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Joe Rogan explains how Tom Green inspired him to start his podcast

Published: 13/Apr/2020 21:56

by Brent Koepp


After a clip surfaced of Joe Rogan visiting Tom Green’s web show in 2007, the UFC commentator revealed how the MTV star inspired him to make his own podcast.

Joe Rogan hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the world, with millions of subscribers tuning in each week on YouTube alone. He’s also the face of UFC as one of the organization’s main commentators, making him an entertainment juggernaut.


However on April 12, the comedian opened up on Twitter about his humble beginnings and explained how it was actually Canadian actor Tom Green that inspired him in 2007 to make the wildly successful show he has today.

Joe Rogan explains how Tom Green inspired his podcast

Tom Green exploded in popularity in the 90s, and was an icon from the MTV era. However it was his web show which debuted in 2006 that was truly groundbreaking. The actor posted a video from it on his Instagram, and the clip featured Joe Rogan visiting his set in 2007.


The UFC commentator was blown away by the internet-based format at the time, and told the host, “You need to just keep doing this. We need to figure out how you make money from this.” The Canadian included a caption praising his guest’s success.

“In 2007 I invited Joe Rogan to my streaming web TV show live from my living room. What transpired was a prophetic conversation about the future of broadcasting. All of which has come true on Joe’s revolutionary podcast,” it read.


Rogan reacted to the Instagram post on his Twitter account, and returned the praise back by revealing to his followers that Tom Green got him thinking about making a podcast all those years ago.

“Back in 2007 Tom Green turned his house into an internet broadcast studio and did a talk show in his living room. It was amazing, and when I was a guest it got my wheels spinning about doing something like it…” he tweeted.

His followers replied to the post, begging the comedian to invite Green on to his show so they could re-connect over the conversation they had almost 13 years ago.


It remains to be seen if Rogan will invite Tom Green to his own show, but it would make for an interesting conversation. The two comedians have become pioneers in the medium.

If nothing else, the clip is a fascinating snapshot in time as the seeds were planted for what would go on to become one of the most successful podcasts of all time.


Joe Rogan finally changes JRE podcast lighting after fans complain

Published: 14/Oct/2020 17:41

by Daniel Cleary


Popular stand-up comedian Joe Rogan has finally revealed changes to the lighting of his new podcast studio after fans decided they hated it, following his move to Texas.

After moving his entire podcast studio near his new Texas home in early September, Joe Rogan’s followers were quick to criticize him over the “tacky” updates made to the background of his setup.


While most of his fans are used to seeing him in front of the classic red-brick wall with an American flag during his long-form conversations, his latest move saw the addition of some bizarre red lighting patterns instead.

Joe Rogan in texas studio
Joe Rogan, YouTube
JRE fans criticized Rogan’s studio for its “tacky” red lights in previous episodes.

The UFC commentator’s first few episodes in the new studio were subject to a lot of criticism and many fans immediately called for adjustments to be made to the new camera angles and lighting that were being used.


However, after initially addressing the hate and revealing that they had put the room together on short notice, it seems as if he has taken the feedback on board in his recent episodes, toning down the harsh red lighting that was present in the background of the show. The podcast host has now replaced the bright red light with a blue hue instead.

Since the release of his podcast with fellow comedian Colin Quinn on October 8, fans have noticed a massive improvement in the lighting and have been quite positive about the production changes that Rogan and JRE producer Jamie Vernon have made.

“Lighting is so much better, doesn’t look like you’re in front of a KFC sign” one viewer commented, while other JRE fans echoed similar compliments after the latest changes.


The majority of his viewers claimed that the quality of the episode was “significantly better” but that it could still do with some minor adjustments to bring it up to the usual standard of the popular podcast.

As Rogan has previously explained that his current studio was put together on short notice, it is quite possible that he has even more changes in store over the next few months but we’ll just have to wait and see if any further adjustments are made.