Matt Tabor’s CV reads like a Mad Lib: entrepreneurship, academia, film production, woodworking and welding, international politics, and even professional bowling. In 2013, he drew on his long-time experience as Editor-in-Chief for a range of education publications to join Vsauce2 as a writer and producer. Matt is well-versed in both the creative and business sides of the industry, having represented talent and founded a 360° company that specializes in content, branding, and media production. He's the executive producer of the award-winning documentary film The Last Stop, and his writing and editing credits address public policy, the psychology of sport, old-time music, and international entrepreneurship. And to top it off, he’s also lived and worked in 8 countries spanning Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East, including several years employing game theory and risk management as a full-time poker player. He splits his time between Las Vegas and his 19th century family farm in Cooperstown, NY, and is equally comfortable discussing linguistic demography as the superiority of the cowboy boot.
Listen to us on *Apple Podcasts:* https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-create-unknown/id1437172203 *Spotify:* https://open.spotify.com/show/0Tl7tpMssVqt7O4qej8Ro0 100% of *Patreon* funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our *Discord* to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw *Support Requiem of the Crazies (Vol 3)* and read the first two volumes FREE: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/requiem-of-the-crazies-3-comic-book#/ ( https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/requiem-of-the-crazies-3-comic-book#/ ) *Rusty Cage* continues the decades-old tradition of Dr. Demento-esque music, and his unique comedic talent combines with sharp wit to deliver not only songs but also comics. He’s got to be the world’s expert on weirdos, so we start off by talking about whether anyone is actually normal. In terms of pushing up against YouTube’s boundaries without being suspended, Rusty’s done it better than anyone… but occasionally a few drinks tip the scales. And then there was the Sargento Cheese incident in which he got dinged for impersonating a cheese company, and a supposed threat by way of Red Dead Redemption 2. The current media landscape hypes up the fake destructivity of edgy content, and that fits nicely with Kevin’s video about scapegoat theory: The Invention of Blame. It’s a strange fit for something like comedy, which depends on context to a tremendous degree. Actual blame for bad things? Rusty’s gotten a bit of it, but it doesn’t seem real or serious -- like people saying they cut their fingers off because of his knife game video. He did have a surreal and harrowing moment when finding out that a school shooter had watched some of his videos, and that opens a debate about whether content creators harbor any responsibility at all for the things their audiences do. Would all of this be lessened if we just took away likes on social media? What’s actually happening to us when we watch Rusty’s videos, hear his songs, or read his tweets? It’s time to talk Requiem of the Crazies, the third volume of which is now up on IndieGoGo. We get some backstory about the characters’ inspirations, and if you haven’t read Volumes 1 and 2, you can do it for free at the IndieGoGo link above. Thanks to Rusty for giving us so much time, and thanks to all the question contributors, Patrons, and listeners! 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com ( http://megadrivemusic.com/ ) Opening Animation: Kidmograph City Animation: Eric Langlay "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media. 💬 CONNECT WITH US: » Chat with us on DISCORD: https://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 ( https://thecreateunknown.com/ ) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Listen to us on *Apple Podcasts:* https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-create-unknown/id1437172203 *Spotify:* https://open.spotify.com/show/0Tl7tpMssVqt7O4qej8Ro0 100% of *Patreon* funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our *Discord* to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw We’ve all asked ourselves this question 100 times before: Why is Bugs Bunny so sexy? Only Papa Meat knows the real answer. And it launches us into a discussion of copyright claims and the iconic imagery of Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes peeing on pretty much everything. But ‘cheap’ toilet humor usually doesn’t make it into Meat Canyon’s work, and we talk about why it gets cut. In Kevin’s estimation, Meat Canyon *does* take pop culture icons and turn them into guys not allowed within 500 feet of a playground -- and the answer may be in the gums and teeth. Meat Canyon’s most impressive feat might be in the management of his process. He’s organized complex collabs at a shockingly fast pace, and he’s driven by gratitude and a common sense desire to just get projects done. It shows with his successful Kickstarter, which also accomplished the superhuman act of actually being ready when it was promised. He’s not superhuman, though. He likes hanging out with his wife, listening to new music, and grabbing some extra sleep. Meat Canyon loves his work, though, and it shows in his transition to a full-timer who’s pumping out originals like Monster Lab. The Baby Gang and Patrons ask about the future of Jamal and Rachel and Day Drinkin’, Meat’s thoughts on Denmark’s huge-penis cartoon for children, the trials of outrageously fast growth and the imposter syndrome that comes with it, and more. Thanks to Papa Meat for giving us so much time, and thanks to all the Patrons and listeners who turned out for the live recording. You all deserve hugs and kisses (from one of Meat Canyon’s characters). 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com ( http://megadrivemusic.com/ ) Opening Animation: Kidmograph City Animation: Eric Langlay "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media. 