The Best Joe Rogan Podcast Episodes and Guests

Joe Rogan sitting at desk and microphone recording his podcast.

Joe Rogan has been producing podcasts regularly since 2009. Joe’s podcast, Joe Rogan Experience, gained popularity with iconic interviews from Elon Musk, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and more. Here are some of the best and most interesting Joe Rogan podcast guests and interviews.


Top Joe Rogan Podcast Guests



Duncan Trussell

Comedian, Actor, Voice Actor

In this interview, stand-up comedian Duncan Trussell covers his own podcast as well as his new Netflix adult animated show, The Midnight Gospel.

They also discuss the definition of success, swollen testicles, and more.



Kevin Hart

Standup Comedian, Actor

Comedian actor Kevin Hart discusses his audiobook The Decision: Overcoming Today’s BS for Tomorrow’s Success.  Joe also asks him about his contagious go-getter energy, as well as his recovery from a fractured spine.

This interview with The Powerful Joe Rogan shows you the deeper side of the hilarious Kevin Hart. It’s among the best interviews on Joe’s show.



Elon Musk

CEO of Tesla, CEO of SpaceX, CEO of The Boring Company, NeuraLink

The day tech genius, visionary, and business powerhouse Elon Musk smoked weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the internet shook.
The act was entirely legal, of course.  However, Musk was under a magnifying glass during this critical time in Tesla’s history.
While the media went wild, the episode is an undeniably fascinating one. Besides weed, Musk and Rogan also discuss humanity, technologies, and Musk’s warnings for the regulation of artificial intelligence.



Peter Schiff

CEO of Euro Pacific Capital

Schiff and Rogan’s discussion on socialism and capitalism makes this episode a thought-provoking look at America’s shifting economic landscape.

An American investor, financial analyst, and hedge fund CEO, Schiff has a contrarian view of the United States stock market and financial system.

If you’re interested in the play between economy and politics, Peter Schiff is a great Joe Rogan Experience podcast guest for you.



Graham Hancock

Author of America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization, and more

This episode is often hailed as a fan favorite due to its fascinating topics. Hancock delves into topics like the Pyramid King’s chamber, Gobekli Tepe, and the great serpent mound of Ohio—just to name a few. It’s perfect for days when you’re in a deep learning mode.



Randall Carlson

Expert in Geological and Anthropological Theory

If you’re in the mood for another brain workout, check out this episode of JRE.  Master engineer Randall Carlson covers the oldest known human skeleton, the Holy Grail, climate change, the Great Flood, and overspecialization in modern-day science.


Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, Author, and Science Lecturer

Nicknamed “the Neil deGrasse Tyson podcast featuring Joe” by fans, this episode is quite heavy on the guest star. It’s a forgivable foible, given the astrophysicist’s immense knowledge and insight into our universe.

Tyson and Rogan not only touch on the former’s bestselling book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,  but also cover the importance of space exploration, the intersection of scientific studies, and how schools should really teach kids.


Kevin Smith

Director of Chasing Amy, Dogma, Red State, Tusk

Genuinely kind, cool, and nerdy, Kevin Smith is best known as the director of Red State, Tusk, and the Jay and Silent Bob movies—Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob, and Clerks 2.  (He also is Silent Bob.)

Smith and Joe Rogan discuss Smith’s near-fatal heart attack which then encouraged him to go vegan.  Additionally, they dive into losing loved ones and the fear—or lack thereof—surrounding death itself.


Dan Bilzerian

Master of Poker and Balling Out

This is an especially controversial episode. Rogan’s interview with Dan Bilzerian covers his professional poker career, as well as the lavish lifestyle it allegedly afforded him.



Brian Redban

Comedian and Technology Guru

Stand-up comedian Brian Redban touches on his own podcast, New York city’s crime rate, and Kamala Harris, as well as the Epstein scandals and much, much more. This interview also features the hilarious Joey Diaz.



Lawrence Wright

Journalist and Author of The End of October 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright discusses Scientology, the Jonestown massacre, and The End of October, his medical thriller which paints an eerily timely picture of life during a contagion outbreak.

Learn more about The End of October in this list of the best pandemic books.


Where does the soundbite from the Joe Rogan Experience intro song come from?

After his win over B.J. Penn at UFC 137, Nick Diaz, in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan exclaims, “Train by day, Joe Rogan podcast by night… all day!”

If you’re not yet a follower of the podcast, you can subscribe on iTunes, listen on Joe’s site, or follow on YouTube.

Check out the top episodes of David Letterman‘s My Next Guest for more insightful interviews. You can also find some new podcasts to love with these lists of the best comedy podcasts or the most entertaining crime and murder podcasts. 


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