Research – Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan. Comedian, mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commenter, actor and podcaster.


I first heard of Joe through Tim Ferriss’ podcast when he was a guest. His podcast The Joe Rogan Experience is an unedited and what appears to be an unscripted conversation of approximately 3 hours with friends and guests, definitely not one for tender ears. It is one of the most popular podcasts in the world and receives over 30 million downloads a month. The podcast is sustained by advertising that is announced before each show, products are spruiked allowing his content to be downloaded for free. Initially the podcast started out as a weekly broadcast with fellow comedian Brian Redban, the two of them “sitting in front of laptops bullshitting”. From the outset most of the guests were either comedians or MMA fighters. With time the show has diversified to include philosophers, physicists, authors, artists, musicians and body hackers with a number of shows released each week. In 2012 it was named as iTunes “Best Comedy Podcast” and has been recognised by TIME as one of The 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2015.

Joe comes across as an affable bloke, certainly doesn’t mince his words and is never shy of an opinion or controversial subject. He’ll often tread where others fear to go, conversing on the recreational use of marijuana and psychedelics, (which he is a staunch advocate of), conspiracies, and alien/human interaction.


There’s a fairly consistent spread of numbers across the various platforms with the boost of free downloads of his podcasts appealing for many. Joe’s primary social media platform is his podcast. He often updates his Twitter feed with information relating to his podcast and his comedy routines along with other interesting, often unrelated snippets. All his webpages cover much the same content with the exception of Higher Primate which he uses to sell merchandise.

I was unable to find any evidence to substantiate but I speculate Joe’s initial demographic audience would have been males in the age bracket of 18-55, predominately followers of MMA and his comedy routines. I suspect these demographics would change with the diversification of his podcasts content. 12 600 followers. 2 683 839 subscribers. 3 300 000 followers. 4 200 000 followers, 435 likes. 88 435 likes, 86 053 followers. 1 985 393 likes, 1 975 634 followers.

“If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.”

– Joe Rogan

RAW – work outside the edge

RAW at The Refinery ArtSpace

A showcase of work submitted in response to Arts Council Nelson’s nationwide call to artists who find their artwork just doesn’t seem to fit in with most mainstream galleries, that is a little edgy, naive or perhaps even ‘un-refined’.

10 May – 16 June 2018
Opening Event – Friday 11 May, 5.30 – 6.30pm.

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Support your local producers

Nelson Farmers Market

Every Wednesday from 8:00am – 2:00pm until Wednesday June 6 2018. Regardless of the weather the Nelson Farmers Market comes to Maitai Boulevard. Providing Nelson with local fresh produce and products from all over the top of the South Island.

Come down to sample some incredible deals and enjoy some gourmet foods from various specialist stalls. Nelson Farmers Market are not only fine cuisine but is also a vibrant market brimming with music, demonstrations, tastings, entertainment and a diverse range of local, fresh and seasonal produce. Vegetables, berries and fruit, nuts, seafood, dried meat, artisan jams and preserves, freshly baked breads and pastries, herbal tea, kombucha, eggs, plants, food stalls, raw food, fermented food, sauces, and more, depending on the season.

Come on down and help support your local community.

Maitai Boulevard, Paru Paru Road, Nelson, 7010, Nelson.

Open to all ages.

Free admission.


Tim Ferriss – polymath extraordinaire

I would like the world to know about Tim Ferriss.


Tim Ferriss is an American born author, entrepreneur, investor, adviser, blogger, podcaster and public speaker. For me he encapsulates what a polymath is. He deconstructs and simplifies the learning processes of world-class performers in their field. He attempts to find the common denominators, what their habits are, what they do that places them at the top.


Newsweek calls him “the world’s best guinea pig”. He often experiments on himself attempting to optimise the body, internally and externally through nutrition, supplementation and various methods including breathing techniques, meditation and exercise.


I’m promoting Tim as I believe he has an altruistic outlook on life. I’ve found him to be extremely self effacing with a vast knowledge across numerous fields. Personally I would like to be the best version of me, for others wanting to achieve this Tim provides the tools.

He has a massive social presence, many of which are auto regulated.