17 Nov 2017

Favorite Books, Blogs, Articles, and Podcasts

A list of favorite books, quotes, blogs, articles, podcasts, and podcast episodes.

Favorite Books

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Favorite Quotes

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Favorite Blogs

Wait But Why

  • A long-form blog which analyzes all aspects of life and technology.

Paul Graham’s Essays

James Clear

  • Pieces on productivity, habits and organization.

Mark Manson

  • Pieces on productivity, habits and organization.

Favorite Articles

Life Perspective

Habits / Productivity / Positive Psychology




Romantic Relationships


Favorite Podcasts

(Descriptions copied below from each podcast’s website)

Life Perspective

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

  • A podcast hosted by best-selling author Gretchen Rubin and TV writer and producer, Elizabeth Craft which discusses happiness, good habits, and human nature.

Happier in Hollywood

  • How to be happier, saner, more creative, more successful, and more productive in a back-biting, superficial, chaotic, unpredictable, and fundamentally insane world.


  • Invisibilia is about the invisible forces that control human behavior - ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and emotions.


Freakonomics Radio

  • Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature — from cheating to crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs.

Revisionist History

  • Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past — an event, a person, an idea, even a song — and asks whether we got it right the first time.


How I Built This

  • A podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity, and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands.

Success! How I Did It

  • Shontell interviews successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business leaders about how they built successful companies, and the career paths that took them to the top.

On Relationships

Where Should We Begin?

  • Real couples. Candid conversations. Surprising truths. Listen in as the foremost authority on modern love, Esther Perel, meets with real couples — and their stories become your stories.


Side Hustle School

  • A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who’s started a side hustle — along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result.

Ear Hustle

  • Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.

Favorite Podcast Episodes

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