The Books of Titans Podcast

The Books of Titans Podcast

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Hosted by Jason Staples and Erik Rostad
Looking Back At 52 Episodes and The Future Of The Podcast
Nov 16 • 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…
#52: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Nov 2 • 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 • 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…
#50: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Sep 14 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
#46: Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
Jun 22 • 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 • 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 • 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…
#43: Age of Propaganda by Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson
May 11 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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:…
#37: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Mar 30 • 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…
#36: Principles by Ray Dalio
Mar 23 • 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…
#35: Hooked by Nir Eyal
Mar 16 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
#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 &…
#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…
#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…
#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….
#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. Show Notes Suggested by General Stanley McChrystal on page 440 in Tools of Titans. Author: Anton Myrer Books of…
#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…
#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…
#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…
#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…
#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 &…
#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…
#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…