Joe Rogan is too fat to undo
He appeared to attribute his own popularity to an underserved market, recalling recently the bemusement of advertising professionals at the demographics of his audience. “They’re like, ‘Jesus Christ, he’s got about 94% male. Like, what’s going on here? ‘ Mr Rogan said in May, probably exaggerating the number a bit. “I say to myself: ‘It’s because they are not represented. Men are not represented.
For listeners, the attachment is visceral, communal – a “monoculture of free thinkers,” as Marc Maron, the podcaster and comedian, said of the Rogan-prone masses, polishing up a group that can descend on its targets. as a block line.
The comics say they became instantly recognizable to new fans as far away as Australia after appearing on Mr. Rogan’s show. Shanna Swan, a reproductive epidemiologist who was a guest in the spring, said she then received a message from a Rogan lover desperate to deliver her a handmade samurai sword. Authors have seen long-published works become relevant again.
“I had never heard of this guy,” said SC writer Gwynne, recounting his confusion in 2019 when his publicist called to ask why the sales of “Empire of the Summer Moon,” his 2010 book on the Comanche Indian tribe, soared. . It appeared that Mr. Rogan had posted about it on Instagram. Weeks later, Mr. Gwynne appeared on the show. “In October of the following year, I just got an absolutely gigantic royalty check,” he said. “To me, that’s the power of Joe Rogan.”
In interviews, fans repeatedly cite Mr. Rogan’s willingness to broadcast any point of view, however provocative, especially those rejected or overlooked by mainstream media outlets. “These are the kinds of questions I think of when I go to sleep at night,” said Stephanie Jones, 27, waiting to see Mr. Rogan perform in Austin, Texas in May. She attributed her decision to get the Covid vaccine to Mr Rogan’s discussion of immunocompromised people on the podcast.
Mr Rogan described having a “love-hate relationship with conspiracies,” and his contempt for the public opinion police can go both ways: he was, for example, much earlier and stronger than most. mainstream media by raising the possibility that the pandemic stems from a leak from a Chinese laboratory, a prospect that has drawn further scrutiny from the Biden administration.
But his theorization is also in a way a matter of volume, validated by hits and not hampered by failures. Mr Rogan is less likely to dwell on debunking assumptions he makes, such as the baseless idea that the Clinton family was somehow linked to the 2016 murder of Seth Rich, a member of the staff of the National Committee. democrat.