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A podcast that pulls out life-changing ideas from highly influential books.

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About & Episode Structure
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If you’ve never listened to an episode of the Books of Titans Podcast, here are some episodes to get you started:

  1. The Books of Titans Story
  2. How to Remember What You Read
  3. How to Double Your Reading per Year
About & Episode Structure

Erik Rostad and Jason Staples started discussing books together in May 2017. The first 50 episodes below are Jason and Erik together. The more recent episodes mostly consist of Erik talking about the books he’s reading with Jason joining in every once in a while.

Books Of Titans Podcast Erik Jason

Recent episodes are around 30 minutes and contain the following three segments:

  1. Overview of the book
  2. A few of my favorite things
  3. The One Thing – my one key takeaway
Reviews

“I look forward to each episode every week. Very informative and the breakdown of each book is second to none. Highly recommend.” – Irvin from USA

“I love the fact that the hosts a true book readers and the fact that they are documenting their journey is awesome. The idea behind the podcast is what intrigued me and I look forward to more episodes.” – Alexander from USA

“Every episode is full of great tips and takeaways from really engaging books.” – Scott from Australia

“This is one of the best podcasts I’ve ever heard. Great summaries, humble posture, concise, great format. Thank you!!!” – Solly from Australia

All Podcast Episodes

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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

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