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The Create Unknown interviews the most successful online creators to reveal how they got started and how they keep going. iDubbbz. Vsauce. Casey Neistat. iJustine. PsychicPebbles. We talk to the YouTubers, artists, and streamers who exemplify our mantra of “Make Something. Mean Something.” Part high-level analysis, part hopelessly stupid, Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor from Vsauce2 dissect the complex business, the unpredictable drama, and the uncertain future of creating online. We’ll see you in The Create Unknown, Space Cowboys. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

The Create Unknown interviews the most successful online creators to reveal how they got started and how they keep going. iDubbbz. Vsauce. Casey Neistat. iJustine. PsychicPebbles. We talk to the YouTubers, artists, and streamers who exemplify our mantra of “Make Something. Mean Something.” Part high-level analysis, part hopelessly stupid, Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor from Vsauce2 dissect the complex business, the unpredictable drama, and the uncertain future of creating online. We’ll see you in The Create Unknown, Space Cowboys. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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United States

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The Create Unknown interviews the most successful online creators to reveal how they got started and how they keep going. iDubbbz. Vsauce. Casey Neistat. iJustine. PsychicPebbles. We talk to the YouTubers, artists, and streamers who exemplify our mantra of “Make Something. Mean Something.” Part high-level analysis, part hopelessly stupid, Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor from Vsauce2 dissect the complex business, the unpredictable drama, and the uncertain future of creating online. We’ll see you in The Create Unknown, Space Cowboys. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy

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English


Episodes

You Owe People Your Creativity

12/2/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown After a much needed Thanksgiving rest, we are BACK to deliver another episode of RULES FOR LIFE. Every week on The Create Unknown we talk about Making Something and Meaning something, and in this episode,...

Duration:01:16:36

TCU Rule #2: You Are What You Do

11/18/2022
Post your first job for FREE: linkedin.com/create Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown This week we’re setting out to tackle a single question – who are you? What is it that makes you, you? On this installment of TCU’s Rules for Life, Matt’s...

Duration:01:25:23

Technology Connections Makes Mundane Amazing

11/11/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown It’s pretty easy to take the everyday conveniences of life for granted, it’s something we all do. Alec from Technology Connections is here to fix that, and his fascination for the mundane is the source of...

Duration:01:28:53

TCU Rules for Life #1: Think, Don’t Seethe

11/4/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown The world can be a tough place to get a handle on. But lucky for YOU, dear listener, Kevin Lieber’s got you covered with his rules for understanding it all. This episode we dive deep into one of those rules,...

Duration:01:19:12

Ian Hecox and the Legend of Smosh

10/28/2022
Post your first job for FREE: linkedin.com/create Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown In the year 2022, very few of YouTube’s founding creators remain at the top of their craft – Ian Hecox is the exception. Through some poorly aged content,...

Duration:01:19:50

Bobby Duke on Optimizing an Artist’s Life

10/21/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown It’s not easy to put a label on Bobby Duke. Is he an artist? A creator? 1,000 words fit his work, and they all seem to be appropriate. Whether it’s a giant sculpture or turning a normal pencil into a chain...

Duration:01:20:35

Alchemy and Dissolving Bodies with NileRed

10/14/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown When we first met NileRed several years ago, we talked about making moonshine out of toilet paper. A few months later, he’d actually figured out how to do it. No one makes chemistry more interesting or...

Duration:01:44:25

Jabrils on AI and Zoomer Loneliness

10/7/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown Jabrils is more than grilled cheese. He’s uniquely positioned to weigh in on everything from what artificial intelligence will do for us – and to us – in the future, to how technology affects our basic...

Duration:01:23:38

Quiet Quitting is Garbage

9/30/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown We’ve got a problem with “Quiet Quitting,” which is the tactic of doing the absolute bare minimum at a job as a form of protest and to preserve both energy and sanity due to feelings of exploitation. Kevin...

Duration:01:36:50

Creating the Unknown with Ben Webster

9/23/2022
Post your first job FREE: https://linkedin.com/create Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio -- and use code CREATE for a free additional year of warranty on desktops: https://maingear.com/ref/656/ Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown You’d better like Unknown Sausage, because Producer Ben Webster is here to explain how it’s made. We’ve wanted to do an episode with Ben for a while...

Duration:01:15:21

Chris Ray Gun's Boiling Ocean of Hot Takes

9/16/2022
Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown Chris Ray Gun’s content has evolved, but he’s closer to being himself than ever – and he’s putting in more time podcasting, streaming, and making videos than even seems possible. Now that he’s living alone, who’s going to hold the camera? Separating where you work and where you live is complex. Is it best to have a totally different room and setup? Or can you make it work, and actually be happier, when everything you do all day is...

