This quarter, The Stoic Fellowship has interviewed Eric Weiner — an author, speaker, and former correspondent for NPR. He calls himself a ‘philosophical traveler’ and likes to explore the intersection of places and ideas. His latest book is The Socrates Express. It starts with Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism, and then explores the life lessons of other great philosophers, such as Socrates, Rousseau, and Thoreau. The book’s contents would offer any Stoa organizer lots of great material to start discussions in their meetups.

SD = StoicDan (Organizer of The Orlando Stoics)

EW = Eric Weiner

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SD: Your introduction…


This quarter, The Stoic Fellowship has interviewed Will Johncock, who writes about our individual and collective relations with time. He works within the fields of continental philosophy, Stoic philosophy, social theory, and sociology. His latest book is Stoic Philosophy and Social Theory. For more info, visit his website: https://willjohncock.com

SD = StoicDan (Organizer of Orlando Stoics)

WJ = Will Johncock

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SD: What was your inspiration for the book “Stoic Philosophy and Social Theory” and for whom did you write it?

WJ: Much recent literature and online material that integrates Stoic philosophy focuses on the dichotomy of control…


The Stoic Fellowship is very pleased to offer this interview with Pete Fagella, who is the President of the New England Stoics, a Boston based Stoa. He also serves on the board of directors of The Stoic Fellowship. In that capacity, he has been Chairman of Stoicon X committee, Regional Support Volunteer for the Northeast United States, and has been active in several other committees. He is the father of two boys, 12 and 15, and is employed as an Electronics Technician.

SD = StoicDan (Organizer of The Orlando Stoics and Editor of Indifferents Quarterly)

PF = Pete Fagella

SD…


The Stoic Fellowship is very pleased to offer this interview with Piotr Stankiewicz. We discussed his new book “Manual of Reformed Stoicism”, which helps to modernize many Stoic concepts. He is also author of another Stoic book “Does Happiness Write Blank Pages?”, and he has organized lightning-talks at Stoicon-X Toronto 2017 and Stoicon-X Athens 2019. We hope you’ll share these ideas with your friends and in discussion groups.

SD = StoicDan (Organizer of The Orlando Stoics and Editor of Indifferents Quarterly)

PS = Piotr Stankiewicz

SD: Thanks for sharing your time with us. In the Introduction to your new book…


The Stoic Fellowship is very pleased to offer this interview with Eric Scott. He is the founder of Stoics in Action and an active member of the Stoic Fellowship of Washington, D.C. Eric shared with us many interesting concepts that help teach Stoicism to others, plus many Stoic-related topics that help start discussions in groups.

DL = Dan Lampert (Organizer of The Orlando Stoics and Editor of Indifferents Quarterly)

ES = Eric Scott

DL: Thanks for sharing your time with us, Eric. What are the three basic goals of your group “Stoics in Action”?

ES: Hi Dan — Stoics in…


This quarter, The Stoic Fellowship had the pleasure of interviewing Brittany Polat, a Stoic author and blogger who explores how Stoicism can help us lead a better life. Her blog is called Apparent Stoic, and you can find her latest book, Tranquility Parenting, on Amazon.

SD = StoicDan (Organizer of Orlando Stoics and Editor of Indifferents Quarterly)
BP = Brittany Polat

SD: Thanks for joining us, Brittany. Let’s start with your book, Tranquility Parenting. In chapter 1, you quote William Irvine by saying if we don’t think clearly about our philosophy of life, we run the risk of “misliving.” Can…


This quarter, The Stoic Fellowship had the pleasure of interviewing Kai Whiting. He is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. His main research interest is the practical application of Stoic philosophy to the challenges of the 21st century. His background is Environmental Engineering.

DL = Dan Lampert (Organizer of The Orlando Stoics and Editor of Indifferents Quarterly)

KW = Kai Whiting

DL: At Stoicon 2018, you spoke about how Stoicism can improve ‘human’ sustainability (beyond the environmental issues that are normally associated with sustainability). …


In April 2019, The Stoic Fellowship was granted an interview with Ward Farnsworth, the Dean of the University of Texas School of Law and author of The Practicing Stoic, published in 2018. He has also written books on law, rhetoric, and chess.

DL = Dan Lampert (Organizer of The Orlando Stoics and Editor of Indifferents Quarterly)

WF = Ward Farnsworth

DL: Who influenced you to begin learning Stoicism?

WF: Thank you for having me here, Dan. I came across Epictetus when I was younger and, like many others, found him refreshing and helpful. After many years of reading others in…


As part of The Stoic Fellowship’s newsletter, Indifferents Quarterly, Dan Lampert of The Orlando Stoics interviewed Christopher Gill, who wrote the Introduction for Meditations (published by Oxford World’s Classics). His insights on the life of Marcus Aurelius will help us entice more people to attend our Stoic meetups around the world.

D = Dan Lampert

C = Christopher Gill

… Enter Dan and Christopher

D: In the Introduction to Meditations (published by Oxford World’s Classics), you described that Marcus was tutored by Fronto. Later, the Appendix shows correspondence between the two, in which Marcus addresses his teacher as “my best…


The Stoic Fellowship had the pleasure of interviewing Massimo Pigliucci. He’s the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York and also the organizer of the Stoic School of Life meetup in New York City, hosted by the Society for Ethical Culture. He shared with us some practical tips on hosting a Stoic meetup, plus offered an insight into his book How to be a Stoic, which debuted a month ago.

D = Dan Lampert (Founder of The Orlando Stoics)

M = Massimo Pigliucci

D: When did your meetup group start and what types of people…

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