The Gen Z Stoic

by Wren Pritchett & Mateo Gonzaga

Providing a guide to life in the digital age through Stoic teachings.

Check out our website: genzstoic.com

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Diss Tracks, Free Speech, War, and More - A Stoic Analysis

    Diss Tracks, Free Speech, War, and More - A Stoic Analysis

    Welcome back, Stoics! After a few weeks off, we return to the podcast with an absolute beast of an episode to continue season 3. Tune into this week’s episode as we discuss some of the current hottest topics dominating the media: Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar, Harrison Butker’s commencement speech, and the Israel-Gaza conflict on campus and across the world. From acknowledging whom we give fame and influence to discussing the importance of using rationale in highly controversial settings, this week’s episode runs a bit longer and covers all the major Stoic components of these current events. We discuss how using reason and logic and being open-minded go a long way when having civil discussions about topics that deserve our attention. Ryan Quirk’s most recent speech at the Institute of World Culture: https://www.youtube.com/live/aFNPpuN_hbs Follow us on all platforms for updates and engagement opportunities, see the show behind the scenes, and join the Gen Z Stoic community. Thank you for listening. ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/genzstoic

  • Gen Z Stoic Progress Report

    Gen Z Stoic Progress Report

    In this week’s episode, we reflect on our podcasting journey and the new successes of Season 3. We also discuss the benefits we have seen from having more guests on the podcast and how that will influence our journey moving forward. Tune in to hear how we are updating our website, changing our episodes, and trying to spread our message to an entire generation. Listen all the way to the end to hear about your opportunity to come on the podcast as a guest! Follow us on all platforms for updates and engagement opportunities, see the show behind the scenes, and join the Gen Z Stoic community. Thank you for listening. ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/genzstoic

  • Ryan Quirk on Self-Mastery - The Missing Link for Gen Z

    Ryan Quirk on Self-Mastery - The Missing Link for Gen Z

    Ryan Quirk is a life coach, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and the author of “An 18-Year-Old’s Guide to Self-Mastery, How to Master Your Life From the Inside Out,” a novel that guides readers into mastery over your mind, your emotions, your body, and as a result, a more joyful life. In this episode, we dive deep into the waters of self-mastery. Starting with Ryan’s four pillars of self-mastery—mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual—we embark on over two hours of conversation about what it means to master oneself. In this conversation we relate and share our personal experiences to those of famed philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual guides. With quotes from the Stoics, Viktor Frankl, Buddha, and many other esteemed philosophy experts, this discussion is the perfect guide to start your journey to self-mastery. To learn more about Ryan and his teachings: https://www.rqselfmastery.com/ Be sure to check out Ryan’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Year-Olds-Guide-Self-Mastery/dp/B0CQVLJJLW Follow us on all platforms for updates and engagement opportunities, see the show behind the scenes, and join the Gen Z Stoic community. Thank you for listening. ⁠⁠https://linktr.ee/genzstoic

  • Victor Giusfredi on Fulfilling Relationships, A Hero Mindset, and Discovering Your Purpose

    Victor Giusfredi on Fulfilling Relationships, A Hero Mindset, and Discovering Your Purpose

    IIn this week’s episode, we welcome Victor Giusfredi to the Gen Z Stoic. Victor is a serial entrepreneur, internationally certified mindset coach, and author who brings a wealth of multicultural, global experience to his followers and readers. Victor recently released his new book, No Grail Without Dragons: A Man's Unconventional Path to Love, Purpose, and Peace, which navigates “through a myriad of trials, reflecting a relentless quest for love, purpose, and peace, only achieved by conquering our deepest fears.” Victor’s extensive background and incredible journey are made clear in this episode and should serve as inspiration for Generation Z. In this episode, we discuss the importance of Stoicism in relationships, define a “hero mindset,” explain how it proves useful in daily practice, and discuss how to find your purpose at rock bottom. In addition, we dive into Victor’s personal journey and how Stoicism tied into the fields of Buddhism, neuroscience, and other practices can alter your life perspective and truly change your life. For free access to Victor’s book No Grail Without Dragons, visit https://victorgiusfredi.com/store/p/no-grail-without-dragons, click "Download Now" and use promo code GENZSTOIC. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss out on! To learn more about Victor and his teachings check out his website: https://victorgiusfredi.com/ To buy a hard copy of Victor's book: https://www.amazon.com/No-Grail-Without-Dragons-Unconventional/dp/B0CK9MJDTG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2P8UF79G9GCXO&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9._d1rVzlBOcHRhL3fPE9uVw.WY529VgRMncYyOi1TiSPReHHguz6pTg1GIL_dHmxqoc&dib_tag=se&keywords=no+grail+without+dragons+victor+giusfredi&qid=1712547827&sprefix=no+grail+wi%2Caps%2C134&sr=8-1

  • Season 3 Premiere: A Discussion on Purpose, Self-Discipline, and Meditation with Giovanni Dienstmann

    Season 3 Premiere: A Discussion on Purpose, Self-Discipline, and Meditation with Giovanni Dienstmann

    Welcome to Season 3 of The Gen Z Stoic Podcast! In our season premiere we welcome Giovanni Dienstmann to the Gen Z Stoic. Giovanni is a meditation teacher, self-discipline coach, and published author of multiple life-changing books. Giovanni runs LiveAndDare.com, which is one of the top five most visited meditation blogs on the web. Giovanni has over 10,000 hours of personal meditation practice and is a sought-after consultant to award-winning meditation apps. His meditation programs have helped over 20,000 people start a daily meditation practice, improve their psychological well-being, and master their minds. I n this episode we discuss meditation, self-discipline, and how to live a fulfilling life in an age of distractions. We also answer the question of how philosophy relates to meditation practices and how we can use this knowledge to our benefit in living a purpose-driven life. To learn more about Giovanni and his teachings: https://www.highermind.com/ https://liveanddare.com/ And be sure to check out his latest written work “Wise Confidence”: https://www.amazon.com/Wise-Confidence-Overcome-Self-Doubt-Self-Esteem/dp/1649631170/