Multiple sources confirm that Los Angeles-based podcast host Joe Rogan has purchased a home in Austin, Texas overlooking Lake Austin after working with a prominent local real estate agent for several weeks and viewing several homes. premium under a non-disclosure agreement.
The house would be the future office and broadcast headquarters for The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which Spotify recently licensed, for more than $100 million, sources say.
An Instagram post this weekend from Rogan previews his new “Texas JRE studio!” as it is built.
Rogan has talked about Austin as his potential new home but hasn’t publicly confirmed his new hometown.
Locals say Rogan is still reportedly looking for a nearby home for him and his family.
Joe Rogan Experience episodes are generally ranked among the most listened to on Apple’s podcast app. JRE closed the deal with Spotify earlier this year.
Rogan posted a preview of his new studio on Instagram on Saturday.
For the past few months, Rogan has been discussing his idea of moving to Austin on his podcast, which is currently based in Los Angeles.
“I just want to go somewhere in the middle of the country, somewhere where it’s easier to travel to both places, and somewhere where you have a little more freedom,” Rogan said on the July 24 episode of JRE.
Rogan also said he would send guests to Texas for interviews. Some of Rogan’s most popular episodes feature interviews with Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro, and whistleblower Edward Snowden.