Joe Rogan dominates the podcasting game. There are estimates out there that he garners close to 200 million downloads per month. Not to mention he was already a multi-millionaire before signing his huge deal with Spotify earlier this year. There were concerns that a huge corporate platform like Spotify would try to mess with Rogan’s editorial control of his show before he moved over to the streaming platform.
The overly-sensitive social justice warriors might not have succeeded yet, but it is not because they are not complaining or trying. As reported by Digital Music Daily…
Initially, they attributed the missing podcasts to a technical hang-up. However, it subsequently came to light that a number of Spotify employees had taken issue with JRE. Many pushed for the removal of additional episodes. Shortly thereafter, DMN revealed that the in-house opposition went even deeper than that. Some team members were demanding direct editorial oversight of Joe Rogan Experience episodes. They also threatened to strike or stage a walkout unless they received it.
Rogan stands up for himself
Now, Rogan has personally addressed the weeks-long controversy and pushed back against the idea of Spotify censoring his podcast. The 53-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt emphasized his stance on the matter in the 1,544th entry of JRE. Stand-up comedian and podcaster Tim Dillon asked whether the rumors of a dispute with Spotify employees were “complete fodder.”
Later in the podcast, he told Dillon, “But I get it, you’re a 23-year-old woke kid and you’re working for this company and you think you’re gonna put your foot down, I get it.”
The whole thing about not transferring all his previous episodes over to Spotify is simply a childish act. Woke temper tantrums for everyone.
Now, Rogan has been accused of being transphobic. The result of which is the feelings over fact crowd attacking Joe Rogan. And he is someone who is actually interested in learning and talking about different views. Joe Rogan has said multiple times that he is for allowing anyone to do as they wish, as long as it does not hurt anyone else. What that means is pretty self-explanatory, or at least it should be.
2020 has been pretty bad. But at least we still have a couple of people who are willing to stand up to the #Woke crowd.