Upcoming Podcast Guests

American Muslim Tim Maloney and Philosophy Professor Dr. Regan Reitsma will be joining me as guests on future Stoic Philosophy Podcast episodes. 

I’ll be including special guests in episodes of my Stoic Philosophy Podcast to be recorded and released later this month. Rather than uploading shorter episodes featuring my thoughts and commentary on Stoic texts, I’ll include discussions with guests finding parallels between their thoughts and perspectives within Stoic Philosophy.

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American Muslim Tim Maloney writes at maloneyofnepa.com. We’ll talk about his community work and Islam.

From his page:

Tim Maloney is an American Muslim activist and community organizer from Northeastern Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. Degree in Communication Arts and Humanities from Keystone College. Tim currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Peace and Justice Center and Executive Committee of the Wilkes-Barre NAACP Youth Council.

In 2016, Tim won Best Life Blog at the NEPA BlogCon’s Blog of the Year awards. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Susan Merrill Constance Kozel Award. This is presented by The Interfaith Resource Center for Peace and Justice to an individual whose contributions to society reflect the principles of justice and peace.


Dr. Regan Reitsma is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. We’ll talk about the topic of humility.

From his CV:

Dr. Reitsma received a Philosophy Ph.D. in 2007 from The Ohio State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the departments of Philosophy and Classics from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He specializes in Moral Psychology; Practical Rationality and Practical Normativity; tolerance; and moral rights. He also includes Philosophy of Religion; ethical theory and applied ethics; social and political philosophy; Ancient Greek Philosophy; Hume and Kant; and sports in his areas of competency.

Stay tuned for episodes with Tim Maloney and Dr. Reitsma later this month. Feel free to suggest items for discussion.

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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.