Michael Tremblay | Philosophical Training with Epictetus

In this episode Simon Drew speaks to Michael Tremblay (PhD) – philosopher and contributor to the Stoa Meditation app. Website: https://www.tremblaymichael.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_MikeTremblay Academia: https://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/people/michael-tremblay Stoa Meditation App: https://stoameditation.com/

The Dichotomy of Control with Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos

Kai Whiting, Leonidas Konstantakos, and Simon Drew discuss the dichotomy of control, followed by a conversation/Q&A with members of Simon’s Patreon community. About Kai Whiting: Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com.  About Leonidas Konstantakos: Leonidas Konstantakos is a PhD candidate working on […]

Who was Seneca and Why Should We Study Him?

In this series, join Simon Drew as he dives deep into the writings of Lucius Annaeus Seneca – the renowned Stoic philosopher, politician, and playwright. In this episode Simon gives a brief overview of Seneca’s life, and he sets the scene for the episodes to come. Become a patron at patreon.com/simonjedrew/ to support Simon’s work […]

Know Thyself | A Call to Curiosity, Duty & Reverence

Full text: I was recently reminded of a maxim that was inscribed on the temple of Apollo at Delphi – one which has actually been on my mind throughout this entire year. There are 147 of these maxims (you can find them here. Thanks to JC for sending this amazing list to me!), but this particular […]

Sharon Lebell | Stoicism & Buddhism

Sharon Lebell is a philosophical writer and musician from Northern California. Her book, “The Art of Living”, is a collection of modern translations of some of Epictetus’ best teachings that has served as a source of inspiration for Stoics all around the world for over 20 years. BOOKS: https://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Lebell/e/B000AR8A5U%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Paul Hannam | The Wisdom of Groundhog Day

Paul Hannam | The Wisdom of Groundhog Day About Our Guest Paul has over 30 years of experience in organisational psychology, leadership and personal development. His insights are based on expertise in the theory and more importantly the practice of high performance. He taught at Oxford University, and has four books published. He has also […]

Jonathan Pennington | Theology & The Wisdom of the Bible

Jonathan Pennington | Theology & The Wisdom of the Bible About Our GuestJonathan T. Pennington is currently Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Director of Research Doctoral Studies at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).  He earned a B.A. in History as well as a Teaching Certificate from Northern Illinois University. He received the Master of […]

Scott Aikin | Seneca Outdoing God, Hellenistic World Views & Practicing Virtue

Scott Aikin | Seneca Surpassing God, Hellenistic World Views & Practicing Virtue About Our GuestScott F. Aikin is an American philosopher and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also holds a joint appointment in Classics. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Montana in 1999 and a Ph.D. in […]

Dirk Mahling | Fate, Providence, the Soul & Universal Nature

Dirk Mahling | Fate, Providence, the Soul & Universal Nature About Our GuestFaculty member at the College of Stoic Philosophers (FCSP)Professor Emeritus, Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USAFulbright ScholarLicensed Psychologist, GermanyLicensed Autogenic Training/Meditation CouncellorGo-Dan (5th degree black belt) in Aikido, InstructorCertified Advanced Hanggliding Instructor; USHGAOfficer of the reserve in the German ArmyFrigga’s Web Association, […]

Piotr Stankiewicz | Negative Visualisation, Creativity & Social Media

Piotr Stankiewicz | Negative Visualisation, Creativity & Social Media About Our GuestPiotr Stankiewicz is a philosopher, author, and promoter of reformed Stoicism. He’s the author of Does Happiness Write Blank Pages?, On Happiness and Artistic Creativity, Manual of Reformed Stoicism and other books. He writes in English and Polish, he is a member of the Modern Stoicism team. He […]