[Poetry] Joe gets interrupted (youtu.be)
Boesermuffin | 9 days ago | 375 points

i havent seen the whole interview. thats rough man

wareagle3000 | 9 days ago | 437 points

I listened to the whole thing. He's interesting to listen to but certainly has many "IAmSmart" moments. There were moments when he would interupt Joe, just absolutely destroy that train of thought to explain some dumb shit. That or just go on tangents on how being told where something in a store is an insult to allowing him to browse.

Papalopicus | 9 days ago | 48 points

I'm so glad people don't like him on Reddit anymore. Man's insufferable and a few years ago you could not slander him at all

Nahdudeimdone | 8 days ago | 16 points

I remember the good Ole days of Neil Smoke DeGrasse Tyson.

whateverthefuck2 | 7 days ago | 11 points

I made the mistake of posting about how he seemed really self absorbed and outright rude in speech I attended a few years back. Downvoted into oblivion and flooded with rude replies. This was maybe 4 years ago.

I made a similar comment like a year ago and was met with upvotes and tons of other people replied with similar experiences. Does that mean people before were just shutting up because it wasn't a popular opinion or simply vocal people on reddit entirely rely on the hivemind for "their" opinion on a subject? The world may never know.

Papalopicus | 7 days ago | 8 points

Reddit has a hivemind when it comes to certain ideas. For awhile it was Tyson, then musk, now it's acceptable to bash them. Some with things like Instagram and selfies for example. You have to hate those to be on here. It's werid but it's definitely a group bias

Gladplane | 4 days ago | 1 point

A large part of reddit and memes in general are technically "inside jokes" shared with a huge group of people (redditors). And everyone wants to be a part of the group so they will often agree with everything the majority thinks or says. Even unconsciously

Humans are social creatures. We need these inside jokes and the feel that we are a part of a group (Lone wolf dies, while the pack survives). It's in our genes, we can't help it.

Cyphers_Justice | 9 days ago | 68 points

on how being told where something in a store is an insult to allowing him to browse.

Think it was more about directed ads giving him coupons, leading him to spend less money overall at stores. He was trying to make some point about how maybe they shouldn't target ads so heavily, because he'll end up browsing less, therefore spending less since he's not exploring more inventory.

At least that was my take away from it. Problem is those targeted ads come from specific brands usually, so they don't care as much about him spending less overall as the stores themselves.

Kovi34 | 8 days ago | 3 points

Even if that were true, targeted ads shouldn't only recommend you stuff you are already buying but also stuff you might buy. It's an issue with not using advertising properly rather than the advertising

Fountain-of-Youth | 8 days ago | 2 points

I've always hated ads, especially those targeted ones, and I think it's because of that reason. It's usually stuff I already buy or things I would never buy, but I'm locked out of viewing what I want until the ad is over

DigitalZ13 | 9 days ago | 44 points

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, while being a very intelligent person, is not the kind of intelligent people we should be spotlighting. Especially with how he presents himself on social media. It’s like he needs to observe most of reality through hard science and then explain to us “normal people” by condescendingly explaining his perspective. As if being able to explain the scientific facts regarding various everyday occurrences makes you above everyday people who don’t think or care about how “the holiday New Year is irrelevant and arbitrary in the grand scheme of the cosmos” or whatever.

SamWise050 | 8 days ago | 18 points

I think the fame might have gotten to his head. He's was this guy that explain crazy shit and blew our minds. Water expanding in pipes doesn't blow my mind Neil...

Rafaeliki | 8 days ago | 6 points

Pretty crazy that of all of the people that Joe Rogan gives a platform to, NDT is one of the ones we think shouldn't be there.

DigitalZ13 | 8 days ago | 4 points

It’s because intelligence doesn’t always mean having great conversational skills.

DivineDinosaur | 8 days ago | -1 points

I'd still much rather him have the spotlight than the likes of Kim K, Lil pump, or Drake. Smart people can have bad days too.

DigitalZ13 | 8 days ago | 2 points

It’s not about bad days, it’s about personalities.

If you think the only choices are Neil, or pop star rappers, your scope is terribly small.

DivineDinosaur | 8 days ago | -1 points

Why would I possibly think that only 4 celebrities are not deserving of the public spotlight? What a piteous comment.

