Books of Titans Podcast

Books of Titans Podcast

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Hosted by Jason Staples and Erik Rostad


Generations by William Strauss & Neil Howe
Jan 10 • 36 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 30 of his 2017 Reading List – Generations by William Strauss & Neil Howe. Show Notes Strauss-Howe Generational Theory Suggested by: Tony Robbins on episode #35 of the Tim Ferriss Show Podcast. Erik’s Thoughts…
The State of the Books of Titans Project
Dec 27, 2019 • 59 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad covers the state of the Books of Titans project going into the new year (and decade!). He also covers key insights that have spanned many of the 151 books and finishes the episode by answering common questions about the…
Key Takeaways from My 2019 52-Book Reading List
Dec 20, 2019 • 120 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad stacks each of the 52 books from his 2019 reading list on his desk, picks them up one by one, and shares the one thing he recalls from each book. This episode is a test to see how much he remembers after spending 486 hours…
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Dec 13, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 52 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Show Notes Author: Alexandr Solzhenitsyn Solzhenitsyn’s Harvard Address Video – 1978 The Gulag Archipelago on Wikipedia…
The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant
Dec 6, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 49 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant. Show Notes Author: Will Durant & Ariel Durant The Story of Civilization Set Purchase the book on Amazon Genesis of the Books…
My 2020 Reading List
Nov 22, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses each of the 52 books chosen for his 2020 reading list. He covers why he’s reading them and who recommended each one. Show Notes Erik’s 2020 Reading List Podcast Episode: How to Create a Reading List Larry Carson’s…
Guantánamo Diary by Momamedou Ould Slahi
Nov 15, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 50 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Show Notes Author: Mohamedou Ould Slahi / Wikipedia Guantánamo Diary Book Website Famous People Read Sections from Guantánamo Diary…
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
Nov 8, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 48 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks. Show Notes Author: Oliver Sacks Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Genesis of the Books of Titans Project Podcast Episode Share…
Educated by Tara Westover
Nov 1, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 45 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Educated by Tara Westover. Show Notes Author: Tara Westover Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Purchase the audiobook on Amazon Genesis of the Books of Titans…
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
Oct 25, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 46 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. Show Notes Author: David Goggins Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Purchase the audiobook on Amazon Living with a SEAL Podcast…
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Oct 18, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 44 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. Show Notes Author: Yuval Noah Harari Purchase the book on Amazon Support the Podcast: Stephanie Staples Album Pre-order…
The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
Oct 11, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 43 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei by John Stevens. Show Notes Author: John Stevens Erik’s Book Review Book Suggested by: Poor Bjorn Purchase the book on Amazon Support the…
Four Books from September 2019
Oct 4, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses four books he read during September 2019 – Small Fry, The Monk of Mokha, Fit for Life, and Franklin: Tennessee’s Handsomest Town. Erik discusses his reason for choosing each book and some interesting things he…
Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb
Sep 27, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode, Jason Staples returns and joins Erik Rostad to discuss book 36 of 52 from the 2019 Reading List – Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb. Show Notes Nassim Taleb What does Taleb mean by Skin in the Game – Medium Genealogy of the Incerto Nassim…
How to Double Your Reading per Year
Sep 20, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad shares how creating a reading plan can double the amount you read each year.
Endure by Alex Hutchinson
Sep 13, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 35 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson. Show Notes Author: Alex Hutchinson Erik’s Book Review Follow Erik on Strava…
How to Remember What You Read
Sep 6, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad shares how implementing one idea from each book can slowly change your life.
