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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 80: Would We Film Our Weddings? ft Oliver Proudlock

9/24/2018
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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 YouTube.com/MoreMarcus Subscribe on iTunes:...

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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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 concerts. Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe on...

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 on...

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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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 through a relationship break up with the eyes of the internet...

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 with...

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 psyche...

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

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 guys...

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 get...

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