Based on the figures of 2019, it was found that the Infowars host Alex Jones’ appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience was the top podcast episode of 2019. As of now, the Alex Jones episode has garnered over 16 million views on YouTube alone.
While several prominent conservative personalities including Jones had been censored from online platforms, the owner of the Infowars network said that he wasn’t bound by the platforms created by big tech.
Jones first made an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience back in February of 2017 – which also happened to be the most viewed Joe Rogan podcast episode at the time. What’s more, the initial appearance of Jones in 2017 amassed over 10 million views on Youtube and also happens to be the third-most-popular Joe Rogan episode of all time.
After being completely shutdown from big tech owned platforms, Jones came back on Joe Rogan’s podcast in 2019 in an episode titled “Alex Jones Returns!” This episode happened to be smash hit and broke yearly records across several platforms such as YouTube and joerogan.net – according to JRELibrary.com.
In the episode, the Infowars host discussed the various attacks made against him by tech platforms, and entertained the audience with several conspiracy theories – many of them having since been echoed by other Rogan guests.
For instance, in a Joe Rogan podcast featuring the Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk, one of Jones’ theories about artificial intelligence and how the world’s wealthiest made plans to control the world through technology were echoed by Musk.
The research also shows that Joe Rogan’s interview with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was the most disliked episode of the year, after the audience suggested that Rogan was letting Dorsey off the hook about the prolific Twitter censorship on the platform.