The Create Unknown

The Create Unknown

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There’s a new dream job out there and it’s Creator. The allure of flexing your creative muscles in the limelight for a living is enticing young and old to jump on YouTube and start recording. But a lot can happen on the way to millions of subscribers. In ‘The Create Unknown’ co-hosts Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor take time off from getting millions of views on the education YouTube channel Vsauce2, part of the Vsauce network, to reveal how dozens of dynamic creators have successfully navigated the ever-changing, uncertain landscape of online media — and how others have been swallowed by digital quicksand. Through intensely personal conversations, listeners learn what it takes to not only survive but thrive as a creator and in life. Interviews cover everything from getting started as a YouTuber to how you land that first brand deal and the realities of being a digital influencer. ‘The Create Unknown’ is the ultimate behind-the-scenes YouTube podcast.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com


Chris Ray Gun: Quitting Political YouTube and Going Gamer [Ep. 52]
Jul 28 • 107 min
Is Chris Ray Gun a video game YouTuber, political commentator, comedian, or podcaster? Yes. The answer is YES. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Carson Talks Relationships, Stans and 8-Ball [Ep. 51]
Jul 18 • 80 min
Carson returns to The Create Unknown to talk relationship problems, the scourge of Stans, 8-Ball dominance, and… his bizarre fursona. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
Jenna Marbles and the Future of Cancel Culture [Ep. 50]
Jul 10 • 74 min
Jenna Marbles has cancelled herself, and it’s forced us to talk about some big questions regarding social media punishment and forgiveness. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
YouTube and Twitter’s DMCA Extortion Epidemic [Ep. 49]
Jun 9 • 93 min
Extortion. Doxxing. Vendettas. YouTube’s DMCA takedown epidemic has real consequences for creators — and anyone can be a victim. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
John Swan: Suzy Lu, Harassment, and Commentary’s Future [Ep. 48]
May 30 • 99 min
John Swan broke open one of the most complex, interesting stories of 2020 — and the Suzy Lu saga raises questions about harassment, copyright, and the future of YouTube commentary. Support this podcast at —…
William Osman’s Grandma Begged Him to Quit [Ep. 47]
May 22 • 19 min
Science and engineering YouTube madman William Osman explains how his Grandma… wasn’t his biggest fan, that his dad still sends him job applications, and how Caretaker saved the day. Support this podcast at —…
PsychicPebbles Talks Smiling Friends
May 15 • 92 min
psychicpebbles is BACK! Zach’s here to talk Smiling Friends, the thing he’s laughed hardest at in his life, what it’s like to work with Michael Cusack and more. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising…
6 Reasons We Suck.
May 1 • 73 min
We’ve done 44 episodes of creative advice — now we expose our flaws, our vulnerabilities, and the things that hinder us most. It’s a long, long list, but we narrowed it down to 6 of the worst offenders. We S U C K. Support this podcast at —…
Anything4Views: The Paradoxical Duality of the Chad
Apr 24 • 85 min
Chad (Anything4Views) from Cold Ones joins us to talk about the side of him virtually no one knows: business mogul, chef, and administrator of Chad’s Orphanage for Wayward YouTube Boys. Also, smoking frankincense out of a crack pipe. Support this podcast…
HappyConsoleGamer: A Founding Father of YouTube Gaming
Apr 16 • 85 min
Johnny Millenium is a pioneer of giving honest and passionate video game reviews on his HappyConsoleGamer channel, sharing his unbridled and unflinching love for anime and gaming going back decades. In a world of Angry Video Game Nerds, Johnny saw…
Everyone’s Home. Why Is The Internet Dead?
Apr 10 • 77 min
It’s Groundhog Day. Every day is Groundhog Day. Some of us are using the internet, some kind of… aren’t. And we want to know what *you* are up to. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
Do REAL YouTubers Do Everything Alone?
Apr 3 • 72 min
If someone gets help with their video, does that mean they’re just a host? Are total DIY creatives the only *true* artists? Is it possible to scale up a creative project and still have it be YOURS? Support this podcast at —…
Is Stealing Tweets Okay?
Mar 29 • 73 min
A stolen Spice Girls tweet sparks a conversation about ethics in online creative media — and whether it’s even possible to be original in 2020. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
Creatives Are Stressed. Let’s Fix It.
Mar 20 • 105 min
In our longest episode ever, we recap the Cereal Tier Ranking livestream and give an emergency quarantine announcement to the Dumpster Crew, INFANTry, and Baby Gang — and then it’s time for some real talk. Support this podcast at —…
Is VidCon About to Get YEETED?
