The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the biggest podcasts on the internet, and for good reason. Ever since starting the show back in 2009 Rogan has demonstated a chameleon-like ability to adapt to his guest's sense of humour and cadence which more often than not results in fruitful, and often hilarious discussions.
The show's success has seen the JRE move out of Rogan's house into a purpose-built studio in California that boasts an array of amenities for guests to enjoy including a pool table, archery range and fully equipped MMA gym.
As well as upgrades to the show's location, the increased status of the JRE has seen more and more high-profile guests appear on the UFC commentator's podcast. More often than not, these guests deliver in a big way, just look at how Bernie Sanders' appearance in 2019 has opinion pieces across America asking just how much sway Rogan's endorsement carries in the modern political climate.
However, despite consistent successes, every now and then a guest just doesn't live up to the hype surrounding their appearance leaving fans everywhere disappointed.
10. Wiz Khalifa #1306
Yeah, yup. (∞)
Though it may not seem so at first glance, Joe Rogan and Wiz Khalifa actually have a lot in common. Both men are outspoken activists for the legalisation of Marijuana, both live in California, and both are big proponents of training and watching mixed martial arts.
Sounds like the perfect guest for the podcast then right?
Well, the problem is a podcast is a lot like a dance: to be truly successful it really relies on both participants playing their part to make a cohesive whole.
This episode, while interesting in parts, contains a lot of Rogan being forced to carry the conversation pretty much on his own rather than a true two-way discussion.
This is likely due to Khalifa having become accustomed to the traditional interview format where the host has a series of pre-written questions and the guest having less of an obligation to take the conversation into different places.
These two clearly get along, and Wiz seems like a really down to earth guy despite his success, but it's clear that the episode suffered from a lack of things to talk about and that a shorter format would've benefitted the finished product.