Meghan Markle’s long-awaited Spotify podcast, Archetypes, finally premiered this past Tuesday, and guess what? Variety reports that Archetypes is currently #1 on the U.S. Spotify charts, meaning it actually beat out Joe Rogan’s weekly assault on ears and brains, which is consistently the most listened-to podcast in the country. Joe’s probably bummed, but nobody is more devastated than the royals. They had all their American chums listening to The Joe Rogan Experience on repeat for three days straight to prevent this exact thing from happening. Sigh. May those listeners rest in peace (ivermectin overdoses).
Mary J. Blige, Keanu Reeves, Zendaya, Joe Rogan And Kris Jenner All Made The Time 100 List Of The World’s Most Influential People
Last year Prince Harry and Meghan Markle graced the cover of Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and since then, have done jack shit in the way of influence. They were featured in the Icons section, but those tricks can’t even launch an Instagram page let alone a revolution. So Time gave them the year off to get their shit together and Mary J. Blige has taken their place as the face of the Time 100’s Icons section. Mary shares the honor with Issa Rae, Keanu Reeves, Jon Batiste, and Adele plus a couple of people who actually worked for the accolade. And because you can’t even get the “Uh” out of Adele without James Corden popping up out of nowhere like a singing telegram sent by the devil himself, James wrote Adele’s intro and used it as an excuse to brag about her “singing in the kitchen, or belting at the top of her voice solely to make [his] children laugh.” It’s like, we get it, James, she’s your bestie. But if she’s so influential, then explain what happened to your career?
At long last, Archwell Audio has announced that Mehgan Markle has finally gotten, or will be getting, her ass in the studio to record a “groundbreaking first Spotify podcast series” which is set to premiere this summer. Meghan and Prince Harry’s first and only bit of content since signing a multi-year deal with Spotify way back in December of 2020, was a single 30-minute episode they let their baby talk on. According to People, a press release from Archwell Audio mentions that AA is “eager to be responsible stewards of an audio landscape,” which is either a dig at Joe Rogan, or evidence that they took advantage of Joe getting busted for acting up and telling lies in class, to get an extension on their homework.
After a group of doctors, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and many more slapped at Spotify for letting Joe Rogan spew COVID-19 misinformation as fact, Joe himself released a response where he admitted that the shit he says on his podcast is not “prepared” or “fleshed-out” and that he agrees with Spotify’s decision to put disclaimers before every podcast episode that discusses Coronavirus. Joe also said he’s open to having more experts with different opinions on his show. That was good enough for wannabe POTUS, The Rock, who patted fellow baldie Joe Rogan on the head for giving a good apology and also plugged his tequila brand by leaving this note in the comments of Joe’s video: “Great stuff here brother. Perfectly articulated. Look forward to coming on one day and breaking out the tequila with you.” But after a video made the rounds of Joe Rogan mouth-sharting out the n-word like nothing, The Rock put down his Team Rogan sign and backed away. Welcome to another edition of When Being A Both Sides Guy Goes Wrong!
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have voiced some “concerns” about getting into bed with Spotify if Joe Rogan is also gonna be there getting the sheets all greasy, The Rock is more than eager to hop on in and get a look at those legendary nips up close. And he’s even agreed to bring some of his signature tequila now that Joe’s addressed the controversy. Possible future president The Rock was apparently one of several people who were actually able to stomach the stream of verbal diarrhea spewing out of Joe’s mouth in his almost 10-minute long response to Neil Young and Joni Mitchell telling Spotify to kick rocks for helping perpetuate misinformation about COVID-19 on their #1 rated podcast The Joe Rogan Experience. According to TMZ, The Rock has sampled Joe’s hot and chunky stream and declared it to be “Great stuff.”
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Have “Addressed Concern” To Spotify Over COVID Misinformation, And Joe Rogan Has Commented On The Situation
It’s not exactly the greatest time to be a member of the Spotify customer service support team right now. Rock icon Neil Young decided he’d officially had enough of Joe Rogan’s unrestrained ability to spread COVID-19 misinformation on his podcast platform, so Neil requested that his music be pulled from the streaming site (Spotify obliged by pulling all of Neil’s solo work). The legendary Joni Mitchell followed Neil by protesting Spotify’s choice to promote “irresponsible people spreading lies” and had her music wiped from the platform as well. Well, Spotify recently found themselves squaring off against two more unhappy famous people that were pissed off enough to…contact Spotify with their complaints! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a multi-year podcast deal with Spotify, but they recently let it be known that they too have voiced their concern about the misinformation spread on the platform. And maybe enough people with legitimate credibility have spoken up because Spotify says they’ll be adding COVID warnings, while Joe Rogan has apologized to Spotify for the backlash.