Joe Rogan | Are Alpha Males and Beta Males Real? w/Adam Conover

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
  • Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1282 w/Adam Conover:

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  • coffeefrog
    coffeefrog 27 minutes ago

    I think I understand why people thought it was political. It just feels like it has a feminist agenda to it. Sure, I don't buy into the whole "alpha/beta" crap either, but Adam clearly is a hardcore feminist and slips that stuff into his content, so why would I think that this bit wasn't biased when he trashes the "alpha" and all but says that "betas" are superior? A/B vaguely lines up with common anti-feminist/feminist behaviors in men anyway.

  • Alex Haladay
    Alex Haladay 28 minutes ago

    In this one, I agree with Adam. What we find attractive isn't evolutionary. Today the large chest and hips and waste is found attractive. Back in the 20s, the boyish figure was found attractive. In the 1700s, a large woman was found attractive. So what is sexy isn't constant, its social. Back in the 70s, Twiggy was considered hot. You look at her now, yeah no. And even now, different cultures has different tastes. The large butt is more desired in the african american culture than it is in the white culture. What an Eskimo wants is probably a lot different than what a person in LA is different. The secluded African tribe wants something different from what someone in Sweden wants.

    • Alex Haladay
      Alex Haladay 25 minutes ago

      There are many times when modern culture were gay men is a big no no. Ancient Greece saw a lot of gay relation ships between older males and younger boys. It was OK then, today, its really taboo. Look at what the catholic church right now

  • Brucetus
    Brucetus 29 minutes ago

    the highscool football quarterback vs the highschool "football nerd"

  • The Golden Thread

    "Alpha males are older than trees" - Jordan Peterson

  • Adankam
    Adankam 3 hours ago

    If I talk really fast maybe people won’t realize how dumb I am

  • 7 plus1
    7 plus1 3 hours ago

    Adam please dont breed

  • Josef Lanz
    Josef Lanz 3 hours ago

    4.6k Beta males liked this

  • Jay Bird
    Jay Bird 4 hours ago

    All these self labeled Alphas in the comment section act like arrogant pricks who look down on who they feel is lesser. Fuck all that.

  • Jay Bird
    Jay Bird 4 hours ago

    Fuck Alpha and Beta bullshit labels. *Just be you!*

  • R3Z W0LF
    R3Z W0LF 4 hours ago

    Rogan destroyed him.. XD

  • dakota houk
    dakota houk 6 hours ago

    This looks like two people talking about something they don't know about

  • EJR77
    EJR77 6 hours ago

    Title should be “beta male tries to explain to alpha male that alpha and beta males don’t exist”

  • goKu Lebron
    goKu Lebron 6 hours ago

    I thought Adam did the running but it was all Joe

  • Joseph Martinez
    Joseph Martinez 7 hours ago


  • Big Family Big Life
    Big Family Big Life 8 hours ago

    Pet peeve of mine... when people say, “right?” at the end of every sentence, like it’s a freaking punctuation mark...

  • Andrea Gettman
    Andrea Gettman 9 hours ago

    Adam you know right Conover

  • ChalupaBatman
    ChalupaBatman 9 hours ago

    Coming from a former introvert he is wrong about introverts. You know he’s an idiot when joe says something about introverts that I agree with and Adam says “i disagree” bruh you’re a beta living in a fantasy

  • Christopher Johnson
    Christopher Johnson 9 hours ago

    God damn!! The way this little bitch says right all the time is soooooooo fucking condescending. Funny, this fuckin marshmallow sounds a lot smarter on his retarded show than he does right here...

  • Neccrid
    Neccrid 11 hours ago

    More like, "Adam Deflects Everything"

  • Ethan
    Ethan 12 hours ago

    Everything Adam does aside from the diamond video is a waste. He bickers about word choice when it's unimportant in the context and then promotes silly ideas ("women aren't attracted to confident men?" Give me a break). His whole bit is "sure, it makes sense but it's not true, here's a poorly reasoned explanation for why." He's like bill nye the science guy.

