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Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that originated in Greece over 2,000 years ago, and its teachings have left ripples throughout the world ever since. Simon Drew has been exploring the ideas of Stoicism on the Practical Stoic Podcast for over two years now, and it’s been an amazing journey. People are now discovering that Stoicism can not only help us to think better and make better decisions, but it can also lead to a meaningful life aimed at virtue. Now, join Simon as he revamps the podcast and tries to learn what it truly means to live a Stoic lifestyle. Listen to some of the most prominent Stoic voices in the world today as they extract the essence of Stoicism, and most importantly, attach your listening to action so that you can see just how powerful this philosophy can be.
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William O. Stephens, Scott Aikin & Matthew Sharpe | The Enchiridion of Epictetus

William O. Stephens, Ph.D., retired Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Creighton University with interests in ancient philosophy, ethics, and Stoicism, has contributed significantly to the field through interviews, podcasts, and translations, including a revised edition of "The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus."Scott Aikin is a Professor of phiolosophy at Vanderbilt University. His research encompasses the theory of knowledge, ancient philosophy, informal logic, and philosophy of religion, focusing on the justification of beliefs, conceptions of knowing in ancient philosophy, epistemic appraisal of arguments, and conditions for knowledge of God, seamlessly integrating his research interests with his teaching in formal logic, ancient philosophy, and epistemology.Matthew Sharpe, an accomplished author and Associate Professor, has a rich background in philosophy with over two decades of teaching and supervision, contributing significant works and numerous articles across a broad spectrum of philosophical disciplines, including the history of ideas and Stoic thought, and is actively involved in the modern Stoic community and Stoicon events.Matthew Sharpe, an accomplished author and Professor at the Australian Catholic University, has a rich background in philosophy with over two decades of teaching and supervision, contributing significant works and numerous articles across a broad spectrum of philosophical disciplines, including the history of ideas and Stoic thought, and is actively involved in the modern Stoic community and Stoicon events.
3/21/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 44 seconds
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Shane Trotter & Brandon Tumblin | On Manhood & Becoming

Shane Trotter is the author of Setting the Bar: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Era of Distraction, Dependency, and Entitlement. As a writer, educator, and High-School Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, he has been challenging youth development norms for over a decade. Shane believes that too much emphasis on comfort and a lost sense of community standards has left people feeling purposeless, disconnected, and trapped in self-limiting patterns. Shane has been featured by multiple coaching clinics and Spartan.com. His articles have been published by websites with millions of readers, such as Quillette, Areo, and Breaking Muscle, where he was an Expert Coach in Residence and helped start the Breaking Muscle podcast. His blog, Inspired Human Development, focuses on exploring the principles of human thriving. Subscribe to get his newsletter, Stuff They Never Told You, for free each week.
3/9/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 55 seconds
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Brittany Polat | Mentorship, Role Models & Initiation

Brittany Polat is a writer, researcher, and presenter on practical Stoicism. Her books help people from all walks of life find inner peace and long-lasting happiness through tried-and-true Stoic techniques. Brittany holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics, but she currently studies human nature through the lens of Stoic psychology and philosophy. She is a steering committee member of Modern Stoicism, a board member of The Stoic Fellowship, and co-founder of the new nonprofit Stoicare (www.stoicare.com). Brittany strongly believes in the power of Stoicism to help us flourish as individuals and as a society.Join us on March 23rd for a collaborative conference by The Walled Garden Philosophical Society and Stoicare: Lighting The Way: Philosophical Role Models of the Past & Present
2/29/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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Martha Hines | Reuniting the Masculine & Feminine

Martha Alter Hines is a multifaceted professional with a rich background as a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and body worker, boasting twenty years of experience. In addition to her roles as a mother, astrologer, channel, and healer, Hines has made significant contributions to the field of social work, particularly in her capacity as a supervisor of social workers. Her career took a pivotal turn in 2018 following a profound spiritual awakening that redirected her path away from traditional social work towards embracing her roles as a channel and healer. Guided by this spiritual call, Hines now utilizes astrology, channeling, and various spirit-guided healing modalities to facilitate deep, transformative experiences for individuals, helping them to reconnect with their true essence across all dimensions of existence.Hines is dedicated to creating grounded, safe spaces that enable beings to rediscover their identities on a soul level, drawing upon her extensive experience in psychotherapy and bodywork. She believes firmly in the urgency communicated by the spirit world for individuals to remember their true selves, encompassing their connections to the Earth, spirit, soul, body, heart, mind, cosmos, and the divine. In her current practice, Hines integrates her professional background with the wisdom of the spirit world and the inherent knowledge within every being as part of the infinite divine. Her approach transcends traditional therapy, rooted in robust trauma-informed skills, to offer a holistic path to healing and self-discovery.In this episode, Martha gives a talk and offers a meditation as a part of our online event, Lighting Candles: A Vigil for Humanity. The full event video is available to members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society at https://thewalledgarden.com/lighting-candles-a-vigil-for-humanity/.
2/23/202434 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rocco Jarman | Lighting Candles

Rocco Jarman is a renowned poet, philosopher, and mystic, recognized for his commitment to personal and societal transformation. With a deep belief in the infinite potential of humans, Jarman has overcome his own struggles with brokenness, disconnection, and confusion, finding a profound sense of gratitude and belonging through his journey. His life's work revolves around a transformative formula that shifts individuals from a state of brokenness to wholeness, and from confusion to understanding.Jarman possesses exceptional insights into psychology, human behavior, and societal dysfunctions, blending science and mysticism to offer solutions to contemporary challenges. His unique perspective aims to demystify both science and mysticism, encouraging a focus on essence over unnecessary complexities.In addition to his philosophical endeavors, Jarman boasts a 25-year career in corporate transformation and leadership. His expertise spans organisational development, strategy, project management, and technology. He is dedicated to contributing his vast knowledge and experience to The Walled Garden and its community, driven by a profound sense of love and a commitment to being a force for good in a world he views as in need of healing and enlightenment.In this episode, Rocco gives a talk titled "Lighting Candles." This talk was a part of our online event, Lighting Candles: A Vigil for Humanity. The full event video is available to members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society at https://thewalledgarden.com/lighting-candles-a-vigil-for-humanity/.
1/21/202423 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | Drift & Return

Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. In this episode, Sharon gives a talk titled "Drift & Return." This talk was a part of our online event, Lighting Candles: A Vigil for Humanity. The full event video is available to members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society at https://thewalledgarden.com/lighting-candles-a-vigil-for-humanity/.
1/14/202429 minutes, 44 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | The Meaning of Your Life Will Never Be Convenient

Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. In this episode, Sharon gives a talk titled "The Meaning of Your Life Will Never Be Convenient." This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5910819/advertisement
11/30/202336 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rocco Jarman | Lighting Candles

Rocco Jarman is an Australian mystic, poet and philosopher. He's the author of Keeper of the Flame: A Message from Tomorrow, and Stepping Through: Following our own star through the door to Tomorrow. His podcast is called the Eyes Wide Open Life Podcast, and you can find Rocco at eyeswideopenlife.org and as a contributor on thewalledgarden.com.To register for our upcoming event, Lighting Flames: A Vigil for Humanity, go to thewalledgarden.com/allevents/lighting-candles/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5910819/advertisement
11/9/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 37 seconds
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Judith Stove | Stoicism & The Suppression of Truth

Contributing Philosopher Judith Stove gives a talk entitled "Losing Our Memories: Stoicism & The Suppression of Truth."About this talk: New legislation in Australia seeks to levy large fines on media companies for sharing ‘misinformation and disinformation.’ But who decides, and what is the impact on the historical record? Our starting point is two Stoic-related texts from Seneca and Tacitus, concerning Roman Imperial suppression of texts and frank discussions. As Tacitus wrote in 98 CE: ‘Rome of old explored the utmost limits of freedom; we have plumbed the depths of slavery, robbed as we are by informers even of the right to exchange ideas in conversation. We should have lost our memories as well as our tongues had it been as easy to forget as to be silent.’Read Judith's writings: https://thewalledgarden.com/rootsofthegarden/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5910819/advertisement
11/1/202333 minutes, 37 seconds
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Prof. Joe Siracusa | The Israel-Palestine Conflict

In this episode, we hear from Prof. Joe Siracusa regarding the current conflict in Israel and Palestine as well as the most pressing diplomatic and political challenges of 2023 to date.Dr. Joseph Siracusa is an Chicago-born historian, professor and author with 40+ years in Australian higher education and over 50 books on history, diplomacy, politics, and nuclear weapons to his name. Joe currently teaches at Curtin University, and he serves as the President Emeritus of the Australia Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. By merit of the wisdom and understanding that Joe has cultivated over his life, we have called him to become the Honorary Professor of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5910819/advertisement
10/30/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Art of Getting Good with Tsoof Baras

Tsoof Baras is a versatile and skilled percussionist with over 16 years of performance experience in orchestral percussion, hand drumming, novelty percussion and more in a range of styles. He is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, with a Bachelor of Music, Majoring in Advanced Percussion Performance. Tsoof is a member of multiple ensembles performing locally in Brisbane and nationally. He recently published a book called How to Get Good, wherein he explores the fundamentals of making progress in any skill or discipline. ABOUT THE WALLED GARDEN The Walled Garden Philosophical Society is a global community of philosophers and students gathering in search of truth, wisdom, virtue and the Divine. There are many ways to get involved: Attend Events: http://thewalledgarden.com/events Find a Philosophical Mentor: http://thewalledgarden.com/mentoring Explore Our Groves: http://thewalledgarden.com/groves Become a Member: thewalledgarden.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Oral Tradition Lives On!

Event Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-iliad-at-grace-san-francisco-a-public-reading-event-tickets-511419889657 The International Readers of Homer: https://www.internationalreadersofhomer.org/ Kathryn Hohlwein is a poet, author, teacher, world traveler, and Homerist. Born in the Rocky Mountains, she graduated from the University of Utah in 1951 and received an M.A. from The Bread Loaf School of English of Middlebury College in Vermont 1953. For 37 years, she taught poetry, creative writing, world literature, poetry in translation, and the Homeric imagination at the University of Utah, Ohio State University, and for many years at California State University, Sacramento. Her publications include: Touchstones: Letters Between Two Women 1953 to 1964, The Middle Kingdom, What's Funny About Forever, and The Little Chapel in Donegal. Upon retiring from teaching, she founded the International Readers of Homer, through which she created multilingual, audience-participation readings of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the International Readers of Homer has delighted audiences in London, New York, Los Angeles, Brussels, Montevideo, Alexandria, Tehran, Athens, and the Greek islands of Kos and Chios. She is looking forward to the upcoming reading of The Iliad in San Francisco in May 2023, just a week shy of her 93rd birthday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/202347 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wired for Music with Adriana Barton

Adriana Barton is a journalist, a former staff reporter at The Globe and Mail, and the author of Wired for Music: A Search for Health and Joy Through the Science of Sound. Her book, published by Greystone Books in October 2022, is a blend of science and memoir that argues that music is an age-old system to boost human health, connect us to each other, and add meaning, resilience, and joy. Drawing from neuroscience, anthropology, and evolutionary biology, Barton's book has received critical acclaim, with Publishers Weekly calling it "witty and soulful," and Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score, describing it as "beautifully written" and "riveting." ABOUT THE WALLED GARDEN The Walled Garden Philosophical Society is a global community of philosophers and students gathering in search of truth, wisdom, virtue and the Divine. There are many ways to get involved: Attend Events: thewalledgarden.com/events Find a Philosophical Mentor: thewalledgarden.com/mentoring Explore Our Groves: thewalledgarden.com/groves Become a Member: thewalledgarden.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Cost of Glory with Alex Petkas & Jack Visnjic

Alex Petkas is a renowned writer and host of the Cost of Glory podcast, where he shares his passion for history by uncovering the best stories and insights from great heroes of the past. After leaving a successful career in academia to focus on his work, Alex's dedication to helping people draw energy and practical insights from the past has earned him a reputation as a thought leader in the industry. In addition to his peer-reviewed research, he also writes for several non-academic publications, including American Mind, Man's World, and Antigone, where he is a founding editor. Alex currently resides in his native Texas with his wife and children. A classicist and philosopher of history, Jack Visnjic is passionate about discovering long-term patterns in historical events. He completed his B.A. in classics and mathematics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in ancient philosophy from Princeton. His latest publication, "The Invention of Duty," delves into the origins of the concept of "moral duty" in ancient Greco-Roman times. In addition to his research work, Jack hosts a popular podcast called "Ancient Greece Declassified," which features the latest scholarly insights into the ancient Mediterranean world. Jack joined the Institute in February 2019 and continues to contribute to the field with his innovative research and accessible public outreach. ABOUT THE WALLED GARDEN The Walled Garden Philosophical Society is a global community of philosophers and students gathering in search of truth, wisdom, virtue and the Divine. There are many ways to get involved: Attend Events: thewalledgarden.com/events Find a Philosophical Mentor: thewalledgarden.com/mentoring Explore Our Groves: thewalledgarden.com/groves Become a Member: thewalledgarden.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 58 seconds
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Human Self-Carriage with Nona Maiorano

Elite dressage coach and Stoic practitioner Nona Maiorano joins Simon Drew to discuss the idea of Human Self-Carriage, which describes the state of flow that can exist when we remove the two things that get in the way: agenda and ego. Nona is also a host at the Women’s Philosopher’s Cafe and a member of the New England Stoics. ABOUT THE WALLED GARDEN The Walled Garden Philosophical Society is a global community of philosophers and students gathering in search of truth, wisdom, virtue and the Divine. There are many ways to get involved: Attend Events: thewalledgarden.com/events Find a Philosophical Mentor: thewalledgarden.com/mentoring Explore Our Groves: thewalledgarden.com/groves Become a Member: thewalledgarden.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 35 seconds
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Virtue, Stoicism & Sports with William O. Stephens and Nick Davis

In this episode: Professor, philosopher and scholar of Stoicism William O. Stephens speaks with recently graduated football coach and Stoic practitioner Nick Davis about the analogy between team sports and the ethical/theological ideas found in Stoicism.  Learn more about Professor William O. Stephens: williamostephens.com ABOUT THE WALLED GARDEN The Walled Garden Philosophical Society is a global community of philosophers and students gathering in search of truth, wisdom, virtue and the Divine. There are many ways to get involved: Attend Events: thewalledgarden.com/events Find a Philosophical Mentor: thewalledgarden.com/mentoring Explore Our Groves: thewalledgarden.com/groves Become a Member: thewalledgarden.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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Meaning and Madness: Human Survival in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

This episode script was generated by Chat GPT based on prompts by Simon J. E. Drew. Register for "Chat GPT, AI Models and The Walled Garden: An Introduction to The Senate": https://thewalledgarden.com/an-introduction-to-the-senate SCRIPT The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has brought about a new era of technological progress and potential, but it has also raised concerns about the meaning of human existence and the potential for madness. As AI becomes more sophisticated, there is a growing fear that it may surpass human intelligence, leaving us questioning our place in the world and our purpose in life. One of the key challenges posed by AI is the potential for it to replace human labor in many industries, leading to widespread job displacement and economic inequality. This could cause people to feel disconnected from their work and the broader societal structures that give their lives meaning. Additionally, the rise of AI may challenge our understanding of what it means to be human, leading to feelings of existential angst and confusion. READ THE FULL SCRIPT HERE: https://thewalledgarden.com/meaning-and-madness-human-survival-in-the-age-of-artificial-intelligence Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20236 minutes, 23 seconds
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PROMPT: Artificial Enlightenment: The Age of Freedom and Abundance

This episode script was generated by Chat GPT based on prompts by Simon J. E. Drew. Register for “Chat GPT, AI Models and The Walled Garden: An Introduction to The Senate”: https://thewalledgarden.com/an-introduction-to-the-senate SCRIPT: Welcome to The Walled Garden Podcast, the official podcast of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society. I am your temporary host, stepping in for Simon Drew. Today's episode is a special one as it was entirely generated by Artificial Intelligence technologies. We have some exciting news to share with our listeners. On March 9th at 3 pm PST, The Walled Garden Philosophical Society will be hosting an event called "Chat G P T, Artificial Technology Models, and The Walled Garden: An Introduction to The Senate". This event will be open to the public for a donation of your choosing, and you can register at thewalledgarden.com/events. During the event, Rocco Jarman, a renowned Australian poet, mystic, and philosopher, will join Simon Drew, a co-founder of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society and a musician and poet, to introduce The Senate. The Senate is a series of events that will only be available to members after March 2023. In these events, our community will come together to engage in thoughtful philosophical discussions with courage and vulnerability, working towards a consensus on some of the most complex issues of our time. See the full text here: artificial-enlightenment-the-age-of-freedom-and-abundance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20236 minutes, 59 seconds
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PROMPT: Artificially Stupid: The Life and Times of Machine Learning

This episode script was generated by Chat GPT based on prompts by Simon J. E. Drew. Register for "Chat GPT, AI Models and The Walled Garden: An Introduction to The Senate": https://thewalledgarden.com/an-introduction-to-the-senate SCRIPT Hello, and welcome to The Walled Garden Podcast, the official podcast of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society. I'm here filling in for the host, Simon Drew. Today's episode is a little different because it was entirely created by Artificial Intelligence technologies. First up, we have some exciting news to share. On March 9th at 3 pm PST, The Walled Garden Philosophical Society is hosting an event called Chat G P T, Artificial Technology Models, and The Walled Garden: An Introduction to The Senate. This event will be open to the public for the price of a donation of your choosing, and you can register via thewalledgarden.com/events. In this event, Rocco Jarman, an Australian poet, mystic, and philosopher, will join Simon Drew, a musician, poet, and co-founder of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society, to give an in-depth introduction to The Senate, which is a series of events that will be for members only after March 2023. In these monthly events, our community will gather to discuss and come to a consensus on the most complicated issues of our time using thoughtful philosophical dialogue underpinned by courage and vulnerability. Now, on with the article, entitled: Artificially Stupid: The Life and Times of Machines Learning. READ THE FULL SCRIPT HERE: https://thewalledgarden.com/artificial-stupidity-the-life-and-times-of-machine-learning Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Walled Garden Senate

This episode script was generated by Chat GPT based on prompts by Simon J. E. Drew. Register for "Chat GPT, AI Models and The Walled Garden: An Introduction to The Senate": https://thewalledgarden.com/an-introduction-to-the-senate SCRIPT Welcome to The Walled Garden Podcast, the flagship podcast of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society. We have an exciting announcement to make - the Society is hosting its very first Walled Garden Senate meeting! The first meeting in the Senate will be entitled "Chat GPT, Artificial Intelligence Models and The Walled Garden: An Introduction to The Walled Garden Senate." This is a significant milestone in our development as a community of philosophers and students dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the Divine. To set the stage for this special event, we are releasing a series of episodes featuring writings that were completely generated by Artificial Intelligence, including the essay itself, the voice reading the essay, and at times, the music. These AI-generated essays will explore topics of philosophical significance and serve as a lead-up to the Senate meeting. While the use of AI-generated content is a controversial topic, we believe that it has the potential to offer new insights and perspectives into the nature of knowledge, consciousness, and reality. By exploring the applications of AI in philosophy, we hope to create a space for thoughtful and courageous dialogue about the most complicated questions of our age and moment. It's important to note that while AI will be a topic of discussion in the upcoming Walled Garden Senate meeting, topics discussed in the Senate will not always be centered around AI. The Walled Garden Senate will be a monthly meeting wherein philosophers and students of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society will engage in thoughtful, and hopefully courageous dialogue regarding the most complicated questions of our age and moment. We invite you to join us on March 9th at 3 pm PST for our introduction event, which will be open to the public for the price of a donation, or "Pay by Heart." This event will serve as a preview of what's to come in the Walled Garden Senate meetings and will feature discussions about the role of AI models like Chat GPT in shaping the future of philosophical discourse. We're thrilled to be able to share this journey with you, and we hope that you'll join us in this exciting endeavor. By coming together to explore the most profound questions of our age and moment, we believe that we can create waves of positive change that will reverberate not only within our community, but throughout the world and the Cosmos. So, join us on this journey towards truth, wisdom, and virtue, and let's see where it takes us. I love exactly what you've written in this response, but why did you leave out the Divine? I apologize for leaving out the Divine in my previous response. The Walled Garden Philosophical Society believes that the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the Divine is of utmost importance in our philosophical inquiry. Our community acknowledges the significance of the Divine as a guiding force in our personal and collective journeys towards a more profound understanding of existence. Thus, in addition to engaging in thoughtful dialogue about the most complex questions of our time, we also actively seek to explore the nature of the Divine and our relationship to it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20234 minutes, 46 seconds
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Wisdom Unlocked with Santara Gonzales

Santara Gonzales has years of experience running restorative programs in ten adult prisons throughout the state of California. She has introduced incarcerated men and women to Stoic principles, providing them with access to tools and insights. This has helped them to expand their sense of agency and improve their emotional well-being. Santara’s goal is to create spaces for people in need of healing, restoration, and growth, and she is working to build shoulders for others to stand on so that they may see beyond their immediate surroundings and limitations. Register for the Wisdom Unlocked fundraising event, "Justice in the Cosmopolis: Stoicism and Prisons" here: as.wisdomunlocked.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202343 minutes
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Stoicism and the Great Religious Traditions with Sofia Koutlaki

Dr Sofia Koutlaki is a Greek writer, author of Among the Iranians: A Guide to Iran’s Culture and Customs. Her academic trajectory traced a line through English literature, the Classics, and linguistics. She analysed Iranian politeness, face and communication and lived in Iran for a total of 14 years. Based in London, she now explores memoir and life writing, and the influence of Stoicism, mysticism and other spiritual practices on personal development and wellbeing. She discerns our shared humanity in the commonalities of different traditions, and often questions beliefs (how do I know what I know?). www.sofiakoutlaki.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Power of Ancient Languages & Texts with Judith Stove

Judith Stove is an Australian writer, researcher, and mother of two adult sons. She has published two books on the life and times of Jane Austen, and many articles on history and literature. She and her husband are lucky enough to live in a beautiful garden created by her father, philosopher David Stove (1927-1994), outside Sydney, Australia, close to the Blue Mountains National Park. In The Walled Garden, Judith writes about the great texts of Western Culture in her grove, Roots of the Garden, and she also co-facilitates the Soul Searching with Seneca meetups every two weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202357 minutes, 5 seconds
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On Prayer & Presence with Brian Russell

Brian D. Russell, Ph.D, is an award winning teacher, speaker, and spiritual coach. He serves as Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary (Orlando campus). His personal mission is to contemplate, learn, and practice the deepest truths in order to communicate them meaningfully, lovingly, and in transformational ways to others through writing, teaching, coaching and speaking. He is an in demand coach for entrepreneurs and spiritually minded leaders (www.brianrussellphd.com) and curates a dynamic group coaching program for pastors (www.deepdivespirituality.com). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Elegant Wisdom of Albert Camus

