I thought Joe Rogan was the guy who hosted, “Fear Factor”? In Canada here, I never saw any reference to this new program. The way the cable companies and channels operate now don’t allow us to see the same content because, here at least, the government’s cultural laws force us to have a much larger fixed quantity of “Canadian” content. So they air Canadian content even if it has no relation to the actual channel. Only the most prevalent and popular shows of any country’s original specialty channel gets aired here. So we get an unusual high repetition of things like “Canadian Pickers” episodes or some ice road driving program on things like the History Channel???
Although I didn’t see this particular program, these types are usually meant to entertain the mystery of ideas without themselves asserting accountability to their own beliefs by suggesting these as interactive methods of discovery for the viewer to “decide for yourself”! It’s fluff. But the sponsors of the commercials are the ones who dictate which types of programs get aired. What happened to the original cable exception to remove advertisements from those channels that people directly pay for? Now those channels get sponsored doubly. It is likely too that they offer incentive reduced packages for potential commercial sponsors that makes the customer liable for the corporation’s original duty for expense. So now, we are paying for these select companies to sell to us and yet they are also the ones with the power to determine what kind of programming gets aired.
That’s why we get more pseudo-science and junk programming.