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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 […]

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Despite Joe Rogan Demands, Spotify Employees Remain Silent on Anti-Semitic Lyrics

French rapper Freeze Corleone on Spotify. The rapper has been criticized for spreading anti-Semitic hate by Jewish groups and French officials. Last week, Joe Rogan questioned why activist Spotify employees seemed so intent on editing his podcasts — but unconcerned by highly-explicit and controversial lyrics on the platform. That’s a question also being asked by […]

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Joe Rogan Breaks His Silence on Spotify Employee Protests — ‘I Get It, You’re a 23-Year-Old Woke Kid’

Last month, Digital Music News first reported that Spotify employees were threatening to strike in response to the guests and conversations on The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE). Now, Joe Rogan has broken his silence on the subject. Ahead of JRE’s much-anticipated Spotify debut, Joe Rogan made clear that Spotify would have no creative control over his ultra-popular […]

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Joe Rogan Has Second Thoughts About Hosting a Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

Moderator Chris Wallace unsuccessfully tries to control the Trump-Biden Presidential Debate on Tuesday night. Donald Trump accepted his invitation. But after Tuesday night’s messy presidential debate, Joe Rogan is now having second thoughts about moderating another battle between Trump and Biden. Previously, Joe Rogan sounded enthusiastic about hosting a debate between Trump and Biden.  And […]

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Joe Rogan Calls Transphobic Accusations ‘Nonsense’ — Spotify Won’t Be Editing Episodes

Joe Rogan during his recent interview with comedian Bridget Phetasy. Joe Rogan is now responding to seemingly-endless accusations of transphobia — specifically those involving Caitlin Jenner.  Activist Spotify employees have reportedly demanded the removal of Rogan’s comments and direct-editing over future episodes — so far, Spotify has refused to edit anything. Rogan, who inked an […]