Nov 12, 2020
EP 63 - Ryan Holiday
oday on The Pretty Intense Podcast we have the fascinating Ryan Holiday. Ryan is a best-selling author. His most recent book is called "Lives of the Stoics" an inspiring guide to the lives of the Stoics themselves, and what the ancients can teach us about happiness, success, resilience and virtue. We talk about how philosophy was meant as a form of counsel, to help guide us through life's challenges. We can really see why it is a shame that philosophy is not more readily available for that guidance. How the teachings can be applied to modern times. How the tools it gives us can save us from bad choices and patterns. Ryan makes philosophy feel so accessible. We hope you enjoy this absolutely enlightening conversation with Ryan Holiday.
Ryan Holiday is the author of several New York Times bestselling books, most recently Stillness Is the Key (Oct 2019), which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. His other books about Stoicism and ancient philosophy include The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and with Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic. Holiday’s books have been translated into over 30 languages and have been read by three million people worldwide. In addition to his books, Holiday is the founder of TheDailyStoic.com— likely the largest community of Stoics since days of Rome or Greece—which includes a podcast (10M downloads annually), newsletter (250K subscribers) and over 1 million followers on its social media platforms. Holiday is an in-demand public speaker, continually praised for talks that are insightful, relevant, timely, and forward thinking.