Mar 12 • 74 min
YouTube isn’t just a virtual thing, and nothing offline is more important than VidCon. Are we about to lose VidCon 2020, and if so, what do we do?! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
Reflecting on Our Most HATED Episode Ever
Mar 6 • 71 min
Well… we didn’t expect THAT to happen. Our most hated episode was a surprise. We discuss why we had a backlash and Kevin details the role nostalgia plays in how we process the things we love. We also hear a story about how 30+ years of pizza discussion…
Producing Angry Video Game Nerd with Justin Silverman
Feb 28 • 68 min
Justin Silverman produces one of the most successful YouTube shows of all time: James Rolfe’s Angry Video Game Nerd. And Justin is a serious YouTube OG, stretching back to working with Vsauce at one of the earliest YouTube startups.We talk to Justin about…
Is Jake Paul’s School a Scam?
Feb 21 • 78 min
Jake Paul has positioned himself as a sort of miracle worker: first, he’s cured anxiety. Second, he can teach kids how to become financially free… if they pay for it. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising…
The Create Unknown Is Dead (clickbait)
Feb 10 • 71 min
It’s been a wild ride, Space Cowboys. It’s time to be transparent, address some issues, and announce a few changes. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Gus Johnson enters The Create Unknown
Jan 29 • 88 min
YouTube and Comedy Central comedian Gus Johnson talks about touring, developing his skills in the small-town Midwest, and more! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Should Kids Be On YouTube?
Jan 21 • 71 min
How young is too young to be a YouTuber? Kevin and Matt discuss a weird micro-celebrity situation… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
We Need to Talk About Cathy… and New Guy
Jan 10 • 93 min
We wanted to start off 2020 with a bang, so… Matt somehow got reported to the British police because of something that happened on Twitter. And THAT is why we need to talk about the state of the Boomer on social media. In this special 90-minute kickoff,…
Hot Dad enters The Create Unknown
Dec 23, 2019 • 64 min
Erik Helwig, known online as Hot Dad, a musician and comedian fond of creating surreal/synth-heavy songs about a large variety of topics joins us today in The Create Unknown to discuss his creative process and ways suppression in the days of him being an…
YouTube Deletes iDubbbz & Rewind Is Dead
Dec 13, 2019 • 80 min
Kevin and Matt discuss this week’s YouTube news such as the painfully boring YouTube Rewind and recent policy changes that aren’t looking good for creators…THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️ Join us on Patreon📺 Watch this episode on YouTube❤️ Rate & Review this episode…
Pat the NES Punk enters The Create Unknown
Dec 6, 2019 • 81 min
PatTheNESPunk, aka Patrick Contri, author of the 900-pound tome of video game knowledge “Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library”, and creator of game reviews for over a decade enters The Create Unknown to discuss what he thinks of internet arguments…
CrippDaddy enters The Create Unknown
Nov 27, 2019 • 73 min
There might not be anyone growing faster on Twitter than Cripp Daddy, who has harnessed his irreverent style of comedy to build a rabid following of fans and stans. And who’s his accomplice? His mom, with whom he has a… wonderfully complex relationship.We…
How To Network Even If You Hate It
Nov 27, 2019 • 72 min
Kevin and Matt discuss networking.⭐️ Click here to unlock the full ad-free episode with bonus contentJoin our Patreon to unlock the extended episode, which includes additional, more personal content and answers to Patron questions.THE CREATE UNKNOWN⭐️…
Jake Roper returns to The Create Unknown
Nov 7, 2019 • 67 min
Jake Roper of Vsauce3 is BACK and taking us behind-the-scenes of the new season of his amazing YouTube Original series, Could You Survive the Movies?⭐️ Click here to unlock the full 1:35 ad-free episode with bonus contentJake joins us to talk about the…
We Answer 30 of Your Questions
Oct 31, 2019 • 82 min
We asked for questions from our fans and answered as many as we could in this Q&A / Ask Me Anything episode to celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Create Unknown.⭐️ Click here to join The Create Unknown Patreon and ask us questions in future…
The Merch Making Paradox
Oct 24, 2019 • 64 min
It’s time to talk merch! But first, coming from Armenia, Matt talks about hearing Kim Kardashian reveal her dream of becoming a reality TV star at… 11 years old.⭐️ Click here to unlock the full, ad-free episode with 27 minutes of bonus contentWe…
How YouTube Brand Deals Work
Oct 17, 2019 • 73 min
We pull back the curtain on how creators can make money and up their game by working with brands… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Making of “Can Pasta Hold Your Weight?”
