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 Fault in Our Stars, by John Green |…

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon...
Chris Castig
2 min read

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell | Book Summary and Notes

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an...
Chris Castig
5 min read

On Directing Film by David Mamet

Calling on his unique perspective as playwright, screenwriter, and director of his own critically acclaimed movies like House of Games, State and Main, and...
Chris Castig
40 sec read

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke…

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
2 min read

Leading at the Speed of Growth | Summary and…

Learn how to take your company to the next level of growth through the stories of over 500 successful entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman...
Chris Castig
7 min read

Essentialism by Greg McKeown | Summary and Quotes

Essentialism is one of those books that I come back to and re-read a few times a year. And the reason I say I...
Chris Castig
5 min read

Mating In Captivity by Ester Perel | Book Summary…

This week I’ll be chatting with Sarah Peck about the book Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel. We’ll go over a summary of some...
Chris Castig
5 min read

Jim Henson Quotes

The opening line from Jim Hensons’ Biography: “Deer Creek winds casually, almost lazily, through the muggy lowlands in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.”...
Chris Castig
6 min read