Like him or loathe him, Joe Rogan has progressed from the unassuming Fear Factor host and stand-up comedian to the face of a multi-million dollar media empire.Since launching the eponymous Joe Rogan Experience podcast in a relatively low-tech format back in December 2009, what started as convivial bantering and weed-induced philosophizing between friends has now become a space in which audiences are regaled with the thoughts of famed academics and celebrities at their most unguarded.

As the podcast’s acclaim continued to grow over the years, Joe has welcomed everyone from presidential candidates to fully-fledged pop culture icons to his studio. Along the way, he has even spent hours deep in conversation with some of hip-hop’s bonafide A-listers and underground staples alike.