  • jh87ep3
    jh87ep3 12 hours ago


  • Gaston Boykins
    Gaston Boykins 14 hours ago

    Got a b on his chest for Beta?

  • Lurking Seal
    Lurking Seal 14 hours ago

    Suree, there are no men that attract women because of their social status/fame/money. Polygynous celebrities attract lots of women just because they like his thoughts, values and opinions. Right?!? (Sarcasm)

  • Seletar Roots
    Seletar Roots 15 hours ago

    The guest seems to wish to be contrarian because that what makes him different and edgy, getting better chances to stand out and get likes.
    The data is already in regarding what Joe is talking about.

  • Jay Williams
    Jay Williams 15 hours ago

    That b on his jacket stands for bitch

  • Jamal Wilson
    Jamal Wilson 15 hours ago

    Adam the Dungeon master 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Adam G Baird
    Adam G Baird 16 hours ago

    Joe is so smart and (IN MY OPINION) purposely started the LIGHT debate to let the guy know he the second smartest in the room while also establishing ALPHA AND BETA... LMFAOO. Joe is funny.

  • S. Velev
    S. Velev 17 hours ago

    That guy is not even attracted to females I bet...

  • Gio Pizzetti
    Gio Pizzetti 17 hours ago

    @10:40 Conover goes on about a hypothtical person where anti-climate change is part of their identity will not change their mind on the subject as their livelihood, human relationships, hobbies, etc. are all related to that identity. However he fails to realize that exact same could be said about his toxic-masculinity-pc identity, where all his relationships, the tv shows he makes, hobbies, and viewpoints have all linked to that identity, and he is unwilling to even acknowledge the potential validity of any logical point made by joe. Talk about hypocrisy.

  • Gio Pizzetti
    Gio Pizzetti 18 hours ago

    any time Joe tries to pin Conover down with logic, the slippery fuck that is Conover just wriggles away by saying "not necessarily". Surprised Joe can maintain his amicable demeanor as what Conover is arguing is all horseshit based on the premise of toxic masculinity and feminine superiority.

  • Isc23I
    Isc23I 21 hour ago

    I dont think its as simple as you are either an Alpha or Beta..But Alphas and Betas do exist, and you can be an alpha in one group and not in another... There is no denying as a man you instinctively know when you encounter someone that is the bigger dog, on the flip side you know when you meet certain people that arent... Rogan is towering over this dude as an alpha, But when in a room with Elon Musk or Lennox Lewis or Lebron ( just an example ) Joe Rogan wouldnt be the alpha.

  • John Livia
    John Livia 22 hours ago

    Joe Rogan couldn’t be more right

  • John Livia
    John Livia 22 hours ago

    Problem is Adam is not attracted to woman lol 😂🤣

  • John Livia
    John Livia 22 hours ago

    No alpha ?? Go to prison. You’ll find out who the alpha is real fast

  • Jordan S
    Jordan S Day ago

    Lol watching him get uncomfortable is the funniest thing I've ever seen. Omg I'm dying

  • Jonathan Batista

    I love your podcast Joe, but I hate this guys “opinions”. He’s so misinformed and sounds crazy

  • Julius Doogan
    Julius Doogan Day ago

    Does adam realize how dumb he sounds. Adam: "Science doesn't support.." Joe: I've talked to evolutionary biologists that say this is the reason for this. Adam: "uh I dont think so..blah blah blah intuition"

  • Evan Sanford
    Evan Sanford Day ago

    Adam's definently a beta male

  • Hamma Swingah
    Hamma Swingah Day ago

    I counted 54 "right?" by Adam. Pretty sure none of them were right.
    Sorry dude, in as science book there might not be Alpha and Beta humans but outside your front door in the real world there are.
    His argument that if you take an Alpha out of his surroundings and place him amongst other Alphas will somehow make him a Beta is flawed. A true Alpha doesn't GAF where he is, his shit is covered. That's the whole point.

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody Day ago

    I think men made this stuff ip to feel good about themselves. Everybody has to label everything.

