Following a three-year absence, the vastly common and controversial podcast The Joe Rogan Expertise is again on Apple Podcasts after Spotify gave up exclusivity as a part of a multiyear deal renewal with Rogan.

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In a submit on X (previously Twitter), Rogan on Thursday mentioned that “the podcast is now formally again on @apple. We ought to be again on @youtube with full episodes within the coming weeks.”

Beneath the brand new deal, which is claimed to be price as much as $250 million, Rogan’s present will probably be out there on different content material platforms, together with Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and YouTube. The transfer is a part of Spotify’s revised technique to forego unique streaming rights in favor of broader distribution.

As a part of the renewed deal, first reported by The Wall Avenue Journal, Spotify will deal with distribution and advert gross sales for the podcast. Rogan will obtain a assured minimal payment from Spotify in addition to a reduce of promoting income.

“For greater than three years, The Joe Rogan Expertise has persistently been the No. 1 podcast throughout the globe,” Spotify mentioned when it introduced the renewed deal final week. That accords with Edison Analysis’s Q3 2023 survey of most listened-to podcasts, wherein The Joe Rogan Expertise ranked #1 for the interval. It was additionally the second most listened-to podcast for girls 13 and older within the U.S., in response to Edison.

Since launching in December 2009, Rogan’s podcast has concerned candid and diversified discussions on matters like politics, well being, and society. In recent times it has gained notoriety via Rogan’s apply of inviting company that maintain excessive or unconventional views. The present has additionally confronted vital criticism for spreading misinformation and giving a platform to divisive figures.

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