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The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan

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List RulesVote up the best science guests of all time from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast

Joe Rogan is fascinated by science and scientific theory from Ancient Egypt to the human mind, so it's no surprise that he's had a number of scientists and theorists as guests on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Since nearly every episode is about three hours long, there are few other platforms that allow you to get such a personal look at some of your favorite scientists.

On this list, you'll find the best Joe Rogan podcast guest theorists and scientists, including biologists, psychologists, and astrophysicists. Each of these scientists or theorists brought something different to the JRE podcast, including mainstays such as Jordan Peterson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sean Carroll, and Dr. Rhonda Patrick, to bigger names who showed up for one-off appearances like Chris Hadfield and Brian Cox. They talk everything from time travel, to mushrooms, to aliens with Rogan.

Who is the best scientist that Joe Rogan has had on his podcast? Vote up the scientists and theorists who have been the best guests on the Joe Rogan Experience.

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    Brian Cox

    Physics, Astronomy

    Age53

    BirthplaceChadderton, United Kingdom

    Episode 610

    Professor Brian Edward Cox (born 3 March 1968) is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is best...  more
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    557
    97

    Paul Stamets

    Mycology

    Age66

    Episode 1035

    Paul Edward Stamets (born July 17, 1955) is an American mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi....  more
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    541
    96

    Graham Hancock

    Ancient civilizations, Megaliths

    Age70

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland, UK

    Multiple Episodes (142, 360, 417, 725, 872, and others)

    Graham Bruce Hancock (; born 2 August 1950) is a British writer and journalist. He is known for his pseudoscientific theories involving ancient civilisations, Earth changes, stone monuments or...  more
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    428
    73

    Randall Carlson

    Geological thory, Anthropological theory

    Multiple Episodes (501, 606, 872)

    Randall Carlson is an American architect, geological theorist, and anthropological theorist. He is a proponent of the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, and has theorized about the extinction of...  more
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    292
    41

    Sean Carroll

    Physics, Cosmology

    Multiple Episodes (1003, 1151)

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    536
    153

    Jordan Peterson

    Self-deception, Mythology

    Multiple Episodes (877, 958, 1070, 1139)

    Jordan Bernt Peterson (born June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and...  more
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    63

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick

    Biomedical science

    Multiple Episodes (459, 901, 1054, and others)

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    188

    Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Astrophysics, Physics

    Age62

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Multiple Episodes (310, 919, 1159)

    Neil deGrasse Tyson (; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the...  more
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    175
    24

    Sir Roger Penrose

    Mathmatical Physics

    Age89

    BirthplaceColchester, United Kingdom

    Episode 1216

    Sir Roger Penrose (born 8 August 1931) is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. He is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford...  more
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    192
    34

    Robert M. Schoch

    Natural Science, Theorist

    Episode 1124

    Robert M. Schoch is an associate professor of Natural Science at the College of General Studies, a two-year non-degree granting unit of Boston University. He is a proponent of the Sphinx water...  more
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    31

    Bret Weinstein

    Biology, Evolutionary theory

    Episode 1006

    Bret Samuel Weinstein is an American biologist and evolutionary theorist. Weinstein began his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Weinstein eventually transferred to the...  more
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    181
    39

    Bob Lazar

    Physicist

    Age61

    BirthplaceCoral Gables, Florida, United States of America

    Episode 1315

    Bob Lazar appeared in the 2003 film Old School....  more
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    160
    34

    Lawrence M. Krauss

    Dark energy, Zero-energy states

    Age67

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Episode 938

    Lawrence Maxwell Krauss (born May 27, 1954) is an American-Canadian theoretical physicist and cosmologist who previously taught at Arizona State University, Yale University, and Case Western Reserve...  more
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    155
    32

    Eric Weinstein

    Mathmatics, Economics

    Age55

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Episode 1203

    Eric Ross Weinstein (born October 1965) is an American mathematician, economist, and the managing director of Thiel Capital, one of Peter Thiel's investment firms. He also writes on investments,...  more
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    17

    Dennis McKenna

    Ethnomedicine

    Age70

    Multiple Episodes (298, 477, 946, 1133)

    Dennis Jon McKenna (born December 17, 1950 in Paonia, Colorado) is an American ethnopharmacologist, research pharmacognosist, lecturer and author. He is the brother of well-known psychedelics...  more
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    71

    Sam Harris

    Philosophy, Cognitive neuroscience

    Age54

    BirthplaceUnited States of America

    Multiple Episodes (804, 1107)

    Samuel Benjamin Harris (born April 9, 1967) is an American author, public intellectual, blogger, and podcast host primarily known for his criticism of religion, and Islam in particular. His academic...  more
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    20

    Chris Hadfield

    Engineering, Space

    Age61

    BirthplaceSarnia, Canada

    Episode 414

    Chris Austin Hadfield (born August 29, 1959) is a Canadian retired astronaut, engineer, and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot. The first Canadian to walk in space, Hadfield has flown two...  more
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    101
    16

    David Sinclair

    Genetics, Biology of Aging (Episode #1234)

    Age51

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    David Andrew Sinclair (born 1969) is an Australian biologist and professor of genetics best known for his advocacy for resveratrol as an anti-aging dietary supplement and potential medication....  more
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    113
    27

    Hamilton Morris

    Pharmacology

    Age33

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Multiple Episodes (177, 1136)

    Hamilton Morris is the son of Errol Morris....  more
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    110
    27

    Steven Pinker

    Experimental psychology, Cognitive science

    Age66

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Episode 1073

    Steven Arthur Pinker (born September 18, 1954) is a Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at...  more
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    8

    Ben Goertzel

    Episode 1211

    Ben Goertzel (born December 8, 1966), is the founder and CEO of SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI marketplace project. Goertzel is also the chief scientist of financial prediction firm Aidyia...  more
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    14

    Age88

    BirthplaceNew York

    Multiple Episodes (226, 852)

    John Anthony West is an American author, lecturer, guide and a proponent of Sphinx water erosion hypothesis in geology. Influenced by R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, in 1993 his work with Robert M....  more
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    50

    Gad Saad

    Evolutionary behavioral science

    Age56

    BirthplaceLebanon

    Multiple Episodes (519, 766, 837, 985)

    Gad Saad (; Arabic: جاد سعد‎, Hebrew: גד סעד‎, born October 13, 1964) is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist at the John Molson School of Business (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec,...  more
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    Geoffrey Miller

    Evolutionary Psychology

    Age56

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Episode 1173

    Geoffrey F. Miller (born 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American evolutionary psychologist, serving as an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Mexico who has researched sexual...  more
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    37
    19

    Carl Hart

    Psychology, Psychiatry

    Age54

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Multiple Episodes (4, 603, 687, 826, 937)

    Carl Hart is an associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American...  more