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There’s a new dream job out there and it’s Creator. The allure of flexing your creative muscles in the limelight for a living is enticing young and old to jump on YouTube and start recording. But a lot can happen on the way to millions of subscribers.

In ‘The Create Unknown’ co-hosts Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor take time off from getting millions of views on the education YouTube channel Vsauce2, part of the Vsauce network, to reveal how dozens of dynamic creators have successfully navigated the ever-changing, uncertain landscape of online media — and how others have been swallowed by digital quicksand.

Through intensely personal conversations, listeners learn what it takes to not only survive but thrive as a creator and in life. Interviews cover everything from getting started as a YouTuber to how you land that first brand deal and the realities of being a digital influencer.

‘The Create Unknown’ is the ultimate behind-the-scenes YouTube podcast.
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John Swan leaves the pond to address a sinister new force in the YouTube and Twitter scenes: channel takedown extortion and harassment. It’s always been around, but now that it’s possible to doxx creators and shut down their livelihoods, there’s a massive surge in false strikes and impersonation. Sometimes it’s got a financial purpose, sometimes it’s just a bizarre vendetta. We go over the DMCA system and how YouTube manually checks claims, but they really can’t do it well enough to identify fake takedowns. Justin Whang, Rusty Cage, and now Memeology101 are all victims here, and there are countless more. YouTube just can’t do much about it because they have to comply with DMCA regulations that give a fair amount of power to the fake accuser. And how do you fight it? John explains that it’s a very expensive, tedious process. Throw in weaponizing the DMCA to violate privacy and you’ve got a legal backdoor to doxxing. Matt equates it to a form of YouTube terrorism because it’s low-effort, hard to stop, and way too effective. John offers a few solutions, from building a small but robust team dedicated to investigating claims, and giving creators the ability to rout the case to a fraud specialist. Matt wants to know why they can’t just verify age like websites do when he purchases “adult items.” Baby Gang questions include toxicity on YouTube, platforms tightening speech regulations, how to form an autonomous micronation in the desert, and John Swan’s secret fursona reveal! Thanks again to everyone who supports the show via Patreon -- and a special thanks to all our new Patrons, including TripleQuestionMark, whose excellent YouTube video is linked below! LINKS: “Slow Down” by James Marriott: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n20BNnJA7f4 John Swan’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/johnswanyt John Swan’s Pond Discord: https://discord.gg/8mvu9SM Lindsay Dodgson, “YouTube channels are being held hostage with false copyright claims, but the platform's hands are tied”: https://www.insider.com/youtubers-channels-are-being-held-hostage-with-fake-copyright-claims-2020-6 TripleQuestionMark, “Why Your Username is TRASH (and How to Fix It): https://youtu.be/nSoZC9UX4rY John Swan’s Secret Fursona: https://imgur.com/a/j6JOn3h🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by Zalgaloo → https://www.youtube.com/zalgalooProduced by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCUTheme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.comOpening Animation: KidmographCity Animation: Eric LanglayMakeup: Mo Lewit → https://www.instagram.com/mo_the_makeup_madame/Photography: Paula Lieber → https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media.💬 CONNECT WITH US:» Chat with us on DISCORD: http://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw» Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown» Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown» Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown» View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com#TheCreateUnknown #JohnSwan #DMCA
100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknownJoin the DISCORD to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3JwAustralian YouTube commentary cognoscente John Swan broke open one of the most complex, interesting stories of 2020 -- and now he's entered The Create Unknown to talk to Matt about Suzy Lu, what fair use is and isn't, and what actually constitutes harassment. And a body part we really shouldn’t be talking about.Digital media renaissance man John Swan discusses what it means to make commentary videos in 2020 and how that’s changed from the earlier days of the genre, and he fills us in on just how diverse the commentary community really has become… for better and worse.He’s also on the front lines of the Copyright War, and he details his recent conflicts with reaction YouTuber Suzy Lu and her loyal attendant Steejo. It’s a long-running conflict that involves nuance and intrigue, from false copyright strikes and community guidelines takedowns to secret allies within the YouTube Headquarters.And Lindsay Lohan. Yeah, this is real life.The strange saga of Suzy Lu has raised important questions about copyright, creator and fan responsibilities, and how to push back on channels who might be behaving badly. As a sharp, witty commentator and a brilliant digital media legal mind, John Swan's perspective is unparalleled.Oh -- and this is only Part 1 of John Swan’s foray into the Unknown. Part 2 is on the way, and it’s packed with Keemstar, h3h3, and the morality of going after sponsors.Thanks to all our Patrons who make this show happen!Check out John Swan on:YouTube - https://youtube.com/JohnSwanYTTwitter - https://twitter.com/johnswanytVideos mentioned in this episode:Suzy Lu: The Most Problematic YouTuber You've Never Heard Of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJduyTTym2w🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by Zalgaloo → https://www.youtube.com/zalgalooProduced by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCUTheme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.comOpening Animation: KidmographCity Animation: Eric LanglayMakeup: Mo Lewit → https://www.instagram.com/mo_the_makeup_madame/Photography: Paula Lieber → https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media.