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Podcasts are popular these days, especially among celebrities. It seems everyone has one, with an uptick in popularity thanks to COVID-19.  Cole Sprouse of Riverdale fame started a podcast at the beginning of the year, while Demi Burnett from the Bachelor took advantage of lockdown to create hers. Whether it’s a new one or one that’s been around for a while, podcasts can be an excellent time-filler for your days. 

Joe Rogan’s popular podcast

Joe Rogan is a podcast master, having created his on his own and not relying on a network to help boost his exposure. Called the Joe Rogan Experience, it grew organically at first, which is quite challenging for new and smaller podcasts to achieve.

He is just now affiliated with Spotify, who paid him big bucks to join their network. Along with doing it on his own out of the gate, he also didn’t advertise or pay for marketing at first and broke almost every rule in the podcast world. Things like going over the recommended time for each podcast and not using his network of famous friends to increase engagement. 

No one knows how Rogan’s podcast took off like it did, but he does have a lot of famous friends, and he is great about focusing on content over everything else, making it an engaging and fun listen. He’s had familiar names, friends, and celebrities as guests, including Kevin Smith, Kevin Hart, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and of course, Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus makes an appearance

Cyrus is a household name at this point, whether you like her or not. She’s known for her relationship with Liam Hemsworth, her outspokenness, and her wild ways.

She’s also a former Disney star, songstress, actress, and the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. Her net worth is quite impressive, and she knows how to work an angle. 

Miley Cyrus attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Isn't It Romantic' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Miley Cyrus | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

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And while Cyrus landed on the Forbes Celebrity 100 for the first time list back in her Hannah Montana days, she continues to earn more and more. Throughout each stage of her career, she’s used this fame and fortune to help others.

She’s a huge advocate for the LGBTQ community and is never one to shy away from defending others. She’ll tell you how it is, for sure, and recently had an opportunity to speak out on behalf of drag queens everywhere while making a September 2020 appearance on Rogan’s podcast. 

Joe Rogan gets put in his place

Cyrus clapped back at Rogan in the best possible way. She hit him where it hurt when he dared to make fun of her favorite show, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

This makes sense as she is a huge RuPaul fan, calling him a god. When talking about the show, Rogan essentially said he didn’t watch it and that it was ‘all the same’ moves. According to PinkNews, Cyrus laughed and came right back with: “That’s what I think when I’m watching your shows too. All the same stuff.”

This may not seem like a big deal, but Cyrus stood up for the drag community in her jab at Rogan. LGBTQ Instagram accounts shared the clip and commended the singer for the support. Fans, left comments of gratitude and support for Cyrus.

One user wrote: “Yesss our queen crucified the hater.” Another added on: “Come after the drag community and you’ll be crucified. We stannnn Miley.”

Not all guests can go tit for tat with Rogan, and Cyrus’s comeback set boundaries and gave Rogan the message that he doesn’t get to insult the drag community.

Podcasts are here to stay

According to Podcast Insights, podcasts aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. They have continued to gain listeners with their incredibly easy listening format. Listeners can be driving, working, exercising, cooking dinner, or any number of activities and still enjoy their favorite podcast. You might currently have a favorite podcast. But if you are among the 16 million people in the US are “avid podcast fans,” you might have listened to Rogan’s podcast at least once.