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Spotify Employee Accused of Removing Joe Rogan’s Alex Jones Interview

Alex Jones appears on The Joe Rogan Experience in October (photo: Digital Music News) The temporary disappearance of a recent Joe Rogan interview with Alex Jones wasn’t an accident, according to sources within Spotify. Last month, Joe Rogan did the unthinkable — at least in the eyes of Spotify employees demanding editorial oversight over The […]

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Spotify Employees Demand the Removal of Joe Rogan’s Alex Jones Interview Over Anti-Mask Statements

Spotify employees are pushing for the removal of Joe Rogan’s latest Alex Jones interview over the radio host’s anti-mask statements and vaccine criticism. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the behind-the-scenes pushback, which is the newest twist in a long-running series of internal disputes centering on The Joe Rogan Experience. In late September, just […]

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Spotify CEO Says Joe Rogan Isn’t Getting Special Treatment — But Alex Jones Isn’t Getting Removed

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has insisted that Joe Rogan isn’t receiving special treatment in terms of which guests he’s able to welcome on his Spotify-exclusive podcast. Nevertheless, the comedian’s recent episode with Alex Jones, who was booted from the platform in 2018 and whose prior JRE sit downs haven’t made their way onto Spotify, won’t […]

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Spotify Employees Demand the Removal of Alex Jones — Spotify Says No

Following Alex Jones’s more than three-hour-long recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience – and an on-podcast message from Rogan to the Spotify employees who want to censor him – a Spotify higher-up has flatly denied requests to remove the episode and ban controversial guests in the future. Behind-the-scenes pushback against Joe Rogan Experience episodes […]

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Joe Rogan Shuts Down Podcast Studio After COVID Scare – Kanye On Hold

Photo Credit: Austin Distel The Joe Rogan Experience podcast studio is shut down this week after a positive coronavirus case. Jamie Vernon tested positive for COVID-19, with Rogan making the announcement via Instagram. Jamie is the often un-seen co-host and producer of the podcast, responsible for retrieving relevant content. Rogan says production will resume after […]