The Joe Rogan Experience has a lot to offer as content when it comes to keeping the fans entertained. The podcast is a rage among MMA and non-MMA fans alike. Besides a long list of intriguing guests, the host, Joe Rogan, is willing to discuss any interesting idea. Also, the UFC commentator doesn’t shy away from expressing hot takes. In addition, the focus hovers around layman’s concerns. Similarly, the podcast offers the guest to open up about their own personal experiences.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian shared a similar personal experience when he sat with Joe Rogan. In episode #484 of JRE, the duo jokingly discussed some pop culture phenomena like RickRolling, Alexis Ohanian’s correct pronunciation, reviewed 4chan memes, and Rogan’s Galaxy 5 purchase experience.
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In the same segment, the guest Alexis Ohanian opened up about how he shed away his public speaking fear.
Joe Rogan started the conversation by declaring that he was at RadioShack to buy headphones. To this statement, the 39-year-old investor mentioned that he was not unaware of the fact that RadioShack was still around. Following this revelation, the color commentator labeled Ohanian as an “elitist.”
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Then Ohanian recalled that his first job was at CompUSA, but also he didn’t feel sad when the company shut down. Further, the internet entrepreneur brought up that he was a 13 or 14-year-old “pudgy kid” who used to demo video games.
DALLAS, TEXAS – JULY 29: Joe Rogan attends the UFC 277 ceremonial weigh-in at American Airlines Center on July 29, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
While it was mostly computer hardware, in the middle of a CompUSA, he had a fixed routine. The $70 million worth of investor continued and mentioned that he’d get on the headset with a big TV behind him. Then, Ohanian would demo video games such as Madeline, and language learning software.
“And I’d have the same routine for like, 15 minutes, every 30 minutes, and literally, no one would be watching. And here I’m, this teenager going through puberty,” he added. Therefore, people would approach the young Ohanian. However, their approach was not exactly what he would have hoped for.
Without reservation, he disclosed, “People would walk up to me and be like, no one’s listening, kid. Just stop, no one is listening, and it’s like, I don’t blame you for hating me, but it was great. Because it got all of my public speaking fears out of the way. Because I spent two years being ignored, every, every 30 minutes.”