Joe Rogan is a stand-up comedian, a UFC commentator, a mixed-martial artist and an actor. He’s also the second most popular podcaster in the world. A lot of people aren’t too happy about the last part. And now he seems to have sold out to Spotify – which I support, but I hope it was worth it? Sources tell me that…
Spotify Have Now Removed 42 Joe Rogan Episodes
Now that odd gut feeling about Spotify is proving itself correct: they have now removed 42 episodes – out of ~1600 of the Joe Rogan podcast. Which wouldn’t be so bad if part of the deal didn’t include redirecting the http://podcasts.joerogan.net/ domain to Spotify. This last one, episode 149, from 2011, included a bunch of comedians. Comedians are not supposed to be politically correct Spotify! Tracking it down is proving hard since while it looks like he is very widely syndicated, those are done via RSS feeds, from that domain, which now does not work. Hope the payout was worth it, because all those syndicated pages now have broken links to *all* Joe Rogan content ever produced. I wonder if that was part of the deal? Or if Joe himself realised what it meant to redirect the domain above would end up being… Not a single one of the podcast syndicators I’ve tried appears to have made copies, and all were hot-linking to that domain. Mixcloud, Podchaser, Podbinge, ListenAddict, Podcast9 and most surprisingly the entire domain at jrescribe.com all broken for all episodes now. You need to visit Spotify now. Perhaps most strange of all is that…
Youtube also no longer has mystery missing episode #149.
Now obviously, Youtube is not Spotify, and is a very different beast as it has video, so should in theory still be there yeah? But I searched Youtube also for this. To it’s credit, Youtube does still have *most* of his content, since it is a different network. Hope the pay was worth it. Probably was. Is a good library of content he developed there over the years. Youtube has many quite old episodes going back as far as #219 which by the way has a fairly extreme amount of swearing, guest also almost walks off set, is epic. But if you can find epi #149, flick me an email, I’m curious to see how you did this magic: [email protected]
A good example of this older content might be this episode #219 or the one where Elon Musk smokes dope.
These Links Are All Broken Today
No point clicking. I see “Oh snap, there was a playback error!”.
Almost thought I’d found it when I hit https://www.listenaddict.com/talks/podcast-149-live-from-the-icehouse-part-one/ but no….
These investigations lead me to the URL https://traffic.libsyn.com/joeroganexp/icehouse1.mp3?dest-id=19997 which is not in the wayback machine.
It was due to the following article that I became aware of this development:
FYI: List of 2011 Podcasts
Thanks to a lot of digging on Wayback Machine at The Internet Archive, I reproduce the following text for other internet detectives to pickup the case where I left off… because I did my best to find this and failed. Was honestly hoping to back it up and host it on this site for laffs but alas no laffs be had. I was able to find the very first episode though – see https://archive.org/details/TheJoeRoganExperiencePodcast1465/JRE-Podcast-1.mp3 (This link works… today)