The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1152 with John Joseph

Episode Number: 1152
Episode Guest: John Joseph
Original Airdate: August 2, 2018
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Guest Bio: John Joseph is a musician, author, and triathlete from New York City, most famous for his work as the lead singer of the Cro-Mags in the 1980s.

Topics Discussed: Toxic energy between vegans and meat eaters; he doesn’t label himself a vegan despite being a vegan; carnivore diet eaters vs. vegans; he’s into yoga; he likes to keep things metaphysical; looking for bad things in people instead of the good things; keeping a positive mental attitude; he’s trying to knock down walls and unify people; humans need to find common ground between one another; people are using social media in fucked up ways and can destroy people’s lives; he wrote a book called Meat is for Pussies; he was attacked by vegan feminists for his book; how he came up with the title for his book; The Grow Green Road to Health, Fitness, and Longevity was the original title for his book; learning to write with Robert McKee; smoking cigarettes and quitting; boxing in prison; he talks about his rough childhood; his autobiography The Evoloution of a Cro-Magnon; he was molested as a child; he was addicted to crack; he wanted to die; he became interested in Hare Krishna from Bad Brains; going to Jamaica and meeting rastafarians; Peter Tosh; Green Bay massacre; seeing Bad Brains for the first time; Bad Brains live at CBGB’s in 1982 video; getting arrested for selling LSD to an undercover cop; stories about getting in fights and getting stabbed; he moved in with Bad Brains and changed his diet after living with them; working in a health food store; he reads the Bhagavad Gita regularly; soma drink; he lived as a celibate monk for two years; he trained martial arts in the hills of Hawaii with a black guy; The Science of Self-Realization book; martial arts originated in India, according to John; training martial arts in New York; martial arts schools fighting each other; Taimak; The Last Dragon movie; his mother was raped twice; Taxi Driver movie; Close Encounters of the Third Kind movie; You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again book; sexual harassment in Hollywood; Vice documentary about John; everything he does is to help people; compassion is lost in this world; how factory farming is damaging the environment; (1:00:00) ag-gag laws; drone footage of a pig farm video; Joel Salatin‘s Polyface Farms; more ranting about factory farming; vegan propaganda; Dr. Shawn Baker; blue zones and what people who live there do to live longer; seventh day adventist diet; people who live to 100 years of age; there’s not enough research about the carnivore diet yet; a vegan diet can be unhealthy; fruits and vegetables have become less healthy; more talk about farming and crop rotation; Ted Nugent; genetically modified foods; Bayer Pharmaceuticals bought Monsanto; JOE TELLS THE FRITZ HABER STORY…AGAIN!; more talk about genetically modified foods; pesticides; gut health; glyphosate; gut bacteria; Rich Roll; John is friends with people who eat meat; John talks about prisoners he interviewed for an upcoming documentary; What the Health documentary; Cowspiracy documentary; Paul de Gelder; it’s too expensive for many people to eat a vegan diet; 13th Netflix documentary; people need a path that gives them the feeling that they matter; it’s hard for ex-convicts to find jobs after their release from prison; Crossroads Kitchen; NuCalm and how it helps athletes recover; John talks about the first Ironman Triathalon he competed in; Hoka running shoes; John mostly runs in the city; The War of Art book; we’re resistant to the things we need the most; yoga talk; A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; Your Ever Well-Wisher documentary; how you treat people is what matters; lead by example; people are missing role models today; more talk about Bad Brains; John used to deliver drugs to celebrities, including Dave Chappelle; Half Baked movie; John tells more stories about his rough childhood; Joe doesn’t think people know how to communicate online; we lack understanding; we’re losing the art of conversation; (2:00:00) remaining mindful is a lost art; more ranting about negative people; Salvaged Lives documentary; prisoners need to be educated; American Made movie; drug laws; Michael Ruppert confronts CIA on drug trafficking video; privatized prisons; Dharma Punx book; Barry Seal; complaining about Hillary Clinton; Joe thinks there should be a council of wise people rather than a president; presidents never keep their campaign promises; ranting about voting; ranting about Trump; CNN reporter heckled and booed at Trump rally; Hillary Clinton wasn’t a good choice for president, either; Hacks book; more ranting about the Clintons; WhitewaterThe Strange Death of Vince Foster book; Joe tells the story about his friend who got cancer from pesticides because he lived close to a golf course; more talk about pesticides and soldiers who got sick from them during war; Shock and Awe movie; morons go to Trump rallies; Trump is an asshole on purpose; America has never been more divided; people crying when Trump won the election; Obama compared to Trump; Trump derangement syndrome; Trump figured out a way to win a rigged system; we need a better way to run our government; the problem with voting is that people are easily manipulated; people don’t have the time to research candidates; election commercials on television; pharmaceutical commercials; Abilify is the most prescribed drug in the United States; Aspartame; Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher book; Forks Over Knives documentary; shitty food is the number one problem; how Aspertame became legal; Zevia soda pop; Clean Machine protein powder; stevia talk; cane sugar is better for you than artificial sweeteners; sugar in drinks; mixing sugar with carbohydrates is bad; so many factors impact health; Merchants of Doubt documentary; DDT wallpaper; chemicals in furniture and the home; Epicyte; Hawaiian seed bank; The World According to Monsanto documentary; chemtrails and aluminum; growing crops results in the depletion of minerals and nutrients; What’s With Wheat? documentary; the government is evil because it’s greedy; where John buys his produce in New York; (3:00:00) air traffic affects the earth’s climate; weather manipulation; overpopulation is a real problem; there are more people in California than in Australia; we’re stuck in a system that was put in place decades go; urban organic farming; Ron Finley; communities should have areas where they could grow produce; farming is a hard job; Dick Gregory; John F. Kennedy assassination and the Zapruder film; Best Evidence book; magic bullet theory; executive order 11110; politicians could get away with a lot in the past; lawyers; John tells a story about Bryan Callen getting in a fight in New York; John was at Bryan’s first stand-up comedy show ever; John has watched the UFC since its first event; John talks about going to a UFC event and seeing a fight in the crowd; boxing talk; John does walking crime tours of New York; Gramercy Gym; more talk about John’s walking tours of New York; The Clash on Broadway; more stories about his crime tours.

