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The Daily Stoic

By Daily Stoic

For centuries, all sorts of people—generals and politicians, athletes and coaches, writers and leaders—have looked to the teachings of Stoicism to help guide their lives. Each day, author and speaker Ryan Holiday brings you a new lesson about life, inspired by the thoughts and writings of great Stoic thinkers like Marcus Aurelius and Seneca the Younger. Daily Stoic Podcast also features Q+As with listeners and interviews with notable figures from sports, academia, politics, and more. Learn more at DailyStoic.com.

  1. 1.
    Look for the Smooth Handle | Balance the Books of Life Daily11/30/2020
    9:11
  2. 2.
    7 Things the Stoics Can Teach Us in 202011/29/2020
    18:02
  3. 3.
    Tech Investor Joe Lonsdale On How Philosophy Makes You Better at Business11/28/2020
    51:40
  4. 4.
    This Is Our Duty11/27/2020
    5:01
  5. 5.
    Now, More Than Ever, You Have To Find This11/26/2020
    5:24
  6. 6.
    Filmmaker Daniel Lombroso on How To Stay Sane Amidst Radicalization11/25/2020
    1:05:40
  7. 7.
    The Right Amount Is Key11/25/2020
    3:03
  8. 8.
    Anger Is a Kind of Madness11/24/2020
    2:49
  1. 9.
    Love Them as You Love Yourself | Practice Letting Go11/23/2020
    9:50
  2. 10.
    Rich Roll and Ryan Reflect on Stoicism (Live Talks LA)11/22/2020
    55:59
  3. 11.
    Rich Roll - Ultra-Endurance Athlete On How to Be Healthy11/21/2020
    1:10:48
  4. 12.
    How Will You Account for This Time?11/20/2020
    3:28
  5. 13.
    This Is What Echoes in Eternity11/19/2020
    2:48
  6. 14.
    Mike Herrera, Punk Rock Stalwart (MxPx, Goldfinger), On 30 Years On and Off the Road11/18/2020
    52:58
  7. 15.
    These Are Habits to Avoid11/18/2020
    3:22
  8. 16.
    How To Have a Great Day. Every Day. 11/17/2020
    2:19
  9. 17.
    You Can’t Predict the Future, But You Can Predict This | Judge Yourself, Not Others11/16/2020
    9:09
  10. 18.
    The Leadership Secrets of Marcus Aurelius11/15/2020
    16:54
  11. 19.
    Matthew McConaughey On Winning the Role of Life11/14/2020
    1:10:37
  12. 20.
    What Matters and What Doesn’t11/13/2020
    3:07
  13. 21.
    It’s Not Much, But It Adds Up11/12/2020
    2:29
  14. 22.
    Converting a Stoicism Skeptic with Novelist Amy Shearn11/11/2020
    1:02:43
  15. 23.
    You Must Meet It All the Same11/11/2020
    1:51
  16. 24.
    Ignore It. It Doesn’t Matter.11/10/2020
    2:13
  17. 25.
    We Can't Just Do This. (Or Can We?) | The Real Power You Have11/09/2020
    8:56
  18. 26.
    The Art of Journaling11/08/2020
    23:53
  19. 27.
    Tank Sinatra - Meme King on how How Comedy Helps You Live11/07/2020
    1:03:02
  20. 28.
    Here’s How to See Life11/06/2020
    2:22
  21. 29.
    So, It’s Been a Rough Year?11/05/2020
    2:34
  22. 30.
    Megha Rajagopalan On Using History to Understand Modern Authoritarianism11/04/2020
    56:46
  23. 31.
    The Arc Is Long… But It Bends This Way11/04/2020
    3:49
  24. 32.
    Life Will Go On. What’s Your Plan?11/03/2020
    4:27
  25. 33.
    We Can’t Let Anything Rattle Us/Accepting What Is11/02/2020
    8:53
  26. 34.
    This Thing Predicts Everything11/01/2020
    12:24
  27. 35.
