Joe Rogan, host of The Joe Rogan Experience, issued a statement on Instagram in which he announced that Jamie Vernon, producer of The Joe Rogan Experience, had tested positive for COVID-19. Joe Rogan has tested negative, and stated that he has not had any contact with Jamie Vernon in nine days.
Joe Rogan made it clear that the shows that aired last week had all been previously recorded. He says the rest of the staff tested negative for COVID-19, and that he is staying away from everyone and being tested every day until he knows he is in the clear. They are shutting down the podcast until they get an all clear from their doctor.
In addition, Joe Rogan said in his statement: “We might have to do some shows remotely and some shows with a substitute producer.” Joe Rogan will let fans know when the show will start back up again.
As a result, Joe Rogan had to cancel Kanye West’s appearance on the show (which was scheduled for October 23, 2020). Spotify has released The Joe Rogan Experience #1552, which features Mathew McConaughey. The image for that episode shows McConaughey looking into a computer monitor in a location that could be his home. There is a Skype logo in the corner of the image.
Variety reported that Joe Rogan purchased a home in Austin, Texas, a few months ago. Previous to that, he lived in Los Angeles.
The Joe Rogan Experience, one of the most popular podcasts in the world, is coming to Spotify via a multi-year exclusive licensing deal. The comedy talk series has long been the most-searched-for podcast on Spotify and is the leading show on practically every other podcasting platform. And, like all podcasts and vodcats on Spotify, it will remain free and accessible to all Spotify users.
Since its launch in 2009, the pioneering The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) has built one of the most loyal and engaged fan bases in the world. Rogan brings his sensibilities as a stand-up comic to the show, and alongside a dynamic and diverse range of guests, he fearlessly broaches topics including neuroscience, sports, comedy, health, infectious disease, and our ever-changing culture – all with a mix of curiosity and humor.
In addition to the widely popular podcast format, JRE also produces corresponding video episodes, which will also be available on Spotify as in-app vodcats.
While Spotify will become the exclusive distributer of JRE, Rogan will maintain full creative control over the show. Bringing JRE to Spotify will mean that the platform’s more than 286 million active users will have access to one of the leading voices of today’s podcasting renaissance.
The JRE will debut on Spotify on September 1, 2020, and become exclusively available on the platform later this year.