Joe Rogan Explains Why He’s Moving to Texas

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Joe Rogan continues to make moves. Later this year, his industry-leading podcast, the Joe Rogan, Experience, moves exclusively to Spotify. This week, Rogan revealed he’s leaving Los Angeles and moving to Texas.

“I’m outta here,” Rogan told Joe De Sena, the CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race. “I’m gonna go to Texas.”

Rogan cited freedom and wanting to be in the center of the country as reasons for his decision.

“I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere it’s easier to travel to both places, and somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom,” he explained.

He continued discussing his concerns with Los Angeles: “Also I think that where we live right here in Los Angeles is overcrowded. And I think, most of the time that’s not a problem. But I think it’s exposing the fact that it’s a real issue, when you look at the number of people that uh, are catching COVID because of this overpopulation issue.”

“When you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that’s accelerated radically over the last six, seven, ten years, I think there are too many people here,” Rogan continued.

Rogan got into how L.A. politicians have handled the city:

“I think it’s not tenable, I don’t think that it’s manageable. And every mayor does a shit job of doing it because I don’t think anybody could do a great job of it. I think there’s certain things you’re gonna have to deal with when you have a population of whatever the fuck L.A. is, it’s like twenty million-plus people.”

I’m going to assume California’s taxes, too, played a role in the decision.

Rogan assured the move will not change the show.

Fewer attractions reside in Texas but the show is big enough for celebrities and influencers to make the trip merely for an interview. During the pandemic, some guests have appeared virtually.

Los Angeles and New York City have long been prerequisite locations for star media personalities. Rogan doesn’t follow written or unwritten rules, including that one.

Over the past few months, industry-wide COVID-19 adjustments have debunked the need to broadcast from a major city. (I know, the Zoom glitches are annoying.)

Rogan’s move could have a ripple effect on broadcasters. Sean Hannity already fantasizes about leaving New York on-air.

Joe Rogan didn’t reveal where in Texas he’s moving to.

As someone who works online in a small town, I can say it works fine. Oh, and the elimination of the traffic frees up layers of stress.

By the way, speaking of Rogan, has anyone figured out why those online losers were trying to cancel him in June? Remember that?

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack is a writer for OutKick where he reports and analyzes the latest topics in media, culture, sports, and politics..

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  1. Rogan is great, but he is voting for Joe Biden too 🤦‍♀️

    Love this. Clay broadcasts, writes and Does more from his house in Nashville.

    Rogan and others are figuring out that quality of life is just as important as the cash you make. Maybe more important than the cash.

    I’ve been running my real estate & law biz from home for 20 years. Moved to Florida from DC, and I still do it.

    -Though I’m getting out of my industry slowly, being mobile and remote is important to me in whatever life I live Took me about 50 years to figure it out.

    And For the rest of my life going forward (52 years and 340 days old 🤓 that I am) , I plan to ‘live where I am’

    Bravo Joe!!

    • cool thing about America, or what used to be cool, is you can vote for whoever you want. Or you don’t have to vote (like me). If I voted, I’d probably vote for Trump, but that’s simply because I am a fiscal conservative who believes anyone who works hard can overcome a poorly dealt hand in this country. No handout given will ever be a big enough handout to appease the unappeasable.

      That said, who cares who Rogan votes for? Social media has made this country so ridiculously divided and political. Guess what? It will never end, and only get worse. The blame on Trump is simply because we’re becoming more and more of a social media based society, and people are too dumb to correlate.

      • I was locked on Twitter for tweeting to Jemele Hill the following :

        @jemelehill Wow, you finally didn’t tweet something totally retarded. Congrats.

        I appealed their decision, they denied. So now I don’t use Twitter. Stopped using Facebook 3 years ago. You know how much better my life is now that I don’t read the constant bullshit on those websites every day?

        Does Outkick align with my personal beliefs? For sure. Clay was a breath of fresh air over March and Jason has always been my favorite sports writer (being from Kansas). So I’ll just read this website and hang out with people I see eye to eye with rather than argue about stupid bullshit on Twitter with people I don’t know. The day I was locked from Twitter, I responded to a Tweet about how I thought it was pretty ridiculous my nephews couldn’t play baseball this Summer and someone responded telling me they hoped my nephews got covid and died. I wonder if that person was locked …

  2. I think Joe let the government of California off the hook ( to Chris Nazarian’s point, maybe because he votes Democratic). Being from Vegas, I have seen the amount of Californians pouring out of there for years. I sold my last house a few years ago to a Californian couple itching to get out of there. Even before the Coronavirus, there was a huge exodus due to the taxes, immigration and vaccination issues. The State radicalized to the left and is shooting for overreaching control of its population.

  3. I would love to see some stats on how common this movement is from places like LA, Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle and New York.

    I pray they leave their politics there so the degradation doesn’t occur in the few sane places left to live.

  4. Rogan is good friends with Alex Jones, who’s based in Austin. I’m sure there were discussions there. Smart business and quality of life move. Rogan certainly does his own thing regardless of mainstream opinions, which is admirable.

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