💬 CONNECT WITH US:» Chat with us on DISCORD: http://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw» Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown» Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown» Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown» View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com#TheCreateUnknown #JohnSwan #SuzyLu
100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknownJoin the DISCORD to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3JwWe've opened up The Create Unknown Vault to unleash an exclusive Q&A previously available only to our earliest Patrons -- extended material from the great William Osman. After William decides to order Thai food during our episode break, Matt shares a story about the most annoying place he's ever worked.William launches into relationship advice and how Caretaker deals with the creative madness of The Osman -- and the secret appears to be some sort of mystical balance. His story of how Caretaker supported William's YouTube venture is a great example of how important it is to have people close to you who prop up your confidence and strengthen your ability to deal with real life.Because... not everyone is supportive. William's foray into Kickstarter was met with a pretty clear message from his own grandmother: get a real job. And his dad is still sending him job applications. TV shows, eating up humanity's time, and laser-cut ham Vin Diesel sandwiches!And make sure to listen to the full episode, "William Osman Enters The Create Unknown": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=627w2IvBhWECheck out William Osman on: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/williamosmanTwitter - https://twitter.com/crabsandscienceInstagram - https://instagram.com/crabsandscienceVideos mentioned in this episode:Laser Cut Vin Diesel Ham and Cheese Sandwich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr1YRP6rWdc🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by Zalgaloo → https://www.youtube.com/zalgalooProduced by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCUTheme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.comOpening Animation: KidmographCity Animation: Eric LanglayMakeup: Mo Lewit → https://www.instagram.com/mo_the_makeup_madame/Photography: Paula Lieber → https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftality"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media.💬 CONNECT WITH US:» Chat with us on DISCORD: http://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw» Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown» Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown» Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown» View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com#TheCreateUnknown #WilliamOsman #podcasts
Our favorite feculent goblin psychicpebbles  returns to The Create Unknown to talk about his new Adult Swim pilot, “Smiling Friends” -- and this extra-length episode took us an additional week to edit because there was just so much in here.Oh, and if you haven't seen Smiling Friends yet, here's your link: https://www.adultswim.com/videos/smiling-friends/smiling-friends100% of Patreon funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknownJoin the DISCORD to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3JwWe already know that Zach is one of the funniest people alive... but what does a comedic genius do during lockdown? We explore a day in the life of a quarantined Pebbles, and we stumble on the key to happiness in adulthood.Matt reveals why he still gets an Easter basket every year before Zach dives into the brand new world of Charlie, Pim, and the Smiling Friends. He tells us about his inspirations for the show’s humor, its unique art style, and which celebrity cameos he might want to see in the future -- including YouTubers. We also discuss what it’s like to see your peers achieve success and how to handle that, as well as how to deal with criticism as an entertainer.The origins of “Because I bit you” from the Gremblo art show, rundowns of working with the amazing Smiling Friends cast, and what it was like to give an elevator pitch for such a bizarre animated show all pop up -- as well as Zach’s true feelings about the Planet of the Apes reboot.The Baby Gang asks how Zach will deal with explosive success, either with his YouTube channel or his new show, and the answer *isn’t* Kony 2012. Then we find out what Zach has laughed the absolute hardest at in his entire life and what it’s really like to work with Michael Cusack.Thanks again to all of our patrons for supporting the show. You really do make every episode happen.In case you missed it, check out our FIRST episode with Zach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4b9YuMIwXkTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
6 Reasons We Suck.

