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Joe Rogan explains what surprised him about Elon Musk on iconic podcast

Published: 6/Feb/2020 15:25 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 23:30

by Calum Patterson


Podcast host Joe Rogan has explained how one of his most iconic episodes came about, and his initial surprise at how reserved Elon Musk was when he got in the hot seat.

Back in September 2018, what would become Rogan’s most popular podcast episode ever was first released. Sitting across the desk from him was Tesla and SpaceX mastermind Elon Musk.

The episode, number 1169, has since become iconic for a number of reasons, but no one can forget when the billionaire entrepreneur smoked weed live on the show.

Elon Musk sitting on Joe Rogan's podcast in black t-shirt with headphones on.
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His podcast with Elon Musk is Rogan’s most popular ever, with almost 30 million views.

It was a fascinating insight into one of the world’s leading minds, but fans have often wondered how Rogan managed to loosen up up the typically coy businessman.

During his February 5 podcast with fellow tech wiz and YouTuber Lex Friedman, Rogan explained how his first encounter with Musk went. Despite being “jovial” beforehand, Musk’s demeanor surprised Rogan once the microphones were turned on.

“It was hard to bring it out of him. In-person, before [the podcast], he was very jovial and friendly, and huggy,” The UFC commentator said. “And then, once he got on the microphone, I was like ‘oh, this heavy lifting, I’ve got to bring this out of him’.”

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It turns out Rogan’s solution to this was rather simple: “So, then we started drinking. It helps a lot. And then, once the drinking [started], then I got to see who he is – he likes drinking,” he laughed.

The pair shared a bottle of whisky between them over the course of the almost three-hour discussion.

What Joe Rogan admires about Elon Musk

The host also went on to explain why he admires Musk so much, especially his mindset. “It’s very difficult to find a replacement for the way he thinks. […] His mind is, clearly, way more advanced than my mind. There’s something going on in his mind, in terms of his attraction to engineering issues, solutions to global problems.”

Joe Rogan is perhaps underplaying his own entrepreneurial success, though. Earlier in February, Forbes reported that he had topped the list of the highest-earning podcasts in 2019, by raking in around $30 million.

His podcast is far and away the most popular on almost any platform anywhere in the world, and guests like Elon Musk are a large part of the reason why.


TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

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TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

Epic Games Fortnite TimTheTatMan Fishing Pole
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It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.