The streaming providers have deleted Joe Rogan’s podcast content without a huge announcement. There are some reasons of deletion.
Spotify has been removing the series of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcasts from the official platform.
Besides, there are also 42 interviews that are no longer available. These interviews consist of sessions with controversial characters.
We can see this as a “quiet” action because there is no huge announcement or whatsoever to indicate the decisions to strip off the content from the huge platform.
In regard to this, Spotify hasn’t made any official statement yet about their decision. However, the mass medium has noticed that some episodes are not available any more on the platform. While some of them are deleted, some are censored.
This removal happens less than a year after the announcement of an exclusive deal between Spotify and “The Joe Rogan Experience ”.
Back then Rogan’s content was only available on YouTube. The streaming service Spotify has sourced Rogan content after the deal.
The partnership was happening last year.
Rogan stated that there were some episodes that were not suitable to get on the platform. And Rogan was okay with it and he didn’t care. The 11-year-deal with Spotify guaranteed the worth of $100 million.
Some popular content was no longer available on the respective platform. For instance, people know about “Bulletproof Coffee founder Dave Asprey”. The Father of biohacking has the unorthodox way to propose a diet regimen for many people.
The doctors and other health experts have been criticizing his high-fat diet regimen which comes out without any serious research.
Other content that we no longer see is the episodes that feature Alex Jones, a renowned conspiracy theorist.
It is not actually a new thing that happened to Alex Jones. There are also several episodes of “Infowars” that were stripped off from the platform. For some people, Spotify’s reasoning is sensible because the kinds of topics can make the platform unneutral or procure the form of hate speech and one-sided opinions.
Spotify chief legal officer Horacio Gutierrez also claimed that they were not going to prevent someone from being a guest on another show. They can ban the content, but not the individuals. In total, Spotify has deleted 42 Joe Rogan episodes, including Chris D’Elia and Milo Yannopoulos.