6 Reasons We Suck.

2020-05-0101:13:14

After a robust discussion of a Bolivian dancing/fighting ritual, Matt and Kevin realize that they’ve used their experience as content creators to dole out nuggets of creative advice for 44 episodes. Now it’s time to talk about the flip side: what they SUCK at. Kevin starts off by admitting his lack of technical prowess and how it affects the production of his videos, and Matt follows up by explaining how lofty aspirations often get in the way of a job well done… or done at all. Oh -- and we find out that Matt is way, wayyy too much like Lenny from “Of Mice and Men.” Kevin details why networking is so difficult for him and how his distaste for public gatherings affects his career, while Matt realizes that he bores some people to death with the topics he’s most passionate about… like nut farming. No one wants to hear about nut farming. Kevin addresses an extremely common problem with self-promotion and how it even plays into Facebook’s algorithm. Matt concludes the examination of pure suckitude with another major flaw: his obsessions. All-encompassing, never-ending obsessions that lead Kevin to diagnose him as “legume crazy.” The Baby Gang and INFANTry ask about a real Sophie’s choice between noisy geese and constant rain, the relationship between D!NG and VSauce 1, and Kevin and Matt’s very different plans for time travel. Thank you again to all of our patrons and listeners for making this show possible! We really would not be able to do any of this without you. Also, please make time to celebrate Tinku this month: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TinkuTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
Chad debuted on the Filthy Frank Show and earned the name “Anything4Views” by showcasing his ridiculous comedic talent as he undertook absurd on-camera tasks -- like eating the Human Cake. He’s thrown barrels at his friends, he got tattoos of both iDubbbz face and Pewdiepie’s logo on his buttocks, and he’s got YouTube’s wildest, most popular talk show in Cold Ones… but Chad’s also grounded in a serious, analytical approach to the online media business.We reveal the Chad you probably didn’t even know existed as he explains what it’s like to smoke frankincense out of a crack pipe from Wish, the difficulties of producing and monetizing Cold Ones, and the benevolent-yet-ironfisted administration of Chad’s Orphanage for Wayward YouTube Boys. Chad also answers some questions from the Baby Gang and INFANTry, who wanted to know about his favorite YouTube channels, his eating habits, and his fursona, and we end with some serious wisdom for aspiring YouTubers.Thanks again to all of you for helping to make this show happen!Cold Ones, "Wish Items that are NOT Legal (We Bought Them Anyway)": https://youtu.be/yH-Xmy5AZt0 Cold Ones channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfbnTUxUech4P1XgYUwYuKA​ nokeric channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeOjmTxTMTajbZGr53el_LgTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
Johnny Millenium is a pioneer of giving honest and passionate video game reviews on his HappyConsoleGamer channel, sharing his unbridled and unflinching love for anime and gaming going back decades. In a world of Angry Video Game Nerds, Johnny saw opportunity to live by the tagline “Other people review games and bash them, I just want to review cool games that I think KICK ASS!”  Oh -- and he literally invented the concept of filming in front of a wall of video games. If there were a Mount Rushmore of YouTube Gaming, Johnny would be on it.In this episode, Johnny tells us about the origins of his channel and how it was a response to the negative reviewer landscape at the time. He also talks about his positive outlook on games as a whole, how it plays into his recipe for YouTube success, and what a dealing with a debilitating illness has done to his productivity and creativity.  Johnny also admitted to something important; not even he can be positive about Mass Effect: Andromeda.We also dive into some questions from the Baby Gang, who ask him about his view of the gaming industry, how to stand out on gaming YouTube, and... whether he's wearing pants. We find out about a t-shirt Kevin was ashamed to wear and reveal HappyConsoleGamer's secret love-hate relationship with Degrassi.A big thank you to our babies for supplying the hard hitting questions and for supporting the show!THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
Look, something weird is happening. We're all home - ALL OF US - and... parts of the internet are dead. Completely dead.Netflix and Hulu streaming are up, but YouTube is all over the place. (Is the increase from kids watching more content?) Podcast-listening is down across the board. What are people doing!??We talk about how quarantine life has affected creatives and the projects they produce, and what it might mean for us all long-term.The reality is that we're all living a sort of Groundhog Day, just like the movie. What we want to know is: what is YOUR Groundhog Day like? What are you all doing with your endless time???Oh, and prepare for the most boomer-y Q&A segment ever. Ever. EVER. 
First, it's a bit about tongue prints. Then a tweet from a friend suggested that *real* YouTubers write their own scripts, edit their own videos, make their own thumbnails... and handle every part of the creative process. We strongly disagree.... until we agree. And then don't. And then agree. And then don't. And then do. It's complex.We talk about what working with others does to creative projects like YouTube and how scaling up an operation affects your ability to execute your vision. Is it all just gatekeeping? Or is there a real purpose to this distinction?Kevin wants all the land in the world, Matt wants all the beef -- and we find out that our #1 splurge meal is the exact same dish at the same restaurant.Then it's boxers vs. briefs...THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
Is Stealing Tweets Okay?

