The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 988 with Nick Swardson

Episode Number: 988
Episode Guest: Nick Swardson
Original Airdate: July 25, 2017
Episode Sponsors:, Squarespace, CW Hemp, Onnit

Guest Bio: Nick Swardson is an actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and producer. The second season of his Comedy Central series Typical Rick is available now on YouTube.

Topics Discussed: “Youth Gone Wild” songChester Bennington suicide; Ari Shaffir wants to buy land so he can camp on it; King Ranch in Texas; gay guys meeting at rest stops; Larry Craig bathroom scandal; Baltimore police officer caught planting drugs; cops are just people; people lie all the time; Minnesota police shooting of woman; police officers not handling pressure well; Smokey and the Bandit movie; Alpha Brain talk; nootropics; Neuro1 supplement; Alpha Brain and lucid dreams; Katy Perry and DeRay McKesson talk about cultural appropriation; negative feedback from tweets; online interactions with fans; “Riders on the Storm” song; Nick talks about his lucid dreams; what really happens when you’re asleep and dreaming; life is crazy if you think about it; stoner talk about multiple lives, dreams, and alternate dimensions; you never work out or go to the gym in your dreams; kicking and punching in your sleep; waking up; coming to after being knocked out; fighters getting knocked out; Joe talks about having to interview Alistair Overeem after he was knocked out; CTE found in 99% of football players; Chris Henry’s death and CTE; brain damage in fighting/MMA compared to football; American Flag Football league; Taekwondo headgear; Joe talks about people getting knocked out in old martial arts fights; The Brown Bunny movie; Vincent Gallo; Chloe Sevigny; Kids movie; Buffalo 66 movie; yoga talk; (1:00:00) massages; Nick’s Typical Rick show got cancelled; Comedy Central bought a show from Nick but never produced it; lots of writers are on Adderall; “I Remember You” song; Jani Lane’s death; you can die from drinking too much water; Ari was pulled off his show This is Not Happening by Comedy Central; doing projects on your own instead of with a network; being a TV executive; talented people sometimes create shit; shows need time to develop; South Park show; What Would Brian Boitano Do?; Joe loved the Despicable Me 3 movie; Captain Underpants movie; Minions movie; Toy Story movies; Babe 2: Pig in the City movie; Joe talks about how dogs used to be wolves and were domesticated and bred over thousands of years; a dog bit Nick in the balls when he was a kid; what if humans were blobs with no bones; humans are devolving and are the weakest of the primates; worst chimp attack ever was over a birthday cake; chimps are the worst aspects of humans magnified; humans evolving and connecting to machines in the future; Joe thinks plants will be like WiFi towers in the future and we will communicate with them; plants communicate with each other; plants chemically change their flavor to avoid being eaten; more talk about plants and trees; do diseases exist to limit the population; do dogs ever get colds/sick; Joe talks about his dogs; talk about police/military dogs; theaters; Nick talks about performing in a theater in Florida; Cats musical; Joe wants to eat stars of death (edible marijuana) and go see the Cats musical; Joe talks about staying at a hotel during a furry convention; what type of furry Nick would be; feeding squirrels; BeastMaster TV show; Laserblast movie; Laserblast movie trailer video; Joe wants to do a movie commentary podcast while watching Laserblast; Marc Singer; what if there was a movie where a black guy could communicate with animals in the jungle; Joe talks about hawks in his backyard trying to get his chickens; animals that eat their young; owl grabs hawk from nest video(2:00:00) actors who change their names; Jamie Foxx changed his name to sound gender ambiguous; In Living Color talk; Jennifer Lopez was on In Living Color as a dancer; Jennifer Lopez was the original big booty girl; talk about J-Lo’s ass; talk about girls with big fake asses; surgery shaming; Nick talks about his friend who got surgery on her nose; Joe knows an Asian girl who got eye surgery to look more Caucasian; Korean eye surgery; Invasion of the Body Snatchers movie; The Thing movie; The Thing prequel; people get offended when you don’t like what they like; Life movie; Joe thinks TV shows have ruined movies; Prometheus movie; Alien: Covenant movie; actors who shit on more successful actors; people question Nick on why he does certain movies; Nick talks about hallucinating due to sickness and lack of sleep; altitude sickness and hallucinations; Lost TV show; Dominic Monaghan; two Asian actors quit the Hawaii Five-0 TV show because they weren’t paid as much as the white actors; Nick wants to work in a bar in Hawaii; Nick is dieting and exercising; Nick quit consuming dairy; he’s trying to go vegan temporarily; Joe talks again about how vegans should eat scallops, oysters, and mollusks because they’re so stupid; Joe eats cans of oysters in his hotel room when he’s on the road; Joe tested positive for arsenic from eating 3-4 cans of sardines per day; the myth about salt and high blood pressure; Himalayan sea salt; salt lamps; Joe suggests Nick gets his blood work done; Nick’s “rogue” tattoo; Nick is a fun drunk; drinking is fun; Joe drank wine and ate pasta every night during his trip to Italy; bad drunks; Nick talks about a friend who stopped talking to him because another friend started dating the other friend’s ex; jealousy fueled by alcohol; cocaine; Duncan Trussell lives in Brooklyn now; Duncan Trussell is on Twitch.

