Joe Rogan, host of the top podcast in America, The Joe Rogan Experience, instantly landed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He launched this podcast in 2009 with his friend, Brian Redban, and it became instantly popular. By the fall of 2010, The Joe Rogan Experience was getting 16 million downloads per month. Rogan has decided to leave YouTube and exclusively join the Spotify platform for ‘a licensing deal that’s reportedly worth more than $100 million,’ according to Market Watch.
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Announcement: the podcast is moving to @spotify! Starting on September 1 the podcast will be available on Spotify as well as all platforms, and then at the end of the year it will move exclusively to Spotify, including the video version. It will remain FREE, and it will be the exact same show. It’s just a licensing deal, so Spotify won’t have any creative control over the show. They want me to just continue doing it the way I’m doing it right now. We will still have clips up on YouTube but full versions of the show will only be on Spotify after the end of the year. I’m excited to have the support of the largest audio platform in the world and I hope you folks are there when we make the switch!
Rogan began using the YouTube platform in 2013. His channel reached 8.5 million subscribers and over 2 billion views. Over the years, he has welcomed individuals like billionaire Elon Musk, and others deemed controversial by the liberal media, such as fired Google engineer James Damore, conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulo, and InfoWars’ Alex Jones. Rogan’s interviews with Musk and Jones were among his most popular shows.
While the multi-million dollar deal was a factor for Rogan to leave Youtube for Spotify, the popular broadcaster has had issues with Big Tech, especially YouTube. In March of 2019, the ‘Free Speech Channel’ on YouTube hosted an interview of Rogan by Jones. After George Soros’ Media Matters, a leftist nonprofit organization, decried YouTube for allowing this, the channel was deleted by the Big Tech leftist machine.
YouTube just terminated a channel because it hosted a new Joe Rogan podcast which featured Alex Jones.
This happened 3 hours after Media Matters (George Soros front group) wrote an article demanding it be taken down.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) March 26, 2019
This week, Jones announced that the popular podcaster is moving to Austin, Texas, where Jones’ InfoWars offices are stationed. The InfoWars host also stated on his show that Rogan is going “to war with Youtube.”
Rogan Gets Political
Whereas Rogan’s podcast consisted mainly of entertainers, such as comedians, actors, and musicians, he does stray into the political field. Lately, he has become more outspoken on political issues.
After Trump popularized the term ‘ObamaGate’ on Twitter, Rogan weighed in on Barack Obama “essentially using the FBI on Trump.”
He said, “The exiting president (Obama) literally hires or gets the FBI to investigate Trump…You are essentially using the FBI to spy on Trump. And it turned out that all that Russia stuff that they were claiming was going to happen didn’t take place, and that they knew it wasn’t really happening to begin with.”
Rogan also has been continually bashing presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden. As Biden continually embarrassed himself with his multiple gaffes and comedy of errors, Rogan remarked on Creepy Joe.
He stated, “Listen, we can’t play any games here, folks. This is a really old man (Biden) who can’t talk…This should get you into a mental hospital.”
— Radical Bernie ☭ 4 General Secretary (@KarlMarxJunior) March 6, 2020
Joe Rogan seems more intelligent than people may think. By speaking out politically, he understands that Big Tech might descend on him as they have done to other conservatives. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is more than just dollars.