Books Mentioned

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

Meat Is for Pussies: A How-to Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names
Joseph, John (Author); English (Publication Language); 320 Pages - 12/26/2017 (Publication Date) - Harper Wave (Publisher)
The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon
Amazon Kindle Edition; Joseph, John (Author); English (Publication Language); 701 Pages - 06/12/2017 (Publication Date) - Loudspeaker Publishing Company (Publisher)
The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition
Nilgiri Press; Easwaran, Eknath (Author); English (Publication Language); 296 Pages - 05/17/2007 (Publication Date) - Nilgiri Press (Publisher)
$11.95 −$1.20 $10.75
The Science of Self-Realization
Spiritual Instructions.; A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Author); English (Publication Language)
You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again
Random House Trade; Phillips, Julia (Author); English (Publication Language); 688 Pages - 02/14/2017 (Publication Date) - Random House Trade Paperbacks (Publisher)
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Great product!; Pressfield, Steven (Author); English (Publication Language); 190 Pages - 01/11/2012 (Publication Date) - Black Irish Entertainment LLC (Publisher)
Dharma Punx
Buddhism; Levine, Noah (Author); English (Publication Language); 270 Pages - 05/04/2004 (Publication Date) - HarperOne (Publisher)
$16.99 −$6.00 $10.99
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
Hardcover Book; Brazile, Donna (Author); English (Publication Language); 288 Pages - 11/07/2017 (Publication Date) - Hachette Books (Publisher)
$28.00 −$19.50 $8.50
The Strange Death of Vincent Foster
Hardcover Book; Ruddy, Christopher (Author); English (Publication Language); 320 Pages - 10/01/1997 (Publication Date) - Free Press (Publisher)
Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher
Used Book in Good Condition; Olsen, Gwen (Author); English (Publication Language); 176 Pages - 04/24/2009 (Publication Date) - iUniverse (Publisher)
Best Evidence: Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Best Evidence Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy; Hardcover Book

Last update on 2020-10-19. The above items contain Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

Movies Mentioned

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

The Last Dragon
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Vanity, Taimak, Clayton Prince (Actors); Michael Schultz (Director) - Rupert Hitzig (Producer)
Taxi Driver
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Robert DeNiro, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel (Actors)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Director's Cut)
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr (Actors)
What the Health
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Garth Davis, Neal Barnard (Actors); Kip Andersen (Director) - Kip Andersen (Writer) - Kip Andersen (Producer)
Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Half Baked
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz (Actors)
American Made
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen (Actors)
Shock and Awe
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, James Marsden (Actors); Rob Reiner (Director) - Joey Hartstone (Writer) - Michele Reiner (Producer)
Forks Over Knives
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. (Actors)
Merchants Of Doubt
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); Patricia Callahan, Matthew Crawford, Stanton Glantz (Actors)
What's With Wheat?
Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand); David Perlmutter, Cyndi Omeara, Terry Wahls (Actors)

Last update on 2020-08-31. The above items contain Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

Products Mentioned

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Last update on 2020-10-19. The above items contain Amazon affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on them. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

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