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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

Worlds of Speculative Fiction – H.P. Lovecraft

After missing one session due to illness (on Octavia Butler – rescheduled for December) – we resumed our Worlds of Speculative Fiction talk series, hosted by the Brookfield Public Library.  We had a great discussion of this highly influential author of “weird” fiction. If you’d like to watch or listen to the recording, you can […]

Thomas Hobbes, English Civil War, and Modern Political Theory

Earlier this month, we held the seventh session in our series, Philosophers In The Midst of History, focused this time on the life, times, and thought of the great early modern philosopher, Thomas Hobbes.  His political theory – the main points of which we discussed – emerges out of the conflicts and uncertainties of early […]

Interview With The Daily Stoic

Here’s a recent interview I did with Ryan Holiday’s The Daily Stoic.  Some good questions, and some rather longish answers.  If you’d like to know about the kind of work I do at present, how I got into it, and my views on things Stoic, then give it a read!