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Books and literature suggested on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Kliph Nesteroff – The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy (2015)

Kliph Nesteroff is a former stand-up comic turned writer. A longtime contributor to WFMU, writing about the history of comedy, Nesteroff’s latest project is hosting the Classic Showbiz Talk Show, a live series in Los Angeles that has welcomed comedy luminaries like Mel Brooks, Fred Willard and Laugh-In creator George Schlatter.

Terence McKenna — Food of the Gods (1993)

Deserves to be the modern classic on mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens

David Goggins – Can’t Hurt Me (2018)

David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete and former world record holder for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours.

Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2013)

In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

Michael Pollan – How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics (2018)

Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinatedby the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness.

Jordan Peterson – 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018)

The #1 Sunday Times and International Bestseller from ‘the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now’ (New York Times)

Peter Godfrey-Smith – Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life (2017)

In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how nature became aware of itself

Roger Penrose – The Emperor’s New Mind (1989)

Perhaps the most engaging and creative tour of modern physics that has ever been written (Sunday Times)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder (2013)

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.  In The Black Swan, Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. Here Taleb stands uncer­tainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary. The antifragile is beyond…

William Golding – Lord of the Flies (1954)

Winner of the Nobel Prize in literature William Golding’s debut novel is a stark story of survival and what happens when civilization collapses.

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