Is Stealing Tweets Okay?

2020-03-2901:13:38

After Kevin and Matt discuss a landmark scientific discovery, they talk about the Crime of the Century: a YouTuber stole one of Matt's Spice Girls tweets and brought it to the masses. It's insignificant, but it raises important questions about how creatives work online and what it really means to be original.When we're all influenced by our creative heroes, and we're all subject to our brain's amazing ability to combine (and forget), can we even make a truly original song? Write an original article? Film an original YouTube video?Stealing art has been around as long as art itself -- and that might not be a bad thing.... then it's Pokemon, favorite animals, JoJo Siwa's Bizarre Adventure, and the greatest compliment Kevin's ever received.THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
In our longest episode ever, we recap the Cereal Tier Ranking livestream and give an emergency quarantine announcement to the Dumpster Crew, INFANTry, and Baby Gang -- and then it's time for some real talk.It's really easy to get stressed creatively... and that's in normal times, let alone now. We're seeing a bunch of people we love announcing that they need to take a break, and we understand why.Kevin and Matt both offer suggestions that help alleviate the stress of grinding out a creative job or hobby, and even dealing with one of the toughest elements: success. While Kevin focuses on the creative side, Matt looks at operational aspects... and the truth is that both are critical to keeping it all together.Matt answers questions about nut trees and wallet chipmunks, while Kevin has a firm, clear answer about whether certain mustaches have historical staying power. (Hint: there's a problem with that.)THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
It might happen. It'll PROBABLY happen. We'll know soon whether the year's biggest, most significant event for the YouTube world gets delayed... or canceled outright.SXSW is dead, some TwitchCons and ComicCons have been axed, and it looks like E3 is in trouble. What will fans and creators do without VidCon? Kevin and Matt talk about the climate of managing these events and the impact they have on YouTube.Will there be informal pop-up VidCons put together by individual channels? Why does any of it even matter?Matt gets coronavirus halfway through the episode, and Baby Gang James unwittingly threatens to murder Kevin -- after they answer one of the most serious questions ever submitted to TCU.And thank you, patrons, for making another episode of TCU possible!THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon❤️ Chat with us on Discord📺 Watch this episode on YouTube 🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookView our website
We discuss our most HATED episode ever -- the massive backlash against last week's interview with Justin Silverman. We theorize about why there are movements to criticize things so harshly when you used to love them, and Kevin speculates about the role of nostalgia in steering expectations for content.  We go into why changes and evolutions are inevitable, and how that can morph into hate. Then we answer some *very* serious questions from the Baby Gang/INFANTry... which leads to one of the greatest pizza stories in recorded human history.  Thanks again to the Baby Gang, INFANTry, Dumpster Crew, and Tots for making this -- and EVERY episode -- happen!Yusaku Maezawa's Twitter: https://twitter.com/yousuck2020THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooProduced by Ben WebsterTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
Justin Silverman produces one of the most successful YouTube shows of all time: James Rolfe's Angry Video Game Nerd. And Justin is a serious YouTube OG, stretching back to working with Vsauce at one of the earliest YouTube startups.We talk to Justin about his content creation and producing history that involves AVGN, Screenwave, the Too Many Games convention, and... a whole lot of other conventions (2 a month???).And the most important thing: he's got the world's largest Steven Seagal collection. Seriously.Enjoy your Early Access, Patrons! And thanks to every one of you for making another episode of The Create Unknown possible. Tots, Dumpster Crew, INFANTry, Babies/Creators... you're helping to put us into a sustainable place to discuss all things creativeJUSTIN SILVERMANFollow Justin on TwitterTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
So... you probably didn't know it, but YouTuber Jake Paul cured the world's anxiety IN A SINGLE TWEET (this went really badly). On top of that, he's now offering a 'Financial Freedom' course for $19.99 a month that appears to be targeted at kids.We talk about why everyone should have a "Tweet taster," and we even find some legitimate points in Jake Paul's pop-up scheme. But even so, we uncover a few big problems with his pay-to-play "movement" and go into how it's representative of a few other YouTube guru schemes.And thanks again to the brand new Tots, Dumpster Crew, INFANTry, and Baby Gang members who make every single episode possible!THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
We've recorded 34 episodes of The Create Unknown. We've interviewed YouTubers with a collective billions and billions of views, and we've pulled back the curtain to show what our own process is really like. At this point, we know who/what our favorite part of all this is.It's you.We had a pretty wild ride in 2019, and it culminated in some personnel changes. Now we're looking to double down on building the incredible community we've got even further. From new tiers like the $2 Tots (who will have a monthly video prop raffle), the Dumpster Crew that made us who we are, and the INFANTry (who will get Associate Producer business cards along with the Baby Gang!) to rolling out the softest, most comfortable shirts you'll ever wear, we've got a lot going on.As we explain in this episode, every bit of your support goes to make this show happen. We've made a total of $0 from The Create Unknown podcast, and we're cool with that. We want to do more with the TCUniverse and pay the exceptional people who help us out what they deserve.And without the support you've given us over the last year, we'd have never made it this far. It really means everything to us -- and that's why TCU has built a community that's so much deeper and more meaningful.We've been to the future. We've seen it. It's awesome. Now we're back in 2020 to drag you into the future, too.Thank you again, Space Cowboys, because you really are The Create Unknown.Kevin and MattTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
Matt and Kevin talk to one of the most wondrous humans ever to come out of the Midwest: Gus Johnson (aka Gusbuckets), whose YouTube channel, Twitter/Instagram, Gus & Eddy podcast, and Comedy Central material are alllll must-watch. Gus has probably been the most-requested guest in the Discord since we started TCU, so it was awesome to talk to him about what it's like trying to develop comedy skills in a small town, how to navigate the bizarre world of live touring, and how to say funny stuff. Because Gus says a lot of funny stuff. And thanks to the Baby Gang for loading us up with questions to ask Gus -- you'll hear the answers in the episode!GUS JOHNSONWatch Gus on YoutubeFollow Gus on TwitterJoin Gus's PatreonTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
Should Kids Be On YouTube?

Should Kids Be On YouTube?

2020-01-2101:11:47

Kevin and Matt discuss a weird situation with a YouTube celebrity going through life drunk on ego and influence... and it's really, really not what you'd think.It brings up important issues about the consequences of being a young creative with a public persona. How young is too young for YouTube? And are there problems even when a channel isn't even that popular? Kevin draws on his immense research and thought surrounding how people function -- in their own minds, in their communities, in their friend groups -- to offer a bit of perspective on how we might think about kids on the platform.Also, there's a kid getting pushed down and having his head sat on.THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
We wanted to start off 2020 with a bang, so... Matt somehow got reported to the British police because of something that happened on Twitter. And THAT is why we need to talk about the state of the Boomer on social media. In this special 90-minute kickoff, Twitter saga starts with a lighthearted quip, weaves in some other YouTubers like Whang!, JohnSwan and our very own Zalgaloo, and ends with Kevin having to fly to London to post bail. (Ok, that part didn't happen.) Then Kevin talks about the 'New Guy' comic that started as a tweet from animator Oney and turned into 2020's first real meme. Kevin explores what's *really* happening in those four frames and what it shows us about a host of different worldviews. And thanks again for supporting The Create Unknown. You really, really do make it happen. Without you all, we'd be rotting in the Tower of London right now.THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
Erik Helwig, known online as Hot Dad, a musician and comedian fond of creating surreal/synth-heavy songs about a large variety of topics joins us today in The Create Unknown to discuss his creative process and ways suppression in the days of him being an erotic writer scarily mirror modern YouTube.⭐️ Click here to unlock the full ad-free episode with bonus contentHOT DADCheck out "what means sex?"Listen to Hot Dad on BandcampWatch Hot Dad on YoutubeFollow Hot Dad on TwitterJoin Hot Dad's PatreonJoin our Patreon to unlock the extended episode, which includes additional, more personal content and answers to Patron questions.THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborEdited by ZalgalooTheme by Mega DriveSpecial Thanks: Mo Lewit and Paula Lieber"The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media💬 CONNECT WITH US:Chat with us on DiscordFollow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramFollow us on FacebookFollow us on PodchaserView our website
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TheG33k

This is my favorite episode, so much that I listen to it when I'm having an insomnia episode. Keep it up guys.

Jun 24th
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Joel Ayor

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Jan 19th
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Cheesecake Lasagna

You did his forehead dirty lmao

Dec 12th
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Jacob Hurlock

Even with just 2 episodes, this podcast is one of my favorites already. Awesome job!!!

Oct 28th
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