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Apr 4, 2016

In this episode of On Books, Chris brings you So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport Books notes available at: http://www.on-books.com Subscribe on iTunes! And follow On Books: Twitter: @onbooksshow (http://www.twitter.com/onbooksshow) Facebook: /onbooksshow (http://www.facebook.com/onbooksshow) Instagram: @castig (https://www.instagram.com/castig)

Mar 28, 2016

In this episode of On Books Chris brings you 50 Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark. 

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Mar 22, 2016

In this episode of On Books, Chris Castiglione shares lessons learned about quitting from The Dip by Seth Godin. You can find the complete interview, and show notes available @ http://www.on-books.com

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Mar 14, 2016

In this episode of On Books, I bring you The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo.

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Feb 29, 2016

In this episode of On Books, I take on Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance. It's a book about online dating, love, psychology and the cultural impacts of texting as a medium. It's going to be a great episode! So get ready, and I'll share with you stories of how Aziz's book (and standup) inspired me to take some action in my life. Enjoy! -Chris

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Feb 22, 2016

In this episode of On Books, Chris Castiglione chat about Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman.

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Feb 12, 2016

Email me: chris@on-books.com! Let me know: On a scale of 1 to 10 would you recommend the On Books podcast to a friend? Put the number 1-10 (in the subject), and WHY you gave that number (in the body). Thanks for listening! 

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Feb 9, 2016

In this episode of On Books, I'll ask, "Is Love an Art?". You learn about the book: The Art of Loving by Eric Fromm, and much more. 

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Jan 26, 2016

In this episode of On Books, Chris Castiglione brings you his take on The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. You can find his complete notes and thoughts over at http://www..on-books.com

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Jan 18, 2016

In this episode of On Books, Chris Castiglione chats with Neil Strauss about his latest book The Truth. You can find the complete interview, and show notes available @ www.on-books.com

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Jan 13, 2016

This episode of On Books is dedicated to David Bowie. I'll read a piece from Sara Benincasa called "Thank You, David Bowie, From The Weird Kid", as well as share some highlights from David Bowie's Top 100 Books.

 

Jan 2, 2016

In this episode of On Books, we’ll chat about creating goals and resolutions. We discuss my recent article on resolutions in the Huffington Post, and the details of the NPR interview.

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Dec 30, 2015

In this episode of On Books, we’ll chat about New Year's Resolutions, and the concept of Growth vs. Fixed mindset from the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. 


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Dec 21, 2015

In this episode of On Books, I chat with John Keegan (NYC Dating Coach) about the art of connection, dating in New York City, and The Power of Now. 

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Dec 17, 2015

In this episode of On Books, we’ll chat about The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. 


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Dec 8, 2015

In this episode of On Books, we’ll chat about The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman.  

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Dec 2, 2015

The main idea of Sex at Dawn in less than 20 words: Humans beings were not always monogamous creatures.

In this episode of On books we cover three of the main ideas in Sex at Dawn, as well as listen to excerpts from Christopher Ryan's TED Talk

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Nov 23, 2015

In this episode I chat about Writing Movies for Fun and Profit by Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon. I'm joined by One Month's Zach Valenti and Sydney Flint. 

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Nov 19, 2015

Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling 2011 book by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics winner Daniel Kahneman which summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working on cognitive biases, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.

In this episode of On books I chat with Alex Miles Younger about some of our favorite learnings from book. 

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Nov 9, 2015

Thinking, Fast and Slow is a best-selling 2011 book by Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics winner Daniel Kahneman which summarizes research that he conducted over decades, often in collaboration with Amos Tversky. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working on cognitive biases, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.

In this episode of On books I chat with Alex Miles Younger about some of our favorite learnings from book. 

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Nov 1, 2015

This week I discuss Catching the Big Fish (by David Lynch) with Kevin Allison (RISK!; MTV's The State, and Reno 911).

In our interview we chat about the book, as well as: finding creativity, Transcendental Meditation, self-help books,  and Kevin's exploration into the world of erotic hypnosis workshops.

 

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Oct 29, 2015

In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks tells 24 short-stories (all true) of some of his patients. The first chapter chronicles the story of one of Sacks' patients with visual agnosia (face-blindness) who literally mistakes his wife for a hat.

The book is split into four sections: each section dealing with a particular aspect of brain function such as deficits, excesses, and altered perceptions.

In this episode of On books we cover three Oliver Sacks books: Awakenings, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" (the story), Musicophilia. As well as an interview with Princeton University Neuroscience Professor Nathaniel Daw. 

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Oct 6, 2015

Habit - a decision you made at some point. And then stopped making, but continue acting upon.

In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg brings us scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter at The New York Times, where he writes for the business section. You can follow him on Twitter @cduhigg.

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Sep 30, 2015

Why is the book called The Fault in Our Stars?

It's based on this quote from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, 

Cassius: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”  - Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141)

In this quote, Cassius seems to be arguing that it's not fate that controls our lives, but rather that we're in control, and that we are thus responsible.

The title The Fault in Our Stars seems to be saying the opposite. With the two main characters, Augustus and Hazel, John Green shows us of that sometimes we're not in control of our lives.

Clearly Augustus and Hazel didn't do anything to cause the cancer they have, yet they have to live with it. The book poses the question: is it possible to find happiness in life despite the fault in our stars?

In this episode of On Books I chat The Fault in Our Stars with Kate Gavino (The author and illustrator behind lastnightsreading.tumblr.com). 


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Sep 21, 2015

In Blink, Gladwell shares stories that celebrate the power of quick decisions, as well as those moments when our instincts betray us.

In this episode of On books we cover: Thin-slicing, and "The Right - and Wrong - Way to Ask People What They Want." This includes stories of Coke vs. Pepsi, Butter vs. Margarine, and a man who can predict with 95% accuracy whether a couple will still be married fifteen years later (just after meeting them for 15 minutes).

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