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Lower Your Expectations with Marcus Butler

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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 88: The Rise Of Commentary Channels On YouTube

11/19/2018
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This week we take a deep dive into the commentary channel sub culture on YouTube and explore the reasons why people are attracted to this style of content and what unique challenges channels of this nature will encounter within their career. Welcome to the "dark" side of YouTube. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe on Android:...

Duration:00:34:47

LYE 87: Defy Media & The Split Of Jake Paul And Erika Costell

11/12/2018
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Jerika is no more. That's right the bedrock that featured heavily in Shane Dawsons "The Mind Of Jake Paul Series" has been dislodged which raises a whole host of questions about the validity of the truths uncovered in the series. We also discuss the impact a break up can have on the former couples business affairs. In other internet related news we unravel the mess that Defy Media have accumulated and what their closure means for the YouTubers who were represented by them. Support Us On...

Duration:00:39:36

LYE 86: What Is My Exit Plan From YouTube?

11/5/2018
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Marzia Bisognin recently informed her 7.5 million YouTube subscribers that this video would be her last. After that she deleted all videos apart from six and is now effectively retired as a YouTuber. This week we dissect this decision and what it means for other YouTubers and prompts Marcus to explore what choices he would make if he were to stop making videos for YouTube. Support Us On Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectations Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best...

Duration:00:29:21

LYE 85: Stefanie Giesinger

10/29/2018
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Joining us in the booth this week is Germany's very own Stefanie Giesinger! Five years on since winning Germany's Next Top Model we chat about that experience and how it prepared Stefanie for the "real world" of modelling and the impact that social media has had on the modelling industry. There are also recollections on how Marcus and Stefanie first met and the infamous chat up line Marcus used on that fateful night. Support Us On Patreon :...

Duration:00:40:09

LYE 84: What Are The Issues Surrounding Child YouTubers?

10/22/2018
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You may not realise it but there is a kids industry on YouTube and Ryan's Toys Reviews is just the tip of the iceberg. There are kids presenting youtube channels participating in challenges, cook offs and even skits. One thing is clear. Toddlers don't orchestrate YouTube channels and run businesses through them so who is? And what potential challenges face these children as they come of age? These are just a couple of the points we explore in this delightful helping of Lower Your...

Duration:00:31:40

LYE 83: Are YouTubers And Influencers Responsible When Brand Deals Go Wrong?

10/15/2018
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This is your message to confirm your trip to the digital world for the next thirty five minutes (if you listen to the whole episode... if you don't, why not?) so strap in for a rollercoaster ride as we bring you up to speed with the latest in the Shane Dawson x Jake Paul saga and why the online therapy company Better Help has brought forward a wider discussion about the nature of brand deals and where the responsibility lies when they go sour. Hope you enjoy your stay! SUPPORT THE...

Duration:00:36:02

LYE 82: How Different Are You Online Compared to IRL?

10/8/2018
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Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectations Does the amount of followers you have online define who you are on social media? This is the question we explore in this weeks instalment of Lower Your Expectations where we also look at the motives behind our actions online. What drives us to post the things we post and how much different are we in the social media space compared with who we are IRL. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at...

Duration:00:36:08

LYE 81: Shane Dawson, Jake Paul and What It Was Like Uploading My First YouTube Video

10/1/2018
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Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectations First things first... thankyou you guys so much for four million downloads! We love recording episodes for you and when we hit milestones like this it really makes us appreciate the community we have going with #LYE Enough with the gushy stuff I imagine you are imploring so let's get on with it. This week we dissect the first two parts of Shane Dawsons "The Mind Of Jake Paul" series and why using a sociopathic angle is...

Duration:00:38:13

LYE 80: Would We Film Our Weddings? ft Oliver Proudlock

9/24/2018
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Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectations We are joined by founder of on trend fashion label Serge DeNimes and Made In Chelsea regular Oliver Proudlock. Recently engaged, we chat about the whether or not he would sell his wedding to a brand, how to get the balance right when sharing your relationship on social media and why he is finding it so difficult to organise the stag do! Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at...

Duration:00:39:19

LYE 79: Is Shane Dawson Taking A Huge Risk With His Jake Paul Series?

9/17/2018
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Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectations Everybody's favourite YouTube documentarian Shane Dawson has announced the subject of his next film and as it turns out it's everybody's LEAST favourite YouTuber Jake Paul. How? What? Why? We attempt to answer these questions and speculate on how the series will pan out. Elsewhere we discuss Marky Mark's spectacular schedule (which includes a 90 minute shower), Marcus' secret hobby and Matt's latest gripe at...

