Last Updated on December 3, 2020
Spotify podcast host Joe Rogan made a surprise appearance on the Alex Jones Show this Thursday, to discuss “politics, the trap of tribalism (and how we can end it), the collapse of civilization, psychedelic drugs, Bill Gates,” and myriad other topics in Rogan’s first appearance on InfoWars since inking an exclusive contract deal with Spotify.
Whenever Jones and Rogan sit down together for a conversation, the resultant banter quickly takes the internet by storm. In October, Jones made a surprise appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast that quickly surpassed the viewership and audio streaming numbers of every other JRE episode in 2020, including Rogan’s interview with presidential candidate Kanye West.
“Well, I gotta tell you, I get bigger goosebumps with this guy on the air than when I’ve had Donald Trump on and movie stars,” Jones said when introducing Rogan, eliciting laughter from the podcast host.
“No, no, seriously, I’ve known you for 22 years, and you’re a fun, really smart, amazing guy, and you’ve put up with a lot of my crap, and he’s the number one podcaster and talk show host in the world, Joe Rogan!” Jones added.
The full four-hour special interview between Jones and Rogan can be viewed below.
Rogan’s success at Spotify comes despite the efforts of left-wing transgender employees at the streaming giant to deplatform the JRE podcast for “transphobia”:
A massive all-hands-on-deck meeting was reportedly held on Wednesday, in which questions were submitted by employees, such as “Many LGBTQAI+/ally Spotifiers feel unwelcome and alienated because of leadership’s response in JRE conversations. What is your message to those employees?”
The employees pushing for the removal of Joe Rogan were also reportedly asked to refrain from leaking the contents of the internal dialogue to the media, but the discussion was quickly leaked to VICE.
One of the podcasts that elicited the strongest reaction from the employees was a discussion between Rogan and author Abigail Schrier, during which Rogan noted, “You realize that people are not looking at this objectively, they are activists and they have this agenda, and the agenda is very ideologically driven that anybody who even thinks they might be trans should be trans, are trans, and the more trans people the better.”
Jones stated in September that Spotify is not censoring Rogan or exercising political editorial control over the guests he promotes on his podcast.