Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Joe Rogan Experience

The Joe Rogan Experience is a fun video interview podcast hosted by comedian and TV personality Joe Rogan, which delves into plenty of the topics that we cover here on TDG (they’ve recently had Graham Hancock and Steve Volk). The most recent instalment (above) has Joe hosting astrophysicist and science populariser Neil deGrasse Tyson, and I really enjoyed it. Somewhat suprisingly, because JR and NdGT are at fairly opposite ends of the spectrum in many ways – Rogan describes himself as “a person who’s not scientifically inclined, and prone to conspiracy theories”, while Tyson is an outspoken (and IMO, often condescending) science promoter who often makes fun of conspiracy/fringe proponents. So I was ready for a fairly awkward, snarky, back and forth – but instead, the conversation actually takes a little from both sides and turns out to be a really fun, respectful exploration of scientific topics, both orthodox and fringe.

(NSFW language warning)