Joe Rogan is a well-known stand-up comedian, host of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and former actor.
He’s also an avid reader, often mentioned books on his show, and has even had guests on to talk about their favorite reads.
Here we have compiled a list of books that Joe Rogan has recommended on his podcast.
1984 by George Orwell
George Orwell’s 1984 is a novel about a society where the government controls everything. The government controls what people can and cannot do, what they can and cannot say, and even what they can and cannot think.
The government is able to control all of this through the use of surveillance, propaganda, and mind control. 1984 is a warning to society about the dangers of giving too much power to the government.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
In his new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that our world is undergoing a massive change and that we need to re-think some of our most basic assumptions about what it means to be human.
Harari begins by asking us to consider the sheer scale of change that has taken place in just the last hundred years. He points out that our world today is unrecognizable from the world of our grandparents, with technological advances making it possible for us to connect with anyone, anywhere in the world instantly.
With this unprecedented level of connectivity comes a need for us to re-evaluate our relationships with each other and with the natural world. Harari argues that we need to find a way to live together peacefully in a world where we are increasingly interdependent on each other.
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
Guns, Germs, and Steel is a book about the history of human civilization, written by Jared Diamond. In the book, Diamond argues that the main factors behind the success of some civilizations and the failure of others were geography, climate, and access to technology. He also argues that these factors were more important than cultural differences in determining why some societies prospered while others did not.
Diamond’s thesis has been controversial, with some historians arguing that his view of history is too deterministic. However, his work has also been praised for its originality and insights into the complex factors that have shaped human history.
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
In his new book, Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari envisions a future where technology has advanced so far that humans have become gods.
This may sound like a utopia, but Harari warns that it could also lead to disastrous consequences. With our newfound powers, we may be tempted to play God with the lives of others, leading to mass suffering. We must be careful not to let our technology get ahead of us.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
As one of the most influential works of ancient philosophy, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius has been praised for its insights on stoicism and living a virtuous life.
In this book, Aurelius reflects on a range of topics including reason, nature, providence, death, and morality. His thoughts are presented in a clear and concise manner, making Meditations an easy read for those new to philosophy.
Aurelius was not only a philosopher but also a Roman Emperor. His Stoic views on life were likely influenced by his position of power and the many challenges that came with it.
Despite being written over 2000 years ago, Meditations remains relevant today and is sure to provide readers with food for thought on how to live a good life.
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
In his book, “Outliers: The Story of Success,” Malcolm Gladwell examines what it takes to be successful. He looks at the lives of successful people and finds that there are often common threads that run through their stories.
Gladwell argues that it takes more than just hard work and talent to be successful. He believes that there are also other factors, such as opportunity and luck, that play a role in success.
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The book examines the history of humankind from the perspective of evolutionary biology and looks at how Homo sapiens have come to dominate the earth.
The book has been praised for its accessible and engaging style, as well as for its insights into human nature. It has been translated into over 30 languages and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
In his book, Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell challenges the assumption that we can always trust our gut when it comes to assessing other people.
Gladwell argues that we are often too quick to judge others and that we should instead try to see things from their perspective. He provides examples of how this can be done, and how it can lead to better understanding and communication.
The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt
“The Coddling of the American Mind,” Jonathan Haidt argues that the modern American university is creating a generation of students who are unable to cope with the stresses of life.
Haidt, a professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, believes that the trend is due to a combination of factors, including helicopter parenting, the rise of social media, and an increasingly litigious culture.
He argues that the goal of education should be to prepare students for the realities of life, not to protect them from them.
“The Coddling of the American Mind” is sure to provoke debate among educators and parents alike.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz offers four principles to live by in order to create a life of happiness and fulfillment. The first agreement is to be impeccable with your word. This means speaking with integrity and intention, and avoiding gossip and judgment.
The second agreement is to don’t take anything personally. This means recognizing that other people’s opinions and actions are not about you, but about them.
The third agreement is to always do your best. This means putting forth your best effort in everything you do, regardless of the circumstances.
And the fourth agreement is to live in the present moment. This means being fully present in each moment, and not letting past or future worries consume you. By following these four agreements, Ruiz believes we can create happier, more fulfilling lives.
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins is one of the most controversial books of our time. In it, Dawkins makes a case against belief in God, arguing that it is not only irrational but harmful to society.
