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The Saga of Joe Rogan

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The New York Times

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🗓️ 11 February 2022

⏱️ 44 minutes

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Summary

Joe Rogan, a former comedian and host of the hit podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” has come under scrutiny in recent weeks for promoting Covid-19 misinformation. Spotify, which owns exclusive rights to Mr. Rogan’s show, has been criticized as the platform for the misinformation. Neil Young and Joni Mitchell removed their music from Spotify in protest. Now, a compilation of video clips of Mr. Rogan using a racial slur on past episodes has surfaced, drawing more outrage. We look into the scandal engulfing the streaming platform and its most popular podcast host. Guest: Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The New York Times.

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0:00.0

From New York Times, I'm Michael Borrow.

0:03.5

This is Adali.

0:05.0

Today.

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Hundreds of doctors have written an open letter to Spotify

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about their most popular podcast host, Joe Rogan.

0:12.0

Inside the controversy that has engulfed Spotify.

0:16.0

They say they are fed up with the misinformation

0:19.0

Rogan has been spreading about the pandemic.

0:21.0

And its biggest star, Joe Rogan.

0:24.0

Spotify has been pressured to do something about it

0:27.0

but it stood behind its most popular podcast.

0:30.0

The question that I have is why aren't you taking down Joe Rogan?

0:35.0

I spoke with my colleague, Kevin Ruse, about why this scandal

0:40.0

is playing out so differently than those that came before it.

0:46.0

It's Friday February 11th.

0:59.0

Hello, Kevin.

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Michael.

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Hello.

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This is going to be a little bit awkward this one.

1:05.0

Let's lean into it.

1:06.0

Let's get awkward.

1:08.0

Yeah, let's just get it out of the way.

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