The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 949 with Josh Zepps

Episode Number: 949
Episode Guest: Josh Zepps
Original Airdate: April 19, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Upside, ZipRecruiter, Onnit, Caveman Coffee

Guest Bio: Josh Zepps is the host of #WeThePeople LIVE available on iTunes and at

Topics Discussed: Bill O’Reilly fired from Fox News; Bill O’Reilly on religion; talk about space and how fast it moves; Bill O’Reilly is pandering and manipulative; Joe says you’re not intelligent if you believe the stories in the bible; compartmentalizing logic; intelligent people who believe in religion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Old Testament; New Testament; no one knows whether Jesus was real or not; religion isn’t a 50/50 shot about whether it exists; problems with translations and translations of the bible; 72 virgins; more talk about Bill O’Reilly; memories are unreliable; skepticism about sexual assault accusations; Tucker Carlson; Bill O’Reilly won’t go away quietly; talk about Trump; Colin Powell talking about Bill Clinton fucking bimbos; Trump “grabbing pussy” talk; political correctness; Trump has shown you can be president and lie; Trump isn’t a politician and people like that about him; dictators and dictatorships; surrogate mothers changing their minds; in Australia it’s illegal to pay a surrogate mother to carry a baby for you; Australia talk; New Zealand talk; Tonga people; people are fatter now; The Case Against Sugar book; high sugar diets make people larger; cows are fed Skittles; more talk about Australia; Joe’s scared of the animals and insects in Australia; convicts in Australia(1:00:00) invasive species in New Zealand; people hunt cats in Australia; Tasmanian tiger; Australian accent; more accents talk; Canada talk; Joe would live in Canada or Australia if he had to leave the US; Josh doesn’t like overcast weather; talk about European elections; France leaving the EU; terrorist attacks in Europe and immigration; Alex Jones is a performance artist; Joe got Alex drunk and high on his podcast and it’s being used against him; Joe talks about Eddie Bravo’s ridiculous conspiracy theory beliefs; irrational thinking could be contagious; biased journalism; the link between hippies and the alt-right; Rachel Dolezal says race is a social construct; transgender student on track team; Fallon Fox; biological differences between men and women; gender pronouns; Buck Angel; why are people mad that there are gay or transgender people; political correctness going too far; people like to tell others what to do and say; Trump isn’t religious; Trump’s favorite part of the bible; religious voters; people who would have been happy with Ted Cruz as president; Joe thinks Ted Cruz is gay; Ted Haggard; why do some gay people lisp and have feminine affectations; behavioral tropes; people vary; happiness; exercising; why Joe feels the need to exercise; Joe talks about confronting a parent about his aggressive child; parents defending their kids; boys and aggressive tendencies; gender essentialism; kids and medication; a teacher told Joe he wouldn’t amount to anything; public school teachers; accents; feeling empathy towards uneducated people; the inclination to lean left or right; kids might do the opposite of what you teach them; Gandhi’s sex life; Mother Teresa; charitable organizations; effective altruism; Clinton Foundation and speaking fees; Hillary’s paid speaking gigs were loopholes for bribery; Snopes co-founder married a hooker; Trump says CNN is fake news; Julian Assange says DNC staffer was murdered; WikiLeaks’ Russian ties; Julian Assange and Pamela Anderson(2:00:00) Joe talks about Pamela Anderson; Peter Thiel wants to inject himself with the blood of the young; Peter Thiel’s war on Gawker; abortion talk; Richard Dawkins stroke; more debate about the right to have an abortion; the morning after pill; late-term abortions; men making rules about abortion; people who think you can’t talk about something based on your gender/race/sexual orientation; more debate about abortion; should a male have the right to determine whether a woman can have an abortion; trying to understand where people are coming from; Josh thinks abortion should be legal up to nine months, and even after the baby is born; more talk about abortion; blastocystMilo Yiannopoulos, molestation, gay men, and pedophilia talk; are pedophiles born with the attraction to children; ancient cultures and pedophilia; sexual abuse victims becoming abusers; laws for ages of sexual consent; Joe says police are glorified revenue collectors; Josh thinks America doesn’t feel that free; what would happen to North Korea if they suddenly had freedom; Devil’s Playground documentary; Rumspringa; Josh says Russia is full of conformist people; Josh thinks America is exciting; Trump admires Putin; talk about Trump and Russia; Trump doesn’t know the difference between Kim Jong-Il and Kim Jong-Un; Trump doesn’t like learning things or reading; Trump gave the military the option to do what’s right, didn’t authorize MOAB bomb drop; military-industrial complex; being president is a preposterous idea; Trump’s strike on Syria; ISIS and Assad; would America be better off if it stayed out of the Middle East; Josh wants to go to North Korea; Henry Rollins went to North Korea; Henry Rollins was on Ritalin as a child; how Adderall affects different people; what will happen to people who drive trucks when self-driving trucks are on the roads; universal basic income; people need a purpose; welfare; supporting companies who make artisanal products; what would happen to North Korea if the dictatorship was removed; happiness and your perception of life; behavior patterns.