    Edward Ball, Southern Writer, on the Ghosts of Our Collective Past10/31/2020
    51:59
  28. 36.
    Which Kind Will You Be?10/30/2020
    2:30
  29. 37.
    An Honest Dollar Is an Impressive Thing10/29/2020
    3:30
  30. 38.
    Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams On Running a Business in Moments of Crisis10/28/2020
    1:03:22
  31. 39.
    There’s a Time to Make and a Time to Manage10/28/2020
    2:55
  32. 40.
    Will You Do Your Duty?10/27/2020
    5:29
  33. 41.
    BONUS: Ryan Talks with Robert Greene On Today's World10/27/2020
    1:09:40
  34. 42.
    Don't Lose Your Connection to the Outdoor/Build Up, Don't Tear Down10/26/2020
    8:02
  35. 43.
    Ryan Discusses Lives of the Stoics at 92nd Street Y10/25/2020
    1:03:36
  36. 44.
    How to Bounce Back - Coach Eric Musselman (University of Arkansas)10/24/2020
    50:18
  37. 45.
    All That Shimmers in This World10/23/2020
    2:18
  38. 46.
    You Control What You Hear, Not What People Say10/22/2020
    2:35
  39. 47.
    Danica Patrick - Trailblazing Pro Racer On Pushing Limits Everywhere10/21/2020
    1:00:31
  40. 48.
    Don’t Listen to the Complicit10/21/2020
    3:39
  41. 49.
    If You Want to Feel Better, Do This10/20/2020
    2:17
  42. 50.
    It’s About Crossing One Thing Off After Another10/19/2020
    2:53
  43. 51.
    Ryan Speaks with Kevin Rose at the Commonwealth Club10/18/2020
    1:09:23
  44. 52.
    Ferkat Jawdat - Fighting Against Chinese Repression10/17/2020
    56:12
  45. 53.
    How Much White Space Do You Have?10/16/2020
    2:42
  46. 54.
    Always Be Humble and Kind10/15/2020
    3:05
  47. 55.
    It All Depends on How You Look at It10/14/2020
    2:28
  48. 56.
    MLB’s Eric Byrnes - How to Keep Going When Your Body Wants to Quit10/14/2020
    53:35
  49. 57.
    Don’t Let Anger Make You Mean10/13/2020
    3:47
  50. 58.
    How to Make Joy10/12/2020
    2:25
  51. 59.
    Who Is Seneca?10/11/2020
    15:18
  52. 60.
    ESPN's Paul Kix - How Anyone Can Change Everything10/10/2020
    51:12
  53. 61.
    What Is Your Anxiety Costing You?10/09/2020
    2:33
  54. 62.
    Here’s Why We Take Care of Our Own10/08/2020
    2:29
  55. 63.
    Scott Barry Kaufman - How to Use Psychology to Solve Real-World Problems10/07/2020
    43:56
  56. 64.
    Life Endures. That’s What It Does.10/07/2020
    3:40
  57. 65.
    It’s Only After You’ve Lost Everything That You’re Free to Do Anything10/06/2020
    3:07
  58. 66.
    Patience Will Be Key to Surviving This10/05/2020
    3:38
  59. 67.
    It's the Little Moments That Make the Big Lessons10/04/2020
    12:16
  60. 68.
    Ryder Carroll - The Power of Journaling10/03/2020
    50:19
  61. 69.
    And This Too Shall Pass10/02/2020
    4:01
  62. 70.
    If Trouble Knocks, Let It Find You Home10/01/2020
    2:33
  63. 71.
    Ryan and Stephen Hanselman Talk About Their Newest Book, Lives of the Stoics09/30/2020
    42:09
  64. 72.
    This Is the Most Impressive Thing09/30/2020
    3:40
  65. 73.
    It Doesn’t Matter What You Say. It Matters What You Do.09/29/2020
    3:15
  66. 74.
    You Don’t Have to Be a Victim09/28/2020
    2:53
  67. 75.
