Here’s Joe Rogan’s Most Popular Podcast Episode of 2019

Comedian Joe Rogan has managed to form one of the most successful careers of the decade, and he’s done it in a way that few other personalities have: through a free podcast that millions of fans tune into every week.

Podcasts are a very popular medium, but often used by more “underground” entertainers or for educational purposes, so when Rogan launched his podcast in 2009, it signaled an entirely new era in entertainment.

In the 10 years that The Joe Rogan Experience podcast has been on the air, Rogan has earned hosts of new fans and shed light on various issues that don’t often get airtime.

Keep reading to learn how Joe Rogan became famous, what his podcast is about, and the most popular episode of the podcast so far.

How did Joe Rogan get started in comedy?

Joe Rogan performs onstage
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Joe Rogan was born in 1967 in Newark, New Jersey. As a child, Rogan had a wide variety of interests, including baseball and martial arts. He began to pursue martial arts as a full-time hobby and went on to win the U.S. Open Championship taekwondo tournament when he was only 19. He even worked as a taekwondo instructor for a time. Rogan attended the University of Massachusetts Boston but ultimately didn’t graduate, dropping out early to work on a career.

In the late 1980s, Rogan had almost decided to pursue a career in kickboxing but changed his course to focus on stand-up comedy. All throughout the late ’80s and early ’90s, Rogan worked multiple jobs, including performing stand-up at bachelor parties and nightclubs at night and working construction or teaching martial arts during the day.

Rogan’s big break came in 1995 when he scored a recurring role in the sitcom NewsRadio. He appeared on the show for four years. And during that time, he became a recognizable face in Hollywood. 

What is ‘The Joe Rogan Experience’ about?

In the early 2000s, Rogan worked as the host of Fear Factor and on some very popular comedy specials. The success of Rogan’s comedy routines and his wide-ranging interests led him to launch The Joe Rogan Experience podcast in 2009. In less than two years, Rogan’s podcast became one of the most popular free podcasts of all time, with millions of listeners downloading every week.

Rogan’s podcast has attracted some of the biggest personalities in the world from a wide variety of industries. Political figures, in particular, are drawn to Rogan’s podcast, and over the years, Bernie Sanders, Edward Snowden, and Andrew Yang have sat down to chat with Rogan.

Other guests have included Russell Brand, Ben Shapiro, Mel Gibson, Edward Norton, David Lee Roth, and Roseanne Barr. No topic is off limits on Rogan’s podcast, and it seems as though his guests always feel comfortable opening up and revealing interesting, new facts about themselves. 

What is the most popular episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast?

With well over 1,000 episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast in the bag, there are a lot of very popular episodes. It’s no surprise that some of the most popular episodes feature guests, including Bernie Sanders and Mike Tyson.

However, the single most popular episode of the podcast in 2019, based on views, is the episode where controversial host Alex Jones sits down with Joe Rogan.

Although Rogan and Jones are known to be friends, they have disagreed on a number of topics, including the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, which made their February 2019 conversation even more intriguing for fans. The 2019 Alex Jones episode was also significantly longer than other episodes of the podcast, but that certainly didn’t diminish the popularity. Over 16 million people have viewed the episode.