I’m creating podcast episodes offering practical wisdom for everyday life — solutions to modern human concerns — informed by the ancient philosophical school of Stoicism popularized by thinkers including Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius.
I explore topics such as gratitude; finding meaning in life; living a good life; moderation; dealing with change; coping with grief; suicide, death; acceptance; friendship; and anger.
Justin Vacula — host of the Stoic Solutions 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; regularly exercises; and volunteers as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign.