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Joe Rogan

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Joseph James Rogan (1967–), known professionally as Joe Rogan, is an American comedian, podcaster, martial artist, and actor. He is best known for hosting Fear Factor, being a commentator for the UFC, and his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE).[1] The JRE is one of the most listed to podcasts in the world and features guests, many times his friends, or scientists (Neil deGrasse Tyson),[2] activists, authors, social media figures, and other fellow comedians.

He is somewhat known for his fringe views, which include New Age ideas. Raised Catholic, his spiritual views are now derived from "experiences" he's had using psychedelic drugs.[3] He has promoted numerous conspiracy theories, and is notable in part because he does so.[4] One of his more prominent traits includes his willingness to repeat anything he heard anyone say in the last five minutes and then adopt those beliefs for a time, often without any consideration of the validity of said beliefs. Rogan is also a personal friend of Alex Jones[5] and has been featured several times on InfoWars together with Alex, also providing "InfoWars-exclusive interviews".[6][7]

Some fundies think he's a demon[8] and/or an Illuminati member.[9][10]

Joe Rogan Questions Everything[edit]

In 2013, Joe Rogan hosted a show called Joe Rogan Questions Everything.[11] The show was aired on SyFy and only lasted 6 episodes. The show debunked conspiracy theories such as a "bigfoot human hybrid"[12] and HAARP making chemtrails.[13]

Pseudoscience promotion[edit]

Mental health[edit]

Joe Rogan has, on many different occasions, expressed doubt over fairly established medical knowledge. He has expressed doubt over the existence of some kinds of Autism, as well as ADHD as a "disease of the brain" ("Didn't someone just say that they invented that? And that it's not real?").[14]

COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

Elon Musk appeared on Joe Rogan's show[15] in a two hour journey filled with lies and misinformation about the Corona virus pandemic.[16] He later hosted David Pakman (from The David Pakman Show) for almost three hours in which he defends Trump's obvious lies comments about hydroxychloroquin and injecting disinfectant.[17]

Meat-only diet[edit]

After hearing from grifters like Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan embarked in a meat-only diet,[18] something that experts caution about in regards to health risks (since it can deprive the consumer of essential nutrients) and the environmental impact (due to meat production requiring farmland and emission of greenhouse gases by livestock).[19]

General conspiracy nuttiness[edit]

Over the course of his career, Rogan has promoted several conspiracy theories. For years, he was a prominent supporter of the moon landing hoax conspiracy. This led to him debating astronomer and skeptic Phil Plait on Penn Jillette's show. He, however, has since changed his mind.[20] At the present, he seems to be very sympathetic to the Roswell crash conspiracy and provided a platform for alien conspiracy theorist Bob Lazar to spout nonsense to millions of people. [21] Over the years, Rogan has also been a consistent supporter of JFK assassination conspiracies.[22][23]

Transgender talks[edit]

"Transgenderism" with Kyle Kulinski[edit]

Joe Rogan has many doubts over the transgender experience and invited a couple of guests to speak about it, one of them being Kyle Kulinski.[24] Specifically, he doesn't think transition is effective, despite many submitted studies speaking otherwise,[25][26][27] and claims it "doesn't have an impact on suicide rates" ...except that it does.[28][29] It is true however that studies have found a similar suicide rate for post and pre-transition gender dysphoric individuals, although these same studies mentioned typically explore what's behind the post-transition suicide rate, and the causes are never discussed. Growing and improved studies further suggest that the rate decreases post-transition. All studies thus far agree that the causes of post-transition suicidality are familial nonacceptance, social rejection, harassment, discrimination (in employment and housing), lack of access to medical care, violence, etc. [30]

Rogan also claims transition is "elective" care, and suggested that there was no difference between having gender dysphoria and feeling a need to transition to address it, and "wanting bigger tits". It is no question that gender dysphoria is debilitating (causing physiological and psychological stress that may cause mental trauma).[25] While it's not urgent for some transgender people to acquire some aspects of transitioning, wanting medical care to address debilitating conditions is not "elective".

Age of transitioning[edit]

There is a spoken concern by Rogan that many transgender people are transitioning before the age of twenty five, and too many transitioning too young. Claims that suggest transitioning before the brain stops developing entirely before the age of twenty five will mess up your brain is entirely untrue when you consider that being a child who has not entered puberty does not automatically mean you are cognitively "messed up". Endocrinologists suggest that children who reach puberty should only be put on hormone blockers to prevent undergoing changes under the wrong primary hormone,[31] and the transition to the rightful primary hormone should proceed safely at age 16.[25] Tests of individuals starting the replacement therapy at age twelve reported normal progression,[27] and the delay of hormone replacement therapy may lead to psychological and cognitive trauma.[25] Puberty suppression causes no irreversible or harmful changes.[31]

Joe Rogan misinforming about trans children in conversation with Adam Conover[edit]

Joe Rogan, while thinking women are 'hard-wired' to be attracted to athletic male bodies,[32] decided to spring a conversation on Adam Conover, the host and program creator of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything, about transgender athletes and children.[33] Conover wasn't prepared but felt compelled to defend, and he later pinned a tweet[34] linking to a website[35] that already confirms what was speculated above in hopes that JRE fans will read and learn that Rogan did not learn, alongside the Olympic history of trans candidates.

External links[edit]


  1. "Joe Rogan: Weekly Podcasts Have Begun". 
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qoa2jU1NVI
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYGNOATK6PQ
  4. https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4125
  5. https://twitter.com/joerogan/status/500854630289780737
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPit1i0qodg
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO_A9JTnAfM
  8. http://www.truthportal.org/joe-rogan-pushing-the-new-age-religion/
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOFzlo7bYn4/
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84KEtckbZY
  11. Stockly, Ed (July 23, 2013). "Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Joe Rogan Questions Everything' on Syfy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  12. http://www.syfy.com/joeroganquestionseverything/episodes/season/1/episode/1/bigfoot_human_hybrid
  13. http://www.syfy.com/joeroganquestionseverything/episodes/season/1/episode/2/weaponized_weather
  14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1_JNLXZ7-A
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYjXbSJBN8
  16. https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/elon-musks-interview-joe-rogans-show-was-full-covid-19-misinformation
  17. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf93nfm2U2o
  18. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/14/what-joe-rogan-learned-from-eating-a-carnivore-diet-for-30-days.html
  19. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/carnivore-diet-of-meat-and-water/11757396
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9ub-we3pg
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEWz4SXfyCQ
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJsOmYjsy88
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQTf5ZtZRoI
  24. [1]
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5182227/
  26. [2]
  27. 27.0 27.1 https://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(17)30412-3/fulltext
  28. https://www.erudit.org/fr/revues/ss/2013-v59-n1-ss0746/1017478ar/
  29. https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/AFSP-Williams-Suicide-Report-Final.pdf
  30. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4977075/
  31. 31.0 31.1 https://www.childpsych.theclinics.com/article/S1056-4993(11)00077-0/abstract
  32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4yz-P94n0Q
  33. https://youtu.be/OwAGdZKLMCc
  34. https://twitter.com/adamconover/status/1118692567821033474
  35. https://www.adamconover.net/adding-evidence-to-the-discussion-of-trans-issues-on-joe-rogans-podcast/