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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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The New Science of a Lost Art
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
Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
Tom O'Neill - Jun 23, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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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
The Happiness Hypothesis
Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Jonathan Haidt - Dec 01, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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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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A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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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
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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Stealing Fire
How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
Steven Kotler - May 08, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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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 Book of Five Rings
Miyamoto Musashi - May 15, 2012 (first published in 1645)
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When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. Musashi gives timeless advice on de...
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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On Homecoming and Belonging
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
Best Evidence
David S. Lifton - Nov 01, 1992 (first published in 1980)
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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
Coyote America
A Natural and Supernatural History
Dan Flores - Sep 04, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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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
Going Clear
Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
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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Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan
The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross by John M. Allegro
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna
Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll
Shook One by Charlamagne Tha God
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Joe Beef by Frederic Morin
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Race Matters, 25th Anniversary by Cornel West
Black Elk by Joe Jackson
The Art of Living and Dying by Osho
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
American Buffalo by Steven Rinella
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall III
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
Son of the Morning Star by Evan S. Connell