The Practical Stoic with Simon J. E. Drew

Stoicism is one of the most effective philosophies for a well-lived life. In this podcast Simon Drew shares practical ancient Stoic advice for modern times.

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In this episode Simon has a conversation with Sharon Lebell about various lessons learned in 2020.  Sharon Lebell is a writer, speaker and author of “The Art of Living – A Classical Manual on Virtue, ...
February 22, 2021
In this episode Simon speaks with Steve Karafit from the Sunday Stoic Podcast (https://www.sundaystoicpodcast.com/) about Seneca's 16th epistle "On Philosophy as the Guide of Life".  Support the podca...
February 15, 2021
In this episode Simon breaks down the important lessons on desire, wealth and gratitude found in verse 6 of Seneca's second epistle. For coaching with Simon go to simonjedrew.com/coaching/ To suppo...
February 8, 2021
In this episode Simon reflects on one of Seneca's daily learning habits which can help any student of philosophy to better digest specific lessons and ideas.  Quote mentioned in the episode: Epistle 2...
February 1, 2021
What is the best way to learn how to think? How can one effectively gain wisdom through study? In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca's theory of learning wisely and gives examples from his own l...
January 26, 2021
Neil Cowley is an English jazz pianist and composer. He has also released music as part of Fragile State, the Green Nuns of the Revolution, and the Neil Cowley Trio. With his trio, he appeared on Late...
January 21, 2021
In this episode Simon Drew discusses a single passage from Seneca's second epistle where he makes a suggestion about the sign of a well-ordered mind.  Quote mentioned in this episode: Seneca's Epistle...
January 18, 2021
In this episode Simon discusses Australian modern history as it relates to war, international politics, and diplomacy, as well as Australia's current position leading into the future. Prof. Joseph S...
January 14, 2021
In this episode Simon dives into three verses from Seneca's first epistle which grapple with the complexities of time and death. Seneca's ideas around death and the value of our time are not only insp...
January 11, 2021
In this episode Simon Drew continues his series on Seneca's writings and breaks down his favourite passage from Seneca's "Consolation to Helvia". This passage paints a beautiful picture of Seneca's fe...
January 5, 2021

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