Duration:02:04:52

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, but Lou Perez Is

9/9/2022
Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown Comedian Lou Perez is launching his book “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore” with us, and having Lou on is something we’ve looked forward to for a long time – after all, we’ve known him for about 7 years now. He’s a product of New York City, specifically Queens, and that’s what made being forced to sit outside at one of his favorite pizzerias a truly harrowing experience. It was pizza so good he’d ‘schlep through streets of shit’ to get...

Duration:01:26:29

Schlatt's Creator Advice Is Give Up

9/2/2022
Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown There’s only one way to start a conversation with Jschlatt, and that’s a detailed examination of the social interactions that undergirds deli meat transactions. Getting the perfect slice of meat is a delicate balance of conversation and mouth feel, right down to the millimeter. We get serious as Kevin pulls a remarkable recent statistic about 98% of kids wanting to become social influencers. Schlatt’s advice? Quit – and he’s got...

ManyKudos -- Not Safe For Work

8/26/2022
Post your first job FREE: https://linkedin.com/create Join Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thecreateunknown We're back on Tuesday with jschlatt, and his return into the Unknown will likely be peppered with cereal residue and conflict. We're prepared. We're ready to fight. Tuesday, 6pm ET. On to the Kudos... It’s Kudos time, which also means it’s jelqing time. And toilet time. Sometimes you do something and wonder how your life went so wrong – or so right. This is one of those episodes....

Duration:01:30:54

We Respond to Our Zoomer Critics

8/18/2022
A broad range of people listen to The Create Unknown, from high schoolers to retirees. Occasionally that leads to some misinterpretations, and we’ve run head first into a few of those recently. It’s time to throw down. We clear up what we meant by our shared worldview that we talked to PsychicPebbles about – namely, that things are getting much, much better, and that life is just a lot easier than it used to be. Does that mean we’re out of touch with current problems, or that we don’t think...

Duration:02:00:20

Rusty Cage’s Backyard “Lemonade Stand”

8/11/2022
Rusty Cage is a comic book artist, musician, YouTuber, and now… controversial carpenter. We discuss his ongoing series documenting the building of a backyard “lemonade stand” that would make Marie Antoinette shiver. Kevin throws out several concepts he’s been mulling over in recent weeks including the Mr. Beastification of YouTube, the death of the full-time creator at the hands of TikTok, and the advancement of nuclear-level clickbait swallowing all the views. But ultimately, both Kevin and...

Duration:01:52:17

Nerdwriter Escapes into Meaning

8/5/2022
The gold standard of the video essay genre on YouTube is Nerdwriter, and between a decade of videos and a book about to drop, Evan’s got a lot to talk about. We start off with a bit of failure: the novel that got Evan on YouTube in the first place, and we analyze why it just wasn’t very good. It *was* successful in the sense that it kicked off an amazing career of writing for video and now a collection of essays – and he successfully avoided the worst thing in the creative process, which is...

PsychicPebbles Opens His Brain For Us

8/1/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up everything for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio: https://maingear.com/vybe/ Post your first job FREE: https://linkedin.com/create We start off our 2+ hour biannual neurological exam of PsychicPebbles’ lizard brain with a grim comparison of the Smiling Friends and Vsauce fandoms – and a realization about the rewatchability of both endeavors. Jimmy Carter is set to trade in the peanut farm and Habitat for Humanity for...

Duration:02:23:35

Drew Durnil: Geography Jester and Empire Builder

7/29/2022
Thanks to MAINGEAR for speeding up *everything* for us. Check out the VYBE line that’s making up the core of Matt’s new studio: https://maingear.com/vybe/ Post your first job FREE: https://linkedin.com/create Drew Durnil is one of the most prolific creators we know, and he’s dropped over 500 videos since we talked to him a year and a half ago. All that may have culminated in a theory that the next great world event will center on a tiny city-state with a 12-person army. Or maybe not. It’s...

Duration:01:58:00

Charity Croff’s Infinite Pursuit of Knowledge

7/15/2022
We met Charity Croff in a really, really strange way – and before we were even out of the car, we’d invited him on The Create Unknown. He represents the new generation of educational/informational creators, and he got started by crushing a million views about a week after one of his first videos. He had to jump a few hurdles to get where he is. School wasn’t a fit and people around him didn’t quite understand how online content creation worked. But without defining himself in the face of...

Duration:01:08:37