Episode Archive

28 episodes of Wiser Than Yesterday since the first episode, which aired on March 5th, 2020.

  • Business: Shoe Dog - Phil Knight - The story of Nike

    March 5th, 2021  |  Season 5  |  31 mins 1 sec
    autobiography, business, mindset

    Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world's most recognized and profitable companies. It also highlights certain parts of Phil Knight's life.

  • The best books of 2020

    February 3rd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 15 secs
    best of, philosophy, taleb

    Recap of the favourite books we read from 2020 and the biggest lessons we kept with us

  • Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

    January 23rd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  38 mins 59 secs
    philosophy, stoicism

    One of the greatest Roman emperors personal reflections and exercises to understand himself and the universe

  • Seneca - On the Shortness of Life

    December 26th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  28 mins 44 secs
    philosophy, stoicism

    A wise collection of thoughts around how to live a good life where you pay attention to what matters and don't get caught up with the troubles and trivialities of the world

  • The Republic - Plato

    November 20th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  23 mins 3 secs
    ideal individual, perfect community, philosophy, plato's ideal republic, socrates

    The republic is an examination of justice in an individual and justice in a city. To Plato, justice is an appropriate balance between different parts of the whole.

    The individual is said that we should be led by reason, not passion or appetite. Everything performs its proper function, while the republic is established for everyone to perform the social role to which they are most suited.

  • Epicurus

    November 16th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  21 mins 22 secs
    epicureanism, happiness, philosophy

    Happiness is the main goal in life, we can achieve this by pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain. But also by taming our desires and enjoying small things

    Epicurus focused on happiness instead of virtue because he observed that humans are pleasure-seeking by nature.

  • Enchiridion by Epictetus

    October 19th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  25 mins 30 secs
    enchiridion, handbook, philosophy, stoic ethical advice

    Epictetus was born as a slave around 50 AD. After gaining his freedom he decided to dedicate his life to philosophy, even opening a school. He didn’t write much about himself, most of his knowledge was written down by his students, particularly Arrian.

  • The Confessions by Saint Augustine of Hippo

    October 12th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  22 mins 56 secs
    autobiography, catholic philosophies, saint augustine of hippo

    The book Confessions was the first autobiographical work written around 400 A.D. during Saint Augustine's early 40's. Augustine discussed his regrets for following the Manichaean religion and believing in astrology.

    Confessions is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries.

  • The final days of Socrates - Plato

    September 25th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  34 mins 39 secs
    last days of socrates, philosophy, plato

    Describes the trial and death of Socrates in 403 BC.

  • Season Recap: Racism and Inequality

    September 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  48 mins 8 secs

    We look back at our discoveries reading a range of different books on racism and inequality

  • Nonviolent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg

    September 14th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  29 mins 38 secs
    communication, compassion, empathy

    An approach to nonviolent living

  • Discrimination and Disparities - Thomas Sowell

    August 21st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 46 secs
    analysis, equality, racism

    A searching re-examination of the assumptions, and the evidence for and against, current approaches to issues of economic and other disparities

  • How to be an antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

    August 10th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 8 secs
    equality, racism

    How to Be an Antiracist is a 2019 non-fiction book by American author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. The book discusses concepts of racism and Kendi's proposals for anti-racist individual actions and systemic changes.

  • White fragility - Robin DiAngelo

    August 5th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 8 secs
    equality, racism

    Learn why discussing racism is so taboo and difficult

  • Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race - Rene Eddo-Lodge

    July 3rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  37 mins 36 secs
    equality, politics, race

    The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations today.

  • Hope in the Dark - Rebecca Solnit

    June 19th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 32 secs
    activism, environment, politics

    Radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.