This is a podcast that cannot be consumed in one go; it broke the internet for a reason; it is insane and happy and just plainly weird; this is the Joe Rogan Experience at its best with many moments that could be turned into memes. Lunacy at its finest.
Where else are you going to have an interview with entrepreneur extraordinaire Elon Musk talking about artificial intelligence and the future after smoking a joint. At the time of its release, this was by far the best interview ever done of Elon Musk.
It’s not just fun and game; Joe Rogan is great at interviewing politicians; what makes him perfect for the job is he’s not a journalist trying to create buzz or catch his guest off-guard; he’s genuinely interested in listening to what they have to say.
When Joe Rogan interviewed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, his fan were furious about the questions asked not being relevant to the current cultural landscape of Twitter; Joe listened and fostered a discussion between Twitter’s heads and Tim Poole, an independent journalist critical of their policies.
One of the best part of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast is people being invited to come discuss relevant topics despite pressure excerpted by special interest groups to deplatform them.
One of the landmark interviews Joe Rogan has done was Leah Remini coming to talk about her experience with Scientology and the pressure from the organization against the podcaster and his guest.
Being a stand up comedian, the podcast often features other comedians who are really having a friendly conversation with a peer rather than doing a promo interviewer. The interactions are more genuine and where else would a comedian bring a real size creepy doll to talk about it?
Joe has a way to go beyond the surface with his guests and reach out to something more profound and showcase a different side of who he’s talking to. Where traditional broadcasters ask questions to their guests about what they are, Joe Rogan asks them questions about who they are.
Something has to be said about the always enthralling guests that open up to Joe Rogan; they always offer an interesting perspective on a current issue and they’re often asked the basic questions that most media outlets shy away from and are confronted to dissenting viewpoints.
There’s also an authentic interest for a very wide and unusual variety of topics and as a listener, having a passionate expert talk about what they’re dedicating their life to, is often quite interesting and left you wanting to know more about something that you wouldn’t have thought could be that captivating.