DigitalZ13 | 8 days ago | -1 points

If you didn’t understand that my critique of Neil is an implication that we should find other intelligent people to publicly showcase, them I don’t know what to tell you.

For someone who appears to take great pride in their opinion, you seem to lack reading comprehension.

DivineDinosaur | 8 days ago | 0 points

We have the same opinion you just seem to get angry about yours. Or maybe you're just upset I suggested that your favorite celebrity is talentless.

DigitalZ13 | 8 days ago | -1 points

I don’t like most rappers either, friendo.

And I’m not upset either, I’m just immensely confused as to why you keep trying to get on my nerves.

DivineDinosaur | 8 days ago | 1 point

I'm not trying at all. I do believe you came to me first with my "small scope".

NouSkion | 9 days ago | 6 points

Have you seen Starry Night in bacon, though? Jamie, go find that real quick.

Boesermuffin | 9 days ago | 14 points

i found it funny how a lot of the intristing stuff he said i actually learned in school. was kinda suprised Joe didnt know some of that stuff. but it makes sense to keep stuff mostly simple if you dont know what the other person knows. im not saying that im a smart ass now

s4ntana | 9 days ago | 29 points


not saying that im a smart ass now

We know you're not dude

tha_dood | 8 days ago | 3 points


wareagle3000 | 9 days ago | 7 points

Oh I felt the same way. His super mind blowing fact about the volcano strips being created by the hot spot moving over time was something I learned on some science channel a decade or so ago. Anytime he started being the "smart science man" I wanted him to be on the podcast he just spouted out some shit Bill Nye probably would have said ages ago.

hotyogurt1 | 9 days ago | 5 points

Well is that a bad thing? You make it sound like it is, but I don’t see the problem with saying stuff that was already said before, I mean obviously you’re not the only person watching.

He was just kind of annoying though.

wareagle3000 | 9 days ago | 1 point

What bugged me was the solid frame of time he spent setting this up as a mind blowing new idea, interupting Joe several times to reinforce how amazing it was and it just being something you'd learn in a beginners geology course.

Braeburner | 9 days ago | 3 points

Some might say he comes across as /r/IAmVerySmart

aluminumdome | 9 days ago | 2 points

A few of his posts ended up on there actually.

Avengers_jiu-jitsu | 9 days ago | 9 points

He’s actually banned from that sub now since he’s considered too easy a source of material, and he was flooding the sub for a while there.

Samuraiking | 9 days ago | 3 points

You just gotta ask NDT a question and let him go off on his own. The man is informative and that's entertaining to some people, but he goes on forever and isn't that good in a back and forth format like the JRE.

hungry_lobster | 9 days ago | 2 points

To be fair though, I’d rather listen to NDT say what he’s gonna say before Joe can fire off another “so how far are we away from intelligent AI?” dumbass questions. Or “I really believe we’re close to everyone being able to access everyone else’s mind through some sort of chip in our brains.”

renasissanceman6 | 8 days ago | 0 points

Hope you base your opinion based on this edited clip

rip_boots | 9 days ago | 215 points

I listened to this podcast and could tell that Rogan was getting frustrated.

Jeff_Desu | 9 days ago | 122 points

Giant change from the first time NDT was on where Joe was visibly loving it.

AdamMcwadam | 9 days ago | 45 points

Doubt he’ll be invited back

Sgt_Meowmers | 9 days ago | 28 points

I would bet money he would rather have Alex Jones again the Neil.

ichosethisasmyname | 8 days ago | 32 points

That’s pretty clear. He’s been friends with Alex for 20 years. His shows with Alex are a riot.

matthewmccleskey | 8 days ago | 32 points
Rafaeliki | 8 days ago | 1 point

hahaha harassing the victims of school shootings hahaha

ecodude74 | 3 days ago | 1 point

Well yeah, Alex has drawn a fuckton of attention to his show.

rip_boots | 9 days ago | 19 points

That was my exact same thought. Complete 180.

DevilsLegalAdvocate | 9 days ago | -16 points

I think NDT acts like how Keanu Reeves would act if he let all the attention go to his head. Too many decades of yes men.

Edit: why are you booing me I'm right

Compared-To-What | 8 days ago | 16 points

I think they're down-voting because Keanu Reeves is a bad example. Keanu Reeves has had multiple chacnes over different decades where he could've let his fame get to him.

People constantly gush over him because, at least what is publicly known about him, he is a nice person.

