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Stoicism is the immensely influential philosophy behind many modern talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Stoic Psychology podcast discusses how Stoicism and wider philosophy matches up with modern psychology research, and how we might use findings from both to live a more contented life.With the addition of interviews with experts in their fields and musings from host Alex Maclellan, this podcast hopes to provide a simple and enjoyable dose of pop philosophy and psychology.

Stoicism is the immensely influential philosophy behind many modern talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Stoic Psychology podcast discusses how Stoicism and wider philosophy matches up with modern psychology research, and how we might use findings from both to live a more contented life.With the addition of interviews with experts in their fields and musings from host Alex Maclellan, this podcast hopes to provide a simple and enjoyable dose of pop philosophy and psychology.

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Stoicism is the immensely influential philosophy behind many modern talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Stoic Psychology podcast discusses how Stoicism and wider philosophy matches up with modern psychology research, and how we might use findings from both to live a more contented life.With the addition of interviews with experts in their fields and musings from host Alex Maclellan, this podcast hopes to provide a simple and enjoyable dose of pop philosophy and psychology.

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English


Episodes

The Problem With Success and Being Happy

2/23/2021
Hello legends, A bit of a strange episode this time as I tackle something very abstract with the aid of some very compelling research - whether we want the right things and are measuring success in the right way. This is a topic that is covered by pretty much everyone, in pretty much every way, so here is my attempt at it. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, Twitter, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! Also, please consider supporting the show on...

Duration:00:30:52

Captain Sir Tom Moore and the Psychology of Heroism

2/9/2021
Hello legends, A rarity from me, using current events in an episode! Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away last week, and in this show, I pay a small tribute to the man who became a national hero and explore the research that has been carried out over the years into heroism and heroic acts. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, Twitter, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! Also, please consider supporting the show on Patreon, it really makes a big...

Duration:00:21:19

Responding to Grief - Ideas from Stoicism and Psychology

1/26/2021
Hello legends, The first episode of 2021 is here! After an email from a listener, I wanted to share some research from the fields of counselling psychology, as well as what Stoicism has to say about grief. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.com Music Credits: "Solitude" by Broke for Free "Golden Hour" by Broke for...

Duration:00:25:32

Ending 2020 - Why Great Stories Are Much Better Than Philosophy or Psychology

12/31/2020
Hello legends, What a year it's been! This is a shorter episode to end the year and one in which very little philosophy or psychology is discussed! Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.com Music Credits: Music licensed from musicbed.com Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Duration:00:12:26

Publishing a Paper

12/15/2020
Hello legends, Another episode out, and this is one I've wanted to release for a while. The first paper accepted in a major psychological journal is here. This is press release if you want a read and please consider sharing it widely! http://www.bbk.ac.uk/news/birkbeck-study-on-stoicism-and-its-impact-on-mental-health-1?fbclid=IwAR0USCISTUBBBvvyEUIvLCFQtpK9o6ZZoduLxl5blBK3LKqsJJ4SAZH1zIk Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other...

Duration:00:27:24

Interview with Dr Lynda Shaw

10/20/2020
We have found internet in deepest rural Sweden (amazingly) and are back to bring you this interview with the brilliant Dr Lynda Shaw. Part throwback to when the UK was coming out of lockdown and part informative chat with a cognitive neuroscientist about mental health and changing behaviours. Lynda's Website: https://www.drlyndashaw.com/ Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to follow the page on Facebook,...

Duration:00:49:40

A New Series! Post-COVID Reflections and News!

10/8/2020
Hello legends, welcome back for episode 30 of the Stoic Psychology Podcast! We finish up Spike Milligan's autobiography and Alex decides to expand on why people new to Stoicism might not like the idea of the virtues, and how they can help us in the COVID crisis. Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! To contact...

Duration:00:27:02

Episode 31 - Starting The Business of Happiness

6/2/2020
Hello legends, welcome back! This episode is based on the request of a listener and I spend a bit of time answering some of your correspondence from my time away. Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! Mentioned in the show: https://fistulafoundation.org/ To contact me about requests for topics, feedback or to...

Duration:00:39:50

Episode 30 - Finishing Milligan and Virtue in COVID

4/25/2020
Hello legends, welcome back for episode 30 of the Stoic Psychology Podcast! We finish up Spike Milligan's autobiography and Alex decides to expand on why people new to Stoicism might not like the idea of the virtues, and how they can help us in the COVID crisis. Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! To contact...

