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…

Episode #98 – Interview with Ward Farnsworth

Episode #98 – Interview with Ward FarnsworthIn this episode Simon Drew has a wide ranging conversation with Ward Farnsworth, author of a new book called “The Practicing Stoic”. ABOUT THE GUEST: Ward Farnsworth is Dean of the University of Texas School of Law.  He was educated at Wesleyan University and the University of Chicago, and taught previously…

Episode #97 – Stoicism and Compassion

Episode #97 – Stoicism and CompassionStoicism is not a philosophy that encourages us to harden up and become emotionless beings, although that is sometimes how it is portrayed. Some believe that Stoicism says little about our need to have compassion and charity towards humanity, but in this episode Simon Drew shares some wise words from…

Episode #96 – Interview with Zachary Babcock

Episode #96 – Interview with Zachary BabcockIn this episode Simon Drew has an empowering conversation with podcast host and goal achievement coach Zachary Babcock. ABOUT THE GUEST: Zachary Babcock is a former drug addict who spent over 5 years of his life in prison. He grew up in Ferguson, Missouri while being raised by his mother.…