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Joe Rogan Experience #1535 - Tim Kennedy

After new Austinite Joe Rogan offered to host a presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden from his podcast studio, Trump tweeted that he'd be in favor of such an event.


During Rogan's Sept. 11 podcast episode, he and retired UFC fighter Tim Kennedy discussed the upcoming presidential debate. Kennedy asked Rogan if he'd consider hosting the debate. Rogan said he would under certain conditions, including that only he and the candidates would be in the room, the debate be live streamed and—like his podcast episodes—it be hours long.

"If (Trump and Biden) wanted ... to come here to Austin and have a debate, I'd 100% do it," Rogan said on the podcast.

Kennedy tweeted about the conversation, asking "Who wants this?" A few hours later, the president retweeted with the comment, "I do!"

Rogan most recently moved to Austin, where he now runs his podcast under a new, $100-million licensing deal with Spotify. His frequent podcast episodes feature various guests—including, recently, former boxing champion Mike Tyson and pop singer Miley Cyrus—and cover an array of topics.


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