Movies Mentioned

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

Smokey and the Bandit: Pursuit Pack: The Franchise Collection (2 Discs)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (01/20/2004) - DVD, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 282 min - Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Jackie Gleason, Paul Williams - French, Spanish, English

The Brown Bunny

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (08/16/2005) - DVD, Unrated (Not Rated) - Running time: 93 min - Elizabeth Blake (II), Mary Morasky, Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Anna Vareschi - English, French


Vidmark / Trimark (12/23/1997) - DVD, R (Restricted) - Running time: 91 min - Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Sarah Henderson, Joseph Chan - English

Buffalo '66 15Th Anniversary [Blu-ray]

Lions Gate (01/14/2014) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 110 min - English, Spanish

$9.99 - $0.30 $9.69
Despicable Me 3 [Blu-ray]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (12/05/2017) - Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 90 min - Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan - French, Spanish, English

$34.98 - $15.02 $19.96
Captain Underpants: First Epic [Blu-ray]

Dreamworks Animated (09/12/2017) - Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 90 min - English, French, Spanish

$36.99 - $17.03 $19.96

Universal Pictures (11/24/2015) - Amazon Video, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 91 min - Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan - English

Available on Amazon Video
Babe 2-Movie Family Fun Pack

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (02/18/2014) - DVD, G (General Audience) - Running time: 188 min - James Cromwell, Christine Cavanaugh, Magda Szubanski, Danny Mann, E.G. Daily - English

$9.99 - $2.00 $7.99

Wizard Entertainment (01/01/2013) - DVD, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - English

$9.35 - $0.47 $8.88
The Thing [Blu-ray]

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (09/30/2008) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 109 min - Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David - French, Spanish, English

$14.98 - $7.10 $7.88
The Thing (2011) (Blu-ray + DVD)

Universal Studios (01/31/2012) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 206 min - Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen - French, Spanish, English

Life [Blu-ray]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (06/20/2017) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 104 min - Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare - English, Portuguese, Malay, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, Cantonese, Thai, Spanish, French

$25.99 - $11.00 $14.99
Prometheus Blu-ray w/ Dhd

20th Century Fox (09/08/2015) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 248 min - Michael Fassbender - English, French, Spanish

$14.99 - $7.00 $7.99
Alien: Covenant [Blu-ray]

20th Century Fox (08/15/2017) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 122 min - French, Spanish, English

$34.99 - $17.03 $17.96

TV Shows Mentioned

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

South Park: Season 1

Comedy Central (06/29/2004) - DVD, Unrated (Not Rated) - Running time: 310 min - Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall, April Stewart - English

$9.99 - $0.03 $9.96
In Living Color - Seasons 1-5

20th Century Fox (03/25/2008) - DVD, NR (Not Rated) - Jim Carey, Daman Wayons, Marlon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson - English, Spanish

Lost - The Complete First Season

Buena Vista Home Entertainment (09/06/2005) - DVD, Unrated (Not Rated) - Running time: 1068 min - Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway, Dominic Monaghan - English, Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Korean, Portuguese


Products Mentioned

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