  • Mr. Nobody
    Mr. Nobody Day ago

    I agree with everything this guy says

  • Aldo Gutierrez
    Aldo Gutierrez Day ago

    this single video is proove that Alpha Males and Beta Males exist.
    ...IF Adam wants to push the idea back, he might just say "Alpha Males and Beta Males exist, but in our current society the Alpha does not necesary gets the female and the pray" our current society, betas can preety much get the hotest women and hotest cars by gaining a higher paid job or build a biger buisnes. cash is the new musscle.

  • Sophia Astatine
    Sophia Astatine Day ago

    The important thing to remember is, that to conduct any properly empirical study on these kinds of things, you'd have to take some children, and isolate them from the modern world and basically send them into a artificial pocket of past society, to see what kind of behaviour emerges without influence from current societal factors. And most people agree that pursuing that knowledge is a heinous amoral thing to do. So making any assertive conclusions on any side is pointless and all based on mostly hollow infererence.

  • Spiderman Stunts

    There's only one alpha in this video.

  • Arutemisu
    Arutemisu Day ago

    I agree with Adam actually. The ideal for female beauty has been wildly different historically. In the past, plump women used to be viewed as the ideal beauty in China for example. I find labeling people alpha and beta are quite reductive and demeaning to men.

  • R P
    R P Day ago

    Adam is slithery.

  • Freyr SeaWolf
    Freyr SeaWolf Day ago +1

    Lol if it wasn’t for the law this guy would have had his head caved in years ago .

  • Chris H
    Chris H Day ago

    This whole interview proves the Adam ruins nothing. This guy is clueless on everything without a team of researchers to do his work for him. The funny thing is he has done the whole Adam ruins everything shtick so long that he has convinced himself that he is an expert on everything, even though it's painfully obvious he doesn't have a clue about much of anything.

  • Antgotguap
    Antgotguap Day ago

    He doesn’t know what a alpha is. A alpha is a man who’s logical, sure of himself, calm, collective, and handle his priorities. He tryna say it matter what environment your in and that’s wrong asf. A real man is a real man in any environment pussy 😂

  • Miko Keränen
    Miko Keränen Day ago

    I feel like I'm getting dumber listening to this beta

  • redfaction 1278
    redfaction 1278 Day ago

    Guys alphas and betas do not exist at all. David Mech who invented the term, messed up once he realized that the alpha of a pack of wolves weren't alphas at all. The wolves were working together for survival. There's never been an alpha.

  • Gabriel Grigore
    Gabriel Grigore Day ago

    I fucking love Joe

  • Thug Thizzle
    Thug Thizzle Day ago

    2:52 "Women" is a gross generalization because not all women think the same. I think the majority of women are attracted to fit confident dudes and a minority of women are attracted to antisocial weird dudes. Look at celebrities like Jesse Eisenburg or Michael Cera...some women are attracted to that off-brand akward beta male

  • cb16ui
    cb16ui Day ago

    this guy should have read Jordan Peterson book...

  • Freddy Cantu
    Freddy Cantu Day ago

    Adam, it’s hard to understand an alpha male when you’re not one. Sorry bud.

  • aziz ghon
    aziz ghon 2 days ago

    @4:30 I was never told to like what I like; I remember being told not to look actually, and I think millions of years beat a few hundred years of influence in any case.

  • mus mus
    mus mus 2 days ago +1

    i dont know if its real or not but from the alpha male youtube shit i saw, i cant take it seriously

  • john robbins
    john robbins 2 days ago

    Joe is exactly correct the other guy completely wrong

  • Branden Keller
    Branden Keller 2 days ago

    Adam Ruins Himself

  • Roach DoggJR
    Roach DoggJR 2 days ago

    The thing with being attracted with athletic bodies... that's not a being attracted to a beta or an alpha with good genetics... that's being attracted to health. Health is attractive at any social level ans with any genetic makeup. A friend of mine did the 23andMe thing, and he apparently has genes found in super athletes... he's fat. You can always work in your body and your confidence if there's lack of it, there's no 'switching' from Beta to Alpha... because is not a thing among humans.

