For those who have been dedicated followers of the Joe Rogan Experience over an extended period, it’s evident that Joe Rogan has a deep fascination with the mysteries and wonders of ancient Egypt and other civilizations.
While the names Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson are undoubtedly familiar to many, thanks to their numerous appearances on the JRE podcast, what’s often overlooked are the other brilliant experts in ancient civilizations that Joe Rogan has had the privilege of hosting.
The result? An array of podcast episodes that not only dive deep into the secrets of ancient Egypt but also bring forth captivating insights from various scholars, archaeologists, and historians. These episodes collectively form a treasure trove of knowledge, making them a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the enigmatic history of ancient civilizations.
10) JRE #1318 – Hotep Jesus
While not entirely about Egypt, Rogan and Hotep Jesus had a lengthy discussion about ancient Egypt, specifically about whether ancient Egyptians inhabited the Grand Canyon. The conversation stemmed from an article by Diane Brown – Lost Civilization in Grand Canyon Was, Wait, Egyptian? – mostly because Egyptian looking artifacts were found in some of the caverns.
It’s important to note that other experts have debunked this idea, including a representative from the Smithsonian Institution.
9) JRE #138 – Corey Sandhagen
On this podcast episode, mixed martial artist Corey Sandhagen and Rogan talked about reintroducing woolly mammoths, saber tooth tigers, and the possibility of recreating a real life Jurassic Park. Rogan seemed to think humans are totally capable of doing this with the technology currently available.
However, in regard to Egypt, Rogan went on an epic dialogue, mostly paraphrasing what’s he learned from experts like Graham Hancock, about the possibility that meteors wiped out an advanced ancient civilization 11,800 years ago. This ancient civilization (Egypt) had technology that we still don’t completely understand, such as how they moved and cut giant stones.
Rogan noted that we still have no idea what tools they used to cut and move the stones, sometimes moving them thousands of miles. He also questioned the validity of carbon dating with the pyramids, being at minimum 2,500 years ago, yet other experts like Graham Hancock have suggested they could be over 10,000 years old.
8) JRE #142 – Graham Hancock & Duncan Trussell
In this podcast, Rogan and guests discuss ancient structures like the Ark of the Covenant, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx’s erosion, suggesting a civilization much older than conventional history displays in textbooks. They also note the clear contrast in construction styles, indicative of two separate eras.
Graham Hancock explored the reluctance of many to consider the existence of an ancient civilization, attributing it to academics’ involvement in a broader system of thought control. He believes that historians often operate within restrictive boundaries, reacting defensively when one challenges those limits. New ideas are often dismissed without a fair hearing.
7) JRE #852 – John Anthony West
John Anthony West, who died in 2018, was an American author and expert on ancient Egypt. He starred and produced the documentary series Magical Egypt: A Symbolist Tour of Ancient Egypt, which Rogan watched and called “amazing.”
On the podcast, West talked about the erosion of the Sphinx, and why he thinks there was definitely an older ancient civilization in Egypt, a lot older than the one that existed 2,500 years ago. He was on the Joe Rogan Experience two times (#852 & #226), before he passed away.
West’s most popular book is available on Amazon:
6) JRE #1284 – Graham Hancock
Although made a few years ago, Hancock’s appearance on JRE #1284 was one of the most enlightening ones. This episode dove deep into the possibility of an ancient civilization that existed in the Amazon jungle in South America.
Graham suggests that this ancient civilization was demolished because of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis, which notions that a large impact from a comet caused a massive cooling effect on our planet.
Rogan is a big fan of Graham’s best-selling book, Fingerprints of the Gods, which provides evidence of Earth’s lost civilization. Available on Amazon:
5) JRE #1742 – Jimmy Corsetti
Corsetti, an investigator and YouTuber, is an expert in ancient civilizations, particularly focusing on the Lost City of Atlantis and ancient Egypt.
In JRE #1742, Corsetti offered his insights into several fascinating topics. He discussed his perspective on the Younger Dryas Impact Theory and elaborated on his support for the concept of the Lost City of Atlantis. Corsetti traced the origins of this idea back to the renowned philosopher Plato and its potential connections to ancient Egypt.
I would argue that the most spectacular ancient civiliization is the Egyptians.Jimmy Corsetti, on JRE #1742
4) JRE #872 – Graham Hancock & Randall Carlson
Whenever Hancock and Carlson make an appearance together on the JRE podcast, it becomes a must-listen episode. Both of them are regular guests on the JRE podcast, specializing in ancient civilizations, and each brings distinct ideas and perspectives to the conversation.
In this JRE episode, there is a probing of the origins of the modern, widely accepted theories about the pyramids and pharaohs. It’s observed that even Egyptians themselves did not adhere to these current theories. Instead, it was the explorers and tomb raiders who formulated the theories that eventually gained prominence, despite the skepticism held by Egyptians prior to that.
3) JRE #1928 – Jimmy Corsetti & Ben van Kerkwyk
In JRE #1928, Rogan and his guests, Corsetti and Ben van Kerkwyk, explore the parallels in pyramid construction methods and structures in Peru, Egypt, and Japan. They also delve into the inaccuracies of carbon dating for stones, emphasizing that the date “2500 years ago” is merely an estimation.
One notable observation in this episode is the striking similarity in design complexity, peculiar shapes, and patterns of sarcophagus covers found in both Japan and Egypt, despite the apparent lack of any direct connection. The patterns and shapes of the sarcophagi appeared “astonishingly alike” in both locations.
2) JRE #1124 – Robert Schoch
JRE #1124 with Robert Schoch is one of the best overall episodes on the topic of ancient Egypt and civilizations. Schoch, who has a PhD from Yale University, is an expert and author of ancient cities and “forgotten civilizations”, and helped produce the documentary film: The Mystery of the Sphinx.
The podcast episode dives deep into how some of the structures in Egypt are far older than conventional modern Egyptology believes. Schoch suggests that there were many different ages of construction in Egypt, with some of them being much older, including the Great Sphinx.
The central concept, as proposed by Schoch, revolves around the notion that the Sphinx exhibits signs of weathering caused by rain, not solely by wind and sand. This suggests an earlier date than what mainstream Egyptology currently accepts, given that the generally acknowledged age of the Sphinx does not coincide with a period of heavy rainfall.
1) JRE #1897 – Graham Hancock & Randall Carlson
What is better than one expert on ancient Egypt on the JRE podcast? How about having two experts – Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson. This episode quickly became a mastermind of conversation with both Hancock and Carlson chiming in.
The podcast mostly centered around the Egyptian pyramids, how they were constructed, and their theories as to why they are much older than commonly thought. Specifically on The Sphinx, Carlson refers to evidence that dates it to 9600 BC or older.
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