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A while back when Rogan was planning his move to Austin, TX, he did one of his shows with Duncan Trussell and kept nudging Duncan to consider the idea of being a show regular. Duncan seemed reluctant to commit to traveling to Austin all the time or even moving there.

The reason I'm pondering this is I just find media interesting and it seems like Rogan's show is losing something; possibly Rogan intuitively senses this and that when doing the show with Duncan it really feels much more like the energy of the old Podcast.


Just my opinion. He used to listen to his guests more and was more inquisitive. In more recent interviews I've caught parts of, he seems to care more about leading his guests down a path and getting them to agree with him and he just seems lest interested in interviewing people. Hanging out with people like Shapiro and Peterson can rub off in bad ways. Also as he gets older he could be losing the mental stamina for this.
 

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Just my opinion. He used to listen to his guests more and was more inquisitive. In more recent interviews I've caught parts of, he seems to care more about leading his guests down a path and getting them to agree with him and he just seems lest interested in interviewing people. Hanging out with people like Shapiro and Peterson can rub off in bad ways. Also as he gets older he could be losing the mental stamina for this.


Hmm.... kind unintentionally turning into a YouTube "Journalist", but with no real journalism or 'News' skills and training it's coming off weird.

It's an interesting contrast with what Jon Stewart is attempting recently. I think Stewart seems more polished because the Daily Show was a true news production even though it was satirical. He understands this stuff has a production side. Rogan at most, has Jamie on the laptop lol.
 

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Hmm.... kind unintentionally turning into a YouTube "Journalist", but with no real journalism or 'News' skills and training it's coming off weird.

It's an interesting contrast with what Jon Stewart is attempting recently. I think Stewart seems more polished because the Daily Show was a true news production even though it was satirical. He understands this stuff has a production side. Rogan at most, has Jamie on the laptop lol.
Maybe he uses yahoo
 

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Hmm.... kind unintentionally turning into a YouTube "Journalist", but with no real journalism or 'News' skills and training it's coming off weird.

It's an interesting contrast with what Jon Stewart is attempting recently. I think Stewart seems more polished because the Daily Show was a true news production even though it was satirical. He understands this stuff has a production side. Rogan at most, has Jamie on the laptop lol.
How is Stewart's show? Haven't tuned it yet.
 

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Edit: Adding daily beast link

https://www.thedailybeast.com/tim-pool-caught-covid-and-joe-rogan-offered-to-pay-his-medical-bills

Pool, 35, who has not been vaccinated, is well on the road to recovery. When his conditions worsened over the weekend, he received a “kitchen sink” of medications, as Pool put it, including ivermectin, an unproven treatment that experts have warned against using. He did so after speaking to Joe Rogan, who fought off his own case of COVID-19 with a battery of treatments the podcaster similarly described as the “kitchen sink.” Rogan subsequently offered to pay Pool’s medical bills, Pool claimed in his Wednesday video.


Interested Ooo GIF by reactionseditor
 

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There was a stat that way more cops were killed in the line of duty by covid than bullets, but yeah, vaccines are bad or something.
 

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I'm fine with McConaughy on being more hesitant for his children.

The problem is the "I want to find out more information" thing. On a level I get it, but it is quotes like that that get me.

If someone needs a stoner in a movie to say "Alright alright alright", call this guy, otherwise, call a doctor.

Not that he's spewing any serious anti-vax nonsense, but the whole thing just gets back to "doing your own research". Not that I think anyone should go cancel culture on him or anything, he's entitled to an opinion, but he's got to realize that he has a voice that reaches lots of others.
 
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The problem is the "I want to find out more information" thing. On a level I get it, but it is quotes like that that get me.

If someone needs a stoner in a movie to say "Alright alright alright", call this guy, otherwise, call a doctor.

Not that he's spewing any serious anti-vax nonsense, but the whole thing just gets back to "doing your own research". Not that I think anyone should go cancel culture on him or anything, he's entitled to an opinion, but he's got to realize that he has a voice that reaches lots of others.

Unfortunately, we place celebrities on a very high level. Everything they do or say is reported on as if it's the way we should do things too. Some celebrities are OK with that more than others. I didn't read anything MM said, but his words to carry a little weight with public and I know he's seeking some sort of public job. He's a bit preachy.

It's also, up to us to know when to listen and seek information from other resources.
 

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Just my opinion. He used to listen to his guests more and was more inquisitive. In more recent interviews I've caught parts of, he seems to care more about leading his guests down a path and getting them to agree with him and he just seems lest interested in interviewing people. Hanging out with people like Shapiro and Peterson can rub off in bad ways. Also as he gets older he could be losing the mental stamina for this.
I don't think he really hangs with them much to begin with, he knows them and has been seen with them but I think a lot of that died down pretty quickly. I also don't think Jordan Peterson should be lumped in with Ben Shapiro. I think a lot of the problem with Rogan is he has a lot of the same people on over and over. I also think the media both mainstream and online talk about him so much now that he feels he has to talk about certain things. If you watch any of the more left leaning online youtube channels they all talk about him at least once a week either attacking or defending him, people just want to latch on because they want to get as much out of his name as they can.
 
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I don't know the context or if the sign is even real but seeing that twitter account name above the sign is funny.
 
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The thing these people don't seem to know, which is not surprising because it is these people, is that the Nazi's actually took away vaccine mandates in hopes that diseases would kill off the non-master race....

Basically, these people are playing themselves. Always wanting to be the victims.
 
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