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    Spotify appears to remove more than 70 episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast

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    Rogan podcast fans have fewer episodes to listen to now on Spotify

    Rogan podcast followers have fewer episodes to hearken to now on Spotify.


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    Spotify seems to have quietly eliminated roughly 70 episodes of Joe Rogan’s podcast after expressing help for the comic, who’s stirred controversy for spreading COVID misinformation. 

    The obvious removing of the episodes, all of which have been recorded years earlier than the pandemic started, was noticed by JREMissing. The fan-made web site makes use of Spotify’s API to check out there episodes to a database of all episodes recorded. 

    It is unclear when the episodes stopped being out there. Roughly 40 episodes had beforehand disappeared from Spotify. 

    CNET confirmed that the episodes newly reported as lacking weren’t out there on Spotify anymore. The corporate and Rogan did not instantly reply to requests for remark. 

    The obvious removing of the episodes comes as controversy swirls round Rogan for promoting COVID misinformation in his podcast. Rocker Neil Young and folk icon Joni Mitchell pulled their music from Spotify after an open letter signed by more than 250 medical professionals, researchers and professors pointed to Rogan’s podcast as proof the streaming service was giving COVID misinformation a platform. 

    CEO Daniel Ek has defended the inclusion of Rogan on the corporate’s roster and informed a company town hall that the podcast was very important to Spotify’s success. 

    “If we would like even a shot at reaching our daring ambitions, it’s going to imply having content material on Spotify that many people is probably not proud to be related to,” Ek mentioned in the course of the city corridor. “Not something goes, however there shall be opinions, concepts and beliefs that we disagree with strongly and even makes us indignant or unhappy.”



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