Podcasts and Becoming A Man
“Podcasts” are slowly becoming a “trend” that people are starting to pick up on. It’s a hell of alot easier to embrace this trend with a decent phone. It’s also one way you can learn quite a bit – for free you stinges – and improve your ability to interact with the world. Take it from an old soul like me; I just turned 26 and every bit of attained wisdom helps make life that much more enjoyable.
While I might get pumped up to a thumping hardcore beatdown song, I actually learn something from podcasts often. Now, we all know the radio sucks for the most part – both talk and music – and that we need something different. You get sick of even your own favorite music – one can only listen to songs about smoking blunts with bitches in the club so many times without feeling unfulfilled.
I worked 3rd shift as a kickass shelf stocker for a year. (Don’t do this.) Besides destroying my social life and sleep schedule, I went through most of my music collection at work and realized that it was NOT passing the time fast enough. I ended up switching to audiobooks as well as podcasts. I’ve gone through all of my audiobooks, but there are always a large and ever increasing amount of podcasts coming out.
I’ve been referred to the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast before, but I never really checked it out until recently where I flipped the youtube podcast video on one monitor while doing some homework on the other monitor.
Giving The Rogan A Chance
Joe Rogan for those of you who don’t know is a popular commentator for the UFC, a standup comedian, a “man’s man”, and he’s been doing this podcast of his since 2009 which is co-hosted by Brian Redban. It isn’t some unknown podcast in someone’s basement either. He has had people on like Kid Cudi, Paul Stanley, David Lee Roth, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Immortal Technique, Bill Burr, Rick Ross, Cenk Ugyur, and alot of MMA fighters.
In thus episode Doug Stanhope is blasted out of his mind on shrooms, Rogan is on something else, and Joey Diaz is talking about selling coke to Whitney Houston. It’s probably some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever heard – in my life – and from all three them which are of course – standup comedians.
Watching the JRE is like taking a few liberal arts and humanities course at a college without the debt and annoying trigger warnings. You get a steady does of everything from philosophy to comedy. It also really helps past the time at work and in the car I’ve noticed. The fact that he is a standup comedian himself and he interviews so many other comedians at the same time with other guest makes for a show that is rather entertaining.
Seriously, get on this.