The Practical Stoic Podcast

Stoicism is an ancient philosophy that originated in Greece over 2,000 years ago, and its teachings have left ripples throughout the world ever since. Now, join Australian coach, musician and writer, Simon Drew, as he dives deep into the writings, concepts and theories of the Stoics, aiming to understand the true value of a Stoic lifestyle.

Find the most recent instalments below.

In this episode Simon speaks with Steve Karafit from the Sunday Stoic Podcast about Seneca's 16th epistle "On Philosophy as the Guide of Life".

In this episode Simon breaks down the important lessons on desire, wealth and gratitude found in verse 6 of Seneca’s second epistle.

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. 

In this episode Simon Drew discusses Seneca's theory of learning wisely and gives examples from his own life where this theory has applied.

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.

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.

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.

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 deeply thought provoking and practical.

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 feelings about his cosmic home.

In this series, join Simon Drew (Australian writer, musician and Alignment coach) as he dives deep into the writings of Lucius Annaeus Seneca - the renowned Stoic philosopher, politician, and playwright.

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