Joe Rogan is the host of the biggest podcast in the world. His podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” was launched over 10 years ago and was originally intended to simply be a show where Rogan and his comedian friends got together to get high and talk about life.
Fast forward to 2022, Rogan’s podcast is valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and Rogan has since interviewed some of the world’s biggest personalities such as Edward Snowden, Bernie Sanders, Elon Musk, and many others. According to Rogan, an average episode of JRE is downloaded 11 million times and is the number 1 podcast in over 70 countries in the world.
However, Joe Rogan recently stated that he would quit it all if it meant not being able to run the show as he wants to.
According to the podcaster, he would prefer to give up the show if he had to “walk on eggshells” in order to satisfy the multi-million dollars corporations that he made a deal with.
“I will quit. If it gets to a point that I can’t do it anymore, where I have to do it in some sort of weird way where I walk on eggshells and mind my p’s and q’s, f**k that!” Rogan told MMA Heavyweight Josh Barnett during episode #1797 of his show.
“If I become something different because it grew bigger, I will quit,” he concluded.
Despite saying that, Rogan has been “walking on eggshells” for the bigger part of 2022.
Several people have accused Rogan of spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19 on his show. The controversy sparked a cultural movement of artists, led by Neil Young, who protested Spotify for the alleged misinformation in the podcast.
At the time, Rogan said he would “do better” in the way COVID-related information is shared on his show. Spotify also added a disclaimer to every single episode that mentions COVID-19 on their platform.
As misfortune never comes alone, shortly after the Neil Young incident, a video resurfaced of a compilation of Joe Rogan saying the n-word went viral.
Rogan also had to publicly apologize for the compilation video in which he repeatedly says the N-word. And had to answer for a joke he had previously made comparing a black neighbor hood to the movie planet of the apes.