Joe Rogan Recommended Books & Reading List
The Complete Reading List of Joe Rogan’s Recommended Books
Discover and read the best books Joe Rogan has recommended. Find out what books Joe Rogan has read, and which ones have inspired and changed his life.
Joe Rogan has given his top picks for recommended books, but there is also a mix of mentions and suggestions on this reading list.
Joseph James Rogan (born August 11, 1967) is an American UFC color commentator, podcaster, comedian, actor, and former television presenter. He hosts The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast in which he discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, and hobbies with a variety of guests.Wikipedia
49 Books Recommended by Joe Rogan 👍
James Nestor, a journalist, explores the globe to determine what went wrong and how to solve it. In order to put long-held notions about how we breathe to the test scientifically, Nestor hunts down individuals investigating the hidden science behind traditional breathing techniques like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo. He also works with pulmonary tinkerers.
For the original Eucharist, the hallowed wine that is claimed to ensure life beyond death for those who drink the blood of Jesus, there is no archaeological evidence. The magical items that made up the Holy Grail have never been discovered. For the 2.5 billion Christians in the world today, whatever occurred at the Last Supper remains a matter of faith in the lack of any empirical evidence.
One of the most brilliant books to come out of Asian culture on the subtle arts of conflict and triumph is The Book of Five Rings. The book studies the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underpins every level of human interaction. It was written not only for martial artists but for anybody who wishes to apply the eternal ideas of this work to their life.
Dr. Harari urges us to look ahead because humans have started to defy natural selection laws that have guided life for the previous four billion years in recent years. We are developing the capacity to create not just the environment around us but also our own self.
5. Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
The biggest revolution you’ve never heard of is right under your nose. All of our preconceived notions about high performance have been proven wrong in the past ten years by Silicon Valley leaders like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like Navy SEALs and Green Berets, and unconventional scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy. These trailblazers have discovered an unexpected shortcut in place of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours.
Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s whole team perished in a terrible ambush during his most recent military assignment. Reece learns that the deaths of those closest to him on the day of his return home were the result of a conspiracy that extends to the highest echelons of government rather than a war crime committed by an enemy nation.
From the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benevolent (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker preferred by some Enlightenment philosophers, Dawkins examines God in all of his manifestations with precision and wit. He dismantles the main justifications for religion and shows how unlikely a superior deity is.
A warm and funny book called Your Dad Stole My Rake saws deeply into every branch of the family tree and reveals the strangest and surprisingly profound aspects of our life. He outs everyone, even insane aunts with mustaches, ranting grandparents, and uncles who smoke marijuana as a condiment.
The Army of the West passed through Santa Fe in the summer of 1846 on its way to attack and take control of the Western regions that Mexico had claimed. This land grab would result in a protracted conflict between the United States and the Navajos, the highly resistant people who controlled a sizable portion of the rocky desert wilderness. It was motivated by the new philosophy of “Manifest Destiny.”
10. Scars and Stripes: An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself
Tim Kennedy struggles because he only feels alive just before he is going to pass away. Kennedy, a Green Beret, distinguished Army sharpshooter, and UFC star, has hunted poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban while traveling the world and tackling bulls with his bare hands, jumping out of airplanes, and diving to the bottom of the ocean.
Joe Jackson gives the authoritative biographical narrative of a person whose dramatic life intersected with some of the most significant moments in the history of the American West in this expansive book. Black Elk, who was born during a period of escalating hostility between the Sioux, white settlers, and American government troops, killed his first man at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, saw his second cousin Crazy Horse slaughtered, and went to Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
All around the galaxy, the war raged. Billion after billion have already perished and were doomed. Moons, planets, and even the stars themselves faced ruthless, violent, and worse, arbitrary devastation. The Culture fought for its moral right to exist, while the Idirans fought for their Faith. There were issues of principles. There was no surrender possible.
This eloquent and touching book borrows from and expands the heritage of Stoicism, which emphasizes the pursuit of inner calm and ethical certainty in an ostensibly chaotic world. It does so by reflecting the emperor’s own noble and self-sacrificing code of behavior.
14. The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient Near East
This book questions everything we believe to be true about religion. Christianity’s foundational fertility cult from antiquity. the dynamic force behind cultic rituals and symbols. The sacred mushroom serves as a symbol and representation of divinity.
15. Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change
When confronted with evidence that their actions are harming people or the environment, corporations have a long history of disputing the facts, placing blame on the victims, accusing their detractors of engaging in witch hunts, attacking the intentions of their critics, and using other justifications. Campaigns of denial have allowed businesses to carry on harmful practices that result in widespread misery, fatalities, and environmental degradation.