Duration:00:30:34

LYE 78: Rihanna Doesn't Write Her Own Songs But Does It Even Matter? ft Maisie Peters

9/10/2018
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Born in 2000, (WTF?!?!?!), Maisie Peters has burst onto the music scene signing a major record deal and amassing 1.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify. If you've ever wondered how she did this? what was the inspiration to write songs? what is her opinion on pop artists who don't write their own music and if she feels any pressure revealing her political allegiances then you're in luck because they will be answered over the next32 minutes and fifty fix seconds. Enjoy! Maisie is going...

Duration:00:33:51

LYE 77: What Really Happened To The "Brit Crew" / The Effect of Daily Vlogging On Children ft Louise Pentland

9/3/2018
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Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectations Weekly vlogger, mother of two and female led fiction author Louise Pentland joins us on a bumper episode of Lower Your Expectations! Louise and Marcus debate the effects of daily vlogging on the first generation of "YouTube children", they also reveal the reason why the fabled Brit Crew no longer see each other as regularly as they once did. We also chat about the difficulties of changing your identity online and going...

Duration:00:41:30

LYE 76: Flaunting Wealth On YouTube? (The Secret Life Of Jeffree Star)

8/27/2018
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You shouldn't talk about religion, politics and money at a dinner party. That's an unwritten rule we abide by in society but are you allowed to put your wealth online? That's the question we discuss on this weeks episode of Lower Your Expectations. Marcus explains why he chooses to keep his wealth private but also offers an opinion on people who do expose their finances online specifically in the case of Jeffree Star who revealed he owns a company that makes 150 million dollars a year....

Duration:00:34:56

LYE 75: Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Money and Raising a Generation of "Floggers" ft Greg James

8/20/2018
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As of thirty minutes after this episode of Lower Your Expectations is released Greg James will be sitting at his Radio 1 booth ready to present the breakfast show for the first time. History in the making. But how is he feeling? Is he nervous? What will he be doing differently? Is he getting sick of all of these questions? Greg reveals all as we discuss the similarities between Radio and YouTube, the meaning behind his coinage of the word "floggers" and why he doesn't feel uncomfortable...

Duration:00:37:08

LYE 74: The Truth Behind Leaving I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here ft Jack Maynard

8/13/2018
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It was the first year a YouTuber entered the "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here" jungle and within five days the YouTuber left amidst reports of offensive old tweets resurfacing. The YouTuber in question was Jack Maynard and he joins us to chat about what really went on during that period and whether or not he would return to a reality show if given the chance. Elsewhere we also chat YouTube and whether or not Jack will step in the ring for a boxing match. Subscribe on iTunes:...

Duration:00:37:18

LYE 73: Logan Paul is Cancelled... But Why?

8/6/2018
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The answer to the above might be glaringly obvious however BBC Radio One clearly weren't sure when they booked KSI and Logan Paul for an interview in preparation for their all encompassing fight in Manchester on August 25th. The interview was completed, edited and a clip was released on their socials however just hours before the interview was due to go live... it was cancelled. They cited the quality of the interview as the reason why but neither Marcus or Matt believe that is the full...

Duration:00:30:34

LYE 72: Distancing Myself From YouTubers?

7/30/2018
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Another day another disastrous YouTube event. This time it's Fouseycon that has been thrusted into the spotlight. Organised by YouTuber Fouseytube aka twenty eight year old Yousef Erakat this event made big promises (including a set from Drake and an appearance from Lebron James) that it simply couldn't keep. Inevitably, it all ended in tears but in this weeks episode of Lower Your Expectations we discuss the reason why these YouTuber's risk their reputations to stage events, why Marcus...

Duration:00:33:10

LYE 71: KSI vs Logan Paul

7/23/2018
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Aaron Paul must have shuddered when he saw another Paul, who isn't related to him but shares the same surname, pull up to a press conference in a gold plated Rolls Royce. That's right, this week we discuss the latest developments in the Logan Paul vs KSI boxing matchup and what the added publicity is doing for YouTube and YouTubers. Elsewhere Marcus reveals his thoughts on Moscow where he recently visited to watch England crash out of the World Cup and Matt offers an insight into his...

Duration:00:34:27

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 the...

Duration:00:31:40