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Books of Titans Podcast

Books of Titans Podcast

A podcast that pulls out life-changing ideas from highly influential books. I talk a bit about each book, tie ideas together from a variety of genres, and share the one thing I always hope to remember from each book.

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Intellectual Moral Life
The Intellectual & Moral Life
Civil War Volume1
The Civil War Volume I: Fort Sumter to Perryville
The Idea Of Israel
The Idea of Israel by Jason Staples
The Power Broker
The Power Broker by Robert Caro
Mid Year Reading Project Status 2020
2021 Mid-Year Reading Project Status
Gene Hanratty
Books of Presidents with Gene Hanratty
Russ Roberts Portrait
Books by Russ Roberts
Working
Working by Robert Caro
Retelling The Story Series
Retelling the Story Series by Russ Ramsey
Lord Of The Rings Series
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Years Of Lyndon Johnson
The Years of Lyndon Johnson Series by Robert A. Caro
The Passage Of Power
The Passage of Power by Robert Caro
Master Of The Senate
Master of the Senate by Robert Caro
Means Of Ascent
Means of Ascent by Robert Caro
The Path To Power
The Path to Power by Robert Caro
Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Our Hope
Our Hope by Father Dmitrii Dudko
Life Of Wallace Cover
Life of Wallace by James Paterson
Key Takeaways 2020
Key Takeaways from My 2020 Reading List
Let's Talk Books
Let’s Talk Books
Frederick Douglass Prophet Of Freedom
Frederick Douglass by David W. Blight
My 2021 Reading List
My 2021 Reading List
Blood Meridian Cormac Mccarthy
Blood Meridian Discussion
Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Where You Go
Where You Go by Charlotte Pence
Promises To Keep
Promises to Keep by Joe Biden
Crippled America
Crippled America by Donald J. Trump
The Truths We Hold
The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris
David Crockett
David Crockett by Michael Wallis
Draft No 4
Draft No. 4 by John McPhee
Choose Books
What Books Should I Read?
Antifragile
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Romanovs
The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
The Highlanders Last Song
The Highlander’s Last Song by George MacDonald
Range
Range by David Epstein
Mid Year Reading Project Status 2020
Mid-Year Reading Project Status
Permanent Record
Permanent Record by Edward Snowden
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Crime And Punishment
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Destiny Disrupted
Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
Between The World And Me
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Six Recent Books
Six Recent Books
Brave New World
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Power And The Glory
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Sacred Romance
The Sacred Romance by John Eldredge
Bible Question Answer Podcast
Q&A: The Bible
CSB Readers Bible
The Bible
Bandersnatch
Bandersnatch by Diana Pavlac Glyer
Proverbs
The Book of Proverbs by King Solomon
10 Rules For Reading
Ten Rules for Reading
Generations
Generations by William Strauss & Neil Howe
State Of Reading Project
The State of the Books of Titans Project
2019 Recap
Key Takeaways from My 2019 52-Book Reading List
The Gulag Archipelago
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Lessons Of History
The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant
2020 Reading List
My 2020 Reading List
Guantanamo Diary
Guantánamo Diary by Momamedou Ould Slahi
Musicophilia
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
Educated
Educated by Tara Westover
Can't Hurt Me
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
21 Lessons
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Marathon Monks
The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
September 2019 Books
Four Books from September 2019
Skin In The Game
Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb
Double Reading Per Year
How to Double Your Reading per Year
Endure
Endure by Alex Hutchinson
Remember What You Read
How to Remember What You Read
Factfulness
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
What Every Body Is Saying
What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro
Einstein
Einstein by Walter Issacson
Devil In The White City
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Narrative Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
This Is Marketing
This is Marketing by Seth Godin
Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Murder On Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Killing Comendatore
Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
Splendor Of God Cover
Splendor of God by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Coddling Of American Mind
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt
The Fifth Risk
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
Warnings Unheeded
Warnings Unheeded by Andy Brown
Lords Of The Desert
Lords of the Desert by James Barr
Touching The Rock
Touching the Rock by John M. Hull
The Widow Of The South
The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
Keep Going
Keep Going by Austin Kleon
Why Books Of Titans
Why I Read 52 Books a Year
About Face
About Face by Colonel David H. Hackworth
War Of Art
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
AI Superpowers
AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
Don Quixote
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes
Robot-Proof
Robot-Proof by Dr. Joseph E. Aoun
Building A Story Brand
Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
How To Lead When Not In Charge
How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins
Genes Climate Culture
Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture by Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth
Open
Open by Andre Agassi
The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
All The Kings Men
All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren
Living With A Seal
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
War And Peace
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
Art Of X Ray Reading
The Art of X-Ray Reading by Roy Peter Clark
Never Split Difference
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
A Mind At Play
A Mind at Play by Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman
Where We Want To Live
Where We Want to Live by Ryan Gravel
Books Of Titans Takeaways and Themes
Looking Back At 52 Episodes and The Future Of The Podcast
Leonardo Da Vinci
#52: Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Man's Search For Meaning
#51: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
Homo Deus
#50: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Guns Germs And Steel
#49: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Mastery
#48: Mastery by George Leonard
How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
#47: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts
Poor Charlie's Almanack
#46: Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
Atlas Shrugged
#45: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
How Proust Can Change Your Life
#44: How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
Age Of Propaganda
#43: Age of Propaganda by Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson
Fooled By Randomness
#42: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
Extreme Ownership
#41: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
The Power Of Persuasion
#40: The Power of Persuasion by Robert Levine
Creativity Inc
#39: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
#38: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Thinking Fast And Slow
#37: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Principles
#36: Principles by Ray Dalio
Hooked
#35: Hooked by Nir Eyal
Tao Te Ching
#34: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Walt Disney
#33: Walt Disney by Neal Gabler
Maxims And Reflections
#32: Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Republic
#31: The Republic by Plato
Tribe Of Mentors
#30: Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
Blood Meridian
#29: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
The Art Of Learning
#28: The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
Deep Survival
#27: Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales
Autobiography Of Malcolm X
#26: The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Books Of Titans Podcast
#25.5 – Special Episode – Thanksgiving Update
The Artist's Way
#25: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Ogilvy On Advertising
#24: Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy
Mistakes Were Made But Not By Me
#23: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson
Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World
#22: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
Once An Eagle
#21: Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer
Heraclitean Fire
#20: Heraclitean Fire
Dune
#19: Dune by Frank Herbert
Walden
#18: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Bird By Bird
#17: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Start With Why
#16: Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Good Podcast
#15.5: Special Episode – Interview on The Good Network
Who
#15: Who by Geoff Smart & Randy Street
The Effective Executive
#14: The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker
Iacocca
#13: Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca
The Things They Carried
#12: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Buck Up, Suck Up, Foul Up
#11: Buck Up, Suck Up…and Come Back When You Foul Up by James Carville and Paul Begala
Surely Your Joking, Mr Feynman
#10: Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
Show Your Work
#9: Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
Born Standing Up
#8: Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin
Outliers
#7: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Stone Soup
#6: Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
Vagabonding
#5: Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
Natural Born Heroes
#4: Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall
The 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing
#3: The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries & Jack Trout
The Old Man and the Sea
#2: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Inevitable
#1: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
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