Diabetes is more common than ever among Americans today, and obesity has reached epidemic levels. Nearly 10% of youngsters are considered to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And the cause of these and other serious health issues affecting the entire population is sugar.
Each second, thousands of copies of you are created. According to the Many Worlds Theory of quantum behavior, every time there is a quantum event, a world splits off with identical content, except that the quantum event didn’t occur in that other world.
18. DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences
Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. studies from 1990 to 1995. He administered DMT, one of the most potent psychedelics known, to sixty volunteers as part of government-approved and supported clinical research at the University of New Mexico. His thorough account of those experiences is a fascinating investigation into the workings of the human mind and the possible benefits of psychedelics for treating mental health issues.
While recovering from brain surgery halfway around the world, James Reece is slowly putting his life back together with the aid of Katie Buranek, an investigative reporter, and Raife Hastings, a longtime friend, and SEAL comrade. Unbeknownst to them, Reece is the target of a deadly cat-and-mouse game being played by the Russian mafia.
In the number-one best-seller Shook One, Charlamagne details his battle with those worries and lays out a strategy you can follow to conquer your own. Ironically, Charlamagne’s fear of failing—of succumbing to the life of mediocrity or criminality that had ensnared so many of his friends and relatives in his hometown of Moncks Corner—has been the force behind his success.
With interludes on the Marxist roots of “wokeness,” the impact of technology, and how, in an increasingly online age, we must relearn the ability to forgive, he examines the most contentious subjects of our time: sexuality, gender, technology, and race.
Ten Great Ideas are discussed in the book The Happiness Hypothesis. In each chapter, we make an effort to savor a particular concept that has been discovered by a number of civilizations around the world, to question it in light of what we now know from scientific research, to draw lessons that still hold true for our contemporary lives, and to shed light on the factors that contribute to human flourishing.
The majority of the world views Crazy Horse as a legendary warrior who helped the United States. The army is brought to its knees at the Little Bighorn battle. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a devout son and a modest warrior who, with courage, energy, respect, and unmatched leadership, fought for the land, way of life, and honor of his people.
The problem is that the modern environment is out of step with our prehistoric brains and bodies, according to evolutionary biologists Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein. We were meant to live in clans, yet most people nowadays don’t even know the names of their neighbors. In our early communities, survival depends on taking advantage of our sex differences, but in modern society, even the idea of biological sex is increasingly regarded as objectionable.
The general markets tank when a spate of horrifying terrorist acts rocks the Western world around the holidays. An enigmatic former Iraqi commando who vanished into the European underworld is organizing the attacks.
While promoting itself as a scientific method for achieving spiritual enlightenment, Scientology has long been cloaked in secrecy. With the aid of his investigative skills, years of archival research, and more than 200 in-depth interviews with present and former Scientologists, Lawrence Wright is now able to reveal the inner workings of the church.
In The Art of Living and Dying, Osho not only makes it clear that our fear of death stems from an incorrect knowledge of how life works, but also that it presents a fantastic chance for personal development. Death is a process, not an occurrence, and it starts with birth.
Before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin bemoaned the fact that while English settlers frequently fled to the Indians, the latter hardly ever did the same. For hundreds of years, tribal societies have drawn Westerners almost gravitationally, and the root of this attraction is our shared evolutionary history as social creatures.
The magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior passes a threshold, tips, and takes off like wildfire is known as the tipping point. A little but precisely targeted push can result in a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a decline in crime, just as one sick person can start an epidemic of the flu.
Hancock sets out on a global journey to piece together the many fascinating bits of the hidden history of humanity in “Fingerprints of the Gods“. He uncovers startling evidence of the vast sophistication, technological advancement, and advanced scientific knowledge of an unidentified civilization from remote antiquity in monuments as diverse as Egypt’s Great Sphinx, the strange Andean ruins of Tiahuanaco, and Mexico’s breathtaking Temples of the Sun and Moon.
Best-selling author Steven Pressfield teaches readers how to recognize, overcome, and unlock the inner hurdles to creativity in this compelling, straight-from-the-hip analysis of the internal barriers to achievement. THE WAR OF ART is a motivational, humorous, well-timed kick in the pants sure to inspire any aspiring artist, activist, or businessperson.
This ground-breaking book demonstrates how to develop ability by utilizing a recently discovered brain process, regardless of whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a youngster to play the piano, writing a novel, or attempting to improve your golf swing.
