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The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan

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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  • Physics, Astronomy
    664
    104

    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
  • 2

    Sean Carroll

    Physics, Cosmology
    271
    39

    Multiple Episodes (1003, 1151)

  • Mathmatical Physics
    166
    23

    Age90

    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
  • Mycology
    513
    89

    Age66

    Episode 1035

    Paul Edward Stamets (born July 17, 1955) is an American mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi.  ...more
  • Geological thory, Anthropological theory
    398
    67

    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
  • Ancient civilizations, Megaliths
    512
    90

    Age71

    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
  • Ethnomedicine
    109
    17

    Age71

    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
  • Genetics, Biology of Aging (Episode #1234)
    96
    15

    Age53

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    David Andrew Sinclair AO (born June 26, 1969) is an Australian biologist who is a Professor of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical  ...more
  • 9

    Robert M. Schoch

    Natural Science, Theorist
    183
    34

    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
  • 10

    Ben Goertzel

    53
    8

    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
  • Biology, Evolutionary theory
    168
    34

    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
  • 12

    Dr. Rhonda Patrick

    Biomedical science
    280
    64

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

  • 13

    Bob Lazar

    Physicist
    162
    36

    Age62

    BirthplaceCoral Gables, Florida, United States of America

    Episode 1315

    Bob Lazar appeared in the 2003 film Old School.  ...more
  • 14

    Eric Weinstein

    Mathmatics, Economics
    144
    32

    Age57

    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
  • Dark energy, Zero-energy states
    149
    34

    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
  • Engineering, Space
    101
    22

    Age62

    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
  • Evolutionary behavioral science
    99
    22

    Age57

    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
  • Self-deception, Mythology
    522
    142

    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
  • Pharmacology
    101
    25

    Age34

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Multiple Episodes (177, 1136)

    Hamilton Morris is the son of Errol Morris.  ...more
  • 64
    15

    Age90

    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
  • Experimental psychology, Cognitive science
    105
    29

    Age67

    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
  • Astrophysics, Physics
    548
    182

    Age63

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    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
  • Philosophy, Cognitive neuroscience
    199
    68

    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
  • Evolutionary Psychology
    23
    7

    Age57

    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
  • Psychology, Psychiatry
    34
    19

    Age56

    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