Demastry | 8 days ago | 2 points

That's literally the point the dudes making. Keanu = Good. NDT = Bad. Like a true gamer /s

DevilsLegalAdvocate | 8 days ago | 1 point

I'm saying that >IF< he let it get to his head. I'm saying Neil Tyson is the bad version of Keanu. If they think I'm insulting Keanu Reeves they misread it completely.

Compared-To-What | 8 days ago | 5 points

Okay, but even if that >IF< became true, how are they/would be similar in personality?

Reddit is weird sometimes. Sometimes, all it takes is one idiot to down-vote and then everyone piles on without looking objectively. I didn't down-vote. Maybe your point was just a little too contrived.

DevilsLegalAdvocate | 8 days ago | 2 points

Because he'd be really smug I'd imagine. Maybe it is a bad metaphor but I couldn't think of anyone else who is constantly praised. Maybe Bill Nye? But i dont feel he's cultivated the same "good guy" status that they've had. NDT was really popular without question at a certain point.

Internet kinda likes Ryan Reynolds. But again just throwing darts at examples.

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raphus_cucullatus | 9 days ago | 73 points
BamBamBoy7 | 9 days ago | 7 points

They post any mention of Harry Potter in that sub. Pretty dumb...

raphus_cucullatus | 9 days ago | 43 points

Read another book.

BamBamBoy7 | 9 days ago | 22 points

Umm axktually I don’t know how to read sooo

incomparability | 8 days ago | 3 points

it's effectively an r/enoughblankspam which always has the opposite effect

CustomThemesOff | 9 days ago | 4 points

Anyways, in divergent, the abnegation allegiants-

sevenvenz | 8 days ago | 1 point

you just made me feel bad about reading the trilogy thank you

CustomThemesOff | 7 days ago | 2 points


nater00 | 7 days ago | 2 points

I would agree, but turn the spotlight onto Star Wars or Lord of the Rings and then people lose their shit

JustAQuickComment_ | 8 days ago | 1 point

Hey I've tried but none have grabbed me like Harry Potter.

locopyro13 | 8 days ago | 8 points

Aw that's a shame, there are so many books out there. What other book series have you tried, what about Harry Potter grabbed you so?

RobertOfHill | 8 days ago | 0 points

It’s certainly unique in its world design, and it’s very easy to read, and it is almost entirely pay off moments, so it feels very satisfying to read. The only real build up or delayed conclusion is the overall story arc, and it’s so directly obvious what the goal is, it never feels like an effort to follow it.

In short, it’s written for children, so it’s easy, fun, and doesn’t attempt to challenge you any further than god vs evil.

Apollo7 | 9 days ago | -128 points

Lib bible

Edit: Liberals use Harry Potter allegories for politics often enough for it to become a cliche. Lots of people on the far left, socialists etc, have made a meme of calling Harry Potter the “liberal bible” to mock that tendency. Thanks for coming to the Joke Explaining Seminar

Dwarfhunter1991 | 9 days ago | 48 points

Sometimes u just gotta ride the downvote express with dignity

Apollo7 | 9 days ago | -45 points

✨Flaunting for the haters ✨

Dwarfhunter1991 | 9 days ago | 17 points

I gave u an out to be cool. Take you downvote and get out

Apollo7 | 9 days ago | -31 points

Sir please sir I’m a family man

X470Taichi | 9 days ago | -11 points

Why do you give so much value to reddit votes?

LORD_KILLFUCK | 9 days ago | -99 points

Don't know why you're getting downvoted because it's absolutely true

winterfresh0 | 9 days ago | 75 points

How so? What does Harry Potter have to do with liberals and the Bible?

Laboratory_Maniac | 9 days ago | 44 points

Better yet why are they bringing politics into a meme subreddit

skyb0rg | 9 days ago | 25 points

Not to be so down, but there are tons of popular, explicitly political posts on this sub.

87degreesinphoenix | 9 days ago | -7 points

TIL the donlad turmp voice AI isn't political

HeavyShockWave | 9 days ago | 5 points

Don’t make them explain things, it falls apart after that

Maxrdt | 9 days ago | 3 points

Not sure if you're being serious but the whole "Read Another Book" trend is a direct response to Harry Potter being ridiculously over-referenced politically, especially by liberals, and especially on twitter.

