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    April 9: Scott Thompson on Epictetus and Approaching Life with Laughter

    April 6: Susan Cain on Transforming Pain Into Beauty

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    March 30: Thomas Chatterton Williams on Reading, Practical Philosophy, and Embracing Contradiction

    March 26: Journalist Kati Marton on Angela Merkel’s Remarkable Stoicism

    March 23: Historian Barry Strauss on the Rise and Fall of Nations

    March 18: Jennifer Raff on the Genetic History of America

    March 16: Josh Peck on Sobriety and Self-Improvement

    March 12: Roosevelt Montás on Socrates and the Universality of the Classics

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    March 5: Andrew Sullivan on The Classics, Independence, and the Human Experience

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    February 23: Arthur Brooks on the Keys to Finding Happiness

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    January 12: General Stanley McChrystal on Getting Comfortable with Risk

    January 8: Alex Lieberman on Defining Values, Restraining Opinion, and Curating Wisdom

    January 5: Thomas Ricks on the Wisdom of the Classics and Balancing Power


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    December 11: Author Catherine Baab-Muguira on Creating Lasting Work and Edgar Allen Poe

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    November 3: Dr. Kara Cooney on the Power Strategies of the Ancient World

    October 30: Powerlifter Stefi Cohen on Self-Mastery and Visualizing Negative Outcomes

    October 26: Ali Abdaal on the Keys to Productivity and Re-Defining Success

    October 23: Nick Palmisciano on the Crisis in Afghanistan and Serving the Common Good

    October 16: David Rubenstein on Patriot Philanthropy and the Value of History

    October 13: Robert Greene on the Power of Daily Practice

    October 8: Major General Dan Caine on Becoming a Great Leader

    October 5: Kate Bowler on Memento Mori and Falling in Love with Fate

    October 2: Rabbi Mordecai Finley on the Value of Rationality

    September 29: Stephen Hanselman on Pursuing Virtue and Redefining Courage

    September 25: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Having the Courage to Doing the Right Thing

    September 21: Coach Bob Bowman on Balancing Stillness and Excellence

    September 17: Professor Jo Lukito on the Rise of Misinformation

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    September 4: Little Rock Nine Member Ernest Green on Creating an Atmosphere of Change

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    August 28: Sharon Lebell on Epictetus and Rescuing Philosophy from the Philosophers

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    August 18: Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson on Building Resilience and Communicating Effectively

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    Dec 18: The National’s Matt Berninger On Ego, Collaboration, and Slowing Down

    Dec 16: UFC Fighter Michelle Waterson On Training the Mind and the Body

    Dec 13: Death and the View From Above — An Excerpt From Don Robertson’s “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor”

    Dec 12: Ramit Sethi On How to Live the Rich Life

    Dec 9: Author Connor Towne O’Neill On the Battle to Shape History

    Dec 6: Temporary Madness — An Excerpt From Don Robertson’s “How to Think Like a Roman Emperor”

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    Nov 29: 7 Things The Stoics Can Teach Us In 2020

    Nov 28: Tech Investor Joe Lonsdale On How Philosophy Makes You Better at Business

    Nov 25: Filmmaker Daniel Lombroso on How To Stay Sane Amidst Radicalization

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    Nov 21: Rich Roll - Ultra-Endurance Athlete On How to Be Healthy

    Nov 18: Mike Herrera, Punk Rock Stalwart (MxPx, Goldfinger), On 30 Years On and Off the Road

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    Nov 11: Converting a Stoicism Skeptic with Novelist Amy Shearn

    Nov 8: The Art of Journaling

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    Nov 4: Megha Rajagopalan On Using History to Understand Modern Authoritarianism

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    Oct 10: ESPN's Paul Kix - How Anyone Can Change Everything

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    Oct 4: It's the Little Moments That Make the Big Lessons

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    Sep 30: Ryan and Stephen Hanselman Talk About Their Newest Book, Lives of the Stoics

    Sep 27: Epictetus’s Five Most Significant Quotes

    Sep 26: Manu Ginóbili - NBA Spurs Legend on the Philosophy of Peak Performance

    Sep 23: Nils Parker, Bestselling Writer and Editor Behind Lives of the Stoics, The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic

    Sep 20: Daily Stoic Sundays: Seven Stoic Ways to Find a Better Life

    Sep 19: Guy Raz — “How I Built This” and Solving Our Big Problems

    Sep 16: Martellus Bennett - Super Bowl Champion on Finding Success

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    Aug 30: Daily Stoic Sundays: 10 of the Most Stoic Moments in History

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    Aug 23: Daily Stoic Sundays: 5 Life Changing Quotes from Marcus Aurelius

    Aug 22: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Robert Greene Discuss the Laws of Human Nature

    Aug 19: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Angel Parham On Why Studying the Classics Is So Important

    Aug 16: Daily Stoic Sundays: How to Turn Your Trials Into Triumphs

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    July 26: Daily Stoic Sundays: How Seneca Overcame Stress

    July 25: Ryan and Comic Pete Holmes Talk Work-Life Balance and Why Joy Matters

    July 22: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and James Romm Talk Seneca, Nero and Dying Every Day

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    July 12: Daily Stoic Sundays: Find Contentment Where You Are NOW With Stoicism and Stillness

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    July 4: This Work Must Continue

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    June 17: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Ben Hardy Talk Family, Self-Improvement, and How to Take On a Challenge

    June 14: Daily Stoic Sundays: It's Always the Time to Act Bravely

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    June 10: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Author Tom Mueller Talk Whistleblowers, Courage, and Doing the Right Thing

    June 7: Daily Stoic Sundays: This Is Why You Have to Care

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    May 29: Daily Stoic Sundays: How Marcus Aurelius Conquered Stress (and the Rest of Us Can Too)

    May 28: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Coach George Raveling Talk Meeting Harry Truman, Reading and the Perils of Ego

    May 24: Daily Stoic Sundays: You Must Stare This Scary Fact in the Face

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    May 20: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan Talks Freedom and Personal Responsibility with David French

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