💬 CONNECT WITH US: » Chat with us on DISCORD: https://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 ( https://thecreateunknown.com/ ) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Listen to us on *Apple Podcasts:* https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-create-unknown/id1437172203 *Spotify:* https://open.spotify.com/show/0Tl7tpMssVqt7O4qej8Ro0 100% of *Patreon* funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our *Discord* to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw *Welcome to a very special edition of The Create Unknown.* Thanks to all of you, we had an incredible year, and before we do more we’ve got Meat Canyon, Rusty Cage, CordWit, and on the way. We wanted to recap some of the absolute best moments of 2020 as chosen by us and all of you. We’ve got Schlatt, Michael Reeves, iDubbbz, psychicpebbles and more -- but we’re going to start with Justin Whang, whose RT is actually coveted currency in the YouTube ecosystem. He’s also got a theory about the Boogie gun incident, too. Michael Reeves is one of our favorite evil geniuses, and he’s got a unique workflow that runs parallel to his overall mystery -- and a little bit about a piss cup. JSchlatt was one of our most popular episodes of 2020. He tells us about his exceedingly warm CaptainSparklez mansion experience, and gets even more heated about cereals and cereal residue. Were you disappointed that your PS4 didn’t run Cyberpunk 2077 very well? SumitoMedia is about to further crush your gaming dreams. iDubbbz jumped into the Unknown at just the right time to talk about Leafy’s ban from YouTube and how we all should approach a more heavily-regulated future -- and the fursona question? That went poorly. GloZell lended her camel milk expertise in a quest to tell us about how not to manage money. And oh my god, the leeches. Eggy is one of our absolute favorite YouTubers and social media personalities, and the first thing you really need to know about Eggy lore is… the uh, the school shooting problem. After that, we get his freestyle TCU rap. Sonichu, occupying the body of Christine Weston Chandler, explained everything about the upcoming dimensional merge. Her Twitter followers know that it began a few weeks ago. Sonichu has had a hell of a run on the internet, and gave us the best 3-second highlight in the history of The Create Unknown. Oddguy, also known as EZPZ, one our first real controversial guest, and his episode is a must-listen. He speaks for Encyclopedia Dramatica, so he’s got a unique perspective on where we draw the line for making fun of people -- or not. And PsychicPebbles continues to be our most popular guest, probably because of the life advice you’re about to hear. As a bonus, we get Because I bit ya. Michael Cusack is one of the funniest, most talented animators anywhere, but his alter ego Lucas the Magnificent is the one making a comeback on social media. And we finish with Happy Console Gamer giving us a rundown on how to do. It’s a perfectly positive note to end 2020 on. Tots, Dumpster Crew, Infantry, Babies, Creators and Space Cowboys, you’ve given us an incredible year and we’re excited to lead off 2021. 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com ( http://megadrivemusic.com/ ) Opening Animation: Kidmograph City Animation: Eric Langlay "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media. 💬 CONNECT WITH US: » Chat with us on DISCORD: https://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 ( https://thecreateunknown.com/ ) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Listen to us on *Apple Podcasts:* https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-create-unknown/id1437172203 *Spotify:* https://open.spotify.com/show/0Tl7tpMssVqt7O4qej8Ro0 100% of *Patreon* funds go to making The Create Unknown, and you can get early access to episodes for just $2: https://patreon.com/thecreateunknown Join our *Discord* to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw *Scott Cramer* is having trouble grasping the magnitude of his success. His commentary channel -- which Matt describes as a rare  ‘wholesome’ channel in the genre -- just hit 500,000 subscribers, but to Scott, it still feels like 500. And the struggle has just begun. Scott’s got a simple approach to YouTube; he makes stuff he likes and that he hopes the audience enjoys. He has a more complex approach to lie detector tests, which he became familiar with during work for a municipal police department -- and one specific question during his own lie detector test really threw him. And who would Scott like to administer a lie detector test to? Shane Dawson, partly to find out the truth about Cheeto. One of the best parts of Scott’s Twitter feed is his highlighting of comments that are just… so infuriating you have to laugh at them. Some people just don’t want him to make a living, and others don’t want him to enjoy himself EVER. The takeaway? They don’t get how any of this works. Last week’s episode with SumitoMedia covered the Warrant song “Cherry Pie,” and Scott admits it’s his favorite song in the history of music. We hit the origin of Scott’s community of “Strugglers” and what it’s been like to build a channel from scratch and eventually ditch a nice full-time job for full-time YouTube. He’s pretty hopeful that 2021 will offer plenty of opportunities for creators to be original and develop new, viable content -- even if Twitch and other platforms keep moving the goalposts and changing the rules of the game. The Patrons end the episode by asking about Scott’s favorite YouTubers, his inspirations, Disney conspiracy theories, and the drip-drop of eggnog dancing on one’s delicate palette. Thanks to everyone who showed up for this right before Christmas Eve and to everyone who has supported us throughout 2020. We ended the year in an amazing position with great momentum, and we’ve got a few big things planned for the beginning of 2021. 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com ( http://megadrivemusic.com/ ) Opening Animation: Kidmograph City Animation: Eric Langlay "The Create Unknown" is produced by Unknown Media. 💬 CONNECT WITH US: » Chat with us on DISCORD: https://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 ( https://thecreateunknown.com/ ) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Cooperstown, NY, USA
Episode Count
84
Podcast Count
5
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4 days, 22 hours
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