Joe Rogan will not be moving its show to Rumble, a video-sharing platform that’s popular among conservatives…yet.
During a standup performance in Austin, Texas, Rogan removed responded to whether he’d move to Rumble amid the Spotify uproar. He said: “No, Spotify has hung in with me, inexplicably,” before adding, “let’s see what happens.”
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The popular podcaster, host of the Joe Rogan Experience, has faced public backlash amid accusations of “spreading misinformation” about vaccines. His prior use of the n-word on his show didn’t help him either – something even he has admitted to being embarrassed by.
When it looked like his platform Spotify was about to boot him, Rumble seized the moment and offered him an exclusive deal. On Monday, its shares were up 30% after they offered $100 million to the podcaster.
However, with Spotify indicating that it’s not willing to drop the Rogan deal, shares of the SPAC that will take Rumble public lost some of its gains.
The Joe Rogan Experience is likely the most popular show on the planet. While exact numbers are not public, estimates put it at about 11 downloads million per episode.