Justin Vacula is creating the Stoic Solutions Podcast, practical wisdom for everyday life
5

patrons

$33
per month
5/3/18 Updates:

  • I have many guests scheduled to appear on upcoming episodes including author Ward Farnsworth who graciously sent me a pre-release copy of his book 'The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual.' 
  • Audio quality of my podcasts will continue to improve! I purchased a Blue Yeti microphone and pop filter with pledges from Patreon and Paypal supporters. A podcast listener, a music composer and writer, has volunteered to edit sound files for upcoming episodes to further improve audio quality.

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. Improve your quality of life by implementing a strong mental framework informed by Stoic Philosophy!

I explore topics such as gratitude; acceptance; overcoming adversity; finding meaning in life; moderation; dealing with change; friendship; loneliness; and anger.

Listen to my library of podcast episodes dating back to May 2017:


Find me at StoicSolutionsPodcast.comSoundcloudYouTubeStitcherGoogle PlayiTunes and other podcast platforms.

In addition to videos and podcasts, I host monthly meetings serving as the co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society -- a social, educational, activist, and philosophical coalition of atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, and skeptics predicated on community and support which upholds the separation of church and state and upholds critical thinking.

I also serve as a counselor-in-training intern with elementary school students in a school-based behavioral health program while pursuing my Master's-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marywood University in Scranton, PA.

Prior to producing Stoic Philosophy content, I engaged in a great deal of community activism including organizing and participating public debates and discussions; working with groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Freedom From Religion Foundation seeking to uphold church/state separation; attending and speaking at City Hall meetings; and peacefully protesting.

I've also published numerous blog posts and articles concerning atheism, Philosophy, and separation of church and state. I've hosted and appeared on other podcasts and radio shows. I've been featured as a guest speaker for college-level courses; appeared in local, national, and international news; and have spoken for local, state, and national events and conferences. My appearances dating back to 2009 are numerous.

I 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 where I worked as a peer tutor at the campus’s writing center. I also 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.

I play poker at casinos in the Eastern United States; regularly exercise; maintain a mostly vegan diet; enjoy metal music; listen to several podcasts; volunteer as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign; and play D&D at events throughout the Eastern United States.

Thanks for your support! Have a great day, an attitude of gratitude, and don't let life pass you by.

Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thanks for supporting my work! Every contribution counts.
Advance notifications of guests - Ask your questions
$5 or more per month 1 patron
I include guests in some podcast episodes. You'll receive advance notifications of guests and gain the ability to have your questions included in my conversations.
Custom-tailored podcast
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
At the $10 donation level, I'll create a custom episode for you.

Is there a current hardship that you'd like me to examine?

Would you like me to talk about a subject you find interesting?

Perhaps you'd like to hear my views concerning a current event?

You'll also receive perks of previous tiers.

Thanks for supporting me.


Group Conversation
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll host a monthly one hour recorded Google Hangout which you can attend that I'll later release on YouTube and as a podcast episode. We'll talk about Stoic Philosophy, Psychology, current events, and other topics supporters may be interested in.

I'll message supporters to find a date and time which aligns with availability. You'll also get a Twitter shout-out and follow and the ability to suggest a future topic if you'd like.

You'll also receive perks of previous tiers.

Thanks for your gracious support!
One-on-one conversation
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll invite you to join me for a monthly one hour private chat through Skype or phone to talk about whatever you'd like. We'll work out a time we're both available to talk.

You'll also receive perks of previous tiers.

Thanks so much for your generous support!
5/3/18 Updates:

  • I have many guests scheduled to appear on upcoming episodes including author Ward Farnsworth who graciously sent me a pre-release copy of his book 'The Practicing Stoic: A Philosophical User's Manual.' 
  • Audio quality of my podcasts will continue to improve! I purchased a Blue Yeti microphone and pop filter with pledges from Patreon and Paypal supporters. A podcast listener, a music composer and writer, has volunteered to edit sound files for upcoming episodes to further improve audio quality.

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. Improve your quality of life by implementing a strong mental framework informed by Stoic Philosophy!

I explore topics such as gratitude; acceptance; overcoming adversity; finding meaning in life; moderation; dealing with change; friendship; loneliness; and anger.

Listen to my library of podcast episodes dating back to May 2017:


Find me at StoicSolutionsPodcast.comSoundcloudYouTubeStitcherGoogle PlayiTunes and other podcast platforms.

In addition to videos and podcasts, I host monthly meetings serving as the co-organizer and spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society -- a social, educational, activist, and philosophical coalition of atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, and skeptics predicated on community and support which upholds the separation of church and state and upholds critical thinking.

I also serve as a counselor-in-training intern with elementary school students in a school-based behavioral health program while pursuing my Master's-level Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marywood University in Scranton, PA.

Prior to producing Stoic Philosophy content, I engaged in a great deal of community activism including organizing and participating public debates and discussions; working with groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Freedom From Religion Foundation seeking to uphold church/state separation; attending and speaking at City Hall meetings; and peacefully protesting.

I've also published numerous blog posts and articles concerning atheism, Philosophy, and separation of church and state. I've hosted and appeared on other podcasts and radio shows. I've been featured as a guest speaker for college-level courses; appeared in local, national, and international news; and have spoken for local, state, and national events and conferences. My appearances dating back to 2009 are numerous.

I 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 where I worked as a peer tutor at the campus’s writing center. I also 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.

I play poker at casinos in the Eastern United States; regularly exercise; maintain a mostly vegan diet; enjoy metal music; listen to several podcasts; volunteer as a member of the website and media team for the Greyhawk Reborn Dungeons & Dragons campaign; and play D&D at events throughout the Eastern United States.

Thanks for your support! Have a great day, an attitude of gratitude, and don't let life pass you by.

Recent posts by Justin Vacula

Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thanks for supporting my work! Every contribution counts.
Advance notifications of guests - Ask your questions
$5 or more per month 1 patron
I include guests in some podcast episodes. You'll receive advance notifications of guests and gain the ability to have your questions included in my conversations.
Custom-tailored podcast
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
At the $10 donation level, I'll create a custom episode for you.

Is there a current hardship that you'd like me to examine?

Would you like me to talk about a subject you find interesting?

Perhaps you'd like to hear my views concerning a current event?

You'll also receive perks of previous tiers.

Thanks for supporting me.


Group Conversation
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll host a monthly one hour recorded Google Hangout which you can attend that I'll later release on YouTube and as a podcast episode. We'll talk about Stoic Philosophy, Psychology, current events, and other topics supporters may be interested in.

I'll message supporters to find a date and time which aligns with availability. You'll also get a Twitter shout-out and follow and the ability to suggest a future topic if you'd like.

You'll also receive perks of previous tiers.

Thanks for your gracious support!
One-on-one conversation
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
I'll invite you to join me for a monthly one hour private chat through Skype or phone to talk about whatever you'd like. We'll work out a time we're both available to talk.

You'll also receive perks of previous tiers.

Thanks so much for your generous support!