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The official podcast of Modern Stoicism! If you'd like to support the podcast, check out our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/modernstoicism !
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In this episode, we talk with Mick Mulroy about philosophy, soldiering, and where the two intersect.Mick is the co-founder of Lobo Institute, a private firm consulting, advising, and teaching on current and future conflicts. Mulroy is a former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, a retired Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer, and United States Marine. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow for National Security and Defense Policy at the Middle East Institute, a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, and an ABC News National Security Analyst.Link to Mick's article:http://abcnewsradioonline.com/world-news/where-philosophy-intersects-with-war-training-stoic-soldiers.html If you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to:https://modernstoicism.com/podcast-16-mick-mulroy-and-where-philosophy-and-soldiering-intersect/Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, we speak to Ben Aldridge about anxiety, premeditation, and voluntary discomfort.Ben is the author of  How to Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: 43 Weird & Wonderful Ways to Build a Strong Resilient Mindset. Ben’s challenges encourage getting uncomfortable and experiencing personal growth. You can learn more at his website, and find him on Instagram and Twitter.Also, our friends at Classical Wisdom will be hosting their inaugural online Symposium this weekend -October 24 and 25 - which will feature a number of prominent Stoics, including Donald Robertson, James S. Romm, Massimo Pigliucci and A.A. Long. In fact, on Sunday there will be a panel discussion on the power the individual has in politics which will bring together Donald, Massimo and A.A. Long for the very first time.Modern Stoicism fans can also enjoy a 70% discount on any tickets with the code: STOIC. Please go to Classicalwisdom.com/symposium or email info@classicalwisdom.com for more details... Just remember, it is taking place This weekend, so make sure to check it out while tickets last. If you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to: https://modernstoicism.com/podcast-15-ben-aldridge-anxiety-premeditation-and-voluntary-discomfort/ Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, we talk with Mick Mulroy about philosopher kings, ethics, and wisdom.Mick is the co-founder of Lobo Institute, a private firm consulting, advising, and teaching on current and future conflicts. Mulroy is a former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East, a retired Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer, and United States Marine. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow for National Security and Defense Policy at the Middle East Institute, and an ABC News National Security Analyst.Mick is also on the board of directors at the Grassroots Reconciliation Group, an award-winning nonprofit that works to rehabilitate children that have been forced to fight in the Lord's Resistance Army in East Africa. He is also the co-founder of the Lobo Institute, a group that studies conflicts and how to end them, and the co-founder of the charity End Child Soldiering, that seeks to help rehabilitate former child soldiers worldwide.If you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to: https://modernstoicism.com/podcast-14-mick-mulroy-philosopher-kings-ethics-and-wisdom/ Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, I talk with Chris Gill about social responsibility, environmentalism, and cultural change.Chris has been a member of the Modern Stoicism team since its inception in 2012, and is Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter.Check out some of Chris' other work at:Book list: amazon.co.ukInterview with The Daily Stoic: https://dailystoic.com/christopher-gill-interview/Interview with The Stoic Fellowship: https://medium.com/stoicism/an-interview-with-christopher-gill-81940990456eIf you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to https://modernstoicism.com/podcast-13-chris-gill-social-responsibility-environmentalism-and-cultural-change/Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, I talk to Anya Leonard about reading the classics, and what Stoics can learn from them.Anya is a founder and director of Classical Wisdom - a site dedicated to bringing ancient wisdom to modern minds.Check out Classical Wisdom at:Website: https://classicalwisdom.com/Twitter: @classicalwisdomFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClassicalWisdomWeekly/And check out Classical Wisdom Speaks, the official podcast of ClassicalWisdom.com!Podcast: https://classicalwisdom.com/podcast-classical-wisdom-speaks/Classical wisdom will also be hosting their first online symposium, October 24-25 - check out ClassicalWisdom.com for more details!If you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to Modern Stoicism here!Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
This week is just a short episode to announce the contest winners, and announce a few other pieces of news before we take a mid-season break.Our contest winners for last week's episode 10 are:- Lizette- Shaun- NicoleI want to thank everyone who wrote us a comment on the blog post for Episode 10! It was very much appreciated, and it's really wonderful to know that our podcast is adding value to those of you listening!
This week, Adam the host gets interviewed by his friend Cecily about the podcast, how it got started, his personal practice, and much more!If you'd like to be entered into the draw to win one of 3 books signed by Donald Robertson, here's what you do:1) Head over to www.modernstoicism.com2) Go to the Stoicism Today blog post about today's episode3) Leave us a comment telling us what you think about the podcast, or what you think about the episode you heard today!We'll be randomly selecting the winners and announcing them on next week's podcast, so stay tuned!
In this episode, I talk to Tara Klippert about how stoicism can be applied to health and nutrition.Tara is a digital marketing specialist, and a registered health and nutrition counselor, and is the owner of Foods And Feels Wellness.Check out Tara Klippert at:website: www.foodsandfeels.com Instagram: @foodsnfeelsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodsandfeels Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/FoodsAndFeelsWellness YouTube: Tara Klippert - Foods and feels wellness Stay tuned in this episode for a special announcement!If you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to https://modernstoicism.com/13676-2/Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode I talk to Kasey Pierce, about comics, life, and Stoicism.Kasey is a comic book author and editor, and the latest issue of her book Norah can now be found in comic stores.Check out Kasey Pierce at:Twitter: @kosmickaseyInstagram: @kcdwritesWebsite: http://sourcepointpress.com/If you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to https://modernstoicism.com/podcast-7-kasey-pierce-comics-life-and-stoicism/Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, I talk to Brittany Polat about oikeiosis, what the ancient Stoics called the natural progression toward virtue.Brittany is an author, blogger, and parent, and I highly recommend her first book, Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged.Check out Brittany Polat at:Upcoming project: http://www.livinginagreement.comWebsite: https://www.apparentstoic.com/Twitter: @brittanypolatIf you'd like to leave a comment for us about the podcast you've heard today, head over to https://modernstoicism.com/podcast-6-brittany-polat-oikeiosis-and-human-nature/Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, I talk to Greg Sadler about Modern Stoicism, the Stoicism Today Blog, and grassroots activities in the modern Stoicism movement.Greg is the editor of Stoicism Today, a certified philosophical counselor, he teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and he is a Team Member of Modern Stoicism.Check out Greg Sadler at:YouTube: Gregory B. SadlerBlog: https://reasonio.wordpress.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gbsadlerTwitter: @philosopher70If you'd like to find out more about creating a Stoa in your region, or a Stoicon-X event, check out: https://stoicfellowship.com/Music in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, I talk to Chuck Chakrapani about Musonius Rufus. Chuck and I talk about Musonius' writings, his history in the political arena, and how to apply his writings to life today.Chuck is the president of Leger Analytics, a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University, and Editor of The Stoic Gym.Check out Chuck Chakrapani at:ChuckChakrapani.comthestoicgym.comleger360.comMusic in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In this episode, I talk to my friend David McFadzean about the application of Stoic principles to management and leadership in the workplace. David has worked in software engineering for over 30 years, and he and I met working on a robotic, neurosurgical device in Toronto. David has been a practicing Stoic since 2011, and he introduced me to Modern Stoicism. We formed our own Stoic practice group together, the Stoic Avengers. Check out our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/modernstoicismMusic in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In our second full episode, I talk to Massimo Pigliucci about the premeditation of adversity.Massimo is a professor of philosophy at The City College of New York, an author, and a podcaster.Check out Massimo Pigliucci at:Website: https://massimopigliucci.com/Twitter: @mpigliucciMedium: https://medium.com/@MassimoPigliucciCheck out our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/modernstoicismMusic in this episode was provided by bensound.com
In our very first full episode, I talk to Donald Robertson about Marcus Aurelius, Alexander the great, and some of the key themes of Marcus' work.Author, trainer, writer, Donald has written many books, blog posts, and articles on the subject of Stoicism, and he leads online courses on Stoicism and Marcus Aurelius as well.Check out Donald Robertson at:Website: https://donaldrobertson.name/Medium: https://medium.com/@don.robertson.caYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSbmM0eiqFkNOaszMIdr6hwCheck out our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/modernstoicismMusic in this episode was provided by bensound.com
This episode is just a quick introduction to the podcast, explaining our intent and goals.To speak to the leading minds in Modern Stoicism todayTo feature the wide variety of authors and speakers in the world of Modern StoicismTo foster positive, and compelling discourse about this philosophy with people like youCheck out our Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/modernstoicismFirst full episode, coming soon!
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