While many have praised Dawkins for his brave stance against religion, others have accused him of being close-minded and intolerant. Whether you love or hate The God Delusion, there’s no denying that it’s a must-read for anyone interested in the debate between religion and science.
The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday
In his book, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ryan Holiday shows us that the obstacles we face in life are not necessarily bad things. In fact, they can be used to our advantage if we know how to handle them properly.
In the book, Holiday shares stories of some of history’s most successful people and how they were able to overcome their obstacles to achieve great things. He also provides practical advice on how we can use the same principles in our own lives to overcome our own obstacles.
If you’re looking for a way to turn your obstacles into opportunities, then this book is definitely for you.
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
The Talent Code is a book that explores the science of talent development. Coyle looks at what it takes to develop talent and how we can create more talented people. He also examines the role of practice in talent development and discusses how we can create more opportunities for people to practice.
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
In his book, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell says that ideas and products can spread like viruses. He calls this the “tipping point.” This is when an idea or product reaches a critical mass or tipping point, and then it takes off.
Gladwell says that there are three things that need to happen for an idea or product to reach the tipping point: first, it must be appealing; second, it must be easy to use or consume; and third, it must be able to spread easily from person to person.
Appealing means that the idea or product must be attractive to its potential users. It must be something that they want or need. Easy to use means that it must be simple and straightforward; something that can be used without much effort. And finally, it must be able to spread easily from person to person.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art is a book about the creative process and the internal struggles that artists face.
Pressfield argues that there is a “war” between the artist and their muse, between the ego and the creative subconscious. This war is waged on a daily basis, and it is one that the artist must always be prepared to fight.
The War of Art is an inspirational and motivating read for any artist who feels blocked or stuck in their creative process. Pressfield’s message is clear: keep fighting the good fight, and eventually, you will break through to the other side.
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
Steven Pressfield’s book “Turning Pro” is a guide for anyone who wants to live a creative life. In it, Pressfield discusses the importance of becoming a professional in order to achieve success.
He argues that amateurs only dabble in their craft, while professionals are committed to their work and dedicate themselves to becoming the best they can be.
Pressfield provides readers with practical advice on how to turn pro, including developing a work ethic, setting goals, and overcoming fear. By following his advice, anyone can learn how to tap into their creative potential and achieve their dreams.
The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
In his book, “The Happiness Hypothesis,” psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the idea that much of what we think about happiness is wrong. He argues that our pursuit of happiness is often misguided and that we would be better off pursuing meaning and fulfillment.
Haidt begins by exploring the history of the concept of happiness, tracing it back to the ancient Greeks. He then looks at the latest scientific research on happiness and argues that much of what we believe about happiness is wrong.
He argues that our pursuit of happiness is often misguided and that we would be better off pursuing meaning and fulfillment. For example, he points out that people who are married are no happier than people who are single, and that money does not buy happiness.
A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century by Bret Weinstein
A Land So Strange by Andrés Reséndez
American Buffalo by Steven Rinella
Amusing Ourselves To Death by Neal Postman
Best Evidence by David S. Lifton
Black Elk by Joe Jackson
Blindsight by Peter Watts
Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides
Breath by James Nestor
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
Chaos by Tom O’Neill
Coyote America by Dan Flores
DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman
Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne
Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna
Freedom by Sebastian Junger
Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
Hate Inc. by Matt Taibbi
Industrial-Strength Denial by Barbara Freese
Inner Engineering by Sadhguru
Irresistible by Adam Alter
Ladies and Gentlemen, Lenny Bruce!! by Albert Goldman
Race Matters by Cornel West
Savage Son by Jack Carr
Scars and Stripes by Tim Kennedy
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan
Shook One by Charlamagne Tha God
Something Deeply Hidden by Sean Carroll
Son of the Morning Star by Evan S. Connell
Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler
Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay
The Art of Living and Dying by Osho
The Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
The Devil’s Hand by Jack Carr
The Hustler by Walter Tevis
The Immortality Key by Brian Muraresku
The Journey of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall
The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray
The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by John Marco Allegro
The Terminal List by Jack Carr
The War on the West by Douglas Murray
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
True Believer by Jack Carr
Your Dad Stole My Rake by Tom Papa
Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel