In the 10 years the podcast has been running, the show has seen a variety of different guests. Actors, comedians, scientists, musicians and politicians have all found their way onto the show, creating a well rounded podcast that is as entertaining as it is informative.
Each episode is recorded in one long continuous format, sometimes exceeding three hours in length, allowing in-depth conversations that delve into a wide range of topics. From infectious disease experts discussing Covid-19 to the engineers making ground breaking developments in their respective fields.
Every episode of the Joe Rogan Experience features a new name, and Joe propels their conversation with insightful questions that move from personal to existential. With over 1000 episodes and counting, the podcast has seen great success and continues to grow in popularity.
Here is a list of 5 episodes worth watching from 2020.
1. Elon Musk
Joe Rogan interviews eccentric entrepreneur, engineer, and philanthropist Elon Musk in the midst of Covid-19. The duo discuss space, business, the future and the namesake of Musk’s new son. Extremely entertaining and insightful.
2. Post Malone
Joe Rogan interviews singer-songwriter, rapper, and producer Post Malone. Their conversation takes the two thinkers down a rabbit hole of unpredictable topics, from living in the secret state of Utah and learning to fly planes to giant insects and fully automated vehicles. No topic is off limits, and each twist of conversation is more interesting than the last.
3. Bill Burr
Joe Rogan interviews standup comic, writer, actor, and producer Bill Burr. Their conversation takes them from family life and the changes that come with it to Burr’s recent roles in film and television, discussing The King of Staten Island and Burr’s show F is for Family. The two comedians engage in quick banter and clever comedy. No topic is off the table.
4. Michael Osterholm
Joe Rogan interviews Michael Osterholm, who is an internationally recognized expert in infectious diseases, or as Osterholm labels himself, a Medical Detective. They discuss infectious diseases, where they come from, how to stop them and how to respond to them when they do arise. Joe demonstrates his ability to ask the right questions in a difficult topic. Joe’s questions echo the concerns many have about the virus and Michael provides the answers. Should we be afraid, what should we do to protect ourselves, when can we expect a vaccine and more.
5. Robert Downey Jr.
Joe Rogan interviews actor, producer, and singer Robert Downey Jr. The two discuss acting, super heroes, and his new film Dolittle. Downey goes in-depth about the Avenger films and the technological difficulties the whole cast struggled through together. Their conversation touches on mental health, self doubt, and being critical of one’s self. The two relate and discuss methods of self improvement.