Interesting Things

I am a little bit cursed in that I am interested in basically everything. That means I have a difficult time focusing in on one specific topic at a time. Sometimes that’s because I see connections between disparate ideas; other times, it’s just because I find almost everything interesting and thought-provoking.

Below are my recommendations for various media – books, articles/posts, blogs, and newsletters. I’m sure this page will grow and change, but I hope you find these as interesting as I do.


Books I Love

Fiction

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Ender’s Game quartet by Orson Scott Card (especially Speaker for the Dead)

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

The Long Halloween and Dark Victory (Batman anthologies) by Tim Loeb and Jeff Sale

Non-Fiction

Philosophical Crumbs by Søren Kierkegaard (and, coincidentally, where my site got its name!)

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

How (not) to Be Secular by James K.A. Smith

How to Think by Alan Jacobs

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

I See Satan Fall like Lightning by René Girard

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman

Technopoly by Neil Postman

The Slavery of Death by Richard Beck


Favorite Blogs

Alan Jacobs – Snakes and Ladders

Austin Kleon

Cal Newport

Pete Adeney – Mr. Money Mustache

Richard Beck – Experimental Theology

Thinker Sensitive

Tyler Cowen – Marginal Revolution


Favorite Podcasts

1619

99% Invisible

The Bible Project

Blackout

The Bruenigs

Conversations with Tyler

Crazy Genius

The Ezra Klein Show

Heavyweight

Revisionist History

S-Town

Throughline


Newsletters I Follow

Alan Jacob’s Newsletter

Austin Kleon’s Newsletter

Jason Kottke’s “Noticing” Newsletter

Jocelyn K. Glei’s Newsletter