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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 *Sr. Pelo* is one of the most creative animators on the internet, so it’s no surprise that he’s never, ever bored -- and he’s not alone. Pelo started off on DeviantArt and grew into YouTube, but really, he just does whatever he wants. Seriously. He wakes up and does whatever he wants to do. We learn the origins of his most recognizable character, Mokey, and his SNES origins. Once Pelo started making fun of Disney, Mokey’s universe expanded into a host of videos, half of which would get us demonetized if we described. Pelo blows things up, smacks tables, and mashes faces. He proudly makes his animations as dumb as he can possibly make them, and as he does it, he ramps up and amplifies the emotions to find the right balance of funny and annoying. Newgrounds is the ultimate bastion for tons of YouTubers, but Pelo… ehhhh. Not so much. But he does love Courage the Cowardly Dog. In TCU’s least surprising segment ever, Pelo absolutely nails Kevin’s brick-based creativity test, because Pelo. It’s actually a spinoff off the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking, and it’s pretty good. We go into Spooky Month, Pump and Skid, and whether Pelo would ever make a network TV show. Then it gets a little Vsauce2-y with a discussion of neoteny and Disney’s rules for animating baby-like characters. But baby or not, Pelo just wants you to share, which is why he licenses everything under Creative Commons. We hit his game “Whatta Horrible Year,” his kerfuffle with Egoraptor, and some excellent Patron questions, including the technical details of recording crazy screams and hand injuries from slamming tables. Pelo’s fursona, well… Thanks to Sr. Pelo for giving us nearly 2 high-energy hours, and as always, thank you to all the Patrons who make this show possible and to the creepers and lurkers who joined us to listen live! Sr Pelo: https://www.youtube.com/user/123pendejos 🎥 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 *Bobby White* was a successful commercial pilot until having a stroke at the age of 38. He couldn’t fly, his real estate career didn’t take, so… he sold everything, bought a boat, and started posting his adventures to YouTube as " *Sailing Doodles.* " A few years later he’s getting 25 million views a month. It might look like a permanent vacation, but it’s really not. Bobby’s constantly working between sailing, boat maintenance, and YouTube, especially because he didn’t come into it all with formal training. His first journey from Texas to the Caribbean set in motion what would eventually become a well-scheduled, efficient media machine. And then… there’s the *disaster*. Rough seas and a series of problems combined to force a Coast Guard call and $100,000 of damage to his boat -- but Bobby’s incredible community rallied around him to help with a very unique pay-per-view fundraising effort. Bobby’s our first travel YouTuber, and the logistics of all that entails are pretty interesting. And yes, everyone around him thought he was crazy. Patrons jump in to ask about the tech process, how Bobby mails SD cards to his mom, how his dogs adapted to sailing life, and his secret love of Yacht Rock. Thanks to Bobby for grabbing a hotel to do this show and to everyone who showed up to listen to this extremely unique episode of TCU. As always, a special thanks to the Patrons who make this show happen every week! Sailing Doodles: https://www.youtube.com/c/Sailingdoodles/featured 🎥 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 *Check out “No Left Brain”* : https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcxGlEuFOO3X4c-ZPVzVJVWThu6-tlVKl *James Marriott* is one of the most beloved creators in the UK, and after spending a little time talking to him, it’s obvious why. If a man can deconstruct the appeal and explain the criticism of beans on toast, he can accomplish anything. He’s had a consistent schedule of content that’s turned into a bit of a grind, especially with adding in the *EBoys* podcast and streaming. There’s a little specter of anxiety that hovers over him when he’s not releasing regularly. James napping through his 100k subs threshold reinforces that YouTubers really are just normal people regardless of their views and sub counts. Like iDubbbz and others we’ve talked to, his content is evolving. His commentary videos from years ago just aren’t the style he’s pursuing now, and he has no intention of returning to those roots -- especially with music on the horizon. He actually started YouTube as a music channel, and his first song “Slow Down” (produced by John Swan) was extremely popular. When his EP *“No Left Brain”* dropped a month ago, it resulted in a viral single called “Him” that has been used in thousands of TikToks and hit the UK viral charts. But what will keep James’ career going indefinitely is his honest, appropriate respect for his fans. In the era of parasocial relationships, James is doing it right. The Patrons jump in to ask a litany of questions about anime, the EBoys, and James’ fursona. Thanks to everyone who joined the Discord to listen in, and a special thanks to all the Patrons who make this show possible every week. 