Register for Joe Siracusa's Event: thewalledgarden.com/humanbeinginglobalizedworld Register for Sharon Lebell's Event: thewalledgarden.com/the-meaning-of-your-life-will-never-be-convenient Algerian-born author and philosopher Albert Camus’ philosophy was most elegant precisely because he was not preaching or arguing, he was simply loving out loud, professing his love from the rooftops of an empty page. His greatest works are in the form of stories, with great lessons and no moral sanctimony. He saved us all from the frigid cleverness of nihilism and his work was like the record needle scratch to the soundtrack of nihilistic philosophy that was playing in the lounge room of society at the turn of the last century. He taught us that the cure for existential absurdity and seeming indifference was not hope or redemption, but rather Choice, the choice to step up and create the meaning we were looking for in this world. Join me as I explore the elegant wisdom of this brilliant man. – Rocco Jarman (Facilitator) Listen to Rocco Jarman's Podcast, The Eyes Wide Open Life Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Path of the Mystic with Anthony Arismendi

Register for Joe Siracusa's Event: thewalledgarden.com/humanbeinginglobalizedworld About Anthony Arismendi Anthony Arismendi moved to the United States from Venezuela as a teenager in the mid-seventies with the dream of becoming a US citizen and an FBI agent—despite the fact that he couldn’t speak a word of English. Transplanted from the dangerous streets of Caracas, Arismendi’s unconventional thinking and out-of-the-box approach to life landed him in plenty of comical, often precarious situations. Still, he adapted his survival skills to a new culture, one harrowing day at a time, overcoming homelessness, prejudice, and poverty to achieve the impossible. Profoundly inspirational, Arismendi’s unique blend of hard work, perseverance, and mysticism in the face of relentless adversity reminds us that our reservoirs of courage and determination run far deeper than we know—and that we should never give up on our dreams, no matter how out of reach they might seem.  Buy Anthony's book here: outsideragent.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Power of the Human Spirit with Prof. Joe Siracusa

REGISTER FOR UPCOMING EVENT: thewalledgarden.com/humanbeinginglobalizedworld ABOUT THE EVENT: Many people are struggling to find their place in this increasingly globalized world. Now that we’re more hyper-connected than ever before, what does it really mean to be human? How do we relate to our neighbours, both at home and abroad? How can we find meaning and stability when our focus on localised community building has been redirected with our modern ability to move beyond borders at higher speeds than ever before?  Join Prof. Joe Siracusa for a talk and Q&A to explore these questions and more.  Listen to Here & Now: thewalledgarden.com/hereandnow Dr. Joseph Siracusa is a giant among men, a true citizen, and a professor of wisdom in these times of widespread folly. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Joe went on to explore the world and human nature to an extent that very few could boast. He has now spent over 40 years in higher education in Australia and currently serves as the President Emeritus of the Australia Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Joe has published over 50 books covering some of the most complicated political, diplomatic, and historical issues of modernity. By merit of the quality of his works and words, we—the Founding Members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society—have called Dr. Joseph M. Siracusa to serve as our Honorary Professor in Residence.  Join The Walled Garden Philosophical Society: CLICK HERE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stoicism, Bullying, and Beyond with Matthew Sharpe

Assoc. Prof. Matt Sharpe teaches philosophy at Deakin University, and since 2010 has increasingly been teaching Stoic contents, and engaging with modern Stoicism. He has appeared at Stoicon where he spoke on Stoicism and comedy, and has published widely on Albert Camus, including a piece on Camus and Stoicism to mark the 60th anniversary of his death (January 2020). Stoicism, Bullying and Beyond is the first book applying Stoic philosophy, and its extraordinary exercises in resilience and self-care, to the epidemic problem of bullying and 'mobbing'. Aimed preeminently at targets, it offers guidance on managing negative emotions, and making good decisions, in what for many people is the greatest challenge of their lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202258 minutes, 15 seconds
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What is Mindfulness? with David Alexander

David Alexander breaks down the idea and practice of mindfulness and announces his new series of workshops in The Walled Garden wherein he teaches mindfulness and facilitates mindfulness meditations. David Alexander is a psychotherapist, writer and podcaster based in New Mexico, USA. His podcast Between Two Ravens explores the profound wisdom and beauty of Norse mythology and poetry. In The Walled Garden, studies integrative disciplines of psychology, philosophy, and mythology to better understand the self, thereby learning to understand others better. Register for Stoicon X Midwest: stoiconxmidwest.com Register for mindfulness workshops: thewalledgarden.com/the-prosoche-project-with-david-alexander Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/202227 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Heroism of Marcus Aurelius with Juan Perez

Juan Perez facilitates an event in The Walled Garden focusing on the heroism of Marcus Aurelius. Juan has been a Business Consultant for more than 8 years and has implemented successful Change Management projects worldwide. He's created a method for change at a personal and professional level using Innovation Tools, Organizational Psychology and Stoicism. He's a proud father of 2 little kids, he has a podcast, a book on the way, and a passion for philosophy and music. Go to thewalledgarden.com/events to see more upcoming events. Go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring to apply for philosophical mentoring with Juan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202250 minutes, 16 seconds
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On God and the Environment with Kai Whiting

In this episode, Kai Whiting talks with members of The Walled Garden Philosophical Society about God and the Environment. Kai Whiting is a Stoicism and sustainability researcher and university lecturer based at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. He is the co-author of Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living in, where he and Leonidas Konstantakos discuss how people influenced by Stoic philosophy might approach many contemporary issues, including education, socioeconomic inequality, and climate breakdown. To register for any upcoming events in The Walled Garden, go to thewalledgarden.com/events/ Register for Stoicon X Midwest here: stoiconxmidwest.com To get mentoring with Kai or any of our philosophers, go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 3 seconds
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On Community & Shepherdship with Scott Balentine

Register for Stoicon X Midwest: stoiconxmidwest.com Simon Drew and Scott Balentine discuss the Stoic path and the current yearning for community and shepherdship.  As President of the Board of Directors, Scott works collaboratively with Board members and Founding members to set organizational goals. Additionally, he is responsible for working with the Board to set short- and long-term organizational goals and evaluate progress of the planned outcomes and the strategic plan to grow organizational capacity while connecting daily work with the vision and mission of the organization. As Chief Financial Officer, Scott oversees finance, budgeting, cash flow and accounting for The Walled Garden. With over 20 years’ of experience in healthcare and information technology, Scott currently serves as the manager of Methodist Le Bonheur’s Disaster Recovery program in addition to his role with The Walled Garden. Previously, Scott managed the IT Project Management Office for Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. Mr. Balentine began his career in healthcare with Transnetyx, a genetic research firm and later at Baptist Memorial Healthcare serving in a variety of technical and management roles. He has also worked as an IT Project Manager for ALSAC/St. Jude. Additionally, Scott has served on the Board of Directors for the MidSouth Health Care Executives for eight years and currently serves as its President. Scott is a graduate of Harding University with a B.A. and from Western Governors University with an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Management. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Leadership, Learning, & Personal Responsibility with David Casteal

Simon Drew and Nicholas Davis talk with David Casteal about leadership, learning, and personal responsibility. David Casteal played running back for the University of Alabama before moving to Spokane to pursue a career of coaching high school football and teaching at an elementary school. He has a PhD in ethnomusicology, and he studied drumming in Mali, Ghana, Guinea, and Uganda. Dave has travelled all over the world to learn, and teach, and the wisdom he shares with his many students is proof of this well-rounded life experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 7 seconds
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Rediscovering Unity in the Midst of Fragmentation

Simon Drew and renowned Stoic scholar and professor William O. Stephens discuss the theology and cosmology of the Stoic school of philosophy.  William O. Stephens is the Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Creighton University. His interests include ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, Stoicism as a way of life, Stoicism and popular culture, ethics, animals, and the environment. He has published multiple scholarly books, including Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed,  Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom, and The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/20221 hour, 44 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Poetic Wisdom of Heraclitus with Joshua Bertolotti

J.W. Bertolotti joins The Walled Garden Philosophical Society as a contributor, beginning with this event on the poetic wisdom of Heraclitus. Joshua is a retired veteran, avid reader, and lifelong learner. He hosts In Search of Wisdom to engage in meaningful conversations on how to live in a complex world. He enjoys exploring the integration of timeless principles and practices with everyday life. Joshua is an ICF-trained Leadership Coach with a passion for collaborative partnerships. Joshua is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in strategic leadership and holds a Master of Science in management. He has executive certificates in the Psychology of Leadership, Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership, Brain-Based Coaching, and Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being. You can find out more about Joshua’s work at www.perennialleader.com. To attend this week's event, please go to thewalledgarden.com/events/ To get mentoring with J.W. Bertolotti, go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202238 minutes, 9 seconds
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On Holiness with Sharon Lebell

Sharon Lebell gives a talk and performance on holiness at The Walled Garden Philosophical Society meetup. To apply for philosophical mentoring with Sharon Lebell, go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring To register for upcoming events, go to: thewalledgarden.com/events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202242 minutes, 20 seconds
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Brandon Tumblin: A Philosophical Dialogue

Brandon Tumblin is the host of the Strong Stoic Podcast, and we're now honoured to say that he's joining us in The Walled Garden Philosophical Society as a mentor and contributor. In this conversation, you'll find a genuine philosophical dialogue and one which touches on many subjects from the divine light to the future of TWG. To register for tomorrow's event in TWG, go to: https://thewalledgarden.com/philosophy-and-music-a-dialog-and-a-dance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 39 seconds
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Albert Ellis, Stoicism and CBT with David Alexander

Go to thewalledgarden.com/events to register for this week's events. David Alexander is an American psychotherapist and philosopher. On his podcast, Between Two Ravens, David explores the heights and depths of Norse mythology. David is interested particularly in Jungian psychology, classical Stoicism, and mythology, and he now brings these interests to The Walled Garden Philosophical Society as an official contributor in our community. The Walled Garden Philosophical Society now offers one-on-one philosophical mentoring with our stellar philosophers from around the world. Go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring to apply today. Philosophical Mentoring, simply put, is a service of soul doctoring wherein the philosopher and mentee engage in meaningful and thoughtful dialogue concerning the most effective ways to deal with the various challenges and opportunities faced by the client. Go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring to apply today. Go to thewalledgarden.com/join to become a caretaker in The Walled Garden Philosophical Society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202239 minutes, 33 seconds
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Kai Whiting: The Path to Flourishing with Philosophical Mentoring

Kai Whiting and Simon Drew discuss the power and tradition of philosophical mentoring as a path toward greater meaning and flourishing in life. The Walled Garden Philosophical Society now offers one-on-one philosophical mentoring with our stellar philosophers from around the world. Go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring to apply today. Philosophical Mentoring, simply put, is a service of soul doctoring wherein the philosopher and mentee engage in meaningful and thoughtful dialogue concerning the most effective ways to deal with the various challenges and opportunities faced by the client. Go to thewalledgarden.com/mentoring to apply today. Go to thewalledgarden.com/join to become a caretaker in The Walled Garden Philosophical Society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 28 seconds
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How Should Philosopher's Speak?

Join Simon Drew and Judith Stove in conversation around Seneca's 40th letter: On the Proper Style for a Philosopher's Discourse. To register for our meetup on the same letter, go to: https://thewalledgarden.com/post/on-the-proper-style-for-a-philosophers-discourse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ode to Seneca, Sharon Lebell, and a New Season for TWG

Welcome back to The Walled Garden Podcast! In this episode, Simon shares his most recent event recording from The Walled Garden Philosophical Society where he explores the wisdom of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. The event was titled: "Ode to Seneca, a Tribute to My Guiding Sage". To register for this week's event on "The Sanctuary", go to: thewalledgarden.com/post/messages-for-our-time-sanctuary To register for any/all future events, go to: thewalledgarden.com/events To become a Caretaker, go to: thewalledgarden.com/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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On Spirituality & Business with Jynnette Lewis

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Jynnette Lewis is an Oracle, Spiritual Life Coach, and Business Strategist. After almost 25 years in spiritual and personal development work, she received the Call to take a more proactive role in helping shape our transforming world. Through her coaching programs she helps leaders and entrepreneurs implement astrology-based strategies to empower themselves, manage their energy, and build sustainable businesses. She draws from a vast array of knowledge and experience including reiki, yoga, kundalini kriya yoga, gnostic Christianity, Taoism, African Traditional Religions, the Archangelic Realm, and more. She trains leaders in her coaching programs to use spiritual frameworks to facilitate culture change through consciousness change. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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The Pursuit of Happiness with Monique Rhodes

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Monique is a Happiness Strategist who teaches students and corporations around the world how to master their lives. She has spent the last 25 years studying the mind and its relationship to happiness and suffering. Over 70 universities and colleges use her program The 10 Minute Mind®. Her 8-week online course, The Happiness Baseline, has a 100% success rate in raising the mental wellness for every student who has completed it. Monique hosts the daily In Your Right Mind podcast, where she discusses how a series of small habits determine our well-being.  In 2010 Monique received a nomination for the prestigious New Zealander of the Year Award. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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On the Necessity of Holiness with Sharon Lebell

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202242 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Divine Light with Dr. Mark Vernon

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Dr. Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist and writer, with an interest in ancient philosophy, and a focus on the skills and insights that illuminate our inner lives. His books cover subjects from friendship and belief, to wellbeing and love. His most recent books are Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey and A Secret History of Christianity, which is based upon the ideas of the Oxford Inkling, Owen Barfield. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, he have a private practice in London, working with individuals who have a variety of concerns, as well as having worked at the Maudsley Hospital in south London in a personality disorder service. He contributes to and has presented a number of programmes on the radio, and writes as a journalist, with his work being published by the BBC, Aeon, Church Times, and elsewhere. He teaches at The Idler Academy and also leads workshops and gives talks. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 29 seconds
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On the Spiritual Path with Dr. Bruce Tallman

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Since 2002 Dr. Bruce Tallman has been a full-time spiritual director and marriage coach in private practice. He is passionate about his mission, which is to help people grow in wisdom and love. In spiritual direction, he has worked with laity and clergy from every Christian denomination. He has published two books for spiritual directors (one of them, Finding Seekers: How to Develop a Spiritual Direction Practice from Beginning to Full-Time Employment, is a bestseller in the field). He has also published two books on spirituality for clergy and lay people (see the "Books" page). He has had hundreds of articles on spirituality published in the London Free Press and other newspapers and is an adjunct faculty for the Haden Institute for Spiritual Directors Training. From 1988 to 2002 Dr. Tallman was the director of two adult religious education centers for the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spiritual Direction/Counselling from the Graduate Theological Foundation, which is affiliated with the Gregorian Institute in Rome and Oxford University in England. From 1988 to 2002 Dr. Tallman helped over 1500 couples prepare for marriage in 50 group marriage preparation courses he facilitated for the diocese. Since August 2002 he no longer does group sessions but has worked with over 2000 individual engaged couples from every Christian denomination as well as couples who are spiritual but not religious. All in all, he has helped over 3500 couples prepare for marriage. Dr. Tallman has been married for many years and understands every kind of struggle couples go through. He and Grace (who works as a crisis mental health counsellor) have three wonderful adult children and they are each other’s best friend and soulmate. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wise Up with Karen Duffy

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: From becoming an iconic MTV VJ to starring in Dumb and Dumber to being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Karen Duffy has been through a lot. But it was only when she became a mother that she realized she had some pretty solid life lessons to pass down. In her new book, she offers advice on building a friend group that is weasel free, finding the love of your life, and determining how much to tip the waiter (as with everything—be generous!). With dry humour and maternal warmth, she shows how we all can learn from unexpected philosophers, even from Bulgarian dancing bears. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/202258 minutes, 16 seconds
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Learning from a Zen Monk and a Roman Emperor with Dr. Ranjini George

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Dr. Ranjini George holds a PhD in English Literature from Northern Illinois University, USA, an MA in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, Canada. More recently, she won the first place in Canada’s inaugural Coffee Shop Author Contest for her travel memoir, a work-in-progress, Miracle of Flowers: In the Footsteps of an Emperor, a Goddess, a Story and a Tiffin-Stall. She was an Associate Professor of English at Zayed University, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. She currently teaches Stoicism, Mindfulness and Creative Writing at SCS, University of Toronto, classes such as Stoicism and the Good Life, Dear Diary: Marcus Aurelius, Anne Frank and Thich Nhat Hanh, Mindfulness, Stoicism and Writing for Discipline and Productivity, and Meditation and Writing. In 2019, she received the SCS, University of Toronto Excellence in Teaching award. Her book, Through My Mother’s Window: Emirati Women Tell their Stories and Recipes, was published in Dubai in December 2016. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202252 minutes, 38 seconds
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Awakening on the Spiritual Path with Mark Divine

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Mark Divine is an entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist, and one of the world’s top leadership and coaching experts. After a successful 20 year career as a Navy SEAL and SEAL Commander, Mark was hired by the Navy to create a nationwide coaching and leadership program for the SEALs. The bold goal of this program was to give the SEALs the best leadership and mental-management tools in the world – to help them forge unbeatable SEAL teams that achieve mission success in the most stressful, challenging environments on earth. Divine’s leadership and coaching program for the SEALs was so effective that it’s now being used outside of the Navy by top CEOs, Fortune 100 companies, USA Olympics, elite universities, major league sports franchises, celebrities, and successful individuals from all over the world. Mark Divine is the author of 5 best-selling books, including his latest book Staring Down The Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams. He hosts a #1-ranked podcast on iTunes (Mark Divine’s Unbeatable Mind) and he is the founder of 5 successful companies: Unbeatable Mind, SEALFIT, NavySEALs.com, USCrossFit, and the award winning Coronado Brewing Company in California. Divine believes that any individual, team, or company can unlock 20X performance with the right tools and training. His company, Unbeatable Mind, helps millions of people achieve their full potential in life and business through their free training resources and advanced training programs for leaders, corporate teams, coaching professionals, and high-achieving individuals. As a philanthropist, Mark Divine founded the Courage Foundation to help our wounded Veterans who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). Recently Divine and his Courage Foundation team set a world record by completing over 22 million burpees to raise awareness, support, and funding for our Veteran heroes. THE UNBEATABLE MIND: unbeatablemind.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 47 seconds
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Declassifying Ancient Greece with Jack Visnjic

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. UPCOMING EVENTS: https://thewalledgarden.com/post/empowering-first-aid-responders-with-stoicism-dr-megan-mcelheran https://thewalledgarden.com/post/holiness-what-is-it-and-why-do-we-need-it Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Jack Visnjic is a classicist and historian of philosophy interested in uncovering long-term patterns in history. He has a B.A. in classics and mathematics from Columbia University and a PhD in ancient philosophy from Princeton. His book, The Invention of Duty, explores the origins of the notion of ‘moral duty’ in Greco-Roman antiquity and claims that the Stoics were the originators of the term. In his podcast, Ancient Greece Declassified, he brings modern scholarship on the ancient Mediterranean to a popular audience. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20221 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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Discerning the Universal Way with Rocco Jarman

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. About Our Guest: Rocco is a Philosopher, Poet and Mystic, with a deep understanding of Hermetics and Psychology, whose game changing work in Mindfulness modalities, psychological self-repair, inner-child work, consciousness and the nature of reality form the core of popular courses and programs aimed at self-discovery and psychological self-repair and his command of poetry and archetypal language make him one of the most impressive thinkers and teachers in the present moment. He is the creator and host of the Eyes Wide Open Life podcast and Spiritual teacher and mentor of a new Way, called simply The Way. He is also a mindfulness coach teaching new modalities of meditation, emotional intelligence and competency, inner-child healing, conscious relationship and life mastery as part of the effective Alchemy Program. Eyes Wide Open Life: https://eyeswideopenlife.org/ Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 32 seconds
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Overcoming Human Devolution with Shane Trotter

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Shane Trotter is the author of Setting the Bar: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Era of Distraction, Dependency, and Entitlement. As a writer, educator, and High-School Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, he has been challenging youth development norms for over a decade. Shane believes that too much emphasis on comfort and a lost sense of community standards has left people feeling purposeless, disconnected, and trapped in self-limiting patterns. Shane has been featured by multiple coaching clinics and Spartan.com. His articles have been published by websites with millions of readers, such as Quillette, Areo, and Breaking Muscle, where he was an Expert Coach in Residence and helped start the Breaking Muscle podcast. His blog, Inspired Human Development, focuses on exploring the principles of human thriving. Subscribe to get his newsletter, Stuff They Never Told You, for free each week. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Power of Music with Lachlan Hawkins

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Lachlan Hawkins is an accomplished drummer, handpan artist and educator with a diverse performance career to date across the areas of jazz and improvised music, musical theatre, corporate entertainment and contemporary music. In 2014, Lachlan was selected as one of six national finalists in the James Morrison Scholarship, and since then has been fortunate to work with musicians and ensembles including James Morrison, Elly Hoyt, Fem Belling, The View from Madeleine’s Couch, Monique Clare, Sophie Min, the QLD Pops Orchestra as well as regular performances nationally with his high-impact corporate drumming group “SoundStruck”. As a solo handpan artist, Lachlan's melodic rhythms soothe soul as his lyrics press deeper into themes of belonging, self-acceptance, perseverance and loss. Lachlan has shared his award-winning handpan music project "No Enemy Within" with audiences around Australia including performances at the Brisbane City Hall, Palm Creek Folk Festival and the Majors Creek Folk Festival. Lachlan was awarded the Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts Award in 2018, and celebrated his debut album release "No Enemy Within" with two Highly Commended Awards at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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Cynics, Stoics, & Sinking Into the Void with Joe Tucker

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Joe Tucker is a fellow seeker of wisdom from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He's a frequent listener and contributor to The Walled Garden podcast, a true philosopher of the heart, and is currently studying anthropology and philosophy. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20222 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Stoicism & The Military with Ryan Driscoll & Leonidas Konstantakos

The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Attend our upcoming interview and Q&A with Karen Duffy: https://thewalledgarden.com/post/wise-up-with-karen-duffy Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guests: Ryan Driscoll is a veteran of the US Army with multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is also the facilitator of the Nashville Stoics Meet-Up group and the host of the podcast Stoic Warfighters in which he explores Stoicism as it relates to military themes through interviews with experts. Stoic Warfighters Podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoicwarfighters Nashville Stoics: https://www.meetup.com/nashville-stoics/ Leonidas Konstantakos has a PhD in the field of Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 39 seconds
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Health, Wellness, & Faith with Krystal Quagliara

