Enduring Impact of the Joe Rogan Experience

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Dr. McCullough Interview on COVID-19 an Inflection Point for the Counter-Narrative

For the last three years I have noted that those “awake” to the government false narrative on COVID-19 tend to be in the 40-80 year age range and far more women than men. Perhaps women have a vestigial alarm system that is activated when there is a threat to the clan and certainly when a child’s life is in danger. It is also notable there is a relative lack of interest among younger people who have seen their educational experiences diminish and have accepted COVID-19 vaccine mandates with a paucity of resistance.

When the next high school athlete dies of vaccine-induced myocarditis, why doesn’t the whole team publicly weep and then demand change as they would with a shooting?

Recently after giving an interview outside of a hotel in Washington, a young African American woman in her twenties asked me what that was all about. I said I am concerned the vaccines are causing heart damage and blood clots. Her jaw dropped and she said this is the first she has heard of any danger with the shots. This was a wake up call for me that younger people are far separated from older individuals based on peer-group, social media, and their choices of informational media.

It was about a year ago, in December, 2021, that I sat down for an interview with legendary podcaster Joe Rogan in his Austin studio. Rogan is breaking through to younger people with a peak listening age of 20-30 years for his 3 hour show. A transcript is generated and ~10 million young, educated, and engaged people listen to the long program and pour over the transcript. I found Rogan to be intelligent, genuinely interested, and “listening to learn.” His voice is pleasant and he never interrupts. I brought my computer and showed numerous slides from a CME approved base deck on early therapies for COVID-19 illness and safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Within a few weeks, the number of downloads and listens, excerpts, and replays had exceeded all records for the show. The total number of people impacted by the interview was in the many tens of millions or even more.

None of the studies presented were challenged by anyone with medical authority. I think what caught the attention of young people was not the scientific material, but Rogan’s reaction to it. He was also surprised on the popularity of public programs bringing truth about the pandemic to cities all across America.

After this and other interviews, Joe felt the bite of censorship and reprisal experienced by many dissident doctors with allegations of “spreading misinformation” and threats to his Spotify contract. Commentary went all the way up to the White House and the British Royal family. I know even Rogan was surprised about how much attention pandemic truth would garner from those advancing the false narrative.


Pandemic Grand Rounds for the Public, Dr. McCullough with Joe Rogan

Many young people have told me this interview changed the calculus of the pandemic. There was light out of darkness and signs that truth would prevail over the web of lies spun for two years. Below is the entire interview which is even more relevant today as you can find my inferences and predictions were on point with more data that has been published over the past year.

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Joe Rogan Experience: Dr. McCullough with Joe Rogan December 8, 2021 Full Interview


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About the Author

Dr Peter McCullough
Dr. Peter A. McCullough brings truth to the world and fight battles against censorship and reprisal. He is an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, and the Chief Scientific Officer of The Wellness Company. Since the outset of the pandemic, Dr. McCullough has dozens of peer-reviewed publications on the infection and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. McCullough is one of the most published cardiologist ever in America, with over 1,000 publications and 660 citations in the National Library of Medicine and is a recipient of the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology and the International Vicenza Award in Critical Care Nephrology for his scholarship and research.