By the very nature of his lifestyle, for many people Joe Rogan is an inspirational figure.
The Boston-born comedian has found success in just about every venture he has set his mind to in his professional career, and now enjoys an enviable lifestyle as a modern-day renaissance man preaching the gospel of hard work and perseverance.
Though he primarily travels with his band of comedians, Rogan celebrity status has allowed him to become connected in a variety of different spheres. This, in turn, has massively benefitted Joe's auditory output as few podcasts can match the sheer variety of life experiences shared by guests featured on the Joe Rogan Experience.
Thanks to the diversity of backgrounds of guests involved with the JRE in the decade since its inception, it's not exactly surprising that fans the world over have since shared stories about how some of the people featured on the podcast have inspired them to make fundamental changes to their lives for the better.
These guests make up just some of the podcasts that have motivated listeners to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and improve themselves both physically and mentally.
10. Ross Edgley #1200
In some ways, it feels like the era of humans achieving incredible feats of strength and endurance is long over.
I mean sure, people are still constantly breaking records such as the 100m and the heaviest deadlift, but think more arbitrarily. During the early part of the 20th-century people were often completing unthinkable feats of human physicality just for the sake of being the first.
In many ways, Ross Edgely is a throwback to those times.
Despite being built like a Greek god, Edgley's endurance is extraordinary, something he proved in 2018 when he became the first person to swim all the way around Great Britain, a feat he discusses at length in his appearance on the podcast.
And that isn't even arguably the most extreme feat the athlete has accomplished. in 2016 he completed a full marathon while pulling a 3000lb car on his back in under 20 hours.
What makes Edgley so inspiring is the ever-positive demeanour in which he approaches his experiences, and how that allows him to maintain the almost unbelievable level of mental fortitude required to succeed in the extreme feats that he attempts.