Stoic Cosmopolitanism with Kai Whiting & Leonidas Konstantakos

In this episode Kai, Leo and Simon discuss ancient Stoic cosmopolitanism and its psychological benefits and philosophical grounding. To hear the entire conversation, including the Q&A with other Patreon members who were also in attendance, go to┬á About Kai Whiting:┬áKai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He […]

Brittany Polat | Stoic Parenting & Stoicon x Women 2021

Brittany Polat is the author of Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged. She holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics but currently researches and writes about Stoic psychology and philosophy. Brittany’s latest project is Living in Agreement, where she applies her lifelong interest in human nature to the discourse and practice of […]

Kathryn Koromilas | Creativity, Stoicism & Stoicon-x Women 2021

Kathryn Koromilas is a writer, educator and co-organiser and host of Stoicon-x Women 2021. She presented at Stoicon-x Athens, 2019 on journaling practices and hosted a 4-hour “Journaling with the Stoics” discussion/workshop as a Stoicon-x 2020. She’s the host of the Stoic Salon, a Facebook group dedicated to reading and writing with the Stoics, and […]

Seneca on Trust and Friendship

In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca’s thoughts on trust and friendship, derived from Seneca’s Epistles 3:2-4. 

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 to support Simon’s work […]

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:

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, […]