Duration:00:38:28

Episode 29 - Shellshock and Meredith Kunz part 3

4/18/2020
Hello, quarantining legends! Alex continues speaking with journalist, writer and Stoic Mom (I say Mum) Meredith Kunz in the final part of this interview. Alex also continues reading Spike Milligan's autobiography, and it's a sombre entry as Mr Milligan describes getting shellshock and how his laughter died. Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to...

Duration:00:36:28

Episode 28 - Getting Shelled and Meredith Kunz Interview Part 2

4/11/2020
Hello, quarantining legends! Alex continues interviewing journalist, writer and Stoic Mom (I say Mum)..Meredith Kunz. This is the second of a three-part interview covering children, parenting, Stoicism, Coronavirus and where this Venn diagram meets. Alex also continues reading Spike Milligan's autobiography, during which our hero gets shelled for the first time... Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to...

Duration:00:38:37

Episode 27 - Starting Spike and Interviewing Meredith Kunz - part 1

4/4/2020
Hello, quarantining legends! We have a guest on the show again, Alex is interviewing Journalist, writer and Stoic Mom (I say Mum)..Meredith Kunz. This is the first of a three-part interview covering children, parenting, Stoicism, Coronavirus and where this Venn diagram meets. Alex also starts a new book of the month, the autobiography of one of his personal heroes... Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to...

Duration:00:44:32

Episode 26 - Going Stoic in a Post-Apocalyptic Age

3/28/2020
It is time for your government-sanctioned period of levity and philosophy! Well, perhaps more philosophy than levity on this show, as Alex finishes off Man's Search for Meaning and talks about coping and Stoicism in this age of the coronavirus. There is news of some upcoming 'fun' projects too for those who are interested, and we will be back next week with a return to interviews. Keep safe, keep kind, and keep Stoic. If you want to share stories, experiences or just want to reach out, send...

Duration:00:39:31

Episode 25 - Coronavirus, Interview with Megan Brown and Stoic Empathy Part 2

3/21/2020
Hello legends, it's happened, Alex has finally mentioned Coronavirus and probably gone mad as well! Aside from that, it is part 2 of the interview with the fantastic Megan Brown, and some exciting announcements! Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses! Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a...

Duration:00:46:53

Episode 24 - Interviewing Dr Megan Brown and Empathy

3/14/2020
Hello legends, what a show for you this week (and what a show for Alex). In this episode we continue with Man's Search for Meaning, but also have the first part of an interview with Megan Brown, a doctor and now PhD student investigating medical education and empathy at Hull and York Medical School. Part 2 on will be on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support...

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 23 - An Interview with Dr Greg Sadler Part 2

3/7/2020
A bumper episode finishing off Alex's interview with Dr Greg Sadler, the founder of ReasonIO, successful YouTuber, Prison lecturer and the editor of a little known blog called Stoicism Today... Also is Alex's continues reading Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. Next week Alex has answers to questions and a report on a fantastic Stoic event... This is the second of a two-parter, with part 2 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on...

Duration:00:52:14

Episode 22 - An Interview with Dr Greg Sadler Part 1

2/29/2020
From one legend to another, Alex will be interviewing Dr Greg Sadler, the founder of ReasonIO, successful YouTuber, Prison lecturer and the editor of a little known blog called Stoicism Today... Also is Alex's first foray into reading Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl This is just the first of a two-parter, with part 2 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe...

Duration:00:40:12

Episode 21 - Kai Whiting Interview Part 3

2/22/2020
Updated - due to factors the previous episode was uploaded, so this has been fixed now...please enjoy part 3 of Alex's interview with Kai Whiting. Kai is a researcher and lecturer on sustainability at the University of Lisbon in Portugal talks with Alex about sustainability and Stoicism. This is the second of a three-parter, with part 3 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and...

Duration:00:39:45

Episode 20 - Interview with Kai Whiting part 2

2/15/2020
Part 2 of Alex's interview with Kai Whiting. Kai is a researcher and lecturer on sustainability at the University of Lisbon in Portugal talks with Alex about the generation blame game and other facets of sustainability. This is the second of a three-parter, with part 3 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways! To contact Alex...

Duration:00:39:45

Episode 19 - Interview with Kai Whiting Part 1

2/8/2020
The first interview of 2020 is here and what an absolute belter of a conversation it is! Kai Whiting, researcher and lecturer on sustainability at the University of Lisbon in Portugal talks Alex through his troubles with 'Backpack-gate', what makes 'sustainable' different to 'eco-friendly' and making ethical choices... This is just the first of a three-parter, with part 2 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon. Remember to follow the...

Duration:00:48:44