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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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English


Episodes

LYE 50: What The F**k happened in 2017?

12/11/2017
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It's that time of year again when Marcus & Matt look back at the drama 2017 had to offer including fake beef with some A list YouTubers, being a little too merry at Vidcon and disstracks... lots and lots of disstracks. Elsewhere Marcus reveals what his target for 2017 were and whether or not he hit them as well as some of his targets for 2018. It also seems very apt that hitting our milestone of 50 episodes will be the last one released for a little while but check back in 2018 for a shiny...

Duration: 00:38:30


LYE 49: I walked out of the shower and he saw EVERYTHING

12/4/2017
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Is that really the title? Did that really happen? Are these questions annoying? The answer to all of those questions is "yes" and you're going to discover how and why Marcus ended up flashing his man parts to a complete stranger. Elsewhere we discuss christmas tradition, Matt's shocking first appearance in a main channel video and why the Robbie Williams song "Rock DJ" is a cringe trigger for one of the hosts. All this and much more on this weeks Lower Your Expectations!

Duration: 00:27:47


LYE 48: "Do I Regret Stopping Daily Uploads on YouTube?"

11/27/2017
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Ever wanted a deep dive into Marcus & Matt's creative process and learn more about the challenges of writing? We hope so because that is exactly what you will be receiving in this weeks episode of Lower Your Expectations. Elsewhere Matt has some new ammunition in the Bournemouth vs Brighton debate that features a Stranger Things star and an advent calendar inspired big question reveals two genius ideas that should replace chocolate as a daily treat in December. Check out MoreMarcus on...

Duration: 00:33:44


LYE 47: "I Saw People Performing Sex Acts At A Nightclub"

11/20/2017
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If you go for a night out clubbing these are a few of things you would typically expect to see: people having one too many shandies, hearing some awful music from the 2010 period (here's looking at you David Guetta) and witnessing some dodgy kebab mistakes. In Berlin, however, Marcus reveals a few of the sordid details from a particularly "unique" night at the infamous Berghain club including being propositioned for a threesome. Elsewhere Matt reveals how he was snubbed by both MC Grindah...

Duration: 00:30:46


LYE 46: Hello World Special Live Recording

11/6/2017
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Live from Hello World in Birmingham comes the Lower Your Expectations podcast where we faced the public for the first time. Helping us survive our live recording were two very special guests one being Marcus' older sister Tash who dropped in to chat about Marcus' first foray into YouTube and our second guest was Eloise (sorry for potentially dodgy spelling) a thirteen year old fan of the podcast who told us how YouTube is portrayed at school and she also helped Marcus answer a very tricky...

Duration: 00:38:49


LYE 45: Jack Whitehall

10/30/2017
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Actor, writer, stand up comedian, occasional horse rider Jack Whitehall joins us on the podcast this week which makes it very difficult for us to stick to the title of the show. In a sprawling chat we managed to cover the time Jack was spying on Marcus eating breakfast, YouTube and why Bournemouth was the scene of Jack's worst ever stand up gig. He also fills us in on his two Netflix shows "Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father" and "Jack Whitehall: At Large" what goes into filming these...

Duration: 00:57:09


LYE 44: Parents and YouTube ft Simon Kaye (Marcus' step dad)

10/23/2017
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That's right, you read the title correctly we have managed to coerce the one and only Simon Kaye into appearing on an episode of Lower Your Expectations! To the uninitiated Simon is Marcus' step dad and has known him since he was twelve that meant Matt was able to extrapolate just how much of a little shit Marcus was as a teenager. We also discuss the impact Marcus' blossoming YouTube career had on his parents and whether or not they thought Marcus was making the right decision when he...

Duration: 00:38:34


LYE 43: Why I've Stopped Uploading YouTube Videos

10/16/2017
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For eighteen months Marcus and Matt uploaded daily videos to Marcus' second channel "More Marcus" a couple weeks ago that stopped with immediate effect. Marcus now explains in depth why he made the decision which has many potential advantages and disadvantages. Elsewhere Marcus reveals a recent awkward experience in Paris and Matt explains why he thought it was cute when his old cat broke its tail. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at...

Duration: 00:33:25


LYE 42: Why Do We Do What We Do? ft Alfie Deyes

10/9/2017
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Little known* YouTube creator Alfie Deyes AKA Pointless Blog decided to drop in on us this week and shared his thoughts on the current YouTube landscape as well as revealing his strangest fan experience. Elsewhere Marcus and Alfie engage in some trash talk ahead of a potential fight** at Hello World and they also reveal their plans for the future. *it's a joke, don't call Drama Alert. **they probably won't fight to be honest. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s...

Duration: 00:55:10


LYE 41: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do In Life

10/2/2017
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What do you want to be when you grow up? The question we have all had and hated at one point in our lives. Marcus provides some advice on how you can internally answer this question so that the next time you're asked it you are fully prepared. This episode of Lower Your Expectations also sees the return of #askmattcus where we answer why exactly the show is called Lower Your Expectations and not Chatting Sh*t (an inspired title) all this and much much more! Big Question:...

Duration: 00:30:59


LYE 40: Why Are YouTubers Fighting Each Other?

9/25/2017
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WE'RE BACK! That's right Marcus and Matt have returned from their holidays armed with anecdotes about wasps, kebab shops and licking batteries. All three of those topics are actually in this weeks episode. We wish we were joking. Elsewhere, Marcus discusses his experiences at New York Fashion Week and the boys also give their predictions on the upcoming grudge match between KSI and Joe Weller. Marcus also suggests there could be a fight between himself and Alfie Deyes at some point in the...

Duration: 00:36:51


LYE 39: Going On Holiday As A YouTuber

9/4/2017
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The end is nigh. Of summer that is, not anything else (although the world is looking a little shakey at the minute) and we discuss our memories of going back to school and even provide a few tips too. Aren't we lovely? Elsewhere Marcus discusses what it means to be a YouTuber and take a holiday. Does he switch off from everything? Does he miss YouTube whilst away? All of these are answered and with the return of Ask Mattcus we also reveal our funniest moment that's occurred of camera....

Duration: 00:31:31


LYE 38: What To Put On Social Media When Disasters Happen

8/28/2017
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Awful things happen around the world it feels like at a daily rate and it's becoming more and more difficult to really express how we feel on social media about these events. But what is it like to be an influencer with a fan base of over six million people hanging on your every word when these disasters occur? That is the question we explore in this weeks Lower Your Expectations. Elsewhere, Marcus gives a "how to create YouTuber merchandise 101" and we reveal our favourite guilty pleasure...

Duration: 00:28:01


LYE 37: "Everyone Wants Me To Make A Diss Track On Alfie Deyes"

8/21/2017
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Diss tracks feel like the new 1000 degree knife challenge (remember that?!?!) and where one was taking apart the things you love with absolute precision for the sake of a few views the other was a simple process of heating your knife to 1000 degrees and cutting butter. But why has this phenomenon swept across YouTube like a tsunami of insults and fake drama? Elsewhere there is a big question inspired debate about our best and most hated films that everyone loves and Matt's performance...

Duration: 00:32:27


LYE 36: Is It Wrong To Post Fake Instagram Photos?

8/14/2017
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It's the year 2017 so of course our big debate covers social media and posting unobtainable pictures on Instagram. Is there a problem with that or is it all just fun and games, that's what we try and determine in this weeks Lower Your Expectations. Also on the agenda Marcus discusses other people's reactions when he told them he was hiring someone to help with videos (and eventually host a podcast with) and whether he believes other YouTubers will follow suit. Check out MoreMarcus on...

Duration: 00:28:33


LYE 35: Being Let Down By Fans

8/7/2017
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It's time to lower those expectations once again because we're back with a brand new episode of this wonderful* podcast and this week we're diving into the world of fans. Not the ones we use when it's hot but the ones that comment nice things on videos and sometimes not so nice things on videos. Elsewhere Marcus reveals the time his fear of wasps had a big impact on his girlfriends Dad, Matt explains the awkwardness he encounters when buying items for YouTube videos and the big question...

Duration: 00:29:07


LYE 34: I Was Still In A Full Time Job With 1.6 Million YouTube Subscribers ft Joe Sugg

7/31/2017
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We are very privileged to be joined by the nations favourite thatcher Mr Joe Sugg in an action packed episode of Lower Your Expectations. Joe debunks a few myths about his talent for impressions including how long it takes him to perfect them and also gives an insight into life before he started YouTube. Elsewhere the boys reveal the worst film they have ever seen in the cinema, courtesy of a quite frankly fantastic "Big Question", and Matt devises a genius plan for YouTubers who are...

Duration: 00:49:20


LYE 33: Should YouTubers Be Paid To Attend Vidcon?

7/24/2017
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Wasps on the tube, Love Island, babies running around naked whilst you eat. All of these things could have come from your deepest darkest nightmares but are rising to the surface in the form of a podcast. Elsewhere, Marcus and Matt debate whether YouTubers should be paid to attend Vidcon and whether nepotism is ripe in the YouTube industry. Oh, and it's also Matt's favourite ever Big Question. Does that mean it's a good one? You'll have to listen and find out on Lower Your Expectations....

Duration: 00:26:47


LYE 32: Receiving Hate On The Internet

7/17/2017
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You could receive it on the street or even in your own home but you're most likely to encounter it on the internet. That's right, we're talking about hate. After receiving his first bout of full blown hate on a YouTube video, Matt's Spanish isn't up to scratch (apparently), Marcus and Matt discuss how it feels to have negative messages thrown at them and ponder why the haters dish it out in the first place. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at...

Duration: 00:34:57


LYE 31: What It's Really Like At A YouTuber Party

7/10/2017
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A Lower Your Expectations episode recorded in the UK without a guest? Surely not. It's true! We are back in a very sweaty London and Marcus reveals what the YouTubers weren't vlogging at #GleamFest including a slightly inebriated Jim Chapman "accidentally" smashing a glass and we also talk Marcus' new tattoo plus the biggest mistake he ever made. It's an action packed episode of the podcast which has been recently described by some as "take the title very literally" enjoy! Check out...

Duration: 00:36:04

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