Krystal Quagliara discovered her own path to wellness through applying stoic philosophies and practices to her life. Turning her mess into her message, she is on a mission to help others take control of their health and wellbeing. Throughout her virtual group and individual coaching sessions, Krystal teaches acceptance of what we cannot control, as well as how to act on the matters we can control. She also encourages habit stacking, safe and effective nutritional principles, and above all, self-awareness. Her book “The Playful Journal” walks readers through an interactive journey to rediscover their inner playfulness and bring that to the surface to live a healthier and more fulfilled life. Krystal’s YouTube Channel offers home workouts, coaching tips and podcast interviews. In January 2020, Krystal began "The Playful Life" podcast. It features topics and interviews with physicians, mental experts, alternative medicine practitioners, massage therapists, fitness professionals, musicians and more. Krystal believes, "living our best life, requires embracing a playful mindset to health and discovering what makes our souls happy." That is why Krystal spends most of her free time writing and performing music.   Website: https://www.krystalizedhealthadvisors.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krystalizedhealthadvisors  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krystal.quagliara YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwcxxp82a4KLFcXE1ikI5g Book: CLICK HERE The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: ******(INSERT ABOUT)****** About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202258 minutes, 26 seconds
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Stoicism & Free Speech | Jonathan Church & Kai Whiting

About Jonathan Church: Jonathan Church is an economist with two decades of experience working in the private and public sectors. His professional background is in antitrust, intellectual property, valuation, inflation, index number theory, statistics, and finance. In 2016, he began writing a weekly column for The Good Men Project, with a focus on current affairs, social justice, and masculinity. In 2018, he was diagnosed with a low-grade brain tumor, which led not only to brain surgery and radiation, but also a decision to pursue his passion for writing and scholarship without restraint. Outside of his day job and time with his daughter, he spends most of his remaining time as an independent scholar writing on economics, finance, and social justice. He has been published in Quillette, Areo Magazine, Arc Digital, The Agonist Journal, Merion West, The Good Men Project, Culturico, New Discourses, The Washington Examiner, The Daily Stoic, and The Federalist. He has also published poetry in Lummox, Big Hammer, and Street Value, as well as short stories in Vending Machine Press and The Agonist Journal. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in economics and philosophy, and from Cornell University with an M.A in economics. He is also a CFA charter holder. Any time left over is spent exercising and playing chess.  The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon’s book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. About Sharon Sebell: Sharon is one of the pioneers of the contemporary Stoicism movement, and the author behind the best-selling interpretation of Epictetus’ writings, “The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness.” As a musician and prominent writer, Sharon seeks to liberate the wisdom of the past in order to facilitate deeper meaning-making and personal flourishing. About Kai Whiting: Kai is one of the world’s foremost experts on traditional Stoicism, as well as being a lecturer and researcher in the field of sustainability. In his book, “Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living In,” Kai and his co-author Leo Konstantakos encourage their readers to expand their circles of concern and to work for the common flourishing of humanity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 59 seconds
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Seneca, Logos, & Philosophical Gardens with David Fideler

Seneca, Logos, & Philosophical Gardens with David Fideler  About our Guest: David Fideler has worked as a college professor, editor and publisher, and director of a humanities centre. He studied ancient Greek philosophy and Mediterranean religions at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a PhD in philosophy. Born in the United States, he currently lives in Sarajevo with his wife and son, and is the editor of the Stoic Insights website. David is the author of Breakfast with Seneca: A Stoic Guide to the Art of Living. Called “The most companionable of the new Stoic books” by the New York Times, Breakfast with Seneca was also voted one of the best nonfiction books of the year by the editors at Amazon.com. Buy Breakfast with Seneca: https://www.amazon.com/Breakfast-Seneca-Stoic-Guide-Living-ebook/dp/B08X2YKWF3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202256 minutes
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Imitating The Divine with Dr. Scott Aikin

Scott F. Aikin is an American philosopher and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also holds a joint appointment in Classics. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Montana in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2006. His principal areas of research are epistemology, argumentation theory, ancient philosophy, and pragmatism. And on top of all this he's also the co-author of the book "Why We Argue (How We Should) - A Guide to Political Disagreement."  UNIVERSITY: https://as.vanderbilt.edu/philosophy/bio/scott-aikin  BUY SCOTT'S BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Argue-How-Should-Disagreement/dp/0415859050 SENECA SURPASSING GOD: https://www.academia.edu/34402290/Seneca_on_Surpassing_God Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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Art, Being, Forms, & Self-Realization with Peter Samis

This is a conversation between Sharon Lebell, Peter Samis, and Simon Drew with a wide-ranging pool of topics, including being, forms, art, language, enlightenment, philosophy, and the importance of both reverence and irreverence. About Peter Samis (in his own words): My book "Creating the Visitor-centered Museum," co-authored with Mimi Michaelson, was published by Routledge in 2017. It documents innovative practices in museum interpretation through ten case study sites in the United States and Europe. I have spoken about it in China, the United States, and Italy over the past year and am happy to convey its messages to others. I am grateful to have worked at SFMOMA in a variety of capacities, paid and volunteer, for 35 years; my final position was Assoc. Curator of Interpretation. My initial studies at Columbia and in Paris were in anthropology and religion. Later, I went on to earn an M.A. in art history at U.C. Berkeley. Since then I have taught, curated, written, and been active in the development of interpretive technologies for cultural heritage. Way back in the 1990s, I served as the art historian/content expert for the first CD-ROM on modern art, "American Visions," and then spearheaded development of multimedia programs for SFMOMA's new building, which opened in 1995. Over the years, SFMOMA's Interactive Educational Technology programs received awards from sources as diverse as the American Association of Museums, the Webbys, Communication Arts, and I.D. Magazine. I taught for many years in the graduate program for Technology-Enhanced Communication for Cultural Heritage at Switzerland's University of Lugano, and served on advisory councils for many open source software initiatives. But around 2007, I realized that digital interpretation was not enough, and that visitors benefited most from a mix of analog and digital, interactive and environmental. That led to the research with Mimi Michaelson and our book. We discovered that as museums become more visitor-centered, hierarchies are dismantled and new teams emerge. We begin to listen to visitor feedback, and empathy builds. It turns out that "Nothing about us without us," that mantra of inclusive practice, counts for visitors, too! To attend our upcoming meetups in The Walled Garden, go to thewalledgarden.com/events/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pre-Ukrainian Invasion Discussion with Prof. Joseph Siracusa

This is a 2.5 hour conversation that I had with Professor Joseph Siracusa in Melbourne, Australia, on the 17th of March, 2022, just before the Ukrainian invasion. We discussed the Ukraine-Russia tensions, international diplomacy, history, theology, philosophy, and many other topics. Note that the audio for this episode was compromised, and so what is presented is the audio from the iPhone recording. It's not ideal, but the message will overshadow the audio quality by far. About professor Joseph Siracusa: Prof. Joseph Siracusa is a professor of Political History and International Diplomacy at Curtin University. Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction, to be published by Oxford University Press, in early 2021 thewalledgarden.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/20222 hours, 37 minutes, 40 seconds
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Epistle to the Stoics | A Call to Arms

This episode is a recorded version of an epistle by Simon Drew recently posted on Modern Stoicism (CLICK HERE TO READ). The epistle is preceded by Simon discussing Ukraine, walled gardens, the meaning of tragedy, and the path to wisdom. To attend any of The Walled Garden events in the coming month, go to thewalledgarden.com/events For one-on-one philosophical mentoring with Simon, Sharon, or Kai, go to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202246 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chris Fisher | Advancing Your Study of Stoicism

Chris Fisher was first introduced to Stoic tenets while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also spent twenty years working in Silicon Valley, California, as a computer hardware specialist, software engineer, sales executive, and regional manager for a large software company. In 2004, Chris moved to Florida and returned to public service as a law enforcement officer. In preparation for his retirement from law enforcement, he relied on his life-long passion for photography to create a real estate photography business in 2019. Chris began studying at the College of Stoic Philosophers in 2011, where he completed the Stoic Essential Studies in 2012 and the Marcus Aurelius School in 2013. He is currently the Scholarch of the college, but prior to this position he sat on the New Stoa board and served as Dean of Students. Chris is the author of the Traditional Stoicism blog and the Stoicism on Fire podcast. In 2016, Stoicism Today published Chris’ defence of the traditional Stoic doctrine of Providence in “Stoicism Today: Selected Writings II.” In 2019, he contributed a chapter about Stoicism in the book titled “Pandeism: An Anthology of the Creative Mind.”   Chris currently lives near Tampa, Florida, with his wife of twenty-five years and two of his five children who haven’t yet flown from the nest. Stoicism on Fire Podcast/Blog: https://traditionalstoicism.com/ The College of Stoic Philosophers: https://collegeofstoicphilosophers.org/ Traditional Stoicism Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1702622473314563 To register for this week's Walled Garden event with Kai Whiting and Jonathan Church on Stoicism and Free Speech, go here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvdeGqrjIvG9bHS8mXPjir8fJDZl1kkmcE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | How This Moment Can Change Everything

In this episode of the podcast, we share the initial lesson given by Sharon Lebell to The Walled Garden members in a recent meetup event entitled "How This Moment Can Change Everything." About Sharon: Sharon Lebell has been an inspiring writer and speaker about philosophy, spirituality, and religion for thirty years. She is best known as the author of the international bestseller The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, a contemporary interpretation of the Stoic teachings of Epictetus. Her primary focus is how to live a life of virtue and meaning. Central to her message is how we can use our lives to improve the lives of others and the necessity of beauty and engagement with art, music, and design as keystones of a well-lived life. The full meetup can be viewed by Walled Garden members here: https://thewalledgarden.com/post/sharon-lebell-how-this-moment-can-change-everything Register for Sharon's next meetup (entitled "Stoic Tonics for Clarity, Ease, and Serenity." https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcOCgrDspGdzWPtznyQ-cDEwi6_m0To2K Register for this week's meetup with David Fideler: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvf-2rrjMtGtW9a8xNpNzzw8KSZCdlvZUB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202243 minutes, 6 seconds
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Brandon Tumblin | Philosophy, Art, and Harmony

About Our Guest: Brandon is most well-known for his podcast, The Strong Stoic Podcast, where he discusses philosophical ideas both solo and with guests. However, he does much more than just podcasting. He also coaches individuals to help them be their best selves, writes articles, plays music, manages projects, and several other things. Brandon is always in search of new opportunities that have the potential of making the world a better place. Website: https://brandontumblin.com/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 5 seconds
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Stoic Dan | Stoicism, Panpsychism, and Experiencing The Divine

About our guest: StoicDan is the organizer of 6 philosophy meetups, including Orlando Stoics, which is the third-largest Stoic group in North America (7 years old, with over 1700 members). He is also a public speaker on Stoicism, Minimalism, and American Transcendentalism, and he often connects these topics with civil discourse, common ground, and women in philosophy. He's presented at 5 Stoicon conferences (2017 Toronto, 2018 London, 2019 Athens, and 2020 / 2021 online) and has interviewed over a dozen Stoic scholars for the Stoic Fellowship quarterly newsletter. Website: stoicdan.com Facebook: facebook.com/stoicdan Meetup Links: meetup.com/orlando-stoics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sharon Lebell Interviews Simon Drew About The Poet & The Sage

In this episode, Simon is interviewed by Sharon Lebell about his newly published book, The Poet & The Sage.  About The Poet & The Sage: The Poet & The Sage is an esoteric work of deep symbolism and archetypal metaphor. Delivered through the time-tested language of poetry and prose, The Poet & The Sage merges the worlds of philosophy, theology, mysticism, mythology, and narrative to convey deep truths about human nature, and about our common aim of being reunited with that which is most divine about us. The careful student will do well not to simply read this book, but to sit with it, and to allow the ideas therein to play gracefully within the heights and depths of their soul. You can purchase The Poet & The Sage here: https://thewalledgarden.store/products/copy-of-the-poet-the-sage  The full interview and Q&A is available in video format for Walled Garden patrons at thewalledgarden.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202245 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jack Stafford | The Life of a Modern Troubadour

About Jack Stafford: Jack Stafford is a British singer-songwriter and super troubadour. He is most well-known for his thought-provoking lyrics. He is on a mission to bring spirituality to the centre stage and mysticism back into the mainstream. Jack grew up in the UK but quickly moved to Amsterdam, where he lived and worked as a copywriter, musician and fashion designer. However, this led to burnout, so Jack sold all his possessions and set off on a bicycle tour as a nomadic troubadour. He travelled through 45 countries, playing over 700 house concerts in return for a place to sleep. He recorded many of his crazy adventures in his songs, and through those—plus countless self-help books and podcasts, as well as yoga, his Ayurveda songs, and Vipassana meditation—he grew and grew to become a unique modern-day troubadour. The culmination of his life skills is the unique Podsongs podcast, where—together with other musical artists from around the world—he interviews special people in selfless service to others, and writes a song to bring greater awareness to their work. Jack lives in seclusion in the South of Italy. He is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, student of metaphysics and Italian representative of The Aetherius Society - he also hosts another podcast called the Mysticast. Listen to Podsongs: https://podsongs.com/about To register for upcoming Walled Garden events, go to thewalledgarden.com/events Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202255 minutes, 57 seconds
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Joshua Bertolotti | Paths to Wisdom

About Our Guest: Joshua is a retired veteran, avid reader, and lifelong learner. He hosts In Search of Wisdom to engage in meaningful conversations on how to live in a complex world. He enjoys exploring the integration of timeless principles and practices with everyday life. Joshua is an ICF-trained Leadership Coach with a passion for collaborative partnerships. Joshua is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in strategic leadership and holds a Master of Science in management. He has executive certificates in the Psychology of Leadership, Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership, Brain-Based Coaching, and Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being. You can find out more about Joshua's work at www.perennialleader.com. To register for this week's Walled Garden Meetups, go to thewalledgarden.com/events and register via the links available.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rediscovering the Divine with Simon, Sharon, and Kai

In this episode, Simon, Sharon and Kai discuss Emerson's passage on rediscovering our own connection with the divine in our age. Link to music from the beginning of the meetup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3jSct9cO_s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/202217 minutes, 9 seconds
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It's Time to Aim Higher | Emerson's Call for Us to Experience the Divine

In this episode, Simon sets the scene for our upcoming Walled Garden meetup on Emerson’s call for us to experience the enlightenment that our ancestors felt. The passage read comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays on nature.  The poem read was from Simon’s own storehouse.  You can read the rest of the poems in that collection and listen to the album, Pairidaēza Suite, here: https://thewalledgarden.com/post/pair...  You can register for the meetup mentioned via this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJck...  Fern Tree Gulley painting by Thomas Clark: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/col... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202222 minutes, 54 seconds
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Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko | The Good Life Method

About our guests: Meghan Sullivan is the Wilsey Family College Chair in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, director of the God and the Good Life Program, and director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. She has published works in many leading philosophy journals. Her first book, Time Biases, was published by Oxford University Press. Her work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the John Templeton Foundation. Sullivan has degrees from the University of Virginia, Oxford University, and Rutgers University, where she earned a PhD in philosophy. She studied at Balliol College, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar. Paul Blaschko is an assistant teaching professor in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He heads up curriculum design and digital pedagogy for the God and the Good Life Program, and has recently been working to develop similar curricula at universities across the nation as part of an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Blaschko completed an MA in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, a PhD at the University of Notre Dame in 2018, and held the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship prior to being appointed to his current position. About The Good Life Method: For seekers of all stripes, philosophy is timeless self-care. Notre Dame philosophy professors Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko have reinvigorated this tradition in their wildly popular and influential undergraduate course “God and the Good Life,” in which they wrestle with the big questions about how to live and what makes life meaningful. Now they invite us into the classroom to work through issues like what justifies our beliefs, whether we should practice a religion and what sacrifices we should make for others—as well as to investigate what figures such as Aristotle, Plato, Marcus Aurelius, Iris Murdoch, and W. E. B. Du Bois have to say about how to live well. Sullivan and Blaschko do the timeless work of philosophy using real-world case studies that explore love, finance, truth, and more. In so doing, they push us to escape our own caves, ask stronger questions, explain our deepest goals, and wrestle with suffering, the nature of death, and the existence of God. Philosophers know that our “good life plan” is one that we as individuals need to be constantly and actively writing to achieve some meaningful control and sense of purpose even if the world keeps throwing surprises our way. For at least the past 2,500 years, philosophers have taught that goal-seeking is an essential part of what it is to be human—and crucially that we could find our own good life by asking better questions of ourselves and of one another. This virtue ethics approach resonates profoundly in our own moment. The Good Life Method is a winning guide to tackling the big questions of being human with the wisdom of the ages. You can purchase The Good Life Method anywhere where great books are sold.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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Paul O'Brien | Divination & The I Ching

About our guest: Paul O’Brien is an entrepreneurial strategist, philosopher, and raconteur who invented divination software and created the world’s largest astrology and divination eCommerce business, Tarot.com. He is a sought-after advisor, interview subject, and speaker, as well as author of The Visionary I Ching: A Book of Changes for the 21st Century, Intuitive Intelligence, and the Visionary I Ching app for smartphones (available on Indie Goes). His latest release is the Visionary I Chingcard deck (available by Beyond Words Publishing, free sample reading at:  http://visionaryichingcards.com/ ). Executive director of the Divination Foundation, for 30 years Paul has hosted Pathways radio in Portland, Oregon, an interview program focused on personal and cultural transformation (podcasts at Divination.com and iTunes). Paul's Website: https://www.tarot.com/bios/paul-obrien Soul Searching with Seneca: https://anchor.fm/simon-drew To sign up for this week's Soul Searching with Seneca Meetup, go to thewalledgarden.com/events/ The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202259 minutes, 24 seconds
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Erich Hatala Matthes | Art And Morality

About our guest: Erich Hatala Matthes is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Director of the Frost Center for the Environment at Wellesley College. His teaching and research focus on the ethics, politics, and aesthetics of art, cultural heritage, and the environment. He majored in English and Philosophy at Yale and earned his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. His work has appeared in Ethics, Philosophical Studies, Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics, Public Affairs Quarterly, Social Theory and Practice, Ergo, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Analysis, Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Philosophy Compass, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and various edited collections. He has also written for popular outlets such as Aeon and Apollo Magazine. Buy Drawing the Line: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/drawing-the-line-9780197537572?cc=us&lang=en& Twitter: @ehatmat Website:https://sites.google.com/wellesley.edu/ehatmat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20211 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Ashley McCole | Dealing with Polarisation During the Holidays

In this episode, Simon is joined by Western Australia based facilitator Ashley McCole to talk about how to deal with polarisation during the holiday period. Merry Christmas everyone!   To join The Walled Garden, go to thewalledgarden.com.  Use the promo code PRACTICALSTOIC to get a discount on the Caretaker membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 45 seconds
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Joe Tucker | The Modern Search for Wisdom

In this episode, Simon Drew speaks with friend and co-seeker Joe Tucker about  Stoic philosophy, sacred texts, and the modern search for wisdom.    To join The Walled Garden, go to thewalledgarden.com and use the promo code PRACTICALSTOIC to get over 20% off a caretaker membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20212 hours, 40 minutes, 18 seconds
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On Seeking First the Goods of the Soul

In this episode, Simon reads a letter regarding Seneca's wisdom, seeking the goods of the soul, perfecting our aims, and seeking the most important knowledge.  To join this week's meetup (launch of The Poet & The Sage), register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlduCupj8tHN3cj1HuTcbYgS6wo6rqomPC  To join The Walled Garden, go to thewalledgarden.com and use the promo code PRACTICALSTOIC to get a discount on the Caretaker membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202129 minutes, 24 seconds
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Social Media and The Walled Garden

In this episode, we discuss ideas for social media engagement and The Walled Garden. Wrestling with moral and practical issues with social media, we come to a consensus regarding our strategy, which we hope will allow us to communicate effectively with our global audience. To register for this week's meetup, featuring a conversation between Sharon Lebell and Simon Drew on his new book, The Poet & The Sage, CLICK HERE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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What We've Learned So Far (Sharon Lebell, Kai Whiting, Jake Bush, Simon Drew, and Walled Garden Members)

In this conversation between Walled Garden contributors and members, we discuss what we've learned throughout the past few weeks of inspiration sessions, and together we set the tone for future interactions and aims within the community.  Use the links below to register for our upcoming meetups in December. Social Media Strategy Meetup: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqc-6rpjstGdNk2p8-jOXvSA3DgG76--Sd The Poet & The Sage Book Launch: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlduCupj8tHN3cj1HuTcbYgS6wo6rqomPC When joining The Walled Garden community (thewalledgarden.com), don't forget to use the promo code PRACTICALSTOIC to get over 20% off your membership for life.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202144 minutes, 45 seconds
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Michael Tremblay | Philosophical Training with Epictetus

In this episode Simon Drew speaks to Michael Tremblay (PhD) - philosopher and contributor to the Stoa Meditation app. Website: https://www.tremblaymichael.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_MikeTremblay Academia: https://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/people/michael-tremblay Stoa Meditation App: https://stoameditation.com/ To join The Walled Garden community, use the promo code PRACTICALSTOIC to get over 20% off he caretaker membership. Go to thewalledgarden.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Coming War with China with Dr. Joseph Siracusa

Join the Walled Garden community at thewalledgarden.com. Use the promotional code PRACTICALSTOIC to get a special discount on a Caretaker membership for the first 100 members. In this episode, Simon speaks with Prof. Joseph Siracusa about the potential threat of a war with China. Prof. Joseph Siracusa is the professor of Political History and International Diplomacy at Curtin University. Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction, to be published by Oxford University Press, in early 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20212 hours, 49 minutes, 33 seconds
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Inspiration Session IV. Sharon Lebell on Meaning Making, Sacred Poetry, and The Walled Garden Experiment

In this last episode of our Inspiration Sessions, we hear from another contributor Sharon Lebell. Sharon is the author of "The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness" as well as an accomplished musician. Sharon shares her thoughts on what she envisions The Walled Garden being--a place of refuge where we can explore new ideas, find peace and meaning in our lives, and try out the experiment of forging deep authentic connections with different people within the digital space. Sharon also shares a spontaneous interlude on her one of a kind instrument, and discusses how she hopes that The Walled Garden can be a place where people can experience what she calls "The Big Amazing".  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202140 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Poet & The Sage

In this episode Simon Drew introduces his first published book, The Poet & The Sage, which is now available for pre-order at thewalledgarden.store/products/copy-of-the-poet-the-sage.  About the book: The Poet & The Sage is an esoteric work of deep symbolism and archetypal metaphor. Delivered through the time-tested language of poetry and prose, The Poet & The Sage merges the worlds of philosophy, theology, mysticism, art, mythology, and narrative to convey deep truths about human nature, and about our common aim of being reunited with that which is most divine about us. The careful student will do well not to simply read this book, but to sit with it, and to allow the ideas therein to play gracefully within the heights and depths of their soul. The Poet & The Sage can be purchased in a hardcover format via thewalledgarden.store/products/copy-of-the-poet-the-sage, or can be read online by becoming a member at thewalledgarden.com.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202124 minutes, 39 seconds
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Inspiration Session III. Kai Whiting on Proving our Claims, The Stoic God, and How We Aim to Develop Virtue

