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Picks by Joe Rogan, Rene Ritchie, Semil Shah, Leo Laporte, Jonathan Swanson and Jim Dalrymple


Joe Rogan says it’s a great book. John M. Allegro, one of the lead scholars that was deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls wrote this book called The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross. Where did God come from? What do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This book challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion. After studying the dead sea scrolls for 14 years it is his interpretation that what Christianity was all about was the consumption of psychedelic mushrooms and fertility cults.

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Semil Shah picks his fireside chat with Chamath Palihapitiya. “That’s easy. I hosted a fireside chat with @Chamath and he said a lot of things that have been on peoples’ minds, but he was unafraid to say it. It’s a must-read.”

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Jim Dalrymple says they are “One of the original great thrash metal bands.” They have a new album coming out soon and the base player Dave Elison has been a good friend of Jim’s for many years. He loves their music and can’t wait for the new album.

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Rene Ritchie picks iMore’s iOS9 and watchOS2 review. Serenity Caldwell took the iOS 9 and WatchOS 2 reviews and bundled them up into ebooks on the iBooks Store. Approximately 70,000 words on the ins and outs of Apple’s latest platforms! This is the only thing you NEED to read on Apple’s latest platform updates.

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Leo Laporte, founder of TWiT.tv, picks the free app Authy for two-step verification. He found a really great app that’s free called Authy. It does the very same thing as the Google Authenticator but allows you to have a cross-platform solution for two-step authentication. This is a really good app, he says.

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Jonathan Swanson, co-Founder of Thumbtack, picks the Wait But Why blog. “I discovered it more than 30 days ago but never really dug in. But more recently I read a few of the blogs and I am now OBSESSED and read all of them. Highly recommend.”

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