The Stoic Salon Podcast

We meet in a flourishing virtual café. We chat about life, love, work, play, the universe, and Stoicism.

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Jamie Lombardi: Grief, Stoicism, Sisyphys, Camus

Wednesday Oct 13, 2021

I get to talk with Jamie Lombardi. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/ We got to talk about grief, Stoicism, Camus, Sisyphus and more!      Jamie Lombardi teaches philosophy at Bergen Community College in New Jersey, where she is implementing the state’s first Corrupt The Youth Program geared toward teaching philosophy to high school students. Jamie also co-hosts the Philosophy (Zoom) Book Club with Massimo Pigliucci. Her writing has appeared in The Philosopher’s Magazine, Aeon, and The Institute of Arts and Ideas. You can find her on Twitter.    

Elizabeth Azide: Goals, Values, Marketing Stoicism

Sunday Oct 03, 2021

I got to talk with Elizabeth Azide. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing, which we co-organised, and which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/     Elizabeth Azide is a marketing professional, writer, and creator of ThePhilosophyOfEverything.com. Elizabeth Azide is a marketer and writer based in Austin, TX. A Dallas native and graduate of Texas Christian University, Elizabeth has spent her working career in the business sector, building a reputation in marketing, communications, and partnerships. By day, Elizabeth currently spearheads international marketing efforts for a growing software company. In 2016, she started a public writing project called The Philosophy of Everything (TPOE), a long-form blog dedicated to capturing how perspectives grounded in practical philosophy can optimize a particular area of daily life. Deeply invested in galvanizing others toward professional and personal goals, Elizabeth has anchored her life around ideas and pursuits that enable individuals to operate at their best. You can find her writing at https://www.thephilosophyofeverything.com/ and can follow her on Twitter.

Dr Alkistis Agio: Greeks, Socrates, Stoicism, Childhood, and Wellness

Monday Sep 27, 2021

I got to talk with Dr Alkistis Agio. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing, which we co-organised, and which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/     About Alkistis Agio: Dr Alkistis Agio is the author of From Fear to Freedom. She founded the #HellenicWellness Movement to empower and transform by sharing timeless Greek “Wisdom, Wellness & Wonder.” She writes books, leads seminars, offers mentoring and leadership training & hosts a webTV show.” Her signature system ‘The ALKISTIS Method®’ is based on Greek Philosophy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Of Greek origin, she grew up in Montreal and has worked in Italy, France, Germany, Greece, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. In 2021, she organised a historic event in Athens, ‘STOICON’, the international conference of Modern Stoics. Listen to Alkistis' meditations: https://alkistis.podbean.com/ Read her book, From Fear to Freedom: https://www.alkistis.net/buybook.html #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

Sophia Shapira: Emotions, Autism, Stoicism

Sunday Sep 26, 2021

I got to talk with Sophia Shapira. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing, which we co-organised, and which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/     About Sophia Shapira: Sophia Elizabeth Shapira is a blogger/vlogger, former software developer, and Stoic prokopton. She has dealt with Autism, Gender Dysphoria, and to some extent Attention Deficit Disorder for her entire life. In early adulthood, she discovered Stoicism to be a powerful tool in navigating and dealing with these challenges. During her nearly two decades working as a software developer, she began making YouTube videos and blog posts on a wide variety of topics – some of which included her use of and experiences in Stoicism. Her three-part YouTube presentation titled “Stoicism: My Coping Mechanism” attracted significant attention. Some years later, her blog post “Why Stoicism is Great For Activism” also received attention as did her YouTube video titled “Onion Layers and Stoicism” in which she discusses a key improvement that Modern Stoicism usually makes on Classical Stoicism – an improvement that is essential for the ancient philosophy to be relevant to someone (such as herself, she says) who deals with a diagnosable condition whose symptoms can include haywire emotions. Learn more about Sophia: http://blog.sshapira.com/ #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

Brittany Polat: Stoicism, Identity, Emotions, Yoga.

Sunday Sep 26, 2021

I got to talk with Brittany Polat. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing, which we co-organised, and which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/   Prefer to listen only? Find the podcast here: https://www.podpage.com/the-stoic-salon-podcast/ ⏰   Chapters ⏰  00:00 Welcome to The Stoic Salon Podcast00:15 Musical intro00:29 Welcoming Brittany Polat.  [More chapters coming soon - if you listen and can make timestamp notes - please email! Thanks!] About Brittany Polat: Brittany Polat writes about Stoic psychology and philosophy at Living in Agreement, where she applies her lifelong interest in human nature to the discourse and practice of becoming a virtuous person. Brittany strongly believes that anyone who is willing to reflect carefully on life can make progress toward inner peace and contentment. She holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics but currently researches and writes about Stoic psychology and philosophy. She is the author of Tranquility Parenting: A Guide to Staying Calm, Mindful, and Engaged. Learn more about Brittany's work in Stoicism:  https://www.stoicare.com/https://www.livinginagreement.com/ #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

Karen Duffy: Creativity, wisdom, reading, choice, habits.

Saturday Sep 25, 2021

I got to speak with Karen Duffy, about creativity, wisdom, reading, choice, and Stoicism. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/     AND LOOK OF FOR DUFF'S FORTHCOMING BOOKS, Wise Up! From Seal Press: https://www.sealpress.com/titles/karen-duffy/wise-up/9781541620483/ In Wise Up, Karen Duffy shares wryly funny and heartwarming lessons on life, motherhood, and python attacks From becoming an iconic MTV VJ to starring in Dumb and Dumber to being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, Karen Duffy has been through a lot. But it was only when she became a mother that she realized she had some pretty solid life lessons to pass down. In her new book, she offers advice on building a friend group that is weasel free, finding the love of your life, and determining how much to duke the waiter (as with everything—be generous!). With dry humor and maternal warmth, she shows how we all can learn from unexpected philosophers, even from Bulgarian dancing bears. There are times in life when we should turn to the wisdom of great thinkers. And there are times when you need the kind of enlightenment that only a former Coney Island Mermaid Queen can give. Wise Up offers wisecracks—and some profound insights—in a unique book of parental inspiration.   #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

Dr. Ranjini George: Mindfulness, Stoicism, Buddhism, Creative Writing.