  • Skittles
    Skittles 2 days ago

    Adam is a Beta lol Joe is an Alfa and that's obvious and Joe is completely right. This guy is just full of shit and doesn't wanna believe the truth. This guy is an idiot. He is the DUDE version of the fat girl crying about body positivity!!!

  • Wesley Rueb
    Wesley Rueb 2 days ago

    Lol. I dont know anything about this Adam guy, but just in the first few seconds you can tell this guy is only pushing the idea so hard because he is a hardcore Beta

  • Devin Boysen
    Devin Boysen 2 days ago

    I'm into females that have small tiddies and petite ..I'm weird I suppose

  • Devin Boysen
    Devin Boysen 2 days ago

    Iv taken goddesses from guys that are cutt and look handsome...I'm 240 6'2 but I'm not handsome lmfao.

  • Michael Post
    Michael Post 2 days ago

    Joe hits the nail on the head while the Beta fails miserably in an argument! Of course men are biologically drawn to women with more pronounced breast’s, nicer ass, and smaller waists. While women are evolutionarily drawn to stronger men

  • Lillianna Duff
    Lillianna Duff 2 days ago +1

    conclusion: alphas and betas arent purely scientific or bilateral, they exist on a social spectrum, and Adam is a max beta

  • Adam Hall
    Adam Hall 2 days ago

    Adam's example to disprove human's live with Alpha and Beta hierarchies can be applied to all animals. So I don't understand why he thinks that it's true for animals still. If there is an Alpha male wolf leading a pack that runs into and amalgamates with another pack that has an Alpha male, wouldn't one of them become beta? He is, without know it, saying that there are no alphas and no betas in any animal kingdom.

    • Adam Hall
      Adam Hall 2 days ago

      The best part is that he doesn't feel that the "backfire affect" applies to him, only to people that disagree with him.

  • steve coley
    steve coley 2 days ago

    Different lenses create different realities. Many think we are animals made in the image of dogs and act like dogs. Many think we are made in the image of wolves and act wolves. Most people seem to believe that we are made in the image of pigs and so most people act like pigs. That's why this paradise planet lifeboat has become a polluted pig pen.
    Then thier are some who think we are mystics made in the image of god. Our light and warmth makes life grow and creates free clean energy called joy. Also our supermagic transforms misery, ugliness and conflict (hell) into joy, beauty and harmony (heaven) Merlin turns lead into gold and Jesus turns water into wine.

  • Keevin Smith
    Keevin Smith 2 days ago +3

    I honestly can't stand the sound of Adam Conover's voice..

  • Isaiah Macadam
    Isaiah Macadam 2 days ago

    Adam doesn’t know shit about Evolutionary Psychology

  • Rick Brannigan
    Rick Brannigan 2 days ago

    Adam recognises he's a beta, so he's trying to pretend it doesn't exist.

  • J P
    J P 2 days ago

    How is he such a retard I'm a bouncer I see thousands of people a night the one thing I'm sure of is that girls like guys that are strong and confident and will leave weaker guys for the people the believe will save them if u disagree go on a night out do not drink and just watch garunte any one will see what I'm saying

  • Thomas Need
    Thomas Need 2 days ago

    Clearly Adam doesn't know anything about women,

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 3 days ago

    Yes, climate change is real. Its called weather, Adam. You know, seasons? Fuckin retard says "anti-climate change people " write a book every year to cash in on the money?! Lmfao Al Gore and you liberal crooks are the ones trying to tax the fuck out of us and sign that bullshit Paris Accord deal and it wont even change the temperature a single degree! But they want trillions of dollars?! Lmfao crooks arent even good at lying. I can't wait til these crooks go to jail!