🎥 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 *Check out the first episode of Chuckle Sandwich,* "Schlatt's Monkey Lamp": https://youtu.be/XseN5FyD1Zc *Ted Nivison* is a milkman, pioneering food explorer, newly-minted podcaster, and… comedic philosopher of the human condition. Everything is on the table when we talk to Ted, so we start off with what is and isn’t cheese and the weird Willy Wonka-esque fruit that is the cashew apple. After a brief chat about the GameStop stonk rally, Ted talks *Chuckle Sandwich* , his brand new podcast with Jschlatt and Slimecicle. It’s a good way for Ted to post more often and more consistently, since his perfectionism affects his release timelines to a serious degree. Then Ted invents a product: Patented Ted Nivison Peanut Butter and Jelly Spheres, and honestly, it’s a viable idea that improves on the flaws of the Uncrustable. Beans on toast, military food, logistics of preparing meals for hundreds… it all comes up as Ted assures us that his parents never made him eat feces. And what keeps Ted’s creativity flowing? His daily morning walks in LA, which he now may very well call his “morning constitutional.” Kevin jumps in to correct the 10,000 step pseudoscience, and Ted compares his relaxed, gently active lifestyle in California to grinding nut butter in Ithaca. Ted whips out one of the greatest surprises in TCU history: way, way too many digits of Pi from memory. Ted’s actually academically trained in production cinema, and there were plans for a short film before the pandemic disrupted everything. He’s got some advice about script writing and feedback, and he has a live, on-show revelation about his own script. How do you make milk funny? How is nut butter entertaining? Is In-n-Out better than Five Guys? Is there a superior type of milk? The patrons throw Ted into a gauntlet of serious and frivolous questions. Thanks to everyone who showed up for the live recording, and a special thanks to the patrons who make this show possible every week. 🎥 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 *Drew Durnil’s* content covers history, geography, and simulations of conflicts, so we start by talking about who’s going to win World War III. Pretty sure YouTube is blocked in his country of choice, but none of that will matter once we’re primitive again. Drew talks about the premise of his channel and why he didn’t think it would work out at the start. Between Civilization 5, Civilization 6, and Hearts of Iron 4, he’s become something of an expert on predictions. His entertaining academic approach is remarkable since he’s almost entirely an autodidact, having given college a few shots without it working out for him -- and now his content is appealing to a younger audience than before, making him an educational influencer. But… how does someone become Drew Durnil? That’s the real question, and Kevin’s fairly sure it isn’t through traditional teachers. And once the Durnil empire began to grow, Drew turned on his business and management acumen to train his friends to edit videos. Now he’s churning out several videos a week, all of which are as good or better as when he was editing. It’s an uncertain time for creators like Drew who by default have to discuss sensitive global events and prior conflicts, which can severely affect their ability to monetize. Having said that, his channel and its rabid community are both stronger than ever. We finish with Patron questions (and a few from Kevin and Matt) about the ideal resources of a fictional island, whether a modern US military unit could win against an ancient civilization, and more. Thanks to all the patrons and live viewers, including the dozens who came to The Create Unknown from Drew’s now-dead Discord server! 🎥 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 *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
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 *SumitoMedia* is recognized globally as a master of the meme -- but he’s also got thoughts on exactly what gamers should be able to do with wiener customization in AAA titles. And just a few minutes in, it’s easy to understand how Sumit can pull off recording videos every week by relying on his broad knowledge of internet happenings instead of writing detailed scripts. So, how does a guy who studied electrical engineering and computer science wind up analyzing memes? It’s actually a cleaner path than it seems, aside from a period of discovery in which he realized he wasn’t going to be the next Austin Evans. All 3 of us had a long, grinding road to what we do now, and Sumit explains the point at which he was able to flip the switch into full-time mode. A disagreement about comedian Bert Kreischer leads to one of The Create Unknown’s most serious, divisive battles in 71 episodes: The Great Cherry Pie War of 2020. Warrant’s classic might just be the song that breaks up this podcast. Then it’s Twitch time, as we discuss the implications of Twitch’s new policy changes on speech. Is it really a big deal that “simp” and “incel” are now bannable words? The Patron army jumps in to ask Sumit about Kid Cudi, the best and worst memes of 2020, the future of memes in 2021, and a surprisingly sensible fursona. Thanks again to all the patrons who make every episode of this show possible, and thanks to everyone new who showed up to the live Discord recording! 