The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 809 with Aubrey Marcus

Episode Number: 809
Episode Guest: Aubrey Marcus
Original Airdate: June 14, 2016
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom,, Onnit, Caveman Coffee

Guest Bio: Aubrey Marcus is a writer, entrepreneur, and adventurer. He also hosts his own podcast available for download via iTunes called The Aubrey Marcus Podcast.

Topics Discussed: Aubrey talks about how he was in Canada, ate mushrooms, ran around the woods and saw visions of bears shackled in gold chains; imagination; Joe talks about grey aliens again; dragons; Zeus; talk about what happens inside your brain when you take psychedelics; experiences in the brain are just as real as what happens in real life; everyone sees the same God while under the influence of psychedelics; humans are good at adapting to new technology; Malibu beachfront real estate; the ocean is beautiful during the day but frightening at night; Kraken tentacle fossils; octopus intelligence; Aubrey talks about watching an octopus be hunted; vegans can eat mollusks; plants are more intelligent than mollusks; anthropomorphism of animals; The Rise of Black Wolf documentary; insect talk; dolphin talk; bee talk; consciousness is free will; vegans don’t eat bugs; Joe talks again about how harvesting grain kills animals; the intention of hunting is what’s important; Joe talks again about how bears kill cubs; bears live in the present moment; Joe talks about wolves and how they kill for fun; video of wolf killing sheep; humans are receiving too much data and it makes it hard to focus on our lives; we’re playing a role on social media; we need to recognize the negative aspects of fame; depression; Heimo’s Arctic Refuge Vice documentary; Joe talks again about how our built-in reward systems aren’t met by today’s society; we’re not doing what our bodies are designed to do; nature is medicine; suffering is created by our own minds; we need to have something to fight for; Conquest of Happiness book; Joe’s dogs got bit by snakes; people who are unhappy are aimless; this is the best time to send love to people; we are oddly attracted to negativity; Where to Invade Next documentary; our prisons compared to Norway’s; hate is infectious and positivity is contagious; virtue signaling; cultural appropriation; we need to experience other cultures; everyone should want to share their culture; psychedelics and ancient religions; you need to share what makes your life better; Joe wants to go back in time to experience ancient societies; technology is making us a new thing; America has never been better; Aubrey thinks we’re going through a societal detox; Chris Christie is against marijuana but is abusing his body with bad food; Orlando’s mass nightclub shooting won’t stop people from being gay; we underestimate the value of resistance; we need to seek out resistance; we need to realize we’re imperfect and forgive ourselves; the worst people are those who are delusional about their successes and failures; talk about comedians bombing and fighters losing; using bad experiences as motivation; an act isn’t good or bad, it’s how you respond to it; how Georges St-Pierre responded to the knockout by Matt Serra; it’s important to know you can fail; mastering the ego; Ego is the Enemy book; royalty; Joe talks about a five-year-old boy at Disneyland who was royalty and was bossing around grown adults; Aubrey talks about his step-brothers; realizing people can fuck you up; men who don’t know how to fight but subconsciously want to get beat up; Aubrey talks about dealing with an inconsiderate extreme sports athlete; extreme sports athletes like to push the envelope and annoy people; talk about skateboarders not giving a fuck; Steve-O fell off a billboard; Tim Kennedy chokes out Steve-O video; talk about Tim Kennedy; the camaraderie of going to war; tribal elements and rites of passages are missing from our society; Joe talks about Tim Kennedy winning his fight at a Fight for the Troops UFC event; old men running the country should have to go to war; the people at the top have too much power they have not earned; 2,000 years ago isn’t that long; the world is so different compared to 100 or 1,000 years ago; the world has likely experienced many cataclysmic catastrophes; we couldn’t build the Egyptian pyramids today; Joe wants to go back in time to see how the pyramids were built; Magical Egypt documentary series; why did the Egyptians want to build the pyramids; the library of Alexandria; psychedelics are a threat to ego and identity and people are afraid of that; talk about the age of the Sphinx; we don’t know what happened in the past; Magicians of the Gods book by Graham Hancock; meteor and asteroid impacts in the past; people thought that everything bad that happened to them was because of the wrath of God; Martin Luther translated the bible; priests had ultimate power and were celebrities in the past; religion and the control of power; negativity can bring out the best in people; more Martin Luther talk; fear alters behavior; fear is important; fearing love fucks up the mind; the more knowledge we have the less fear we have; we have the choice to overcome our fears; Grizzly Man documentary; talk about bowhunting bears; bowhunting connects us to our past; recurve bows and compound bows; Zen in the Art of Archery book; more archery talk; archers can be more accurate than someone with a rifle; archery removes outside distractions; getting back to nature is important; some people find nature to be lonely; we’re lords of our own universe.

My Thoughts: If you’re wondering how long it takes for Chris Aubrey to mention ayahuasca, the answer is just under 40 seconds into the podcast. I wish I was joking. That’s all you need to know about this episode.

Podcast Video: Below is a video of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode #809 available for streaming via YouTube.

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