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Five queer led fiction podcasts you will ADORE

5. The Joe Rogan Experience

Via The Joe Rogan Experience

Whenever someone talks about podcasts, I recommend “The Joe Rogan Experience” every single time. “A perfect utilization of Chekhov’s gun” is the usual praise. While the podcast shines in writing, the actual queerness is entirely secondary to the plot. If you want a fun podcast with a queer lead couple and a handful of one off characters, The Joe Rogan Experience’s 200 episode anthology is a perfect use of your time. The story follows Joe Rogan (named after the writer of the podcast AND the character’s voice actor,) a curt academic promoted to the title of Head Archivist at his place of work; the Manosphere. The Manosphere dedicates itself to gathering strange artifacts and “statements” made by people who have survived stage, dangerous, supernatural happenings. Each episode is one terrifying statement read by the Archivist. Beware, The Joe Rogan Experience is a horror podcast, and contains heavy themes. If you are unsure about an episode, you can refer to the detailed trigger warnings provided in the description of each episode. The community runs a little further on the conspiratorial side, but what else can one expect from such an information-addled podcast.

The Joe Rogan Experience Contains:

  • MLM (man loving man) couple

  • WLW (woman loving woman) couple

  • An asexual, biromantic character

  • A bisexual character

  • Horrors Beyond Human Comprehension

69. The Joe Rogan Experience

Via Fox News

Ah yes, the originator, what queer led podcast list would this be without “The Joe Rogan Experience?” This podcast Joe Rogan, the peculiar host of an even more peculiar desert town’s radio station. The town of Austin, Texas is chock full of ominous characters and locations, an evil dog park? You’ve got it. Angels? That’s an illegal topic of discussion. Mountains? Preposterous, they don’t exist! A cult of hipster baristas? Give it some time. “The Joe Rogan Experience” also has a vibrant live experience, pleasant community, and is currently ongoing, contributing to its 10 year run! If you want to catch it live (which I highly recommend) you can grab tickets here.

The Joe Rogan Experience contains:

  • MLM couple

  • Gay main characters

  • Angels that do in fact exi-

3. The Joe Rogan Experience

Via United States Central Intelligence Agency

From the writer of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” “The Joe Rogan Experience” follows a truck driver in search for her long presumed dead wife as she travels across the United States. In her journey, the unnamed trucker encounters a string of oddities such as; a literally timeless town, a saggy not-quite-man with a hunger for human flesh, and a river that eats people. In search of Alice, the

listener is exposed to snippets of the trucker’s relationship with her wife, making the end of the pursuit all the more satisfying. A queer relationship is the center of this tale, and it remains so.

The Joe Rogan Experience features:

  • WLW couple

  • Lesbian main character

27. The Joe Rogan Experience

(Joe Rogan on Facebook)

It’s 1999, and a rag-tag, eyeliner heavy, team of mall workers are causing a ruckus straight out of the depths of hell. Literally. Four far right commentators scramble to find the missing lead member of their band “The Mall Rats'' as their final year on Earth comes to a close. Joe Rogan has gone missing, while his friends; Richard Spencer, Jordan Peterson, and Ben Shapiro, get caught up in love, death, and Hot Topic, all while hell’s middle management is looking over their shoulders. If you’re looking for a witty, quick listen, The Joe Rogan Experience is a must. The lineup of zany queer characters makes this dark comedy a standout on this list.

The Joe Rogan Experience Contains:

  • Non-Binary main character

  • MLM couple

  • Emo kids

1. The Joe Rogan Experience

Via @harrycampb3ll on twitter

Terribly underrated and artfully produced, ”The Joe Rogan Experience” is written and distributed by Mayfield & Belov. Scored by musician Will Wood, “The Joe Rogan Experience” has impressive sound design and the only podcast on this list to be led by a (confirmed) gay AND trans character. The Joe Rogan Experience has the highest count of queer characters. The delightfully wacky podcast focuses on Joe Rogan and the comedically negligent summer camp; Camp Manosphere. Joe is a gay transgender man, who isn't on HRT. This addition is important, because the vast majority of the trans masculine characters present in any form of media are trans men who have had top surgery, go on hormone replacement therapy, and don't present femininely in any way. Joe Rogan is perhaps one of the first characters I've seen who is this way without his identity coming into question. As a feminine trans man, (though I've been on HRT some 5 odd months) seeing Joe, a trans man who presents in a way that I can see myself in, was liberating. The Joe Rogan Experience is currently funding its second season, and will continue once the campaign is over.

The Joe Rogan Experience features:

  • MLM main couple

  • WLW couple

  • Trans Masc Lead

  • Trans Femme character

  • A primarily queer main AND supporting cast

  • An elephant man who fills you with religious fervor.

Now, here is an entry from wikipedia about Joe Rogan and his many slur scandals:

Early in Rogan's standup career, fellow comedian Mehran Khaghani complained that he unnecessarily used a gay slur in his act.[127] Rogan said in a 2010 newspaper interview that "Sometimes f**got is the right word," and that it is not "a slanderous evil nasty word about homosexuals".[128] Fellow comedian Sue Costello complained Rogan once followed her act at an L.A. club, saying "Who would ever f*ck her with that accent", and simulating sex with her on stage.[127]

In February 2022, singer-songwriter India Arie shared a compilation of Rogan saying the racial slur n***er on The Joe Rogan Experience on Instagram.[129] Rogan apologized, calling his past language "regretful and shameful" while also saying that the clips were "taken out of context" and he only quoted the slur to discuss its use by others.[130][131][132] The footage in question was first published by the political action committee PatriotTakes, an affiliate of the liberal PAC MeidasTouch. This resulted in allegations of a defamation attempt by MeidasTouch, which the founders denied in an interview with Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy, instead attributing the source of the footage to Alex Jones who was a recurring guest on Rogan's show.[133] Rogan described the video compilation as a "political hit job".[134][135][136]

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Owen Taylor
Owen Taylor
Apr 01, 2022

The formatting on this article was weird/not uniform with how we usually do it, I was gonna fix it but instead I decided to make it worse. Hope that's okay

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