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More Episodes From Joe Rogan's Controversial Podcast Go Missing, Spotify Insists It Wasn't Deliberate

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May 26 2022, Published 1:23 p.m. ET

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Another batch of Joe Rogan podcast episodes has disappeared from Spotify, but the streaming giant insisted it was just a technical issue.

The Los Angeles Times reported that this week 36 episodes of the podcast were removed from Spotify.

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It’s not the first time that episodes from the controversial host have gone missing, but this time Spotify said it was not because of the content.

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“Spotify is aware of this technical issue, and we are looking into it now,” a Spotify spokesperson told The Times. Rogan also didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The episodes were all recorded before Rogan’s $200 million deal with Spotify that saw it become the exclusive home of his podcasts in 2020.

However, the episodes appear to cover a variety of topics and guests, The Times noted. They included interviews with Post Malone, Eddie Izzard and former Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

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Previously, Spotify removed 100 episodes. Those included interviews with far-right and conspiracy personalities. Another 80 were recently removed as they involved interviews about COVID.

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Rogan came under intense scrutiny earlier this year when he questioned COVID-19 vaccines and allowed guests to present misinformation on the show. Rogan and Spotify both stood behind the show.

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Rogan talked about taking medication such as Ivermectin after he tested positive in August 2021.

“So, I got up in the morning, got tested. It turns out I got Covid. So, we immediately threw the kitchen sink out of all kinds of meds. Monoclonal antibodies,” he said on the show, “Ivermectin. Z-pak. Prednisone. Everything. I also got an Anti-Viral drip and a vitamin drip. I did that three days in a row, and here we are on Wednesday, and I feel great.”

However, some artists, such as Neil Young, demanded the streaming service pull their music in the wake of the controversy.

“Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy. I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform,” Young said at the time.

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