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Best Book Ever

Jul 5, 2021

I’m so grateful that people like Chris Cochran exist – people with the giant brains for the tech world who are also committed to keeping the rest of us safe from the nefarious criminals. Lucky for us, Chris is a tech geek with a wicked book habit. I loved talking to him about “Ready Player One,” the appeal of gamer culture, and escaping into good storytelling.

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Host: Julie Strauss



Guest: Chris Cochran

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Discussed in this episode:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine

The Art of the Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer by Steven Kotler

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


The Matrix

Ready Player One movie


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