Rogan is insanely popular. He’s called “Oprah Winfrey for Men” for a reason.
Hardly a rebel. Everything is constructed to look fast and free but they do their homework ahead of time. Too much money rides on each and every show. It’s their income and it’s huge. Estimates of $285 million / year total. Plenty of money to construct the right kind of narrative for his audience and study.
Making it look all “aw shucks, just a guy like you” is the shtick and it works well. I’ll give credit where it’s due.
I mean, I wouldn’t script this as the course for a strong pan-African economy, but I don’t blame the countries for taking the 99 year loans from the Chinese to build their infrastructure. Once a road’s built, it’s built and can be maintained.