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

Published: 6/Feb/2020 15:25

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.


Who is jexif? the Diamond Tester Kid on TikTok

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:57

by Georgina Smith


TikTok user ‘jezkif,’ a.k.a. ‘Diamond Tester Kid,’ has gone viral after making a several part series in which he goes around to teachers in his school, testing their supposedly real diamond rings, and often delivering some less than desirable news.

Following TikTok’s rise to mainstream popularity after its switch over from, it has become a hub for viral content. With its extraordinary number of bizarre filters, viral sounds, and addictive trends, just about everyone has given the app a go.

The content that thrives the best on TikTok, however, is certainly weird and wonderful. Some users even have gained followers in the millions by making fake Tom Holland accounts, confusing droves of fans.

But student ‘jezkif’ has achieved viral fame in the most unexpected way possible – by taking a diamond tester around his school, shedding some light on his teachers’ supposedly very expensive rings, with hilarious results.

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TikTok has over 800 million users worldwide.

TikToker goes viral for hilarious diamond reveals

In his first video of the series (which has now garnered 880,000 likes and over 5 million views), he approaches his teacher and asks, “You got a wedding ring right?” and “Do you think it’s real?”

@jexif##foryou ##viral ##trending ##abc ##diamonds♬ original sound – DiamondTesterKid

The teacher replies with a confident, “Of course!” so jezkif quickly sets about testing the ring in question. “It’s real right?” she asks hopefully, but the monitor revealed the stone was in fact fake, leaving the teacher stunned.

@jexifI’ma find another fake one 😤##foryou ##viral ##viral ##trending ##abc ##diamonds ##foryoupage♬ original sound – DiamondTesterKid

Each video produced a new brilliant reaction from the teachers, initially being excited at the prospect of engaging with their student’s curiosity, and then immediately regretting it once the diamond detector revealed some unexpected results.

Tweets showcasing the hilarious work of the Diamond Tester Kid have also gone viral, with likes in the tens of thousands. One user said, “Yo this kid goes around testing his teacher’s wedding rings & I’m screaming, because most of them are fake.”

It’s safe to say that jexif’s videos has given millions of TikTok users a good chuckle, and no doubt has many eyeing up their own rings they previously thought to be real.