The Stoic Psychology Podcast

Alex MacLellan

Stoicism is the immensely influential philosophy behind many modern talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The Stoic Psychology podcast discusses how Stoicism and wider philosophy matches up with modern psychology research, and how we might use findings from both to live a more contented life.With the addition of interviews with experts in their fields and musings from host Alex Maclellan, this podcast hopes to provide a simple and enjoyable dose of pop philosophy and psychology.

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Hello legends,A bit of a strange episode this time as I tackle something very abstract with the aid of some very compelling research - whether we want the right things and are measuring success in the right way. This is a topic that is covered by pretty much everyone,  in pretty much every way, so here is my attempt at it.Remember to follow the page on Facebook, Twitter, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!Also, please consider supporting the show on Patreon, it really makes a big difference!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:Music has been licensed by Comma Music: commamusic.comStudies mentioned:(Joyce) Jingshi Liu, Amy N. Dalton, and Anirban Mukhopadhyay (2017) ,"My Favorite Thing: How Special Possessions Can Increase Subjective Wellbeing", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 228-232Marco, E., Williams, K., & Oliveira, S. (2020). Too Much ‘Stuff’and the Wrong Space: A Conceptual Framework of Material Possessions. Interiority, 3(2), 219-242.Kahneman, D., Krueger, A.B., Schkade, D., Schwarz, N., & Stone, A.A. (2006). Would you be happier if you were rich? A focusing illusion. Science, 312, 1908–1910.Graham, L., & Oswald, A. J. (2010). Hedonic capital, adaptation and resilience. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 76(2), 372-384.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Feb 23

30 min 52 sec

Hello legends,A rarity from me, using current events in an episode! Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away last week, and in this show, I pay a small tribute to the man who became a national hero and explore the research that has been carried out over the years into heroism and heroic acts.Remember to follow the page on Facebook, Twitter, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!Also, please consider supporting the show on Patreon, it really makes a big difference!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comTo learn more about Captain Sir Tom Moore and his charitable foundation, and to donate: https://captaintom.org/Music Credits:Music has been licensed by Comma Music: commamusic.comA clip from Sam Raimi's Spiderman 2 has been used at the beginning of the episode.Studies mentioned: Franco, Z. E., Blau, K., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2011). Heroism: A conceptual analysis and differentiation between heroic action and altruism. Review of general psychology, 15(2), 99-113.Keczer, Z., File, B., Orosz, G., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2016). Social representations of hero and everyday hero: A network study from representative samples. PloS one, 11(8), e0159354.https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_makes_a_herohttps://blog.richmond.edu/heroes/2015/10/15/our-definition-of-%E2%80%9Chero%E2%80%9D/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Feb 9

21 min 19 sec

Hello legends,The first episode of 2021 is here! After an email from a listener, I wanted to share some research from the fields of counselling psychology, as well as what Stoicism has to say about grief. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for Free"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Jan 26

25 min 32 sec

Hello legends,What a year it's been! This is a shorter episode to end the year and one in which very little philosophy or psychology is discussed!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:Music licensed from musicbed.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Dec 2020

12 min 26 sec

Hello legends,Another episode out, and this is one I've wanted to release for a while. The first paper accepted in a major psychological journal is here.This is press release if you want a read and please consider sharing it widely! http://www.bbk.ac.uk/news/birkbeck-study-on-stoicism-and-its-impact-on-mental-health-1?fbclid=IwAR0USCISTUBBBvvyEUIvLCFQtpK9o6ZZoduLxl5blBK3LKqsJJ4SAZH1zIkRemember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Dec 2020

27 min 25 sec

We have found internet in deepest rural Sweden (amazingly) and are back to bring you this interview with the brilliant Dr Lynda Shaw. Part throwback to when the UK was coming out of lockdown and part informative chat with a cognitive neuroscientist about mental health and changing behaviours. Lynda's Website:https://www.drlyndashaw.com/Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Oct 2020

49 min 40 sec

Hello legends, welcome back for episode 30 of the Stoic Psychology Podcast! We finish up Spike Milligan's autobiography and Alex decides to expand on why people new to Stoicism might not like the idea of the virtues, and how they can help us in the COVID crisis.Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for Free"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

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Oct 2020

27 min 2 sec

Hello legends, welcome back! This episode is based on the request of a listener and I spend a bit of time answering some of your correspondence from my time away.Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!Mentioned in the show:https://fistulafoundation.org/To contact me about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for Free"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Jun 2020

