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The Voluntary Life

By Jake Desyllas

A podcast about living a life of your choosing. Topics covered include entrepreneurship, financial independence, freedom, perpetual travel, productivity, and rational thinking.

  1. 1.
    354 The True Believer13 October 2018
    21:03
  2. 2.
    353 Something People Want5 October 2018
    18:34
  3. 3.
    352 Value Investing27 September 2018
    40:37
  4. 4.
    351 Travel, Parenting, And The Challenges Of Choosing A Different Lifestyle20 September 2018
    57:11
  5. 5.
    350 Why Predicting Doom Always Sounds Clever12 September 2018
    12:58
  6. 6.
    349 Free-Range Kids Reviewed By a Former Free-Range Kid4 September 2018
    27:43
  7. 7.
    348 Breaking Free23 August 2018
    19:14
  8. 8.
    347 Why I Am Passionate About Productivity9 August 2018
    17:13
  1. 9.
    346 Nomadic Travel Vs Having A Base29 July 2018
    15:42
  2. 10.
    345 Emotional Challenges in Investing20 July 2018
    17:03
  3. 11.
    344 Voluntary Servitude8 July 2018
    12:28
  4. 12.
    343 Listener Feedback on Questioning Education28 June 2018
    17:57
  5. 13.
    342 Review of The Paradox of Choice21 June 2018
    30:36
  6. 14.
    341 Peaceful Parenting, Unschooling, and Self-Directed Education14 June 2018
    1:02:48
  7. 15.
    340 Review of The Case Against Education8 June 2018
    21:18
  8. 16.
    339 Questioning Education3 June 2018
    17:42
  9. 17.
    338 Leadership and Parenting25 May 2018
    15:06
  10. 18.
    337 Tracking Your Investments17 May 2018
    18:17
  11. 19.
    336 A Review Of Jordan Peterson’s Parenting Principles9 May 2018
    33:18
  12. 20.
    335 Freedom from Pretence3 May 2018
    20:48
  13. 21.
    334 How Free Are You? The Tale of The Slave By Robert Nozick26 April 2018
    13:16
  14. 22.
    333 Residency in Portugal And Spain16 April 2018
    14:12
  15. 23.
    332 Nietzsche’s Idea of Individual Freedom10 April 2018
    17:58
  16. 24.
    331 Review of Think and Grow Rich5 April 2018
    17:12
  17. 25.
    330 Are You Ready To Have Children?29 March 2018
    37:59
  18. 26.
    329 Punished By Rewards Part 2: Incentives in Business15 March 2018
    23:14
  19. 27.
    328 Punished By Rewards Part 1: Parenting and Schooling12 March 2018
    26:14
  20. 28.
    327 What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Venture Capital8 March 2018
    34:01
  21. 29.
    326 Jim Rohn's Philosophy for Successful Living23 February 2018
    15:44
  22. 30.
    325 Dealing With Manipulative People Part 221 February 2018
    15:05
  23. 31.
    324 Dealing With Manipulative People Part 114 February 2018
    14:51
  24. 32.
    323 A Review Of Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner31 January 2018
    20:33
  25. 33.
    322 Destroy Bad Ideas by Embracing Them31 January 2018
    17:15
  26. 34.
    321 Barcelona: Our Adventure Continues24 January 2018
    25:33
  27. 35.
    320 Investing in Gold15 January 2018
    26:42
  28. 36.
    319 Inheritance10 January 2018
    17:45
  29. 37.
    318 Mind Mapping29 December 2017
    14:33
  30. 38.
    317 Investing In Bonds14 December 2017
    15:09
  31. 39.
    316 80/20 Parenting and the ACE Study2 December 2017
    26:36
  32. 40.
    315 Nonviolent Communication23 November 2017
    24:43
  33. 41.
    314 The Best TV Show For Entrepreneurs17 November 2017
    20:30
  34. 42.
    313 Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Today6 November 2017
    38:08
  35. 43.
    312 The Unjobbing Way1 November 2017
    54:04
  36. 44.
    311 What Is The Point Of Getting Married?24 October 2017
    16:55
  37. 45.
    310 How I Became An Estonian E-Resident18 October 2017
    14:10
  38. 46.
    309 Aligning Your Career With Your Values10 October 2017
    41:14
  39. 47.
    308 Building A Tiny House4 October 2017
    42:16
  40. 48.
    307 Five Ways To Live The Voluntary Life26 September 2017
    28:00
  41. 49.
    306 New Hampshire: Our Adventure Continues19 September 2017
    21:31
  42. 50.
    305 What Is Forgiveness?1 September 2017
    14:14
  43. 51.
