The Joe Rogan experience has been a long standing favourite of mine. The podcast started way back in December 2009. If a few episodes of the podcast, and also on the Adam Carolla show, Joe has explained the Adam’s podcast inspired hime to get the ball rolling.
Joe’s long standing side-kick Brian Redban was plucked from a corporate gig after Joe discovered his videos online. Together that have cranked out over 300 episodes and hit the top iTunes charts on a weekly basis.
The podcast has acted as a career catapulting for several of Joe’s comedian friends over the years. Some household names you may recognize are Ari Shaffir, Joey Diaz, Duncan Trussel and many more. The funny thing is, this podcast is 100% the reason I ever heard of these artists…as the years went by they all became way more successful and grew large audiences. IMO this was mostly due to the ginormous following on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast.
After a few years of listening to Joe he eventually made his way to my University town. Ottawa, Ontario. I had previously seen his talking monkey in space and shiny happy jihad specials and like a pro Joe delivered all fresh content that lit the place up with laughter. I also heard from my buddy who chauffeurs for www.OttawaLimo.org that he used their limousine service to go to an underground comedy/pot smoking bar in downtown Ottawa. I’m not a huge pot smoker but I bet that was one hell of a time. Keep an eye out for his future tours as I highly recommend hitting up one of his shows. His opening acts will likely be some of the usual suspect from his podcast, so you know you’re in for some quality comedy.
What To Expect
Joe does not shy away from any topic. If you are only familiar with him from his Fear Factor show you may be in for a bit of surprise. Many episodes you’ll hear him discuss using psychedelic drugs like mushrooms and DMT. Nearly every show has some mention of the ridiculously powerful weed they smoke before each episode. From there Joe dives into and endless ocean of topics that are explored with a beautiful combination of pot driven silliness and a macbook pro with a google search bar ready to dive into whatever comes to mind.
What You’ll Learn
It is truly amazing to have direct access to people that won’t bullshit you and attempt to give real experienced advice about topics your friends havens learned yet. One of my favourite mottos from Joe is the “Be The Hero of Your Own Story” concept depicted in this video.
This mantra of getting your shit together mentality helped me get through some pretty shitty times and set me on the right path. May sound cheesy but having someone like Joe Rogan checking in on ya every week or two makes regular radio and even most tv shows seam like monotonous bullshit thats wasting your time. Don’t get me wrong, joe will waste your time…most episodes go 2-3 hours. But it’s gems like this that keep me coming back for more each and every week.
The Joe Rogan Experience will raise your IQ level, lower your body fat percentage and convince you to get so high that you feel like an asshole if you aren’t the being the best human possible. If you stick around long enough, you’ll end up like Dwayne Johnson swinging a gorilla head shaped kettle bell from joe’s “Human Optimization” company Onnit.