In the third episode of our Inspiration Sessions we hear from Kai Whiting. Kai is the author of "Being Better: Stoicism for a World Worth Living in", a postdoctoral researcher in Stoicism and sustainability, and a current contributor the The Walled Garden. Kai gives an example of what he seeks to offer to The Walled Garden community through a dialiectic discussion on a variety of claims that are made among people today, in regards to the Stoic belief that "virtue is the only good", whether there exists a need for the Stoic God, and what is driving the polarization of beliefs and ideologies within modern society. Through this discussion Kai demonstrates the type of debate and introspection he will be bringing to the community and the different beliefs we hold, and how this can assist us to better aim ourselves toward virtue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202146 minutes, 12 seconds
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9/11 and American Diplomacy with Dr. Joseph Siracusa

Join the Walled Garden community at thewalledgarden.com. Use the promotional code PRACTICALSTOIC to get a special discount on a Caretaker membership for the first 100 members.  In this episode, Simon speaks with Prof. Joseph Siracusa about the history and event of 911. Prof. Joseph Siracusa is the professor of Political History and International Diplomacy at Curtin University. Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction, to be published by Oxford University Press, in early 2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/20212 hours, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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Inspiration Session II. Jake Bush on Nature, Humanism, and Finding Purpose

Continuing our series on our vision for The Walled Garden, this week we hear from another contributor, Jake Bush. Jake shares his experiences growing up in rural Idaho and how spending time in nature contributed toward his philosophies on life. He discusses growing up in, and subsequently separating from the Mormon faith, traveling the world and learning of diverse belief systems and ways of living, and his thoughts on Humanism and how The Walled Garden could help instill a larger sense of unity among diverse members of one human family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202134 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Stoic God | Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos

Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos, and Simon Drew discuss the Stoic God, followed by a conversation/Q&A with members of Simon’s Patreon community. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com. About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”. To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202150 minutes, 51 seconds
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Inspiration Session I. Simon Drew, On Radical Claims of Enlightenment

This episode is the first of what will be four inspiration sessions within The Walled Garden. These sessions are designed to allow each contributing founder of The Walled Garden (Simon Drew, Sharon Lebell, Kai Whiting, and Jacob Bush) to share what it is that they'd like to contribute to The Walled Garden community.  Today, we're hearing Simon Drew read his epistle: On Radical Claims of Enlightenment. This episode only covers the first 30 minutes of our inspiration session, and if you'd like to hear the discussion and Q&A which followed this section then you can sign up at thewalledgarden.com. Please use the promotional code PRACTICALSTOIC if you'd like over 20% off the Caretaker membership. This offer is only valid for the first 100 members of The Walled Garden.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202132 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sharon Lebell, Kai Whiting, Jacob Bush, and Simon Drew Introduce The Walled Garden

This is the first episode of the revamped Practical Stoic Podcast, now The Walled Garden Podcast. In this episode, Simon Drew, Sharon Lebell, Kai Whiting, and Jacob Bush discuss their new collaboration - thewalledgarden.com. They discuss the vision and mission of The Walled Garden, as well as the symbolism behind the name.  ----more---- Discount for all listeners of the Practical Stoic Podcast: PRACTICALSTOIC Use this discount code to get over 20% off your Caretaker membership on thewalledgarden.com. Plus, you won't pay anything for the first month.  Go here to join: thewalledgarden.com/membership-levels/ ----more---- About Sharon Lebell: Sharon Lebell has been an inspiring writer and speaker about philosophy, spirituality, and religion for thirty years. She is best known as the author of the international bestseller The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, a contemporary interpretation of the Stoic teachings of Epictetus. Her primary focus is how to live a life of virtue and meaning. Central to her message is how we can use our lives to improve the lives of others and the necessity of beauty and engagement with art, music, and design as keystones of a well-lived life. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a Stoicism and sustainability researcher and lecturer based at UCLouvain in Belgium. He is the co-author of Being Better Stoicism for a World Worth Living in, which tells the personal stories of Zeno, Cleanthes, Epictetus, Musonious Rufus, and ancient Sparta so that we can solve some of the key challenges of the 21 st century. When Kai is not thinking and writing about Stoicism, he likes to build Lego, work out, and read books in Spanish and Portuguese. About Simon Drew: Simon Drew is a poet, musician, photographer, and philosophical mentor. He has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and is currently studying for a Master of Divinity at Trinity College. He is most well known for his work with the Practical Stoic Podcast, which has since evolved into the Walled Garden. Simon's poetry and writings often play in the realms of mysticism, prophecy, and wisdom, bringing the deepest insights of his consciousness to light in search of answers to life's most fundamental questions. His first book, The Poet & The Sage, is set to be released in late 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 39 seconds
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Stoic Cosmopolitanism with Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos

In this episode Kai, Leo and Simon discuss ancient Stoic cosmopolitanism and its psychological benefits and philosophical grounding. To hear the entire conversation, including the Q&A with other Patreon members who were also in attendance, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202146 minutes, 45 seconds
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Stephen Jenkinson | Covid Tribalism, the Role of Art, and Reading the Cultural Landscape

Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, and founder of Orphan Wisdom, a teaching house for skills of deep living and making human culture that is mandatory in endangered, endangering times. He makes books, tends farm and mends broken handles and fences, succumbs to interviews, teaches, and performs internationally. His new book, A Generation's Worth: Spirit Work While the Crisis Reins, is now available and can be purchased through a link in the show notes. Buy Stephen's Newest Book: https://orphanwisdom.com/shop/a-generations-worth-spirit-work-while-the-crisis-reigns/ Website: https://orphanwisdom.com/ Nights of Grief and Mystery: https://orphanwisdom.com/nights-of-grief-and-mystery/ Books: https://orphanwisdom.com/product-category/books/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orphanwisdom/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jack Visnjic | The Invention of Duty

Jack Visnjic is a classicist and historian of philosophy interested in uncovering longterm patterns in history. He has a B.A. in classics and mathematics from Columbia University and a PhD in ancient philosophy from Princeton. His book, The Invention of Duty, explores the origins of the notion of ‘moral duty’ in Greco-Roman antiquity, and claims that the Stoics were the originators of the term. In his podcast, Ancient Greece Declassified, he brings modern scholarship on the ancient Mediterranean to a popular audience. Website: greecepodcast.com Buy the book: https://brill.com/view/title/58430 Instagram: @greecepodcast Twitter: @drlanternjack ----more---- To support the podcast, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get coaching with Simon, go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 39 seconds
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Stoicism & Love | Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos

In this episode Kai, Leo and Simon discuss the ancient Stoic approach to love and its natural course, as well as its use for the Sage. To hear the entire conversation, including the Q&A with other Patreon members who were also in attendance, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 To get coaching with Simon, go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202138 minutes, 27 seconds
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Hansa Bergwall | Meditating on Death for a Meaningful Life

About our guest: Hansa Bergwall is a co-founder of the WeCroak App and host of the WeCroak Podcast. His mission is to use death salience mindfulness to remind people that life is short and precious. Website: www.wecroak.com Twitter: @buzznature, @wecroakapp   To get coaching with Simon, go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202152 minutes, 24 seconds
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Character, According to the Stoics | Kai Whiting& Leonidas Konstantakos

In this episode Kai, Leo and Simon discuss the Stoic approach to character and its development. To hear the entire conversation, including the Q&A with other Patreon members who were also in attendance, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/6/202147 minutes, 42 seconds
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Foojan Zeine | Anxiety, Identity, and the Seasons of Life

About our Guest: Dr. Foojan Zeine is a Psychotherapist, Radio/podcast host, International Speaker, and author. She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing online and in her office in Southern California. Dr. Zeine is the originator of “Awareness Integration” educational and psychological theory and intervention, and the author of Life Reset – The Awareness Integration Path to Create the Life You Want. She has authored and co-authored 5 books. She is the host of A Heartfelt Chat with Dr. Foojan at KMET1490AM/ ABC Radio. She appeared on the Dr. Phil show is a guest speaker in universities including Harvard.  Website: www.foojan.com Buy Life Reset: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Reset-Awareness-Integration-Create/dp/1442276096/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Foojan+Zeine&qid=1625070875&sr=8-1 Buy Awareness Integration Therapy: https://www.amazon.com/Awareness-Integration-Therapy-Create-Fulfilled/dp/1527568318/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=Foojan+Zeine&qid=1625070610&sr=8-5 Facebook: facebook.com/DrFoojanZeine/ Instagram: instagram.com/dr.foojanzeine/ Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/drfoojanzeine/ Twitter: twitter.com/DrZeine ----more---- Get coaching with Simon: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Support the podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos | The Circles of Concern

In this episode, Kai, Leo, and Simon discuss the Stoic principle of the circles of concern. To hear the entire conversation, including the Q&A with other Patreon members who were also in attendance, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 To get coaching with Simon, go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202147 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Afghanistan Crisis and the Future of America with Dr. Joseph Siracusa

In this episode, Simon speaks with Prof. Joseph Siracusa on the current crisis in Afghanistan, the potential threat of a China war, and Australian universities in Prof. Joseph Siracusa is the professor of Political History and International Diplomacy at Curtin University. Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction, to be published by Oxford University Press, in early 2021 To get coaching with Simon, go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/20212 hours, 28 minutes
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John Kobik | Living with Purpose and Finding Your Chi

In this episode, Simon speaks with John Kobik — host of the Chi for Yourself Podcast. About John: For 47 of his 70 years, John Kobik has been connected to "the media." When he was 8 years old he knew what I wanted to do with his life. He began in radio, but he's also done on-camera work, including commercials, films, television, and industrials. Add to these a bit of teaching at junior colleges and lots of voice-over work.  At age 35 he hitched a ride from the East Coast of the US to Hollywood. He had no car, no job offers, and no contacts to rely on. After a couple of years in Hollywood, he moved south to the town of Laguna Beach, where he still lives. These days he's mostly working online, including hosting the show Chi For Yourself.  Listen to Chi for Yourself: http://chiforyourself.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/giohost?lang=en Get coaching with Simon: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Support the podcast: patreon.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Equality of Errors with Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos

In this episode Kai, Leo and Simon discuss the Stoic position that there is an equality of errors, meaning that no error is worse or better than any other, but that all are equally wayward. To hear the entire conversation, including the Q&A with other Patreon members who were also in attendance, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202148 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | Rescuing Philosophy from the Philosophers, and Virtue from the Sanctimonious

In this episode, Sharon and I discuss our new Patreon/Podcast collaboration: The Walled Garden. This is an idea that we've been mulling over for a few months now, and it's time to spill the beans! You can follow along with new fortnightly episodes at patreon.com/simonjedrew/ About Sharon Lebell: For over 25 years Sharon Lebell’s international bestseller, The Art of Living: The Classic Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness, has inspired philosophy lovers and the modern Stoicism movement. A modern interpretation of Epictetus’ teachings, it is a perennial classic cherished as a daily spiritual guide for readers from all walks of life.  Lebell is committed to expressing ancient wisdom in accessible language so everyone can apply it to better their lives and experience philosophy’s enchantments. The imperative to marshal our gifts to improve the lives of others and the importance of art, music, and nature are central to her message of what makes the best possible life. Lebell is best known for her idiosyncratic writing and speaking about philosophy, spirituality, religion, Buddhism, Judaism, and Ethics. She is also co-author with Brother David Steindl-Rast of The Music of Silence. Sharon Lebell is a sought-after composer and performer on a one-of-a-kind 5-octave Hammer Dulcimer with 106 strings, which sometimes makes surprise appearances in her philosophical presentations. She leads a weekly online musical-contemplative gathering called “Strings of Holiness” to help participants start each day with a clear mind and an open heart.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202157 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Unity of Virtue with Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos

Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos, and Simon Drew discuss the dichotomy of control, followed by a conversation/Q&A with members of Simon’s Patreon community. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202154 minutes, 39 seconds
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Caleb Ontiveros | Finding Calm and Resilience Through Stoicism

Caleb Ontiveros is the founder of Stoa. He received his MA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and has worked at several startups. Get the Stoa app: stoameditation.com Caleb's Website: calebontiveros.com Caleb's Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-ontiveros/ Caleb's Twitter: twitter.com/calebmontiveros/ ----more---- Get coaching with Simon: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Support the podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202150 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Dichotomy of Control with Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos

Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos, and Simon Drew discuss the dichotomy of control, followed by a conversation/Q&A with members of Simon's Patreon community. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To listen to the entire conversation (about 60 minutes extra) you can go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ and sign up for any tier level. To register to attend any of the next conversations with Kai and Leo you can visit simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Being Better — Stoicism for a World Worth Living in please visit: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202137 minutes, 18 seconds
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Irene Regini from Satura Lanx | Seneca's Latin & Style

Irene Regini teaches Greek and Latin, and she's constantly trying to get better at both. That's why she's founded Satura Lanx, where she shares short Latin lessons and courses. She also has a podcast on easy Latin, hoping that they are useful to those who are just beginning learning Latin, or who already know the language but want to get to speak Latin. She's created a special audiobook where she reads the entire letter (#77) in Latin, which you can find via the link below. Satura Lanx Website: www.saturalanx.eu Seneca's Letter #77 in Latin: https://pages.saturalanx.eu/satura-lanx-quidni/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCYCaXUERhY93xEWC8Cojw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaturaLanxPodcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/satura_lanx/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaturaLanx_Lat/ Irene's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/satura-lanx/ ----more---- Get coaching with Simon Drew: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Support the podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 36 seconds
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Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos | Teaching the Foundations of Stoicism

Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos and Simon Drew discuss their upcoming 8-part conversation on the fundamentals of Stoicism. Patrons can attend these conversations and engage in philosophical dialogue and problem-solving. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of “Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in”.  To register for any of the upcoming conversations, go to simonjedrew.com/patreon/ To buy Kai and Leo's book, Being Better, go to https://www.amazon.com.au/Being-Better-Stoicism-World-Living/dp/1608686930 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202155 minutes, 12 seconds
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Seneca on Learning How to Die (PIII)

“Memento Mori” is the phrase commonly used in Stoicism to encourage remembrance of death and of what death means in relation to our lives, and in this episode, Simon continues the discussion on Seneca’s thoughts about death and learning how to die. To support the channel go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202122 minutes, 57 seconds
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Seneca on Learning How to Die (Part II)

“Memento Mori” is the phrase commonly used in Stoicism to encourage a remembrance of death and of what death means in relation to our lives, and in this episode Simon continues the discussion on Seneca’s thoughts about death and learning how to die. To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202112 minutes, 34 seconds
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Robin Waterfield | The Life, Philosophy and Influences of Marcus Aurelius

Robin Waterfield is a British classical scholar, translator, and editor, specializing in Ancient Greek philosophy. His books include, among many others, Why Socrates Died - Dispelling the Myths, Creators, Conquerers and Citizens - A History of Ancient Greece, The Greek Myths - Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold, and now by far the best translation of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations I've come across. In this interview we discuss Marcus Aurelius' life, his influences, and the philosophy/theology behind his magnificent writings. Buy Meditations (Translated by Robin Waterfield): shorturl.at/uABHW ----more---- To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Brittany Polat | Stoic Parenting & Stoicon x Women 2021

Brittany Polat is the author of Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged. She holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics but currently researches and writes about Stoic psychology and philosophy. Brittany's latest project is Living in Agreement, where she applies her lifelong interest in human nature to the discourse and practice of inner excellence. Website: livinginagreement.com Linkedin: @brittanypolat Twitter: @brittanypolat Stoicon-x Women will be happening on Saturday June 5th, UK time. The theme is “Practical Paths to Flourishing.” Find out more and buy tickets here: https://pathstoflourishing.org/ To support the Practical Stoic go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202154 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nancy Sherman | Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience

Nancy Sherman is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. Sherman is a New York Times Notable Author. Her books include Afterwar, The Untold War, Stoic Warriors, and now Stoic Wisdom. From 1997-1999, she served as the inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the US Naval Academy, designing and teaching the brigade-wide military ethics course and laying the groundwork for the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. Sherman has received numerous prestigious fellowships, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council for Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the Yale Whitney Humanities Center, the American Philosophical Society, the Newcombe Fellowship of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts. Sherman is a frequent contributor to the media worldwide. She has research training in psychoanalysis from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and regularly consults with military and veterans groups in the U.S. and abroad on issues of ethics, moral injury, and posttraumatic stress. In October 2005, she visited Guantanamo Bay Detention Center as part of an independent observer team assessing the medical and mental health care of detainees. She lectures widely nationally and abroad. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard in philosophy. WEBSITE: https://www.nancysherman.com/ Buy Stoic Wisdom: CLICK HERE Get coaching with Simon: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Support this podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202159 minutes, 27 seconds
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Leonidas Konstantakos | Stoic Just War Theory & Wrestling Pythons in Florida

About Leo: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on Stoicism and International Relations, especially Stoic just war theory. He, along with Kai Whiting, is the co-author of "Being Better, Stoicism for a World Worth Living in".  About the book:  Twenty-three centuries ago, in a marketplace in Athens, Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism, built his philosophy on powerful ideas that still resonate today: all human beings can become citizens of the world, regardless of their nationality, gender, or social class; happiness comes from living in harmony with nature; and, most important, humans always have the freedom to choose their attitude, even when they cannot control external circumstances. This empowering message led a wide array of people, from the slave Epictetus to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, to embrace the philosophy. In our age of political polarization and environmental destruction, Stoicism has taken on new relevance. In Being Better, Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos apply Stoic principles to contemporary issues such as social justice, climate breakdown, and the excesses of global capitalism. Above all, they show that Stoicism is not an ivory-tower philosophy or a collection of Silicon Valley life hacks, but a vital way of life that helps us live simply, improve our communities, and find peace in a turbulent world. Buy the Book:  Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/39YLq5L Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3iDroSi Waterstones: http://bit.ly/WaterstonesBeingBetter Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/BarnesandNobleBeingBetter Coaching with Simon: simonjedrew.com/coaching/  Support the Podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kathryn Koromilas | Creativity, Stoicism & Stoicon x Women 2021

Kathryn Koromilas is a writer, educator and co-organiser and host of Stoicon-x Women 2021. She presented at Stoicon-x Athens, 2019 on journaling practices and hosted a 4-hour "Journaling with the Stoics" discussion/workshop as a Stoicon-x 2020. She's the host of the Stoic Salon, a Facebook group dedicated to reading and writing with the Stoics, and is launching a new podcast called The Stoic Salon where she will be talking about life, love, work, play, the universe, and Stoicism with leading women Stoics and Stoic-curious. She's collaborating with Dr Ranjini George on a book called "Journaling with the Stoics." She creates bespoke creative-play experiences where she helps anyone to reignite their creativity, reimagine their purpose, and use ancient wisdom to thrive. Stoicon-x Women will be happening on Saturday June 5th, UK time. The theme is "Practical Paths to Flourishing." Find out more and buy tickets here: https://pathstoflourishing.org/ Find out more about Kathryn Koromilas here: https://kathrynkoromilas.com/ More links from Kathryn: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathrynkoromilas/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WriterStoic LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynkoromilas/ Stoic Salon Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestoicsalon/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoicSalon   For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Kai Whiting | Being Better (Stoicism for a World Worth Living In)

Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  He is the co-author of Being Better | Stoicism for a World Worth Living In. About the book:  Twenty-three centuries ago, in a marketplace in Athens, Zeno of Citium, the founder of Stoicism, built his philosophy on powerful ideas that still resonate today: all human beings can become citizens of the world, regardless of their nationality, gender, or social class; happiness comes from living in harmony with nature; and, most important, humans always have the freedom to choose their attitude, even when they cannot control external circumstances. This empowering message led a wide array of people, from the slave Epictetus to the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, to embrace the philosophy. In our age of political polarization and environmental destruction, Stoicism has taken on new relevance. In Being Better, Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos apply Stoic principles to contemporary issues such as social justice, climate breakdown, and the excesses of global capitalism. Above all, they show that Stoicism is not an ivory-tower philosophy or a collection of Silicon Valley life hacks, but a vital way of life that helps us live simply, improve our communities, and find peace in a turbulent world. Buy the Book:  https://stoickai.com/being-better/  Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/39YLq5L Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3iDroSi Waterstones: http://bit.ly/WaterstonesBeingBetter Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/BarnesandNobleBeingBetter   Coaching with Simon: simonjedrew.com/coaching/  Support the Podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 57 seconds
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Introducing Pairidaēza Suite

In this episode Simon discusses his newly released album, Pairidaēza Suite.  Pairidaēza Suite is only partially available at the moment, and can be found via Apple Music in the link below. The full album, along with the album video and poetry, will be released in late May, 2021 (though it is currently available to all patrons).  Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/pairida%C4%93za-suite/1563626546  To support Simon's work and to gain early access to the entire Pairidaēza Suite experience, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/  A heartfelt expression of gratitude goes to the team at the Sunshine Coast Council for supporting the bulk of this project with a regional arts grant. Their generosity and willingness to support local artists is another stellar example of the Australian vision of a walled garden for its people.  Thank you to Paul Cusick and Isaac Cavallaro for their support in the production of this album.  Thanks also to all the people below who have supported Simon via his Patreon community. Whether they came for the podcasts, the writing, the music or all of the above, they truly make it possible for Simon to continue to create and think freely. Thank you all! Eric Marchand Pete Bell Walter Flaat Jimmy Donnellon Mike Lawrence  Jake Isaac Brad Dorsey  Joe Formica Matthew McCormack  Adam Dugan  Nicolle White John E. Boyer IV Laura Fouhse   Happy listening!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202122 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dane Lam | The Art of Conducting

In this episode Simon speaks to Australian-Chinese conductor, Dane Lam. About Dane Lam: Dane Lam was appointed Associate Music Director and Resident Conductor at Opera Queensland in December 2020, a position created specifically for him and the first of its kind in the company’s history. He is the Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of China’s Xi’an Symphony Orchestra, and in recent months he has been leading the orchestral revival in Australia following the Covid-lockdown, conducting the first performances in front of live audiences for Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Alongside Opera Queensland’s new production of Le nozze di Figaro, his 2021 highlights include the inaugural production of the National Opera in Canberra, La clemenza di Tito, concerts with the Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, and a Martha Argerich and friends festival with the Xi’an Symphony Orchestra. Dane has appeared with Opera Australia, Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, the Canberra, Western Australia, Dunedin, Beijing, Suzhou, Kunming and Shandong Symphony Orchestras, Munich Radio Orchestra, Het Residentie Orkest, City of London Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Southbank Sinfonia, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn and the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Website: https://danelam.net/ Agent: http://www.rayfieldallied.com/artists/dane-lam/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/danealam/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202156 minutes, 6 seconds
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Seneca on Learning How to Die (PI)

