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Joseph James Rogan is a comedian and podcast host. He has also worked as a mixed martial arts color commentator, television host, and occasional actor.
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Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari (May 15, 2018)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Joe Rogan
Dec 25, 2018
Really enjoying “Sapiens” by yuval_noah_harari It really puts in perspective how bizarre human beings are. It’s an awesome overview of our species.     source
Can't Hurt Me
Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
by David Goggins (Dec 04, 2018)
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For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. Th...
Joe Rogan
Dec 03, 2018
This book will change your fucking life. @davidgoggins It’s time to go to war with yourself.     source
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The Four Agreements
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
by Don Miguel Ruiz (Jul 10, 2018)
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In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.   A New York Time...
Joe Rogan
A seriously powerful book.     source
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
by Yuval Noah Harari (Aug 20, 2019)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues."Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century."--Bill Gates...
Joe Rogan
A great book.     source
Blood and Thunder
The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West
by Hampton Sides (Oct 09, 2007)
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Categories: HistoryNonfiction
In the fall of 1846 the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona, greatest of his people’s chieftains, looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe, the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life. He had come to see if the rumors were true—if an army of blue-suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his...
Joe Rogan
Another amazing book on the Wild West and the conflicts Native Americans had with early settlers.     source
Fingerprints of the Gods
by Graham Hancock (Apr 10, 1995)
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By the author of "The Sign and the Seal". This book describes the quest for the whereabouts, nature and few surviving traces of a lost civilization that was destroyed long ago and obliterated from human memory, long before any of the cultures of historical antiquity rose to prominence. While Hancock does not believe that this civilization was Atlan...
Joe Rogan
Feb 01, 2013
It is an amazing book that basically challenges our view of history.     source
Something Deeply Hidden
Quantum Worlds and the Emergence of Spacetime
by Sean Carroll (Sep 10, 2019)
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As you read these words, copies of you are being created. Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and one of this worlds most celebrated writers on science, rewrites the history of 20th century physics. Already hailed as a masterpiece, Something Deeply Hidden shows for the first time that facing up to the essential puzzle of quantum mechanics utterly t...
Joe Rogan
Really excellent and really perplexing at the same time.     source
This book is also recommended by
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The Talent Code
Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown.
by Daniel Coyle (Apr 01, 2010)
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'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually.In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured.In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music ...
Joe Rogan
It's an amazing book, I think, for anybody.     source
This book is also recommended by
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Empire of the Summer Moon
Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
by S. C. Gwynne (May 25, 2010)
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Categories: HistoryNonfiction
In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.S. C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise...
Joe Rogan
Fucking great book.     source
This book is also recommended by
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American Buffalo
In Search of a Lost Icon
by Steven Rinella (Sep 15, 2009)
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From the host of the Travel Channel’s “The Wild Within.”A hunt for the American buffalo—an adventurous, fascinating examination of an animal that has haunted the American imagination. In 2005, Steven Rinella won a lottery permit to hunt for a wild buffalo, or American bison, in the Alaskan wilderness. Despite the odds—there’s only a 2 percent chanc...
Joe Rogan
An amazing book.     source
Zen in the Art of Archery
by Eugen Herrigel (Jan 26, 1999)
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The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account.This book is the result of the author’s six year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. It is an honest account of one man’s journey to complete abandonment of ‘the self’ and the Wes...
Joe Rogan
A great book.     source
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The Happiness Hypothesis
Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
by Jonathan Haidt (Dec 01, 2006)
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In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have others do unto you, or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger-can enrich and even transform our lives...
Joe Rogan
Feb 01, 2019
I really can’t recommend this book enough. It’s one of the best and most insightful books I’ve ever read. Jonathan Haidt was a fantastic guest on the podcast and this book is just amazing…     source
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Outliers
The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell (Jun 07, 2011)
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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to w...
Joe Rogan
It's fucking great.     source
The Journey of Crazy Horse
A Lakota History
by Joseph M. Marshall III (Sep 27, 2005)
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A captivating biography of the man who became a legend at the Battle of the Little BighornAs a brilliant leader of a desperate cause and one of the most perennially fascinating figures of the American West, Crazy Horse crushed Custer's 7th Cavalry and brought the United States Army to its knees. Now, with the help of celebrated historian Joseph Mar...
Joe Rogan
The latest book on Native American History I’m getting into.     source
Race Matters, 25th Anniversary
With a New Introduction
by Cornel West (Dec 05, 2017)
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The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the groundbreaking classic, with a new introductionFirst published in 1993, on the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, Race Matters became a national best seller that has gone on to sell more than half a million copies. This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West's most incisive essays on the i...
Joe Rogan
I can't recommend Race Matters enough.     source
Shook One
Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me
by Charlamagne Tha God (Sep 03, 2019)
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Charlamagne Tha God, New York Times bestselling author of Black Privilege and always provocative cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, reveals his blueprint for breaking free from your fears and anxieties.Being “shook” is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he’s ahead of the game, he is ...
Joe Rogan
Very interesting. He's had some real bouts with anxiety.     source
Breath
The New Science of a Lost Art
by James Nestor (May 26, 2020)
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability ...
