2017 was another brilliant year for The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
While Joe is a comedian at heart, it is the recurring themes of deconstructing life and current social issues that have always most fascinated me about his show.
There have been countless moments on the JRE podcast that have sparked some considerable changes in my own life. Changes that have made a powerful and positive impact on my health, career, and relationships.
If you are new to viewing The Joe Rogan Experience podcast it can appear to be almost overwhelming to get started with the 1,200+ episodes of his back catalog. To get you caught up, check out our 11 Best Guests Feature which focuses on episodes and guests throughout the show’s history as well as our newest compilation which is The 21 Best Episodes Of 2018.
Now, let us take a look back at 2017 which was a banner year for Joe and his diverse and intriguing array of guests.
Here are the 9 Best Episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast from 2017:
1. Joe Rogan Experience #1029 - Tom Delonge
You probably know Tom Delonge as the co-founder of the iconic pop-punk band Blink-182. Tom is now the founder of the non-profit To The Stars Academy which bases its work around alien life and visitations.
Delonge is either beyond brilliant and light years ahead of the public in regards to information concerning aliens, which is absolutely possible, or there are some potential issues being displayed here to the masses.
2. Joe Rogan Experience #1035 - Paul Stamets
If you make the mistake of thinking you are about to be bored because this guest, Paul Stamets, is a mycologist, meaning expert of all things fungi, please reconsider. There is some jaw-dropping discussion here with potential ramifications for humanity at large.
3. The Joe Rogan Experience #1051 - Duncan Trussell and Christopher Ryan
Whenever these three get together for an episode I am all in. You are guaranteed to get existential life debate and discussion, some legit laughs, and everything in between. This episode is a shining example of the incredible on-screen chemistry this trio shares.
4. Joe Rogan Experience #990 - Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx probably needs no introduction here. He is an ultra-talented comic, actor, and singer. He brings the goods on this episode with an unguarded and highly entertaining conversation.
5. Joe Rogan Experience #974 - Megan Phelps-Roper
Megan is a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church. Yes, that notorious Westboro Baptist Church. She left the church with her sister back in 2012 and has since gone on to become an activist to try and fight against hatred and divide in our country. This is a peek behind the curtain of a world that is rarely seen or discussed with such firsthand knowledge.
6. Joe Rogan Experience #958 - Jordan Peterson
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor and seems to often be embroiled in some sort of controversy relating to his critiques of political correctness. Regardless of your thoughts on some of his views, Jordan clearly has some nuggets of wisdom to dispense in regards to life and self-empowerment.
7. Joe Rogan Experience #940 - Sam Harris And Dan Harris
Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, author, and noted atheist. Dan Harris is a news correspondent and television persona. These guys get into a great conversation about meditation, mindfulness, and making lasting change in life. I give much respect to Dan for sharing his stories about past drug use and a previous panic attack he suffered live on the air during a television broadcast.
8. Joe Rogan Experience #975 - Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger is an author, director, and anthropologist. His discussion on this episode about modern society and the cutoff existence we live is partly depressing but also hopeful, because awareness is key to making positive change and improvements in life.
9. Joe Rogan Experience #919 - Neil deGrasse Tyson
If a scientist was ever close to being a rockstar it is indeed Neil deGrasse Tyson. He has an uncanny ability to speak about the complex systems of the universe but convey the knowledge in the most illuminating and entertaining way imaginable. This guy is a treasure for humanity.
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Podcasts have exploded over recent years. There seems to be a show available to fit anyone’s interest from the broadest of ranging topics to the most narrow of niches. To me, there is no one creating better podcast content than Joe Rogan. He is a prolific producer of shows and the guests and discussions are consistently captivating.
Joe made his bones as a comedian and stays active in standup, but also has professional and personal involvement in a variety of different interests. Some of those interests include commentating for the UFC, hunting, and owning a stake in Onnit, an online earth based supplementation company.
The guests on Joe’s podcast are reflective of his varying interests. The conversations are free to go anywhere, though, regardless of the guest’s connection to Joe or the industry they represent.
The Joe Rogan Experience podcast has become a favored form of entertainment for me. Ironically enough the comedy and laughs are probably the least of what continually pulls me back to the show. There are some quality laughs to be had, but the show has provided such a greater and deeper value to my life.
Joe Rogan seems like a good guy whose basic tenets in life are grounded in the concepts of treating people well and working hard. Everything he believes in and does seem to flow from those two principles.
Go dig into The Joe Rogan Experience podcast 9 best Episodes Of 2017 and leave a comment with your favorite episode. If you are already a faithful member of the JRE world, leave a comment with the guest I left off and need to pay tribute to as well.