Saturday Sep 25, 2021

I get to talk with Ranjini George who teaches Stoicism, Mindfulness and Creative Writing at SCS, University of Toronto. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/     Dr. Ranjini George holds a PhD in English Literature from Northern Illinois University, USA, an MA in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, Canada. More recently, she won first place in Canada’s inaugural Coffee Shop Author Contest for her travel memoir, a work-in-progress, Miracle of Flowers: In the Footsteps of an Emperor, a Goddess, a Story and a Tiffin-Stall. She was an Associate Professor of English at Zayed University, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. She currently teaches Stoicism, Mindfulness and Creative Writing at SCS, University of Toronto, classes such as Pilgrimage to the Sacred Feminine; Stoicism and the Good Life; Dear Diary: Marcus Aurelius, Anne Frank and Thich Nhat Hanh; Mindfulness, Stoicism and Writing for Discipline and Productivity; and, Meditation and Writing. In 2019, she received the SCS, University of Toronto Excellence in Teaching award. Her book, Through My Mother’s Window: Emirati Women Tell their Stories and Recipes, was published in Dubai in December 2016. Her most recent publication is an excerpt from her novel, Blue Flowers, a chapter entitled, “Marcus Aurelius at the Lebanese Cafe” published on Stoicism Today. #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

Andi Sciacca & Greg Sadler: Love and Marriage

Sunday Sep 19, 2021

I get to talk with Andi Sciacca & Greg Sadler. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing which took place in June 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/   Andi Sciacca is an advocate for access, education, and equity – and a proud #MKEpreneur. She is currently leading the development of The MKE FoodSchool – a center for learning, innovation, community-building, and resource-sharing, working to create the space for an inspired and inclusive conversation around Milwaukee’s community table. She also teaches for the Milwaukee Institute of Art + Design and is program designer and capstone faculty for the graduate division of The Culinary Institute of America– where she develops and leads courses on innovation and entrepreneurship. She enjoys helping others leverage opportunities to connect and to flourish – and, she finds great value in applying lessons from Stoicism to daily life. Greg Sadler is editor of Stoicism Today and husband of Andi Sciacca. President of ReasonIO, co-host of Wisdom for Life radio show, producer of Sadler’s Lectures podcast, team member of Modern Stoicism, Ltd, adjunct professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Greg has written prolifically on Stoicism including on Stoicism and Self-Control, Epictetus on Love and Affection: A Stoic Paradox, What Epictetus Really Thinks is in Our Power.   #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

Rocío de Torres Artillo: Creativity, Designing Stoicism

Saturday Sep 18, 2021

I get to talk with Rocío de Torres Artillo. We spoke before the very first women's conference on Stoicism, Paths to Flourishing which took place in June, 2021: https://pathstoflourishing.org/ Learn more about Rocío below and here: http://rociodetorres.es/ ⏰      Rocio is a digital product designer and multidisciplinary artist with an MA that explored how can communication design help understand and apply philosophy to daily life. Through design, literature, painting, and songwriting, she focuses on bringing philosophy closer to daily life and sharing story tales with meaningful narratives. #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas

Nancy Sherman: Stockdale, Emotions, Connection & Dance.

Tuesday Jun 15, 2021

I get to talk with distinguished professor Nancy Sherman about her work teaching ethics in the military, about emotions, about Stoicism being group-help rather than self-help, and about dance!     Nancy Sherman's new book Stoic Wisdom out now and the UK hardcover is coming 1 July: https://amzn.to/3cCFf9C Learn more about Nancy Sherman below and here: https://www.nancysherman.com/about   ⏰  Chapters ⏰ 00:00 Podcast intro [Chapters coming soon]   Follow Nancy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nancy-Sherma... Follow Nancy on Twitter http://twitter.com/drnancysherman Find Nancy on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/nancy-she... Nancy Sherman is a New York Times notable author. A distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown, she writes on ethics and military ethics. She served as the inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy. A Guggenheim Fellow, she has awards from the National Endowment from the Humanities, the Mellon Fellowship, the Wilson Center, the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts, among others. She has research training in psychoanalysis. Sherman has written six books, edited others, and authored more than 60 articles. She lectures nationally and internationally on Stoicism, moral injury, ethics, and military ethics. She holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Sherman's work on military and ancient ethics has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, The San Diego Tribune, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, The Hartford Courant as well as in many other newspapers. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, WB11, FOX news, and Bob Abernathy's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. She has been a featured guest on over 50 radio stations nationwide, including NPR's "Diane Rehm Show," "This American Life," and the "Kojo Nnamdi Show," the BBC, and more. She is a frequent guest on podcasts on Stoicism and Stoic meditation and online fora. She has also been featured on radio stations abroad, including the Australian Broadcasting Company. Sherman lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband, Marshall Presser. They have two grown married children and grandchildren. She is a modern dancer, swims outdoors year-round, and adores hiking with the family. Gardening is also a passion. In the summer, you can find her playing in the mud in the garden! #Stoicism​ #StoicSalon​ #KathrynKoromilas  

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