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Back when I was a kid you didn't need Joe Rogan. Your best friend had a 27-year-old brother who was a fucking loser who would smoke pot in a room with blacklight posters and tell you that the Mayans invented cell phones.
—@srnyonw4i[1]
I don't know why everyone hates this guy so much. He's a meathead who does DMT and and has enough money to say whatever he wants. We've probably all agreed with Joe Rogan about something at some point, which is to say everyone is a complete idiot in their own special way.
—"Big Money" Erik Salvia (Internet Comment Etiquette)[2]

Joseph James Rogan (1967–), known professionally as Joe Rogan, is an American comedian, podcaster, martial artist, and actor best known for hosting Fear Factor, being a commentator for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE),[3] one of the most-listened-to podcasts in the world. The show features conversations with a wide variety of well-known people, with no set theme for topics discussed, nor an archetype for guests. People who have appeared on Rogan's show include weed-smoking CEOs, left-wing politicians, famous atheists, and the occasional madman.[4] Although he has been described as 'libertarian-leaning' by CNN,[5] with the exception of Bernie Sanders,[note 1] Rogan has only supported right-wing libertarian candidates for president (Ron Paul, Gary Johnson and Jo Jorgensen).

Rogan is known for his fringe views, which include New Age ideas. Raised Catholic, his spiritual views are now derived from experiences he has had using psychedelic drugs.[6][7] He has promoted numerous conspiracy theories and is notable, in part, because of it.[8] One of his more prominent traits is 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 their validity,[9][note 2] indicating that he is exceedingly credulous.

This doesn't mean that Rogan hasn't disagreed with (even to the point of getting pissed off at) some of his guests on rare occasions (five times out of hundreds), however, and some conspiracies such as flat earth are too out there for even him to believe.[11] Rogan is also a personal friend of Alex Jones,[12] and has been featured several times on InfoWars together with Jones, also providing "InfoWars-exclusive interviews".[13][14]

Some fundies think Rogan is a demon[15] and/or an Illuminati member.[citation needed]

Joe Rogan Questions Everything[edit]

In 2013, Rogan hosted the show Joe Rogan Questions Everything,[16] which aired on SyFy for only 6 episodes. The show debunked conspiracy theories such as a "bigfoot human hybrid"[17] and HAARP-making chemtrails.[18]

Pseudoscience promotion[edit]

Mental health[edit]

Rogan has, on many different occasions, expressed doubt over well-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?").[19]

COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

See the main articles on this topic: COVID-19 pandemic and Anti-vaccination movement
I actually think he's a menace to public health because he speaks on things that have no scientific backing.
—Katrine Wallace, epidemiologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health[20]
There's so many wackos out there that think that vaccines are a scam or dangerous … there's so many people are paranoid and delusional, and they want it all to be a conspiracy…
—Joe Rogan on March 10, 2020, warning listeners about wackos like Joe Rogan in 2022[21]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rogan became infamous for hosting multiple guests who spouted misinformation about COVID-19, as well as for making a few questionable statements of his own about face masks, vaccines, and other public health measures.[22]

On May 7, 2020, Elon Musk appeared on Rogan's show in a two-hour journey filled with lies and misinformation about the pandemic.[23][24] On May 22, he hosted David Pakman (from The David Pakman Show) for almost three hours in which he defended Trump's obvious lies comments about hydroxychloroquine and injecting disinfectant.[25]

On June 12, 2020, comedian Bill BurrWikipedia ribbed Rogan's broscience tendencies by joking about Rogan's previous promotion of vitamin D as a way to prevent COVID-19. Then, Burr slammed Rogan's brainless hyper-masculinity when Rogan called face masks something only "for bitches".[26][27]