39 min 50 sec

Hello legends, welcome back for episode 30 of the Stoic Psychology Podcast! We finish up Spike Milligan's autobiography and Alex decides to expand on why people new to Stoicism might not like the idea of the virtues, and how they can help us in the COVID crisis.Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMusic Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for Free"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Apr 2020

37 min 2 sec

Hello, quarantining legends! Alex continues speaking with journalist, writer and Stoic Mom (I say Mum) Meredith Kunz in the final part of this interview.Alex also continues reading Spike Milligan's autobiography, and it's a sombre entry as Mr Milligan describes getting shellshock and how his laughter died.Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:The Stoic Mom blog: http://www.thestoicmom.com/Stoic Parents Facebook GroupTranquillity Parenting by Brittany PolatFreud's Essay - On Transience Music Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for Free"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Apr 2020

36 min 28 sec

Hello, quarantining legends! Alex continues interviewing journalist, writer and Stoic Mom (I say Mum)..Meredith Kunz. This is the second of a three-part interview covering children, parenting, Stoicism, Coronavirus and where this Venn diagram meets.Alex also continues reading Spike Milligan's autobiography, during which our hero gets shelled for the first time...Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:The Stoic Mom blog: http://www.thestoicmom.com/Stoic Parents Facebook GroupTranquillity Parenting by Brittany PolatFreud's Essay - On Transience Music Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for Free"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Apr 2020

38 min 37 sec

Hello, quarantining legends! We have a guest on the show again, Alex is interviewing Journalist, writer and Stoic Mom (I say Mum)..Meredith Kunz. This is the first of a three-part interview covering children, parenting, Stoicism, Coronavirus and where this Venn diagram meets.Alex also starts a new book of the month, the autobiography of one of his personal heroes...Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:The Stoic Mom blog: http://www.thestoicmom.com/Stoic Parents Facebook GroupTranquillity Parenting by Brittany PolatMusic Credits:"Solitude" by Broke for Free"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Apr 2020

44 min 32 sec

It is time for your government-sanctioned period of levity and philosophy! Well, perhaps more philosophy than levity on this show, as Alex finishes off Man's Search for Meaning and talks about coping and Stoicism in this age of the coronavirus. There is news of some upcoming 'fun' projects too for those who are interested, and we will be back next week with a return to interviews. Keep safe, keep kind, and keep Stoic. If you want to share stories, experiences or just want to reach out, send an email to alex@thestoicpsychologist.comTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Massimo Pigliucci's article on being Stoic in the Covid Crisis: https://medium.com/the-philosophers-stone/on-covid-19-and-pandemics-a-stoic-perspective-66a9d800b14The Guardian article about Stoicisim: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/18/remaining-calm-in-adversity-what-stoicism-can-teach-us-during-the-coronavirus-pandemicThe Psych Central article: https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-the-stoics-can-keep-us-calm-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/Music Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Golden Hour" by Broke for FreeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Mar 2020

39 min 31 sec

Hello legends, it's happened, Alex has finally mentioned Coronavirus and probably gone mad as well! Aside from that, it is part 2 of the interview with the fantastic Megan Brown, and some exciting announcements! Consider supporting the show on Patreon if you enjoy the content and want to get access to extras and bonuses!Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Megan refers to a paper discussing surgical identities and dissection rooms: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/symb.465Music Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Mar 2020

46 min 53 sec

Hello legends, what a show for you this week (and what a show for Alex). In this episode we continue with Man's Search for Meaning, but also have the first part of an interview with Megan Brown, a doctor and now PhD student investigating medical education and empathy at Hull and York Medical School. Part 2 on will be on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon.Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Megan refers to a paper discussing surgical identities and dissection rooms: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/symb.465Music Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Mar 2020

40 min 25 sec

A bumper episode finishing off Alex's interview with Dr Greg Sadler, the founder of ReasonIO, successful YouTuber, Prison lecturer and the editor of a little known blog called Stoicism Today... Also is Alex's continues reading Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. Next week Alex has answers to questions and a report on a fantastic Stoic event...This is the second of a two-parter, with part 2 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon.Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:ReasonIO: https://reasonio.wordpress.com/Greg's new radio show: https://www.riverwestradio.com/show/wisdom-for-life/Stoicism Today: https://modernstoicism.com/Stoic Love: https://medium.com/stoicism-philosophy-as-a-way-of-life/stoicism-erotic-love-and-relationships-by-greg-sadler-306fd2d3d596Gregs's workshops: https://youtu.be/5_7IbH1DlDA, https://youtu.be/v_Bc8VI22xEMusic Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Mar 2020

