‘Joe Rogan is More Powerful Than CNN, MSNBC, and Fox All Put Together’- Saagar Enjeti and Lex Fridman Laud Joe Rogan’s Following

Published 03/15/2021, 2:57 PM EDT
BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Joe Rogan is seen in the commentary booth during the UFC 220 event at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Joe Rogan is a massive personality in the world of MMA. He works as a commentator for the UFC and has been a part of the organization since the early years of the UFC.

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However, that is not the only thing he’s good at. Primarily, Joe is a comedian and does several stand-up sets around America. He grew up with a closely-knit circle of legendary comedians like Bill Burr, Patrice O’ Neal, and more.

With names like those, you would expect him to be a full-time comedian, but no, Joe has his own podcast. The Joe Rogan Experience or the JRE podcast was a venture that was truly one of a kind. What’s more, it set a tone for every aspiring podcast host and offered them a mantra to follow.

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The YouTube podcast community understands his greatness as well. Lex Fridman and Saagar Enjeti talked about the power of Joe Rogan on Fridman’s podcast. “Joe is more powerful than CNN, MSNBC, and Fox all put together. That gives me immense inspiration,” Enjeti said.

“He created the space for me to succeed. I listened to his podcasts when I was young. I didn’t know people would; millions were willing to listen to a guy talking about chimps for three straight hours,” he continued. Several people would agree with him on this as Joe has been an inspiration for an entire generation of podcasters and fans.

Enjeti also said that he met Joe, showed his respect to him, and told him all of this.

Joe Rogan and his impact on the future of podcasts

Here, Fridman jumped in and talked about how Rogan inspired him to be honest. He brought up the comic community and commended Rogan on how he brought them all together.

“He showed us all the way. None of us will ever be as famous as Rogan ’cause he was the first, and that’s fine ’cause he created the umbrella ecosystem for us to thrive,” Enjeti concluded.

NEWARK, NJ – APRIL 18: Commentator Joe Rogan looks on during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015, in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

The JRE podcast recently moved to Spotify in a mouth-watering multi-year deal. However, he is facing some problems as the viewership has taken a toll.

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Many of the older fans aren’t happy about this change, and some of them stopped watching the podcast altogether. It made for a lot of headlines, but one thing is still certain, it is indeed one of the biggest podcasts in the world.

Do you think that Joe Rogan should’ve kept his podcast on YouTube?

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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