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The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan 

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Updated July 23, 2019 5.5k votes 1.9k voters 87.7k views 25 items

List Rules Vote 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Physics, Astronomy

Age: 50

Birthplace: Chadderton, 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 ...more
2
Paul Stamets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Mycology

Age: 63

Episode 1035

Paul Edward Stamets (born July 17, 1955) is an American mycologist, author and advocate of bioremediation and medicinal fungi.
3
Graham Hancock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Ancient civilizations, Megaliths, Altered states of conciousness

Age: 68

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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
4
Neil deGrasse Tyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Astrophysics, Physics, Astronomy

Age: 60

Birthplace: Manhattan, 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 ...more
5
Jordan Peterson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Self-deception, Mythology, Religion

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
6
Randall Carlson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
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
7
Dr. Rhonda Patrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Dr. Rhonda Patrick Biomedical science

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

8
Sean Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Sean Carroll Physics, Cosmology, Astrophysics

Multiple Episodes (1003, 1151)

9
Robert M. Schoch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
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
10
Sam Harris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Philosophy, Cognitive neuroscience

Age: 51

Birthplace: United 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 ...more
11
Bret Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
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
12
Roger Penrose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Mathmatical Physics

Age: 87

Birthplace: Colchester, 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 ...more
13
Lawrence M. Krauss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Dark energy, Zero-energy states

Age: 64

Birthplace: New 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 ...more
14
Bob Lazar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
cuabs added Bob Lazar Physicist

Age: 60

Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States of America

Episode 1315

Bob Lazar appeared in the 2003 film Old School.
15
Eric Weinstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Eric Weinstein Mathmatics, Economics

Age: 54

Birthplace: Los 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
16
Dennis McKenna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Ethnomedicine

Age: 68

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
17
Steven Pinker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Experimental psychology, Cognitive science

Age: 64

Birthplace: Montreal, 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 ...more
18
Chris Hadfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Engineering, Space

Age: 59

Birthplace: Sarnia, 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 ...more
19
Hamilton Morris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Pharmacology

Age: 31

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Multiple Episodes (177, 1136)

Hamilton Morris is the son of Errol Morris.
20
David Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
JeromeMeyers added Genetics, Biology of Aging (Episode #1234)

Age: 50

Birthplace: Portland, 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.
21
Gad Saad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Evolutionary behavioral science

Age: 54

Birthplace: Lebanon

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, ...more
22
John Anthony West is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Theorist

Age: 87

Birthplace: New 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
23
Ben Goertzel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Ben Goertzel

Age: 52

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 ...more
24
Geoffrey Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Evolutionary Psychology

Age: 54

Birthplace: Cincinnati, 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 ...more
25
Carl Hart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scientists & Theorists On Joe Rogan
Psychology, Psychiatry

Age: 53

Birthplace: Miami, 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 ...more