The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1099 with Christopher Ryan

Episode Number: 1099
Episode Guest: Christopher Ryan
Original Airdate: April 3, 2018
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom, Cash App, ZipRecruiter

Guest Bio: Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. is a psychologist, speaker, and author of New York Times best seller Sex At Dawn, and also host of his own podcast Tangentially Speaking. His latest book Tangentially Reading is available now.

Topics Discussed: Chris was on the road for a month driving to New Orleans; Bisbee, Arizona; doing podcasts with interesting people while on the road; talk about a snake wrangler; snake bites and venom; snakes attacking rabbits; Chris tells a story about killing a rabbit with a crabapple and raising its babies due to guilt; they think baseball is boring; calling someone a “cuck” or “beta”; we reveal our secrets in our loudest accusations; kids are developing with communication behind a screen, and it isn’t good; Joe explains road rage to Chris; Chris used to ride a motorcycle and enjoyed the freedom and vulnerability; driver’s licenses in Spain vs. the United States; expats; Laos; detribalization; after living in Spain, Chris can understand Spanish but doesn’t speak it very well; some people from South America consider themselves to be Americans; Joe took Italian and Spanish in school; Chris took German in school because of a girl; Joe talks about a girl in his Italian class; landing gear fails on Trump jet; Joe talks about narrowly avoiding a weekend with a religious cult; the lack of confidence at 19 or 20; Wild Wild Country Netflix documentary series; Joe doesn’t think it would be hard to start a cult, Chris thinks maybe he already has; Chris’ podcast with Mickey Avalon; old cars are works of art; Joe explains restoring old cars to Chris; Joe’s Corvette; starting a cult and podcasting; Alan John Miller’s Divine Truth cult; Bret Weinstein criticized Chris’ book Sex At Dawn; Chris isn’t offended by Bret’s criticisms because people react to his book emotionally; a friend of Joe’s brought Sex At Dawn home and his wife threw it away; some people are fascinated by the book, others are offended by it; people get upset by the book not for rational reasons, but because it challenges their lives; the Vatican and gay priest allegations; Vatican City is unbelievably wealthy; St. Peter’s Basilica; you have to see certain things in person to appreciate them; the Colosseum; MMA is as primal as you can get without dying; choking someone out until they go unconscious; the worst ways to die; drowning; Chris knows a surfer who can hold his breath for five minutes; how the water changes the body physiologically; aquatic ape theory; Buckminster Fuller; we have physiological adaptations for aquatic living; chimps can’t swim or be taught to swim; fish oil and brain health; human brains can only be born so big due to vaginal size limitations; Joe wonders if our brains will have to get bigger for us to evolve; elephant intelligence; elephant painting in Thailand video; dogs learning words; more talk about elephants painting; (1:00:00) animal intelligence is greater than we give it credit for; Joe wants to see more videos of elephants painting and talks about them; intelligence; The Bell Curve book; controversy about racial intelligence; Joe talks about going to a bad school in a bad neighborhood as a child; anxiety stops/retards brain development; famine altered genes of children born decades later; intermittent fasting; talk about food and cooking; travelling is Chris’ favorite thing to do; Chris tells a story about visiting Texas; Jeff Leach stuck African hunter/gatherer feces up his ass to improve gut health; countries without psychedelic plants; ayahuasca shamanic music; Joe’s article on why working out is like building a sand castle; Joe had a book deal but ultimately gave the money back because he didn’t want to do what they wanted; Chris thinks publishing is collapsing; talk about his Tangentially Reading book; talk about podcasting; things they won’t talk about on a podcast; the responsibility of having a dedicated following; people shouldn’t aspire to fame; issues with fame; Jim Carrey; Russell Brand; pursuing a spiritual path by way of the temptations of life; what is success; Joe talks about his social anxiety in the past; Joe hasn’t worn a tie since the ’90s; Chris thinks every man should shave their head to see what they look like; artificial cranial deformation; King Tut’s misshapen head; why Spanish people speak with a lisp; syphilis hidden beneath powdered wigs; detribalizing; people have run away to become native, but natives don’t want to leave isolation to become “civilized”; Tribe book; Call of the Wild book; At Play in the Fields of the Lord book and movie; giardia; Chris talks about some of the illnesses he’s had; gravity filters; SteriPEN; camping and filtering water; getting “high” from vomiting; colon cleansing; Andrew Weil and Timothy Leary; more talk about Dr. Andrew Weil and his studies on marijuana; (2:00:00) The Natural Mind book; The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon book; From Chocolate to Morphine book; rhino horn doesn’t make your dick hard; eating monkey brains; Faces of Death movie; Chris can’t give blood because he has hepatitis A; Chris tells the story about getting stung by a scorpion in Guatemala on Tikal Temple IV while high on acid; he turned down a million-dollar job at 26; back to the scorpion story; Dr. Robert Atkins’ death; diet talk; Chris finishes the scorpion story with the reveal that he got hepatitis A by drinking dirty water from a bucket; more talk about gut bacteria; toxoplasmosis and brain parasites; Dr. Robert Sapolsky podcast; Radiolab podcasts with Robert Sapolsky; Chris thinks podcasting is on par with the invention of the printing press in terms of social change; talk about how anyone can start a podcast; Chris’ Patreon; Chris only gets 8.25% when someone buys a book, then his agent gets a cut, then he has to pay taxes on the remainder; more talk about the publishing business and how the writers get very little money; Fifty Shades of Grey book; Chris wants to write an erotic memoir; Chris talks about sex and how the world is different than what people imagine; open relationships; Ari Shaffir’s podcast with Aubrey Marcus about open relationships; Joe talks about visiting Japan and how it’s completely different from America; more talk about how awesome podcasts are; we are a product of our environment; what does it mean to be considered smart; aikido; Chris doesn’t think he’s smart, but that he can think outside the box and connect the dots; what is homosexuality; semen-drinking tribe of Papau New Guinea; people adapt to our environments; why were some cultures cannibalistic; bears are cannibals; bear talk; Chris worked on a boat in Alaska and talks about it; whales would be more fascinating than Bigfoot if they didn’t exist; erotic Bigfoot fiction like Cum for Bigfoot; Chris got his first prostate exam recently; Chris started doing yoga; Chris’ urologist gave himself a vasectomy; (3:00:00) yoga talk; everybody walks in Spain; people are healthy in Colorado; Chris bought an electric assist mountain bike; hunting and riding a bike; more talk about riding mountain bikes; cougar attacks; four mountain lions caught roaming streets of Boulder, Colorado; a mountain lion ate Joe’s dog in Boulder; Chris’ wife’s dog was eaten by an African lion; foxes; Grizzly Man documentary; more fox talk; Joe tells a story about a coyote killing his chicken; animals while tripping; hunting on mushrooms; bear populations; boar hunting in Hawaii; deer causing problems in Hawaii; axis deer; bison; Coyote America book; Dan Flores’ “Bison Ecology and Bison Diplomacy” paper; more talk about bison hunting in America’s past; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee book; talk about Europeans landing in America; teepees; Basecamp Terlingua.

