Before filming, Rogan's studio apparently offers guests a boost of energy with B12 or NAD+ in the form of a shot or and IV, administered by a nurse.
Notoriously, the podcast runs long (average length is roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes) so it's clear why Rogan and guests would need an extra boost of energy.
Rogan got a shot of NAD+ before filming with the Substack founder.
5. There isn't much preparation
Other than spending time with guests before recording, Rogan apparently does not prepare much to talk with guests.
"During the show, he sometimes refers to a note with general topics on his phone, but there’s no extensive research or list of questions," Cheng Meservey said.
But the 'winging it' attitude of the show it what appeals to listeners who want the natural flow of conservation.
Cheng Meservey refers to this as the "conversational Calvinball".
6. There isn't much editing
Keeping to their value of authenticity, The Joe Rogan Experience apparently does not edit much of their podcasts (hence the length).
"Joe and his team do minimal editing and publish podcast episodes very quickly, sometimes even same day," Cheng Meservey said.
In this case, Cheng Meservey said they recorded on a Wednesday and it was published on Thursday.
7. The studio has an abundance of jerky
Of course, there is a kitchen with snacks and drinks for guests and their entourage to choose from, and apparently much of it is jerky.
"All the food, as far as I can tell, is some variety of jerky, representing every major flavor and half the mammals on this green earth." Cheng Meservey recalled. "To paraphrase Rule 34: if it exists, Joe Rogan’s studio has jerky of it."
\u201cJust had elk jerky, Joe Rogan would be proud\u201d