By this point, most Americans and people are aware of who Elon Musk is. News about Elon has become increasingly more difficult to avoid as it seems that he is everywhere we look. Elon has been called many things. He is usually regarded as a brilliant revolutionary. To his credit, he has done many remarkable things such as pioneering and pushing forward clean energy electric cars. For those who are unfamiliar with the man, Elon Musk is a massively wealthy, self-made billionaire entrepreneur, who founded The Boring Company, SpaceX and Tesla, Inc. His passion is innovation and he is constantly pushing the boundaries on what we can do as humans. His biggest and most passionate project is with SpaceX where he is trying to establish a colony of people on Mars.
On the other end of the celebrity spectrum is Joe Rogan. Joe is a stand-up comedian that hosts the successful podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. The podcast has been very well received and is currently one of the most popular in the world. It would seem unlikely that these two would ever meet. Elon Musk is a superstar and CEO of three separate companies. It would seem unlikely that their paths would cross.
So it was a little bit of a surprise for many people when in June, Elon Musk announced that he was going to being making an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience via Twitter.
Joe Rogan had tweeted to Elon saying: “Elon, anytime you’re ready you’ve got an open invitation.”
In response, Elon said to Joe: “Thanks! Have heard universally great things about your podcasts.”
A couple of months passed and in September of this year, Elon finally made his much-anticipated debut on The Joe Rogan Experience. How did the podcast go?
It was interesting, to say the least.
The podcast ran for an impressive length of two hours and thirty-seven minutes. While on air, Elon and Joe discussed a variety of subjects ranging from Elon’s desire to build an electric plane to virtual reality. The most noted moment in the podcast was when Joe Rogan and Elon Musk decided to smoke marijuana together.
They smoked a joint that was a combination of both tobacco and marijuana. Before lighting Elon up, Joe said, “You probably can’t because of stockholders.” After finding out that marijuana is completely legal in California, Elon decided to try smoking for himself. While smoking the marijuana, the two discussed alcohol as a drug. Elon claims to have only maybe smoked marijuana once before, but he seems unsure.
The event is interesting to watch and has had some unforeseen consequences on Elon Musk’s character. Elon Musk might have government clearance due to his ties with SpaceX. It is also illegal for anyone with government security clearance to smoke marijuana. It has been reported that the Air Force is looking into handle the situation. However, no official investigation is currently underway.
Elon Musk has been in the news a lot lately due to the fact that people suspect that he is losing his edge. He has commented saying, “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career.” The year has only gotten worse for Elon as he stepped down from the chairman of Tesla, after being fined twenty million dollars.
Things are looking a little rough for Elon right now. Hopefully, his future will brighten up again soon.
Elon, anytime you’re ready you’ve got an open invitation.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) June 10, 2018
Thanks! Have heard universally great things about your podcasts.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 10, 2018