🎥 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 *Jschlatt* is a presidential candidate, a gamer, and an everyday philosopher who brings the honest charm of the WeeklySlap into The Create Unknown. We start by analyzing his failed 2020 presidential campaign, including his brief foray into being verified and his platform of “ban women.” Then it’s onto what people do with Minecraft money and his experience witnessing captainsparklez greenhouse supercar flex. With such a unique perspective and amalgamation of life experience, who will be jschlatt’s running mate in 2024? It isn’t one of the Lunch Club of Traves, Ted Nivison, Slimecicle or Hugbox. Then cereal warfare breaks out, and it gets *heated*. We’ve got cereal tier ranking problems so severe that it almost ends the episode. After reconciling, we analyze boneless wings and lactose intolerance before nuzzling up to the elephant in the room: jschlatt’s perpetual propensity for getting cancelled. What’s he do on YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter to fuel this, and… does any of it really matter? One thing we know for sure is that jschlatt’s not going to move to LA anytime soon -- and neither are Matt and Kevin, who have done their time in that city and are thrilled to have made it out alive. The patrons machine gun questions at jschlatt about his favorite movie, the keyboards he breaks, his 10 year plan, and where his content is headed in 2021. Thanks again to all the patrons for making this show happen and to everyone who showed up to lurk live! 🎥 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 Mind Blow was one of Vsauce2’s longest-running series, and over several years Kevin racked up over 100 episodes showcasing the cool, the weird, and the amazing in the worlds of science and technology. For 3 years, people have asked Kevin every single day about why he doesn’t do Mind Blow anymore  -- so now we’re taking some time to talk about why Mind Blow’s window had to close, and why it’s so important to stop making certain types of content. First, Kevin details what the show is NOT called, because that’s surprisingly controversial. We hit a breakdown of what Mind Blow was and why it was structured in a certain way, and we find out that Kevin actually invented YouTube Chapters. One of the elements that made Mind Blow so successful was Kevin’s thoroughness and his commitment to detail. But did that actually make it harder to compete with other content creators, and especially with larger networks? Did he make a mistake by being honest? The chat weighs in about what would blow their minds, and we eventually realize that YouTube just stopped favoring content in Mind Blow’s format. At a certain point it made sense to evaluate the opportunity cost of continuing Mind Blow in comparison to other opportunities in the marketplace, and to decide whether it was the best way to serve his audience. And that brings us to general lessons about killing content you like, and even that a portion of your audience likes. When is it time to pull the plug? How much should you respect the wishes of your most rabid fans, especially if they run counter to what’s best for you? Jake from Vsauce3 has a theory about what REALLY happened to Mind Blow, we talk about what should be on your Christmas list, and we find out how much data is contained within a single sperm cell. So, yeah. Normal. 🎥 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 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 Every week, we talk to someone else or each other about the most important parts of online media careers. The best part of this podcast is the community of people that’s come together around it -- so this week we decided to hang out with everyone and talk about… everything. Like Kevin finding fault in parents’ propensity to use food as bribes, while Matt thinks the McDonald’s $1 double cheeseburger is the greatest nutritional advance in human history. The live chat wants to know what Kevin’s been playing on the PS5 and how Demon’s Souls encourages multiple playthroughs. The live chat is OUTRAGED by Taco Bell’s menu changes, and it seems they miss the grilled stuft burrito the most. Matt’s still not over MatPat’s incorrect take about the location of milk in grocery stores, which he rages about on Discord nearly every day. Matt wants to learn Hebrew or Russian and be able to run. Kevin wants to learn Japanese and play the drums. We both have a long list of regrets. We get derailed into a serious discussion of the role of ‘passion’ in the work we do. Kevin and Matt have different but similar opinions on this, and they conclude that the real answer isn’t so much in passion and enjoyment as it is in finding meaning in the work you do. We really do love this community, and that’s why we’ve committed to reeling in another ‘white whale’ of a guest in 2021. Thanks to all the Patrons and to everyone who jumped in the live show -- check out their links below! *Charles Khan:* https://twitter.com/masked_bastard *Conrad500:* https://www.twitch.tv/conrad500 *Doejenggles:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnEAqbK1AjLfFXig0uyq6Q *Isaac* : https://twitch.tv/isaacthiel *Jeff* : https://www.twitch.tv/jeffstrife7 *Chinchilla* : https://twitter.com/Chinchilla_guy *Maruko* : https://www.instagram.com/marukosartind/ *Andre* : https://www.twitch.tv/andre_apm *Trev* : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWkts976X3Y1gTywfpE0qg *Basswaite* : https://linktr.ee/Basswaite *Dan Yosua:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC14MP4xwlW3wKQ6viwEfIrA 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 Eggy on *YouTube:* *https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC61iqhhnEMwImis3RcDpuzA* ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC61iqhhnEMwImis3RcDpuzA ) ** Eggy on *Twitter:* *https://twitter.com/1eggwhite* ( https://twitter.com/1eggwhite ) ** Eggy on *Soundcloud:* *https://soundcloud.com/the1eggwhite* ( https://soundcloud.com/the1eggwhite ) ** Eggy has had a wild life that’s part 4chan, part gas station attendant, and part rapping/streaming kingpin -- and that’s