Interesting Stuff I’ve Read, Listened to and Watched Recently

Here’s some stuff that I think is interesting. Last post in this series from August.


Dishonesty: The Truth About Lies – Why do people lie and cheat? What makes people susceptible to lying? Netflix.

The Queen of Code – Short documentary about Grace Hopper, one of the pioneers in computer technology.


Hillbilly Elegy: A memoir of a family and a culture in crisis – JD Vance. Interview with Vance. This book was eye opening. It chronicles Vance’s journey from a chaotic childhood to graduation from Yale.  One of the best books I’ve read in the past year.

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline – Novel about a near future with virtual reality technology at its core.

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr – Set in WWII era Europe, this book chronicles the intersecting lives of multiple people, including a young blind girl. Not high literature, but fun reading.


Cal Fussman on Tim Ferriss – I’ve written about Cal’s previous appearance on Ferriss’ show. This one is worth listening to as well.

Dan Carlin & Sam Harris – Sam and Dan talk about history and current events.

Invest in Being Yourself – Jerry Colonna with Bryce Roberts and Chris Marks. A new take on investing in startups and following your instinct.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Ghosts of the Ostfront – The untold story (in the US) of the eastern front in WWII. At least 15m soldiers died, plus up to another 50m civilians during the eastern front battles. The US lost ~400k soldiers during the war. The Nazis and Soviets lost that many in eastern front battles.


The real cost of content marketing: turning $70k into $200k – Jose Cayasso

American Fall – Naval Ravikant – A look at what the US could look like in the near future.

How half of America lost its mind – A look at how we go to 33% of the country supporting Trump.

How we got from $0 to $75k MRR with zero marketing budget – The best guide I’ve read about how to start an affiliate program.

The Revolt of the back row kids – Chris Arande – How we got to 33% of the country supporting Trump.

Milwaukee: Pride and Poverty – Chris Arande – A look at Milwaukee’s history of segregation.

The heartbreaking reality of back row investors – Division between being a “front row investor” vs. the rest of us.

Today’s DDOS Attack was the beginning of a bleak future

September 11th – Jake Wood – Jake Wood’s reflection from

El reclamo del heladero austriaco  (spanish). An Austrian ice cream entrepreneur tries to open an ice cream shop in Santiago.

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  • Thanks Nathan, some great info. That article about content marketing was perfect timing, keep up the good work!

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