Reading Rainbros



Monthly pod covering the Amazon best-seller book list.


  • Ep. 36 RRB - Billion Dollar Loser

    Ep. 36 RRB - Billion Dollar Loser

    13/03/2021 Duration: 33min

    From Amazon: In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to make the workplace cool. Adam Neumann, an immigrant determined to make his fortune in the United States, landed on the idea of repurposing surplus New York office space for the burgeoning freelance class. Over the course of ten years, WeWork attracted billions of dollars from some of the most sought-after investors in the world, while spending it to build a global real estate empire. Based on more than two hundred interviews, Billion Dollar Loser chronicles the breakneck speed at which WeWork's CEO built and grew his company. Culminating in a day-by-day account of the five weeks leading up to WeWork's botched IPO and Neumann's dramatic ouster, Reeves Wiedeman exposes the story of the company's desperate attempt to secure the funding it needed in the final moments of a decade defined by excess. With incredible access and piercing insight into the company, Billion Dollar Loser tells the full, inside story of WeWork and its CEO Adam Neuman

  • Ep. 35 Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld

    Ep. 35 Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld

    06/02/2021 Duration: 25min

    The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and saved everything. “Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas, the big yellow legal pad, I kept it in one of those old school accordion folders,” Seinfeld writes. “So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth.” For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favorite material, organized decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.

  • Ep. 34 Greenlights By Matthew McConaughey

    Ep. 34 Greenlights By Matthew McConaughey

    03/01/2021 Duration: 21min

    Greenlights is a book by American actor Matthew McConaughey. It was published on October 20, 2020, by the Crown imprint of Crown Publishing Group. The book includes stories and insights from McConaughey's life in chronological order. It has been described as a memoir but McConaughey has called it an "approach book".

  • A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

    A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

    12/12/2020 Duration: 18min

    A tiny American town’s plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road. When they descended on Grafton, public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws became meek suggestions, scarcely heard in the town’s thick wilderness. The anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of Grafton’s neighbors: the bears. Freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city in an effort to get off the grid. The bears smelled food and opportunity. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is the sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying tale of what happens when a government disappears into the woods. Complete

  • Ep. 32 Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by Ben Sasse

    Ep. 32 Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by Ben Sasse

    06/12/2020 Duration: 31min

    DEEP DIVE 2nd installment of the Reading RainBros special edition featuring Bob-0! Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by Ben Sasse

  • Ep. 31 Good Company

    Ep. 31 Good Company

    18/10/2020 Duration: 24min

    Ep 31 covers Arthur Blank and his work with Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons, and his many philanthropic efforts.

  • Ep. 30 Stop Reading the News

    Ep. 30 Stop Reading the News

    13/09/2020 Duration: 26min

    Ep. 30 Stop Reading the News by John Slade

  • EP. 29 Im Your Emotional Support Animal by Adam Carolla

    EP. 29 I'm Your Emotional Support Animal by Adam Carolla

    23/08/2020 Duration: 27min

    EP. 29 I'm Your Emotional Support Animal by Adam Carolla by John Slade

  • Ep. 28 CANT HURT ME by David Goggins

    Ep. 28 CANT HURT ME by David Goggins

    02/08/2020 Duration: 27min


  • RRB #27a China DEEP DIVE

    RRB #27a China DEEP DIVE

    19/07/2020 Duration: 37min

    Just one Bro today! First ever solo podcast from Bob-0! This is a very deep dive on China, which follows on the heels of our last episode, The Bully of Asia. Bob-0 is passionate about CHINA and its increasing presence on the world stage and covers a wide range of his favorite topics. CHINA!!

  • RRB #27 Bully of Asia

    RRB #27 Bully of Asia

    12/07/2020 Duration: 37min

    RRB #27 Bully of Asia by John Slade

  • Ep. 26 Bitcoin Billionaires

    Ep. 26 Bitcoin Billionaires

    11/06/2020 Duration: 28min

    Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great book from the world of bitcoin.

  • Ep 25 Human Diversity

    Ep 25 Human Diversity

    23/05/2020 Duration: 30min

    Sex differences in personality are consistent worldwide and tend to widen in more gender-egalitarian cultures. On average, females worldwide have advantages in verbal ability and social cognition while males have advantages in visuospatial abilities and the extremes of mathematical ability. On average, women worldwide are more attracted to vocations centered on people and men to vocations centered on things. Many sex differences in the brain are coordinate with sex differences in personality, abilities, and social behavior Human populations are genetically distinctive in ways that correspond to self-identified race and ethnicity. Evolutionary selection pressure since humans left Africa has been extensive and mostly local. Continental population differences in variants associated with personality, abilities, and social behavior are common. The shared environment usually plays a minor role in explaining personality, abilities, and social behavior. Class structure is importantly based on differences in abilities

  • Episode 24 Flu by Gina Kolata

    Episode 24 Flu by Gina Kolata

    19/04/2020 Duration: 34min

    The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease. In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic raged. Children were left orphaned and families were devastated. As many American soldiers were killed by the 1918 flu as were killed in battle during World War I. And no area of the globe was safe. Eskimos living in remote outposts in the frozen tundra were sickened and killed by the flu in such numbers that entire villages were wiped out. Scientists have recently rediscovered shards of the flu virus frozen in Alaska and preserved in scraps of tissue in a government warehouse. Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Delving into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, detailing the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease, Kolata addresses the prospects for a great epidemic recu

  • Ep. 23 Type Talk

    Ep. 23 Type Talk

    22/03/2020 Duration: 33min

    Ep. 23 Type Talk by John Slade

  • Episode #22 The Fifth Risk

    Episode #22 The Fifth Risk

    23/02/2020 Duration: 29min

    Episode #22 The Fifth Risk by John Slade

  • Ep. 21 Why We Get Fat

    Ep. 21 Why We Get Fat

    09/02/2020 Duration: 34min

    Ep. 21 Why We Get Fat by John Slade

  • Ep. 20 Catch and Kill

    Ep. 20 Catch and Kill

    05/01/2020 Duration: 33min

    Ep. 20 Catch and Kill by John Slade

  • Ep. 19 The Metropolitan Revolution

    Ep. 19 The Metropolitan Revolution

    15/12/2019 Duration: 30min

    Ep. 19 The Metropolitan Revolution by John Slade

  • EP. 18 When Corporations Rule the World

    EP. 18 When Corporations Rule the World

    24/11/2019 Duration: 30min

    EP. 18 When Corporations Rule the World by John Slade

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