Jason Rigden

Joe Rogan is the Mona Lisa of podcasting.

Joe Rogan is the Mona Lisa of podcasting. Both are over hyped and actually kind of mediocre in context. Just because they are the only podcaster and painting that immediately comes to mind for the average person doesn't mean they are the best.

It just means most people don't know much about podcasters or paintings. Just because something is popular doesn't mean it is quality. After all, McDonald's has served billions of lukewarm soggy hamburgers to people all over the world.

The Mona Lisa owes its wild popularity to the media storm surrounding its theft in 1911. While Joe Rogan owes his wild popularity to the media storm surrounding his interviews with quacks, cranks, and crypto-fascists.