On April 23, 2021, Rogan encouraged healthy young people to not get a COVID-19 vaccine, citing more broscience and claiming that "if you're a healthy person, and you're exercising all the time, and you're young, and you’re eating well, like, I don't think you need to worry about this."[28] Never mind that COVID has actually severely affected even young elite athletes, with effects ranging from reduced peak performance after recovering to long-haul symptoms that have ended careers.[29] Rogan's statement prompted a sharp critical rebuttal from White House chief medical advisor Anthony FauciWikipedia a few days later, where he reminded people that — aside from the fact that young people are not completely immune from this virus — people "could do damage to somebody else" if they are infected, even if they have no symptoms at all, and that Rogan's position only made sense if one "worr[ied] about [themselves] and not society."[30] Rogan has repeatedly invited antivaxxer Alex Berenson onto his show.[31]

On September 1, 2021, Rogan announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and had embarked on treatment involving several drugs, including the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, which is popular with conspiracy theorists and other idiots in fringe communities.[32] In a weird bit of events, in spite of ivermectin being the 433rd most prescribed drug in America (pre-pandemic),[33] the media went on a frenzy insisting that Rogan was taking "horse dewormer", and Rogan was widely mocked across numerous platforms and media.[34] While technically true, this is incredibly misleading as medicines can have more than one use, e.g., nitroglycerin being both a chemical used in explosives and a heart medication. Rogan was far more bothered by people calling the drug that he took a "horse dewormer" than by the prospect of actual human beings dying because they took his anti-vaccine advice.

By the end of 2021, Joe Rogan's Twitter feed[35][36][37] had very little of the "stand up comic" and "mixed martial arts fanatic" content that his feed description promised. Instead, most of his retweets concerned doomsday conspiratorial content (largely centered around COVID-19) from such fearmongers as Glenn Greenwald and Max Blumenthal and support for spreaders of COVID misinformation, such as Peter A. McCulloughWikipedia and Robert W. Malone.Wikipedia

On January 3, 2022, Rogan invited Malone onto his show for a podcast episode that was widely criticized when Malone evoked Godwin's law by claiming that people were only flocking to COVID vaccines because of "mass formation psychosis", which, according to Malone, was a form of hypnosis similar to what led to the rise of Hitler in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s.[38] This led to an open letter from over 270 doctors calling for Spotify,Wikipedia then the host of Rogan's podcast, to develop a comprehensive policy prohibiting misinformation.[39]

Shortly after the Malone episode achieved widespread notoriety in the news, a few musicians (most notably Neil Young,Wikipedia which eventually led to a rare moment of unity when the rest of the members of the acrimonious 1970s supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungWikipedia followed suit) removed their music catalogue from Spotify in protest of Rogan spreading anti-vaccination bullshit.[40][41]

Supplements[edit]

Joe Rogan is Goop for men
—Dr. Danielle Belardo, cardiologist[42]

Unsurprisingly for a person tied to mixed martial arts – a sport prone to some of the same dietary supplement and alternative medicine bullshit found in other athletic endeavors like bodybuilding – Rogan has long been an avid consumer and endorser of various dietary supplements, ranging from mostly harmless but generally (expensively) ineffective nootropics, to potentially problematic supplements like human growth hormone and testosterone.Wikipedia[43][44] On occasion, Rogan has hosted those who market this sort of woo directly on his podcast, such as Andrew Weil.[42]

Unsurprisingly, Rogan is a major business partner of the fitness/supplements company Onnit,[45] whose products he frequently endorses on his podcast and on Twitter.[46]

Meat-only diet[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Carnivore diet

After hearing from grifters like Jordan Peterson, Rogan embarked on a meat-only diet,[47] 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).[48]

Bro-esoteric authoritarianism concerns[edit]

…I'm an unreliable source, I'm a comedian…
—Rogan, speaking truthfully[49]