"Memento Mori" is the phrase commonly used in Stoicism to encourage a remembrance of death and of what death means in relation to our lives, and in this episode Simon discusses Seneca's thoughts on death and learning how to die. To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/  To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202124 minutes, 1 second
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Seneca on Age and Wisdom

In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca's thoughts on age and wisdom. Quotes are derived from Seneca's Epistles 4:1-2. For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/  To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202112 minutes, 39 seconds
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Seneca on Balancing Work and Rest

In this episode Simon discusses Seneca's epistle 3, verses 5-6 where Seneca suggests a more harmonious balance between work and rest.  To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202110 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | Deeper Wisdom, Amor Fati & the Power of Art

In this episode Simon Drew and Sharon Lebell have their monthly conversation, discussing topics such as the deeper wisdom of the cosmos, the principle of amor fati, and the power of art. To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support Simon's work go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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Steve Karafit | Seneca on Practicing What You Preach

In this episode Simon speaks with Steve Karafit from the Sunday Stoic Podcast about Seneca's 20th letter - On Practicing What You Preach.  Listen to the Sunday Stoic Podcast here: https://www.sundaystoicpodcast.com/ Support the Practical Stoic here: patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Get coaching with Simon here: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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Thoughts on Meaning and Where to Find it

In this episode Simon shares a portion of a Patreon meetup recording from this weeks meetup on the topic of meaning and where to find it. He offers his thoughts on what meaning looks like, how to recognise it in your life, and what you might do in order to move closer towards more meaningful experiences in life.  To support the podcast or attend future meetups, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/  To get coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202130 minutes
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Seneca on Trust and Friendship

In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca's thoughts on trust and friendship, derived from Seneca's Epistles 3:2-4.  For coaching with Simon Drew go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support Simon's work go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202115 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ryan A. Bush | The Principles of Psychitecture

About the guest: Ryan A Bush is the founder of Designing the Mind LLC, a self-development organization focused on providing wisdom education and expanding human potential beyond the norm. Ryan’s background is in the design of systems – he works with tech startups to design and develop everything from patented physical products, to software, to buildings, to business models. But his most relevant credential is a lifelong appetite for introspective investigation, ravenous reading, and obsessive self-optimization. For more than a decade, he has been studying the insights of ancient teachers, practical philosophers, and cognitive scientists. In his first book, he aims to assemble these puzzle pieces to form a new vision for psychological growth and self-mastery. Ryan's Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/designing_the_mind/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/designingthemind  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Designing_Mind Website: https://designingthemind.org    Coaching with Simon J. E. Drew: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Support the podcast: patreon.com/simonjedrew/      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202151 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | Lessons Learned in 2020 (Part I)

In this episode Simon has a conversation with Sharon Lebell about various lessons learned in 2020.  Sharon Lebell is a writer, speaker and author of “The Art of Living – A Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness”, a collection of her own interpretations of Epictetus’ best writings. You can buy the book HERE. To support the podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Steve Karafit | Seneca on Philosophy as the Guide of Life

In this episode Simon speaks with Steve Karafit from the Sunday Stoic Podcast (https://www.sundaystoicpodcast.com/) about Seneca's 16th epistle "On Philosophy as the Guide of Life".  Support the podcast on patreon: www.patreon.com/simonjedrew/  Get coaching with Simon: www.simonjedrew.com/coaching/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds
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Seneca on Desire, Wealth and Gratitude

In this episode Simon breaks down the important lessons on desire, wealth and gratitude found in verse 6 of Seneca's second epistle. For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the show on Patreon go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202116 minutes, 10 seconds
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Seneca's Daily Learning Habit

In this episode Simon reflects on one of Seneca's daily learning habits which can help any student of philosophy to better digest specific lessons and ideas.  Quote mentioned in the episode: Epistle 2:4-5 For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To support the show on Patreon go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202114 minutes, 39 seconds
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Seneca on Learning Wisely

What is the best way to learn how to think? How can one effectively gain wisdom through study? In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca's theory of learning wisely and gives examples from his own life where this theory has applied.  Quote mentioned: Seneca's Epistles 2:2 To support the Practical Stoic Podcast go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get philosophical coaching from Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202112 minutes, 26 seconds
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Neil Cowley | The Creative Process and a Musician's Purpose

Neil Cowley is an English jazz pianist and composer. He has also released music as part of Fragile State, the Green Nuns of the Revolution, and the Neil Cowley Trio. With his trio, he appeared on Later... with Jools Holland in April 2008 and won the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for best album for Displaced. He has a diverse discography of music produced by himself as well as significant recordings as a sideman, including albums from Adele and Birdy. In March 2021 he is releasing a new album called Hall of Mirrors. You can listen to one track from this album here:  Bandcamp: https://neilcowley.bandcamp.com/ Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/hall-of-mirrors/1539916646 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/neilcowleytrio/  Neil Cowley Website: https://neilcowleymusic.com/   For coaching with Simon Drew visit simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To become a patron, go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 33 seconds
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Seneca on the Sign of a Well-Ordered Mind

In this episode Simon Drew discusses a single passage from Seneca's second epistle where he makes a suggestion about the sign of a well-ordered mind.  Quote mentioned in this episode: Seneca's Epistle 2:1 To support the podcast and receive exclusive episodes like this you can visit patreon.com/simonjedrew/ To get coaching from Simon visit simonjedrew.com/coaching/  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202113 minutes, 15 seconds
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Australia and the World with Dr. Joseph Siracusa

In this episode Simon discusses Australian modern history as it relates to war, international politics, and diplomacy, as well as Australia's current position leading into the future. Prof. Joseph Siracusa is Professor of Political History and International Diplomacy at Curtin University. Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) Diplomatic History: A Very Short Introduction, to be published by Oxford University Press, in early 2021 For coaching with Simon Drew go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To join Simon's Patreon community go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 51 seconds
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Seneca on Time and Death

In this episode Simon dives into three verses from Seneca's first epistle which grapple with the complexities of time and death. Seneca's ideas around death and the value of our time are not only inspiring, but they are also deeply thought provoking and practical. After listening to this episode consider consulting with yourself about the feelings you associate with death. Does knowledge of death inspire you? Does it frighten you? Is it a bit of both? How does Seneca's take change the way you think and feel? Quoted passages: Epistles 1:2, 1:3, 1:4 To gain exclusive early access to more of this series go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/. For one-on-one coaching with Simon, visit simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202124 minutes, 24 seconds
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Seneca on Communing With the Divine

In this episode Simon Drew continues his series on Seneca's writings and breaks down his favourite passage from Seneca's "Consolation to Helvia". This passage paints a beautiful picture of Seneca's feelings about his cosmic home, and with just the right mix of philosophy, theology, and literary finesse, it inspires us to nurture our sense of wonder and belonging with the world around us.   Quoted passage sourced from Seneca's "Consolation to Helvia". To gain exclusive early access to more of this series go to patreon.com/simonjedrew/.  For one-on-one coaching with Simon, visit simonjedrew.com/coaching/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/5/202128 minutes, 11 seconds
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Who Was Seneca and Why Should We Study Him?

In this new series, join Simon as he dives deep into the writings of Lucius Annaeus Seneca - the renowned Stoic philosopher, politician, and playwright. In this episode Simon gives a brief overview of Seneca's life, and he sets the scene for the episodes to come.   Go to simonjedrew.com to find out more, or become a patron at patreon.com/simonjedrew/ to support Simon's work and receive extra episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202041 minutes, 9 seconds
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Sharon Lebell on Holidays, Traditions & Rituals

Sharon Lebell is a writer, speaker and author of "The Art of Living - A Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness", a collection of her own interpretations of Epictetus' best writings. In this conversation Simon and Sharon discuss holidays, traditions and rituals, and the important role they play in culture.  Buy The Art of Living: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Living-Classical-Happiness-Effectiveness/dp/0061286052/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+art+of+living&qid=1608726565&sr=8-1 simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202055 minutes, 28 seconds
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New Year Resolution Success with Ashley McCole

This is such an important time of year where we all have the opportunity to transform ourselves and set new goals and intentions. In this episode Simon Drew and Ashley McCole discuss various tips and strategies for setting and succeeding with New Year resolutions. Ashley McCole is a dedicated practitioner of Stoicism from Perth, Australia. He currently runs various meetup groups and facilitates personal change in his students through fact-based habit change. Now, Ashley is running the Practical Stoic Mastermind on Facebook. simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20201 hour, 1 minute
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A Holiday Recipe for Personal Transformation

Website: simonjedrew.com For as long as I can remember, I have really loved the Christmas season. Of course, having grown up as a Latter Day Saint in a Christian society, and having parents who have made their entire living in Christmas decorations, it seems only natural that I would have a certain affinity for this holiday. But even more broadly than just Christmas, the final months of each year and the traditions that take place always bring moments of reflection, inspiration and renewal - something that we could all use after a year like this.  During my own personal reflection over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about the opportunities for personal growth that lie within three specific traditional holidays of this time of year, namely Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve. These three traditions, in my view, offer far more than an opportunity to gather with friends and family, which is incredibly important in its own right. Rather, it seems to me that by looking at them as a cohesive progression we can tap into one of the greatest cycles of personal transformation available to us.  First, let’s look at Thanksgiving. If we can view this holiday from the perspective of what it is supposed to instill within us, then it’s clear that an attitude of gratitude is number one on the list. Thanksgiving should be a time of personal reflection about all that we have to be thankful for. We should take stock of our blessings and gifts, and we should spend time with those people who mean something to us. We should think of the friends, family, and ancestors who paved the way before us, and we should remind ourselves that no matter how challenging life can get, there are always things to be grateful for. Nothing to my knowledge is more necessary for personal growth than to be reminded of this fact. The grateful heart at the same time shows humility, respect for life, and a willingness to press forward with a cheerful disposition. Comparatively, the ungrateful heart shows egotism, arrogance, and resentment towards life's challenges. This is not the same thing as saying that people don’t go through dark times in their lives or that we have no reason for sadness, but it is fair to suggest that even dark times can be made lighter by shining the torch of gratitude. This is why I believe that it is truly brilliant that the holiday season begins, at least in the United States, with Thanksgiving. How else would you want to begin the winding down of the year than to pause and to be grateful?  Then we move through to Christmas - the celebration of the birth of the person who could accurately be described as the Sage of Western culture - Jesus Christ. He’s the archetypal hero in our culture - the man of humble birth who became a master of tradition, bore the weight of his terrible burdon, and died a noble death. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas in this traditional form by meditating on the life of Jesus, it appears to me that there lies a real opportunity for us all to at least reflect on the Sage at this time of year. What are the characteristics of the best possible human that you can be? Who is the hero you think of when you need inspiration? Which ruler will you measure your own life against? What is your own personal ideal? Close to the beginning of a new year, Christmas is the ideal time to imagine all the ways that you could be a better citizen of this cosmos. And always remember that meditating on the ideal path is not only necessary for personal change - it’s fundamental, simply due to the fact that if you’d like to be a better person, then you first need to at least define what “better” would mean. Finally we arrive at New Years Eve and New Years Day. This is the phoenix of all the holidays. Arising from the ashes of the now dead year, we are reborn into a new year with new priorities, new goals, and a renewed sense of exc Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202010 minutes, 8 seconds
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Know Thyself | A Call to Curiosity, Duty & Reverence

simonjedrew.com simonjedrew.com/coaching/ patreon.com/simonjedrew/  Know Thyself | A Call to Curiosity, Duty & Reverence I was recently reminded of a maxim that was inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi - one which has actually been on my mind throughout this entire year. There are 147 of these maxims (you can find them here. Thanks to JC for sending this amazing list to me!), but this particular one has had such a transformative effect on my life that it's hard to know exactly how to begin the process of sharing this experience. Perhaps beginning with the words might suffice. The maxim simply reads, "Know thyself." Sometimes the simplest combinations of words can inspire within us the most significant changes, and I guess that says as much about the power of carefully chosen words as it says about the specific effect which they can have in an individual's life as well as the effect they can have on the course of history.  The first time I really thought about these two powerful words was when I was reading about the philosopher Thales who, according to Diogenes in The Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, was the original purveyor of this proverb of "Know thyself." It was also Thales who said that what was most difficult was to know oneself. When I read these words I felt a sense that seeing as they came from one of the original seekers of wisdom, and seeing as my own wisdom pales in comparison to those giants who have come before me, these words must necessarily be taken on with curiosity, duty and reverence - these being an excellent combination of modes with which to face a set of words that have the power to transform one's life. Let me explain why. We'll start with curiosity, or perhaps more accurately presented in the form of wonder. Must we not be curious about the transformative effects that words could have on our lives? Is it not completely necessary, if we are to derive any lasting value from words over the course of our lives, to first be intrigued by what those words mean? Or at least to garner a sense of wonder about what they could mean if we were able to fully comprehend and realise the depth of their utility in our own lives? This is what we call inspiration - a set of words that come to us, spelling out a hero's journey that has yet to be taken, a road that longs to be travelled, an idea that cries out to be developed, experienced, and lifted from the depths and into the light. This is that moment when, despite all your greatest efforts to improve your life and move in the direction that suits what you think is you, a few simple words in a book, a heartfelt comment from a friend, or the lyrics in a song seem to jump out at you and lift your soul while crushing you all at once. These words lift you because they show you a new side of yourself that you've never been introduced to before. They show you a new ideal, a new way of being, or a new trove of treasure waiting to be found. But as we all know, every cave full of treasure is guarded by a dragon, and that's why inspiration, or curious combinations of words, also by necessity crush you; because you're not who you need to be in order to live up to that new ideal - that new adventure. You don't have what it takes, ye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202025 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Wisdom of Miles Davis P2: Turning Mistakes Into Masterpieces

Miles Davis, the legendary trumpeter, was one of the most revolutionary artists in all of history, compared to people like Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky. His music influenced the sound of multiple generations of musicians, and he is widely regarded to be one of the most creatively inspired people who ever lived. In this series of episodes Simon Drew draws inspiration not from his music, but from the wisdom he spoke regarding creativity, art and life. simonjedrew.com patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202016 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Wisdom of Miles Davis P1: Let the Logos Flow

Miles Davis, the legendary trumpeter, was one of the most revolutionary artists in all of history, compared to people like Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky. His music influenced the sound of multiple generations of musicians, and he is widely regarded to be one of the most creatively inspired people who ever lived. In this series of episodes Simon Drew draws inspiration not from his music, but from the wisdom he spoke regarding creativity, art and life. simonjedrew.com patreon.com/simonjedrew/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202039 minutes, 25 seconds
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November Updates & Ramblings on Political Tensions

Simon gives an update for the month of November and discusses finishing university, finalising his book and composing his first original album on piano. He then also discusses some ideas about how we can find more room for common ground in political matters. simonjedrew.com simonjedrew.com/coaching/ facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202046 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dirk Mahling | Misconceptions About the Dichotomy of Control

About Dirk Mahling: Faculty member at the College of Stoic Philosophers (FCSP) Professor Emeritus, Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA Fulbright Scholar Licensed Psychologist, Germany Licensed Autogenic Training/Meditation Councellor Go-Dan (5th degree black belt) in Aikido, Instructor Certified Advanced Hanggliding Instructor; USHGA Officer of the reserve in the German Army Frigga's Web Association, Trustee; USA CIO in Fortune 500 Utility Companies in the USA Published author in peer reviewed books and journals on Cognitive Science Speaker and author on digital transformation in the utility industry College of Stoic Philosophers: http://collegeofstoicphilosophers.org/ Simon Drew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202048 minutes, 20 seconds
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Brian Muraresku | The Hallucinogenic Origins of Philosophy & Religion

About the Guest: Brian C. Muraresku graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with a degree in Latin, Greek and Sanskrit. As an alumnus of Georgetown Law and a member of the New York Bar, he has been practicing law internationally for fifteen years. He lives outside Washington D.C. with his wife and two daughters. In 2016, Muraresku became the founding executive director of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation. Their work has been featured on CNN and ESPN, as well as The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle. In arbitration with the NFL in 2018, Muraresku represented the first professional athlete in the United States to seek a therapeutic use exemption for cannabis.  The Immortality Key is his debut book. Website: https://www.brianmuraresku.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrianMuraresku Buy The Immortality Key: https://www.amazon.com/Immortality-Key-Secret-History-Religion/dp/125075299X  ----more---- Simon Drew Links Website: simonjedrew.com Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rob Turner from GoGo Penguin | Philosophy & Music

Rob turner is a musician from Manchester UK and is the Drummer and co-writer with the band GoGo Penguin.  The band is known for expanding the piano trio format, combining elements of traditional styles such as Jazz and Classical with modern electronic music which they perform live on acoustic instruments.  His work with the band has included five studio albums, two released by Manchester’s Gondwana Records, the second of which received the coveted mercury prize shortlist in 2014 and three albums released by the legendary Blue Note record label.  With GoGo penguin Rob composed ‘As above so below, a hermetic influenced tribute to the work of Basil Kirchin commissioned by the performing rights society foundation, a live ballet performed at the Barbican and a live re-scoring of Godfrey Reggio’s cult masterpiece Koyaanisqatsi. In addition to performing around the globe the band have also appeared on NPR’s tiny desk series, Jools Holland and together with co-member and bassist Nick Blacka Rob has presented on Giles Peterson’s worldwide FM radio. Band Website: https://gogopenguin.co.uk/ Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dru Johnson on Biblical Philosophy & Epistemology

Dru Johnson is an associate professor of biblical and theological studies at The King’s College in New York City,  director of the Center for Hebraic Thought , editor at The Biblical Mind, host of the Center for Hebraic Thought Podcast, and co-host of the OnScript Podcast. Before that, he was a high-school dropout, skinhead, punk rock drummer, combat veteran, IT supervisor, and pastor—all things that he hopes none of his children ever become. Website: https://drujohnson.com/ The Biblical Mind: https://thebiblicalmind.org/ Centre for Hebraic Thought Podcast: https://centerforhebraicthought.podbean.com/ On Script Podcast: https://onscript.study/ Books: https://drujohnson.com/page/   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 20 seconds
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Harry Terrell & Eli Goss from The Breathing Effect

Harry Terrell and Eli Goss are the founders of The Breathing Effect - an LA-based synth-heavy rock band that leaves a lasting impression. They play psychedelic fusion with soul, jazz, and electronic influences, and are signed to L.A.'s Alpha Pup Records label. Shapes That Change Shape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAQr0SPUqQ8 The Breathing Effect Bandcamp: https://thebreathingeffect.bandcamp.com/ The Breathing Effect Website: https://thebreathingeffect.com/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202045 minutes, 54 seconds
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Troels Engberg-Pedersen | Stoic and Christian Theology

Troels Engberg Pedersen is a Pauline theologian, author, and professor of New Testament exegesis at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. For approximately 25 years, Pedersen has focused his attentions on the writings of Paul the Apostle and on exploring how the structure and content of the Pauline epistles align with themes which are present in Stoic philosophy of the Hellenistic Period. When set in conjunction with Paul's identity as a Greco-Roman Jew, the implications of Paul's letters standout as a demonstration of how the early Christian church community developed in light of the Greco-Roman world which surrounded it. Paul and the Stoics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/20201 hour, 28 minutes
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Ben Aldridge | Overcoming Fears & Anxiety

Ben Aldridge is an adventurer who believes that doing challenging things makes us feel better, stronger and more alive. By routinely throwing himself into unusual situations, he has overcome his own severe anxiety and created a new method for building mental toughness through exciting experiences. His new book, How to be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, will launch you out of your own comfort zone in fun and practical ways.  Ben Aldridge Website: https://www.benaldridge.com/ ​Buy How to be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202038 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | Stoicism & Buddhism

Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician from Northern California. Her book, "The Art of Living", is a collection of modern translations of some of Epictetus' best teachings that has served as a source of inspiration for Stoics all around the world for over 20 years.  BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Lebell/e/B000AR8A5U%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/202044 minutes, 54 seconds
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Paul Hannam | The Wisdom of Groundhog Day

Paul has over 30 years of experience in organisational psychology, leadership and personal development. His insights are based on expertise in the theory and more importantly the practice of high performance. He taught at Oxford University, and has four books published. He has also coached over 10,000 employees around the world, and founded and built a major training and recruitment business. His new book, Significance, is a blueprint for flourishing in the new normal and refocusing your life on what matters most. His previous book, The Wisdom of Groundhog Day, was #1 for Self Help on Amazon and a Sunday Times bestseller. Paul specializes in working with leaders who want to achieve both success and significance, and who want their lives to have greater meaning and purpose. Website: https://paulhannam.com/   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202059 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pete Bell | Stepping Out the Other Side

Pete Bell is the owner of Aurelius, a management consulting firm focused on adding maximum value to businesses and people below the surface; so that they can shine above it. The people strategies and frameworks applied by Aurelius to assist people in their specific growth journey often have links back to philosophies that have stood the test of time, like Stoicism. Pete also looks to practically apply the learnings from such philosophies to his own life.   He is a proud father, husband and passionate about supporting community initiatives that break down the stigma associated with mental (brain) health and provide shelter for the disadvantaged. Click the link below to find out how you can purchase Pete's new book - Stepping Out The Other Side.  STEPPING OUT THE OTHER SIDE:​ https://aurelius.com.au/stepping/ WEBSITE: https://aurelius.com.au/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petergerardbell/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/17/202044 minutes, 12 seconds
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Crazy Town Podcast Guest Spot | Orangutans, Santa Suits, and Airplanes on Fire

This episode is a guest podcast exchange with the Crazy Town Podcast from the Post Carbon Institute.  About the Crazy Town Podcast With equal parts humor and in-depth analysis, Asher, Rob, and Jason safeguard their sanity while probing crazy-making topics like climate change, overshoot, runaway capitalism, and why we’re all deluding ourselves. Website: https://www.postcarbon.org/crazytown/episode-1/ About the Episode Can you imagine putting on a Santa Claus suit, not to pull a fast one on the kids and deliver Christmas presents, but to protest Big Oil and climate change in front of your local gas station? That may sound insane, but given what’s at stake, it might be the sanest thing you could do on Christmas Eve (plus it’s kinda funny). In this first episode, Asher, Rob, and Jason explore how tough it can be to keep from going crazy as our society rushes headlong toward the cliff edge of environmental and social meltdown. Welcome to Crazy Town, where most of the inhabitants just want you to keep contributing to an economy already in overshoot, keep distracting yourself from the most important stories, and (most of all) keep your mouth shut. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202043 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jonathan Pennington | Theology & The Wisdom of the Bible

