Guest Bio: Justin Wren is an American MMA fighter. He recently returned from one of his many trips helping the Pygmy people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On August 28, 2015 Justin is fighting at Bellator 141 to help raise more awareness for his cause. Learn more at Fight for the Forgotten.
Topics Discussed: His nickname; fighting in Bellator; why come back to fighting; his condition; bee stings and arthritis; ants for stitches; Malaria; improvised soccer balls; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Kentucky Fried Chicken in Uganda; creating wells; empowering the locals; fixing wells; drilling process; all humans came from Africa; obtaining land for Pygmies; finding local help; machine used for drilling; finding where to drill; well creation process; river blindness; parasites; Congo vegetation; insects; Justin gives barkcloth gift to Joe; (looking at pictures); eating animals; trees in Congo; appreciation; locals seeing themselves in pictures and mirrors; Justin gives Joe handmade knives; King Leopold and the African holocaust; logging; Ebola; death from dirty water; why he became a voice for the Pygmies; returning to fighting; culture shock upon returning home; partnering with Water4; growing food and farming; teaching; do they realize what he’s doing; video of the kids touching Justin; how strange he looks to them; what would happen if he brought them to America; Kickstarter video; returning to MMA training; Visa issues; Congo prisons; training again; signing with Bellator; parasites in his blood; his upcoming fight.
My Thoughts: Interesting stories and updates on his cause, but covers some of the same territory as his other appearances.
Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #687 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.