The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 998 with Owen Benjamin

Episode Number: 998
Episode Guest: Owen Benjamin
Original Airdate: August 15, 2017
Episode Sponsors: MeUndies, Squarespace, Onnit

Guest Bio: Owen Benjamin is a stand-up comedian and actor. Check out his podcast called Why Didn’t They Laugh? available on Apple Podcasts.

Topics Discussed: Living in a big city vs. a small city; delivering newspapers; collecting money while delivering newspapers; more talk about delivering newspapers; Titanosaur dinosaur discovered; duck penises and vaginas; Joe says there’s a hawk war in his neighborhood; owls; raccoons; Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 movies; duck sex is rape; humans should have a mating season; sperm competition influences testicle size; Sperm Wars book; measuring chimp load sizes; jerking off a chimp; more talk about primate sex; dolphin intelligence; Close Encounters of the Third Kind movie; instant access to information is changing everything; pigeons; Nikola Tesla was in love with a pigeon; photo of Tesla; John Carmack; smart people; World Trade Center tower 7 conspiracy theory; making everything a conspiracy; Operation Northwoods; rainbow swastika T-shirt; gay people and rainbows; gay people culturally appropriated rainbows from leprechauns; is there more violence between men and women than gay couples; domestic violence in same-sex relationships; domestic violence is fucked up; the word “kind” comes from the word “kin”; kind bud; weed today; Joe explains eating marijuana vs. smoking marijuana again; Joe talks about eating weed and seeing neon cartoons having sex; hallucinating; dreaming and brain chemicals; Dark City movie; dark matter; link between dark matter and black holes; gender talk; Owen talks about his piano teacher who went from being a man to a woman; straight guys turning gay; hating hipsters; Joe thinks he could be a hipster; hipster shoes; John Varvatos hipster chukka boot(1:00:00) Charlottesville talk; homegrown terrorists; antifa; Trump is dancing around his support of white supremacists; white privilege; everyone came from Africa; people who say they don’t see color; guys who sag their pants; people who back into their parking spots; do you want to survive a nuclear holocaust or die; The Road movie and book; Owen talks about shooting raccoons who were killing his chickens; crossbows; they sell wolf piss to scare off other animals; birds are predators; talk about the Google memo and differences between men and women; women gravitate towards different jobs than men; women at Google upset by memo take time off work; black Santa Claus; what Santa does at the North Pole; what job is equally appealing to both men and women; Richard Dawson on Family Feud; Hogan’s Heroes TV show; Archie Bunker wouldn’t be allowed today; drama about racist character in book The Black Witch; talk about racism; shaming people; talk about removing historical Robert E. Lee Confederate statue; if you push a group of people they will push back; cultural appropriation; ethnic headwear; gay bars; Diner movie; putting your dick in a bucket of popcorn at the movie theater; Diner popcorn scene video; rapists in movies and works of fiction; people hate Trump; Trump’s thoughts on Charlottesville; more talk about Charlottesville; Ronald Reagan on an alien attack bringing the world together; human evolution; life today is better than it was in the 1960s; France’s Zone Rouge; don’t swing too far in one direction; kids who want to be another gender; (2:00:00) circumcision talk; teenagers and anal sex; porn today; in the past, people found porn in the woods; Joe talks about watching bestiality; Owen talks about watching porn for the first time; Glengarry Glen Ross movie; Batman v. Superman movie; Ben Affleck as Batman; Good Will Hunting movie; Gone Girl movie; Ben Affleck’s CGI abs; 300 movie; Fight Club movie; 300: Rise of an Empire movie; 300 spartans vs. 20,000 Persians simulation video; Joe’s stoner idea about a computer that recreates history; more talk about the Google memo; focus on the individual not the group; The Sports Gene book; running marathons; racial stereotypes; life isn’t fair; why would someone want to limit themselves to one group; more talk about Charlottesville violence; people need a purpose; why were the racists carrying Tiki torches; swastika tattoos; find a hobby; getting better at something makes your life better; Latin languages; talk about fake butts; butt implant surgery video; (they watch a video of a female weightlifter dropping the bar on her neck); Joe talks about lifting kettlebells; Turkish get ups; Joe carries his kids while hiking; ankle weights; Joe kicking video; leg kicks; guy kicks baseball bat and breaks it video; is running a marathon harder than fighting in an MMA fight; hallucinating while running or when at altitude; imagine finding a baby in the woods; people leaving kids in their cars; child abuse is triggering; animal abuse is triggering; feeding a chicken chicken meat; ostriches; ostrich meat; ostrich vs. kangaroo talk; ostrich vs. emu video; what if your wife gave birth to an egg and had to keep it warm; penguins; leopard seals; leopard seal kills scientist; Jordan Peterson talk; Kurt Metzger; telling people they can’t talk about something; (3:00:00) the gender pay gap is a myth; find something you love and do it; men and women are accepted at The Comedy Store; you have to be good at all disciplines to be successful in MMA; Owen talks about his podcast; Owen’s documentary 60 Minutes in Seven Days; talk about bombing; talk about getting tomatoes thrown at him after talking shit about people.

