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More Than 40 Joe Rogan Experience Episodes Off Spotify

The exclusive right’s holder to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast has reportedly purged more than 40 episodes of the show for its site. Spotify inked the popular broadcaster to a $100 million deal last year.

While the reason remains unclear, the company’s oversight committee may have objected to some of the content in the broadcasts.

Rogan commented on the deal last year saying that it was a licensing deal, so Spotify wouldn’t have any creative control over the show. “They want me to just continue doing it right now. I’m excited to have the support of the largest audio platform in the world.”

The company removed four episodes with Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey, a frequent guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Asprey frequently backs controversial anti-aging and scientific theories, including claims that Bulletproof Coffee is extremely healthy while other coffee brands are not.

Spotify said that they removed certain shows as a condition of their $100 million agreement with him. “There were a few episodes they didn’t want on their platform, and I was like ‘okay, I don’t care’,” Rogan shared in a recent interview with guest Fahim Anwar.

Another episode missing, features Rogan and Little Esther, Al Madrigal, Josh McDermitt, Brendon Walsh, Felicia Michaels, and Brian Redban, which is an  unpopular gang with Spotify’s oversight committee. 

Ryan Hedrick
Ryan Hedrick
Ryan Hedrick serves as the Assistant Program Director and Co-Host of the Morning News Express at WFMD. Prior to WFMD, he hosted an afternoon program at News Talk 103.7 FM in Chambersburg, PA. He has worked at Sirius XM in Washington D.C., WBEN in Buffalo, NY, and for stations in Baltimore, MD. He has also worked at WIBW-AM in Topeka KS, earning the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) award for Major Market enterprise reporting in 2016. To connect with Ryan, find him on Twitter @SureToCover.

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