Why is Joe Rogan in Ancient Apocalypse?

By Louie Fecou
Published: November 16, 2022 (Last updated: March 9, 2023)
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Why is Joe Rogan in Ancient Apocalypse? We discuss the podcaster and comedian and look at his connection with Graham Hancock. 

Author, journalist and presenter Graham Hancock has spent over three decades researching the idea that ancient civilisations, more advanced than our own, existed on Earth dating back to the last Ice Age. He strongly believes that there is a lost civilisation that was wiped off the face of the planet by some unknown force, and he wants to present his evidence that they existed.

He has written twelve books on the subject as well appearing on TV, radio and Ted Talks, offering up his explanations and proof for the claims he makes. In the Netflix series Ancient Apocalypse, Hancock travels across the world in search of structures that seem to validate his claims and offer up verification for his theories.

The eight episodes see him travel from North America to Turkey and places in between, showing some little-known culturally significant structures, with Hancock’s own interpretation of their origins and meanings. The show has garnered a lot of attention, both from believers and those that wish to discredit him, but at the end of the day, it is still a well-produced and attractive show.

Why is Joe Rogan in Ancient Apocalypse?

A quick search and you will see that Graham Hancock is no stranger to The Joe Rogan Experience, a podcast by Joe Rogan that is both incredibly popular, and often controversial. Joe Rogan has worn many hats in his colourful career. He has been everything from stand-up comedian to MMA fighter, but it seems that he has found his calling with his incredibly popular, and sometimes controversial podcast called The Joe Rogan Experience.

The podcast started on December 24th, 2009, and it would not be long before the show would attract millions of views on YouTube and various other platforms.

On Joe’s podcast, he has interviewed everyone from Mike Tyson to Elon Musk, so that should give you an idea of the kind of pulling power Rogan has when it comes to acquiring guests for his show.

Joe is definitely not one to pull his punches and seems to almost thrive on presenting his divisive views, so it will probably come as no surprise that he has had Graham Hancock on his podcast several times.

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Rogan has often made public his views on topics such as extra-terrestrial beings and ghosts, and when it comes to ancient civilisations, Hancock is pretty much Rogan’s go-to guy for the subject. Hancock has appeared many times on the podcast, including a very recent episode where they speak about the Netflix show, so to include clips of him in the show makes sense due to his popularity and eagerness to discuss Graham’s views.

Has Graham Hancock been on Joe Rogan’s podcast?

As explored above, it is safe to say that Graham Hancock has appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience several times. It seems that Rogan enjoys discussing this topic, and it seems to be popular with his listeners too.

Graham often appears on the show accompanied by Randall Carlson, who is an architectural designer, geometrician, and host of the podcast “Kosmographia.” It is also obvious that Hancock will jump at the chance to be on the show, as The Joe Rogan Experience attracts millions of viewers and listeners every week, so that’s a huge audience to reach when you have books, and a Netflix series, to promote.

Are Graham Hancock and Joe Rogan friends?

If you tune in to some of the podcasts that feature Joe Rogan and Graham Hancock, it is safe to assume that although they may not technically be friends, they are obviously very comfortable in each other’s company and enjoy the time they spend together. Joe Rogan quite openly says at the start of episode 827 of his show that having Hancock on the podcast is “One of his favourite podcasts.”

In another episode, Rogan refers to Hancock as “A fantastic human being.” It may be worth noting that on that particular episode, Joe also brings Michael Shermer into the studio, a sceptic, to challenge some of Hancock’s claims.

Shermer is incredibly polite in his appearance on the show, and he is allowed to put his counterpoints across on the podcast in a professional and succinct way. The regularity that Joe has Graham on his show is either due to the popularity that these shows have had in the past, or that Joe really enjoys listening to him, or perhaps it is a bit of both. Whatever the reason, the two may not be going out on the town together, but their mutual respect seems obvious.

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