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.
33 books on this list
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...
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
Joe RoganDec 25, 2018
This book is also recommended byBill GatesHrithik RoshanAshton KutcherRichard BransonMark ZuckerbergPewDiePieMelinda GatesWhitney CummingsNaval RavikantJames CameronReid HoffmanVinod KhoslaDan SnowMarcellus Wiley Derek SiversSimon MayoLex FridmanDemis HassabisDaniel EkPeter AttiaNir EyalSebastian JungerRyan Shea
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...
This book will change your fucking life. @davidgoggins It’s time to go to war with yourself. – source
Joe RoganDec 03, 2018
This book is also recommended byMarc Andreessen
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...
A seriously powerful book. – source
This book is also recommended byEllen DeGeneresKarlie KlossJack DorseyCarlos SantanaDaniel NegreanuPaul CastainAubrey MarcusMichel CombesDounia TaziRobin BlackTess Horan
#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...
A great book. – source
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...
Another amazing book on the Wild West and the conflicts Native Americans had with early settlers. – source
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...
It is an amazing book that basically challenges our view of history. – source
Joe RoganFeb 01, 2013
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...
Really excellent and really perplexing at the same time. – source
'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 ...
It's an amazing book, I think, for anybody. – source
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...
Fucking great book. – source
This book is also recommended byLex Fridman
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...
An amazing book. – source
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...
A great book. – source
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...
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
Joe RoganFeb 01, 2019
This book is also recommended byDerek Sivers
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...
It's fucking great. – source
This book is also recommended byWill SmithShaun WhiteChangpeng ZhaoJames AltucherLangston GallowayCharlie Munger
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...
The latest book on Native American History I’m getting into. – source
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...
I can't recommend Race Matters enough. – source
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 ...
Very interesting. He's had some real bouts with anxiety. – source
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 ...
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
Joe RoganJul 10, 2020
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...
Good lord is it intense. – source
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) ...
My obsession with Native American history books continues, and with Black Elk I’ve found my favorite one yet. – source
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...
The perfect book before bed. – source
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...
This book by Sebastian Junger is fucking epic. I can't recommend it enough. – source
Joe RoganJun 10, 2017
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...
Here's a link to Dan Flores' book "Coyote America." It's a great read! – source
Joe RoganApr 06, 2017
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...
[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
Joe RoganDec 06, 2012
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....
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
Joe RoganAug 16, 2018
This book is also recommended byPewDiePie
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...
@wongsk35 That's a GREAT suggestion. Guns Germs and Steel is an amazing book. Thanks for the idea! – source
Joe RoganMar 07, 2014
This book is also recommended byBill GatesJesse WilliamsMargaret Atwood Simon SinekDerek SiversDaniel EkCharlie MungerPatrick Arnold
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....
@TheLoge It's called "The War of Art" it's a great book about harnessing creativity – source
Joe RoganSep 25, 2010
This book is also recommended byDaniel PinkRyan HolidayDerek SiversLex FridmanMarie ForleoJames AltucherAubrey MarcusJeffrey ShawSoman Chainani
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...
"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
Joe RoganOct 16, 2015
This book is also recommended byBryan Callen
NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.” - ...
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
Joe RoganNov 29, 2018
This book is also recommended byAubrey Marcus
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:...
A surprisingly profound and interesting read. – source
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...
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
Joe RoganJun 24, 2020
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...
Thanks! My favorite JFK book is Best Evidence by David Lifton. Probably my favorite conspiracy book ever. – source
Joe RoganMay 20, 2017
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...
Hearing him do the audio part is great. – source
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...
I read The God Delusion in preparation for the Dawkins interview. I'm a huge fan of his work. – source
This book is also recommended byBrian Armstrong