Joe Rogan Admits Guest Made Him ‘Look Dumb’ During Vaccine Debate

Joe Rogan has been having a hard week. The podcasting phenom has been trumping all the mainstream media in terms of ratings but he’s still combating against his fanbase. Subreddit dedicated to the podcast has been more of a critic club than a fan club as of late. The podcast that once bragged about how uncensored and ‘real’ it was hasn’t been live in a couple of years and frequently features cuts. In addition to all this, with the switch to spotify came censorship with about 20 episodes missing from the giant catalogue.

But longtime fans of Rogan begrudge him the most for having become somewhat rigid and using his ‘eff you’ money clout to strong arm many respectable figures into conversations he finds interesting.

However he’s almost never this foolish. In a recently surfaced clip Rogan can be seen trying to make deadpan scientific claims to push his agenda:


Rogan was left speechless after Zepps was able to point out he was incorrect in his claims about the effects of the coronavirus vaccine on children and young people.

Rogan said he had read reports that showed there was an “adverse risk” of myocarditis among 12-17-year-olds who received the vaccine. What Rogan wasn’t aware is that contracting covid increases the risk of myocarditis among the same group. Zepps pointed this out in the nicest way possible.

At that point Rogan started questioning the source.

“Is this with children?” he asked, continuing to read the article. “With children is the issue… ‘12-17 more likely to develop myocarditis within three months of catching Covid at a rate of 450 cases per million infections. This compares to 67 cases of myocarditis per million in the same time following their second dose of Pfizer.’”

“Yeah, so you’re about eight times likelier to get myocarditis from getting Covid than from getting the vaccine,” Zepps pointed out.

“If anyone was going to make me look dumb on the podcast I’m glad it’s Josh Zepps,” Rogan tweeted after the episode aired, “because I love him, and he’s awesome.”

Rogan clarified that he had meant to quote this report.

And apologized for how he came off.

In a blog post on the website Science-Based Medicine, Dr Dan Freedman pointed out that many “cases” of myocarditis may have been from an infection or another diagnosis altogether. He described the analysis in the US report as “half-baked” with “data that will certainly be co-opted by the anti-vaccine movement”.