Donald Robertson – Stoicism: How To Think Like A Roman Emperor

Modern Wisdom | 25 January 2021 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Donald Robertson about his book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor. Discusses how stoicism and cognitive behavioural therapy are intrinsically linked, why an existential crisis can be useful, how Marcus Aurelius dealt with his anger, why Robertson thinks we lost the wisdom of ancient Greece, and more.

Russ Roberts on Whether it’s More Effective to Help Strangers, or People You Know

80,000 Hours Podcast with Rob Wiblin | 3 November 2020 | 1h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Russ Roberts about charity, the reliability of data to inform decision-making, and utilitarianism. Discusses effective altruism in light of the limited data and uncertainties.

In Search of the Good Life: Epicurus and his Philosophy

The Forum | 2 April 2020 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses the Ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, who advocated a simple lifestyle, withdrawn from society, where we are content with little. Also describes how Epicurean writings on physics foreshadowed some of the most significant developments in early modern science – including Darwin’s theory of evolution and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle.

Peter Singer on The Life You Can Save

EconTalk | 17 February 2020 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Singer about his book The Life You Can Save. Singer argues that those of us in the developed world with a high standard of living can and should give/forgo some luxuries and donate instead to reduce poverty and suffering in poor countries. This is a wide-ranging conversation on the potential we have to make the world a better place and the practical challenges of having an impact.

Daniel Hannan on the late Sir Roger Scruton

Quillette Podcast | 13 January 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sir Roger Scruton has died at 75 (NY Times obituary). Interview with Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England, about his lifelong friendship with the Conservative philosopher.

Living the Good Life with William Irvine

The Sunday Stoic Podcast | 1 October 2017 | 0h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with William Irvine about his book A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. An accessible introduction to the practical application of Stoicism.

Calm in the Chaos: The Story of the Stoics

The Forum | 1 November 2018 | 0h 39m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Exploration of the history, key ideas and evolution of Stoicism. The ancient Greco-Roman philosophy asks how to live a good life in an unpredictable world, and how to make the best of what is in our power while accepting the rest as it happens naturally. Also discusses its influence on Christianity and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.