Slacker’s Syllabus: Joe Rogan’s Spotify Drama

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Comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan courted controversy in recent weeks when his Spotify-exclusive podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, hosted doctors who made misleading and, at times, inaccurate claims about COVID-19 and the pandemic.

The episodes — the latest development in a long history of Rogan and his podcast promoting misinformation about COVID have prompted widespread criticism. In the past week, musicians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell both publicly asked Spotify to either remove the show or pull their music catalogs. Shortly after, popular podcaster Brené Brown announced that she wouldn’t be releasing new episodes of her Spotify-exclusive podcasts "until further notice," though she didn't specify a reason.

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