The Philosophers Stoned

Hosted BySam Labun & Jordan Strauss

A comedy podcast about philosophy with Sam Labun (B.A. and M.A. in philosophy) and comedian Jordan Strauss. Email us with questions or proposed topics at

Episode 26: The Stoics

In this episode we examine the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. The Stoics denounced all passions and were terrible guests at orgies. We delve deep into the Stoic’s theory about the origins of the universe, which involves divine sperm and an endless cycle of Conflagrations, and we also examine their theory of knowledge, ethics, and emotion. Finally, we respond to an email about whether Jordan is actually a simulation!