Daily Stoic Podcast

About The Daily Stoic Podcast

The Daily Stoic Podcast is a daily podcast hosted by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Each weekday the podcast features the audio version of our popular Daily Stoic email meditations. A short 2-3 minute Stoic inspired meditation designed to help you live your best life.

The podcast has been downloaded over 32 million times since launching last year.

Two to three times per week we also featured long-from interviews with a variety of guests. Past guests include #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss, three time Olympian Dominique Dawes, 6X NBA all-star Pau Gasol, former NASCAR champion Danica Patrick, HBO star comedian Pete Holmes, sportscaster Michele Tafoya, radio host Charlamagne Tha God, former Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, Congressman Dan Crenshaw, and dozens more.

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Latest episodes

Jan 27: David Roll on What We Can Learn from General George Marshall

Jan 23: Susan Straight on the Power of Story

Jan 20: Mike Duncan On Using the Past to Guide the Future

Jan 16: Cal Newport On the Art of Time Blocking

Jan 13: Economist Emily Oster On Rationality and Risk

Jan 9: Historian Thomas Ricks on Stoicism and the Founders

Jan 6: Jay Shetty On How to Think Like a Monk

Jan 2: Shaka Smart, Buzz Williams, Manu Ginóbili, Pau Gasol, Dominique Dawes, and Danica Patrick On Sports and Stoicism

Dec 30: Jessica Lahey, Angel Parham, Brett McKay, and Dr. Harvey Karp On Parenting and Stoicism

Dec 26: Matthew McConaughey, Pete Holmes, Martellus Bennett, and George Raveling on How to Be a Modern Leader

Dec 23: Cal Newport, Jocko Willink, Tim Ferriss, and Robert Greene on Life During a Pandemic

Dec 19: 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”

Dec 5: Pop Star Camila Cabello On Stoicism, Creativity and Success

Dec 2: ESPN’s Wright Thompson On What Makes Us Great… And Human

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

Nov 22: Rich Roll and Ryan Reflect on Stoicism (Live Talks LA)

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

Nov 15: The Leadership Secrets of Marcus Aurelius

Nov 14: Matthew McConaughey On Winning the Role of Life

Nov 11: Converting a Stoicism Skeptic with Novelist Amy Shearn

Nov 8: The Art of Journaling

Nov 7: Tank Sinatra – Meme King on how How Comedy Helps You Live

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

Nov 1: This Thing Predicts Everything

Oct 31: Edward Ball, Southern Writer, on the Ghosts of Our Collective Past

Oct 28: Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams On Running a Business in Moments of Crisis

Oct 27: BONUS: Ryan Talks with Robert Greene On Today’s World

Oct 25: Ryan Discusses Lives of the Stoics at 92nd Street Y

Oct 24: How to Bounce Back – Coach Eric Musselman (University of Arkansas)

Oct 21: Danica Patrick – Trailblazing Pro Racer On Pushing Limits Everywhere

Oct 18: Ryan Speaks with Kevin Rose at the Commonwealth Club

Oct 17: Ferkat Jawdat – Fighting Against Chinese Repression

Oct 14: MLB’s Eric Byrne – How to Keep Going When Your Body Wants to Quit

Oct 11: Who Is Seneca?

Oct 10: ESPN’s Paul Kix – How Anyone Can Change Everything

Oct 7: Scott Barry Kaufman – How to Use Psychology to Solve Real-World Problems

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

Oct 3: Ryder Carroll – The Power of Journaling

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

Sep 13: Daily Stoic Sundays: Five Life-Changing Quotes From Seneca

Sep 12: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Lacrosse Legend Paul Rabil On What It Takes to Become the Best

Sep 9: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Niki Papadopoulos Go Inside Writing About Stoicism

Sep 6: Daily Stoic Sundays: The Stoic Art of Not Caring

Sep 5: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Anne Applebaum Ask How Does a Stoic Resist Tyranny?

Sep 2: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Jocko Willink On How to Thrive in Challenging Times

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

Aug 29: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Mark Manson Discuss What You Should Actually Give a F*** About

Aug 26: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Dominique Dawes on Olympic Gold and Pursuing Excellence

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

Aug 15: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Donald Robertson On the Brilliance and Insights of Marcus Aurelius

Aug 12: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Author Rich Cohen On How to Succeed When Everyone’s Against You

Aug 9: Daily Stoic Sundays: The All-New Leatherbound Daily Stoic

Aug 8: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Writer S.C. Gwynne Discuss the Great Stories and Leaders of the American Civil War

Aug 5: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Sportswriter Kate Fagan Talk About Stoicism in Sports

Aug 2: Daily Stoic Sundays: Ryan Talks Stoicism with the Cleveland Browns

Aug 1: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and David Epstein Talk Range & Resilience

July 29: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Wellness Expert Kimberly Snyder Talk Stillness, Yoga, and the Beauty of Daily Life

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

July 18: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Dr. Harvey Karp Talk Preparation, Patience, and How to Be a Great Parent

July 15: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Maria Konnikova Talk Poker, Psychology, and Focusing on What You Can Control

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

July 11: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Congressman Dan Crenshaw Talk Fortitude, Outrage, and How to Be Inspired By History

July 8: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Writer David Frum Discuss Political Courage and Standing Up For Your Beliefs

July 5: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Billy Bush Discuss the Stoic Reaction to Public Shaming and How to Grow Beyond It

July 4: This Work Must Continue

July 1: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and E.S. Schubert Talk the Purpose of Monuments and Why Statues Matter

June 27: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Jessica Lahey Talk Parenting, the Process of Writing, and How to Fail Gracefully

June 24: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Lauryn and Michael Bosstick (The Skinny Confidential) Talk Stoic Morning Routines and How to Manage Your Life in Quarantine

June 20: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Brett McKay Talk Parenting, Living Through History, and Modern Manliness

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

June 13: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and UT Basketball Coach Shaka Smart Talk Self-Control and Using Your Time Wisely

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

June 6: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Sunday Night Football’s Michele Tafoya Talk Stoicism and Making the Most of Each Day

June 3: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Charlamagne tha God Talk Opening Your Mind and Political Power

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

May 23: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Coach Buzz Williams (Texas A&M) Talk Habits, Time Management and the Lessons You Can Learn from the Pandemic

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

May 17: Daily Stoic Sundays: Ryan Talks with South Carolina Football About How to Practice Stoicism

May 16: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Historian Andrew Roberts Talk Leadership, Character and How One Person Can Change The World

May 13: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and NBA G League Coach Coby Karl Answer Your Questions About Stoicism and Sports

May 7: Daily Stoic Sundays: Life Comes at You Fast. So You Better Be Ready.

May 6: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and Robert Greene Talk Plagues, Politics, and Polarization

May 3: Daily Stoic Sundays: All You Need Are a Few Small Wins Every Day

May 2: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan Talks Books, Basketball, and Stoicism with NBA Legend Pau Gasol

Apr 26: Daily Stoic Sundays: What Marcus Aurelius Can Teach Frontline Responders During COVID-19

Apr 25: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan Talks Social Media, Social Distancing, and Stoicism with Rep. Mike Gallagher

April 19: Daily Stoic Sundays: Using Stoicism To Become Unbeatable

April 18: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan and John Brownstein Discuss the Science Behind the Pandemic

April 12: Daily Stoic Sundays: The Important Thing Is to Not Be Afraid

April 11: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan Holiday & Tim Ferriss Discuss “Alive Time vs Dead Time”

April 4: Ask Daily Stoic: Ryan Holiday & Chris Guillebeau Discuss Stoicism During COVID-19