Episode #108 – Interview with Justin Vacula

Episode #108 – Interview with Justin VaculaIn this episode Simon Drew has a conversation with the host of the Stoic Solutions Podcast – Justin Vacula. ABOUT THE GUEST: Justin Vacula — host of the Stoic Solutions Podcast — serves as a counselor-in-training intern in a school-based behavioural health program while studying Clinical Mental Health Counselling at…

Episode #107 – The Wednesday Podcast (20/06/18)

Episode #107 – The Wednesday Podcast (20/06/18)Stoicism is an extremely versatile philosophy, and it should impact almost every aspect of our lives. But on the flip side, our own hobbies and daily activities should also offer us the opportunity to improve upon our stoic education and practice. In today’s Wednesday podcast, Simon Drew shares some…

Episode #106 – Thoughts on Discipline

Episode #106 – Thoughts on DisciplineDiscipline seems to be something that we all have, and yet some seem to have more than others. Discipline is something that we always want more of, and in this episode Simon Drew suggests that maybe discipline isn’t as elusive as we may think and that maybe it’s as simple as making…

Episode #105 – We Are All Slaves

Episode #105 – We Are All SlavesThe Stoics taught that we are all slaves in one way or another. Some are slaves to sex, others to pride, and some are slaves to drugs or alcohol. This is less of a physical slavery, and more of an internal enslavement. In this episode Simon Drew shares a…

Episode #104 – The View From Above

Episode #104 – The View From AboveOne of the most important lessons that we can learn from Stoic philosophy is how to correctly value everything that we think, feel, perceive, see, and experience in life. Most people just accept that whatever they’re feeling or thinking is right and reasonable, but Stoicism teaches us to step…

Episode #103 – The True Purpose of Philosophy

Episode #103 – The True Purpose of PhilosophyThere are many definitions of philosophy, but Stoicism teaches us that the true purpose of philosophy is to improve our lives. In this episode, Simon Drew shares a passage from Epictetus where he explains what philosophy is, how it is used, and how it can be beneficial to…

Episode #102 – Interview with Scott Hebert

Episode #102 – Interview with Scott HebertIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide-ranging conversation with Scott Hebert. ABOUT THE GUEST: Scott Hebert is a veteran of the Stoic podcasting sphere. He is the host and creator of the Stoic Mettle podcast, and he spends his days working on his own farm (Flavourful Farms) where he…

Episode #101 – Value the Message, Not the Messenger

Episode #101 – Value the Message, Not the MessengerIn a time when identity politics and tribalism are the norm, it’s important now more than ever for us to learn how to think clearly and rationally about truths and ideas. When the masses are following people and ideologies, it’s important for us as Stoics to be…

Episode #100 – What Makes the Difference?

Episode #100 – What Makes The Difference? It’s been an amazing ride so far, and we’re already up to our 100th episode! In this episode Simon Drew shares his gratitude to all supporters of the show, talks about some goals for the future of the podcast, and shares some tips for what will make the big…

Episode #99 – Interview with Brian Williamson

Episode #99 – Interview with Brian WilliamsonIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide-ranging conversation with Brian Williamson. ABOUT THE GUEST: Brian is a husband, father of three, and grandfather of two (and one on the way).  He owns a 7-figure nutrition company, focusing on the Ketogenic Diet, and stoicism is something he’s always been drawn…