only the beginning for what he’s got planned over the next 5 or 10 years. He’s had some crazy streams lately, including one in which he got $5,000 in donations and bit through his mobile phone. He still likes to party, but it’s unlikely that he’ll have a repeat of his famous 2018 passing out stream that was the result of an entire liter of rum. Now Eggy’s into rapping, and it’s a frequent feature on his streams. He’s got a lifetime of experience to throw into his bars, from the insane 4chan hoax experience to a high-profile relationship melting down. But where’d it all begin for him on YouTube? Primink’s now-deleted video, which turned out to be an amazing thing for both of them. We hear details of the FBI showing up at Eggy’s house, tales from the gas station, and a complete rundown on exactly who buys each type of cigarette. And that’s a lead-in to our excellent Patreon questions, including the most and least kino moments in Eggy’s life. Thanks to all of our Patrons for making this show possible, and a deep, sincere thank you to Eggy not just for talking to us for so long, but sticking around for a few hours in the aftershow chat! 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster  → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 Austin Evans on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXGgrKt94gR6lmN4aN3mYTg Austin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/austinnotduncan The life of Austin Evans took some unexpected early turns, and what seemed to be a difficult situation turned into a legendary career reviewing technology on YouTube -- and years later, he’s still going as strong as ever. Austin explains what it’s been like navigating the ever-changing tech space and whether it’s any easier or harder now than it was back in the day. At this point, he’s got help, and a major theme of our discussion is how he’s managed to build a team that can execute his vision reliably and faithfully. But did he wait too long on building out the brand of Austin Evans? The real question for the audience is whether bullying works out for people. Wait, WHAT? No. But sometimes. But no. In the early days, Austin was inspired by everything from Harry Potter to Lemony Snicket -- and oddly enough, it influences how he approaches his YouTube tech content. Patrons ask about what Austin would do if YouTube disappeared tomorrow, whether he’d roll on TikTok, whether he’s ever going to get a Rainbow Charizard, if tech is easier or harder than other YouTube verticals, and… who’s actually sponsoring this episode. Thanks to all our Patrons for making this happen each and every week, and thanks to Austin for taking so much time to hang out! 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 *ManyKudos on YouTube:* https://www.youtube.com/c/ManyKudos/videos *Twitter:* https://twitter.com/manykudos *Patreon:* https://www.patreon.com/manykudos *Creator Generation Podcast:* https://www.creatorgeneration.com/ ManyKudos is a Kiwi-turned-Australian YouTuber whose channel ranges from the analysis of cringe to serious examinations of cultural phenomena. In a little over a year, he’s grown from 0 to 10,000 subs -- and he enters The Create Unknown to explain how he’s balanced slowly building an audience of his content with an audience who just plain likes *him*. It’s tempting to rip on lolcows and famous disasters, but Kudos explains that he’s got a bit of a moral code that guides his videos. With his Belle Delphine video, he approached the topic by respecting her privacy and keeping an appropriate distance. And that’s why he’s selling “Teethpaste” for $31. Matt and Kudos actually met in Australia last year, and Matt ended up making Kudos vomit -- but the real story is that Kevin actually invented the notion of gamer bathwater and tub-related activities. It raises a point about whether people should like your content, like you, or both. Lots of people dislike Cool Cat. Some people like eating decades-old MREs. And it’s perfectly valid to start a YouTube channel showcasing miniature radio-controlled construction equipment moving dirt in your basement. But how has ManyKudos used all of this to refine his approach to his next video subject, the chalice-wielding YandereDev? Patrons end the episode by asking Kudos where his name came from, whether he’d ever go completely hairless, whether his charity extends to a random neighbor asking for a cup of sugar, and more. Thanks to Kudos for entering the Unknown and to all the patrons, from Tots to Babies, who keep the TCU hamster wheel churning and burning. 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Join our *Discord* to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw Support Christine Weston Chandler on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4525122 Few internet personalities are as famous as Sonichu, formerly known as Christine Weston Chandler (Mama), CWC, Chris-Chan, and Christian. Sonichu’s lore extends back well over a decade, and it’s so detailed and well-archived that Gene Samuel’s documentary series is on its 44th episode of 40-minute videos. There’s a lot to unpack. We’ve wanted to talk to Sonichu and Christine for so long that it had to be a 2-year birthday to the TCU community and to us. We start by figuring out exactly who is joining us this week, because it’s not Christine. A few months ago Christine and her creation Sonichu switched bodies, so we ended up speaking with Sonichu herself, who could speak through Mama. Who and what is Sonichu? Where did Sonichu come from? We find out the truth behind the origin of the electric