Episode #10 – Has Life Tamed You? (Seneca and the Story of the Lions)

Episode #10 – Has Life Tamed You? (Seneca and the Story of the Lions) Has life tamed you? Do you even know what it means to be “tamed”? Seneca shares an extremely insightful story in his letters, and in this episode Simon Drew shares this story and also some thoughts on being tamed. Enjoy! To…

Episode #9 – Stoic Life Extension (8 Lessons From Seneca)

Episode #9 – Stoic Life Extension (8 Lessons From Seneca) How do we extend our lives? It’s one of the biggest questions of our age, and scientists are constantly searching for new ways to make us live longer. The Stoics already thought of this, and they have the best advice for extending life. In this…

Episode #6 – Choose Who You Will Be (Refining Your Personal Philosophy)

Episode #6 – Choose Who You Will Be (Refining Your Personal Philosophy) In this episode Simon Drew encourages you to take your own personal philosophy seriously. How are you living your life? Do you live with purpose and intention? The great Stoic philosophers were serious about living with intention, and they shared some amazing advice…

Episode #5 – The Criticism That Comes With Life Change

Episode #5 – The Criticism That Comes With Life Change In this episode I’ll be talking to those of you who are currently on a journey of life change. I’m speaking to those of you who want more than the average existence; those who want everything that life can offer. The Stoics of the past…

Episode #4 – The Trichotomy of Control and the Promise of Stoicism

Episode #4 – The Trichotomy of Control and the Promise of Stoicism In this episode Simon Drew discusses the Trichotomy of Control, along with the ultimate promise of Stoicism, as outlined by Epictetus. This quote basically sums it all up: “Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within…

Episode #3 – The Core Values of Stoicism

Episode #3 – The Core Values of StoicismAs is the case with any philosophy, there are a few principles that come up in the literature on a regular basis. You might call these the main themes of the philosophy. Stoicism is no different, and in this episode, Simon Drew shares what he believes to be…

Episode #2 – A Brief History of Stoicism

Episode #2 – A Brief History of Stoicism In this episode Simon Drew gives a brief history of Stoicism, as well as an overview of the main stoic philosophers. If you’d like to read about Stoicism, here is a list of the best books to start with: 1 – Letters from a Stoic by Seneca…

Episode #1 – Welcome to the Practical Stoic Podcast

Episode #1 – Welcome to the Practical Stoic Podcast Welcome to the very first episode of the Practical Stoic Podcast! I’m so excited to have you come along on this journey with me as I gather the greatest and most practical pieces of ancient stoic wisdom and share them with the purpose of helping you…