Books Mentioned

These are the books that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles

Robin Baker - Basic Books - Edition no. Revised (01/03/2006) - Paperback: 400 pages

$18.99 - $0.57 $18.42
The Road

Cormac McCarthy - Vintage Books - Paperback: 287 pages

$16.00 - $3.20 $12.80
The Black Witch (The Black Witch Chronicles)

Laurie Forest - Harlequin Teen - Hardcover: 608 pages

$19.99 - $8.24 $11.75
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

David Epstein - Current - Paperback: 368 pages

$18.00 - $7.75 $10.25

Movies Mentioned

These are the movies that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Guardians Of The Galaxy [Blu-ray]

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (12/09/2014) - Blu-ray, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 121 min - Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper - English, French, Spanish

$32.99 - $13.00 $19.99
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [Blu-ray]

Buena Vista Home Entertainment - Blu-ray - French, Spanish, English

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (3 Discs) (4K + Blu-ray + UltraViolet)

Sony Pictures (09/19/2017) - Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 404 min - Richard Dreyfuss - Arabic, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

$30.99 - $6.00 $24.99
Dark City (Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]

New Line Home Video (07/29/2008) - Blu-ray, Unrated (Not Rated) - Running time: 111 min - Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien - English, Spanish

$9.99 - $0.80 $9.19
The Road

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (05/25/2010) - DVD, R (Restricted) - Running time: 111 min - Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall - English

Diner (BD) [Blu-ray]

WarnerBrothers (02/03/2015) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 110 min - Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly - English

Glengarry Glen Ross [Blu-ray + Digital HD]

Lionsgate (10/11/2016) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 103 min - Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin - English

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition

Warner Bros. (06/28/2016) - Amazon Video, R (Restricted) - Running time: 182 min - Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane - English

Available on Amazon Video
Good Will Hunting [DVD + Digital]

Lionsgate (04/26/2011) - DVD, R (Restricted) - Running time: 126 min - Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, Minnie Driver - English

$7.22 - $1.23 $5.99
Gone Girl

20th Century Fox (01/13/2015) - DVD, R (Restricted) - Running time: 148 min - Tyler Perry, Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris - English, French, Spanish


Warner Bros. (04/28/2009) - Amazon Video, R (Restricted) - Running time: 116 min - Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro - English

Available on Amazon Prime Video
300: Rise of an Empire (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD)

WarnerBrothers (06/24/2014) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 102 min - Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro - English, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Spanish

$44.95 - $34.96 $9.99

TV Shows Mentioned

These are the TV shows that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Hogan's Heroes: The Complete Series

Paramount (03/08/2016) - DVD, Unrated (Not Rated) - Running time: 4275 min - Richard Dawson, Robert Clary, Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner - English


Products Mentioned

These are the products that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

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