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Report: Spotify's Rogan Deal Worth Far More Than $100M

Sources say it was worth at least $200M

(Newser) - When Joe Rogan signed a multiyear deal with Spotify in 2020, industry insiders estimated it was worth around $100 million—a record for the podcasting industry and a pay rise for a man who was already the world's highest-earning podcaster. Sources tell the New York Times and Pitchfork that...

Joe Rogan Addresses Spotify Drama on Podcast

Calls the controversy a 'political hit job'

(Newser) - Joe Rogan addressed the Spotify controversy he remains embroiled in ... on his Spotify podcast Tuesday. "This is a political hit job," he said while discussing the video of him using the n-word multiple times in the past with his guest, comic Akaash Singh. "They’re taking all...

Joe Rogan Offered $100M to Quit Spotify

'We are ready to fight alongside you,' Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski tells podcaster

(Newser) - If Joe Rogan is getting tired of apologizing for the contents of his podcasts, he might be tempted by an offer from video-sharing platform Rumble. The right-wing Canadian site is trying to lure Rogan away from Spotify with a $100 million deal, per the Hollywood Reporter . The Joe Rogan Experience...

After N-Word Controversy, Spotify Still Backing Joe Rogan

Podcaster had already apologized

(Newser) - Update: Following the latest Joe Rogan controversy, Spotify is still standing by the podcaster. The streaming company's CEO said in a letter to employees released Sunday that he "strongly condemn[s]" Rogan's use of the n-word, but that "silencing Joe is not the answer." He said...

Jon Stewart: Drama Over Spotify, Joe Rogan Is a 'Mistake'

Don't 'censor' him, 'engage,' Stewart advises

(Newser) - Don't count Jon Stewart among those deleting Spotify over its continued hosting of Joe Rogan's podcast. The former Daily Show host defended Rogan on Thursday on his own podcast, The Problem With Jon Stewart, Mediaite reports. Rather than attempting to "censor" Rogan, Stewart advised critics of his...

Amid Joe Rogan Drama, 'Delete Spotify' Shows Up on Spotify

The band Belly puts image on its homepage

(Newser) - Listen to Belly on Spotify, and you'll be met with an interesting message (at least, if you're listening via the desktop app): "Delete Spotify." That's what the image associated with the '90s alt-rock band's Spotify page reads, and the band's members confirm...

Joe Rogan, Spotify Respond to Misinfo Protests

Podcaster says he doesn't think he's spreading bad info but agrees on new Spotify COVID advisories

(Newser) - Scientists , doctors , and famous performers have come out in full force to slam the Spotify podcast of Joe Rogan, accusing him of spreading misinformation on COVID and climate change. Finally, Rogan is now publicly responding, as is the streaming platform. In a lengthy video posted to Instagram late Sunday,...

Spotify Loses Another Big Name Over 'Irresponsible People'

Singer Joni Mitchell joins Neil Young in pushing back against Joe Rogan podcast, COVID misinfo

(Newser) - Spotify has agreed to remove Neil Young's songs from its music-streaming platform—at Young's request, in protest of Joe Rogan's podcast and other COVID misinformation—and now it's got another famous name following suit. On Friday, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell announced she, too, would be yanking her...

Scientists Take Issue With Joe Rogan Podcast Discussion

Experts label climate comments by guest Jordan Peterson as dangerous nonsense

(Newser) - More critics are accusing the Spotify-exclusive Joe Rogan Experience podcast of sharing dangerous misinformation after Tuesday's episode in which a guest spouted what one scientist calls a "word salad of nonsense" about climate science. Just days after 270 members of the US scientific and medical communities demanded Spotify...

Spotify Says It's Taking Down All Neil Young's Music

Rocker wanted it pulled to protest Joe Rogan's COVID misinformation

(Newser) - Update: Spotify says it is removing Neil Young's music from its platform as per his request. The rocker said Monday that he wanted his music pulled to protest Joe Rogan's podcast and other COVID misinformation on Spotify. "We regret Neil’s decision to remove his music from...

