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Top 10 Best Joe Rogan Experience Guests

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: William Regot
These celebrity guests on Joe Rogan's podcast have made for some pretty interesting conversations. From Elon Musk, to Alex Jones, these Joe Rogan Experience panelists range from hilarious to strange. For this list, we're looking at some of the most entertaining guests who have gone on the Joe Rogan podcast. WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Most Fascinating Joe Rogan Experience Guests.
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Top 10 Most Fascinating Joe Rogan Experience Guests


These guests are worth listening to. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Fascinating Joe Rogan ExperienceGuests.

For this list, we’re looking at some of the most entertaining guests who have gone on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

#10: Kevin Smith

Given the type of dialogue found in Kevin Smith’s films and the topics he covers at public events, it’s not hard to see how he’s a perfect fit for this podcast. He’s funny, and he brings up interesting subjects that he and Joe can ruminate upon. He’s also not afraid to open up on personal subjects such as his near fatal heart attack and a painful episode where he had to have a pet dog put down. He’s down to earth and relatable, making his appearances excellent listening for anyone who’s got a couple of hours to kill.

#9: Macaulay Culkin

A few months after Kevin Smith recommended him as guest, Macaulay Culkin made an appearance on the podcast. The “Home Alone” star was in good humor considering all the things that happened during his abnormal childhood, and Joe couldn’t help but repeatedly remark on how “normal” Culkin was. Among the crazy things that Culkin revealed was that he has contracted toxoplasmosis and that he turned down a chance to star in “The Big Bang Theory” when it was being developed. Though passing up the sitcom cost him the opportunity to make millions of dollars, he told Rogan he didn’t regret the decision because he wouldn’t have felt good about the project.

#8: Jay Leno

When the former “Tonight Show” host came on, Rogan got a chance to talk about the craft of comedy with one of the giants. Leno talked about the good old days of stand up comedy and how he first got started in Boston when there was no such thing as a comedy club. He also brought up run-ins he had with the mob when he performed at nightclubs and working with strippers. Leno was affable throughout as he told his old stories… And, of course, there was a little bit of car talk.

#7: Bill Burr

For anyone who’s seen this comedian perform stand up or go on “Conan,” you know he’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind, whether it’s offensive or outlandish. Burr manages to be cynical about the world around him but doesn’t take things too seriously. He often brushes off heavy subjects with casual indifference, and deconstructs ideas in a way that make people see them in a new, interesting light. It’s always entertaining to watch him go off on a rant, even if he hasn’t thought things 100 percent through.

#6: Alex Jones

Fittingly enough, Alex Jones made his first appearance on the podcast for episode #911. It turns out that Rogan and Jones have a friendship that goes all the way back to the late 90s. And of course, the whole episode was chock full of conspiracy theories, ranging from pedophilia rings to NASA coverups. For those who think that Alex Jones must be high to believe all these conspiracies, Rogan did admit they were both high during the taping, and as more whiskey was consumed by the two, the crazier the rants got. Jones has made a return appearance on episode #1255 to discuss the hardships he faced as of late, such as Sandy Hook fallout and being deplatformed from social media websites.

#5: Lance Armstrong

If you think you know the whole story behind the doping scandal with Lance Armstrong, this appearance from the seven time winner of the Tour De France might show it’s more complicated. Armstrong brings up the aftermath of the scandal, including the effects on his Livestrong Foundation, and he explains things the way he sees them. While Armstrong acknowledges that he let people down, he also makes excuses for why things happened the way they did. Upon learning about the intense backlash, Rogan was somewhat sympathetic to what Armstrong was going through, believing the hatred to be overblown.

#4: Leah Remini

Ever since she left the Church of Scientology in 2013, this “King of Queens” actress has been a vocal critic of the organization. During her appearance in January 2017, Leah Remini dished on her experiences in the church, growing up practicing Scientology and how it affected her. Remini also talked about her attempts to be a devout member and how she wrote up reports on Tom Cruise because she thought he wasn’t setting a good example as a Scientologist. If you’ve ever been curious about Scientology, this is a good episode to watch.

#3: Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Nobody likes a show off, unless that show off is Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist rattles off knowledge in all sorts of areas, including math, science, and history, and he manages to repeatedly blow Joe Rogan’s mind, whether he’s talking about infinity or explaining Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. If you listen long enough to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, there’s a good chance you will learn something. While Rogan is known for frequently having members of the “Intellectual Dark Web” on his show, guests like Tyson show the true diversity of his audience.

#2: Mike Tyson

An eccentric personality. Stories to tell. Open about drug use. Mike Tyson checks off all the boxes as the perfect guest for the Joe Rogan experience. On his appearance on the 1227th episode in January 2019, Mike Tyson brought up stories such as how he got his tigers and once gave a guy a Rolls Royce to avoid getting arrested. He also told about how his mom gave him alcohol and marijuana as a child to make him go to sleep, and tried cocaine and LSD before he was a teenager. Yet Tyson says he never had a cup of coffee in his life. Go figure.

Before we reveal our number pick, here are some honorable mentions.

TJ English

Mel Gibson

Russell Brand

Candace Owens

Anthony Bourdain

#1: Elon Musk

This tech entrepreneur and billionaire CEO is the most high profile guest Joe Rogan has had on so far, making an appearance in September 2018. Musk had a dry sense of humor as he brought up nerdy science topics. One topic that Musk brought up was his concerns on artificial intelligence and its implications. Musk believed the industry needed regulations, an idea he tried to press on then-President Barack Obama and congress. However, what probably got the mostattention in the news from Musk’s appearance was him taking a puff from a joint on camera.
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