hedgehog and a legendary symbol of its power: the Sonichu Medallion. Then it’s on to Sonichu’s and Mama’s creative process. How exactly were the original Sonichu comics made? How were they published? What is their future? In the process, we find out what Sonichu’s daily life as a goddess is about. Our own dimension’s merge with C-197 (in which all superheroes, Original and Fictional characters exist) is forthcoming, and Sonichu explains the differences between the merged world and ours right now. And finally, as always, we take some questions from our full house of LIVE patrons. They want to know about Mama’s all-time favorite My Little Pony episode, and about her expansive collection of memorabilia. They also want the answers to some pretty serious questions: how has Mama dealt with the haters and trolls for so many years? How is she holding up today? And Mama’s answer might be the best advice anyone has ever given on The Create Unknown. Thank you to all of our patrons for supporting the show, and thanks to Sonichu for making this such a special episode for TCU and its community. 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 It’s time to rejoice babies and gents -- The Create Unknown is entering its Terrible Twos. And to celebrate the second anniversary of the show, this week we highlight the three pillars it was built on: Kevin, Matt, and most importantly, the TCU community. To kick off our birthday bash, we talk about what makes that community so great and the creative network it has spawned. Even through the limitations of COVID, creators have been able to thrive and do what they do best: create. The TCU community is no exception, and between the Discord server, social media, and patreon, our listeners and supporters have landed some pretty sweet gigs. Kevin also gives us all a hot take on Fortnite concerts. Look out Travis Scott... Kevin’s on your tail. It wouldn’t be an episode of TCU without mention of the latest (and possibly greatest?) platform for content creation: Tik Tok. We want to know if it’s even worth bothering with something like YouTube at this point. Is Tik Tok just better? Is there any money in it at all? Find out what WE’RE doing on Tik Tok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJmSyDFa/ The Tik Tok discussion makes us get a little introspective about YouTube. With all the popularity shifting to places like Twitch and Tik Tok, we gotta ask: is YouTube boomer? Is it a thing of the past like jazz? Will people look at YouTubers like we look at rock stars from the ‘70s and ‘80s? Is Mr. Beast the LAST YouTuber? Finally, we close the festivities by taking questions from the people who make this show happen, and have for over a year and a half: our patrons. They want to know about Kevin’s gamer life, which gives us an unexpected look at how Matt tests the limits of the Playstation 4. We also finally learn what Kevin’s fursona is after he has “hounded” our guests about theirs for so long, and about the brushes our beloved hosts have had with Death himself. Thank you again to all of our patrons who keep this show going, and thank you to each and every one of you for listening. We love you, Space Cowboys, and we look forward to another 37 years of The Create Unknown. 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster  → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 interview classy, professional creators on The Create Unknown. Oddguy isn’t one of them. He’s an admin of one of the internet’s most infamous sources of degeneracy: Encyclopedia Dramatica. ED has been a constant source of controversy for 15 years, and it’s alternately celebrated as hilarious and vilified for being both hateful and destructive. After talking to Oddguy and learning about lawsuits, criminal activity, and frivolity, it’s probably both. Buckle up Space Cowboys, because this is our wildest episode yet. What’s Encyclopedia Dramatica and why should it even exist in the first place? Oddguy explains the role of a site like ED in the broad realm of online speech, the incompetence of past admins, and the hot water it’s gotten them into. What’s the best way to find out what ED is really all about? Kevin reading his own Vsauce2 entry on ED. The interplay between themes of comedy and tragedy drive both ED content and reactions to it. We talk about the effect ED might have on mental health, and exactly what the site’s target demographic is. Then we discuss the longevity online content has and its effect on someone’s image. Do people have a right to be forgotten, or is everything on the internet permanent? Does a person’s age play a role in whether they should be forgiven? Encyclopedia Dramatica is no stranger to scandal, and that includes lawsuits. Several lawsuits. Oddguy gives us a short history ED’s lawsuits and lolsuits, as well as a rundown of their most recent court challenge -- and it’s all developing in real-time. After talking to OddGuy about his own personal YouTube content -- truth streams -- we take some questions from our patrons. They want to know about the future of Encyclopedia Dramatica and the future of edgy content as a whole. Why does the website look like it hands out viruses like Halloween candy, and why keep going in the face of so many lawsuits? Thanks again to ALL our patrons for making this show happen, and to Oddguy for joining us on an episode that had to be heavily edited before release -- and those patrons who showed up for the live, unedited recording got a show they’ll never forget. 