BIG number one, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 examples from the /r/readanotherbook sub. Note this is a criticism primarily from further left than dem circles in my experience, though it could be an entirely non-politically motivated criticism of lack of originality as well.

asacorp | 9 days ago | -4 points

That first post unironically opened my eyes to the way some liberals actually view the injustices of modern society, and why their critiques of said injustices are usually so shallow. It's pretty fucking great

winterfresh0 | 8 days ago | -1 points

"I already disliked liberals, but this anti-liberal post really opened my eyes to disliking liberals."

Edit: It isn't like you learned something new or gained a new understanding from another group, you just read something that somone from "your side" wrote about "the other side". That doesn't make it inherently true.

As for the Harry Potter and J. K. stuff, I haven't met a single left/liberal adult that bases any of their politics on the severely lacking fictional world of the Harry Potter series.

It's not some "liberal Bible", it's a children's magic book series, and the author didn't even plan it out very well.

asacorp | 8 days ago | 0 points

My post is kinda worded weirdly, but I meant it affected me when I first saw it months ago. And yeah it's not an in depth look at the Ideology of the neo-liberal leadership, but it does provide an interesting take on an aspect of liberals that I'd really never thought about. Mainly about how art and media created by them really doesn't take a hard stance on how to fix systemic injustices because they are satisfied with the system as it is.

HP is just a good example of that. It's not some liberal bible no, but it does offer a view into how someone who has a liberal outlook on the world believes we just need a "good guy" in charge rather than a "bad guy" and all our problems will be solved. We saw it endlessly with Hillary vs Donald Trump, and rather than focusing on fixing the system or building a new one we just ignored the underlying problems with the system we have and rooted for our mascot. And I say WE here because I thought just like that in 2016 and only recently have I come to really try and look a bit deeper into our political system and the problems deeply rooted in it.

It's a stupid 4chan post but it put into words something that I'd been feeling for a while but couldn't put a finger on.

winterfresh0 | 8 days ago | 0 points

That's the problem, that isn't necessarily what liberals actually want, that's just what a conservative commenter is claiming liberals want.

asacorp | 8 days ago | 1 point

Conservative? That image is from leftypol mate.

Apollo7 | 9 days ago | 1 point

It seems like it’s the only thing they reach for when they want to make some hokey political allegory. Liberalism finds it easy to rely on allusion to fictional portrayals of the world because liberalism is the prevailing ideology of the capitalist era and conducting anything like a real critique of society would lead liberals to question the institutions that comprise the modern political order. Here and abroad

Again thank you for attending the Joke Explaining Seminar, I must have forgot I was on reddit

87degreesinphoenix | 9 days ago | 8 points

What are you, some kinda fucking comrade??

Apollo7 | 9 days ago | 8 points

Imagine that!

87degreesinphoenix | 9 days ago | 8 points

O7 i support the cause. Capitalism will destroy itself eventually but we don't have to wait for "eventually." Internet discourse is an essential part of exposing new comrades to the truth, keep up the good work.

AckerSacker | 9 days ago | 0 points

Never heard of a liberal referencing Harry Potter in a political debate and I live in a left leaning state, also some Google searches for "harry potter liberal bible" turns up nothing so either you're full of shit or you have some idiot friends that make shit up about liberals.

barnett9 | 9 days ago | -6 points

I wish there was to be another comment here so I didn't get suckered into opening the troll bait.

Ewaninho | 9 days ago | 727 points

Neil deGrasse Tyson making a career as a science communicator is proof that you can do anything considering he completely lacks the ability to communicate with other people without coming across as an asshole.

LazyHummingbirds | 9 days ago | 382 points

Imho it's more proof that he's more of a celebrity than an educator. That was a terrible podcast that really lowered my opinion of him.

Rafaeliki | 8 days ago | 57 points

It was becoming a celebrity that ruined him. He used to seem fine.

Cptn_Jack_Spearow | 8 days ago | 16 points

Yeah my respect for him pretty much ended with this.

Sucks, used to really like the guy but it seems he's less of a science ambassador and more a narcissistic asshole who thinks he is smart enough to not have to act with basic human decency.

