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Joe Rogan explains why LA shutdown could be a disaster

Published: 22/Mar/2020 11:34 Updated: 22/Mar/2020 11:35

by Calum Patterson

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Los Angeles is now effectively in lockdown, alongside a number of other US cities, and Joe Rogan thinks that given the population and levels of poverty, it could spell disaster for many residents.

With almost 40 million people in the state of California, Rogan believes that the strains on both individuals and institutions could be massive, especially if the global health situation continues to worsen.

Always discussing current affairs on his massively popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the UFC commentator weighed in on the ongoing difficulties facing the country, alongside his guest, retired Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf.

Joe Rogan on his podcastJoe Rogan has serious concerns about what the LA shutdown could mean for some residents.

“My concern is that these decisions are being made by politicians and that they want to do this so they can be re-elected. They don’t want people to be upset at them for not acting,” Rogan starts.

He continues, that while he recognizes the importance of the steps being taken, there is a lack of clarity on how the situation will eventually be resolved.

Rogan was particularly concerned for the “staggering” number of people who will be left in debt. “The amount of people who live check-to-check, it’s crazy, it’s like half of America […] so already, most Americans are f**ked, just with this dip, and they’re talking about extending this [shutdown] until April 19.”

“I just don’t know if they have a plan,” Rogan continued, “how do you help those folks?”

Stumpf explained that in his home state of Montana, he has been quite impressed by how the school system has dealt with the crisis.

But this did little to put Rogan’s mind at ease, because Montana is a large state, but only has a population of just over a million, compared to California’s 40.

“California is 40 million f**king people, in this one spot, it’s so preposterous, and there’s so much poverty,” Rogan concludes. “There are so many people who are barely hanging on as it is, and now they’re off the cliff and they don’t know what to do. There’s no real protection to stop them being evicted, I don’t believe. ”

Stumpf hopes that the nation will buy into a “social contract”, focusing on the wellbeing of all, rather than each individual looking out for themselves. But Rogan is concerned that as a nation, the US has no experience with a crisis causing a shutdown for so long.

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Joe Rogan stunned by Matthew McConaughey’s insane weight loss story

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:36

by Georgina Smith

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Joe Rogan was left shocked after hearing the crazy lengths that hugely popular American actor Matthew McConaughey’s went to to lose 50 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

Joe Rogan has seen his fair share of top billed guests make his way into his podcast studios, both new and old. Some of his most well known guests include Elon Musk, Post Malone, and other famous faces across YouTube, business, Hollywood, and just about every conceivable entertainment sector.

He even recently set up a long anticipated episode with Kanye West, but their meeting was promptly cancelled along with several other episodes after one of the staff members revealed he needed to self-isolate.

However, fans of the podcast were treated to a huge celebrity from an entirely different industry in a prerecorded episode – actor Matthew McConaughey.

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The 2013 was an enormous success, largely thanks to Matthew McConaughey’s highly regarded performance.

Matthew McConaughey on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Matthew has starred in films such as the Wolf of Wall Street, Contact, and of course 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club. He enacted AIDS patient Ron Woodroof’s heartbreaking story, and underwent an enormous physical transformation for the role.

As he shares with Joe Rogan, the actor lost over 50 pounds in the process of preparing for the challenging acting experience, dedicating himself to accurately portraying the story as true to life as possible.

“I weighed 135. And you know this, I was not torturing myself,” Matthew explained. “I was militant. The hardest part was making the damn choice. It was my responsibility.”

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With regard to the process of losing the weight, the actor said that he gave himself five months of a diet consisting of “tapioca pudding or whatever, three egg whites in the morning. Five ounces of fish couple vegetables for lunch, five ounces of fish couple vegetables for dinner.”

He said this is the diet that caused him to lose an insane 2.5 pounds a week, without any exercise. However, Joe was shocked to hear that Matthew was able to drink “as much wine as he wanted to drink,” joking “what kind of diet is this?”

“What I learned from it is that the body is more resilient than we give it credit for. The power I lost from the neck down equally or more sublimated to the neck up. My mental gain was so acute and so on point, that I was clinically smart.”

The incredible story was an insight into just how dedicated the beloved actor is to his roles, and certainly stunned Joe and the podcast viewers.