Joe Rogan
Jul 10, 2020
This book is awesome. James Nestor is the guest on the podcast today and I listened to this audiobook beforehand. Most people have no idea how to do breathing exercises and how beneficial they are. I learned a…     source
Son of the Morning Star
Custer and the Little Bighorn
by Evan S. Connell (Oct 01, 1997)
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Custer's Last Stand is among the most enduring events in American history--more than one hundred years after the fact, books continue to be written and people continue to argue about even the most basic details surrounding the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell, whom Joyce Carol Oates has described as "one of our most interesting and intelligent Ameri...
Joe Rogan
Good lord is it intense.     source
Black Elk
The Life of an American Visionary
by Joe Jackson (Nov 07, 2017)
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Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography - Winner of the Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize - Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Western Biography - A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for BiographyNamed One of the Best Books of the Year by True West (Best Biography) ...
Joe Rogan
My obsession with Native American history books continues, and with Black Elk I’ve found my favorite one yet.     source
Joe Beef
Surviving the Apocalypse
by Frederic Morin (Nov 27, 2018)
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A new cookbook/survival guide/love letter to Montreal for these apocalyptic times, from the James Beard Award-nominated culinary adventurists and proprietors of the beloved restaurant, Joe Beef. "The first Joe Beef cookbook changed forever what a cookbook could be. Anything that came after had to take it into account. Now, with this latest and even...
Joe Rogan
The perfect book before bed.     source
Tribe
On Homecoming and Belonging
by Sebastian Junger (May 24, 2016)
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Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges todays returning veterans face in modern society.There are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation-that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. Thes...
Joe Rogan
Jun 10, 2017
This book by Sebastian Junger is fucking epic. I can't recommend it enough.     source
This book is also recommended by
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Coyote America
A Natural and Supernatural History
by Dan Flores (Sep 04, 2017)
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The New York Times best-selling account of how coyotes--long the target of an extermination policy--spread to every corner of the United States Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "A masterly synthesis of scientific research and personal observation." -Wall Street JournalLegends don't come close to capturing the incredi...
Joe Rogan
Apr 06, 2017
Here's a link to Dan Flores' book "Coyote America." It's a great read!     source
Sex at Dawn
The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
by Christopher Ryan (Jun 29, 2010)
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Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer an...
Joe Rogan
Dec 06, 2012
[email protected] Dude, Sex At Dawn is incredible. I'm reading it right now. We've got to sit down and do a podcast together.     source
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The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi (Apr 22, 2018)
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Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, the book has been hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen-or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics for outwitting the competition....
Joe Rogan
Aug 16, 2018
Musashi has been a constant source of inspiration for me for most of my life. The Book Of Five Rings is, in my opinion, one of the most valuable things anyone has ever written. #Repost…     source
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Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond Ph.D. (Jul 17, 2005)
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Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasi...
Joe Rogan
Mar 07, 2014
@wongsk35 That's a GREAT suggestion. Guns Germs and Steel is an amazing book. Thanks for the idea!     source
War of Art, The
by Steven Pressfield (Jun 16, 2015)
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Internationally bestselling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire, and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it....
Joe Rogan
Sep 25, 2010
@TheLoge It's called "The War of Art" it's a great book about harnessing creativity     source
Going Clear
Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
by Lawrence Wright (Nov 05, 2013)
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A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack, the Looming Tower. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists--both famous and less well known--and years of archival research, Lawr...
Joe Rogan
Oct 16, 2015
"Going Clear" by @lawrence_wright is one of the weirdest books I've ever read. Such a bizarre view into madness and its wake     source
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Stealing Fire
How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
by Steven Kotler (May 08, 2018)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.” - ...
Joe Rogan
Nov 29, 2018
I had a beautiful run in the rain today while listening to kotler.steven’s “Stealing Fire”. benaskren recommended it to me, and it’s an excellent book on the power of meditation and…     source
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The Art of Living and Dying
by Osho (Jun 04, 2013)
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Why are we afraid of death? What is acceptance in the face of cancer? How do I decide whose advice to take? How to relax in the certainty of death? Ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? Is the theory of reincarnation true? What is happening around the dying? How best to support a dying person? My young daughter is asking about death:...
Joe Rogan
A surprisingly profound and interesting read.     source
Chaos
Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
by Tom O'Neill (Jun 23, 2020)
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Categories: NonfictionHistory
A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history. Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight months pre...
Joe Rogan
Jun 24, 2020
I can’t recommend this book enough, and yesterday it came out on paperback. After the podcast the hardcovers were all sold out, but the audio and kindle versions are also available. It’s an INSANE story that took Tom…     source
Best Evidence
by David S. Lifton (Nov 01, 1992)
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Critics called the movie JFK fiction, but they won't be able to say that about this shocking, unimpeachably convincing book that pieces together startling new disclosures behind John F. Kennedy's assassination. David Lifton's skilled analysis leads to one irrefutable conclusion: that the plot did not begin in the twisted mind of a lone assassin but...
Joe Rogan
May 20, 2017
Thanks! My favorite JFK book is Best Evidence by David Lifton. Probably my favorite conspiracy book ever.     source
The Tipping Point
How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell (Jan 07, 2002)
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An alternate cover edition exists here.The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in...
Joe Rogan
Hearing him do the audio part is great.     source
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The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins (Jan 16, 2008)
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In his sensational international bestseller, the preeminent scientist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins delivers a hard-hitting, impassioned, but humorous, rebuttal of religious belief. With rigor and wit, Dawkins eviscerates the arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of the existence of a supreme being. He makes a co...
Joe Rogan
I read The God Delusion in preparation for the Dawkins interview. I'm a huge fan of his work.     source
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