Ordinary End Times doomsday bullshit doesn't suit the mind of someone like Rogan. Instead, tying him to esoteric Nazis of the past like Savitri Devi,[50] and echoing the modern nationalist fantasia of alt-right figureheads like Steve Bannon,[51] Rogan prefers to completely misuse the dharmaWikipedia-centric Hindu cosmology concept of Kali YugaWikipedia to describe the gloom and doom of the modern world, using an American-style two-axis political compass chart, and masculine concepts of strength and weakness. In Rogan's view, the Kali Yuga stage of the world is filled with weak, left-wing men, and the next stage will be left-wing authoritarianism and "hard times".[52][53][note 3]

While Rogan's Twitter feed is often very concerned about encroaching authoritarianism, Rogan's blend of esoteric politics, anti-corporate and anti-authority stances, and a habit of listening to everyone (no matter how crazy) and not doing a lot of fact-checking, leaves him vulnerable to repeating bullshit claims found in online rumor mills. For instance, in September 2020, he falsely repeated a fringe claim fostered online that antifa left-wing activists were responsible for the wildfires burning in the West CoastWikipedia at that time.[60] At the same time, Rogan has clear blind spots when it comes to recognizing actual authoritarian movements. For instance, when confronted with the news that the Patriot Front,Wikipedia an actual fascist group, staged a bizarre rally in downtown Washington D.C. in early December 2021,[61] Rogan refused to believe the story (calling the group "feds", implying he thought it was a false flag), simply because he said there were no fat people in the rally and "idiots are usually fat".[49]

Fortunately, Rogan has discovered the perfect tool for fighting fascism: magic mushrooms![62] Never mind that Atomwaffen Division, actual neo-Nazis, trafficked in LSD and magic mushrooms.[63]

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, which led to him debating astronomer and skeptic Phil Plait on Penn Jillette's show. He has, however, since changed his mind.[64] Today, 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.[65] Over the years, Rogan has also been a consistent supporter of JFK assassination conspiracies.[66][67]

Transgender talks[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Transgender

"Transgenderism" with Kyle Kulinski[edit]

Rogan has many doubts about the transgender experience and has invited a couple of guests to speak about it, one of them being Kyle Kulinski.[68][69] Specifically, he doesn't think that transitioning is effective, despite scientific evidence to the contrary,[70][71][72] and claims that it "doesn't have an impact on suicide rates" — except that it does.[73][74] It is true, however, that studies have found a similar suicide rate for post- and pre-transition gender dysphoric individuals, although these same studies typically explore what's behind the post-transition suicide rate, and the causes are never discussed. Increasing 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.[75]

Rogan also claims that 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's no question that gender dysphoria is debilitating (causing physiological and psychological stress that may cause mental trauma).[70] 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's a concern by Rogan that many transgender people are transitioning before the age of 25 and that too many are transitioning too young. Claims suggesting that transitioning before the brain stops developing entirely before the age of 25 will mess up your brain is entirely untrue when you consider that being a child who has not entered puberty does not automatically mean that one is 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,[76] and the transition to the correct primary hormone should proceed safely at age 16.[70] Tests of individuals starting the replacement therapy at age 12 reported normal progression,[72] and the delay of hormone replacement therapy may lead to psychological and cognitive trauma.[70] Puberty suppression causes no irreversible or harmful changes.[76]

Misinforming about trans children in conversation with Adam Conover[edit]

Thinking that women are "hard-wired" to be attracted to athletic male bodies,[77] Rogan decided to spring a conversation on Adam Conover, the host and program creator of TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything, about transgender athletes and children.[77] Conover wasn't prepared but felt compelled to defend, and he later pinned a tweet[78] linking to a website[79] that already confirms what was speculated above in hopes that JRE fans would read and learn that which Rogan did not learn, alongside the Olympic history of trans athletes.

