Interviews

Renowned Illusionist Derren Brown on Stoicism and Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine

Derren Brown is Britain’s most celebrated illusionist and magician who has gained worldwide fame for his seemingly psychic abilities and has been dubbed a “real-life Jedi master.” Derren has stunned audiences with mind-blowing performances (such as his Russian Roulette stunt on live TV, which has nearly 3 million views on YouTube) and has been called …

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A Personal Interest Turned Lifelong Career: An Interview With Professor Brad Inwood

As an undergraduate, Professor Brad Inwood read the Stoics only by chance, thanks to an obscure anthology which had snippets from Epictetus. The philosophy resonated with him but it was only once his original Ph.D dissertation on Aristotle “melted down” that he turned his personal fascination with the Stoics into an endeavour that has made …

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Coaching for Success: An Interview With the Legendary Coach George Raveling

Coach George Raveling is one of most well known and beloved figures in the sports world. He is currently Nike’s Director of International Basketball and has been inducted to several Halls of Fames including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the College Basketball Hall of Fame. At age 80, Coach Raveling remains a …

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Stoicism in the Military: An Interview with Professor Nancy Sherman

Many of history’s great military leaders have naturally gravitated towards Stoic philosophy and its ready prescriptions for resilience, courage and duty. Frederick the Great rode with the Stoics in his saddlebags, George Washington put on a play about Cato at Valley Forge, and more recently General Mattis carried Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations with him on deployments. …

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Is There a Connection Between The Jedi and The Stoics? Professor William O. Stephens Has The Answer

Finding a professor of Stoic philosophy is rare. Finding a professor who has actually published a paper tracing the connection between the Stoics and the Jedi? There is only one on the planet. His name is William O. Stephens and he one of the best known and most respected scholars of Stoicism. He is the …

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Stoicism in the NFL: Interview with Sunday Night Football’s Michele Tafoya

Michele Tafoya is one of the most familiar faces in professional football with over 200 games in her career. Since 2011, more than 20 million people tune in each Sunday night to see her as the sideline reporter for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Though might seem like a strange credentials for an interview on DailyStoic.com …

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Existentialism & Stoicism: An Interview With Comic Artist Corey Mohler

Philosophy wouldn’t exactly seem like the kind of subject matter that lends itself well to comics, let alone comics with millions of readers. But that’s exactly what Corey Mohler has managed to do over at Existential Comics. Corey, a software developer, sees himself as a philosophy popularizer and has done an incredible job—you’ve probably already …

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