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 Find *Michael* Here: *YouTube:* https://www.youtube.com/c/MichaelReeves/videos *Twitch:* https://www.twitch.tv/michaelreeves *Merch:* https://www.pissbaby.art/ *Michael Reeves* is a singularly-brilliant mind and one of our most requested guests. His unrivaled coding ability and creative vision have given life to amazing inventions like “The Roomba That Screams When it Bumps Into Stuff” and “Trigger Me Elmo,” and he streams most of the design process on Twitch to offer a peek at what it’s like inside the mind of YouTube’s resident mad scientist. Today, Michael takes a break from designing his masterpieces to sit down with us on The Create Unknown. Every generation needs a scientific figurehead. Mr. Wizard and Bill Nye dominated the 20th century. Is Michael Reeves the next generation of science, engineering, and coding entertainment? We also learn the incredible lengths Matt has gone to just to record this episode -- and why he sounds like a tornado warning broadcaster. After that we explore Michael’s most recent project: The Laser Baby. He partnered with Amazon for their series “The Boys,” but he took a pretty unconventional approach to promoting the show. Kevin talks about his wildly different experience with making sponsored videos, and it leaves us wondering: just how did Michael pull it off? Michael makes some of the most unique and fun videos on YouTube, so how does he come up with his bizarre, unique ideas? He also employs an abnormal editing process, which may keep him from hiring an editor and also throw a wrench into collaborations. Then we get down to business. We talk about Michael’s former work experience as a software developer, his near-experience as a psychiatrist, and even his time working for the government. He also tells us about his self-teaching method that he used to learn everything he knows about software engineering -- and it’s much cheaper than you might think. Oh, and we also learn about Michael’s explosive, podcast-interrupting bladder. Finally, we take some questions from our patrons who have been saving these up for the year and a half they’ve begged Michael to Enter the Unknown. They want to know all the watchlists he’s probably on, the average cost of his projects, and how he keeps coaxing his friends and loved ones into his various taser-laden death traps. A huge thank you to all of our baby-saving patrons -- you really make this show happen. And thanks to Michael for joining us! 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 Find Whang here: *YouTube* : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3jdnIP2u5hCJpVZ-TuDrCg *Twitter* : https://twitter.com/JustinWhang?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor *Jynx* : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC265HAncdyipkQ2-yV8C_Cg *Justin Whang* is a scholar of the strange, a historian of horrors, a titan of Twitter… and that only scratches the surface of the majestic amalgamation of talent that is Whang!. Whang’s research for his “Tales From the Internet” series has taken him to some odd places, so is there anything that he finds weird at this point? Or is he just desensitized to it all? We kick off the episode by finding out his shockingly tame answer. And then we talk about what he really does with his “Immortality Rings.” We discuss Whang’s life on Twitter and the invaluable currency that is the Whang Retweet. He tells us what kind of material makes the cut, what happens when a retweet goes wrong, and how Kevin’s 1980’s computer swimsuit tweet took on a horrible life of its own. Whang’s made several successful series on his YouTube channel, and that plays into a discussion about a shift to longer-form, documentarian style content like iDubbbz, Internet Historian, and more. But the recipe for that sort of content is delicate; Whang tells us what makes his videos successful *and* what he avoids. Then we get stupid. Online genius is remarkably dumb. Are the Paul brothers and Belle Delphine secret geniuses? And what sort of perceptions of a creator influence the content they actually make? Can “internet good guys” like Boogie ever change course? In addition to YouTube, Whang plays in the band Jynx -- and that career trajectory has been a wild ride. From starting off in high school to touring Europe to… why he sings Rick Astley at karaoke. Patrons want to know about the caloric value of a box in one of Whang’s infamous videos, which topics he refuses to touch, his craziest experience working as an extra on TV sets, and more. And thanks again to ALL OF YOU for making this show happen! 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 Find GloZell Here: GloZell: https://www.youtube.com/user/glozell1 Million Stories Website: https://www.millionstories.com/ Faceplant Series: https://www.millionstories.com/series/Faceplant?id=3 Million Stories IG: https://www.instagram.com/millionstoriesmedia/ *GloZell Green* exploded into one of YouTube’s earliest viral sensations, and she found massive success that gave her years of videos that were all guaranteed to rack up views. She built a loyal audience and a tremendous presence on the platform to the point where she was the face of YouTube. The woman who made “My Push Up Bra Will Help Me Get My Man” and “The Cinnamon Challenge ... by GloZell and her Big Behind Earrings” was sitting directly across from President Obama for an exclusive interview. As GloZell made money, she wasn’t afraid to spend it -- but that cashflow didn’t last forever. The algorithm changed and crushed her channel. Millions of views per video turned into tens of thousands, and times got tough… fast. She’s