Joe Rogan dethroned from top Spotify podcast as popular shows return to the top

Connor Bennett
Joe Rogan talking into microphone

Joe Rogan has been dethroned as Spotify’s most popular podcast as two other massive shows have reclaimed their spots in both the United States and the UK. 

The Joe Rogan Experience podcast started out life as a way for Rogan and his fellow comedians to share road stories and test out new material before their shows. Episodes would be recorded in hotel rooms, different comedy venues, and generally be a bit more unsettled than it has become now. 

These days, the UFC commentator boasts the most-followed podcast out there, despite the fact that he’s now exclusive to Spotify and his shows don’t get onto YouTube or other platforms like they used to do. 

He regularly dominates the Spotify charts, especially when he has a big guest on or there are multiple shows in one week. However, there are times when he slips away from that dominance. 

That has happened again this week in both the US and UK charts, as he’s been beaten to top spot by two of Spotify’s other most popular shows. 

In the US, Rogan has been pipped to top spot by the Kelce brothers and their New Heights podcast. That isn’t really a shock, given that Travis’ Kansas City Chiefs have made it to the Super Bowl yet again, and fans will want to hear about his and Taylor Swift’s celebration. 

On the other side of the Atlantic, in the UK, the JRE Podcast has fallen behind Steven Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO podcast. This has been the case since he released his January 22 episode, so it isn’t an overnight change. He’s even fallen behind The Louis Theroux Podcast too, dropping to third place. 

Screenshot of spotify podcast chart in UK for January 2024
Rogan is behind both Diary of a CEO and the Louis Theroux Podcast.

As noted earlier, Rogan is typically knocked off the top spot every few weeks, but he quickly claws it back when he drops a pretty big episode. 

He’s had the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on as a guest in the last few weeks, so there’s no telling as to who he might have on that would topple that.

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