Screenwriters Go Deep, Get Real on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Joe Rogan Podcast - Screenwriters

Comedian Joe Rogan hosts one of the most popular podcasts out there. Whether he's talking with comedians, athletes, actors, or professors, he keeps the conversation loose and fun--often for up to three hours.

Occasionally he brings a screenwriter onto the podcast, and lately he's had a few of the best, including Guy Ritchie, Judd Apatow, and Bill Burr (who's currently a writer for his Netflix show "F Is for Family"). Standard interviews with these guys (like on the Daily Show or the Late Show) don't last long enough to delve into topics beyond the obvious. That's what's great about the podcast format: if you've got to talk to Joe Rogan for three hours, you're destined to reveal a few of the hidden things that really drive you, make you tick.

Joe's interview with Guy Ritchie was especially illuminating. Writers and artists are often thought of as quirky people who spend too much time alone perfecting one specific craft. But here's Guy Ritchie who's well-informed and incredibly articulate about a range of topics, and who also pursues so many hobbies it was impossible to keep track of them all--and he takes them all quite seriously. 

For example, he's a black belt in Jiu Jitsu, he's opening a raw milk dairy, and he's opening a brewery ("I like any form of caveman chemistry," he says). Also, he has quite an interesting spiel about the importance of "owning" the suit you wear (based on ideas from the book "Extreme Ownership" by retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink).

The point is: all of these varied interests inform upon Ritchie's artistic life. There's got to be a maxim buried in there, something about being an interesting person to make interesting art.

Check out the full interview with Guy Ritchie below.