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Dealing With Difficult People at Work: Stoic Strategies

While at Stoicon 2017 this year in Toronto, I provided another workshop on applying Stoic Philosophy – “Dealing With Difficult People at Work: Stoic Strategies”.  We had a packed room, and some excellent discussions about how to actually use Stoicism in the workplace. If you’d like to watch the video, you can do here.

Worlds of Speculative Fiction – C.L. Moore

We continued on with our monthly series on philosophical themes and narrative worlds in speculative fiction, this time discussing the works of Catherine Lucile (C.L.) Moore.  She was an innovative writer, particularly adroit at introducing emotion, and – since she also co-wrote with her husband, and both of them used pseudonyms – a somewhat tricky […]

New Video Series – Sadler’s Honest Book Reviews

I’ve started a new video series, which I’m hoping will continue indefinitely – Sadler’s Honest Book Reviews.  The first book that I reviewed is by a colleague and friend – though I didn’t take it easy on him – William Ferraiolo’s Meditations on Self-Discipline and Failure. You can watch the video review here.  

Stoic Mettle Interview – Stoicon and Stoic Week

Stoicon 2017 and Stoic Week will be coming up later this month, and I had a chance to sit down and go back on Scott Hebert’s excellent podcast, Stoic Mettle, to talk a bit about why October is a major month for everything Stoic-related.  As usual, we ranged over a number of other topics as […]

Worlds of Speculative Fiction – William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy

We had our next session – number 20 – in the series Worlds of Speculative Fiction – Philosophical Themes.  This time, we focused on the works of William Gibson, one of the originators of the cyberpunk genre.  We did have a bit of camera trouble – it died a bit over an hour into the […]

Plato Webinar Recording Available

Earlier this month, we had our free 45-minute webinar and the longer 2 hour long online seminars, focused on Plato’s Symposium.  Some excellent questions from the participants in these online events! If you missed it, you can watch the videorecording of the webinar here.   Next month, we’ll be revisiting Epictetus again – Stoic Week is […]

Philosophy Bakes Bread Podcast Episodes

Recently, I came on as guest on the Philosophy Breaks Bread podcast.  We did a full length show, discussing YouTube, public philosophy, and Hegel.  We also did a “breadcrumb” – a shorter episode – focused on modern Stoicism. You can listen to episode 38 here.  And you can also listen to episode 39 here.

Tom Richey Podcast Interview

Just recently, I went on Tom Richey’s podcast, discussing the recent controversy about statues of confederate military officers, history and racism, Trump’s “many side” remark, from a Stoic perspective If you’d like to hear this interview, you can listen here

Interview With Stoic Mettle – Stoicon and Stoic Week

Since Stoicon 2017 in Toronto (followed by a Stoicon-X event up there) and Stoic Week are coming up, Scott Hebert – the host of the Stoic Mettle podcast, and a full-time farmer to boot! – sat me down for a conversation not only about Stoicon and Stoic Week, but also about modern Stoicism more generally.  […]

Death Hangout Interview

Earlier this summer, I went onto the Death Hangout show, hosted by Olivier Lavor and Keith Clarke.  We had a great conversation spanning over life and death, what Stoic philosophy has to say about these matters, and the emotions that tend to become involved. If you’d like to listen to the interview, click here