Jonathan T. Pennington is currently Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Director of Research Doctoral Studies at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).  He earned a B.A. in History as well as a Teaching Certificate from Northern Illinois University. He received the Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Chicago), where he also taught Greek for two years as a NT Fellow. During his time at TEDS he also served for five years as the Associate Pastor at the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris in northern Illinois. He holds the PhD in New Testament Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (in St. Mary’s College), where he wrote a thesis entitled “Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew” under the supervision of Professors Richard Bauckham and Philip Esler. He attended St. Andrews as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar and while there he also served as a lecturer in Greek.  ​Website: https://www.jonathanpennington.com/   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20201 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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Scott Aikin | Seneca Surpassing God, Hellenistic World Views & Practicing Virtue

Scott F. Aikin is an American philosopher and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also holds a joint appointment in Classics. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Montana in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2006. His principal areas of research are epistemology, argumentation theory, ancient philosophy, and pragmatism. And on top of all this he's also the co-author of the book "Why We Argue (How We Should) - A Guide to Political Disagreement."  ACADEMIA: https://vanderbilt.academia.edu/ScottAikin UNIVERSITY: https://as.vanderbilt.edu/philosophy/bio/scott-aikin  BUY SCOTT'S BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Why-Argue-How-Should-Disagreement/dp/0415859050 SENECA SURPASSING GOD: https://www.academia.edu/34402290/Seneca_on_Surpassing_God   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/3/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dirk Mahling | Fate, Providence, the Soul & Universal Nature

About Dirk Mahling: Faculty member at the College of Stoic Philosophers (FCSP) Professor Emeritus, Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA Fulbright Scholar Licensed Psychologist, Germany Licensed Autogenic Training/Meditation Councellor Go-Dan (5th degree black belt) in Aikido, Instructor Certified Advanced Hanggliding Instructor; USHGA Officer of the reserve in the German Army Frigga's Web Association, Trustee; USA CIO in Fortune 500 Utility Companies in the USA Published author in peer reviewed books and journals on Cognitive Science Speaker and author on digital transformation in the utility industry College of Stoic Philosophers: http://collegeofstoicphilosophers.org/   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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Piotr Stankiewicz | Negative Visualisation, Creativity & Social Media

Piotr Stankiewicz is a philosopher, author, and promoter of reformed Stoicism. He's the author of Does Happiness Write Blank Pages?, On Happiness and Artistic Creativity, Manual of Reformed Stoicism and other books. He writes in English and Polish, he is a member of the Modern Stoicism team. He is based in Warsaw, Poland. REFORMED STOICISM: http://myslnikstankiewicza.pl/reformed-stoicism/ DOES HAPPINESS WRITE BLANK PAGES? https://vernonpress.com/book/501 MANUAL OF REFORMED STOICISM: https://vernonpress.com/book/709 WEBSITE: http://myslnikstankiewicza.pl/does-happiness-write-blank-pages/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/20/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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Lawrence Lessig | The State of the United States Political System

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, prior to which he founded the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and taught at the University of Chicago. Founder of Equal Citizens and a founding board member of Creative Commons, Lessig serves on the Scientific Board of AXA Research Fund and has received numerous awards including a Webby, Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Scientific American 50 and Fastcase 50 Awards. Cited by The New Yorker as “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” Lessig's current work addresses “institutional corruption”—relationships which, while legal, weaken public trust in an institution—especially as that affects democracy. His books include: They Don't Represent Us (November 2019), Fidelity & Constraint: How the Supreme Court Has Read the American Constitution (May 2019), America, Compromised (2018), Republic, Lost v2 (2015), Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It (2011) among many others. Lessig holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge University, and a JD from Yale. WEBSITE: lessig.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lessig.org/  Equal Citizens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EqualCitizens/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lawlessig/  Equal Citizens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/equalcitizens.us/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lessig/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/equalcitizens/ Twitter: @lessig Equal Citizens Twitter: @EqualCitizensUS ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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Prof. Glenn Wehus | Stoic Theology & Biblical Parallels

Glenn Wehus is an Associate Professor at the Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society. His interests are related to the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world. He also study's the Greek language, both as a language system in itself and as a tool for understanding the theology of the New Testament. Another main of Glenn's interest is the philosophical traditions of these ancient cultures, in particular Stoicism and the Stoic teacher and former slave Epictetus (ca. AD 50-135). He is fascinated by the points of contact between language, history, theology/religion, geography and social aspects—the complex matrix which together makes up what we call culture. ACADEMIA: https://mf.academia.edu/GlennWehus UNIVERSITY: https://www.mf.no/en/ansatte/1493 ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mid-Year Review (15 Lessons Learned so far in 2020)

15 Lessons Learned so far in 2020 1. I’ve learned that the goal of our study of philosophy is not to live in the way that they taught, but to think in the way that they thought. Anyone can follow a 10-step program, but the real value of study is to learn how to think. If you can think like Seneca, or Marcus Aurelius, or Epictetus, or Epicurus, or Crates, or Socrates, or Plato, then you can lay that thought over the world we live in today, and you can make decisions not through some ancient authority, but through your own reason. 2. Stop, sit, listen, look, pay attention to where you are, who you are, what you are. We have so much information at our fingertips, but how often do you take the time to simply sit with yourself? Sometimes we have to stop filling our mind with new content so that we can let what we’ve previously learned settle. Even books can hold you back from seeing information that would be most valuable to you. 3. Be cautious of the things that take your attention. Your attention, your time, your thoughts, they are precious and far more valuable than any other commodity, yet all to often we treat them as if they harbour the lowest of value. 4. Listen to how you feel when you feel. Don’t be afraid to let go when listening to your favourite song, as long as you know how you feel and why you feel it. Don’t shy away from being drawn in by an advertisement, as long as you know why you’re being drawn in and how it makes you feel. Scroll Twitter if you like, as long as you pay attention to how that makes you feel. It’s not externals which deceive us, but it’s our own unwillingness to care about where we are and how we feel which gets in the way of personal progress. 5. Remember that we live in a world where some of our best and smartest people spend all of their time learning how you think, what you think, and why you think, so that they can use that information to create problems for you and then to solve those problems with products and services, or with catchy headlines and contentious content. Be cautious of these modern magicians and the spells they cast on your mind. 6. Use Epictetus’ formula for successful personal change - self scrutiny mixed with self kindness. Too much scrutiny, you’ll never be at peace. Too much kindness, you’ll never move forward. Forgive yourself from time to time, and allow yourself the space to make small but powerful improvements in your character. 7. Character development is difficult, but you’re stronger than it is hard. 8. Please don’t choose teams. Learn to be a lover of good ideas, not a lover of tribes. Love good thoughts and good actions, not good campaign slogans. Make sure that what you do is the product of your own conclusions, not the conclusions of your team.  9. Tend to the part of the garden that you can touch. There’s so much to fix, and there are so many people to save. Start by saving yourself, then your family, then your community, and then maybe once you’ve done that you can start to think about saving your country. Let the constant question be on your mind, what is my duty? To whom am I indebted? What can I fix? How can I help? 10. Know that you don’t have to do, be, or say anything. That’s the beauty of life - you get to make that part up. If you ever feel that you’ve been bogged down in other people’s wants, other people’s desires, and other people’s plans for your life then join the club. That’s how the story’s written. But remember death, and remember that there’s no time better to free yourself than now. You won’t become free immediately, but maybe you can unshackle yourself one chain at a time. 11. Simple acts of kindness go a long way. Never underestimate the power of a smile, a shared moment, a generous act, or as Marcus A Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202058 minutes, 10 seconds
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Matthew Stoller | Monopolies, Social Media & US Politics

Matt Stoller is the author of Goliath: The Hundred-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. Previously, Stoller was a Senior Policy Advisor and Budget Analyst to the Senate Budget Committee. He also worked in the US House of Representatives on financial services policy, including Dodd-Frank, the Federal Reserve, and the foreclosure crisis. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Vice, and Salon. He lives in Washington, DC. ​ BIG Newsletter: https://mattstoller.substack.com/ Website: https://mattstoller.com/ Golliath: https://www.amazon.com/Goliath-Monopolies-Secretly-Took-World/dp/1501183087 Twitter: @matthewstoller Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202057 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fiona Simpson | Saving the Mooloolaba Spit & Encouraging Community Involvement

Fiona Stuart Simpson is an Australian politician serving as Liberal National Party (LNP) member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, representing Maroochydore. Simpson served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2012 to 2015 and further served as the Deputy Leader of the Queensland National Party and Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2006 to 2008. Fiona Simpson Website: https://www.fionasimpson.com.au/ Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202032 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr. Joseph Dodson | Parallels Between Stoicism and Christianity

Dr. Dodson received his PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen. He has written a number of articles for journals such as Novum Testamentum, Catholic Biblical Quarterly and the Journal for Jewish Studies. His most recent books include A Little Book for New Bible Scholars with E. Randolph Richards (2017), and a co-edited volume with David E. Briones, Paul and Seneca in Dialogue (2017). His current research includes a Romans commentary in the Brill Exegetical Commentary Series and a Colossians-Philemon commentary in The Christian Standard Commentary Series.  DENVER SEMINARY: https://denverseminary.edu/faculty/member/1564349/ BOOKS: https://www.ivpress.com/joseph-r-dodson ----more----   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/22/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 50 seconds
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The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons with Dr. Joseph Siracusa

Professor Joseph Siracusa is the Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne. He's also the President Emeritus of Australia’s Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) WEBSITE: https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/s/siracusa-professor-joseph BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-M.-Siracusa/e/B0034NDAMK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share ----more---- Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20202 hours, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr. Kevin Vost | The Life & Teachings of Musonius Rufus

Kevin Vost is the author of more than a dozen books with more in press, bringing his knowledge of classical Greco-Roman and medieval scholastic philosophy, modern cognitive psychology, and High Intensity Strength Training to bear on issues of Catholic catechetics, apologetics, saint’s biographies, spiritual growth, and physical fitness. He’s also written about the links between Stoicism and Christianity in his book, The Porch and the Cross.  Dr Vost holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago with internship and dissertation work at the SIU School of Medicine’s Alzheimer Center’s Memory and Aging Clinic. He has taught psychology and gerontology (the scientific study of old age) at Aquinas College, the University of Illinois, MacMurray College, and Lincoln Land Community College. Kevin has also served as a research review committee member for American Mensa, a society promoting the scientific study of human intelligence, and as an advisory board member for the International Association of Resistance Trainers, an organization that certifies personal fitness trainers. WEBSITE:​ www.drvost.com BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Vost/e/B001JP19P0%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share ----more---- Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/202050 minutes, 28 seconds
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Aldo Dinucci | Epictetus in Brazil

Aldo Dinucci is a Professor in Ancient Philosophy based in Brazil. He has published the first translation of Epictetus' Discourses book 1 in Portuguese, among other works. He is the founder of Brazilian Epictetus Porticus, a group of researchers and followers of Epictetus in Brazil.  ACADEMIA: ​https://ufs-br.academia.edu/AldoDinucci ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jules Evans | Modern Stoicism & Ecstatic Experiences

Jules Evans is policy director at the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, which was published in nineteen countries and was a Times Book of the Year. Jules has written for WIRED, Aeon, the Financial Times and the Guardian, and is a BBC New Generation Thinker. WEBSITE: https://www.philosophyforlife.org/ FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/philosophyforlife INSTAGRAM: @julesthephilosopher TWITTER: @julesevans11 ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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Charles Eisenstein | Sense-Making in a Complicated World

Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible, and his newest book, Climate: A New Story. WEBSITE: charleseisenstein.org ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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Harald Kavli | The Stoic Evening Meditation

Harald Kavli, organizer of the Oslo Stoics, is currently translating Epictetus's discourses into modern Norwegian. This will be the first time this classic work of Stoic philosophy is translated into a Scandinavian language.   The Oslo Stoics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426454074046215/ ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202035 minutes, 3 seconds
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Prof. Nancy Sherman | The Life & Teachings of Seneca

Nancy Sherman is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.  Sherman is a New York Times Notable Author. Her books include Afterwar, The Untold War, and Stoic Warriors.  From 1997-1999, she served as inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the US Naval Academy, designing and teaching the brigade-wide military ethics course and laying the groundwork for the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.  Sherman has received numerous prestigious fellowships, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council for Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the Yale Whitney Humanities Center, the American Philosophical Society, the Newcombe Fellowship of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts. Sherman is a frequent contributor to the media worldwide. She has research training in psychoanalysis from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and regularly consults with military and veterans groups in the U.S. and abroad on issues of ethics, moral injury, and posttraumatic stress. In October 2005, she visited Guantanamo Bay Detention Center as part of an independent observer team assessing the medical and mental health care of detainees.  She lectures widely nationally and abroad. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard in philosophy. WEBSITE: https://www.nancysherman.com/ ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20201 hour, 5 minutes
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Benjamin Cawthra | The Life & Philosophy of Miles Davis

Benjamin Cawthra is a twentieth-century U.S. cultural historian. He also teaches public history and has experience in the museum field. His book Blue Notes in Black and White examines the evolving representation of jazz subjects from the swing era of the 1930s to the black nationalist 1960s in the context of the civil rights movement. His current projects include The Redemptive Lens, in which he investigates the ways photojournalists and filmmakers envisioned Italy as it recovered from fascism and World War II and navigated the early years of the Cold War. He has served as a consultant for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of California and University of Chicago presses, and the Go For Broke National Education Center in Los Angeles. As a public historian at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, he curated, among other exhibitions, Miles: A Miles Davis Retrospective (2001). He is an associate director of the Center for Oral and Public History and has directed several history exhibitions, including New Birth of Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights in California (2011) and Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club featuring the photography of Kathy Sloane (2015). He received the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Fellowship in American Art and the Cal Humanities Community Stories grant among other awards and taught for two summers (2012-13) in Florence, Italy in the CSUF Study Abroad program, with courses on American writers and artists in Italy and modern Italy and film. He also teaches a University Honors seminar in jazz and American culture and maintains a blog at bluenotesinblackandwhite.com. He joined the CSUF history department in 2007. WEBSITE: bluenotesinblackandwhite.com  BOOK: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo11756321.html ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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Stephen Jenkinson | The Logos, Poetry & Prophecy

Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, and founder of Orphan Wisdom, a teaching house for skills of deep living and making human culture that are mandatory in endangered, endangering times. He makes books, tends farm and mends broken handles and fences, succumbs to interviews, teaches and performs internationally. WEBSITE: https://orphanwisdom.com/ NIGHTS OF GRIEF & MYSTERY: https://orphanwisdom.com/nights-of-grief-and-mystery/ BOOKS: https://orphanwisdom.com/product-category/books/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/orphanwisdom/ ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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David Richards | From the U.S. Marines to Author & Yoga Instructor

David Richards is a life-strategist, #1 international best-selling author, and speaker on personal development. He spent his early childhood living in various parts of the United States and three years living on the island of Okinawa, Japan.  After graduating university with a degree in English, he was commissioned an officer in the Marines.  He served fifteen years on active duty before deciding to break out from the path his father and brother had followed in making the military a career and left the Marines to pursue life as a civilian. He joined Cisco Systems in 2006 and shortly thereafter discovered yoga.  A year later, he taught his first yoga class.  Realizing the fulfillment that came from helping others see their vision more clearly, he became a certified life coach.  He works with individuals and organizations conducting training through private coaching engagements, speaking events, and workshops. Down to earth, insightful, and sometimes silly, he blends elements of yoga with quantum physics to bring the esoteric together with the practical for a truly unique perspective of how the mind works, in turn creating easily understood self-development plans that create lasting change for a more fulfilling life. WEBSITE: https://www.davidrichardsauthor.com INSTAGRAM: @davidrichardsauthor LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/beunconditional TWITTER: @davidrichardsa2 ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 36 seconds
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Gregory B. Sadler | Stoicism & Anger Management

Greg Sadler is a practical philosopher who offers consulting, coaching, and speaking through his company ReasonIO.  He is also the editor of Stoicism Today, co-host of the radio show Wisdom for Life, and the producer of the Half Hour Hegel series.  His popular YouTube channel has over 1500 videos on philosophy, and he is approaching 80,000 subscribers.  He recently started the Sadler's Lectures podcast.  He also teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Marquette University, and Carthage College. ReasonIO - https://reasonio.wordpress.com/ YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Sadler's Lectures Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/gregorybsadler Author Blog - https://gbsadler.blogspot.com/ ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/25/202047 minutes, 31 seconds
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Burn The Boats

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20205 minutes, 45 seconds
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The History & Utility of Diplomacy with Dr. Joseph Siracusa

Professor Joseph Siracusa is the Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne. He's also the President Emeritus of Australia’s Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) WEBSITE:​ https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/s/siracusa-professor-joseph BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-M.-Siracusa/e/B0034NDAMK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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Richard Heinberg | Consumerism, Sustainability & the Coming Corrections

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow of Post Carbon Institute and author of several books on energy and the environment, including Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels, and, with David Fridley, Our Renewable Future. His upcoming book is Power: Humanity’s Quest for Ability, Control, Influence, and Beauty—and How It All Went Wrong. WEBSITE:​ https://richardheinberg.com/ OUR RENEWABLE FUTURE: shorturl.at/cJR59 AFTERBURN: shorturl.at/koKOX THE END OF GROWTH: shorturl.at/cnyPU   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 38 seconds
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Michael Tremblay | The Life & Teachings of Epictetus

Michael Tremblay is a PhD. student in philosophy at Queen’s University, Kingston. Before going to Queen’s University he completed a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa. During his time at Carleton he wrote a Master’s thesis on the Stoic Epictetus. His PhD work continues to examine Stoic ethics, and the question of how the Stoics thought we should cultivate our virtue.  Michael’s main interest is in ancient philosophy, specifically moral education in the Stoics. He’s fascinated by the Hellenistic conception of philosophy as a way of life, which is to be practiced in order to achieve virtue and happiness. He is also interested in philosophy as a skill or craft, and how training and practice factor into becoming a better philosopher. Beyond philosophy, Michael is passionate about martial arts and competes regularly in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling. Website: https://www.tremblaymichael.com/ Academia: https://queensu.academia.edu/MichaelTremblay LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-tremblay-01542713a/   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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Will Johncock & Kai Whiting | Sociology, The Stoic God & Climate Change

Will Johncock is the author of Stoic Philosophy and Social Theory (Palgrave MacMillan 2020). This book is a comparative study of ancient Stoic philosophy and modern social theory, the primary topic concerning how as individuals we are also socially/communally constituted and directed. His previous book Naturally Late: Synchronization in Socially Constructed Times (Rowman and Littlefield 2019), explores philosophical and sociological distinctions between natural timings and human-constructed timings. He has lectured at UNSW Sydney. You can find him on Twitter @willjohncock Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  BUY WILL'S BOOK: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030431525 TWITTER: @willjohncock   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bob Cymber & Dr. Dobbie Herrion | Building Resilience in the Younger Generation with Stoicism

Bob Cymber is a middle school English teacher and co-founder of Behavior Mods in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been practicing Stoicism regularly for about five years. He received his bachelor of arts in philosophy from Webster University and his master of arts in teaching from Fontbonne University. Additionally, he is a published poet and short story writer. Dr. Dobbie Herrion has been an educator for over 20 years and has provided leadership to private, public,and for-profit institutions in higher education in the areas of operations, management, and student development. After earning his Doctorate from Maryville University in St. Louis, Herrion took the position of Executive Director of the East St. Louis Higher Education Center where he oversees campus programming and community development. Dr. Herrion is also the cofounder of Behavior Mods and both practices and teaches stoic principles to students and adults from socioeconomic at-risk and disadvantaged backgrounds. Herrion is the author of several books including Looking over God's Shoulder, Thirsty, and most recently, The Adventures and Trials of Lucilius: On Progress. Dr. Herrion is the recipient of the All-State Give it up for Good award for his nonprofit work in St. Louis. He is a proud father of two and a devoted husband. SUPPORT BEHAVIOUR MODS:​ gofundme.com/f/stoics-for-stl-reducing-violence-thru-philosophy?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet FACEBOOK: facebook.com/behaviormods​ LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/company/64944433 INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/behaviormods EMAIL: [email protected]   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202049 minutes, 48 seconds
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Julien Marchand & Yann Audran | Stoic Parenting

Julien Marchand is a part-time academic in entrepreneurship, part-time startup coach for dads, and a full-time dad. He is also a long-distance snorkeler and addicted to cool hats! He is constantly learning how to balance family and building a business. He has a 10 y.o. boy and a 7 y.o. girl. who make his life interesting! He runs workshops and one on one coaching on this topic. His friend and fellow father, Yann Audran joins us on the show.  WEBSITE: julienmarchand.co FUTURE PROOF YOU PODCAST: https://apple.co/38b94uq INSTAGRAM: @yannaudran JULIEN LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marchandjulien/ YANN LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yann-audran-715a0ba7 YANN FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/yann.audran.96   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202055 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rob Simonsen | Creativity & the Philosophy of Music

Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, artist and co-founder of Los Angeles’ artist collective The Echo Society, Rob Simonsen has contributed to almost a hundred film and television soundtracks in the two decades since he was first asked to provide piano solos to a movie made by high school friends. Having developed a presence in the Portland independent circuit with his first formal commission, Westender (2003), he was invited to assist veteran composer Mychael Danna, and in 2004 relocated to Los Angeles, where he contributed music to Danna’s Academy® Award-winning score for 2012’s Life of Pi, as well as Surf’s Up (2007), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), and Moneyball(2011). He and Danna also co-scored (500) Days of Summer in 2009, helping to establish Simonsen as a sought-after talent in his own right. Since then, Simonsen’s composed music for 2015’s The Age of Adaline – for which he co-wrote the end credits theme – in addition to a slew of other films, including The Spectacular Now (2013), The Foxcatcher (2015), Tully (2018), Love, Simon (2018) and Captive State (2019). In addition, Simonsen launched his solo artist career in 2019 with his debut full-length album, Reveries, for Sony Masterworks. WEBSITE: https://www.robsimonsen.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/robsimonsenmusic/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/rob_simonsen/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/robsimonsen REVERIES: https://terrorbird.com/albums/reveries   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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Scott Young | The Art of Ultralearning

Scott Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT’s four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. He lives in Vancouver Canada. WEBSITE: www.scotthyoung.com BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Ultralearning-Master-Outsmart-Competition-Accelerate-ebook/dp/B07K6MF8MD  FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorScottYoung/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/scotthyoung/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-h-young-867ab21/ TWITTER: @scotthyoung BLOG: www.scotthyoung.com/blog/   Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202057 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jeff Bosley | Using Stoicism in Hollywood

