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Seize the Moment Podcast

May 24, 2020

On episode 53, we welcome back writer Glen Sharp to discuss what it means to be authentic, the internal and external barriers to becoming your true self, the difference between responsibility and blame, and the psychology of Mike Tyson’s upcoming in-ring return.

Glen Sharp was former professional boxer. He is the...

Apr 19, 2020

On episode 49, we welcome philosopher Massimo Pigliucci to discuss how we can use Stoic philosophy to improve mental health, learn about the necessity of separating internal and external success, and how we can implement practices to make us feel in control of our well-being.

Massimo Pigliucci is the K D Irani Professor...

Apr 5, 2020

On episode 47, we welcome philosopher John Kaag to discuss how William James can help us cope with depression and anxiety, form healthier habits, and create meaning through our wills to act, sharing our personal stories of sorrow and alienation.

John Kaag is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of...

Mar 15, 2020

On episode 44, we welcome philosopher Daniel A. Kaufman to discuss the flourishing life according to Aristotle, the limited utility of philosophy and self-help, debate the logic of Stoicism, and discuss the importance of experience and moderation in practical wisdom. 

Daniel A. Kaufman got his B.A. in history and...

Mar 1, 2020

On episode 42, we welcome philosopher Bryan Van Norden to discuss Confucian ethics; how to commit to and implement righteousness, propriety, benevolence, and wisdom; and how our relationships define who we are.

Bryan W. Van Norden (born 1962) is a translator of Chinese philosophical texts, scholar of Chinese and...