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Aug 30, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 34 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Factfulness by Hans Rosling. Show Notes Author: Hans Rosling Factulness Quiz Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Book Suggested by Ralph de la Vega Ralph de la…
What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro
Aug 23, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 33 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro. Show Notes Author: Joe Navarro Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Genesis of the Books of Titans Project Podcast…
Einstein by Walter Issacson
Aug 16, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 32 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Einstein by Walter Isaacson. Show Notes Author: Walter Isaacson Erik’s Book Review Suggested by: George Raveling – Podcast Interview with Tim Ferriss Beethoven: Missa…
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Aug 9, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 31 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Show Notes Author: Erik Larson Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Genesis of the Books of Titans Project Podcast…
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Aug 2, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 30 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass. Show Notes Author: Frederick Douglass Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Genesis of the Books…
This is Marketing by Seth Godin
Jul 26, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 28 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – This is Marketing by Seth Godin. Show Notes Author: Seth Godin Erik’s Book Review Thinking, Fast and Slow The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Start With Why Purchase the book…
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Jul 19, 2019 • 31 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 27 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Show Notes Author: C.S. Lewis Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon C.S. Lewis BBC Radio Address Genesis of the Books of Titans…
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Jul 12, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 25 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Show Notes Author: Agatha Christie Erik’s Book Review Purchase the book on Amazon Share Your Reading List on the Books of…
Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
Jul 5, 2019 • 43 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 24 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami. Show Notes Author: Haruki Murakami Killing Commendatore Murakami Quote – Reading What Everyone Else is Reading Don Giovanni…
Splendor of God by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Jun 28, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 22 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – Splendor of God by Honoré Willsie Morrow. Show Notes Author: Honoré Willsie Morrow Adoniram Judson Erik’s Book Review Video: Ravi Zacharias on Adoniram Judson Share Your…
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt
Jun 21, 2019 • 63 min
In this episode, Jason Staples returns and joins Erik Rostad to discuss book 15 of 52 from the 2019 Reading List – The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt. Show Notes Original Atlantic Article Author: Greg Lukianoff Author:…
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
Jun 14, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 20 of 52 from his 2019 Reading List – The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis. Show Notes Author: Michael Lewis Erik’s Book Review Rick Perry – Video: Three Agencies Gone US National Debt Oxity – Home for your Books…
Warnings Unheeded by Andy Brown
Jun 7, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 19 of his 2019 Reading List – Warnings Unheeded by Andy Brown with clips from a phone call with the author. Show Notes Author: SSgt Andrew P. Brown Book Website Purchase Signed Copy of Warnings Unheeded Actual…
Lords of the Desert by James Barr
May 31, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 18 of his 2019 Reading List – Lords of the Desert by James Barr. Show Notes Author: James Barr Erik’s Book Review Share Your Reading List on the Books of Titans Website Support the Books of Titans Podcast on our…
Touching the Rock by John M. Hull
May 24, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 41 of his 2017 Reading List – Touching the Rock by John M. Hull. Show Notes Author: John Martin Hull Suggested by: Ed Cooke in episodes 52 & 53 of the Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Erik’s Book Review Share Your…
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
May 17, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 17 of his 2019 Reading List – The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. Show Notes Author: Robert Hicks Erik’s Book Review Podcast Episode: The Art of X-Ray Reading by Roy Peter Clark The Battle of Franklin Share…
Keep Going by Austin Kleon
May 10, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses Austin Kleon’s latest book, Keep Going. Show Notes Author: Austin Kleon Show Your Work Podcast Episode Lynda Berry: Austin’s Muse AI Superpowers Podcast Episode Podcast Episode: Books of Titans Story Share Your…
Why I Read 52 Books a Year
May 3, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad shares why he started the Books of Titans reading project, what sparked his initial interest in reading, and his one key takeaway from the 2.5 year-old project. Show Notes The Sacred Romance by John Eldredge Share Your Reading…
About Face by Colonel David H. Hackworth
Apr 26, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 32 of his 2017 Reading List – About Face by Colonel David H. Hackworth. Show Notes Author: Colonel David H. Hackworth Suggested by: Jocko Willink during episode 107 of the Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Erik’s Book…
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Apr 19, 2019 • 21 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 47 of his 2017 Reading List – The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Show Notes Author: Steven Pressfield Suggested by: Ryan Holiday, Brian Koppelman, Seth Godin, Daniel Pink Erik’s Book Review Share Your Reading…
AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
Apr 12, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses one of the most important books he’s read about the future – AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee. Show Notes Author: Kai-Fu Lee Book Suggested during Cal Fussman Interview of…
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
Mar 29, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 11 of his 2019 Reading List – Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes. Show Notes Author: Miguel de Cervantes Erik’s Book Review Bookbub Share Your Reading List on the Books of Titans Website Stuart Browning’s…
Robot-Proof by Dr. Joseph E. Aoun
