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Seth Rogen Is Thinking Of Starting His Own Podcast

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Seth Rogen Is Thinking Of Starting His Own Podcast

He's just got the name at the moment, but actor Seth Rogen has decided that his next venture could involve a podcast.

Taking a bit of inspiration from fellow comedian Joe Rogan, he's decided that he's going to head into the world of podcast hosting, calling it The Seth Rogen Experience.

Of course - the similarity falls a bit short when it comes to the spelling, despite he and Joe having almost the same surname, they aren't related.

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Seth Rogen was born and raised in Canada, but Joe Rogan is from the east coast of America. Seth's family descend from Eastern Europe, while Joe's is from Western Europe.

A podcast wouldn't actually be a bad idea - I'm sure we'd all tune in to listen. It's also a rather lucrative business venture, if The Joe Rogan Experience is anything to go by.

The podcast, which has seen the likes of Elon Musk and Mike Tyson get involved, earned an incredible $30 million in revenue every single month in 2019.

Forbes released the five biggest podcasts in the world with Rogan's coming in at number one on the Apple charts.

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Tom Webster, senior vice president at Edison Research, told Forbes: "[Rogan is] delivering scale and engagement."

Webster added: "He's the no. 1 in terms of reach in the U.S."

In May, Joe Rogan signed a podcast deal with Spotify worth more than $100 million (£81.52 million), according to the Wall Street Journal.

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The deal will see The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) moving exclusively to Spotify later this year, with his current library of content becoming available on the platform on 1 September.

Sharing the news on Instagram, the presenter/mixed martial artist/stand-up comedian said: "Announcement: the podcast is moving to @spotify! Starting on September 1 the podcast will be available on Spotify as well as all platforms, and then at the end of the year it will move exclusively to Spotify, including the video version.

"It will remain FREE, and it will be the exact same show. It's just a licensing deal, so Spotify won't have any creative control over the show. They want me to just continue doing it the way I'm doing it right now.

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"We will still have clips up on YouTube but full versions of the show will only be on Spotify after the end of the year.

"I'm excited to have the support of the largest audio platform in the world and I hope you folks are there when we make the switch!"

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Topics: joe rogan, Seth Rogen

Amelia Ward
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