Transphobic rants to Fallon Fox[edit]

If all that wasn't enough, Rogan outright went on a transphobic rant over MMA fighter Fallon Fox,Wikipedia despite her having been post-transition for 7 years before that point. Consequently, according to health experts, she would have had no physical advantages over her competitors, given that so much time had passed.[80]

She calls herself a woman but… I tend to disagree. And, uh, she, um… she used to be a man but now she has had, she's a transgender which is [the] official term that means you've gone through it, right? And she wants to be able to fight women in MMA. I say no fucking way. I say if you had a dick at one point in time, you also have all the bone structure that comes with having a dick. You have bigger hands, you have bigger shoulder joints. You're a fucking man. That's a man, OK? You can't have… that's… I don't care if you don't have a dick any more…

Look, [Fox is] huge! She's not just huge, she's got a fucking man's face. I mean, you can wear all the lipstick you want. You want to be a woman and you want to take female hormones, you want to get a boob job, that's all fine. I support your life to live, your right to live as a woman. Fight guys, yes. She has to fight guys. First of all, she's not really a she. She's a transgender, post-op person. The operation doesn't shave down your bone density. It doesn't change. You look at a man's hands and you look at a women's hands and they're built different. They're just thicker, they're stronger, your wrists are thicker, your elbows are thicker, your joints are thicker. Just the mechanical function of punching, a man can do it much harder than a woman can, period.

If you want to be a woman in the bedroom and you know you want to play house and all of that other shit and you feel like you have, your body is really a woman's body trapped inside a man's frame and so you got a operation, that's all good in the hood. But you can't fight chicks. Get the fuck out of here. You're out of your mind. You need to fight men, you know? Period. You need to fight men your size because you're a man. You're a man without a dick. I'm not trying to discriminate against women in any way, shape, or form and I'm a big supporter of women's fighting. I loved watching that Ronda Rousey/Liz Carmouche fight. But those are actual women. Those are actual women. And as strong as Ronda Rousey looks, she's still looks to me like a pretty girl. She's a beautiful girl who happens to be strong. She's a girl! [Fallon Fox] is not a girl, OK? This is a [transgender] woman. It's a totally different specification.

"Transgenderism" with Blaire White[edit]

After years of trans lies, misinformation, fearmongering and general transphobia and spreading hate, Rogan finally decided to bring an actual trans person on for an honest discussion. However, that person was Blaire White, a known misinformation spreader and enabler of transphobia.[81]

Stopped clock[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Stopped clock
  • After a guest on his show said that gay adoption is morally wrong and leaves the child "automatically fucked up", Rogan completely debunked his arguments before mocking him and laughing in his face.[82]

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Notes[edit]

  1. He supported Tulsi Gabbard before Sanders in 2020.
  2. This style is not necessarily always a bad thing — it has the virtue of putting his guests at ease and letting conversations go to poignant places. It is part of his appeal. However, this unquestioning style tends to fail badly when Rogan hosts guests promoting conspiracy theories or other bullshit.[10]
  3. The meme Rogan bizarrely conflated with Kali Yuga, "hard times create strong men",[54] is a quote that originated in G. Michael Hopf's 2016 post-apocalyptic novel Those Who Remain.[55][56] Not surprisingly, the quote was picked up online and spread by the sort of warrior-obsessed alt-right manosphere crowd that also uses terms like "snowflake" and "porn addiction" un-ironically.[57] Far from being anything new, the meme echoes a long-running trope in Western literature, described in TV Tropes as "Misery Builds Character".[58] If one closely examines history, however, it turns out that this pervasive trope is, well, kind of bullshit.[59]

References[edit]