Dr. West claims that we are experiencing a spiritual blackout that is marked by imperial decay, racial hostility, and unbridled brutality and terror, as seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, and Charlottesville, in a new preface for the edition marking its 25th anniversary.
Childhood for David Goggins was a nightmare filled with deprivation, discrimination, and physical abuse. But Goggins converted himself from an overweight, miserable young guy with no future to a U.S. citizen via self-control, mental fortitude, and hard work. one of the best endurance athletes in the world and an icon of the military.
Frédéric Morin, David McMillan, and Meredith Erickson introduced readers to the art of living the Joe Beef way in their acclaimed debut cookbook. With more than 150 new dishes, some pulled directly from the menus of Fred and Dave’s renowned Montreal restaurants, others drawn from summers spent on Laurentian lakes and Sunday dinners at home, they’re back with another incredibly intimate and refreshingly simple compilation.
One of the best-remembered episodes in American history is Custer’s Last Stand; even today, more than a century after it occurred, people debate even the most fundamental facts concerning the Little Bighorn. The most trustworthy and compulsively readable description of the topic was written by Evan S. Connell, who Joyce Carol Oates called “one of our most interesting and brilliant American authors.”
Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, charts the growth of behavioral addiction in this ground-breaking book and explains why so many products on the market today are hard to resist. These items’ amazing and occasionally destructive magnetism is no accident, despite the fact that they magically dissolve the distances separating individuals throughout the world.
Don Miguel Ruiz, a best-selling author of The Four Agreements, exposes the root of self-limiting ideas that rob us of joy and cause unnecessarily painful suffering. The Four Agreements, a strong rule of behavior based on the wisdom of the Toltecs, can quickly change our lives and usher in a new sense of liberation, genuine happiness, and love.
Life is just like Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Othello. Lies fuel and sustain the majority of personal vices and social vices. Acts of adultery and other forms of personal betrayal, financial fraud, political corruption, and even murder, and genocide, typically call for a second moral flaw: a readiness to lie.
This narrative tells the story of Rinella’s hunt for buffalo. But more than that, it tells the tale of how the buffalo has influenced our sense of who we are as a country in several ways. In quest of the buffalo’s past, present, and future, Rinella leads us across the continent to the Bering Land Bridge, where researchers look for buffalo bones among the remains of the region’s first occupants.
41. Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
Two astounding stories are included in Empire of the Summer Moon. The first chronicles the Comanches’ ascent and decline as the most dominant Indian tribe in American history. The epic adventure of pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who rose to become the last and greatest chief of the Comanches, is one of the most astonishing stories to have ever emerged from the Old West.
Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual tour of the “outliers” world—the finest and the brightest, the most well-known and successful people—in this astonishing new book. What differentiates exceptional achievers, he wonders?
43. Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
In Food of the Gods, ethnobotanist Terence McKenna explores the evolution of man’s interaction with chemicals, revealing a window into the divine and potentially a method to save our ailing planet. McKenna offers a reexamination of the historical significance of drugs in both the East and the West.
Harari expands on the concepts covered in his previous books in twenty-one readable chapters that are both thought-provoking and profound. He untangles political, technological, social, and existential issues and provides guidance on how to get ready for a future that will be very different from the one we currently live in.
Zen in the Art of Archery, a classic treatise on Eastern philosophy, is a pleasant and profoundly informative account of one man’s encounter with Zen. Eugen Herrigel, a German philosopher who taught in Tokyo, started learning archery as a way to better understand Zen Buddhism.
An idea-driven, contentious book that questions everything you (believe you) know about sex, monogamy, marriage, and families. “A brilliantly intriguing and well-written book which entirely re-evaluates human sexual behavior and gets to the source of many of our social and psychological maladies,” is how Steve Taylor described Sex at Dawn.
His 15-year quest for the truth regarding the Kennedy assassination is chronicled in Best Evidence, a first-person, chronological account told in the first person. It is designed to illustrate his personal attempt to solve the mystery through a painstaking and time-consuming search for new evidence that could eventually settle the numerous factual contradictions in the record, not only to provide a theory of what happened on November 22, 1963.
“Fast” Eddie Felson at first appears to be a sloppy pool player with sparkling eyes and an astonishing grin to the strangers he plays with in dimly lit billiard clubs. But when real money is at stake, they realize that Eddie is a first-class hustler.
Legends fall short of adequately describing the extraordinary tale of the coyote. Coyotes not only survived, but thrived in the face of centuries-long eradication efforts that used chemicals, helicopters, and manmade illnesses, spreading across the continent from Alaska to New York City, Maine, and beyond.
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