Popular Spotify podcasts including “The Joe Rogan Experience” were off the air for nearly an hour Friday morning, fueling speculation from fans that the controversial host had been blocked from the streaming service.
In fact, a power outage was the reason why “The Joe Rogan Experience” and several other popular shows, including science and pop culture podcast “Dope Labs” and news podcast “The Journal,” went dark.
People began reporting outages on Spotify around 8:45 a.m., according to Downdetector, the online platform that tracks various websites and services. Power was restored by 9:40 a.m., Spotify said.
“The various shows are back-up following a brief technical issue,” Spotify said in a statement. The outage affected U.S. users as well as parts of Europe.
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