Meghan Markle's 'Archetypes' drops to #27 rank as Joe Rogan podcast reclaims top spot on Spotify charts

Joe Rogan made waves earlier when he admitted that his claim that schools were providing litter boxes for pupils who identify as cats was false

Meghan Markle's 'Archetypes' drops to #27 rank as Joe Rogan podcast reclaims top spot on Spotify charts
Joe Rogan and Meghan Markle's podcasts give each other stiff competition on the Spotify charts (Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images, Facebook/Joe Rogan)
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AUSTIN, TEXAS: Joe Rogan's show is the number one podcast on Spotify once again. Meanwhile, Meghan Markle's 'Archetypes' dropped to No 27 on the US chart. 'The Joe Rogan Experience,' currently in first place, also left Kim Kardashian's recently-launched 'The System' in the dust. The podcast hosted by the Duchess of Sussex trails behind 'Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard' and Jordan Peterson's new show by a significant margin in the new rankings, AceShowbiz reports.

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Meghan Markle invited Serena Williams, her best friend as the show's first guest, and they discussed a number of important topics such as the perils of being ambitious women in the first episode, which debuted on August 25. The episode debuted at the top of the charts on Spotify. Markle also made news when she shared a story about having to go back to work after a fire started in the nursery where her baby Archie was meant to be resting while on a royal tour, subtly criticizing The Firm.

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'Archetypes' held onto the top spot after the former 'Suits' actress featured Mariah Carey in the second episode to examine the "diva cliche." The podcast paused following its third episode to observe Queen Elizabeth II's death on September 8 in Balmoral. After broadcasting 10 episodes in November, the podcast lost some viewers. Meanwhile, 'The Kardashians' star's podcast has tumbled to No 48 after bagging the No 1 spot for its premiere episode.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leaves after attending the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 3, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
Meghan Markle's podcast 'Archetypes' has dropped to 27 on the US charts this week (Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The updated chart demonstrates that Rogan continues to face stiff competition in the Spotify podcast market. The 55-year-old UFC commentator made news on October 26 when he acknowledged that his contentious assertion that schools were providing litter boxes for pupils who identify as cats was false.

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He told guest Michael Shermer in an episode of the show, "The kitty litter boxes is a weird one." Backtracking on his claims, he added, "I don't think they actually did it. It was a weird one. I fed into that and let me - I should probably clarify that a bit," Rogan continued. "My friend's wife is a school teacher and she told him that there was discussions in the school that a mother wanted to put a litter box in one of the bathrooms." The podcast host added, "She no longer works for that school. She works for another school. She contacted the other school. She didn't get a response." He elaborated further, "I think there was discussions about doing it because there was one particularly wacky mother, but there is — it doesn't seem that there's any proof that they put a litter box in there."

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Joe Rogan attends the UFC 277 ceremonial weigh-in at American Airlines Center on July 29, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
Joe Rogan's podcast 'The Joe Rogan Experience' has shot to the top spot on Spotify (Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Rogan made the initial allegation earlier that month, in October. The former 'Fear Factor' host disclosed to former Representative Tulsi Gabbard that a litter box had to be installed in the ladies' bathroom because a girl student identified as a furry at the time. "Her mother badgered the school until they agreed to put a litter box in one of the stalls," Rogan shared, adding, "So this girl goes into the litter room or to the girls' room and urinates or whatever."

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