Podcasts can be a great way to digest information on the go; whether you’re driving, exercising, cooking, or even taking a shower, you can be listening to a podcast.
They can also be a perfect way to start your morning, especially if you don’t have the time to read.
So let’s take a look at the top 11 podcasts on Stoicism.
1. The Daily Stoic
Host: Ryan Holiday
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Buzzsprout
During weekdays, The Daily Stoic uploads a 2 to 5 minute episode every day.
In each episode, Ryan Holiday gives a short lesson on a particular aspect of Stoicism; sometimes it’s also related to current events.
Because of its length, The Daily Stoic is a great podcast to incorporate into your daily routine.
On weekends, they post long-form episodes with special guests, readings, and discussion from Ryan Holiday. Those episodes are anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
If you are an avid listener of podcasts and like to listen on 2x speed, you might find the daily episodes too short. Especially since the intro is 30 seconds long, and they also end with a 30-second ad at the end. So on some days, you might only get one minute of content.
2. The Practical Stoic Podcast
Host: Simon Drew
Frequency: Multiple episodes a week
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, PodBean, Youtube
Although The Practical Stoic Podcast doesn’t upload as often as The Daily Stoic, they more than make up for it in length. A regular episode is well over an hour long.
In each episode, Simon Drew interviews a “prominent Stoic voice in the world today as they extract the essence of Stoicism.”
Most episodes of The Practical Stoic interviews are hyper-focused on Stoicism instead of the general topic of self-improvement, which is perfect for students of Stoicism looking to go more in-depth into the philosophy.
3. Good Fortune: a Stoic Podcast
Host: Matt Van Natta
Frequency: Less than one episode a month
Listen On: Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Player FM
For a podcast with most of its episodes from 2017, they have a surprising amount of recent reviews. They are also rated a 4.9 out of 5 with 151 ratings on apple podcasts, which is really good, considering they only have 19 episodes.
Each episode is about 15 minutes, focusing on one topic from the lens of Stoicism.
Good Fortune has some great insights in each episode. And since there are only 19 of them, it’s perfect for a binge-listen when you have some long activity to do, such as a long-distance drive or cleaning the house.
4. Stoic Meditations
Host: Massimo Pigliucci
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Player FM, Stitcher, Google Podcasts
Similar to The Daily Stoic podcast, Stoic Meditations uploads a short episode daily that are around 3 minutes long.
In each episode, the host reads a passage from one of the ancient Stoic texts; then he gives a quick interpretation of the text and ideas of how you can use it to improve your own life.
This is also a great podcast to include in your daily routine because of its length.
However, Stoic Meditations also has 30-second intros and outros, which is way too long for a podcast of its length.
5. The Sunday Stoic
Host: Steve Karafiat
Frequency: Weekly (every Sunday)
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Player Fm
“The Sunday Stoic podcast explores the benefits of the application of Stoicism to modern life.”
Episodes of The Sunday Stoic are anywhere from 5 to 50 minutes long, with most of them around the 15 minutes mark.
If the one episode a day is too much for you, and you don’t have the patience to sit through hour-long interviews every week, then The Sunday Stoic is a great option for you. As they upload relatively short episodes weekly.
The content ranges from the host interviewing modern Stoics, to readings of ancient texts, and advice for implementing Stoicism in your daily life.
6. Stoic Solutions Podcast
Host: Justin Vacula
Frequency: Less than one episode a month
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Player FM, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Tune In
Although the Stoic Solutions Podcast doesn’t seem to be as active as it used to be, there are certainly enough episodes to satisfy anyone’s needs.
There are over 90 episodes of the show, each of which ranges from 10 minutes to over an hour.
Similar to some of the other podcasts on this list, Stoic Solutions Podcast has a range of interview episodes as well as shorter ones with just the host, talking about practical applications of Stoicism.
This podcast is well-produced and has some great content.
7. Stoic Coffee Break
Host: Erick Cloward
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify
Stoic Coffee Break is no longer active, but it has over 160 episodes for you to enjoy. Most of them range from 5 to 10 minutes.
One way you can enjoy this podcast is to take a look at the list of episodes and only download the ones you’re interested in. Chances are, out of the 168 episodes, you will find some that perfectly suits your current needs.
There are episodes on emotional management, motivation and willpower, opinions and perspective, imposter syndrome, loneliness, anger, fear, and just about anything you can think of.
8. The Stoic Psychology Podcast
Host: Alex MacLellan
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Tune In
Episodes of The Stoic Psychology Podcast are generally longer than 30 minutes.
As the name suggests, this podcast approaches Stoicism from a psychology perspective. The host shares his own thoughts on modern issues, psychology, and how to live well.
The show also features interview episodes.
9. Stoicism for a Better Life
Host: Anderson Silver
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify
Stoicism for a Better Life is a “podcast series dedicated to practical applications of Stoic philosophy in our daily lives.”
The frequency of uploads doesn’t seem to be very constant, but with more than 20 episodes and each episode ranging from 5 to 10 minutes, this podcast has enough content for you to get started.
11. Time Flies Philosophy Podcast
Host: Santi Younger
Frequency: 3 Episodes a month
Listen On: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, PodBean, RadioPublic, iHeartRadio
Time Flies Philosophy Podcast is not just about Stoicism, but also creativity, specifically a combination of the two.
With over 50 episodes and each episode ranging from 10 minutes to an hour, is this is the perfect podcast for you if you like to be creative and have an interest in Stoicism.
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