Oct 10, 2019 • 118 min
We go behind-the-scenes of Vsauce2’s latest video which took them all the way to Italy… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Coffee Break enters The Create Unknown
Sep 26, 2019 • 72 min
Coffee Break takes us behind-the-scenes of YouTube trending and the replication crisis in science… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
There’s Something Wrong with Stranger Things (ft Sean Malone)
Sep 19, 2019 • 99 min
Sean Malone joins us to try and diagnose Kevin’s Stranger Things allergy… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Why Don’t Rich YouTubers Retire?
Sep 12, 2019 • 86 min
Why don’t successful creators just walk away after they’ve made their money? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
William Osman enters The Create Unknown
Sep 5, 2019 • 74 min
Egg-dropping genius William Osman reveals the secrets behind laser-cut ham sandwiches, electrocuting roommates, his plans to work at McDonald’s, and the surprisingly complex world of merch… Support this podcast at —…
Is This The Worst Advice Ever?
Aug 29, 2019 • 81 min
Kevin & Matt skewer the internet’s new favorite piece of advice… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
We Got Bludgeoned by YouTube’s Hammer
Aug 22, 2019 • 74 min
YouTube has a serious problem… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
King of Random’s Secret Legacy (Phase 3 Premiere)
Aug 15, 2019 • 77 min
The inner workings of The Create Unknown and we pay tribute to The King of Random… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Kingani enters The Create Unknown
Jun 20, 2019 • 76 min
Kingani and the Reddit crew are leading the next generation of creators, and they’re fomenting a revolution of humor… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Veritasium enters The Create Unknown
Jun 6, 2019 • 64 min
How do 96,000,000 plastic balls on water turn into one of the biggest viral science videos of all time? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Carson enters The Create Unknown
May 23, 2019 • 65 min
There’s no one dumber than Carson because there’s no one smarter than Carson… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Casey Neistat enters The Create Unknown
May 9, 2019 • 69 min
Casey Neistat weighs in on YouTube’s struggle to please fans, creators, and brands… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
PsychicPebbles enters The Create Unknown
Apr 25, 2019 • 58 min
PsychicPebbles hilariously details his plight as an animator as YouTube actually punishes him for being one of the best at two very difficult things: humor and animation… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations…
Quackity enters The Create Unknown
Apr 11, 2019 • 66 min
Quackity has an epic content plan. He’s also got a Lunchable problem… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
How to Make YouTube Sausage
Feb 21, 2019 • 71 min
How do you make a Vsauce2 video? Kevin and Matt describe the process… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
The Two YouTubes Theory
Jan 24, 2019 • 34 min
Are there really two YouTubes? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Kwebbelkop enters The Create Unknown
Jan 10, 2019 • 65 min
Kwebbelkop was teased in high school. His mom wanted him to go to university. And now at 23, he runs a YouTube gaming empire. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Vsauce’s Michael Stevens enters The Create Unknown
Dec 20, 2018 • 70 min
Vsauce’s Michael Stevens reveals the origins of Vsauce as he talks Mind Field, innovating an educational empire, and life as a meme… Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
iDubbbz enters The Create Unknown
Dec 6, 2018 • 65 min
iDubbbz reveals his unique creative process and how he’s transcended any fear of demonetization…. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
iJustine enters The Create Unknown
Nov 20, 2018 • 101 min
iJustine, the tech legend and content creator OG, stops by to talk tech history, forging her own path, and how creators can take better care of themselves. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
Voiceover Pete enters The Create Unknown
Nov 15, 2018 • 32 min
Voiceover Pete is one of the hottest creators on YouTube right now — and he’s also one of the most unlikely. Pete joins us to talk about his wild journey from being banned on Fiverr to super-stardom and what’s next now that he’s at the top. Support this…
Vsauce3’s Jake Roper enters The Create Unknown
Nov 8, 2018 • 91 min
Vsauce3’s Jake Roper shares how he’s built a career by constantly improving his creative repertoire, the backstories of his favorite obsessions, and his Vsauce origin story. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations…
Dolan Dark & Grandayy enter The Create Unknown
Oct 25, 2018 • 116 min
Dolan Dark & Grandayy, the “Meme Lord Generals,” sit down for their first interview to tell us about the life of a professional memer. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
SmarterEveryDay enters The Create Unknown
Oct 25, 2018 • 87 min
SmarterEveryDay’s Destin Sandlin kicks off The Create Unknown and teaches us a thing or two about YouTube, snack cakes, and how to live a meaningful life. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries:…
Trailer
Oct 1, 2018 • 2 min
A candid look inside the life and business of creators with Vsauce2 // Available now! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-create-unknown/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands