In 2009, Rogan began a free podcast with his friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban. The first episode was broadcast on December 24, 2009 and was later titled The Joe Rogan Experience. The podcast features an array of guests who discuss current events, political views, philosophy, comedy, hobbies and numerous other topics. In January 2015, the podcast was listened to by over 11 million people. By October that year, the podcast was downloaded 16 million times each month, making it one of the most popular.