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 3 days ago

    It's funny cuz Adam is trying so hard to prove that hes not a beta and Joe isnt the alpha but they are literally describing each other. Joe is confident and Adam is all nervous and shit like a lil bitch cuz he knows hes a beta and hes being exposed! Lmao

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 3 days ago +1

    He keeps saying "right" as if what he says is fact and that we all accept it/know it.

  • Roberto C
    Roberto C 3 days ago

    Adam is a gay soy boy, obviously. Definitely a beta male.

  • Jason Mckenzie
    Jason Mckenzie 3 days ago

    Fuck he can talk fast. Save the lines for after the show dude

  • Giljr Gnosis
    Giljr Gnosis 3 days ago

    Is the little man in denial or just ignorant???!!!! He’s getting on my nerves saying that women are not necessarily attracted to tall athletic confident men. R u stupid or what? Actually he’s pretty smart so he’s just a beta hoping or actually believing that women are equally attractive to the bony, nerdy, shy, weak, and scared beta?

  • Will Billi
    Will Billi 3 days ago

    Classic example of this issssss....this guy ADAM

  • Search For The Truth
    Search For The Truth 3 days ago +8

    This soy boy saying “riigght” after every comment sounds very anxious...

  • Will Billi
    Will Billi 3 days ago


  • Krazede
    Krazede 3 days ago

    Hey Adam,
    Keep your CHINS up! LOL!

  • poliestotico
    poliestotico 3 days ago

    Yall being too harsh on the guy. I mean, yes, he is deffensive and that doesnt work in his favour, but he is not that far off when you know what he is talkin about

  • Classace Classace
    Classace Classace 3 days ago

    Dude makes no sense

  • Benjamin Biondi
    Benjamin Biondi 3 days ago +2

    drinking game: take a shot every time he says "right?"

  • k elysee
    k elysee 3 days ago

    Only a beta would think that men are purely attracted to woman based on physical appearance, one physical appearance, and discount any attraction based on psyche.

  • Darrel Westcott
    Darrel Westcott 3 days ago

    you're probably a narcassist if you believe you're an alpha and everyone is desperate to have you. there is simply a scale of perceived beauty and everyone has a different scale and taste and also is based on how attractive they are themselves

  • David Brock
    David Brock 3 days ago

    He's been hanging out with too any hairy women feminists that hate alpha men

  • Russ R
    Russ R 3 days ago

    Brought to you from a Beta male.

  • TestifyOnHigh
    TestifyOnHigh 3 days ago

    Ego and ignorance

  • TestifyOnHigh
    TestifyOnHigh 3 days ago

    A wise person would see that Adam does in fact have a point because I'm annoyed at the fact that joe kept cutting him off so he could be the one who was right instead of just listening. This proves he was insecure cause otherwise why argue about something you know for yourself. If you know then you have nothing to prove and this would just be listening and trying to understand another viewpoint. Not talking over a person. It's really a matter of ego, not alpha or beta. Sha-duh.

  • Chris White
    Chris White 3 days ago

    Adam is definitely a beta lmao.

  • Noah Desimone
    Noah Desimone 3 days ago

    False dichotomy is the phrase they were looking for.

  • Bad Donkey
    Bad Donkey 4 days ago

    Only a crybaby pussy claims alpha males don't exist.......

  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S. 4 days ago

    In ALL situations!

  • Dave
    Dave 4 days ago +9

    Adam Conover is a psuedo intellectual that presents information in a way that always confirms his own biases. Dude has no nuance. Women aren't more attracted to dad bods. Women are more secure around dad bods because they are easier to roost with.

  • Bernardo Magallanes
    Bernardo Magallanes 4 days ago

    Adam is alpha and beta males do not exist in human
    Also the alpha males are just parents

  • Mathew Flott
    Mathew Flott 4 days ago +1

    Around 6 min Adam is confronted with science and says well just because it’s intuitive doesn’t mean it’s true 😂
    At 10 min he explains to me cognitive dissonance and didn’t bother to explain hypocrit

  • Ghost 87
    Ghost 87 4 days ago

    He doesn’t agree with Joe because he can’t accept the fact that he’s not tall, muscular and alpha.