher: A Philosophy Podcast

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Philosophy can be a confusing subject. Join me, Tobias Weaver on a podcast exploring practical Stoic philosophy with the aim to help you to develop the conditions of your mind to improve the conditions of your life. Here we'll explores the ideas of ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, Stoicism and psychology to outline ways to take ownership for our well-being and build a steady resilience to life's hardships. In the face of increasing stress, anxiety, depression and general threats to mental health, the goal of The Pocket Philosopher is to provide practical tools to help us remain calm, stable, and content, regardless of the storms that threaten to unbalance us.

Philosophy can be a confusing subject. Join me, Tobias Weaver on a podcast exploring practical Stoic philosophy with the aim to help you to develop the conditions of your mind to improve the conditions of your life. Here we'll explores the ideas of ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, Stoicism and psychology to outline ways to take ownership for our well-being and build a steady resilience to life's hardships. In the face of increasing stress, anxiety, depression and general threats to mental health, the goal of The Pocket Philosopher is to provide practical tools to help us remain calm, stable, and content, regardless of the storms that threaten to unbalance us.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Philosophy can be a confusing subject. Join me, Tobias Weaver on a podcast exploring practical Stoic philosophy with the aim to help you to develop the conditions of your mind to improve the conditions of your life. Here we'll explores the ideas of ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, Stoicism and psychology to outline ways to take ownership for our well-being and build a steady resilience to life's hardships. In the face of increasing stress, anxiety, depression and general threats to mental health, the goal of The Pocket Philosopher is to provide practical tools to help us remain calm, stable, and content, regardless of the storms that threaten to unbalance us.

Language:

English


Episodes

Quote Episode: The Philosophy of Miyamoto Musashi

6/22/2020
Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy and Stoicism to figure out how to live better and more resilient lives. This is a quote episode that will focus on the philosophy of Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's most faous swordsman. Musashi was not only a martial artist, but a writer and philosopher and his work The Book of Five Rings has given people direction, perspective, and inspiration for hundreds of years. Find more at...

Duration:00:05:14

Quote Episode: The Stoic Philosophy of Epictetus

6/15/2020
Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy and Stoicism to figure out how to live better and more resilient lives. This is a quote episode that will focus on the Stoic philosophy of Epictetus. Epictetus left no writings of his own, but his lectures and discussions were written down by a student named Arrian. Today his works can be read in his Discourses, handbook, as well as other fragments. Find more at...

Duration:00:04:03

Quote Episode: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius

6/8/2020
Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy and Stoicism to figure out how to live better and more resilient lives. This is a quote episode that will focus on the Stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. While Aurelius is know best for being an Emperor of Rome, he was also an excellent Stoic philosopher and left us with his journal, Meditations. This book is still read to this day and is one of the most prominent texts on Stoicism. Find...

Duration:00:05:50

Quote Episode: The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca

5/29/2020
Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy and Stoicism to figure out how to live better and more resilient lives. This is a quote episode that will focus on the Stoic philosophy of Seneca, best known for his collection of letters to guide and support his friend Lucilius. Find more at orionphilosophy.com Background music by Borrtex

Duration:00:04:21

S1E7 - Episode 7: Discipline, Compassion & Reality With Ryan Lane

11/30/2019
Episode Notes: In this Episode of The Pocket Philosopher I discuss stoicism, philosophy and life with my friend Ryan Lane from the Life Gets Hairy podcast. We discuss philosophy, stoicism and practical ways to live less stressed, more resilient and more compassionate lives. Ryan also gets us onto the concepts of reality and I had a great time discussing life with him. I hope you enjoy it. Find more at orionphilosophy.com

Duration:01:12:51

S1E6 - Episode 6: Dealing With Change

1/14/2019
Episode Notes: Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy and Stoicism to figure out how to live better and more resilient lives. In this episode we'll be exploring how to use philosophy to deal with change, and how changing our perception of cirtain aspects of our life can help our mental health by become more accpeting and more resilient. We'll be exploring philosophy from the Stoics like Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus as well as...

Duration:00:18:35

S1E5 - Episode 5: Ownership, Decision & Stoicism

12/10/2018
Episode Notes: Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy and Stoicism to figure out how to live better lives. In this episode we'll be exploring the philosophy of decision making, and how taking responsibility for our decisions and our actions can help us live good and happy lives. We'll be exploring philosophy and ideas from Viktor Frankl, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and Seneca to help us along the way. Find more at:...

Duration:00:14:09

S1E4 - Episode 4: Meaning, Purpose & Stoicism

11/26/2018
Episode Notes: Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy and Stoicism to figure out how to live better lives. In this episode we'll be exploring the necessity to develop some sense of purpose or meaning in our life. We'll be discussing Stoic ideas as well as the work of Victor Frankl, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps. We'll also be looking at how we can determine meaning in our own lives and provide some sense of direction...

Duration:00:13:47

S1E3 - Episode 3: The Power Of Stories

11/12/2018
Episode Notes: Welcome to The Pocket Philosopher, a podcast where we explore the ideas and concepts of philosophy to figure out how to live better lives. In this episode we'll be exploring the concept of stories, some ideas from the stoics and how belief and stories themselves can influence our lives for better and for worse. We'll also be looking at some practical things we can do to use stories to our advantage, to build resilience and reduce suffering. Find more at: orionphilosophy.com

Duration:00:32:12

S1E2 - Episode 2: The Illusion Of Control

10/14/2018
Episode Notes: Welcome back, in this episode of The Pocket Philosopher we'll be exploring the life of one of history's greatest Stoic philosophers, Epictetus. We'll talk about his personal philosophy, the dichotomy of control and learning to love fate. We'll also be looking at how we can apply these concepts to our own situation and get closer to living a good life. Find more at: orionphilosophy.com

Duration:00:22:51

Episode 1: An Introduction To Stoic Philosophy

9/28/2018
Episode Notes: In this episode we will be discussing the basics of Stocism and Stoic philosophy. From its founder, Zeno of Citium, to core Stoic principles, to some key examples of Stoic practice. As with all episodes, the purpose here is to use ideas and philosophy to figure out how to the live the best possible lives. Enjoy! Find more at: orionphilosophy.com

Duration:00:32:33