Episodes
You know the one. It’s quoted all the time: “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” Whenever I see this quoted, I see Haruki Murakami’s name underneath the quote. However, he never said it. A character in his book said it and...
Published 05/06/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 6 from his 2022 Reading List – The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Friedrich Engels. Show Notes Author: Friedrich Engels Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 04/22/22
Published 04/22/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 11 from his 2022 Reading List – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Show Notes Author: Yuval Noah Harari The Battle of Cajamarca Purchase this book from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 04/08/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 8 from his 2022 Reading List – The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissance by Ross King. Show Notes Author: Ross King Vespasiano da Bisticci Purchase this book from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 03/25/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 9 from his 2022 Reading List – Rembrandt is in the Wind: Learning to Love Art Through the Eyes of Faith by Russ Ramsey. Show Notes Author: Russ Ramsey Purchase this book from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 03/11/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 3 from his 2022 Reading List – In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Show Notes Author: Truman Capote Purchase this book from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 02/25/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 5 from his 2022 Reading List – Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. Show Notes Author: Neil Postman Purchase this book from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 02/11/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses the Pulitzer-Prizing winning book 2 from his 2022 Reading List – The Black Count by Tom Reiss. Show Notes Author: Tom Reiss Order Your Books from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 01/28/22
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 1 from his 2022 Reading List – On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior. Show Notes Author: Karen Swallow Prior Purchase the book from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 01/14/22
2021 was the year of book series. In this episode, Erik Rostad stacks each of the 43 books from his 2021 reading list on his desk, picks them up, and shares the key remembrances from each series of books. Show Notes Erik’s 2021 Reading List Erik’s 2022 Reading List Bibliotheca Bible Support the Podcast Email...
Published 12/31/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad shares how to apply ideas from Atomic Habits by James Clear to improve your reading life. This is book 43 from his 2021 Reading List. Show Notes Author: James Clear Thoughts about the book Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 12/17/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 40 from his 2021 Reading List – The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith. Show Notes Author: Adam Smith Thoughts about the book How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 12/03/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 39 from his 2021 Reading List – Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos. Show Notes Author: Choderlos de Laclos Support the Podcast! Buy me a Book for my 2022 Reading List – Amazon Wish List Reading Resources Books of Titans Website
Published 11/19/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses the seven-book Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. These are books 32 through 38 from his 2021 Reading List. Show Notes Harry Potter Series: Sorcerer’s / Philospher’s Stone Chamber of Secrets Prisoner of Azkaban Goblet of Fire Order of the Phoenix Half-Blood Prince Deathly Hallows Author: J. K. Rowling Purchase the Series...
Published 11/05/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad ties three concepts together from a variety of books read for this reading project. Show Notes Books Mentioned: Means of Ascent The Power Broker The Fellowship of the Ring Mere Christianity The New Testament Living with a SEAL Support the Podcast! Buy me a Book for my 2022 Reading List...
Published 10/22/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses each of the 52 books chosen for his 2022 reading list. He covers why he’s reading them and who recommended them. Show Notes Erik’s 2022 Reading List The Great Books Support the Podcast! Buy me a Book for my 2022 Reading List – Amazon Wish List Reading Resources Books...
Published 10/08/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad compares Lyndon B. Johnson and Robert Moses, discussing the similarities and differences in their use and abuse of power. Show Notes Author: Robert A. Caro Other Robert Caro Podcast Episodes: First Episode: The Path to Power Second Episode: Means of Ascent Third Episode: Master of the Senate Fourth Episode: The...
Published 09/24/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses books 30 & 31 from his 2021 Reading List – Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life by Zena Hitz and The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks. Show Notes Author: Zena Hitz Author: David Brooks Support the Podcast! Buy me a Book...
Published 09/10/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 28 from his 2021 Reading List – The Civil War Volume I: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote. Show Notes Author: Shelby Foote Support the Podcast! Buy me a Book for my 2022 Reading List – Amazon Wish List My thoughts about the book Purchase the Book Reading Resources Books...
Published 08/27/21
In this episode, Dr. Jason A. Staples joins Erik Rostad to discuss his book The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity. Show Notes Author: Jason A. Staples Purchase a Signed Copy of The Idea of Israel Join the Fall 2021 Seminar with Jason as he...
Published 08/13/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 26 from his 2021 Reading List – The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro. Show Notes Author: Robert A. Caro Other Robert Caro Podcast Episodes: First Episode: The Path to Power Second Episode: Means of Ascent Third Episode: Master of the Senate Fourth Episode: The Passage of Power The Years of...
Published 07/30/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad takes stock of his reading status at the mid-point of 2021. He highlights the current status of his 37-book goal, provides a reading project update, and highlights key takeaways from the books so far this year. 2022 Reading List Support the Podcast! Buy me a Book from my 2022 Reading...
Published 07/16/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad interviews Gene Hanratty about his 10-year project of reading through a book about each president. Show Notes Guest: Gene Hanratty Gene’s Presidential Reading List 1776 by David McCullough (decided to add this book to the library because without the significant events of this year the rest of the list would...
Published 07/02/21
In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses all books written by economist Russ Roberts. These are books 19 through 23 from his 2021 Reading List. Show Notes Author: Russ Roberts The EconTalk Podcast 2018 Books of Titans Episode covering How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life Books Covered In This Episode: The Invisible Heart The Choice The Price...
Published 06/18/21