Doctors Want Spotify to Do Something About Joe Rogan
Doctors Want Spotify to Do
Something About Joe Rogan
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Doctors Want Spotify to Do Something About Joe Rogan

Open letter urges platform to bring in policy on medical misinformation

(Newser) - Hundreds of medical professionals are asking Spotify to deal with medical misinformation on its platform—including problematic content on the show of its most popular podcaster. An open letter from 270 doctors, scientists, and other professionals says that throughout the pandemic, "Joe Rogan has repeatedly spread misleading and false...

Joe Rogan Blames Canada for Postponed Show

'I don't think I can even get into the country. I'm not vaccinated'

(Newser) - Podcaster Joe Rogan's sold-out April 20 show in Vancouver, BC, has been rescheduled, as predicted. In an episode that came out Dec. 24, Rogan told guest Tim Dillon that the show might be called off because of COVID restrictions in Canada, the Hill reports. "My 4/20 show that'...

Aaron Rodgers Loses Sponsorship Over Vaccine Views

Wisconsin's Prevea Health cuts ties

(Newser) - Update: Aaron Rodgers has lost a major sponsorship over his vaccination controversy . Prevea Health, a health care provider in Wisconsin, is cutting ties with the Green Bay QB, reports USA Today . Rogers tested positive for COVID after going unvaccinated, and in an interview Friday, he challenged the efficacy of the...

Joe Rogan Posts Negative COVID Test

Podcaster only just revealed diagnosis Wednesday

(Newser) - Days after revealing he'd tested positive for COVID-19, Joe Rogan posted a negative test result to his Instagram Friday. "Tested negative today! Thanks for all the kind wishes!" the podcaster wrote along with a photo of a digital readout. Just the previous Wednesday, the Joe Rogan Experience...

Joe Rogan Has COVID

Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan Has COVID

It's not clear whether the podcast host is vaccinated

(Newser) - Joe Rogan, the influential podcaster who went from interviewing an early predicter of just how bad the pandemic would get to questioning the importance of coronavirus vaccines , now has COVID-19. Rogan, one of the highest paid podcasters in the world for his Joe Rogan Experience on Spotify, announced the news...

Joe Rogan Fans Feared a Hit Piece. This Isn't One
'Maybe There Were 
Two Joe Rogans'

'Maybe There Were Two Joe Rogans'

'New York Times' takes a long look at the controversial podcaster

(Newser) - When the Joe Rogan universe learned the New York Times was working on a story about him, the word went out that a "hit piece" was in progress. Rogan himself, who typically avoids interviews with print media, did not grant one to Matt Flegenheimer. Now that the story is...

Joe Rogan: 'Woke' Culture Will Silence Straight White Men
Joe Rogan:
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White Men Won't
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Joe Rogan: Soon Straight White Men Won't Be Allowed Outside

Thanks to 'woke' culture, he says

(Newser) - Joe Rogan is once again courting controversy, though this time not related to his opinion on COVID-19 vaccines . The Spotify podcaster complained last week, during a sit-down with standup comedian Joe List, about "woke" culture, claiming that comedy movies are in danger of being "canceled" entirely and that...

Joe Rogan Returns to the Subject of Vaccines

Says 'I'm not a doctor'

(Newser) - Joe Rogan says he's not against vaccines—but he appears to be sticking to his view that young people don't need one for COVID-19. After the White House and Dr. Anthony Fauci countered Rogan's claims made on The Joe Rogan Experience last week, the podcast host again...

Joe Rogan's Spotify Comments on Vaccinations Get Notice

Podcast host said the idea of a child receiving a COVID-19 vaccine was 'crazy'

(Newser) - In January, Spotify removed podcast host Pete Evans for spreading misinformation, saying it bans the promotion of "misleading content about COVID-19 that may cause offline harm and/or pose a direct threat to public health." Now, onlookers are waiting to see if and how that policy will apply to...

Spotify Faces Backlash Over Alex Jones Appearance

He was a guest on Joe Rogan's podcast

(Newser) - Alex Jones has been banned from Spotify and other major tech platforms—but the conspiracy theorist could still be heard on Joe Rogan's Spotify podcast Tuesday. The libertarian host uploaded a three-hour interview with Jones, causing a backlash from listeners who said Jones was spreading misinformation about vaccines and...

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