    Epictetus’s Five Most Significant Quotes09/27/2020
    12:55
  68. 76.
    Manu Ginóbili - NBA Spurs Legend on the Philosophy of Peak Performance 09/26/2020
    52:27
  69. 77.
    It’s OK to Get Mad, Just Don’t Be Angry09/25/2020
    3:03
  70. 78.
    You Can’t Carry It With You if You Want to Survive09/24/2020
    1:59
  71. 79.
    Nils Parker, Bestselling Writer and Editor Behind Lives of the Stoics, The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic09/23/2020
    56:40
  72. 80.
    Magical Thinking Is Not Your Friend09/23/2020
    3:16
  73. 81.
    There Is No “One Last Job”09/22/2020
    2:42
  74. 82.
    You Can Use This, You Know.09/21/2020
    3:50
  75. 83.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: Seven Stoic Ways to Find a Better Life09/20/2020
    18:51
  76. 84.
    Guy Raz — “How I Built This” and Solving Our Big Problems09/19/2020
    44:34
  77. 85.
    This Is What Cicero Missed09/18/2020
    3:40
  78. 86.
    Some Folks You Just Can’t Reach09/17/2020
    2:18
  79. 87.
    Martellus Bennett - Super Bowl Champion on Finding Success09/16/2020
    1:17:08
  80. 88.
    You Must Work Your Hardest at This09/16/2020
    2:35
  81. 89.
    This Is How You Learn09/15/2020
    4:17
  82. 90.
    You Do Not Need This09/14/2020
    2:13
  83. 91.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: Five Life-Changing Quotes From Seneca09/13/2020
    11:19
  84. 92.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Lacrosse Legend Paul Rabil On What It Takes to Become the Best09/12/2020
    1:04:55
  85. 93.
    Is This Really What’s Important Right Now?09/11/2020
    4:59
  86. 94.
    It’s a Double Standard, but So What?09/10/2020
    2:18
  87. 95.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Niki Papadopoulos Go Inside Writing About Stoicism09/09/2020
    1:12:51
  88. 96.
    It’s Good to Be Beaten Up From Time to Time09/09/2020
    3:03
  89. 97.
    You've Been Doing It All Wrong09/08/2020
    4:19
  90. 98.
    You Must Let the Mind Go Lax09/07/2020
    2:34
  91. 99.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: The Stoic Art of Not Caring09/06/2020
    11:28
  92. 100.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Anne Applebaum Ask How Does a Stoic Resist Tyranny?09/05/2020
    45:21
  93. 101.
    How You Can Change the World09/04/2020
    3:28
  94. 102.
    Every Single Day Is the Same09/03/2020
    3:08
  95. 103.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Jocko Willink On How to Thrive in Challenging Times09/02/2020
    39:26
  96. 104.
    Think About How Lucky You Are09/02/2020
    2:11
  97. 105.
    Use It. That’s What It’s There For.09/01/2020
    2:14
  98. 106.
    No, It’s Good This Happened to You08/31/2020
    2:31
  99. 107.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: 10 of the Most Stoic Moments in History08/30/2020
    24:57
  100. 108.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Mark Manson Discuss What You Should Actually Give a F*** About08/29/2020
    49:49
  101. 109.
    Here’s How To “Not Be All About Business”08/28/2020
    2:53
  102. 110.
    Why You Must Return Again and Again08/27/2020
    3:20
  103. 111.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Dominique Dawes on Olympic Gold and Pursuing Excellence08/26/2020
    46:16
  104. 112.
    Is This Teaching You To Appreciate Things?08/26/2020
    2:44
  105. 113.
    You Must Challenge Yourself08/25/2020
    3:18
  106. 114.
    You Should Know This Before You Get Angry08/24/2020
    3:24
  107. 115.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: 5 Life Changing Quotes from Marcus Aurelius08/23/2020
    16:41
  108. 116.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Robert Greene Discuss the Laws of Human Nature08/22/2020
    1:02:09
  109. 117.
    We Have to Be Smart08/21/2020
    3:03
  110. 118.
