The Joe Rogan Podcast is the best podcast on the planet. Among the thousands of episodes out there, a few of them stand out as they bring forth mind-blowing concepts, theories, and insights. I believe that he’s been able to do this consistently because of the access he has to the right people.
Renowned cosmologists come and talk about space and the universe. We get to hear professors with high credibility to talk about biodiversity or evolution. He gets Navy pilots to talk about their UFO experiences. So, when there are sources having high credibility and qualification, the conversation gets interesting. very interesting!
As I discover amazing episodes on the Joe Rogan Podcast, I wanted to track them. Thus, it lead me to write this article and probably help others trying to find similar content. Astrophysics, Cosmology, UFOs, magic mushrooms, technology and it’s political affiliations are some of the things that we are going to cover from the Joe Rogan Experience.
I love this podcast mainly because of the scientists who come and explain a lot of things around us. They share their experience, their research, and provide a framework on how to think about things that are much larger than us.
1. Brian Cox – Cosmology , particle Physics
This episode dwells into the workings of the universe. Brian explains what they do at CERN, about particle physics, the stars, and the galaxy. They talk about the origin and the end, and the possibility of life in other places in the universe.
2. Sean Caroll – Quantum Mechanics
This episode isn’t the first, or last time Sean has appeared on the Joe Rogan Podcast. However, I like this the most as they talk a lot about quantum physics and they try to make the knowledge of what quantum physics is available to everyone. He explains the concepts in very simplistic manner for many to understand and comprehend on it’s implications.
3. Paul Stamets – Mycology, Medicinal Mushroom
Paul is a mycologist. In his study of mushrooms, fungi, or mycelial networks over the decades he has encountered fascinating things. He discusses why some of them cause psychedelic experiences, how some of them have tremendous medicinal value. He shares his experience with how these mycelial networks were able to replicate the best possible routes to build the Tokyo metro and how some even brought back the bee population in a region. This is one of the most engaging and mindblowing podcasts I’ve seen to date.
4. Jordan Peterson – Psychology
Jordan Peterson makes a lot of sense when he speaks. He speaks in volumes about human behavior and shares knowledge on how to change small things to make big differences. He gives great insights into how politics plays a negative role in institutions and tends to corrupt the minds of people. This episode is where he’s still fresh with a fighting spirit and has thought-provoking conversations.
Technology has changed our lives in ways unimaginable a decade or two ago. As a result, we have seen it being used for betterment as well as a weapon. These episodes explore narratives on the responsibility of a tech provider, a user, and where it is heading. We can’t ask all our questions to the heads of giant companies, but Joe can!
5. Jack Dorsey, Vijaya Gadde, Tim Pool – Twitter and it’s responsibility
This episode starts with the accusation of Twitter to be a company leaning towards leftist ideologies. Tim Pool, a journalist, shares his experiences and gathered evidence. The tough questions are posted to Jack and Jaya, and to me, it’s a wonderful journey on the exploration of what the people who run Twitter are doing. The dynamics constantly change as they express their views, defend it, and identify the problems.
6. Rich Benoit – Hacking Tesla Cars
Rich is an engineer and this episode explores his experimental philosophy and how he was able to make a functional Tesla car by using scraps froms cars which had been badly damaged due to road accidendts.
I didn’t know how to categorize the following episodes. They are all fascinating. Many of the conversations and things being said can be proven as there are physical evidence to support it. However, there are some aspects to it that cannot be proven. I’m fairly confident that those things aren’t fake because the sources are very credible and qualified but the claims in itself cannot be proven. Therefore, I have chosen to aggregate them under alternate and I am hoping that you agree with it.
7. Commander David Fravor – Navy and UFOs
This episode shares Comdr Fravor and his squadron’s encounter in 2004 with UFOs which appeared to be having a propulsion system never seen on earth to date. on April 27th, 2020, US Navy officially released the footage that Comdr Fravor talks about in this episode. It gives an insight into what’s going on out there and what we can expect in the future.
8. Bob Lazar – Area 51 and UFOs
when Bob Lazar spoke to the world about what he had seen as a scientist at Area 51, 30 years ago (the 1980s), no one believed him. He was subjected to ridicule and deemed to be a conspiracy theorist without any credentials. However, in the 30 years since, there is evidence on a lot of things he said back in the day which he could not have known if he wasn’t a part of Area 51. He shares his experience working on what he believes to be Alien Technology and what he found out.
9. Ron Miscavige – Scientology
Scientology was something of a haze to me. Something that Tom Cruise was a part of. When it started to appear more often, I was curious to know what it was. Thus, in the pursuit of understanding it, I came across this episode on the Joe Rogan Podcast. Ron is the father of the leader in Scientology. He shares his journey through this “religion” built on deception, lies, fiction, and nonsense. He shares his story on his “escape” from Scientology.
The Joe Rogan Podcast Cheatsheet
If you are looking to find more amazing videos, here are some things I found useful during the hunt!
- Look for episodes that have more than 4 million views. I am a believer in underrated videos, but in this case, I have seen that it’s not the case.
- If views are over 10M, then that’s an indication that it might not be good. Most of those episodes have people with a huge following. For example videos with Elon Musk ( great guy, a super-genius but doesn’t share anything that interesting) or Neil deGrasse Tyson ( extremely smart, but everything he says, he says as if he is saying something mind-blowing. it gets annoying very quickly.). So, these guys have a huge fan following, and most times, the episodes themselves aren’t great.
- Episodes that have comedians in them tend to have views in the 3.8 to 4.4 million range. I am not a big fan of comedians on podcasts. They are funny but don’t add much in the pursuit to learn something new.
So, I hope that you find them useful. If you have episodes that I missed, please share it in the comments!