Jeff Bosley is a film and television actor with an extensive background and training originating on the stage where he was nominated, and won, many awards and accolades including the 'Theatre Recognition Award', the 'Theatre Service Award' and 2 nominations for 'Best Actor'. During his years in theatre performing on stage Jeff's studies focused on The Meisner Technique. As he transitioned to film & television his education expanded to Stanislavski's 'Method' while studying for nearly 5 years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Conservatory. He continues to train and study at Strasberg, the American Film Institute, the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory and multiple studios in the Los Angeles area. His current work and projects have earned him major roles transporting him to international movie sets and Cannes Film Festival Screenings. Proud theatre geek turned Army Special Forces Green Beret, turned 'Medal of Valor'-earning firefighter and now back to actor, Jeff has utilised every ounce of life experience he can which translates to all he does on screen as an actor and behind the camera as a director and producer. WEBSITE:​ www.jeffbosley.com FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/welcometoboz INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/thejeffbosley LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/bosljeff TWITTER: www.twitter.com/thejeffbosley VIMEO: www.vimeo.com/jeffbosley IMDB: www.imdb.me/jeffbosley ----more---- Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20201 hour, 5 seconds
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Jerzy Gregorek | Health, Fitness & Virtue

ABOUT OUR GUEST Jerzy Gregorek immigrated from Poland to the United States with his wife, Aniela, in 1986 as political refugees. He then won four World Weightlifting Championships and established one world record. In 2000, Jerzy and Aniela founded UCLA’s weightlifting team. As co-creator of The Happy Body Program, Jerzy has been mentoring people for more than 30 years. In 1998, Jerzy earned an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The American Poetry Review. His poem Family Tree was the winner of Amelia magazine’s Charles William Duke Long Poem Award in 1998. WEBSITE: http://thehappybody.com/  TWITTER: @TheHappyBody ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Patterns of History with Dr. Joseph Siracusa

Professor Joseph Siracusa was previously Deputy Dean of Global and Language Studies in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Born and raised in Chicago and a long time resident of Australia, Joseph studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD at the University of Colorado (Boulder). He has worked at Merrill Lynch in Boston and New York; the University of Queensland; and for three years served as a senior visiting fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University. He has authored and co-authored 310 refereed publications including 75 books, monographs and chapters, 115 journal articles/entries and scholarly reviews, and 120 refereed proceedings. His publications include the following: America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist interpretation, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2010) Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (Second edition, Oxford University Press, 2015) The Death Penalty and U.S. Diplomacy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race, 2 volumes (Praeger, 2013) Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) Joseph is also very active in research higher degree supervision, having supervised 35 PhD candidates, including 20 in the period from 1998 to 2015. WEBSITE:​ https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/s/siracusa-professor-joseph BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-M.-Siracusa/e/B0034NDAMK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share PATREON: CLICK HERE COACHING: CLICK HERE WEBSITE: CLICK HERE YOUTUBE: CLICK HERE FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE INSTAGRAM: CLICK HERE LINKEDIN: CLICK HERE TWITTER: CLICK HERE REDDIT: CLICK HERE   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 37 seconds
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Chrystie Watson | Stoic Leadership in the Modern Workforce

ABOUT OUR GUEST Chrystie Watson is the founder of Learn Leadership and founder and director of Learn Global Pty Ltd. Chrystie worked in leadership roles within the higher education sector for twelve years. Having held board directorships and national network chair positions, Chrystie has extensive experience in the area of leadership and professional development, applying her experience within client organisations and with individuals to develop leadership capabilities. Chrystie’s formal qualifications include: MBA; Graduate Certificate of Research Methods; Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting); Bachelor of Marine Science; Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course; and is currently undertaking her PhD in the area of leadership development. WEBSITE: www.learnleadership.com.au FACEBOOK: @learnleadership.com.au INSTAGRAM: @learn_leadership LEADERSHIP SURVEY: https://jcubusiness.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5yyr1puFLnwXnQV?fbclid=IwAR1d8ogYaV8OFNoaEKWxhgrCbpH2mxLQiW7Nbx5Ap9lNa103xdzMmdAq7ww    ----more----   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/27/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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Piotr Stankiewicz | Correcting Perceptions & Reforming Stoicism

ABOUT OUR GUEST Piotr Stankiewicz is a philosopher, author, and promoter of reformed Stoicism. He's the author of Does Happiness Write Blank Pages?, On Happiness and Artistic Creativity, Manual of Reformed Stoicism and other books. He writes in English and Polish, he is a member of the Modern Stoicism team. He is based in Warsaw, Poland. DOES HAPPINESS WRITE BLANK PAGES? https://vernonpress.com/book/501 MANUAL OF REFORMED STOICISM: https://vernonpress.com/book/709 WEBSITE: http://myslnikstankiewicza.pl/does-happiness-write-blank-pages/   SIMON DREW LINKS Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Introducing "Practical Stoic Live" & Other Exciting Updates

In this episode Simon Drew discusses exciting new changes to the Patreon community. See the website below for detailed information.  SEE NEW BENEFITS & LEARNING SCHEDULE: https://www.simonjedrew.com/patreon/ SUPPORT SIMON ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/simonjedrew SENECA QUOTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd7_R2cfcUw&list=PLtkxf8hLhZd6rvdLO2dEtZy8cteMM-k1M ----more---- Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com FEEDSPOT: https://blog.feedspot.com/stoicism_podcasts/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/202016 minutes, 48 seconds
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Peter Bell | Shadow Work, Reframing Perceptions & Mental (Brain) Health

ABOUT OUR GUEST Pete Bell is the owner of Aurelius, a management consulting firm focused on adding maximum value to businesses and people below the surface; so that they can shine above it. The people strategies and frameworks applied by Aurelius to assist people in their specific growth journey often have links back to philosophies that have stood the test of time, like Stoicism. Pete also looks to practically apply the learnings from such philosophies to his own life.   He is a proud father, husband and passionate about supporting community initiatives that break down the stigma associated with mental (brain) health and provide shelter for the disadvantaged. WEBSITE: https://aurelius.com.au/ LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petergerardbell/   SIMON DREW LINKS Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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William O. Stephens | Living in Agreement with Nature

William O. Stephens was born in June 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana. He was raised in West Lafayette, Indiana, the second son of Purdue University professors. He attended West Lafayette Senior High School where he earned varsity letters in tennis and began his study of ancient civilizations and Latin with an inspiring teacher named Oliver S. Oesch. After two years at the College of Wooster in Ohio studying philosophy with James Coke Haden and Latin with Joe and Leslie P. Day, Stephens transferred to Earlham, a Quaker college in Richmond, Indiana. At Earlham he studied philosophy with Robert L. Horne and Peter Suber, Greek and Latin with Steve Heiny and Liffey Thorpe, and played varsity tennis (doubles). After graduating from Earlham in 1984, Stephens moved to Philadelphia to do his graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he studied with Charles H. Kahn, Alexander Nehamas, and Martin Ostwald, and received his doctorate in philosophy in 1990. In autumn of that year he joined the Arts & Sciences faculty at Creighton University.   He has published articles on topics in Stoicism, Epicureanism and friendship, ecology and food ethics, ethics and animals, sex and love, sportsmanship, and the concept of a person. His books include an English translation of Adolf Bonhöffer’s work The Ethics of the Stoic Epictetus (Peter Lang, 1996), an edited collection The Person: Readings in Human Nature (Prentice Hall, 2006), Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom (Continuum, 2007), and Marcus Aurelius: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2012). A manuscript entitled Lessons in Liberation: Epictetus as Educator is his current research project. He teaches a variety of courses in philosophy.   Stephens has traveled widely. In May 2016 he toured much of Poland, from Wiżajny (near the Lithuania border) and Suwałki in the northeast to the lakes of Mikołajki. After presenting two papers at the University of Warsaw he visited Kraków, the Wieliczka salt mine, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. In June 2017 he returned to Poland, presented two papers at the University of Warsaw, and visited Poznań, Jastrowie, and the village of Chwalimie before traveling to Marseille and Aix, France.   He has presented papers abroad at conferences in London, England (Stoicon 2018), in Toronto, Canada (Stoicon 2017), at Aix-en-Provence, on the island of Rhodes, at Vilia, Greece, and at Palmerston North, New Zealand. He has toured the island of Crete, the northern and southern islands of New Zealand, Iceland, and several of the Galapagos Islands. Stephens has taken cruises to Ensenada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Isle of Symi in the Dodecanese island chain. His expedition aboard the National Geographic Endeavor to the Antarctic peninsula was by way of Santiago, Chile and Ushuaia, Argentina. In England he has toured Cornwall, East Sussex, Bournemouth County, the Salisbury Plain (and Stonehenge), the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands, and the Isle of Skye. He has visited Montreal, Vancouver Island, and Victoria, British Columbia. In the Hawaiian islands he has visited Maui (and Haleakalā), Kauai (and Waimea Canyon), and much of Oahu.   Stephens enjoys tennis, chess, hiking, spelunking, kayaking, and nature photography. His domestic treks include the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier, the Cascades, and the Olympic peninsula in Washington. He has kayaked in the San Juan Islands of Washington and in the Point Reyes National Seashore area of California. He has visited Crater Lake in Oregon and Boundary County, the Kootenai River, and Coeur d’ Alene in the Idaho panhandle. In California Stephens has hiked in Redwood, Yosemite, and Joshua Tree National Parks, spelunked in Lava Beds National Monument, and visited Crescent City, Tule Lake, Bodega Bay, Monterey, and Big Sur. He has explored Arches National Park, the Moab area, the Valley of the Gods, and Monument Valley in Utah. His travels in Arizona include the Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chell Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Dan Dworkis | Stoicism and the Emergency Mind

Dan Dworkis, MD PhD, is a board-certified emergency physician and the founder of The Emergency Mind, which brings together lessons from experts in the emergency department and beyond on developing the tools it takes to succeed during times of crisis and apply knowledge under pressure. Dr. Dworkis received his MD and a PhD in molecular medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency training in emergency medicine with Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Health. He has worked in some of the largest and busiest emergency departments in the country, as well as in some of the most remote and isolated ones. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Website: www.emergencymind.com Emergency Mind Podcast: www.emergencymind.com/podcast Twitter: @TheEmergMind LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dan-dworkis   Instagram: @d.dworkis   GUEST RECOMMENDATION: Seneca's Letter XCI - https://youtu.be/h9cUHnegYjE Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202048 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ashley McCole | Weekly Challenges for Practical Stoics

Ashley McCole is a dedicated practitioner of Stoicism from Perth, Australia. He currently runs various meetup groups and facilitates personal change in his students through fact-based habit change. Now, in conjunction with the Practical Stoic community, Ashley will be running regular challenges within the Practical Stoic Mastermind on Facebook.    Simon Drew Links   Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202053 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sharon Lebell | A Delightful Conversation

ABOUT OUR GUEST:  Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician from Northern California. Her book, "The Art of Living", is a collection of modern translations of some of Epictetus' best teachings that has served as a source of inspiration for Stoics all around the world for over 20 years.  BUY THE ART OF LIVING: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Living-Classical-Happiness-Effectiveness/dp/0061286052   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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Roderic Yapp | Lessons on Leadership & Humanity

ABOUT OUR GUEST Roderic Yapp is an accredited coach and a specialist in developing resilience and leadership skills. A former Royal Marines Officer, he was fortunate enough to lead Marines on operations around the world including Afghanistan in 2007 and the evacuation of civilians from Libya during the Arab Spring. Roderic also led the recapture of the 55,000-ton MV Montecristo from pirate control in 2011, as part of a NATO counter-piracy task force off the Somali coast. He left the Royal Marines to embark on a new career with the aim of using his experience to develop people and change organisational culture. He joined the Urenco Group where he was responsible for assessing the level of leadership capability within the organisation and coaching leaders to create high performing teams with a focus on delivery and execution. Today Roderic brings his significant coaching experience to supporting leaders and delivering leadership development and resilience workshops across a multitude of sectors including Professional Services, Asset Management, Banking, Retail, Rating Agencies, large complex UK plc and the NHS. Given his background he is well suited to developing people in sectors and situations where leadership failure can pose considerable systemic risk. He also works with clients across the world helping them to establish a more resilient human system as a driver to individual and organisational performance. Roderic has delivered a TEDx Talk on Adaptive Leadership Techniques from his experiences on military operations in Afghanistan. He is also a keen writer. WEBSITE: www.leadershipforces.com Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 53 seconds
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Sam Carson | Staying Fit During Social Distancing

ABOUT OUR GUEST A former Royal Australian Infantry Soldier, Sam Carson is a Personal Trainer and Online Coach who focuses heavily on developing the mindset, habits, nutrition and training routines to help his clients achieve the health and fitness goals they've been aiming at.  FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CarsonFitness8 INSTAGRAM: @_carson_fitness_   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202024 minutes, 58 seconds
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Matthew Sharpe | Philosophy as a Way of Life

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Assoc. Prof. Matt Sharpe teaches philosophy at Deakin University, and since 2010 has increasingly been teaching Stoic contents, and engaging with modern Stoicism.  He is working at present on a book-length study of the history of philosophy as a way of life (with Michael Ure) which will appear in 2020/21.  He is also the cotranslator of The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot (with Federico Testa), which will be available from May 14 this year [link below].  Matt has appeared at Stoicon where he spoke on Stoicism and comedy [link and article below], and has published widely on Albert Camus, including a piece on Camus and Stoicism to mark the 60th anniversary of his death (January 2020 [link below]) Camus & Stoicism: https://modernstoicism.com/lest-we-forget-to-live-albert-camus-and-stoicism-by-matthew-sharpe/ Stoicon Presentation: https://learn.modernstoicism.com/courses/stoicon-2019/lectures/12999922 Text of Presentation: https://modernstoicism.com/the-human-comedy-lucian-of-samosata-the-view-from-above-and-stoicism-as-a-way-of-life-by-matthew-sharpe/ Hadot Translations: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-selected-writings-of-pierre-hadot-9781474272971/ Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kai Whiting | Defining the Stoic Sage

ABOUT OUR GUEST Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/6/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 4 seconds
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Kayla Trautwein | Overcoming Anxiety & Negativity With Stoicism

ABOUT OUR GUEST Kayla Trautwein is a coach and author that specializes in helping high-achievers transform their mindsets to be positive, be more successful at their goals, and most importantly, create the happiness they deserve.  For most of her life, Kayla experienced debilitating anxiety, sadness, uncontrollable negative thoughts, anger, pessimism, and hopelessness. Over the course of 6-years, through practicing Stoic philosophy and developing methods to change her thoughts and feelings, she transformed herself completely. Today, Kayla lives in a near-constant state of inner peace, happiness, optimism, freedom from negativity, and quietness of mind. Drawing from her experience, she created an 8-week program, The 8 Universal Laws of Peace and Happiness, and has helped others experience similar transformations. KAYLA'S LINKS WEBSITE: http://kaylatrautwein.com/ 8 WEEK PROGRAM: https://kayla-trautwein.teachable.com/p/the-8-universal-laws-of-peace-and-happiness BUY KAYLA'S BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0844QZVGM FACEBOOK: ​http://facebook.com/happilyeverwiser INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/kaylatrautwein LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaylatrautwein/   SIMON J. E. DREW LINKS   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com ​ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202055 minutes, 14 seconds
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John Sellars | Aligning with Your Nature, Finding Meaning & the Stoic Approach to Emotions

About John Sellars: John Sellars is a Lecturer in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. He’s the author of a number of books on Stoicism, including The Art of Living (2003), Stoicism (2006), and Lessons in Stoicism (2019). He is also one of the founding members of Modern Stoicism, the organization that runs Stoic Week and Stoicon.  WEBSITE: CLICK HERE TWITTER: CLICK HERE ----more---- Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202056 minutes, 36 seconds
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Scott Aikin | How to Argue, Preferred Indifferents and Stoic Ethics

ABOUT OUR GUEST Scott F. Aikin is an American philosopher and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also holds a joint appointment in Classics. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Montana in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2006. His principal areas of research are epistemology, argumentation theory, ancient philosophy, and pragmatism. And on top of all this he's also the co-author of the book "Why We Argue (How We Should) - A Guide to Political Disagreement."  GUEST LINKS ACADEMIA: CLICK HERE UNIVERSITY: CLICK HERE  BUY SCOTT'S BOOK: CLICK HERE   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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David Ropeik | Risk Perception During Challenging Times

ABOUT OUR GUEST: David Ropeik is retired Harvard Instructor, author, and consultant on the psychology of risk perception, risk communication, and risk management. He was the principal faculty member of the professional education course The Risk Communication Challenge at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is author of How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match The Facts, and principal co-author of RISK!!! A practical guide for deciding what’s really safe and what’s really dangerous in the world around you. Prior to teaching at the Harvard School of Public Health, he was a television reporter in Boston, twice winning the DuPont Columbia Award, often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of broadcast journalism. GUEST LINKS: WEBSITE: CLICK HERE TWITTER: CLICK HERE BUY HIS BOOK: CLICK HERE   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/20201 hour, 52 seconds
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Choosing a Philosophical Life

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.simonjedrew.com/choosing-a-philosophical-life/ SIMON DREW LINKS PATREON: CLICK HERE COACHING: CLICK HERE WEBSITE: CLICK HERE YOUTUBE: CLICK HERE FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE INSTAGRAM: CLICK HERE LINKEDIN: CLICK HERE TWITTER: CLICK HERE REDDIT: CLICK HERE CHOOSING A PHILOSOPHICAL LIFE Lately I’ve been trying to carefully observe myself and the world around me. I’ve been trying to see things for what they are, and not just for what they appear to be. And I say that I’m “trying” because one conclusion that I keep coming to is that no matter how hard I try, I will always simply be me, as I am, viewing this incredibly complex world through a lens that is limited in scope to say the least. It’s as if there’s an extravagant party happening in the mansion, and I’m trying to see what’s happening inside by looking through a keyhole on the kitchen door. I know there’s plenty of grand and exciting things happening, but for now all I can do is trust that with enough time I’ll be able to put a few pieces together.  I tend to have quite an obsessive personality, and I have definitely jumped around a lot in my life. From a young age my parents could see that if I was going to try something then I really wanted to try it. If I was riding horses then I wanted to be the cowboy! If I was playing music then I wanted to be on the stage becoming the best entertainer I could be! When I went to church I wanted to look the part, and when I wasn’t going to church I wanted to have all of the perfectly good reasons why I wasn’t. I’d like to say that this kind of “all in or nothing” attitude came down to a desire to give 100% to everything I was doing, but honestly in hindsight I can say that I wasn’t trying to go all in on anything. Rather, I think I was trying to give the appearance that I knew what life was all about when in reality I had absolutely no idea, and in trying to appear to be something, I now see that I was simply hiding the fact that I knew nothing. To me, the appearance of having the answers was more important than actually having any answers, and so I jumped around from one thing to another, always tasting but never being nourished.  Have you ever noticed that we all seem to think we have the answers? You only have to look as far back as your last family gathering to see that we all have a pretty unhealthy relationship with the words “I don’t know.” Just look around the world and see the division that is created simply because we can’t admit that we don’t have all the answers. Left vs right, religious vs atheist, woman vs man, black vs white. Every belief structure is the one true way, every ideology is the winner, every experience is the truth. But how could that be? How is it that there are so many ways, so many winners and so many truths? Well if you’ll let me, I’d like to invite you to look through the same keyhole that I’m looking through so that you might see what I see. Get comfortable, turn on your imagination, and meditate on the ideas to follow. How do humans perceive time? Well, it seems clear that we have an extremely narrow vision of time. This narrow vision is probably shown most clearly in our tendency to think only within the confines of our own lifetimes. We’re driven by all kinds of biological and psychological phenomena that help us to survive day to day, we Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202015 minutes, 42 seconds
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Harald Kavli | Translating Epictetus into Norwegian

ABOUT OUR GUEST Harald Kavli, organizer of the Oslo Stoics, is currently translating Epictetus's discourses into modern Norwegian. This will be the first time this classic work of Stoic philosophy is translated into a Scandinavian language.   The Oslo Stoics: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426454074046215/ Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202042 minutes, 2 seconds
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Philosophy: Our Guide Through Chaos

ARTICLE LINK: CLICK HERE PATREON: CLICK HERE COACHING: CLICK HERE WEBSITE: CLICK HERE YOUTUBE: CLICK HERE FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE INSTAGRAM: CLICK HERE LINKEDIN: CLICK HERE TWITTER: CLICK HERE REDDIT: CLICK HERE SHOW SCRIPT:  It’s now clear that we’re living in uncertain and unprecedented times. With the coronavirus stretching it’s reach around the world it’s becoming clearer with every new headline that the world we live in is undergoing a shift that will shape generations to come.  The great Stoic philosopher Epictetus once remarked that “Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself.” In this same way it would be correct to say that global challenge reveals humanity to itself. The kind of global unrest seen at this time is of the sort that breaks down paradigms and reveals to us what’s real and what’s fake, what matters and what doesn’t, what’s worth pursuing and what we can leave aside. We’re living in a time where millions of people will be out of work soon if they aren’t already, governments are debating spending trillions of dollars to keep the economies of the world flowing, and collectively we are being forced into a position where we all need to ask ourselves how we should act in this specific situation and also how we should act moving forward into the rest of this decade which, I assure you, will hold a great deal more challenges than what we’ve seen so far in just the first three months. Ultimately what we’re seeing now is a global shift in consciousness far greater than any of us have seen in our lifetimes, and I think that possibly the most important question to ask at the moment is this: what’s been missing, and therefore what must be rediscovered?  For those who are philosophically inclined, these questions aren’t simply stored away for that rainy day or for that global pandemic. Rather, these questions are a part of everyday life. In fact, the Stoic philosopher Seneca once suggested that the budding student of philosophy should do for his mind what the soldier does for his body in times of peace, and that is to rehearse the very horror he hopes to be prepared for, to learn what makes him healthy and what makes him ill, and to exercise those things within his control so that when tragedy strikes he can confidently say, “I knew”. See, the serious student of philosophy may not be surprised by times like these, but rather he might be glad to find that his training has paid off. And this isn’t to say that he wouldn’t experience hardship or difficulties. He may have his fair share of troubles to deal with, but what he wouldn’t say is that he didn’t know. This knowledge brings strength.  One particular exercise that the student of philosophy might engage in is that of experiencing the world from an outsider's perspective, so that instead of being a mere player in the game, or being played by the game (whichever side you take on the free will debate), he can stand back and watch the game from afar with the hope that he might come back having learned some of the rules, because Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202020 minutes, 22 seconds
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Michael Connell | Stoic Comedy, Overcoming Objections & His Best Gig Story to Date

Michael Connell is a comedian who gets a twisted sense of satisfaction out of making boring topics funny. He’s gotten laughs explaining ancient Greek philosophy, current attitudes towards poverty and affluence, and futuristic cryptocurrency. Some career highlights include releasing ‘Stoic Comedy’ - a half hour stand up special about Stoic Philosophy on YouTube, currently at over 25,000 views, being selected to be a World Vision Australia - Arts Ambassador, writing the world’s first Bitcoin comedy routine that was featured in several documentaries, and performing at the now defunct Albion comedy club where he was so funny that he convinced his now wife, to go out with him. On top of this, Michael has also spoken at Stoicon and is now scheduled to speak again at Stoicon 2020 in Toronto.  YOUTUBE: CLICK HERE FACEBOOK: CLICK HERE INSTAGRAM: CLICK HERE WEBSITE: CLICK HERE   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202050 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dr. Kevin Vost | Catholicism, Fitness & Psychology

