Podcap: The Joe Rogan Experience: 448 - Tom Segura

By Steve West 2014-02-11 18:04:54
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This episode features comedian Tom Segura joining Joe and The Joe Rogan Experience producer Brian Redban. Don’t expect any groundbreaking discoveries with this episode, but aside from the bitcoin episode a little while ago, it’s one of my recent favorites. Everything starts off so mundane, with Joe and Brian discussing how wind works in a closed building. Joe takes time to make points about how we take wind and air for granted because it’s often so mundane and unnoticed around us, especially in climate controlled buildings.

Then we get into a discussion of Duck Dynasty and homophobia. The “dude bro” style of Joe always seems weird as he calls people out for being hateful, when all preconceived notions would have you think Joe is one of those guys. He’s not at all, and spends a good deal of time here going after those who hate gays. This leads into a controversial stance. Joe talks about how 70% of black people in California voted to repeal gay marriage. I’m not sure how accurate his numbers are, as he doesn’t often offer up sources when having these casual conversations. The homosexual discussion then turns to the Bible, and Joe covers the usual “you’re cherry picking” what you want to believe from the Bible argument.

What this episode continues to have that is so great is a layman’s discussion on things like evolution, scientists trying to genetically modify monkeys to be super smart, and how long humans have been on the planet. He knows what most of us know on these subjects, and he spends time marveling at the knowledge we have. Joe’s facts aren’t all spot on, but he’s a guy who really works with the gist of things well. What he’s trying to say comes through clear, and you could nitpick. Then you stop and remember that he’s a comedian, this is a comedy podcast, and we’re listening in on a group of guys talking.

When the discussion turns to rape, and how it could be possible for a woman to rape a man, the last thing you expect after all of this is for things to turn to farting and shit jokes. That’s the kind of joy The Joe Rogan Experience can bring to your life. You sit around listening, having a good time hearing the banter, and then you realize that the group has moved from discussing the nuances of rape to the trials and tribulations of dealing with a monster dump. Which pretty much sums up The Joe Rogan Experience. It’s a show about everything, with no taboo topics, and when Joe talks with people you’re going to hear it all.

It’s not the most sophisticated show in podcasting. But if you want to hear someone who is genuinely inquisitive and has a lot to say, then The Joe Rogan Experience will be just the thing to give a try.
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