Matthew Robert Patrick (born November 15, 1986), also known by his screen name MatPat, is an American internet personality, the creator and narrator of the YouTube webseries The Game Theorists, known better as Game Theory, where he comments on topics such as the logic, scientific accuracy, and lore of various video games and the gaming industry. His spinoffs The Film Theorists (also known as Film Theory) and The Food Theorists (also known as Food Theory) center on similar subjects in cinema/internet filmography and food respectively.
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Today we talk with one of the most successful couples on YouTube. Matthew Patrick, also known as MatPat, is best known as the creator and narrator of the YouTube channels The Game Theorists, The Film Theorists and YouTube’s largest live-streaming channel, GTLive, which he co-hosts with his wife and fellow YouTube star Stephanie Patrick. Their channels are currently at 20 million subscribers and 60 million monthly views. Matthew and Stephanie, who manages the business side of their partnership, are co-owners of Theorist Media, where they use data-based methods to accelerate the growth of social media audiences, particularly on YouTube. 
Ian, Courtney, and first guest ever (!) MatPat talk all things Defy, why “Black Smosh” almost happened, the toxicity of the internet, and their opinions on live-action Aladdin.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It happened. MatPat joins Benny & Rafi for a full 88+ minutes of pure YouTube algorithm based deep dish discussion. Fact vs. Fiction, options vs. optimization. It doesn’t get any geekier than this.
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Nov 15th, 1986
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6 hours, 27 minutes
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