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In this conversation, I speak with Nate Anderson, the deputy editor at Condé Nast’s Ars Technica. Nate is also the author of In Emergency, Break Glass: What Nietzsche Can Teach Us About Joyful Living in a Tech-Saturated World.

We cover the philosophy of Nietzsche and how he challenges us to do better in this digital age.

(00:27) Intro

(01:19) Nate and Nietzsche

(12:08) Role Models for Nietzsche

(15:49) The Life of Reason vs the Life of Passion

(18:45) The Last Man

(25:29) Nietzsche on the Information Age

(34:05) Egalitarianism

(40:02) Amor Fati

Stoa Conversations is Caleb Ontiveros and Michael Tremblay’s podcast on Stoic theory and practice.

Caleb and Michael work together on the Stoa app. Stoa is designed to help you build resilience and focus on what matters. It combines the practical philosophy of Stoicism with modern techniques and meditation.

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Caleb Ontiveros has a background in academic philosophy (MA) and startups. His favorite Stoic is Marcus Aurelius. Follow him here:

Michael Tremblay also has a background in academic philosophy (PhD) where he focused on Epictetus. He is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His favorite Stoic is Epictetus. Follow him here:

Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.