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DemsHaveNoHomeHere 4 points ago +4 / -0

The dude who gained fame hosting a show where the contestants ate bugs and other nasty shit for years is certainly not regretting ot thinking twice about the possibility of compromising his show for a hundred milli.

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Strongocho [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

yeah, but acting and shit was never his passion, he did it to pay the bills. I honestly believe that his passion is in comedy and his podcast and it probably stings a little to realize that spotify killed them both in exchange for money he didn't even need and would have made more in the long term if her just stuck to his roots or made his own streaming service...

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window5 3 points ago +3 / -0

he is kind of full of it. I watch the clips he posts on YouTube. This week he expressed shock when Dan Crenshaw said that 100 million people will receive stimulus checks whether they lost their job due to covid or not. https://youtu.be/OLlZRNGbbhY?t=121

But then, because Rogan toes the line, he is able to post to YouTube and 100s of thousands get to hear what people like Crenshaw have to say.

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julyspy 3 points ago +3 / -0

Same! I have an idea to crowdfund together to buy billboards around the city of Austin that say “Joe Rogan is a pussy” so he has to pass them everyday.

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PostyMcGee 2 points ago +2 / -0

Does he wish they didn't delete his stuff? Yes. Would he give back the money in exchange for that? No. He's happier selling out. I don't know how good he was or wasn't in UFC, but he's a sucky comedian but a fun talk show host. That's his best gig and what makes him his money, he needs it if he wants to be uber successful, cause the comedy won't cut it.

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Strongocho [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

He honestly is a huge part of the success of the UFC, his commentary is really good and when he started, there we’re very few people who even understood the sport enough to commentate on it. He is a decent comedian, for for years was a waaaay better podcaster. Not because any of his own talent, but because he was doing live long form interviews without censorship or control of any large corporations. He was always the face of counterculture and independence. He used to always preach about being your own boss and owning your own content. He turned down so many deals over the years, but 100m was too juicy to turn down and now he is a spotify employee with a dead podcast. Everyone lost. Joe lost his legacy, Spotify will not get a return on their investment, and the listeners lost a good podcast.

I stopped watching back when he stopped doing live podcasts so that he could become a media tour stop for democrat politicians. That is when I bailed. The Elon Musk episode was the peak before the fall. It was the last live one I believe and it has been all downhill from there. That was a great episode though.

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PostyMcGee 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh I see. I liked his podcast because of his range of guests, guess I could actually take or leave Joe himself but he made good choices in content. I got the impression he had a veneer of supporting free speech., but didn't really, given the leftists beliefs he would sometimes talk about. So he had his price and sold out. So was he actually a good fighter and won a lot of matches or just a great commentator?