    You Must Burn the White Flag08/20/2020
    2:40
  111. 119.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Angel Parham On Why Studying the Classics Is So Important08/19/2020
    49:40
  112. 120.
    Why We Admire Socrates08/19/2020
    2:43
  113. 121.
    No One Can Trigger You08/18/2020
    2:11
  114. 122.
    This Is the Perfect Time to Ask This Question08/17/2020
    2:57
  115. 123.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: The Daily Stoic, August 16 - How to Turn Your Trials Into Triumphs08/16/2020
    16:13
  116. 124.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Donald Robertson On the Brilliance and Insights of Marcus Aurelius08/15/2020
    1:03:47
  117. 125.
    Start Each Day With This Habit08/14/2020
    2:37
  118. 126.
    This Will Come and Go08/13/2020
    3:41
  119. 127.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Author Rich Cohen On How to Succeed When Everyone’s Against You08/12/2020
    46:30
  120. 128.
    This Is Not a Drill08/12/2020
    2:37
  121. 129.
    This Is How It Will Feel08/11/2020
    2:36
  122. 130.
    You Must Run War Games08/10/2020
    3:46
  123. 131.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: The Daily Stoic, August 908/09/2020
    11:49
  124. 132.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Writer S.C. Gwynne Discuss the Great Stories and Leaders of the American Civil War08/08/2020
    43:16
  125. 133.
    You Should Understand This by Now08/07/2020
    2:33
  126. 134.
    There’s Always Been a Darkness on the Edge of Town08/06/2020
    3:15
  127. 135.
    Will You Be Proud of This?08/05/2020
    2:47
  128. 136.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Sportswriter Kate Fagan Talk About Stoicism in Sports08/05/2020
    49:55
  129. 137.
    This Is How Reading Is Supposed to Go08/04/2020
    4:41
  130. 138.
    We Must Be Antifragile08/03/2020
    2:49
  131. 139.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: Ryan Talks Stoicism with the Cleveland Browns08/02/2020
    49:06
  132. 140.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and David Epstein Talk Range & Resilience08/01/2020
    39:16
  133. 141.
    People Are People and Places Are Places07/31/2020
    3:41
  134. 142.
    You Have to Dye This With Your Own Color07/30/2020
    3:47
  135. 143.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Wellness Expert Kimberly Snyder Talk Stillness, Yoga, and the Beauty of Daily Life07/29/2020
    42:10
  136. 144.
    How to Be Born Again07/29/2020
    2:43
  137. 145.
    Don’t Ignore the Smell07/28/2020
    3:00
  138. 146.
    Congratulations, You Get to Start Over07/27/2020
    2:18
  139. 147.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: How Seneca Overcame Stress07/26/2020
    13:32
  140. 148.
    Ryan and Comic Pete Holmes Talk Work-Life Balance and Why Joy Matters07/25/2020
    1:18:38
  141. 149.
    Now’s the Time to Sharpen Your Sword07/24/2020
    2:56
  142. 150.
    You Decide the End of This Story07/23/2020
    2:23
  143. 151.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and James Romm Talk Seneca, Nero and Dying Every Day07/22/2020
    44:49
  144. 152.
    What Else Can You Do?07/22/2020
    3:03
  145. 153.
    This Is Why You Can’t Care What People Think07/21/2020
    2:53
  146. 154.
    The Good News About Wisdom07/20/2020
    2:17
  147. 155.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: If You’re Not Seeking Out Challenges, How Are You Going to Get Better?07/19/2020
    14:32
  148. 156.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Dr. Harvey Karp Talk Preparation, Patience, and How to Be a Great Parent07/18/2020
    38:17
  149. 157.
    Are You Ready To Ration?07/17/2020
    3:01
  150. 158.
    Slow Is Smooth, Smooth Is Fast07/16/2020
    2:25
  151. 159.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Maria Konnikova Talk Poker, Psychology, and Focusing on What You Can Control07/15/2020
    38:33
  152. 160.
