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• Last updated: September 27, 2021

Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #55: The Warrior Ethos with Steven Pressfield

In today’s episode I talk to writer Steven Pressfield. Steven has written over a dozen books in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. His novel Gates of Fire, a fictional account of the Battle of Thermopylae, is used by the Marine Corps Basic School and his non-fiction books have become go-to guides for writers, entrepreneurs, and other creative types. Steven and I talk about why war plays a central theme in all his work and how to apply the Warrior Ethos to creative work.

Show Highlights:

  • Why Steven writes about war
  • Why Steven loves the Ancient Greeks
  • The difference between braveness and boldness (and the virtues you need to succeed as a creator)
  • What Resistance is and how to overcome it
  • The difference between an amateur and a pro
  • Why the most dangerous time for a warrior or artist is right after victory and success
  • And much more!

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