52 min 14 sec

From one legend to another, Alex will be interviewing Dr Greg Sadler, the founder of ReasonIO, successful YouTuber, Prison lecturer and the editor of a little known blog called Stoicism Today... Also is Alex's first foray into reading Man's Search for Meaning by Victor FranklThis is just the first of a two-parter, with part 2 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon.Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:ReasonIO: https://reasonio.wordpress.com/Greg's new radio show: https://www.riverwestradio.com/show/wisdom-for-life/Stoicism Today: https://modernstoicism.com/Music Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Feb 2020

40 min 12 sec

Updated - due to factors the previous episode was uploaded, so this has been fixed now...please enjoy part 3 of Alex's interview with Kai Whiting. Kai is a researcher and lecturer on sustainability at the University of Lisbon in Portugal talks with Alex about sustainability and Stoicism.This is the second of a three-parter, with part 3 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon.Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Kai Whiting's website: https://stoickai.com/https://medium.com/@KaiWhiting/tips-to-becoming-a-sustainable-stoic-a0cccf8846adMusic Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Feb 2020

45 min 19 sec

Part 2 of Alex's interview with Kai Whiting. Kai is a researcher and lecturer on sustainability at the University of Lisbon in Portugal talks with Alex about the generation blame game and other facets of sustainability.This is the second of a three-parter, with part 3 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon.Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Kai Whiting's website: https://stoickai.com/https://medium.com/@KaiWhiting/tips-to-becoming-a-sustainable-stoic-a0cccf8846adMusic Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Feb 2020

39 min 45 sec

The first interview of 2020 is here and what an absolute belter of a conversation it is! Kai Whiting, researcher and lecturer on sustainability at the University of Lisbon in Portugal talks Alex through his troubles with 'Backpack-gate', what makes 'sustainable' different to 'eco-friendly' and making ethical choices...This is just the first of a three-parter, with part 2 on next week's show, or listen to the whole thing right now by supporting the show on Patreon. Remember to follow the page on Facebook, leave a review and subscribe to support the podcast in other ways!To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Kai Whiting's website: https://stoickai.com/The backpack Kai bought: https://www.cabinzero.com/https://medium.com/@KaiWhiting/tips-to-becoming-a-sustainable-stoic-a0cccf8846adMusic Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Feb 2020

48 min 44 sec

This week on the show Alex continues his summary of 'The Happiness Hypothesis' by Jonathan Haidt, and discusses an influential model from Health Psychology called the Extended Parallel Process Model and how it made him think of Stoicism and it's potential uses.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Epley, N., & Dunning, D. (2000). Feeling" holier than thou": are self-serving assessments produced by errors in self-or social prediction?. Journal of personality and social psychology, 79(6), 861.Music Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Feb 2020

28 min 58 sec

This episode has a new feature, as well as other announcements, but there is also a (one-sided) discussion about what cognitive dissonance is, and whether Stoicism has anything to add to the conversation!If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show: Gregory J. Trevors, Krista R. Muis, Reinhard Pekrun, Gale M. Sinatra& Philip H. Winne (2016) Identity and Epistemic Emotions During Knowledge Revision:A Potential Account for the Backfire Effect, Discourse Processes, 53:5-6, 339-370, DOI:10.1080/0163853X.2015.1136507Music Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Jan 2020

26 min 56 sec

Anecdote and bandwagon alert! Alex has jumped on the environmental bandwagon and has a long anecdote about backpacks to explain it! There is also talk of why nature may help psychological restoration and some Stoic views on conservation.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:https://modernstoicism.com/stoicism-and-the-environment-by-chris-gill/https://modernstoicism.com/stoicism-and-sustainability-by-kai-whiting/PaperTHE RESTORATIVE BENEFITS OF NATURE: TOWARD AN INTEGRATIVE FRAM~WORK STEPHEN KAPLAN (1995)Music Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the showSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Jan 2020

22 min 31 sec

The first episode of the New Year and Alex has an announcement! Before that though, is a conversation about resilience, the trouble we take to measure it and where Stoicism can fit in.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the Show:Psychologically Speaking - Personality and Behaviour (remember to use the offer code)www.psychtalks.co.ukMusic Credits"Lecture" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)"Grasping Hope" by Tim Beek (timbeek.com)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Jan 2020

27 min 57 sec

Alex Solo! The last show of the year in which Alex talks about a Stoic approach to compassion to capitalise on all this feel-good holiday spirit!If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Dec 2019

16 min 14 sec

The sixth interview episode, this time with Professor Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at The University of Exeter. In the show, we cover the Stoic approaches to reason, rationality and emotion, as well as (briefly) how Stoic thought can influence modern approaches to mental health.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.com.Mentioned in the show (All links non-affiliate):Modern Stoicism BlogThe World's Classics - MeditationsThe World's Classics - DiscoursesSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Dec 2019

57 min 8 sec

Alex solo! This episode is borne from the request of a listener for Alex to share some of his thoughts on anger. Well, they are muddled, to say the least, but Seneca is mentioned several times! If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Nov 2019

21 min 8 sec

The fifth interview episode, this time with Caleb Ontiveros the founder of Stoa, the Stoic mindfulness app and prolific writer on Stoicism. In the show, we speak about his time as a philosophy PhD student, his journey creating the app, and the links between Stoicism and Buddhism.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.com.Mentioned in the show (All links non-affiliate):Stoa WebsiteSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Nov 2019

43 min 29 sec

The fourth interview episode, this time with Dr John Sellars, Professor of Philosophy at Royal Holloway and a Founding Member of Modern Stoicism. In the show, we speak about his work as an academic philosopher, his views on philosophy and psychology and the relevance on Stoicism to the modern-day.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.com.Mentioned in the show (All links non-affiliate):John's WebsiteLessons in StoicismThe Art of LivingSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Nov 2019

30 min 31 sec

Alex solo! This episode may be a bit controversial - it is all about how to support someone in their time of need. Is advice, Stoic or otherwise, the best thing for them at this point or is that something to be left for later? The answers are in this show!If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Nov 2019

26 min 46 sec

The third interview episode, this time with Tim LeBon, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Life Coach, Founding Member of Modern Stoicism and a man firmly at the heart of Stoic research. In the show, we spoke about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, how to go about researching Stoicism, interesting observations he has had in his years of analysing the data from Stoic Week and Stoic wisdom he enjoys.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.com.Mentioned in the show (All links non-affiliate):Tim's WebsiteWise TherapyAchieve Your Potential With Positive PsychologySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Oct 2019

36 min 58 sec

Alex solo! This episode is very much for the 'Psychology' half of the 'Stoic Psychology Podcast'. In this show, we cover rumination, worry, anxiety, depression and something called Attentional Control Theory.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Oct 2019

20 min 28 sec

The second interview episode, this time with Professor Catharine Edwards, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Birkbeck College, University of London and an authority on the works of Seneca the Younger. We discussed the philosophy of Seneca, his history and relationship with Nero, his plays that influenced Elizabethan drama and what his greatest failure was. If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.com.Mentioned in the show (All links non-affiliate):Selected Letters of Seneca (in Latin)Death in Ancient RomeLives of The CaesarsSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Oct 2019

44 min 43 sec

Alex solo again before another interview next episode. This time around, we are reflecting on conversations he has been having with clients and colleagues about relationships, trying to control what we can't and managing conflict.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then Support the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookTo contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Oct 2019

17 min 11 sec

Alex solo reflecting on conversations he has been having with clients about 'toxic work environments' and the big problem most company cultures face.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then support Alex and the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comSupport the show on Patreon and follow the page on FacebookSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Sep 2019

13 min 17 sec

A return to Alex solo, and in this show Alex talks about the feeling of wanting something and the need for the Stoic virtue of temperance. This is a very important practice and one with immense psychological benefit. If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then support Alex and the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Sep 2019

17 min 24 sec

The second episode!For this episode, I was fortunate enough to interview Donald Robertson author of many books on Stoicism and Psychotherapy including 'The Philosophy of CBT: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy' and the recently published 'How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius'.In the interview, we discussed a wide range of topics, from what makes Aurelius such a fascinating Stoic, to a more detailed look at how Stoicism influenced modern psychotherapy and why certain practices have real value.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then support Alex and the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the show: The Modern Stoicism Team - Who do a fantastic job of providing Stoic events and content:https://modernstoicism.com/Donald Robertson's new book: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor (Non-Affliate Link)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Sep 2019

1 hr 35 min

The first show of the Stoic Psychology Podcast! This is the first proper episode in which Alex talks about why it is important to have a naysayer in your life, or at least be your own. A common piece of advice is to believe in yourself at all costs and ignore anyone who tells you that you can't achieve your goals. This is, in practice, a very bad idea, and Alex lays out an alternative practice taken from Stoic philosophy that is better for happiness and wellbeing.If you enjoy the show remember to review and subscribe, and if you want access to bonus content then support Alex and the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195To contact Alex about requests for topics, feedback or to be a guest, email alex@thestoicpsychologist.comMentioned in the show: Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown (Affiliate Link) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=19771195)

Sep 2019

12 min 14 sec