The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 986 with Maynard James Keenan

Episode Number: 986
Episode Guest: Maynard James Keenan
Original Airdate: July 12, 2017
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom,, CW Hemp

Guest Bio: Maynard James Keenan is a singer, songwriter, producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning rock band Tool, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle. His new book A Perfect Union of Contrary Things is available now.

Topics Discussed: He built a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym so he could train; why he lives in Arizona; living in a small town; (they watch Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. press conference highlights); McGregor/Mayweather talk; video camera technology; he’s building greenhouses; solar power and going off the grid; Elon Musk’s solar roof tiles; going off the grid and difficulties with the government; making his wine and growing his own food; people are bad at conversations due to technology; landlines; “Scientists Make Teleportation Breakthrough” article; cloning and duplication; inventions that will ruin everything; opening your mind; wanting to make your life better; don’t talk about doing something, Just Do It ™; doing difficult things; BJJ talk; his hip surgery and recovery; training BJJ on the road; more BJJ talk; running with hip replacement; more talk about his hip; Hindu squats; he broke both his wrists; his shoulder injury; stem cell injections; Rickson Gracie: Choke documentary; more stem cell talk; what if Trump was reverse aging; Trump talk; people need to educate themselves; preparing for an asteroid impact/disaster; there needs to be a catastrophe that affects all of the US; survival and compassion; creativity; (1:00:00) microaggressions; he has a restaurant/wine bar in Arizona; MJK wants to grapple Anthony Bourdain; former drug addicts who aren’t afraid to die; (Joe shows off his new pictures of Jimi Hendrix mugshots); Hayden Flour Mills heirloom wheat in Arizona; MJK talks about heirloom wheat; understanding your food; wheat of today vs. wheat of the past; Joe talks about cutting gluten out of his diet; European food/wine vs. American; MJK tried the ketogenic diet; food and drink as a sensory experience; Utah Data Center; seeing music live; cell phones at a concert; getting past ignorance; situational awareness; cell phones and driving; filming fireworks; how does he decide what to focus his attention on; A Perfect Union of Contrary Things book; putting his music on vinyl; when to release a record; planning and looking ahead; how does he know when a song is finished; his record label contracts; the resurgence of vinyl; Nickelback; music stores disappearing in 2007; vinyl stores have survived; Stinkweeds record store; treating his music as a business; why have three bands; working with other musicians; the writing process; Fibonacci sequence in Tool “Lateralus” song; human face and the golden ratio/Fibonacci sequence; introspection; being disappointed by your own work; MJK’s dad was his teacher in school; win or learn; doing many different things; quality of material dropping off; Daniel Day-Lewis makes shoes; William PetersenManhunter movie; To Live and Die in LA movie; Johnny Depp; Dead Man movie; Johnny Depp’s expenses; Alice in Wonderland movie; (2:00:00) anti-intellectuals; people are tribal, especially with politics; Joe thinks we’re moving into a new stage of humanity; talk about gun control; The Leftovers TV show; spontaneous human combustion; we care how people die; cigarettes, smoking, and secondhand smoke; iceberg broke off from Antarctica; MJK wants to do Anthony Bourdain’s show; Joe talks about Bourdain’s obsession with BJJ; importance of exercise; Amanda Nunes pulling out of UFC 213 fight with Valentina Shevchenko; Mariah Carey; female fighters have to be hot to be popular; Holly Holm talk; question mark kickLuke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping video; MJK and Ronda Rousey fight Trump in Puscifer music video; Trump’s hair; where should a meteor hit the earth; China’s dog meat festival; flying with his dog; emotional support dogs; people bringing support dogs in restaurants; more ketogenic diet talk; Kegenix ketones; more talk about ketosis and the keto diet; intermittent fasting; eating on the road; raw cheese; The Primal Blueprint book; MJK talks about making wine and how he’s making it without additives; the best time to drink wine; wine tastings; why people started to drink wine; honey; mead; leather wine bladders; wine growlers; storing wine properly; wine and fish; pairing wine with food.

Books Mentioned

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

A Perfect Union of Contrary Things

Maynard James Keenan, Sarah Jensen - Backbeat Books - Hardcover: 288 pages

$29.99 - $9.61 $20.38
The New Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health and Boundless Energy

Mark Sisson - Primal Nutrition, Inc. - Edition no. Revised ed. (11/15/2016) - Hardcover: 568 pages

$34.95 - $9.50 $25.45

Movies Mentioned

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

Rickson Gracie: Choke

Manga Video (05/30/2000) - DVD, Unrated (Not Rated) - Running time: 98 min - Dale Cook, Wayne Emons, Gerard Gordeau, Helio Gracie, Kim Gracie - English

Manhunter [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray]

Shout! Factory (05/24/2016) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 120 min - William Petersen, Tom Noonan, Brian Cox, Joan Allen - English

$20.31 - $2.32 $17.99
To Live and Die in L.A. (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]

Shout! Factory (11/22/2016) - Blu-ray, R (Restricted) - Running time: 116 min - William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, John Pankow - English

Dead Man [DVD + Digital]

Lions Gate (01/13/2015) - DVD, R (Restricted) - Running time: 121 min - Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen, Gary Farmer, Johnny Depp, Michael Wincott - English, Spanish

Alice In Wonderland (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (12/07/2010) - Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) - Running time: 109 min - Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover - English, French, Spanish


TV Shows Mentioned

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

Leftovers: Season 1

WarnerBrothers (10/06/2015) - DVD, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 600 min - Liv Tyler, Margaret Qualley, Justin Theroux - English, Spanish, French

$24.98 - $9.51 $15.47

Products Mentioned

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