True Character Behind $120M Worth Joe Rogan Revealed by Insider as Confession on Spotify Podcaster’s Early Days Comes to Light

Published 02/01/2024, 1:32 AM EST

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Most podcast listeners know by now that Joe Rogan has the biggest audio platform in the world. The ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ has an average of 11 million listeners per episode. However, things were different back when Rogan first started and his comedian friend Bert Kreischer reminisced about the early days of the 56-year-old’s podcasting days and how he treated him when he first met him.

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Joe Rogan has made a lot of friends, from the fighting world and outside of it. His standup career helped him make a lot more friends, including Bert Kreischer, Ari Shaffir, and Tom Segura, who recently appeared on the JRE podcast. During the episode, Kreischer opened up on his first time meeting Rogan. Let’s see what he had to say.

Joe Rogan has always been a very generous person

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During the #2093 JRE episode, Bert Kreischer opened up about meeting Joe Rogan for the first time. He was fixated on checking out the 56-year-old’s house, meeting his dog, having some fun in the pool, and even enjoying a recreational activity before shooting an episode on the podcast. Furthermore, Kreischer also revealed Rogan had no problems with what he wanted to do at his house and was rather generous.

“When I met you… I said to you real quick. I said, ‘Hey man, I’m such a big fan, I need to meet your dog, I need to see your deprivation tank, I want to play in the pool’. And then we get high and then we do the podcast, and you were very generous,” said Kreischer.

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Bert Kreischer also mentioned that he had seen a lot of generous celebrities who often give their time to others, and Joe Rogan was one of them. It did not take much time for him to realize that the 56-year-old was a very nice individual and he had a great time during the initial days of the now multi-million-dollar podcast.

“Here’s my thing. There’s generous celebrities, like generous. They give you their time and maybe they don’t notice. And I was like, ‘This guy’s a real f***ing guy. Like, he’s cool as f***. Then we do the podcast and I had a f***ing blast,” Bert Kreischer added. Moreover, he also revealed a few things he noticed at Rogan’s house when he started his podcasting journey.

The JRE host received flashlights from his early sponsors

Bert Kreischer seemed to be a curious person as he revealed a few things he found in Joe Rogan’s house. He mentioned that when he opened a closet in the latter’s house; it was full of flashlights. Kreischer further stated, “Your closet was a f***ing mess… There were flashlights everywhere.”

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Joe Rogan had just completed a few years of his podcasting career and started to get a lot of sponsors since his show was on the rise. Those sponsors would send him numerous flashlights, which he would later use as giveaway prizes. Rogan stated, “So much sponsors we had, we would give flashlights away.”

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From a humble beginning, without any idea of where his podcast would lead him in the future, Joe Rogan is now a multi-millionaire with a multi-million-dollar platform. He’s grown to be one of the most influential people in the world. Nevertheless, Rogan is still a very generous person, which is evident in the way people talk about him.

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