Mar 22, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 39 of his 2018 Reading List – Robot-Proof by Dr. Joseph E. Aoun. Show Notes Author: Dr. Joseph E. Aoun Millions of Jobs will Soon be Done by Robots. And they Don’t Pay Taxes by Joseph E. Aoun / Boston Globe.…
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
Mar 15, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 2 of his 2019 Reading List – Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller. Show Notes Author: Donald Miller Suggested by: JP Tanner Erik’s Book Review The CEO Library Chris Hogan’s Website (no about page) Share Your…
How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
Mar 8, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 9 of his 2019 Reading List – How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins. Show Notes Author: Clay Scroggins Suggested by: JP Tanner Erik’s Book Review John Crist & Clay Scroggins Share Your Reading…
Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture by Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth
Mar 1, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 36 of his 2018 Reading List – Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture: Connecting the Dots by Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth. Show Notes Author: Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth Erik’s Book Review Purchase Book Share Your Reading…
Open by Andre Agassi
Feb 22, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 42 of his 2017 Reading List – Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi. Show Notes Storyteller: Andre Agassi Storywriter: J.R. Moehringer Suggested by: Shaun White on episode #140 of the Tim Ferriss Show Podcast.…
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Feb 15, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 40 of his 2017 Reading List – The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe. Show Notes Author: Tom Wolfe Suggested by: Ryan Holiday in Episode 319 of the Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Erik’s Book Review Share Your Reading List on…
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Feb 8, 2019 • 28 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 5 of his 2019 Reading List – All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. Show Notes Author: Robert Penn Warren Suggested by: Joel Tomlin of Landmark Booksellers Erik’s Book Review Share Your Reading List on the…
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Feb 1, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses one of the 9 books that has changed his life – Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler. Show Notes Author: Jesse Itzler SEAL: David Goggins The Nine Books that Changed my Life Share Your Reading List on the Books of…
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Jan 25, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 34 of his 2018 Reading List – War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Show Notes Author: Leo Tolstoy Erik’s Book Review Share Your Reading List on the Books of Titans Website Alex J. Hughes Support the Books of Titans…
The Art of X-Ray Reading by Roy Peter Clark
Jan 18, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 4 of his 2019 Reading List – The Art of X-Ray Reading by Roy Peter Clark. Show Notes Author: Roy Peter Clark Erik’s Book Review Support the Books of Titans Podcast on our new Patreon page PastorWriter Episode…
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Jan 11, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 3 of his 2019 Reading List – Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss. Show Notes Author: Chris Voss Erik’s Book Review Support the Books of Titans Podcast on our new Patreon page Chris Voss Podcast Interview on…
A Mind at Play by Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman
Jan 4, 2019 • 20 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 45 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – A Mind at Play by Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman. Show Notes Author: Jimmy Soni Author: Rob Goodman Erik’s Book Review Support the Books of Titans Podcast on our new Patreon page Bell…
Where We Want to Live by Ryan Gravel
Dec 28, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 52 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Where We Want to Live by Ryan Gravel. Show Notes Author: Ryan Gravel Erik’s Book Review Support the Books of Titans Podcast on our new Patreon page Author Ryan Gravel’s TedX…
Looking Back At 52 Episodes and The Future Of The Podcast
Nov 16, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad look back over the first 52 episodes of the podcast to pull common themes and key takeaways. After hours of reading and reviewing each book, these are the key lessons that you can apply in your own life. Show…
#52: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Nov 2, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 31 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. Show Notes Discussed by Walter Isaacson on The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: Walter Isaacson Erik’s Book Review Support…
#51: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Oct 26, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 51 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl. Show Notes Suggested by Tony Robbins on page 215 in Tools of Titans. Author: Victor Frankl Books of Titans…
#50: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Sep 14, 2018 • 118 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 22 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List and book 10 of Jason’s 2018 Reading List – Homo Deus. Show Notes Suggested by Richard Branson on Episode 272 of The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: Yuval Noah…
#49: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Jul 27, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 25 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Guns, Germs, and Steel. Show Notes Suggested by Stewart Brand and Patrick Arnold on The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: Jared Diamond Erik’s Book Review Support…
#48: Mastery by George Leonard
Jul 13, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 24 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-term Fulfillment. Show Notes Suggested by Terry Laughlin on The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: George Leonard Erik’s Book…
#47: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts
Jul 6, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 19 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List and book 2 of Jason’s 2018 Reading List – How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts. Show Notes Discussed by Tim O’Reilly on episode 278 of The Tim…
#46: Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
Jun 22, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 18 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger. Show Notes Discussed by Naval Ravikant, Brene Brown, Josh Waitzkin, Ramit Sethi, and Adam Robinson on The Tim Ferriss…
#45: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Jun 15, 2018 • 149 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 1 of Jason’s 2018 Reading list – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Show Notes Suggested by Joe De Sena, Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis, Bryan Callen, Laird Hamilton, Nick Szabo, Bob Metcalfe in…
#44: How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
May 18, 2018 • 29 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 46 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton. Show Notes Suggested by Matt Mullenweg on page 203 in Tools of Titans. Author: Alain de Botton…
#43: Age of Propaganda by Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson
May 11, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 45 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Age of Propaganda by Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson. Show Notes Suggested by Ramit Sethi on page 289 in Tools of Titans. Authors: Anthony…
#42: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
May 4, 2018 • 79 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 12 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List and book 7 of Jason’s 2018 Reading List – Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb. Show Notes Discussed by Ryan Holiday and many others on The Tim Ferriss Show…
#41: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Apr 27, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad are joined by special guest Mike Schiavone of The Good Network Podcast to discuss book 14 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Show Notes Special Guest Mike…
#40: The Power of Persuasion by Robert Levine
Apr 20, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 36 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Power of Persuasion by Robert Levine. Show Notes Suggested by Will MacCaskill on page 448 in Tools of Titans. Author: Robert Levine Books of…
#39: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Apr 13, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 11 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull. Show Notes Discussed by Ezra Klein on episode 208 of The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: Ed Catmull Erik’s Book Review Pixar…
#38: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Apr 6, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 10 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. Show Notes Discussed by Mark Bittman on episode 205 of The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: Haruki…
#37: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Mar 30, 2018 • 100 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 7 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List and book 7 of Jason’s 2018 Reading List – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Show Notes Discussed by Derek Sivers and Bryan Johnson on episodes 202 and 81…
#36: Principles by Ray Dalio
Mar 23, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 8 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Principles by Ray Dalio. Show Notes Discussed by Ray Dalio & Tim Ferriss on episode 266 of The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: Ray Dalio Erik’s Book Review How…
#35: Hooked by Nir Eyal
Mar 16, 2018 • 30 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 34 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Hooked by Nir Eyal. Show Notes Suggested by Marc Goodman on page 426 in Tools of Titans. Author: Nir Eyal Books of Titans Book Review
#34: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Mar 2, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 21 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List and book 9 of Jason’s 2018 Reading List – Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu. Show Notes Discussed by Josh Waitzkin, Rick Rubin, Laird Hamilton, Naval Ravikant, Jason Never,…
#33: Walt Disney by Neal Gabler
Feb 23, 2018 • 53 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 5 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler. Show Notes Discussed by Marc Andreessen & Tim Ferriss on episode 163 of The Tim Ferriss Show…
#32: Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Feb 9, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 38 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Show Notes Suggested by Ed Cooke on page 519 in Tools of Titans. Author: Johann Wolfgang von…
#31: The Republic by Plato
Jan 26, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 31 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Republic by Plato. Show Notes Suggested by Maria Popova on page 206 in Tools of Titans. Author: Plato Books of Titans Book Review
#30: Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
Jan 19, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 1 of Erik’s 2018 Reading List – Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss. Show Notes Discussed by Eric Ripert & Tim Ferriss on episode 268 of The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Author: Timothy Ferriss (he…
#29: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Jan 12, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 29 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. Show Notes Suggested by Jocko Willink on page 351 in Tools of Titans. Author: Cormac McCarthy Books of Titans Book…
#28: The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
Dec 22, 2017 • 83 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 28 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin. Show Notes Suggested by Bryan Callen on page 485 in Tools of Titans. Author: Josh Waitzkin Books of Titans Book…
#27: Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Dec 15, 2017 • 69 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 27 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales. Show Notes Suggested by Laird Hamilton on page 94 in Tools of Titans. Author: Laurence Gonzales Books of Titans…
#26: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Dec 1, 2017 • 92 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 26 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X. Show Notes Suggested by Casey Neistat on page 218 in Tools of Titans. Authors: Malcolm X & Alex Haley…
#25.5 – Special Episode – Thanksgiving Update
Nov 24, 2017 • 17 min
In this special episode, Erik Rostad discusses the genesis of the Books of Titans project, provides an update on the podcast, and talks about what’s coming up in 2018. Erik & Jason will be back on schedule next Friday when they discuss The Autobiography…
#25: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Nov 17, 2017 • 85 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 25 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Show Notes Suggested by Tim Ferriss and Brian Koppelman on page 225 in Tools of Titans. Author: Julia Cameron…
#24: Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
Nov 10, 2017 • 95 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 24 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy. Show Notes Suggested by Noah Kagan on page 328 in Tools of Titans. Author: David Ogilvy Books of Titans Book…
#23: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
Oct 27, 2017 • 88 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 23 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson. Show Notes Suggested by Peter Attia on page 70 in Tools of Titans. Authors:…
#22: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
Oct 20, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 22 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford. Show Notes Suggested by Daymond John on page 324 in Tools of Titans. Author:…
#21: Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
Oct 13, 2017 • 78 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 21 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer. Listener Comments – submitted by William Anthony This book is NOT kind to West Point? I don’t agree with that…
#20: Heraclitean Fire
Oct 6, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 20 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Heraclitean Fire by Erwin Chargaff. Show Notes Suggested by Eric Weinstein on page 526 in Tools of Titans. Purchase book on The Rockefeller…
#19: Dune by Frank Herbert
Sep 29, 2017 • 97 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 19 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Dune by Frank Herbert. Show Notes Suggested by Kelly Starrett on page 123 in Tools of Titans. Author: Frank Herbert Books of Titans Book Review C.S.…
#18: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Sep 22, 2017 • 74 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 18 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Walden by Henry David Thoreau. Show Notes Suggested by Tim Ferriss on page 255 in Tools of Titans. Author: Henry David Thoreau Books of Titans Book…
#17: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Sep 15, 2017 • 79 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 17 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. Show Notes Suggested by Paulo Coelho in Tools of Titans. Author: Anne Lamott Books of Titans Book Review
#16: Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Sep 8, 2017 • 100 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 16 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Start With Why by Simon Sinek. Show Notes Suggested by Peter Diamandis and Robert Rodriguez in Tools of Titans. Author: Simon Sinek Books of Titans…
#15.5: Special Episode – Interview on The Good Network
Sep 1, 2017 • 70 min
In this special episode, Erik Rostad is interviewed about the Books of Titans project on the The Good Network podcast. Learn about the genesis of the Books of Titans! Show Notes The Good Network website, Twitter, iTunes, Stitcher, and Instagram.
#15: Who by Geoff Smart & Randy Street
Aug 25, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 15 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Who by Geoff Smart & Randy Street. Show Notes Suggested by Noah Kagan on page 327 of Tools of Titans. Authors: Geoff Smart & Randy Street Books of…
#14: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
Aug 18, 2017 • 79 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 14 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker. Show Notes Suggested by Matt Mullenweg on page 203 of Tools of Titans. Author: Peter Drucker Books of…
#13: Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca
Aug 11, 2017 • 86 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 13 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca. Show Notes Suggested by Ramit Sethi on page 288 of Tools of Titans. Author: Lee Iacocca
#12: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Aug 4, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 12 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. Show Notes Suggested by Caroline Paul on page 460 of Tools of Titans. Author: Tim O’Brien Jocko Podcast 65:…
#11: Buck Up, Suck Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up by James Carville and Paul Begala
Jul 28, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 11 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Buck Up, Suck Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up by James Carville and Paul Begala. Show Notes Suggested by Tim Ferris on page 601 of Tools of Titans.…
#10: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
Jul 21, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 10 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman. Show Notes Suggested by Petter Attila on page 70 of Tools of Titans and Noah Kagan on page…
#9: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
Jul 14, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 9 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. Show Notes Suggested by Chase Jarvis on page 173 of Tools of Titans Chase Jarvis interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast…
#8: Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin
Jul 7, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 8 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin. Show Notes Suggested by Marc Andreessen on page 173 of Tools of Titans Marc Andreessen interview on…
#7: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Jun 30, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 7 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Show Notes Suggested by Shaun White on page 274 of Tools of Titans Shaun White interview on the Tim Ferriss podcast…
#6: Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Jun 23, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 6 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Stone Soup by Marcia Brown. Show Notes Suggested by Dr. Peter Diamandis on page 372 of Tools of Titans Author: Marcia Brown Reading Different…
#5: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
Jun 16, 2017 • 74 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 5 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. Show Notes Suggested by Tim Ferriss on page 362 of Tools of Titans Author: Rolf Potts Rolf Potts once traveled around the…
#4: Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall
Jun 9, 2017 • 100 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 4 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall. Show Notes Suggested by Laird Hamilton on page 94 of Tools of Titans Author: Christopher McDougall Born…
#3: The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout
Jun 2, 2017 • 69 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 3 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout. Show Notes Suggested by Tim Ferriss on page 276 of Tools of Titans Ries & Ries Consultants…
#2: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
May 26, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 2 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Show Notes Suggested by Jack Dorsey on page 510 of Tools of Titans The Old Man and the Sea – Narrated by…
#1: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
May 16, 2017 • 107 min
In this episode, Jason Staples and Erik Rostad discuss book 1 of the 2017 Books of Titans Reading list – The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly. Show Notes Books of Titans book review of The Inevitable The author of The Inevitable is Kevin Kelly. Website. Twitter…