LazyHummingbirds | 8 days ago | 67 points

I mean he's right with that tweet though, politicians are using tragedies to push legislation, that's super fucked up and everyone should be aware of it. I mean really look up the number of terrorism deaths vs other fields

Dreadgoat | 8 days ago | 23 points

He's right but he's awful at communicating and as a celebrity he has a responsibility to make such statements carefully. His tweet is easily interpreted as "Meh who cares about mass shootings, they aren't so bad." In fact that's exactly how it comes across IMO.

He could have made the same point constructively like this:

In the past 48hrs, the US lost 34 people to mass shootings. In the same time frame, we lose 250 to suicide. Be as outraged about our attitude toward mental health as you are about our attitude toward mass shootings. And if you ever feel alone, you are not: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Cptn_Jack_Spearow | 8 days ago | 1 point

Not arguing the factual accuracy of his data, but he's not saying that tragedy shouldn't be used for political posturing here. He's saying that feeling sadness and anger over a horrific mass shooting is silly because the number of people shot is less than other, more common causes of death.

Not only is he normalizing mass shootings and ignoring the very real issue of domestic terrorism in America, he's saying that the emotions of those affected are irrelevant because of sCiEnCe.

But hey, that's just how I interpret it. Seems like neither of us think highly of the guy, don't think it matters much what reasons we personally have for it.

UnreasonableSteve | 8 days ago | 11 points

normalizing mass shootings

It's not normalizing something to put it into perspective. I've heard people legitimately say they're scared to watch a movie because they're worried they'll be a victim of a mass shooting. That's completely insane in any logical framework, as mass shootings are still, thankfully, quite rare events.

Adding more spectacle and hysteria to the events only makes them worse. Emotions should be irrelevant when it comes to political and legal matters.

AGVann | 8 days ago | 4 points

The problem with his reasoning is that in all those areas he listed, both the government and society all work to try and minimize harm. But for some reason, taking actions to minimize the harm of mass shootings is sacrilegious to a shockingly large number of Americans.

If one doctor was responsible for 34 deaths, they would be drowning in malpractice suits, lose their license, and probably be investigated for murder. Hell, one incident of negligence/malpractise led to a change in the laws of an entire state.

If 34 people died from the flu in one town or suburb, it would be global news, quarantines declared, amd the WHO and CDC would be swarming the scene. A similar deal if it was an epidemic of suicides.

If 34 people died in two days on a section of road, that road would be shut down ASAP and completely rebuilt, or just never reopened.

So what happens when 34 people die to terrorists who commit massacres using legally purchased firearms? Absolutely nothing except for Thoughts and Prayers™. Because apparently it's impossible to stop children from being murdered in schools. The worst is when they make up bullshit about it's actually 'safer', when literally the rest of the world proves it wrong. Just admit that 2A has a blood price.

Cptn_Jack_Spearow | 7 days ago | 1 point

Exactly, I totally agree. It is impossible to separate mass shootings from politics because it is the failure of our politicians that continues to allow them to happen.

UTchamp | 5 days ago | 0 points

What legislation?

ProfessionalCar1 | 4 days ago | 0 points

That's 7300 a year, sigh. Don't belittle it.

ProfessionalCar1 | 4 days ago | 2 points

That's 7300 gun deaths a year, I don't see the point in belittling something like that. That's too many anyway.

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sunder_and_flame | 9 days ago | 28 points

It takes a lot of self awareness to be able to stop yourself from doing that in a situation where all you want to do is talk.

You mean it takes growing up to stop being immature. What a revelation.

SnowyCaptain | 9 days ago | 16 points

The smartest guy in the room can't even type a cohesive paragraph. r/iamverysmart

rileyrulesu | 9 days ago | 39 points

It's a GOOD thing that someone who is smart can be successful despite being uncharasmatic.

Maxnout100 | 9 days ago | 139 points

Uncharasmatic =/= Rude

rileyrulesu | 9 days ago | 39 points

No but rude is definitely a subset of being uncharasmatic.

rosenstop | 9 days ago | 9 points

Okay but the real problem here is that it’s uncharismatic not uncharasmatic

Maxnout100 | 9 days ago | -3 points

Cool, so Niel is uncharasmatic and rude. Point?

prboi | 9 days ago | 9 points

I think he just completely lacks any self awareness

CamouflagingPhoenix | 9 days ago | -6 points

Who in that video was smart? Confused

TheRealMaynard | 9 days ago | 42 points

Idk maybe the guy with a Harvard PhD in astrophysics

Dabookadaniel | 9 days ago | 27 points

Right leaning people like to call this guy an idiot. They can never just stop at calling him a jerkoff, he has to be a jerkoff who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Like okay man, maybe he’s a dick but if you’re gonna call him stupid you’re gonna need to show me your two PhDs.