My Thoughts: Politics, religion, terrorism, gender issues, exercising, education, war, abortion, pedophilia, politics, and war. Nothing new here.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #949 available for streaming via YouTube.

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The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 838 with Josh Zepps

Episode Number: 838
Episode Guest: Josh Zepps
Original Airdate: August 23, 2016
Episode Sponsors: Casper, Acorns, Onnit, Caveman Coffee

Guest Bio: Josh Zepps is the host of #WeThePeople LIVE available on iTunes and at

Topics Discussed: Joe did a drunk #WeThePeople LIVE podcast with Josh, Hannibal Buress, and Sam Harris; Amy Schumer, Kurt Metzger, and rape culture; talk about falsely accusing someone of rape and being accused falsely of rape; the Stanford rape case; mind reading and mind control; judging Indian murder case with fMRI; scientists discover how to implant false memories; HTC Vive and virtual reality; augmented reality and Pokemon Go; Joe talks about VR porn and other VR apps/games he’s tried; whales and dolphins; drones; windowless planes that show the outside; Malaysia Airlines flight 17; what it’s like to be in a plane crash; will VR connect us more or less; people who seek community online; talk about phone addiction; abandoning modern cell phones for a flip phone or landline telephone; being bored and moments without technology; Joe is never satisfied; talk about doing a podcast and conversing with a guest; polymath; how much Joe is distracted by his phone; Joe was in the desert hunting and was disconnected from technology; social media addiction; Hannibal stole all Joe’s Alpha Brain; why Louis CK hates cell phones; Louis CK talk; Louis CK’s Horace and Pete show; creating a sitcom; Louis CK isn’t broke from Horace and Pete; people want celebrities to fail; Josh saw a burned up Volkswagen Beetle on the side of the road; Josh talks about his parents driving a Jaguar that caught on fire; talk about old Jaguar cars; Jaguar Mark 2; restoring and modifying old cars (restomods); Joe talks about his cars; Josh is trying to have a baby via IVF and had to donate sperm; why Josh stopped doing HuffPost Live; talk about AOL owning The Huffington Post; 20 million people still pay for AOL dial-up internet; why Arianna Huffington left The Huffington Post; Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution book; talk about sleeping and staying awake during the night; Joe says the world feels different when there are no cell phone or WiFi signals around; talk about camping; bees and cell phone signals; whales and sonar; connecting with nature; The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains book; Joe talks about merging with technology; Josh is addicted to podcasts; more technology and artificial intelligence talk; Ex Machina movie; talk about thoughts, ideas, intelligence, imagination, and technology; are we living in a simulation; Josh talks about his experiences with mushrooms and ayahuasca; more talk about psychedelics, negative thinking, and consciousness; talk about religion and its links to psychedelics; more drug talk; Penn Jillette’s thoughts on drugs; Terence McKenna talk; humans are a connected super-organism; DMT talk; Anthony Robbins; being fulfilled with your work; really good comics don’t teach comedy; old comedy oftentimes doesn’t hold up; Joe talks about his friend doing Sam Kinison bits for him; Sam Kinison talk; Roseanne Barr; Roseanne for President documentary; talk about being a famous celebrity; picking your nose and farting on a plane; stem cells; Joe talks about his experiences with stem cell treatment; Salon article “The ballad of ‘Swim Shady’: Ryan Lochte’s Rio fiasco is more proof that male athletes are a protected class”; “Michael Phelps Shares Historic Night with African-American Woman” article; Ellen DeGeneres’ “racist” tweet about Usain Bolt; recreational outrage; cultural appropriation and white people with braids; more talk about Kurt Metzger and Amy Schumer; social media witch hunts; Saatchi & Saatchi ad agency chairman fired for comments on gender equality in the workplace; social media is a waste of time; English sports commentator fired for saying the “N word”; more Kurt Metzger talk.

My Thoughts: The first half of the podcast is mostly talk about technology and how it impacts and affects our lives. The second half of the podcast has a lot of drug talk and social justice warrior/recreational outrage talk.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #838 available for streaming via YouTube.

Podcast Audio: Audio for this episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast is available through iTunes, Stitcher, or you can download the MP3 directly to add it to the audio player of your choice.