Joe Rogan announced his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, had officially returned to major podcast platforms.
The Joe Rogan Experience has been exclusively hosted on Spotify since September 2020 after Rogan signed a $200 million multi-year licensing deal with the streaming platform.
Last week, Rogan signed a new $250 million contract with Spotify, though the podcast will be available on other major platforms. Per the deal, The Joe Rogan Experience will be branded as a "A Spotify Podcast."
"The podcast is now officially back on Apple Podcasts," Rogan wrote. "We should be back on YouTube with full episodes in the coming weeks."
"Shoutout to Spotify for absolutely being the coolest and smartest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being in partnership with," he continued. "I’m very excited the podcast will now have a much broader distribution."
As of Friday, The Joe Rogan Experience is once again available on major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and Google Podcasts, among others. Throughout Rogan's first contract with Spotify, the comedian was allowed to repost clips from full episodes of his podcast to his YouTube account.
A series of notable X users encouraged the comedian to expand the podcast's reach by posting episodes directly to the platform. Others similarly suggest Rogan publish his podcast on YouTube competitor Rumble.
In February 2022, Rumble offered Rogan a $100 million four-year deal to exclusively host his podcast on the platform. The streaming service's offer followed intense criticism against Rogan for conversations with guests throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although Spotify initially indicated they would not censor Rogan's show, listeners noticed the streaming platform had removed upwards of 70 episodes from the series.
Rogan responded to users' concerns by noting episodes of the podcast had been removed because they violated Spotify's terms of service.
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek commented on the platform's decision to pull episodes from the podcast.
“There are many things that Joe Rogan says that I strongly disagree with and find very offensive. But let me go back to what I said earlier, if you want even a shot at achieving our bold ambitions, it will mean having content on Spotify that many of us may not be proud to be associated with,” he continued. “Not anything goes, but there will be opinions, ideas, and beliefs that we disagree with strongly and even makes us angry or sad.”
Ek said episodes of the podcast were removed from the platform for violating Spotify's terms of service.
Rogan's podcast currently has a catalog of over 2,200 episodes across its 15-year history and remains the most popular podcast globally across Spotify users.