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The Chaser Created A Podcast Called The Joe Rogan Experience To Promote Covid-19 Vaccines

Stewart Perrie

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The Chaser Created A Podcast Called The Joe Rogan Experience To Promote Covid-19 Vaccines

Featured Image Credit: The Joe Rogan Experience/YouTube

The Chaser managed to create a podcast called The Joe Rogan Experience as a way to get people to be vaccinated.

The hilarious Aussie group are well known for zeroing in on topical subjects and they have leapt at the chance the be a part of the Rogan conversation.

But instead of a witty satirical headline, they went a step further and tried to draw some listeners away from the podcaster's already huge audience.

They set up a podcast of the exact same name as Rogan's and even had the same profile picture with a tiny minor difference.

Listeners would have noticed the only difference being The Chaser's name instead of the UFC commentator's at the bottom and that the former said their podcast was a 'pro-vax exclusive'.

The Chaser said the prank was so successful that it even overtook the real The Joe Rogan Experience podcast when you searched for it on Spotify.

The Chaser's Charles Firth explained to The Shot: "People like Neil Young have been pulling their music to get back at Spotify, which is very noble but probably isn't going to convince many people to get jabbed.

"We figured most of Rogan's audience is so gullible it'd be easier if we just pretended to be Joe for a day and declare that vaccines are safe.

"Knowing how quickly his fans fall for most scams, we expect they'll all be fully vaccinated within the next six to eight hours."

The fake Joe Rogan host introduced the fake episode of the fake podcast by saying they were 'a shoot-from-the-hip moron in his 50s who's balding and an idiot, I can do what I like'.

While you might think this wouldn't have fooled anyone, think again.

Firth added that they don't really care what the repercussions are from Spotify.

"At first we thought Spotify might be upset with us pretending to be their star podcaster, and pull our show as a result," he said.

"But then we remembered they don't have any problem with misinformation being spread on their platform, so I think we're good."

Now that their secret is out though, it looks like loads of people are unsubscribing.

The Chaser crew took it a step further and bought the domain name joerogan.com.au in case the podcaster wanted to set up an Aussie base online.

If anyone goes to that link hoping to see some Joe Rogan action then all they'll see is the federal government's vaccine booking website.

Topics: joe rogan, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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