ABOUT OUR GUEST Kevin Vost is the author of more than a dozen books with more in press, bringing his knowledge of classical Greco-Roman and medieval scholastic philosophy, modern cognitive psychology, and High Intensity Strength Training to bear on issues of Catholic catechetics, apologetics, saint’s biographies, spiritual growth, and physical fitness. He’s also written about the links between Stoicism and Christianity in his book, The Porch and the Cross.  Dr Vost holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago with internship and dissertation work at the SIU School of Medicine’s Alzheimer Center’s Memory and Aging Clinic. He has taught psychology and gerontology (the scientific study of old age) at Aquinas College, the University of Illinois, MacMurray College, and Lincoln Land Community College. Kevin has also served as a research review committee member for American Mensa, a society promoting the scientific study of human intelligence, and as an advisory board member for the International Association of Resistance Trainers, an organization that certifies personal fitness trainers. WEBSITE:​ www.drvost.com BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Vost/e/B001JP19P0%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/20201 hour, 32 seconds
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Gregory Lopez | Stoic Logic, Training with Epictetus & Aligning with Nature

Gregory Lopez is the co-author of A Handbook for New Stoics, founder of the New York City Stoics, cofounder and board member of The Stoic Fellowship, is on the Modern Stoicism team, and co-facilitates Stoic Camp New York with Massimo Pigliucci. He is also lead editor for Examine.com and editor in chief of the Nutrition Examination Research Digest. In this episode we discuss a wide range of topics from Stoic logic to Epictetus' training method, and aligning with nature to the coronavirus outbreak.  NEW YORK CITY STOICS: New York City Stoics  BOOK: A Handbook for New Stoics THE STOIC FELLOWSHIP: The Stoic Fellowship MODERN STOICISM: Modern Stoicism NUTRITIONAL EXAMINATION RESEARCH DIGEST: Nutrition Examination Research Digest EXAMINE: Examine.com  Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202053 minutes, 15 seconds
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Kai Whiting | Coronavirus and our Duty as Stoics

With panic spreading around the world as a result of the coronavirus Simon Drew and Kai Whiting discuss our responsibilities as Stoics to act as rational leaders during these uncertain times. The following links will give you access to some of the most reliable information about the virus, and our advice is to learn the facts, to think rationally about the best steps to take, and to look after yourself, your families, your communities and your fellow citizens in the most effective ways possible.  HARVARD: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/be-careful-where-you-get-your-news-about-coronavirus-2020020118801 CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html US FOOD AND DRUG: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202027 minutes, 58 seconds
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Travis Hume | Stoicism in Careers

About the Guest  Travis Hume is the creator, administrator, and writer of Applying Stoicism and its social media accounts. He writes daily on practicable applications of Stoic philosophy for the modern day, based upon first-hand real-world experiences. Travis Hume Website: https://applyingstoicism.com/ Travis Hume Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/applyingstoicism  Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202054 minutes, 38 seconds
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Michael Tremblay | Stoicism's Place in Hellenistic Philosophy

About the Guest  Michael Tremblay is a PhD. student in philosophy at Queen’s University, Kingston. Before going to Queen’s University he completed a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa. During his time at Carleton he wrote a Master’s thesis on the Stoic Epictetus. His PhD work continues to examine Stoic ethics, and the question of how the Stoics thought we should cultivate our virtue.  Michael’s main interest is in ancient philosophy, specifically moral education in the Stoics. He’s fascinated by the Hellenistic conception of philosophy as a way of life, which is to be practiced in order to achieve virtue and happiness. He is also interested in philosophy as a skill or craft, and how training and practice factor into becoming a better philosopher. Beyond philosophy, Michael is passionate about martial arts and competes regularly in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling. Guest Links Michael's Website: CLICK HERE Academia: CLICK HERE LinkedIn: CLICK HERE Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nancy Sherman | Stoic Emotion and Seneca's Humanity

About the Guest  Nancy Sherman is University Professor and Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.  Sherman is a New York Times Notable Author. Her books include Afterwar, The Untold War, and Stoic Warriors.  From 1997-1999, she served as inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the US Naval Academy, designing and teaching the brigade-wide military ethics course and laying the groundwork for the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership.  Sherman has received numerous prestigious fellowships, including those from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council for Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the Yale Whitney Humanities Center, the American Philosophical Society, the Newcombe Fellowship of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and NYU’s Center for Ballet and the Arts. Sherman is a frequent contributor to the media worldwide. She has research training in psychoanalysis from the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and regularly consults with military and veterans groups in the U.S. and abroad on issues of ethics, moral injury, and posttraumatic stress. In October 2005, she visited Guantanamo Bay Detention Center as part of an independent observer team assessing the medical and mental health care of detainees.  She lectures widely nationally and abroad. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard in philosophy. Guest Links WEBSITE: https://www.nancysherman.com/  ----more---- Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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Donald Robertson | Stoicism and Modern Psychology

About the Guest  Donald is a cognitive-behavioural therapist, trainer and writer.  He's the author of six books on philosophy and psychotherapy. The latest, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius, was recently reviewed in The Wall Street Journal and became the #1 best seller in philosophy throughout the US.  Donald is from Scotland originally but is now a Canadian citizen, and lives in Toronto.  He's been writing about and lecturing on Stoicism for roughly 25 years and is one of the founding members of the Modern Stoicism organization, a nonprofit responsible for Stoic Week and Stoicon, the international conference.   Guest Links THINK LIKE A ROMAN EMPEROR: CLICK HERE WEBSITE: CLICK HERE YOUTUBE: CLICK HERE LINKEDIN: CLICK HERE TWITTER: CLICK HERE   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/2/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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Gregory B. Sadler | The Core Principles of Stoicism

About the Guest: Greg Sadler is a practical philosopher who offers consulting, coaching, and speaking through his company ReasonIO.  He is also the editor of Stoicism Today, co-host of the radio show Wisdom for Life, and the producer of the Half Hour Hegel series.  His popular YouTube channel has over 1500 videos on philosophy, and he is approaching 80,000 subscribers.  He recently started the Sadler's Lectures podcast.  He also teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Marquette University, and Carthage College. Guest Links ReasonIO - https://reasonio.wordpress.com/ YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Sadler's Lectures Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/gregorybsadler Author Blog - https://gbsadler.blogspot.com/ ----more---- Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Ultimate Stoic Reading List

In this episode of the podcast, I share my top 5 recommendations of where to start with your Stoic reading. Also, head to the link below to find my ultimate list of books on Stoicism and links to where you can buy them. STOIC READING LIST:https://www.simonjedrew.com/stoicreading/ I tend to recommend that people start with the classics. By starting at the source of our understanding of Stoicism you'll be able to get a clear picture of exactly how the Stoics thought and what they taught. My 5 recommendations are:  1 - Letters from a Stoic by Seneca 2 - On the Shortness of Life by Seneca 3 - Meditations by Marcus Aurelius  4 - Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus 5 - The Art of Living by Epictetus (Translation by Sharon Lebell)  STOIC READING LIST:https://www.simonjedrew.com/stoicreading/ Please reach out to me if you know of any books that you think should be on the list. Simon Drew Links: Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202010 minutes, 5 seconds
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Prof. Massimo Pigliucci | The History of Stoicism

About the Guest  Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. Prof. Pigliucci has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudo-scientific attack.”  In the area of public outreach, Prof. Pigliucci has published in national and international outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. He blogs on practical philosophy at Patreon and Medium.  At last count, Prof. Pigliucci has published 165 technical papers in science and philosophy. He is also the author or editor of 13 books, including the best selling How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life (Basic Books). Other titles include Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press), and How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy (co-edited with Skye Cleary and Daniel Kaufman, Penguin/Random House). Guest Links BOOKS: CLICK HERE WEBSITE: CLICK HERE YOUTUBE: CLICK HERE PATREON: CLICK HERE TWITTER: CLICK HERE   Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202054 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Core Ideas of Stoicism

About the Episode  In this episode Simon Drew gives a concise overview of the core ideas of Stoicism. He starts with the main goal of Stoicism, which is to align with nature. He then gives an overview of the way in which we can get to that goal, and then lays out some of the best "tools and tactics" of Stoicism that can help us to live a virtiuous and examined life.  Key Points:  1 - The goal of Stoicism is to "align with Nature". This means to understand that you are not separate from Nature. You are a part of it in the same way that a Lion is part of it, but you need to understand what your unique place within Nature is. To understand your unique place is also to understand your unique virtues as a human being. "Eudaimonia" is the phrase that Stoics used to describe our end goal, and this can be translated to "flourishing".  2 - If aligning with nature is the end goal, then virtue is our aim. To be virtuous is to be a good human, and to live a life that takes into account our own unique virtues as humans. Our most unique virtue is that of rationality and correct judgement, and the Stoics taught that we should use the faculty of reason to effectively judge how to be virtuous.  3 - The Stoics gave us a rundown of what they called the four "Cardinal Virtues". These are courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. These are our aims, and when we can fully embody these virtues then we can move closer to achieving Eudaimonia.  4 - The Stoics had many great "tools and tactics" that we can use to help us to reason our way into a better state of being. Some include:  5 - The Dichotomy of Control. This basically means that there are some things within our control, and there are many more things that are outside our control. The most effective way to live life is to focus only on what we can control, and to forget the rest.  6 - The good, the bad and the indifferent. This is the Stoic idea that there are some things that are good (virtues), there are some that are bad (vices), and there are some things that simply aren't good or bad. For example, courage is good, it's opposite (cowardice) is bad, and something like money would be indifferent seeing as it can be used for good or bad.  7 - Amor Fati is a latin phrase that means "love your fate". This simply means that we need to learn how to accept and make use of everything that happens to us. Good and bad things will happen to you, and the most effective way to face these circumstances is to learn how to love whatever happens to you. In that way you'll be able to live as if life is happening for you, not too you.  8 - Memento Mori is another latin phrase that means "remember death." This is a mantra that the Stoics used so that they would always know that time is not guaranteed. We could die today, next week, next month, or 80 years from now, but the fact of life is that none of us make it out alive. When we understand this we are better prepared to make use of the time we do have, which is now.  9 - Rehearse poverty. This is the exercise of practicing the things that you're afraid of. For example, the Stoics, like Seneca, would set aside a time when they would live as if they had very little. By doing this they would come to see that poverty in itself is not scary or evil at all. This is aligned with our modern understanding of psychology in that the best way to overcome a fear is to voluntarily subject yourself to the thing you're afraid of.  10 - Negative visualisation is another technique for understanding your fears and anxieties. The basic idea is that there will always be terrible things that happen, but better the devil you know than the one you don't. So imagine all of the terrible things that could happen, and you'll come to one of a few possible conclusions. For one, the thing that might happen may not be scary at all, in which case you can stop worrying. Maybe the thi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202027 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Brief History of Stoicism

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  Stoicism began as one of the major schools of philosophy within the Hellenistic period in the mediterranean. For context, Hellenistic literally means “one who uses the Greek language”. This period is marked to have started around the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and some estimates suggest that it ended in 146 BC  following the invasion of the Greek heartlands by Rome. Most people agree that this period officially ended in 31 BC.  We talk about Hellenism as a period in time, but we can also talk about the “Hellenistic schools of thought”, or the “Hellenistic Philosophies”. This was the period when Greece gave rise to the first structures of Democracy, and places like Athens, where Stoicism began, were bustling with new inventions and ideas. It was a cultural expansion unlike any other time in History, and we have that to thank for much of our western culture that we enjoy today.  I have a great interview with Michael Tremblay where we discuss the ins and outs of the Hellenistic philosophies, but for now it’s important to know that this period in ancient Greece was marked by massive advancements and explorations into art, theatre, mathematics, sciences, music, literature and of course, philosophy, including schools of philosophy that you may have heard of, like the Cynics, the Skeptics, the Epicureans, and of course, Stoicism, which all belonged to the “Hellenistic” tradition.  And so that brings us to the birth of Stoicism.  Zeno of Citium was by all accounts the official founder of the Stoic school of philosophy. The story goes that Zeno was a wealthy merchant who was shipwrecked while traveling to Athens with a load full of purple dye. This was very expensive cargo as this die was extracted painstakingly from sea snails, and it was seen as a symbol of luxury and royalty to use such a colour. And as Donald Robertson puts it so eloquently, Zeno’s fortune came from and now returned to the sea.  So now Zeno is stuck in Athens. What does he do? Well the legend goes that Zeno did what any of us would have done; he traveled to the Oracle of Delphi to receive guidance from the God Apollo. There, the Oracle told him that he was to “dye himself with the colour, not of dead shellfish, but of dead men.”  Zeno interpreted this to mean that he should learn from the great thinkers of the past, and began at once to read about people like Socrates, which is very important to know as the Stoic philosophy is widely considered to be a derivative of the Socratic teachings, especially with its focus on virtue as the main good in life.  And so the legend continues that as Zeno was reading about Socrates, he asked the bookseller, “tell me where I can find a man like this?”. And because Athens was a town full of thinkers and philosophers the bookseller pointed out the window at a man called Crates of Thebes, a famous Cynic philosopher.  And so Zeno went on to study with Crates for a couple of decades before he started his own school of philosophy in around 300BC on the stairs of a painted porch in Athens called the Stoa Poikile, thus, Stoicism is created - a philosophy that was founded in the principle that a good life is one that is aimed first at virtue, and is lived in alignment with Nature.  We really don’t have many writings from the early Greek Stoics, and it’s not until Stoicism makes its way to Rome that we really start to get some great literature to sink our teeth into. It’s important to note that between Greece and Rome there were many notable philosophers who lead the Stoic school and added to the teachings of Zeno. Some of these include Cleanthes, the second head of the Stoic school, and Chrysippus, the third head. And we also have Diogenes of Babylon, who travelled to Rome in 155BC with other philosophers and spread these Greek ideas to the Roman Empire. And so here we are in Rome, an Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/202015 minutes, 10 seconds
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Welcome to the Practical Stoic Podcast 2.0

Welcome to the Practical Stoic Podcast 2.0 In this episode Simon Drew welcomes you to the new and improved Practical Stoic Podcast. You can now look forward to many interviews with some of the smartest minds in Stoicism and philosophy today, along with a new feel for the podcast. It's no longer just about teaching Stoicism. It's about living it!  Join Simon from this point on as he tries to learn the true essence of Stoicism and speaks with people who are actively sharing and using it to better their lives and the lives of people around them.  ABOUT THE PODCAST: Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that originated in Greece over 2,000 years ago, and its teachings have left ripples throughout the world ever since. Simon Drew has been exploring the ideas of Stoicism on the Practical Stoic Podcast for over two years now, and it’s been an amazing journey. People are now discovering that Stoicism can not only help us to think better and make better decisions, but it can also lead to a meaningful life aimed at virtue. Now, join Simon as he revamps the podcast and tries to learn what it truly means to live a Stoic lifestyle. Listen to some of the most prominent Stoic voices in the world today as they extract the essence of Stoicism, and most importantly, attach your listening to action so that you can see just how powerful this philosophy can be. Simon Drew Links Patreon: patreon.com/simonjedrew Coaching: simonjedrew.com/coaching/ Practical Stoic Mastermind: facebook.com/groups/practicalstoicmastermind Facebook: facebook.com/simonjedrew Instagram: instagram.com/simonjedrew LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/simonjedrew Website: simonjedrew.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202011 minutes, 9 seconds
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Updates, Fires and the Destruction of Common Ground

Simon here. This episode is really important to me because I didn't really have a plan, but rather I set out to empty a few thoughts that were captivating me. I essentially wanted to figure out what it was that was nagging me so much. What I came to was important to me, and I hope it can be helpful for you.  ALSO: Please give generously to the Australian Red Cross to help those suffering through the fires in Australia right now: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate  WEBSITE: http://www.risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ GET COACHING WITH SIMON: http://www.risetothegoodlife.com/psp-coaching/ SUPPORT SIMON ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/simondrew FOLLOW SIMON: INSTAGRAM: @simondrewlife  FACEBOOK: @simondrewcoaching  LINKEDIN: Simon Drew YOUTUBE:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOxqdt5rY4w3XOUfRoE0Nw?view_as=subscriber Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202020 minutes, 42 seconds
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My Most Important Episode To Date

2020 is here, and it's time to get serious. Simon shares his commitment to ongoing valuable content and goes through a few really important decisions he's made for 2020. If you're a fan of the show, you need to hear this one.  WEBSITE: http://www.risetothegoodlife.com/coaching/ GET COACHING WITH SIMON: http://www.risetothegoodlife.com/psp-coaching/ SUPPORT SIMON ON PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/simondrew FOLLOW SIMON: INSTAGRAM: @simondrewlife  FACEBOOK: @simondrewcoaching  LINKEDIN: Simon Drew YOUTUBE:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbOxqdt5rY4w3XOUfRoE0Nw?view_as=subscriber     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202014 minutes, 16 seconds
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On Insecurity

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/20206 minutes, 38 seconds
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When You Don't Know Where To Start, Control the Controllable

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20207 minutes, 50 seconds
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Long Term Focus, Short Term Action

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/20208 minutes, 3 seconds
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The View From Above

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/20208 minutes, 35 seconds
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Memento Mori

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20196 minutes, 56 seconds
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What Do You Say?

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/201916 minutes, 3 seconds
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You Are A Human First And A Stoic Second

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/29/201915 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ask The Right Questions

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/20195 minutes, 56 seconds
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Experience Adds Depth To Ideas

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/201912 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Starting Point For Virtue

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/20195 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rebirth of the Practical Stoic Podcast

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/201917 minutes, 56 seconds
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Interview with Paresh Shah

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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Take A Walk

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20194 minutes, 34 seconds
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Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jerzy Gregorek

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20192 hours, 13 minutes, 26 seconds
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Finding Your Individuality

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20197 minutes, 19 seconds
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The First Step Toward Personal Improvement

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20196 minutes, 18 seconds
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Stoics and Death

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/201911 minutes, 20 seconds
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Think About This Reaction

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20196 minutes, 50 seconds
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Michael Tremblay

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Essentials Are Free

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20197 minutes, 12 seconds
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Momentum

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20195 minutes, 28 seconds
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Service

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20196 minutes, 6 seconds
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Reserve Your Judgement

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/20195 minutes, 46 seconds
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When The Cucumber Is Bitter

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20194 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Wise Person Can Lose Nothing

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20195 minutes, 26 seconds
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True Beauty

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20195 minutes, 12 seconds
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Marcus Aurelius on External Praise and Validation

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/20195 minutes, 22 seconds
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This Trial Is Aiding Me In My Destiny

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/20194 minutes, 52 seconds
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Forward Progress Is The Goal

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20194 minutes, 53 seconds
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Feed Your Mind Every Day

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/20196 minutes, 50 seconds
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Seneca On Always Wanting More

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/20196 minutes, 29 seconds
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Be Your Own Judge

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20194 minutes, 14 seconds
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Be A Good Person

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20193 minutes, 22 seconds
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It's Not Too Difficult

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20196 minutes, 14 seconds
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Improve Where You Can

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with myself, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20194 minutes, 58 seconds
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Celebrate Other People's Success

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20197 minutes, 27 seconds
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Go Back To The Classics

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/20195 minutes, 32 seconds
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It's Natural To Serve

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20193 minutes, 59 seconds
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Make Room For Virtue

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/20196 minutes, 28 seconds
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Find Your Freedom

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20197 minutes, 20 seconds
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Brian Cohen

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/201947 minutes, 48 seconds
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Check Your Ego

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/20199 minutes, 31 seconds
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How To Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/201912 minutes, 16 seconds
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Guard Yourself Against Counterfeit Impressions

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/20198 minutes, 3 seconds
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Motivation From Epictetus

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20195 minutes, 20 seconds
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Align Your Actions With Your Words

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/20197 minutes, 40 seconds
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Seneca's Advice For Holiday Seasons

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/20199 minutes, 5 seconds
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Trent Holbert

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/201953 minutes, 49 seconds
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Charity For Its Own Sake

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20196 minutes, 57 seconds
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Gratitude Challenge

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/20195 minutes, 36 seconds
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Seneca On The True Aim Of Stoicism

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20195 minutes, 29 seconds
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Think

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/20196 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Simple Way Of Life

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/201911 minutes, 52 seconds
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Turn The Other Cheek

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20197 minutes, 32 seconds
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Think For Yourself

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/201914 minutes, 43 seconds
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Don't Let Tomorrow Steal Today

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20199 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cut The Act

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20197 minutes, 13 seconds
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You Do You

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/20196 minutes, 40 seconds
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Choose Your Role Carefully And Live It Fully

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/20196 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sharing My Beliefs

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/20199 minutes, 58 seconds
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Think About How Far You've Come

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/20197 minutes, 54 seconds
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What Do You Own?

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20194 minutes, 57 seconds
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You Are Complicit In Being Harmed

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/20196 minutes, 18 seconds
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Set yourself Up To Win

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/20198 minutes, 32 seconds
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Make Light Of Your Troubles

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/20193 minutes, 31 seconds
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Stop Drifting

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/20196 minutes, 33 seconds
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Your Troubles Are Leaves

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20195 minutes, 48 seconds
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Put A Different Valuation On Yourself

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/20195 minutes, 28 seconds
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Simon Drew Interviewed On Fit For The Kingdom

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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How To Be A Philosopher

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/20195 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nurture Like A Mother, Protect Like A Father

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20199 minutes, 54 seconds
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Daily Disciplines

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20196 minutes, 28 seconds
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Don't Assume

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20195 minutes, 32 seconds
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Is Ignorance Always Bad?

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20196 minutes, 40 seconds
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Time Is Flying By

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20198 minutes, 42 seconds
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Let Nothing Suprise You

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-2020 episodes were only available to patrons. I have now made the choice to publish all pre-2020 episodes in order to give the complete view of my path through Stoicism, moving from the more practical personal-developmental ideas toward the deeper philosophical and theological understanding of Stoicism. The podcast is, of course, now called The Walled Garden. The Walled Garden came about in late 2021, and is a collaboration between myself, Sharon Lebell, and Kai Whiting. The Walled Garden is not just a podcast—it's a community of like-minded philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. We hope you'll join us at thewalledgarden.com. If you're interested in one-on-one philosophical coaching with me, you can go to simonjedrew.com, or to thewalledgarden.com/mentors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20198 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Sound And Wholesome Plan Of Life

Stoicism, personal development, and the path of progress - that's what the Practical Stoic podcast was all about, and we retain this message now in The Walled Garden podcast and community. This episode is a re-release of an old podcast episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast (before rebranding to The Walled Garden). For a while, most of my pre-202