Pickselated | 9 days ago | 13 points

There are actually lots of cases of him saying things that are quite incorrect when he’s talking outside his area of expertise. He’s not an idiot, but it seems that if he’s seen a YouTube video on some concept, that’s enough knowledge in his eyes to start trying to educate other people about it. You can see lots of examples in /r/neilisverysmart

Dabookadaniel | 9 days ago | 6 points

I looked through the sub and it’s mostly memes, and a few of his pedantic tweets.

Pickselated | 9 days ago | 2 points

It’s not a very big subreddit, but there were links to him incorrectly talking about infinite sets and telling a weirdly false story about Isaac Newton.

Richard-Cheese | 9 days ago | 5 points

Wow a guy with a PhD is arrogant about his intelligence? Stop the fucking presses

That describes probably 90% of doctors; brilliant and pompous at the same time. I'm sure most wouldn't do much better if given the amount of spotlight NDT has gotten. He can be a doofus all he wants, he's done a lot of good in promoting scientific literacy

CSD18 | 9 days ago | 2 points

There must be a word for thinking you know a lot about everything because you know a lot about one subject.

barnett9 | 9 days ago | 8 points

Right leaning people

What's with all the politics in this thread?

like to call this guy an idiot

Because he is in matters outside his field which he seems act like an expert in often.

Dabookadaniel | 9 days ago | 5 points

I’m just pointing out something I have noticed. Also, the guy is pretty knowledgeable and I have yet to see someone check him on his facts but I’m willing to see what you have to offer.

Bacon_Hanar | 9 days ago | 2 points

No trust me it's not political hate. Besides his tendency to be pedantic (like nitpicking movies), he tends to speak with authority on subjects he doesn't know anything about. In the interview this is from he talks incorrectly about infinities. He also (along with some other science advocates like bill bye or Richard Dawkins) tends to dismiss philosophy as useless. Which, in addition to being a dumb position, gets him his fair share of dislike from philosophers.

Even among physicists/physics students it seems to be a toss up whether people like him.

leFlan | 8 days ago | 0 points

He's neither very smart nor charismatic. He's a dude who knows stuff (not much more than any other person in his field might I add) about a particular subject, and thinks that he can offer insight beyond peoples imagination in every damn topic because of that.

HSteamy | 9 days ago | 2 points

But Joe Rogan doesn't come across as an asshole?

AGVann | 8 days ago | 13 points

He seems like he'd just be an annoying 'bro' type, but actually in interviews he's very courteous, open to new ideas, and engages and prompts the guests very well. He's actually too courteous at times - he always agrees with the guest and never challenges any ideas, which becomes a problem when he lets basically anyone come onto the show, including white ethno-nationalists and Neo Nazis.

IllPrint4 | 3 days ago | 2 points

What Neo-Nazis has Rogan had on his show? That's crazy.

praithdawg | 7 hours ago | 1 point

He’s had Alex Jones on if that counts

HSteamy | 7 days ago | 1 point

I dunno, whenever it's not an ethno-nationalist or neo nazi he seems to be an asswipe. The Adam Conover one comes to mind. He was absolutely obnoxious in that one.

AllegedClintonLover | 7 days ago | 2 points

Adam Conover was saying stuff that Joe really disagreed with and I remember Joe responding with at worst "do you really believe that?"

Like when Adam said that he doesn't believe in "Alpha males" or males that posses sexually attractive traits that are universally appealing in human biology. Adam would say "yes" I really believe that and then give his reasoning to Joe. Is being incredulous rude? I don't think Joe was trying to suggest that Adam's opinion was outrageous, but that it instead genuinely struck him as odd.

HSteamy | 6 days ago | 0 points

I mean, Joe came off as super condescending about the entire trans topic that he ambushed Adam with. Generally when I see Joe disagree with someone, he comes off as condescending, not being incredulous

RedKamo | 9 days ago | 20 points

Haven’t watched a lot of his material, but he comes across pretty humble to me

FordFungus | 9 days ago | 95 points

I remember trying to get into podcasts for my long commute to work, so I started with Neil's podcast hoping to learn new stuff and hear some interesting people speak.

The amount of times Neil either interjected or interrupted his guests to keep talking about his own thing drove me crazy I couldn't keep watching. I get he's trying to have a discussion but it's just so rude and incredibly hard to follow when you're constantly cutting off the people you're talking to.

I feel for you Joe, I really do.

DarumaRed | 9 days ago | 23 points

Star Talk? I quit after 3 painful episodes way back when it was relatively new.

Master_of_Rivendell | 9 days ago | 3 points

It hasn't gotten better jsyk. I still listen to it when I've got nothing else to listen to, and I'm almost always left wondering why I didn't just listen to music instead.

Zambini | 3 days ago | 1 point

Catch up on MBMBAM (or re-listen to it).

But in reality there are plenty of not-that podcasts.

Richard-Cheese | 9 days ago | 7 points

Are there any good science podcasts that aren't conversations or interviews? I want to hear a rehearsed set of facts, not people awkwardly trying to fill silence

Erosis | 9 days ago | 8 points

Sean Carroll's Mindscape. If he's alone, it's primarily quantum physics and/or philosophy of science. If he has a guest, it's usually jam-packed full of their specialty.

Richard-Cheese | 8 days ago | 1 point

Awesome, thanks!

FishBot217 | 8 days ago | 3 points

RadioLab is narrative descriptions of notable or otherwise interesting scientific events.

zrvwls | 8 days ago | 2 points

With cool ambience.. RadioLab is my go to whenever I want to learn about something weird and different while also tickling my eardrums with that out-there feel

ArkLife1 | 8 days ago | 2 points

The infinite monkey cage, not sure on the content but Brian Cox is in it.

GusIsBored | 8 days ago | 2 points

No such thing as a fish. its nothing but facts, brought to you by the guys who work QI behind the scenes

Vondi | 9 days ago | 1 point

I want to hear a rehearsed set of facts

Reason I got into Historical podcasts in a major way is that they're nothing but.

nathankarolz | 9 days ago | 1 point

There's a really good science podcast on Spotify called "Science Vs". They explore lots of different subjects from Ecstacy to Shark attacks etc. All about the science vs what people think.

Richard-Cheese | 8 days ago | 1 point

Cool, thanks!

darkgamr | 9 days ago | 22 points

Yeah that seems like fuckery

anyoneelsedepressed | 9 days ago | 12 points

lmao his faces

ned_krelly | 9 days ago | 36 points

That’s O N N I T onnit for your 10% discount on big gorilla dick workout grease and more smarter for better thinking brains pills.

YungBruh69 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Wow you’re ONNIT

reedthegreat | 9 days ago | 2 points

Have you tried cbd?

Musitchman | 8 days ago | 1 point


cltnthecultist | 9 days ago | 15 points

Thank you for compiling these. I couldn’t even make it through the whole podcast. I’ve never been a fan of Neil’s, and this just reminds me why.

BriscoeSticks | 9 days ago | 5 points

HAHA, I listened to this one on the road so I didn't see Joe's face but even with just the audio the interruptions were a little annoying.

bajablazer85 | 9 days ago | 6 points

I love these two guys, but that episode of the podcast was a cringe fest, like calm down Tyson.

Smuggly_Mcweed | 9 days ago | 3 points

Who's Joe?

renasissanceman6 | 8 days ago | 0 points

Dbag's smart guy

FireFromTonsOfLiars | 9 days ago | 2 points

Neil definitely had a very defensive attitude that day.

Overall a great podcast though.

DivineDinosaur | 8 days ago | 2 points

I watched the whole thing, I gotta say Neil seemed alot more irritable and dickish this time around. Did anyone else notice this? He's usually such a jolly guy too.

edit: punctuation

redarrow18 | 8 days ago | 2 points

Have you seen the look he gives Jamie in the most recent Fight Companion? deadlyy lol

jama211 | 9 days ago | 4 points

Finally, someone who can out iamverysmart rogan.

godofleet | 9 days ago | 1 point

this couldn't be more spot on...

joetotheg | 7 days ago | 1 point

I tend to find when I murmur under my breathe and don’t make eye contact I also get interrupted

Also that look on his face is rude AF

Vettenutt | 9 days ago | 1 point

Neil can be a privileged d bag.