    Not What, But Who?07/15/2020
    3:05
  153. 161.
    Always Think About What Is Above You07/14/2020
    2:57
  154. 162.
    There’s a Bad Moon Rising07/13/2020
    3:42
  155. 163.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: Find Contentment Where You Are NOW With Stoicism and Stillness07/12/2020
    10:35
  156. 164.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Congressman Dan Crenshaw Talk Fortitude, Outrage, and How to Be Inspired By History07/11/2020
    47:28
  157. 165.
    Don’t Let Them Steal What Can’t Be Replaced07/10/2020
    2:55
  158. 166.
    This Is What Living Through History Looks Like07/09/2020
    3:03
  159. 167.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Writer David Frum Discuss Political Courage and Standing Up For Your Beliefs07/08/2020
    47:18
  160. 168.
    It’s Time for Class07/08/2020
    2:40
  161. 169.
    Keep Your Eye on the Big Picture07/07/2020
    3:24
  162. 170.
    It’s Never A Straight Line07/06/2020
    2:52
  163. 171.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Billy Bush Discuss the Stoic Reaction to Public Shaming and How to Grow Beyond It07/05/2020
    36:39
  164. 172.
    This Work Must Continue07/04/2020
    21:49
  165. 173.
    This Is the Challenge We’re Rising To07/03/2020
    3:01
  166. 174.
    So What Do We Do?07/02/2020
    4:36
  167. 175.
    We Are Who We Honor07/01/2020
    4:56
  168. 176.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and E.S. Schubert Talk the Purpose of Monuments and Why Statues Matter07/01/2020
    39:40
  169. 177.
    It’s Not Over Until It’s Over06/30/2020
    2:07
  170. 178.
    You Need to Have a Vision06/29/2020
    2:55
  171. 179.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: How to Feel Like You Have Enough06/28/2020
    10:04
  172. 180.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Jessica Lahey Talk Parenting, the Process of Writing, and How to Fail Gracefully06/27/2020
    43:27
  173. 181.
    They Still Hide Money In Books06/26/2020
    7:07
  174. 182.
    It Keeps Coming and Won’t Stop Coming06/25/2020
    3:00
  175. 183.
    Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Should Stop06/24/2020
    3:14
  176. 184.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Lauryn and Michael Bosstick (The Skinny Confidential) Talk Stoic Morning Routines and How to Manage Your Life in Quarantine06/24/2020
    31:13
  177. 185.
    This Is Your Fight06/23/2020
    3:11
  178. 186.
    Life is Overwhelming. Or Is It?06/22/2020
    2:32
  179. 187.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: This Is Your Most Important Job06/21/2020
    5:35
  180. 188.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Brett McKay Talk Parenting, Living Through History, and Modern Manliness06/20/2020
    40:18
  181. 189.
    You Need Less Philosophy06/19/2020
    1:48
  182. 190.
    You Must Avoid This Weakness 06/18/2020
    2:45
  183. 191.
    The One Purchase That Pays You Back06/17/2020
    3:51
  184. 192.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Ben Hardy Talk Family, Self-Improvement, and How to Take On a Challenge06/17/2020
    42:02
  185. 193.
    We Have To Try Harder To Get There06/16/2020
    3:20
  186. 194.
    Are You Holding Your Shield?06/15/2020
    2:55
  187. 195.
    Daily Stoic Sundays: It’s Always the Time to Act Bravely06/14/2020
    12:44
  188. 196.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and UT Basketball Coach Shaka Smart Talk Self-Control and Using Your Time Wisely06/13/2020
    41:37
  189. 197.
    This Is the Most Powerful Force on Earth06/12/2020
    2:45
  190. 198.
    This Is Why You Have to Slow Down06/11/2020
    2:42
  191. 199.
    Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Author Tom Mueller Talk Whistleblowers, Courage, and Doing the Right Thing06/10/2020
    47:56
  192. 200.
    No One Can MAKE You Upset06/10/2020
    2:32

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