On Books is a podcast where we talk about books. Think of it as a two-person book club — or a series of thirty-minute audiobooks. Each week on the show host Chris Castiglione brings you a new book. Highlights include: Mating in Captivity, Sapiens, Sex at Dawn, Letters to a Young Poet, Educated, How Not to Die, Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, as well as exclusive interviews with Neil Strauss, Haruki Murakami, Kevin Kelly, Peter Singer and more.

On Books Podcast

The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer |…

For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each...
Chris Castig
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The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer

The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate...
Chris Castig
4 min read

The Clock of The Long Now by Stewart Brand…

These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the 20th century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative...
Chris Castig
4 min read

We Are Echoes: Leave the world better than how…

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Chris Castig
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A Man Without A Country by Kurt Vonnegut |…

Top 5 Quotes from Kurt Vonnegut’s A Man Without A Country: 1. Kurt Vonnegut on the meaning of life We are here on Earth...
Chris Castig
1 min read

“Don’t Follow Your Passion” from So Good They Can’t…

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting...
Chris Castig
2 min read

Learn how to write better: 50 Writing Tools by…

Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into...
Chris Castig
1 min read

The Dip by Seth Godin | Book Summary and…

In this iconic bestseller, popular business blogger and bestselling author Seth Godin proves that winners are really just the best quitters. Godin shows that...
Chris Castig
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up | Summary and…

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning...
Chris Castig
1 min read