entered The Create Unknown to tell us exactly what that rise, fall, and re-birth was like (and how you can avoid it). We open up the episode by pulling back the curtain on what it was like to have it all. We wanted to know what the most outlandish, lavish purchase she made at the peak of her career was -- and her answer would’ve lived in a jar in an 18th century doctor’s office. She tells us about all sorts of bad decisions and how her peers only fueled the madness. After that we talk about the reason it all went south: the algorithm change. The system went from favoring short, easily digestible, viral content to supporting longer, ten minute videos almost exclusively. This hit many of YouTube’s original creators like a truck, causing so many like GloZell to fall to the wayside. She tells us what she did after she hit the bottom, what her social life was like after the money started to run out, what she would’ve done differently if she had another shot at it all, and how exactly she’s adapted to reinvigorate her career. Finally, we get into some questions from our patrons who tuned in LIVE to see GloZell in action. They want to know what puts a smile on her face, her feelings toward work on projects like Escape the Night, the difference between making a YouTube video and working in old school media, and just how much money it would take for her to spend the next 4300 years as a series of ducks. And Baby Gang Jeff’s question about hot sauce took the episode in a direction we *really* didn’t expect. Thank you to each and every one of our patrons -- you really do make every episode of this show happen. Thank you as well to GloZell for joining us! 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster  → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 *Check out Kris here:* Twitter: https://twitter.com/_kriswilson_?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krisexplosm/?hl=en ( https://www.instagram.com/krisexplosm/?hl=en ) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebfVrDZ5CtciikGHS30DMA ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCebfVrDZ5CtciikGHS30DMA ) Explosm Entertainment YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExplosmEntertainmen t Explosm Website: http://explosm.net/ ( http://explosm.net/ ) *Kris Wilson of Cyanide and Happiness* is a pioneer of the cartoon world, a titan of the tabletop games industry, an author, and a whole lot more. He came up with C&H as a sick teenager and joined with amazing talent to blow it up into a massive, instantly-recognizable brand. So who *is* Kris Wilson? We hear about his life before his online career took off and where it all started, making comics as a break from animation, and exactly why Newgrounds was a lot more “free love compared to YouTube.” Then we dive into a topic that’s important for creators who want to expand: working alone versus working with a team. Maintaining a cohesive idea while dividing the workload is something that Kris has mastered, and it’s why he has a team of 24 full time artists and animators. But what’s it take to make a successful webcomic? What pitfalls do so many creators fall into along the way? Is a complex comic the best way to go, or is simple more effective? Kris also details the biggest mistake artists make when it comes to making a comic, and it’s probably a surprise. Kevin talks about the Tik Tok Effect, which is the creation of content when constrained by time and other hard limitations. We find out how this phenomenon has affected his and Matt’s perspective on making long form content on Vsauce2, and how making restrictive content leads to success in new ways. Oh -- and we also find out about Scott Kurtz’ jealousy and hatred for the Cyanide and Happiness brand. And finally we take some questions from our perpetually-supportive patrons. They want to know whether Kris has seen Netflix’s “Cuties,” the origin of the catchy “Cyanide and Happiness” name, advice for other ex-Mormons, and his philosophy on content theft. We also get some fantastic news about Kevin’s early birthday gift LIVE on the air. And as always, a massive thank you to all our patrons for directly supporting the show, and to Kris for imparting his wisdom so that we can all get a little closer to happiness (and a little further from cyanide). 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster  → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 Doplex on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbePKlapLzoLkPOjB4TYckQ Doplex is one of the most unique, talented creators on YouTube -- and that’s why so many amazingly popular channels love him. So, it’s time to meet him for yourself. From his work on Rooster Teeth’s Inside Gaming to his own high-aesthetic videos and music, Doplex is one-stop entertainment. And after two years of waiting, he’s finally joining us on The Create Unknown. And that begs the question: why doesn’t Doplex have 1 million subs by now? So many big YouTube names have showered him with compliments, and the hype for every new Doplex release is strong. We talk about why that might be and how the process of making videos for his channel plays into it. Then we dive into his work on Rooster Teeth’s Inside Gaming and what it’s like to do what you love on someone else’s dime. Kevin gives us some sage-like wisdom on working for the sake of passion versus a paycheck, and how that relates to his experience with Vsauce2. Doplex tells us about the hardships of making a video written entirely by an AI, and how it may or may not have been an excuse to perform a Mariah Carey song for us all. He