Claim Ownership


Subscribed: 0Played: 0


On this, the final episode of the Sunday Stoic Podcast, we reflect on making progress as Stoic practitioners. The readings this week are. Seneca Moral Letters #69 Epictetus Discourses: Book 2 #19 Meditations Book 2 #4 Thanks all for a great five years! Carpe Diem!The archive of all episodes can be found on YouTube or
309: Virtue and Duty

309: Virtue and Duty


Duty is virtue put into action. This week we hear from the three late great Stoics as they discuss our duty as pursuers of virtue. Readings: Seneca Of Leisure 3 Meditations 6.39 Discourses 3.2.4
As a follow-up installment, guest contributor Jayce Basques expands on his discussion with Aaron Prim. Some things never change; other things need to change to be better understood.
Guest contributor Jayce Basques and his longtime friend and collaborator, Aaron Prim, have spent the last two years reading, implementing and interpreting a passage a week. The two refer to the original text to truly understand what was at the heart of Marcus Aurelius's "Notes to Self." What follows today is a discussion about music, meaning and lessons learned along the way.
This week Donald Robertson joins the podcast to discuss his new graphic novel Verissimus. This graphic novel follows the life and philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. We discuss the writing process, the life of Marcus Aurelius and Donald's new project Plato's Academy Center. more information visit
Al from Scotland guest hosts this week to discuss using our rationality while we still have it!
This week we wrap up book 10 of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. We learn1. To keep good sayings handy 2. To accept what fate has in store3. That death is no bad thing4. Judge others (and ourselves) by our intentions5. To cultivate our minds
Ryan Racine joins the show to discuss his new book: The Stoic Teacher Ancient Mind Hacks to Help Educators Foster Resiliency, Optimism, and Inner Calm. We discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching, techniques to become a more resilient teacher and how to find and become a mentor.
We've made it to 1000,000 downloads! Thanks everyone!This week Marcus writes about 3 major topics.1. People just like you once existed, lived their lives and are now gone. Seize the day!2. People may say you are untrustworthy. Make sure they are lying! 3. Make use of what ever happens and use it to your advantage.
Journey's can take two forms. You can wander aimlessly and see where you end up or you can travel toward a particular destination. To ensure a well-lived life we should have a certain life-long destination in mind and we can then design the life we want to live to reach that destination. This is the essence of backward design.
This is my second try on this episode as the first had audio issues! This week Marcus reflects on three things1. Accepting reality as it is2. Acknowledging that death won't be depriving him of much3. Learning to control his annoyance and anger with others. Don't forget you can get the edited version of last weeks show on Spreaker
This week Marcus Aurelius reminds himself to stand firm and do his duty, to stand in awe of the Cosmos and to be content with the time he had on this Earth. We can endeavor to do the same!
Who controls you, is it your brain or your desires and aversions?
In this episode we'll talk about re-enchantment through night language vs. day language, travel and returning to our principles!
This week Marcus Aurelius discusses change, bringing powerful people down the size and dealing with difficult challenges.
Today Marcus Aurelius reminds us to1. Be a good example and do what is right2. Stop planning on how you will improve, start now!3. All things change
Accept the world as it is, with humility and discipline or else make a wretch of yourself! But remember you don't have to accept injustice to do this, the way the world is now is the springboard from which you can affect the future.
Marcus Aurelius tells himself to stay simple, to be just, to accept reality and to avoid distractions. This is the way to happiness!
Kevin Vost joins the podcast to discuss ancient memory techniques and how we can apply them to memorizing Stoic teachings (and anything else!)
We should be proud of our growth as we improve over time. That does not mean that we should brag about it it. Growth is proof that what we are doing is working and that our efforts are not in vain. Let your growth be fuel for further development!
Comments (4)

Bryan Zulueta

Really missing this podcast. I hope Steve will go back and inspire more people.

Nov 5th

Dave Allen

Awesome work keep it up!

Dec 5th

Richard Leyshon

interesting to come across another biology teacher who has found stoicism.

Nov 18th

Kaushal Parmar

this is actually good man. thank you.

Mar 4th
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store