Books Mentioned

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

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
Sex at Dawn How We Mate Why We Stray and What It Means for Modern Relationships; Ryan, Christopher (Author)
$16.99 −$2.26 $14.73
The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (A Free Press Paperbacks Book)
Free Press; Herrnstein, Richard J. (Author); English (Publication Language); 912 Pages - 01/10/1996 (Publication Date) - Free Press (Publisher)
$24.00 −$9.51 $14.49
Tangentially Reading
Ryan, Christopher (Author); English (Publication Language); 276 Pages - 01/29/2018 (Publication Date) - Misfit Press (Publisher)
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging; Hardcover Book; Junger, Sebastian (Author); English (Publication Language)
$22.00 −$7.41 $14.59
The Call of the Wild
Great product!; Jack London (Author); English (Publication Language); 64 Pages - 07/01/1990 (Publication Date) - Dover Publications (Publisher)
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Vintage; Matthiessen, Peter (Author); English (Publication Language); 373 Pages - 12/03/1991 (Publication Date) - Vintage (Publisher)
$16.95 −$2.53 $14.42
The Natural Mind: A Revolutionary Approach to the Drug Problem
Weil M.D., Andrew T. (Author); English (Publication Language); 224 Pages - 12/09/2004 (Publication Date) - Mariner Books (Publisher)
$14.95 −$1.96 $12.99
From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything You Need to Know About Mind-Altering Drugs
Used Book in Good Condition; Rosen, Winifred (Author); English (Publication Language); 304 Pages - 12/09/2004 (Publication Date) - Mariner Books (Publisher)
$26.95 −$4.08 $22.87
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Fifty Shades of Grey Series)
Fifty Shades Of Grey; James, E L (Author); English (Publication Language); 514 Pages - 04/03/2012 (Publication Date) - Vintage Books (Publisher)
$15.95 −$1.91 $14.04
Cum For Bigfoot: Volume One, Books 1-5
Used Book in Good Condition; Wade, Virginia (Author); English (Publication Language)
Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
Flores, Dan (Author); English (Publication Language); 288 Pages - 09/05/2017 (Publication Date) - Basic Books (Publisher)
$17.99 −$10.00 $7.99
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
Great product!; Dee Brown (Author); English (Publication Language); 512 Pages - 05/15/2007 (Publication Date) - Picador (Publisher)

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Movies Mentioned

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

At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah (Actors); Hector Babenco (Director) - Hector Babenco (Writer) - Saul Zaentz (Producer)
Faces of Death Collection (Vols. 1-4)
Factory sealed DVD; Michael Carr, James Brady, Mickey Crowe (Actors); Andrew Theopolis (Director) - James B. Schwartz (Writer) - Andrew Theopolis (Producer)
$69.98 −$10.99 $58.99
Grizzly Man
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Werner Herzog, Franc G. Fallico, Amie Huguenard (Actors)

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Products Mentioned

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