also outlines his process for making his ever-popular “Internet Oddities” series, and just how much it would cost for him to wrestle you... in bits. And retro gaming emerges as a common interest shared between all members of the panel. When exactly does a gaming system become retro? Then we discuss Doplex’s favorite game, and the subject of one of his most masterful videos: Super Mario World. This leads Matt to do a Ben Shapiro WAP-style rendition of the original Mario rap written at the end of that video. You can check out the original here, and trust me, you’ll want to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYiFDkW5ztM Doplex survives a grilling by our patrons, who ask him to invent a sponsor for this episode, and he graciously funnels us some cash to promote Doplex Scissors (patent pending). He can’t escape without giving the full background on his puppet companion Naked Man and explaining how he handled living with his former roommate Harvey Weinstein. We also learn why The Create Unknown is a better podcast than one of its stiffest competitors: The First Podcast, which Doplex will now co-host with Lars. We are at war with T1 Podcast. We have always been at war with T1 Podcast (except when we were guests on it, which was awesome). Check out Doplex’s prior appearances on T1 Podcast here: https://audioboom.com/posts/7635976-beneath-their-clothes-everyone-is-naked-with-doplex https://audioboom.com/posts/7664377-brevity-is-the-soul-of-mick-with-j-aubrey-and-doplex-and-ricepirate Thank you to all our patrons who make this show a perpetual reality. And a huge thank you to Doplex for finally joining us! *🎥 CREDITS:* Hosts: Kevin Lieber ( https://twitter.com/kevinlieber ) and Matt Tabor ( https://twitter.com/TaborTCU ) Edited and Produced by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com ( http://megadrivemusic.com/ ) Makeup: 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 ( https://thecreateunknown.com/ ) Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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 0:00:00 - Intro 0:03:46 - Online Daddies 0:08:07 - Censorship vs. Free Speech on YouTube 0:26:22 - YouTuber vs. Person 0:34:14 - VidCon & Matt’s New Convention 0:40:26 - Is Age Less Relevant on the Internet Today? 0:53:21 - OnlyFans & Parasocial Relationships 1:17:01 - Online Gender Demographic 1:22:47 - Content Thievery 1:40:00 - OnlyFRIENDS & Patron Questions 2:13:11 - Outro *Slush* and *Glink* have very different YouTube channels, but their analytical, entertaining approaches to content -- and processing the larger issues around them -- complement each other perfectly. Glink’s socially-focused documentary mindset and Slush’s clear, deeply-researched conclusions collide to form *Gush* : their new podcast that takes on the pressing issues and topics in the YouTube landscape. Check out their stuff here: *Gush Podcast* : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChJT4Jg89AHMyybcXFeKp_A *Slush* : https://www.youtube.com/user/samfdigital *Glink* : https://www.youtube.com/user/GlinkLegend We kick off the episode by calling on Glink’s recent video about online father figures to find out who they think their “online daddies” are, as well as their online mommies. Then we get their take on the issue of censorship on YouTube, and they conclude that, “The rules have never been more ambiguous.” Is that because of the corporate structure of YouTube and Google? Then it’s a bit of Vidcon analysis. Is the convention itself really what brings creators together? If not, what is? We find that the Tik Tok child-filled convention center may not be the most useful professional locus, and we talk about Matt’s big plans for a new convention that would bring out the very best parts of Vidcon… and without all the bad parts. This leads us into a discussion about age on the internet, and if it’s even relevant any more. Oh, and Matt comes to the shocking realization that Keemstar is about halfway to drawing from Social Security. Let that sink in. Then we talk OnlyFans and the dangers that it may or may not bring. Does OnlyFans provide a healthy contribution to online life, or does it create a parasocial relationship that both sides should consider avoiding? What we do know is that we just accidentally launched a joint venture called OnlyFriends. Slush shares his experiences with an online crime of the highest order: content theft. And are reaction streamers just stealing content? Should they have to stop watching live or remove stream reuploads at the creator’s request? There’s a lot of thievery going on. We cap off the episode with some questions from our patrons who are dying to know the pair’s opinions on retro gaming and the state of the troubled Smash Bros. community. There’s a lot to unpack there -- and then The Kino Corner conspires to extend the episode by a few hours by asking about each of their favorite albums. A huge thank you to all our patrons who make the show happen, and to Slush and Glink for joining us. Check out their individual channels *and* the Gush podcast! Keep your diapers dry and your bottles full, babies. 🎥 CREDITS: Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU Theme by Mega Drive → 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 Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Created by
Unknown Media
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 1st, 2018
Latest Episode
Feb 25th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
84
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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