Podcast host and comedian Joe Rogan said he’s moving from Los Angeles to Texas, “Where you have a little bit more freedom.”
Rogan said he was leaving for Texas on Friday during a segment on his podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, after guest Joe De Sena, CEO of Spartan Race, asked if he was leaving Los Angeles.
“I’m out of here,” Rogan responded. “I’m going to go to Texas. I just want to go somewhere in the center of the country, somewhere where it’s easy to travel to both places and somewhere where you have a little bit more freedom.”
Rogan added that the coronavirus pandemic, overpopulation, and the economy added to his decision.
“Also, I think that where we live right here in Los Angeles is overcrowded. I think most of the time it’s not a problem. But I think it’s exposing the fact that it’s a real issue when you look at the number of people that are catching [COVID-19] because of this overpopulation issue. When you look at the traffic, you look at the economic despair, when you look at the homelessness problem that has accelerated radically over the last [10 years], I think there are too many people here,” he said.
“I think it’s not tenable. I don’t think that it’s manageable. And every mayor does a shit job of doing it because I don’t think anybody could do a great job of it. I think there’s certain things you’re gonna have to deal with when you have a population of whatever the f— L.A. is, it’s like 20 million-plus people,” Rogan said.
Rogan didn’t give an exact date on when he would move, only saying, “Soon.” He confirmed that his producer, Jamie Vernon, would also make the move to the undisclosed Texas town.
Another California resident, Elon Musk, announced last week he would open a $1.1 billion Tesla factory in Texas, in a move lauded by the president.
“Great job by @elonmusk in agreeing to build, in TEXAS, what is expected to be the largest auto plant anywhere in the world. He kept his word to me. Texas & @Tesla are big winners. MADE IN THE USA!” President Trump tweeted Friday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Musk’s announcement, saying his state offers “more freedom.”
“He wanted to get into a state where he had more freedom where he could expand the way he wanted to expand. He has a remarkable vision that goes far beyond just this one announcement,” he said.
The new factory will be the largest auto assembly plant in the United States.
Author: Emma Colton
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘I’m out of here’: Joe Rogan announces he’s leaving Los Angeles for ‘a little bit more freedom’ in Texas