    304 Passive Investing with Index Funds25 August 2017
    15:48
  44. 52.
    303 The Weekly Review For Productivity18 August 2017
    17:48
  45. 53.
    302 Against Therapy10 August 2017
    53:32
  46. 54.
    Special Announcement: New Podcast Feed2 August 2017
    1:11
  47. 55.
    301 How Old Are Entrepreneurs?2 August 2017
    16:04
  48. 56.
    300 The Different Principles Of Peaceful And Non-Peaceful Parenting27 July 2017
    21:40
  49. 57.
    299 What Is Selfishness?19 July 2017
    19:17
  50. 58.
    298 Your Life Is Not On Loan12 July 2017
    18:15
  51. 59.
    297 The Role Of Cash In Investing3 July 2017
    17:15
  52. 60.
    296 No One Is Coming To Save You26 June 2017
    22:36
  53. 61.
    295 How To Sort Your Life Out Part 1 (and Patreon!)19 June 2017
    22:04
  54. 62.
    294 The Five Laws Of Stupidity6 June 2017
    15:34
  55. 63.
    293 Girona: Our Adventure Continues29 May 2017
    24:17
  56. 64.
    292 The Decision To Have Kids22 May 2017
    17:26
  57. 65.
    291 Setting Up A Nomadic Business With Estonian E-Residency10 May 2017
    18:44
  58. 66.
    290 Escaping The Identity Trap1 May 2017
    21:21
  59. 67.
    289 Managing Your Productivity System24 April 2017
    32:17
  60. 68.
    288 Working Hard And Missing Out On Life Experiences16 April 2017
    10:31
  61. 69.
    287 Freedom Surfer Interview9 April 2017
    34:24
  62. 70.
    286 Wireless Life Interview2 April 2017
    37:52
  63. 71.
    285 Making It All Work26 March 2017
    51:26
  64. 72.
    284 What The Founder Shows About Entrepreneurship19 March 2017
    16:34
  65. 73.
    283 Minimalism and Parenting9 March 2017
    28:11
  66. 74.
    282 The Fear That Motivates Me3 March 2017
    49:51
  67. 75.
    281 Listener Feedback on Peaceful Parenting24 February 2017
    15:57
  68. 76.
    280 How To Disagree16 February 2017
    17:47
  69. 77.
    279 Designing A Life Without Regrets7 February 2017
    25:45
  70. 78.
    278 Three Principles Of Philosophy Applied To Parenting31 January 2017
    17:23
  71. 79.
    277 Why It Is Worth Striving To Achieve A Job Free Life22 January 2017
    15:49
  72. 80.
    276 Society Is Your Relationships9 January 2017
    21:00
  73. 81.
    275 The Best Books On Productivity27 December 2016
    12:37
  74. 82.
    274 Imaginary Teams19 December 2016
    13:23
  75. 83.
    273 The Best Books On Entrepreneurship13 December 2016
    17:00
  76. 84.
    272 Why I Choose Peaceful Parenting4 December 2016
    18:36
  77. 85.
    271 The Best Books To Start Learning About Financial Independence27 November 2016
    13:35
  78. 86.
    270 Harry Browne's Article "A Gift for My Daughter"21 November 2016
    25:02
  79. 87.
    269 Review of A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine13 November 2016
    31:37
  80. 88.
    268 Family Pressure, Expensive Weddings, And Kids8 November 2016
    14:51
  81. 89.
    267 Consumerism Vs Saving: Four Theories31 October 2016
    13:29
  82. 90.
    266 Self-Sufficiency And DIY: Good For Financial Independence?23 October 2016
    15:31
  83. 91.
    265 A Review Of Escape From Childhood By John Holt15 October 2016
    17:45
  84. 92.
    264 Thomas Stanley's Wealth Index3 October 2016
    15:09
  85. 93.
    263 Thinking Rationally Part 9: Rational Ethics27 September 2016
    18:13
  86. 94.
    262 Thinking Rationally Part 8: Popular Irrational Biases19 September 2016
    16:35
  87. 95.
    261 Thinking Rationally Part 7: The Irrationality Of Politics11 September 2016
    23:54
  88. 96.
    260 Overcoming Negative Emotions4 September 2016
    46:08
  89. 97.
    259 Breaking Limits In Business And Life28 August 2016
    43:02
  90. 98.
    258 Getting Started With Productivity Systems21 August 2016
    47:39
  91. 99.
    257 How To Rock The Someday Maybe List14 August 2016
    17:21
  92. 100.
    256 Perpetual Travel With Kids Part 2: Interview With Mike And Lauren6 August 2016
    34:39
  93. 101.
    255 The Path to Permanent Travel And Minimalism28 July 2016
    55:25
  94. 102.
