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Lower Your Expectations is both the title and the small print for this new series from Marcus Butler and Matt Viney. Marcus has two YouTube channels with a combined following of over 6 million. And Matt is that anonymous guy you occasionally see lurking in the background. Through their directionless chitchat (mostly the embarrassing moments they wish they could forget) Lower Your Expectations goes behind the curtain of their daily lives, revealing what it's like to be a YouTube personality... and what it's like to work for one. Lower Your Expectations, literally. It'll make it way more enjoyable, promise!

Lower Your Expectations is both the title and the small print for this new series from Marcus Butler and Matt Viney. Marcus has two YouTube channels with a combined following of over 6 million. And Matt is that anonymous guy you occasionally see lurking in the background. Through their directionless chitchat (mostly the embarrassing moments they wish they could forget) Lower Your Expectations goes behind the curtain of their daily lives, revealing what it's like to be a YouTube personality... and what it's like to work for one. Lower Your Expectations, literally. It'll make it way more enjoyable, promise!
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Lower Your Expectations is both the title and the small print for this new series from Marcus Butler and Matt Viney. Marcus has two YouTube channels with a combined following of over 6 million. And Matt is that anonymous guy you occasionally see lurking in the background. Through their directionless chitchat (mostly the embarrassing moments they wish they could forget) Lower Your Expectations goes behind the curtain of their daily lives, revealing what it's like to be a YouTube personality... and what it's like to work for one. Lower Your Expectations, literally. It'll make it way more enjoyable, promise!

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Episodes

LYE 70: YouTube Premium Is Here - But What Is It?

7/16/2018
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YouTube Red is dead, long live YouTube Premium. That's right, this week on Lower Your Expectations we discuss the shiny new subscription service that YouTube is offering its users and what exactly its impact will be upon creators and users alike. Elsewhere there is "scotch egg chat" which is competing with the classic "big dick chat" in being the most entertaining "chat" we've ever hosted on this podcast. Matt also reveals his views on online gambling including his own experiences with it...

Duration:00:31:40

LYE 69: What Happened At Tanacon?

7/9/2018
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20 security staff for 5,000 people..insufficient food or water on site... an event cancelled midway through the day. Surely not another scandal involving a YouTuber? Unfortunately, yes. In the wake of the fantastic Shane Dawson series "The Truth about..." where he makes a post cancelled Tanacon series determined to get to the ugly truth behind the demise of the failed convention we discuss the failings of the event, what could have been done differently and why we believe Shane Dawson is...

Duration:00:31:40

LYE 68: Why Do YouTubers Need To Make A Break Up Video?

7/2/2018
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"We have an announcement to make..." we've all watched those videos where YouTubers, usually whilst having a bit of a cry, let their audiences know that they are no longer dating X and that X will no longer feature in their videos anymore. In this episode of Lower Your Expectations Matt poses the question why do they feel the need to do this and if they didn't would anyone actually be offended? Marcus makes some frank observations on the reason(s) why people in the digital eye need to make...

Duration:00:34:13

LYE 67: IGTV vs YouTube

6/25/2018
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IGTV is here. But what is it? How will it affect the digital space and most importantly (obviously) what do we think about it? If you've ever pondered the answers to these questions then you're in luck because this week on Lower Your Expectations not only do we answer them but we also discuss the reasons why Marcus no longer reads comments on his YouTube video and Matts life changing experience watching the England beat Tunisia in the World Cup. Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration:00:35:57

LYE 66: What It's Like To Make A TV Show ft Jamie Demetriou

6/18/2018
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Joining us this week is creator and star of upcoming series Stath Lets Flats Jamie Demetriou who stars as the inept Stath, who works at a dodgy London lettings agency run by his father. We do a deep dive into the creation of the series as Jamie reveals his writing process alongside Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper and Marcus reveals his experience as a lettings agent when he was just a young whippersnapper. We also find out what it’s like working with animals, pigeons to be...

Duration:00:39:16

LYE 65: Do People In The Public Eye Have A Responsibility To Their Fans?

6/11/2018
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Raheem Sterling caused a circus within the press when it was revealed he had a tattoo of a gun. Accusations came at him of being an advocate for gun violence and glamorising gun culture but after the deeply personal meaning behind the tattoo emerged it spun the story on its head but left a huge question: Should the general public have a say on what a celebrity imprints on their body? Elsewhere Marcus does some follow up from his family holiday in St Lucia and "Big Dick Chat" leaves the...

Duration:00:35:28

LYE 64: Are Fans Allowed Opinions On Influencers Appearances?

6/4/2018
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What happens when an influencer changes their appearance completely? Marcus found out this week when he had a short hair cut which resulted in shockwaves amongst his fanbase as they demanded a reason why aswell as growing it back (as if hair responds to demands). But it raises an interesting issue: why are fans allowed to say whatever they like about people in the public eye and would they say it in the public if they saw them in the flesh? Elsewhere Matt gets married and reveals all about...

Duration:00:35:43

LYE 63: Is It Okay To Go On A Diet For The Summer?

5/21/2018
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It's that time of year again. England being knocked out of the world cup, muddy festivals and lots of overcast days. That's right we're chatting the British summer this episode of Lower Your Expectations. Specifically we get scales deep into dieting for the summer after Kim Kardashian West recently revealed her happiness at losing weight from a juice diet. Elsewhere we reveal the most embarrassing things we've ever done on YouTube and Matt has some follow up chat about cinema etiquette...

