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  • In Search of Wisdom is a podcast for seekers and curious minds interested in timeless principles and practices for everyday life. Join the search with J.W. Bertolotti from the Perennial Leader Project as he engages in meaningful conversations with leading thinkers in philosophy, theology, and everything in between. Learn more at PerennialLeader.com.
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Episodes
  • Aug 10 2022

    Welcome to In Search of Wisdom, a podcast by the Perennial Leader Project

    In this episode, my guest is Skye Cleary, the author of the new book How to Be Authentic. Skye is a philosopher and writer. She teaches at Columbia University and the City University of New York and is also the author of Existentialism and Romantic Love. Learn more about Skye at skyecleary.com.

    In the conversation, Skye and I discuss:

    • Simone de Beauvoir and why she is an important figure today
    • The challenges of defining Existentialism
    • The idea of “Becoming”
    • Whether it’s possible to know yourself
    • The problem with labels
    • Wisdom in daily life and much more


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    53 mins
  • Aug 3 2022

    📩 Sign up for Perennial Meditations to receive philosophical and spiritual lessons for daily life right to your inbox. 

    In this episode, my guest is Jason Merchey, the author of Wisdom: A Very Valuable Virtue That Cannot Be Bought. Jason is the founder of Values of the Wise, author of five books, and someone with a deep interest in ancient philosophy, virtue ethics, and human nature. Connect with Jason at valuesofthewise.com

    In the conversation, Jason and I discuss: 

    • Practical Philosophy
    • The wisdom of skepticism
    • Finding the balance between knowing and not knowing
    • What we can know for sure
    • The value of quotes and aphorisms
    • Wisdom in daily life and much more


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    56 mins
  • Jul 27 2022

    In this episode, my guest is Mark Vernon, the author of the new book Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey. Mark is a psychotherapist and writer interested in spirituality and inner life. He has a Ph.D. in ancient philosophy, as well as degrees in physics and theology. You can learn more about Mark’s work at markvernon.com.

    In the conversation, Mark and I discuss: 

    • Psychotherapy and the spiritual path
    • Why the way down can be the way up
    • The role of guides on the spiritual path
    • How the Divine Comedy can change our perception
    • Wisdom in daily life and much more


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    1 hr

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