Three upcoming podcast guests

I’ve been regularly producing episodes of my Stoic Philosophy series on SoundCloud and YouTube and will soon be including guests.

My Stoic Philosophy series explores the philosophical tradition of Stoicism with goals to inform, empower, and help others benefit from the practical wisdom of Ancient Greek, Roman, and modern thinkers. I tackle many topics including handling adversity, finding meaning in life, working toward contentment, dealing with change, anger, and gratitude.

My first guest will be Dr. William Irwin — chair of the Philosophy department at King’s College in Pennsylvania — who will talk with me about parallels between Existentialism and Stoic Philosophy drawing upon themes in his recent book ‘The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism Without Consumerism.’

I’ll also be talking with Dr. David Kyle Johnson — Associate Professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Pennsylvania — for an episode titled ‘The Benefits of Philosophy.’ Johnson recently was discussed in an article in which Bill Nye the Science Guy talked about Johnson’s works being influential.

The author of ‘Thumbing Through Thoreau,’ Kenny Luck, will appear on an upcoming episode to talk about parallels between Stoic Philosophy and the works of Henry David Thoreau.

Stay tuned for upcoming content with these three thinkers and feel free to contact me with questions for upcoming guests or suggestions for podcast guests.

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Justin Vacula

Justin Vacula hosts the Stoic Philosophy Podcast; serves as co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Freethought Society; and has hosted monthly Stoic Philosophy discussion groups for the Humanist Association of Greater Philadelphia. He has appeared on and hosted various radio shows and podcasts; participated in formal debates and discussions; was a guest speaker for college-level courses; was featured in local, national, and international news; and has been invited to speak at various national, local, and statewide events. Vacula received bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a minor in Professional Writing, and the distinguished W.A. Kilburn Memorial Award for Philosophy from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is currently living in the Scranton, PA area attending Marywood University's graduate-level Mental Health Counseling program and has worked with the Arc of Luzerne County's Transition to Community Employment program as a teacher's assistant and job coach alongside adult learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He also plays poker; volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign while playing at events in the Eastern United States; and enjoys metal music.