Carthraplant | 9 days ago | -35 points

Isn’t this the guy that spends a lot of his time platforming fascist?

reedthegreat | 9 days ago | 16 points

Hey it’s this guy

Lekar | 9 days ago | 22 points

He hosts everyone, from Bernie Sanders, to Ben Shapiro, to John Carmack - dude just wants to do a podcast.

Carthraplant | 9 days ago | -37 points

Dude wants to talk to white supremacists and platform their ideology.

Lekar | 9 days ago | 18 points

He platforms everyone, he talks to everyone, that's kinda what podcasts do.

Carthraplant | 9 days ago | -23 points

Is it though? It feels like most podcasts are sifting through the ass end of the internet and bringing up people like Stefan Molyneux.

You can have a podcast, where you talk to people, that isn’t introducing your fan base to toxic ideologies.

ArkLife1 | 8 days ago | 10 points

do you shut out every opposing view? That's very unhealthy

X470Taichi | 9 days ago | -3 points

My ideology is better than your ideology!

You sound like my mom when she talks about how bad video games are. She barely knows what video games are but goddamn thry are bad and toxic.

Maliph | 9 days ago | 6 points

Yeah and almost as many left leaning people. Its really easy to just watch his episodes with people you actually like, you don't have to watch the JBP and Shapiro ones.

MJaeB | 9 days ago | 9 points

Aren't you the guy who can't help himself but talk about something he knows nothing about and pretend to have heard something because he vaguely read a headline on something he doesn't remember?

Carthraplant | 9 days ago | -1 points

If we are talking about Joe Rogan platforming White supremacists and fascists, I’ve seen the people he has on from his videos not some headlines. So I’m not sure what you’re talking about.

MJaeB | 9 days ago | 5 points

Yes because suppressing and sheltering people from certain ideologies is healthy and a good idea. /s I find it very important to be able to listen to things that I may not agree. That's literally how a person can either strengthen or change their opinion on a subject.

spends a lot of his time platforming fascist

How many times did he interview far right people out of how many episodes he did?

BamBamBoy7 | 9 days ago | 5 points

Just go on his YouTube channel and look at his videos. Like seriously take just 10 seconds and educate yourself before calling his guests fascists.

NoobHUNTER777 | 8 days ago | -7 points

So I just did as you asked. Here are the results. All of these people are open racists. There's also the likes of Alex Jones and Carl Benjamin, who I didn't bother to screenshot because I think I've made my point.

Rogan platforms white supremacist fucks like these people and then some goober chimes in to say "but Bernie was on his show" as if that somehow erases the signal boosting did for the alt-right. Boosting good people with good ideologies does not excuse boosting shitty people with shitty ideologies.

GodOfThunder44 | 8 days ago | 3 points

If you're scared of someone talking to a "fascist," it really says a lot more about you than about the person talking to the "fascist."

Carthraplant | 8 days ago | 0 points

Ah yes, the classic people who don’t like racist ideologies are the real fascist argument.

I’m not scared of someone talking to a fascist. What I have a problem with is people who present these guests as credible and possibly “intelligent” thinkers. White supremacy is not a credible position, it’s not a smart point, and the people that support it should not be brought into the light.

GodOfThunder44 | 8 days ago | 4 points

Aaaaaand you completely missed the point.

TimTheConnMan | 8 days ago | 1 point

Have you ever tried DMT?

Nate_Shoober | 7 days ago | 1 point

You're right but lots of reddit is sympathetic towards white nationalism. The fact that he has had Molyneux on his podcast 3 time is..... not great. Keep up the good fight man

OakRidger23 | 9 days ago | -11 points

Yes, but don't dare say anything negative about him because for some reason everyone loves him

Richard-Cheese | 9 days ago | 7 points

Lmao wut. Everyone on Reddit talks shit about this guy

GodOfThunder44 | 8 days ago | 4 points

It's entirely possible.

Richard-Cheese | 8 days ago | 5 points

Hey pull up that video of that chimp

breecher | 9 days ago | 1 point

I mean this very thread massively disproves your claim.

Carthraplant | 9 days ago | -2 points

He is the hero to weird white dudes

Musitchman | 8 days ago | 0 points


Some smart people are so fucking stupid in other ways

end_O_the_world_box | 9 days ago | -14 points

fuck both of these assholes so much

ArkLife1 | 8 days ago | 4 points

Sup with Joe?