The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 905 with Shane Smith

Episode Number: 905
Episode Guest: Shane Smith
Original Airdate: January 25, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Squarespace, Blue Apron, Onnit, Caveman Coffee

Guest Bio: Shane Smith is a Canadian-American journalist. He also is the co-founder and CEO of the international media company VICE.

Topics Discussed: VICE TV news show on HBO; criticism about the VICE news show; there’s fake news from both sides; war; global warming; Merchants of Doubt documentary; global warming deniers/doubters; the US needs $1 trillion in water system upgrades; talk about what Trump is doing/will do as president; legalized marijuana talk; marijuana is still classified as a schedule 1 drug; Joe was a judge for the Cannabis Cup; smoking weed isn’t bad for your lungs, unlike cigarettes; Hillary Clinton is against marijuana “in every sense of the word”; protesting; everyone needs to work together; the two-party political system; families divided by politics; humans have tribal instincts; we need a better system for running America; there should be a council of elders to run the US; what people would you choose to run America; Elon Musk; Sanjay Gupta; House of Cards Netflix show; Neil deGrasse Tyson; 14-year-old built a nuclear reactor; turning radioactive waste into diamond batteries; most people don’t have an open mind and aren’t willing to change it; it’s easier to shit on things than to find solutions to problems; Jimmy Carter talk; how Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter (1:00:00) the gas crisis and muscle car sales; Joe geeks out about Mustangs; Joe thinks borders should be eliminated and the world would be one big happy place; what will happen if the ocean rises and wipes out coastal cities; how technology will change humanity in the future; we need a common goal; carbon in the permafrost is a potential disaster; cloning the woolly mammoth using DNA from a mammoth found in the permafrost; Oprah; women’s march protests compared to the black lives matter protests; Joe Biden; augmented reality; internet trolls; we are more connected to the world yet still disconnected from one another; more people are flying now to meet face-to-face; sending the content of your brain to a clone across the universe; CRISPR, gene editing, and playing God; people born today will live until 150; aging is reversible in human cells and live mice; Neuromancer book; Martha Stewart; Joe thinks not everyone should be allowed to vote; Calexit and California exiting from the United States; Shane is a US immigrant and is living the American dream; it doesn’t matter where you’re born; all the smartest people are moving to California; the smartest people lean left; how are people still racist and against gay rights; people need to do more drugs; ibogaine; there are a lot of things that are bad that we allow to go on because they’ve gone on forever; Fentanyl; opioid overdoses in US; more prescription drug addiction talk; Xanax(2:00:00) 50% of the US takes pharmaceutical drugs; Fentanyl is bad; technology is evolving so quickly; Joe talks about probiotics; Shane took antibiotics and felt bad so he took probiotics and felt better; fecal transplants; autism symptoms improve after fecal transplants; edible marijuana and CBD oil can help with autism; Joe tells the story of William Randolph Hearst and marijuana AGAIN!; fake news in the past made marijuana illegal; Yellowstone earthquakes; why don’t we colonize space; Arrival movie.

My Thoughts: Mostly political discussion with some talk about technology, the future, and drugs. Lots of talk about building a hypothetical council of elders to run the United States. Shane and Joe do not get drunk, unlike previous episodes.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #905 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.

The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 599 with Shane Smith

Episode Number: 599
Episode Guest: Shane Smith
Original Airdate: January 14, 2015
Episode Sponsors: MeUndies, LegalZoom, Onnit

Guest Bio: Shane Smith is a Canadian-American journalist. He also is the co-founder and CEO of the international media company Vice.

Topics Discussed: North Korea; actress and director kidnapped and forced to make movies By Kim Jong Il; Russia; Vladimir Putin; Cold War; Greenland melting; Antarctica; land ice and sea ice; oil pipeline; water pipeline; Icelandic strongmen; weird foods; fermented puffin; fermented foods; discovery of alcohol; wine for hydration; fresh water; lakes vanishing; drought in Texas and California; tigers in Texas; Texas game parks; rhino poaching; rhino horn for erections; boner pills; bath salts; New Zealand’s legal meth; Requip Parkinson’s drug that turned man into gambler/gay sex addict; France; Charlie Hebdo; censorship; Siege of Mecca book;  fighting North Korea; The Interview; Dennis Rodman; Michael Jordan; fixing North Korea; army running country; sports talk; tough Russians; USA vs. Russia; China’s military; terrorism; US oil production; ISIS and Saudi Arabia; ISIS; US and Al Qaeda; how ISIS gained strength; communicating; news; freedom of speech; news fatigue; cigarettes; universal health care; making your own things; making vodka; Jack Daniel’s; filtering vodka through a Brita; Smirnoff; Coke vs. Pepsi; alcohol; vodka soda; brown liquor; bad side of alcohol; HIV eating cancer; re-engineering viruses; Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History; abusing power; what gets you up in the morning; money; Shane dealing drugs and bartending at 14; happiness; mortality; financial freedom; staring news channel; Vice’s future plans; self-congratulatory love fest; dialogue; authenticity; mainstream media; Anderson Cooper; CNN; fighting news networks; enjoying life; teenage boys; ignorance; cockiness.

My Thoughts: Podcasts with Shane are always good, and they always involve alcohol and devolve into (in their words) a self-congratulatory love fest. This one is no different.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #599 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.