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Welcome to the Books of Titans Podcast where I (Erik Rostad) seek truth in the world’s best books. My goal is to read 52 books per year and share what I’m learning. I’ll talk a bit about each book, tie ideas together from a variety of genres, and share the one thing I always hope to remember from each book.

Books of Titans Podcast Erik Rostad

    • Arts
    • 4.0 • 69 Ratings

Welcome to the Books of Titans Podcast where I (Erik Rostad) seek truth in the world’s best books. My goal is to read 52 books per year and share what I’m learning. I’ll talk a bit about each book, tie ideas together from a variety of genres, and share the one thing I always hope to remember from each book.

    The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton

    The Seven Story Mountain by Thomas Merton

    In this episode, Erik Rostad discusses book 15 from his 2022 Reading List – The Seven Storey Mountain: An Autobiography of Faith by Thomas Merton. Show Notes Author: Thomas Merton Purchase this book from Landmark Booksellers (use coupon “booksoftitans” for 10% off) Reading Resources Books of Titans Website

    • 25 min
    That Murakami Quote

    That Murakami Quote

    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...

    • 14 min
    The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Friedrich Engels

    The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State by Friedrich Engels

    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

    • 31 min
    Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

    Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

    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

    • 32 min
    The Bookseller of Florence by Ross King

    The Bookseller of Florence by Ross King

    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

    • 31 min
    Rembrandt Is in the Wind by Russ Ramsey

    Rembrandt Is in the Wind by Russ Ramsey

    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

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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69 Ratings

Randy IV ,

Gave it a second listen

At first I did not like this podcast but came back and listened to more recent episodes including the most recent about Trumps book end enjoyed these episodes much more. If you don’t enjoy the early episodes skip ahead and give it another try. Looking forward to the Biden episode and whatever follows.

Saltsavage ,

Great Podcast

I enjoy listening and learning from these podcasts as I go on walks or mow the lawn. He reviews books that I otherwise would not read and I glean insight and wisdom from the reviews. Very nuanced and enjoyable for me. Thanks for doing these.

Dr. Nooruldeen ,

Love and Thanks

I found your show today, I love it and listen to you for about 2 hours.

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