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Kevin Lieber

Kevin Lieber hosts the YouTube channel Vsauce2 and the podcast The Create Unknown. Vsauce2, part of the most popular education network on YouTube. He weaves together math, science, technology, psychology, philosophy and history to explain the complexities of the human experience in mind-feeding videos that have been watched over half a billion times by 4 million subscribers. He helped pioneer the new landscape of web-based educational videos by developing formats that deliver information in fresh and memorable ways. He’s hosted events ranging from the Deadpool premiere in New York City to Google’s XPRIZE in Los Angeles and made custom videos with brands including National Geographic, Sesame Studios, Royal Caribbean and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Kevin is a regular speaker whose credentials include the YouTube Pro Series (Building A Digital Brand), VidCon (Science Communication), ComicCon (The Future of Online Education), FEEcon (Entrepreneurship), and TEDx Vienna (Simplexity). Kevin’s curiosity has led to thousands of hours researching everything from the cognitive limits of social relationships to the forgotten cure for scurvy, and he’s made videos everywhere from a remote Mars simulator on a Hawaiian volcano to the floor next to his toilet. As host of The Create Unknown podcast, Kevin Lieber interviews the top YouTubers about their craft and the current environment for creators. He has interviewed many popular YouTubers including Casey Neistat, Grandayy, Veritasium, Dolan Dark, Pyschic Pebbles, and more. He also regularly dishes with his co-host Matt Tabor about the inner workings of the creator industry and the philosophical ramifications of creating for a living.
Recent episodes featuring Kevin Lieber
Why Don't Rich YouTubers Retire?
The Create Unknown
PewDiePie and Ninja have reached the mountaintop. So have Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, and David Letterman. Yet not one of them has decided to walk away from it all to live a stress-free life… except a handful of exceptions like Nicki Minaj and Rick Moranis. Why?⭐️ Click here to unlock the full 2 hour ad-free episodeIn this episode, we talk about what drives creators to continue doing what they do even when they're financially set for life and have a long list of accomplishments? We also talk about whether the guys will one day give up on YouTube and find new creative outlets, and why so many creative people never really stop (hint: they can’t).Along the way we dive into the inherent cognitive discontent that leads them to either keep making stuff or to burn out entirely... and we learn a new word to describe a distinct pressure in the lives of creatives: "anomie." We also talk about the stunning transformations of Filthy Frank and Rick Moranis and how their unique cases reflect just how difficult it is to be an entertainer.We develop contingency plans for when Michael and Jake try to murder you, Kevin hides his secret posters, and Matt has pee-pee poo-poo time. Kevin spills the details about his old band, and we all learn way too much about the sardine industry.All that and more!Join our Patreon to unlock the extended episode, which includes additional, more personal content, including:Matt sips champagne with Joe Jonas while Kevin searches for a solar eclipseKevin weighs in on his favorite Vsauce2 video and which videos he'd remakeUPDATE on Kevin's exploding eyeballsMichael Stevens’ secret recipe for VsauceTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Unlock the full ad-free episode on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborExecutive Producer: Dave KeineTheme 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
William Osman enters The Create Unknown
The Create Unknown
The brilliant, singularly-talented William Osman takes a unique approach to creating content: truly, there’s only one egg-dropping madman on YouTube.⭐️ Click here to unlock the full 1 hour 35 minute ad-free episodeIn this episode, William Osman tells us about making fairly pedestrian laser-cutting videos with the goal of landing a job… and how a laser cut bust of Vin Diesel made out of ham and cheese kickstarted his popularity. We also learn about what it's like to live with fellow YouTuber Michael Reeves and how it inspired William to create a carpet that delivered an electric shock when his roommate walked too loudly.Oh, and we talk about why it might’ve been a mistake to start with the strongest electric fencer at the store, and what it’s actually like to be electrocuted. Over and over.Along the way, we dive into William's obsession with why McDonald's ice cream machines are always broken, including his theory surrounding their maintenance -- AND his long-term plan to get a job at McDonald’s to know for sure. We also dig into the massive amount of work it takes to run a channel, and more specifically what it takes to create merch that doesn't suck.While William’s goal is to educate and entertain, he’s a master craftsman of consistent narratives that keep viewers interested even when a topic can be a bit dense. William’s storytelling dynamic his trademark whimsical, fly by the seat of your pants style has created some of the most engaging content on YouTube… and our full conversation reveals what it really takes for him to keep creating sustainably (hint: it involves having a Caretaker and pushing back against some family criticism).Join our Patreon to unlock the extended episode, which includes additional, more personal content, including:William's expert relationship adviceMatt's run-in with Thai foodThe grim fate of the ham and cheese Vin DieselWilliam's advice for overcoming family pressure to "get a real job"How William quantifies successMaking a living on YouTube🚀 Check out William Osman on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.Videos mentioned in this episodeLaser Cut Vin Diesel Ham and Cheese SandwichTraining My Roomate to Walk QuietlyScream Powered MicrowaveTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Unlock the full ad-free episode on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborExecutive Producer: Dave KeineEditor: Adam GanongTheme 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
Is This The Worst Advice Ever?
The Create Unknown
There's a meme going around that seemingly everyone is hailing as fantastic advice: "Don't take criticism from people you wouldn't go to for advice." Categorically, this is dumb. Subjectively this is dangerously stupid. Kevin and Matt talk about why you should be open criticism and how seeking different opinions allows you to grow as a creator and as a person.⭐️ Click here to unlock the full 1 hour 45 minute ad-free episodeIn this episode, we also dive into how perfectionism isn't possible as a creator because problems constantly arise, includinng an all-night rotoscoping session to hide Kevin's cowlick while he drinks toilet water.Meanwhile, CAN WE SAVE KEVIN'S EYES?!?! Boomer Matt and Boomer Kevin talk about creator-specific health problems in a surprisingly riveting discussion on protecting your career assets.Along the way, we talk about Kevin's favorite commercial about children's bones, long haul truckers as future YouTubers, the most boring Discord pitch, how comedians get better at stand-up, we remember some good advice from iJustine and Casey Neistat, and even get into Kurt Cobain and The Beatles.Join our Patreon to unlock the extended episode, which includes additional, more personal content, including:Matt's philosophical pizza story from MumbaiOur favorite and most important albums🎧 Special outro song by Idea Baby Gang member, Basswaite. Listen to "Binary Max Escape" on iTunes and Soundcloud.THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Unlock the full ad-free episode on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborExecutive Producer: Dave KeineTheme 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 Got Bludgeoned by YouTube's Hammer
The Create Unknown
In the wake of Vox Adpocalypse and the fallout from Carlos Maza and Stephen Crowder's feud, YouTube has rolled out more changes to its automated content regulation and countless channels have been swept up in the mess -- including Vsauce2. In this episode, we talk about how the brute force, computer-driven system is increasingly causing problems for creators who put out objectively inoffensive content.⭐️ Click here to unlock the full 1 hour 40 minute ad-free episodeWe also talk about how YouTube is now deliberately passing over quality content as seen in the algorithm's throttling of Coffee Break's recent examination of public policy on vaping, and YouTube's strange pre-crime stance on channels that use text-to-speech audio. Things aren't all bad, though, as we celebrate Grandayy and Nerd City for sticking up for creators and using their stature in the community for good.Along the way we discuss the first butt on television, Matt tries his best to get this episode demonetized, we get into the next big step for brands who want to be on YouTube, and Kevin plays the brown note.Subscribe to the Patreon for the extended episode, which includes additional, more personal content, including:How Kevin met MattThe Secrets of NetworkingA beautiful moment with iDubbbz at VidconThe guys try to pee in a submarineTHE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Unlock the full ad-free episode on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode on Podchaser🎥 CREDITS:Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborExecutive Producer: Dave KeineTheme 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
King of Random's Secret Legacy (Phase 3 Premiere)
The Create Unknown
What is Phase 3? We’re weekly, and now we’ve got a Baby Gang, a hopping Discord server, Creator services, an ad-free feed… and it all comes from over two years of Phases 1 and 2.⭐️ Unlock the full 1 hour 50 minute ad-free episode:https://patreon.com/thecreateunknownHow does a show like TCU work? How does it even happen? What takes so long? From workflow to conversation chemistry, it’s complicated -- including developing a unique aesthetic that we talk about in detail during the aftershow.Kevin talks about why KFC is the best first date, and we discuss how creating and building a show is a lot like a relationship.Patreon isn’t really about Patreon. It’s about the people in the TCUniverse. And sending them weird things in the mail.… then we drop a leak about who designed our upcoming shirt (whoops) and what it’s like to work with artists when you really want to do it well.With TCU, Kevin’s returning to his roots of Jerry Bloop and blowing up potatoes.Then we give a lengthy, detailed tribute to the incredible legacy of King of Random’s Grant Thompson, who pulled off the most amazing feat YouTube has ever seen: evolving his channel beyond himself and growing it at the same time. Both Kevin and Matt share their personal stories about Grant as they discuss why what he accomplished with building out King of Random is so important for creators -- because Grant’s still making videos.The Aftershow:How does one get involved with a feculent little goblin like PsychoPebbles? And what’s the 25-year old evolution of the TV wall? (Hint: it involves yo-yos.)⭐️ Join our Patreon to unlock the full 1 hour 50 minute ad-free episode at https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⠀JOIN OUR DISCORDChat with us on The Create Unknown Discord! Join at https://discord.gg/wsD4Axr⠀⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⎼⠀WATCH US ON YOUTUBEWatch full live-action episodes at youtube.com/thecreateunknownCheck out clips and bonus videos on our at youtube.com/TCUhighlights⠀THE CREATE UNKNOWNHosted by Kevin Lieber and Matt TaborExecutive Producer – Dave KeineTheme by Mega DriveSpecial thanks to: Paula Lieber and Mo LewitMicrophones and Equipment provided by Røde Microphones."The Create Unknown" is produced by Triangle Content.LINKSOfficial Website thecreateunknown.comTwitter @createunknownFacebook @thecreateunknownInstagram @thecreateunknownFollow us on Podchaser
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