  1. Back when I was a kid you didn’t need Joe Rogan Your best friend had a 27 year-old brother who was a fucking loser who would smoke pot in a room with blacklight posters and tell you that the Mayans invented cell phones by @srnyonw4i (12:55 PM - 6 Feb 2020) Twitter (archived from February 4, 2020).
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  6. Joe Rogan | The Link Between Religion and Psychedelics by JRE Clips (Jan 7, 2020) YouTube.
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  9. Joe Rogan Is Too Big to Cancel: He’s now one of the most consumed media products on the planet. His Spotify deal, estimated at $100 million, speaks to the allure of making audiences feel they’re in on something subversive. by Matt Flegenheimer (Published July 1, 2021; Updated July 2, 2021) The New York Times.
  10. Why Is Joe Rogan So Popular? He understands men in America better than most people do. The rest of the country should start paying attention. by Devin Gordon (August 19, 2019) The Atlantic.
  11. 5 times Joe Rogan lost it at his guests during a podcast by Rishabh B. (Modified 06 Mar 2021) SKPop.
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  24. Elon Musk's interview on Joe Rogan's show was full of COVID-19 misinformation by Madeline Peltz (05/11/20 2:46 PM EDT) Media Matters for America.
  25. Joe Rogan and David Pakman Debate Social Media Censorship by JRE Clips (May 22, 2020) YouTube.
  26. "Bill Burr Absolutely Blasted Joe Rogan For Saying That People Who Wear Masks During The Pandemic Are ‘Bitches’" by Kimberly Ricci, Uproxx, 2020 June 18
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  29. "How elite athletes have struggled with the long-term effects of Covid" by Sydney Umeri, SBNation, 2021 March 3
  30. "Dr. Fauci on Joe Rogan’s ‘incorrect’ vaccine comments: Why young people should ‘absolutely’ get vaccinated" by Cory Stieg, CNBC, 2021 April 28
  31. Tucker Carlson airs his most dishonest and dangerous pandemic segment yet by Philip Bump (January 26, 2022) The Washington Post.
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  40. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Reunite … Against Spotify by Devon Ivie (Feb. 2, 2022) Vulture.
  41. Neil Young Demands Spotify Remove His Music Over ‘False Information About Vaccines’ by Andy Greene (January 24, 2022) Rolling Stone.
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  45. Onnit Joins Unilever: An Interview With Aubrey Marcus (April 28, 2021) Onit.
  46. A single dose of @Onnit Alpha Brain significantly increases processing speeds http://onnit.com/academy/single-dose-of-alpha-brain-significantly-increases-processing-speed/ #science #getonnit" by Joe Rogan (8:24 PM · Feb 22, 2015) Twitter (archived from 12 Jan 2022 20:14:10 UTC).
  47. Joe Rogan ate nothing but meat for 30 days and said his ‘energy levels were amazing’ by Cory Stieg (Published Sun, Feb 16 202010:01 AM EST; Updated Fri, Apr 17 20201:47 PM EDT) CNBC.
  48. Carnivore diet of meat and little else gains traction but health experts urge caution by Malcolm Sutton (4 Dec 2019) Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  49. 49.0 49.1 Joe Rogan Calls "Bullshit" On "Patriot Front" Fascist Rally: These Are Feds… "Where Are The Fat People?" by Tim Hains (December 9, 2021) RealClearPolitics.
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  53. ‘The chaos we are seeing was predicted in Hinduism thousands of years ago’: Joe Rogan speaks of ‘Kali Yuga’ in Insta Post. Joe Rogan shared a popular meme that describes a cycle of strong men producing good times and good times producing weak mean, who in turn produce difficult times, which in turn produces strong men. The meme was in the political compass format. (27 November, 2021) OpIndia. "We are in Kali Yuga. The age of conflict. All of the chaos we’re seeing right now was predicted in Hinduism thousands of years ago. Civilizations move in predictable cycles, and we are in the lower left hand square of the chart. Do your best to elevate yourself and the world around you from the madness that is in the air, but understand that this insanity is all a part of an infinite process.".
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  78. On today's episode of @joerogan's podcast, Joe engaged me in a discussion about trans youth. I felt it important to respond, but since I didn't expect the topic to come up, I didn't have sources close at hand. To remedy that, I've collected some here:… by Adam Conover (6:47 PM - 17 Apr 2019) Twitter (archived from April 6, 2021).
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