The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic

For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at Listen to THE DAILY STOIC on the Wondery App or wherever you listen to your podcasts. You can listen early and ad-free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery App, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Start your free trial by visiting now. 

The Daily Stoic

Thu Jun 13 2024

This Is How You Always Win | NPR On Point


The episode covers various topics including learning from experts, the philosophy of winning, the stoic idea of justice, and behind the scenes of an interview. It also touches on the resurgence of stoicism, the need for updating philosophical assumptions, and the perception of stoicism as a male-centric philosophy.

The Daily Stoic

Wed Jun 12 2024

We Face The Path Of Time


The episode explores the concept of facing the path of time and accepting the inevitability of aging and mortality. It shares insights from Marcus Aurelius and Seneca on this topic.

The Daily Stoic

Wed Jun 12 2024

The Hardest Book Ryan Holiday Has Written | Right Thing, Right Now

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This episode explores various topics including the importance of pet health insurance, ancient philosophy, cutting material from books, choosing book titles, maximizing financial success, practicing justice in Stoicism, the story of Regulus, the importance of keeping promises, succession planning, challenges faced by powerful individuals, and Elon Musk's success and challenges with power.

The Daily Stoic

Tue Jun 11 2024

This Saved Ten Lives | Routines are Fragile... Try These 10 Stoic Practices Instead


The episode discusses the importance of taking action to help others, building a productive routine, consistency and focus for growth, and the value of stillness, reflection, and responsibility. It emphasizes the impact individuals can make through charitable causes, owning the morning for productivity, engaging with ideas consistently, and being a force for good in the world. The episode also highlights the benefits of journaling, walking daily, taking cold plunges, doing hard tasks first, creating uninterrupted focus time, and practicing stillness and relaxation for creativity. Personal experiences on a ranch illustrate the realities of life and death in nature.

The Daily Stoic

Mon Jun 10 2024

They’re Throwing This To You | Try The Other Handle

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This episode explores the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Program and Stoic principles for making the world better. It emphasizes the importance of passing the torch, choosing the right handle in difficult situations, and applying Stoic principles in parenting and leadership. The episode highlights the power of perspective and how it can shape our experiences.

The Daily Stoic

Sun Jun 09 2024

How Marcus Aurelius Became Marcus Aurelius

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This episode explores the topics of Wondery Plus, Progressive Insurance, awe-inspiring deeds of ancestors and heroes, becoming our ultimate best self, and the Greek training of Marcus Aurelius. It also delves into the Stoic ideal of love and wisdom.

The Daily Stoic

Sat Jun 08 2024

The Cost of Chasing Success | Chris Distefano

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This episode explores various topics including podcasts and multitasking, balancing comedy and family life, struggles with therapy and career-family balance, self-doubt, self-acceptance, religion, self-care, stress management, lessons from family, perspective on life's challenges and annoyances, regret and reconnecting with comedy roots, continuous effort and personal satisfaction, focus on doing what you love and staying true to the craft, impostor syndrome and insecurity in creative fields, success, fame, and maintaining control, balancing ambition and contentment, retirement, success, and character assessment, and prioritizing kindness and human connection.

The Daily Stoic

Fri Jun 07 2024

Look Through The Window | Finding The Right Mentors

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The episode features discussions on failure, Stoic philosophy, finding mentors, and a Kids and Family Podcast that remixes old tales with hip-hop and fables.

The Daily Stoic

Thu Jun 06 2024

It Says Everything About You | 97th Floor Q&A


This episode explores the world of failure, the teachings of stoicism, and the importance of treating others with kindness and patience. David Dukovny discusses how failures can be catalysts for growth and healing, while the Daily Stoic Podcast offers daily readings of ancient wisdom. The episode also delves into encounters with moose, handling emergencies with stoic principles, and the origin of interest in stoicism.

The Daily Stoic

Wed Jun 05 2024

They Can’t Make You Like Them

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The episode discusses ancient wisdom and how it can help us find strength, insight, and wisdom in everyday life. It emphasizes the power of choice, the ability to resist negative influences, and the importance of living with virtue.

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