We live in a different world. Makena Kelly on Bernie Sanders visit to YouTube and Seth Rogan:
But it’s not just Sanders. Over the past few months, candidates Andrew Yang and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have also appeared on YouTube podcasts with some of the platform’s most popular creators. All three have appeared on Rogan, with Yang also speaking with conservative commentator Dave Rubin and Ethan and Hila Klein from the H3 Podcast.
Then there’s the simple math of audience and runtime. Podcasts like The Joe Rogan Experience and H3 reach millions of people every week and typically last around an hour in length. That’s more air time than any candidate traditionally receives on the debate stage, Sunday morning news shows, or even in blips on popular television talk shows.
Different world, indeed.