Stoic Philosophy television appearance

I recently appeared on the Virginia-based television show Road to Reason to talk about Stoic Philosophy and its practical applications to everyday life. Watch the clip!

Road to Reason – A Skeptic’s Guide to the 21st century — a long-running public access television show in Fairfax County, Virginia — recently had me as a guest on their show to discuss Stoic Philosophy. I chat for about fifty minutes talking about finding meaning in life, suicide, dealing with negative emotions, grief, acceptance, humility, moderation, anger, questioning societal trends & priorities in life, men going their own way (MGTOW), ethics, death, and other topics.

We also address whether Stoicism can be an alternative to religion and/or function as a philosophy of life.

My segment starts around the 9:35 mark in this YouTube video.

Alternatively, listen to the discussion with more information in podcast form:


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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.