Why Joe Rogan is Leaving L.A. for Texas

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Prominent podcaster Joe Rogan announced that he’s had enough of Los Angeles and will be moving to Texas.


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Reasons for Rogan’s Move

“I’m outta here,” Rogan shared with CEO of Spartan and Death Race Joe De Sena in a Friday interview. The move is supposed to be “soon” because Rogan wants to live somewhere that is “in the center of the country, somewhere it’s easier to travel to both places, and somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom.” On top of that, Rogan said that L.A. is overcrowded and that proves problematic in the age of COVID-19.

“When you look at the traffic, when you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that’s accelerated radically over the last six, seven, ten years, I think there are too many people here,” said Rogan. “I think it’s not tenable. I don’t think it’s manageable. I think every mayor does a sh*t job of doing it because I don’t think anybody could do a great job of it. I think there are certain things you’re gonna have to deal with when you have a population of whatever the f**k L.A. is, it’s like 20 million plus people.”

Rogan did not provide any details regarding his planned move to Texas but mentioned his producer Jamie was “all excited” to work on the show from there soon. Rogan started planning his relocation to Texas in May during the lockdown order that Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom instituted in March. Although Newsom canceled the original restrictive measures, he recently re-instated the lockdown in 30 of the state’s 58 counties. That includes about 80% of the state’s population.

“If California continues to be this restrictive, I don’t know if this is a good place to live,” Rogan said. “I might jet. I’m not kidding. I’m not kidding, this is silly. I don’t need to be here. Texas is buck wild, bro. You can bring a gun.”

Shapiro on Decline of L.A.

On Wednesday, Rogan hosted Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro on “The Joe Rogan Podcast,” where they discussed Shapiro’s new book, “How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps,” as well as the decline of L.A.

Both Shapiro and Rogan agreed that “progressive policies” had led to an exponential increase of homelessness, drug abuse, and general lawlessness in California’s largest city.