What's the ripple effect of Rogan leaving L.A. for The Lone Star State?

It’s looking like mega podstar Joe Rogan is moving to Texas and could be taking an extra $13 million dollars with him.

On the 1,154th episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan age 52, announced he was putting his Los Angeles home on the market to move to Texas while interviewing guest Joe De Sena, CEO and founder of Spartan and The Death Race.

In the interview he stated, “I’m outta here man. I’m going to Texas.” In the interview he later states “I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere it’s easier to travel both places, and somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom.” Rogan also cited L.A. as “overcrowded” and mentioned the coronavirus pandemic as another reason for bouncing out of The Golden State.

“I also think that where we live right now in Los Angeles is overcrowded. And I think most of the time that’s not the problem,” he continued “But I think it’s exposing the fact that it’s a real issue when you look at the number of people that uh, are catching COVID because of the overpopulation issue.”

Well, $13 million will certainly provide the podcasting industry’s biggest star the freedom he is seeking. In May Rogan inked an exlclusive $100 million deal with streaming giant Spotify that would have all of his content from The Joe Rogan Experience removed from all other content platforms. Rogan moving to Texas, a state with no state income tax, would see him pocketing $13 million of that $100 million, money he would lose by staying in California.

Being that he is that Rogan is the industry’s hottest podcaster you can’t help but wonder what impact this will have on the rest of the podcast industry.

One thing we do know. Whatever Mr. Rogan does the podcast world most definitely takes notice.

– Corey Cambridge, Editor in Chief of OPP News

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