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The Chaser Pranks Joe Rogan Fans

This might be the only way to convince them to get vaccinated.

It looks like the team at The Chaser have found an ingenious way to get people vaccinated, and all that it required was a bit of misinformation (ironically).

If you’re not aware of Joe Rogan, he has one of the biggest (if not the biggest) podcast in the world and has an exclusive deal with Spotify to host his episodes, reportedly for a cool $100 million. Since the pandemic, Rogan has been courting controversy by hosting known conspiracy theorists on the show, like Alex Jones, and also touting the benefits of Ivermectin and other treatments that have not been approved to treat COVID by health authorities.

It’s not exactly fair to say that Rogan is responsible for some people not getting vaccinated, but let’s just say that a lot of people would probably ‘do their own research’ by listening him talk about the benefits of horse paste and hydroxychloroquine for three hours at a time.

So how do you reach his listeners and convince them to get vaccinated? Well, by impersonating the man himself, of course. Which is exactly what The Chaser team has done with their own fake podcast pretending to be Joe Rogan’s and encouraging people to get vaccinated.

"We figured most of Rogan's audience is so gullible it'd be easier if we just pretended to be Joe for a day and declare that vaccines are safe. Knowing how quickly his fans fall for most scams, we expect they'll all be fully vaccinated within the next six to eight hours," The Chaser’s Charles Firth said.

The episode itself featured a host who identified as Joe Rogan, but who might have raised some suspicions from regular listeners when he introduced himself as: "a shoot-from-the-hip moron in his 50s who's balding and an idiot.”

The pranksters also purchased the web domain JoeRogan.com.au and it now redirects people to the federal government’s vaccine booking website. Given how many fans Rogan has and how poor the government’s website infrastructures are, there’s a good chance that this is going to crash the government’s servers immediately.

Hopefully the prank works because, if it does, it proves that the only way to combat misinformation is with more misinformation.