Duration:00:34:53

LYE 62: The Difficulty Voicing Your Opinion On The Internet

5/14/2018
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Little known rapper Kanye West has been pretty forthcoming in his "expressions" on Twitter recently... is it because he has an album being released imminently or is it just because he wanted to let the world know he likes ping pong? Who knows. But it serves as a talking point on this episode of Lower Your Expectations as it begs the question "What can and can't you say on the internet?". Elsewhere a polarising conspiracy shows up in the big question and Marcus reveals what it was like to...

Duration:00:34:29

LYE 61: What Are The Downsides Of Being In The Public Eye?

4/30/2018
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When you think of the word "famous" I'm sure it's with the preconception of money and happiness. But what if that isn't the full picture? This week we explore the darker side of being in the public eye and the pressures that come with that. Elsewhere there is a fifteen minute odyssey of an introduction to the episode where we dive into being sweaty, getting manicures, etiquette of having a hair cut and why Marcus won't have his feet massaged. Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration:00:39:06

LYE 60: Is It Okay For Your Child To Have An Instagram Account?

4/25/2018
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Babies. The most innocent of all life’s creations…but should they have instagram accounts? This is the question we will attempt at answering in the latest instalment of Lower Your Expectations. We also have a good guess at what the most recent edition to the Royal family will be named and a big question reveals what we both miss the most about school. ENJOY! Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe...

Duration:00:33:31

LYE 59: Are YouTubers The Same As Sales People?

4/16/2018
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"Hey Guys this video is being brought to you by..." is a phrase that is very familiar with YouTuber's and their audiences but as the new wave of YouTubers coming through become younger and younger are they essentially setting themselves up for the life of a glorified sales person? That's the question we explore in this episode of Lower Your Expectations. If that segment is a little too dry for you don't panic! The big question this week features an X rated birthday cake and a grandma with...

Duration:00:27:41

LYE 58: Is It Okay To Eat In The Cinema?

4/11/2018
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There's a reason why rantey (a colloquialism on rant) rhymes with Viney and that reason is explored in this episode of Lower Your Expectations as Matt rants over the cinema patrons who enthusiastically chomp on snacks during film screenings. With Marcus being a big advocate for the cinema salted popcorn the debate raged as fiercely as those held in parliament and it will be remembered by the masses for what could be centuries. Elsewhere festival season is just around the corner and the...

Duration:00:28:12

LYE 57: Why I Have Fallen Out Of Love With YouTube

4/2/2018
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A romance over ten years in the making but will it have a sweet or bitter end? That's the question that faces Marcus this week as he reveals that as a fan of YouTube he is starting to lose faith with the platform. But why? What Happened? HUH? These are the follow up questions he must answer on an electrifying episode of Lower Your Expectations. Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe to Marcus on...

Duration:00:32:04

LYE 56: Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

3/26/2018
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The answer is yes. If you're saying "No, I'm not" then you're lying to yourself. WE ARE BACK! Sorry for the break Marcus was transformed into a full time nurse to his girlfriend Stefanie while Matt was producing his own version of DIY SOS in his flat. This week we tackled procrastination and more specifically the relationship we have with our smart phones where we answer the question: Is it okay to go to dinner and be on your phone? And the big questions sees Marcus wanting the elderly...

Duration:00:29:51

LYE 54: Moving On From YouTube ft Jim Chapman

3/12/2018
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Introducing our lovely guest this week is difficult because he does so many different things. He has made videos for YouTube across his two channels, released his own book, presented major events and walked the runway for Dolce and Gabbana. Jim Chapman popped in to chat with us and amongst how he likes to be introduced to people (did we do a good job here?!?!) we also dug deeper into subjects such as the unique qualities that having a partner also in the public eye presents, what Marcus...

Duration:00:49:33

LYE 54: How I Went From Being A Personal Trainer To Having A 9 Book Deal ft Joe Wicks

3/5/2018
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You could say Joe Wicks has been a bit busy recently. Not only has his first TV show just been released (Joe Wicks: The Body Coach) last year he broke the Guiness World Record for the largest high-intensity interval training class a feat achieved on stage at Hyde Park and on top of all of this he has been inspiring the nation to eat healthier and exercise more with his "Lean in 15" mantra. We delve into the world of Wicks and discover what it is that motivates him, how he handles his newly...

Duration:00:39:04

LYE 53: The "Old" Marcus vs The "New" Marcus

2/26/2018
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I'm sorry, the old Marcus can't come to the phone right now. Why? He's dead. If you didn't get that Taylor Swift reference then two things: how have you escaped it? GO AND LISTEN IT'S AN ABSOLUTE TUNE. But yes this delightful Lower Your Expectations episode deals with comments on the most recent batch of YouTube videos in particular Marcus issues a response to the people who have been missing the "old" Marcus. Elsewhere the boys dish out some advice on how to deal with stress and a big...

Duration:00:28:56

LYE 52: "I Woke Up Standing In The Hotel Lobby Half Naked"

2/19/2018
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It's day five of a road trip and you're working 14 hour days whilst staying in a different hotel every night the question is: how could you not sleepwalk? This week's helping of #LYE (we're definitely making this a thing) shares the embarrassing stories from Marcus and Matt's road trip across Europe eventually ending in Mexico and also features a particularly unique situation Marcus found himself in whilst receiving a full body massage (your imagination is on the right lines) all will be...

Duration:00:34:35

LYE 51: Should YouTubers Get Things For Free?

2/12/2018
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To those of you still out there waiting for us... HELLO! We are back it has been 55 days (we just counted on our fingers so may not be accurate) since our last podcast episode and you might be wondering: Is the return going to be epic? Will they have a huge guest on their first episode back? Have they learnt any fascinating truths in the time away? And the answer to those three questions is..... no. BUT there is a whole load of gossip for us to dive back into including whether or not...

Duration:00:32:26