    254 Perpetual Travel With Kids Part 1: Interview With Go Curry Cracker19 July 2016
    20:46
  95. 103.
    253 A Review Of The Power Of Less15 July 2016
    13:44
  96. 104.
    252 Adapting To Big Changes6 July 2016
    31:27
  97. 105.
    251 Entrepreneurship And Personal Development30 June 2016
    29:20
  98. 106.
    250 Job Free: Introduction17 June 2016
    21:53
  99. 107.
    249 How I Carry My 600-Book Library In Hand Luggage7 June 2016
    14:18
  100. 108.
    248 Thinking Rationally Part 6: Your Superpower For Self-Determination31 May 2016
    24:49
  101. 109.
    247 Thinking Rationally Part 5: Reason And Emotions21 May 2016
    23:10
  102. 110.
    246 Thinking Rationally Part 4: Listener Feedback On Faith Versus Reason15 May 2016
    23:05
  103. 111.
    245 Thinking Rationally Part 3: Anti-Rational Ideas8 May 2016
    20:43
  104. 112.
    244 Thinking Rationally Part 2: Imaginary Creatures and Machines30 April 2016
    17:52
  105. 113.
    243 Thinking Rationally Part 1: Faith Versus Reason23 April 2016
    15:51
  106. 114.
    242 Financial Pros And Cons Of Home Ownership15 April 2016
    13:28
  107. 115.
    241 Selling Our Home To Travel The World6 April 2016
    16:32
  108. 116.
    240 Freedom Lovin' Interview— Job Free23 March 2016
    41:14
  109. 117.
    239 Minimalism And Clothes15 March 2016
    15:13
  110. 118.
    238 Zero Data6 March 2016
    24:52
  111. 119.
    237 The Tech Of Permanent Travel29 February 2016
    1:42:36
  112. 120.
    236 The Free State Project22 February 2016
    49:41
  113. 121.
    235 A Better World Starts With A Clean Bedroom31 January 2016
    37:26
  114. 122.
    234 Radical Personal Finance Interview— Job Free26 January 2016
    1:10:20
  115. 123.
    231 Financial Freedom and Exiting the Rat Race28 December 2015
    42:52
  116. 124.
    230 How I Crowdsourced Feedback on my New Book, "Job Free"16 December 2015
    20:39
  117. 125.
    229 Travel and Life on Bitcoin12 December 2015
    34:13
  118. 126.
    228 Making Sense Of Civilization30 November 2015
    11:54
  119. 127.
    227 Review Of The Better Angels Of Our Nature By Steven Pinker16 November 2015
    18:52
  120. 128.
    226 The Mindset For Financial Independence5 November 2015
    12:15
  121. 129.
    225 Comparative Advantage Is Mind-blowing26 October 2015
    10:15
  122. 130.
    224 Ancient Vs Modern Ideas Of Liberty19 October 2015
    9:15
  123. 131.
    223 A Guide To Passive Investment Portfolios5 October 2015
    31:36
  124. 132.
    222 Early Retirement Lifestyle Part 228 September 2015
    18:34
  125. 133.
    221 Early Retirement Lifestyle Part 124 September 2015
    32:22
  126. 134.
    220 What To Expect From Investing16 September 2015
    10:13
  127. 135.
    219 How To Do A Monthly Financial Review4 September 2015
    23:57
  128. 136.
    218 Choosing A Job-Free Lifestyle26 August 2015
    22:29
  129. 137.
    216 Financial Independence Strengthens Your Moral Backbone3 August 2015
    10:04
  130. 138.
    215 Extreme Decluttering28 July 2015
    19:29
  131. 139.
    214 From Drama To Empowerment21 July 2015
    27:29
  132. 140.
    213 Logic And The Courage To Follow It13 July 2015
    28:45
  133. 141.
    212 Science And Rationality6 July 2015
    29:15
  134. 142.
    211 Introduction To Truth And Certainty30 June 2015
    9:55
  135. 143.
    210 Tax Strategies And Financial Freedom Part 221 June 2015
    31:13
  136. 144.
    209 Tax Strategies And Financial Freedom Part 114 June 2015
    41:44
  137. 145.
    208 Creating Purpose, Structure, And Community Outside A Job9 June 2015
    12:48
  138. 146.
    207 Who Will Buy Your Business?2 June 2015
    15:25
  139. 147.
    206 Luck In Business24 May 2015
    17:08
  140. 148.
    205 The Most Powerful Planning Tool I Know17 May 2015
    19:16
  141. 149.
    204 Making Sense of Frugality and Minimalism10 May 2015
    24:59
  142. 150.
    203 Early Retirement and Housesitting3 May 2015
    34:56
  143. 151.
    202 Self-Deception26 April 2015
    20:42
  144. 152.
    201 Tools And Systems for Independent Learning7 April 2015
    23:12
  145. 153.
    200 Quantified Self30 March 2015
    17:18
  146. 154.
    199 Car Free23 March 2015
    17:30
  147. 155.
    198 Removing Trivial Decisions From Life15 March 2015
    12:36
  148. 156.
    197 Resisting Conformity8 March 2015
    1:02:01
  149. 157.
    196 Self Knowledge and Entrepreneurship1 March 2015
    50:00
  150. 158.
    195 Technomadia Interview22 February 2015
    37:24
  151. 159.
    194 Your Money Or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez15 February 2015
    21:28
  152. 160.
    193 Cashing In On The American Dream By Paul Terhorst8 February 2015
    16:57
  153. 161.
    192 TV Is Obsolete: How To Upgrade Your Media Diet2 February 2015
    20:55
  154. 162.
    191 Task Management26 January 2015
    22:02
  155. 163.
    190 Out Of The Box Interview: Minimalism, Financial Freedom, And More! With Rosie Tran19 January 2015
    1:00:07
  156. 164.
    189 Envy: A Theory Of Social Behaviour By Helmut Schoek11 January 2015
    23:55
  157. 165.
    188 Financial Independence Part 4: Relationships4 January 2015
    20:20
  158. 166.
    187 How To Read More Than 50 Books A Year27 December 2014
    34:07
  159. 167.
    186 Natural Project Planning21 December 2014
    20:52
  160. 168.
    185 How To Set Meaningful Goals For The Year Ahead12 December 2014
    17:39
  161. 169.
    184 Becoming An Entrepreneur: Introduction7 December 2014
    14:04
  162. 170.
    183 Financial Independence Part 3: Buy Status Symbols or Buy Your Freedom29 November 2014
    21:32
  163. 171.
    182 Financial Independence Part 2: Make, Save, Invest27 November 2014
    21:56
  164. 172.
    181 Financial Independence Part 1: What You Need To Know About Your Money17 November 2014
    21:38
  165. 173.
    180 A Fearless Inventory Of Your Stuff8 November 2014
    15:03
  166. 174.
    179 Automation FTW2 November 2014
    23:24
  167. 175.
    178 Upgrading Habits26 October 2014
    25:23
  168. 176.
    177 The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises Part 217 October 2014
    14:33
  169. 177.
    176 The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises Part 110 October 2014
    14:05
  170. 178.
    175 The Culture of Entrepreneurship3 October 2014
    11:13
  171. 179.
    174 Fail-Safe Investing Part 225 September 2014
    21:13
  172. 180.
    173 Fail-Safe Investing Part 125 September 2014
    16:03
  173. 181.
    172 Personal Finances Vs Other Personal Development Goals14 September 2014
    13:32
  174. 182.
    171 From Million Dollar House To Tiny Home4 September 2014
    36:46
  175. 183.
    169 Two Crucial Questions23 August 2014
    10:59
  176. 184.
    168 Win-Win Negotiation Part 3: Resolving Disputes17 August 2014
    13:43
  177. 185.
    167 The Permanent Portfolio7 August 2014
    1:29:38
  178. 186.
    166 Retired at 33: Interview with Justin from Root of Good30 July 2014
    58:56
  179. 187.
    165 The Positive Power of Entrepreneurship23 July 2014
    36:35
  180. 188.
    164 We Plan To Retire At 3017 July 2014
    25:38
  181. 189.
    163 Thinking Like An Entrepreneur: Discussion With Jeffrey Tucker9 July 2014
    25:57
  182. 190.
    162 Spend Little, Save More, Travel the World5 July 2014
    36:30
  183. 191.
    161 Review of Built To Sell by John Warrillow25 June 2014
    12:09
  184. 192.
    160 Choice Conversations Interview: Financial Freedom and More20 June 2014
    1:03:35
  185. 193.
    159 Life Without Politics14 June 2014
    17:29
  186. 194.
    158 Entrepreneurship is Embarrassing And That's OK6 June 2014
    17:05
  187. 195.
    157 How To Go Paperless Part 229 May 2014
    10:28
  188. 196.
    156 How To Unleash Your Creative Thinking23 May 2014
    15:00
  189. 197.
    155 Review of A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel15 May 2014
    26:34
  190. 198.
    154 How To Stay On Top With A Weekly Review8 May 2014
    15:46
  191. 199.
    153 Your Own Moral Compass Part 34 May 2014
    34:47
  192. 200.
    152 Your Own Moral Compass Part 225 April 2014
    16:44

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