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Joe Rogan is gonna Question Everything


There needs to be some sort of name for the process where specialty television channels go from intelligent and focused to stupid and crammed full of CSI reruns. While there’s nothing wrong with a little non-genre specific programming to round out your schedule, these channels often throw the baby out with the bathwater the second one of their cheap reality shows has any success. That road leads you down the paths of The ‘Learning’ Channel and ‘Arts’ & Entertainment.

So it is nice to hear that Syfy going back to it’s sci-fi roots with their latest batch of original TV programming. There’s next week’s alien invasion show Defiance, and then shows based off Arthur C Clarke books and Terry Pratchet’s Ringworld series (pimply neckbeards rejoice!). They’ve also added in a new Joe Rogan show called Question Everything:

Joe Rogan Questions Everything (working title) – Premieres Tuesday, July 16 at 9PM (ET/PT) — Life-long unexplained paranormal mystery-addict Joe Rogan ventures into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life’s most startling theories. Having explored these questions for years on his podcast, Joe now takes his journey to the next level, traveling the country and knocking on any door necessary to find the truth. In his own unique and inquisitive style, Joe will stop at nothing to quench his curiosity for the unknown. Production company: A. Smith & Co. Executive producers: Arthur Smith, Joe Rogan, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton, Michael Braverman, Tod Mesirow, Barry Bloom, Jeff Sussman and Chandra Keyes.

The problem with Joe Rogan’s specific brand of questioning everything is he often questions things that have long been verified as 100% true – I remember the time he had Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his podcast and they spent an hour and a half going over the moon landing as a hoax theory. Fortunately by the end Rogan seemed to begrudgingly agree that we had in fact landed on the moon, but that was only after 15 rounds with Tyson, the heavyweight champion of scientific discussion. Who will he be bringing on to discuss various other mysteries of the universe?


  • rickards

    first impression is, terrible choice for a host on a skeptic show. i’m sure he’ll be entertaining, but maybe they should shoe-in michael shermer as an Al Borland.

  • glassjawsh

    if this is the bigfoot hunter of dingbat conspiracies sign me up.

    but PLEASE Joe, leave Ari Shafir, Duncan Trussell, Tommy Segura, Burt Kreischer, Eddie Bravo and Bryan Callen back in LA. You’ve podcasted those dudes beyond the point of saturation.

  • agentsmith

    ^ Not so much the others, but ESPECIALLY Eddie Bravo. That guy believes in chem-trails, for fuck sakes.

    Anywho, I love how the “Ancient Aliens” guy always starts his what-ifs with “is it possible that…” as a trick to make it harder to dismiss them outright. Like one time where he asked if it’s possible that bigfoot is an alien. Well I guess it’s POSSIBLE… like theoretically, if you believe in both of them to begin with…

  • chrisBrooklyn

    DISCworld.. actually a really great “universe” of books..

  • chrisBrooklyn

    discworld is terry pratchett, ringworld is larry niven.. just for clarity..

  • CAP

    I heard Joe talk about this when he had Dr. Steven Greer on his podcast. I hope they don’t make it all corny like a lot of networks do. By the way if the Blue Planet Project has any validity the Bigfoot race is called the Wahdig.

    Google BluePlanetProject.pdf it is allegedly the notes and research of a scientist working with the government.

  • Doogie Howser, M.D.

    “Executive Producers: … Joe Rogan, Kent Weed”

    I’m sure it will be full of clear-headed, level-minded discussions and “facts”.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    I have to question this show in general

  • frickshun

    When I was a kid, I used to read “Marvel Comics Presents: What If….”

    After a year of reading them make up far-fetched stories based on made-up far-fetched superheroes….I realized how stupid it truly was.

  • Reverend Clint

    maybe they can get Bobo from Finding Bigfoot, he lives near me