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The Create Unknown

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There’s a new dream job out there and it’s Creator. The allure of flexing your creative muscles in the limelight for a living is enticing young and old to jump on YouTube and start recording. But a lot can happen on the way to millions of subscribers.In ‘The Create Unknown’ co-hosts Kevin Lieber and… read more

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YouTube and Twitter's DMCA Extortion Epidemic [Ep. 49]

June 9th, 2020


John Swan leaves the pond to address a sinister new force in the YouTube and Twitter scenes: channel takedown extortion and harassment. It’s always been around, but now that it’s possible to doxx creators and shut down …

John Swan: Suzy Lu, Harassment, and Commentary's Future [Ep. 48]

May 30th, 2020


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William Osman's Grandma Begged Him to Quit [Ep. 47]

May 22nd, 2020


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PsychicPebbles Talks Smiling Friends

May 15th, 2020


Our favorite feculent goblin psychicpebbles  returns to The Create Unknown to talk about his new Adult Swim pilot, “Smiling Friends” -- and this …

6 Reasons We Suck.

May 1st, 2020


After a robust discussion of a Bolivian dancing/fighting ritual, Matt and Kevin realize that they’ve used their experience as content creators to …

Anything4Views: The Paradoxical Duality of the Chad

April 24th, 2020


Chad debuted on the Filthy Frank Show and earned the name “Anything4Views” by showcasing his ridiculous comedic talent as he undertook absurd …

HappyConsoleGamer: A Founding Father of YouTube Gaming

April 16th, 2020


Johnny Millenium is a pioneer of giving honest and passionate video game reviews on his HappyConsoleGamer channel, sharing his unbridled and …

Everyone's Home. Why Is The Internet Dead?

April 10th, 2020


Look, something weird is happening. We're all home - ALL OF US - and... parts of the internet are dead. Completely dead.

Netflix and Hulu streaming …

Do REAL YouTubers Do Everything Alone?

April 3rd, 2020


First, it's a bit about tongue prints. Then a tweet from a friend suggested that *real* YouTubers write their own scripts, edit their own videos, make their own thumbnails... and handle every part of the creative …

Is Stealing Tweets Okay?

March 29th, 2020


After Kevin and Matt discuss a landmark scientific discovery, they talk about the Crime of the Century: a YouTuber stole one of Matt's Spice Girls …

Creatives Are Stressed. Let's Fix It.

March 20th, 2020


In our longest episode ever, we recap the Cereal Tier Ranking livestream and give an emergency quarantine announcement to the Dumpster Crew, INFANTry, and Baby Gang -- and then it's time for some real talk.

It's really …

Is VidCon About to Get YEETED?

March 12th, 2020


It might happen. It'll PROBABLY happen. We'll know soon whether the year's biggest, most significant event for the YouTube world gets delayed... or canceled outright.

SXSW is dead, some TwitchCons and ComicCons have been …

Reflecting on Our Most HATED Episode Ever

March 6th, 2020


We discuss our most HATED episode ever -- the massive backlash against last week's interview with Justin Silverman. We theorize about why there are movements to criticize things so harshly when you used to love them, …

Producing Angry Video Game Nerd with Justin Silverman

February 28th, 2020


Justin Silverman produces one of the most successful YouTube shows of all time: James Rolfe's Angry Video Game Nerd. And Justin is a serious YouTube …

Is Jake Paul's School a Scam?

February 21st, 2020


So... you probably didn't know it, but YouTuber Jake Paul cured the world's anxiety IN A SINGLE TWEET (this went really badly). On top of that, he's …

The Create Unknown Is Dead (clickbait)

February 10th, 2020


We've recorded 34 episodes of The Create Unknown. We've interviewed YouTubers with a collective billions and billions of views, and we've pulled back …

Gus Johnson enters The Create Unknown

January 29th, 2020


Matt and Kevin talk to one of the most wondrous humans ever to come out of the Midwest: Gus Johnson (aka Gusbuckets), whose YouTube channel, Twitter/Instagram, Gus & Eddy podcast, and Comedy Central material are …

Should Kids Be On YouTube?

January 21st, 2020


Kevin and Matt discuss a weird situation with a YouTube celebrity going through life drunk on ego and influence... and it's really, really not what you'd think.

It brings up important issues about the consequences of …

We Need to Talk About Cathy... and New Guy

January 10th, 2020


We wanted to start off 2020 with a bang, so... Matt somehow got reported to the British police because of something that happened on Twitter. And …

Hot Dad enters The Create Unknown

December 23rd, 2019


Erik Helwig, known online as Hot Dad, a musician and comedian fond of creating surreal/synth-heavy songs about a large variety of topics joins us today in The Create Unknown to discuss his creative process and ways …

YouTube Deletes iDubbbz & Rewind Is Dead

December 13th, 2019


Kevin and Matt discuss this week's YouTube news such as the painfully boring YouTube Rewind and recent policy changes that aren't looking good for …

Pat the NES Punk enters The Create Unknown

December 6th, 2019


PatTheNESPunk, aka Patrick Contri, author of the 900-pound tome of video game knowledge "Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library", and creator of game reviews for over a decade enters The Create Unknown to discuss …

CrippDaddy enters The Create Unknown

November 27th, 2019


There might not be anyone growing faster on Twitter than Cripp Daddy, who has harnessed his irreverent style of comedy to build a rabid following of …

How To Network Even If You Hate It

November 27th, 2019


Kevin and Matt discuss networking.

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Jake Roper returns to The Create Unknown

November 7th, 2019


Jake Roper of Vsauce3 is BACK and taking us behind-the-scenes of the new season of his amazing YouTube Original series, Could You Survive the Movies?

We Answer 30 of Your Questions

October 31st, 2019


We asked for questions from our fans and answered as many as we could in this Q&A / Ask Me Anything episode to celebrate the one-year anniversary …

The Merch Making Paradox

October 24th, 2019


It's time to talk merch! But first, coming from Armenia, Matt talks about hearing Kim Kardashian reveal her dream of becoming a reality TV star at… …

How YouTube Brand Deals Work

October 17th, 2019


For the most part, everyone knows that YouTubers can make money when the platform plays ads before and during their video. For a long time, that was how things worked and it was good enough. However, recent events such …

Making of "Can Pasta Hold Your Weight?"

October 10th, 2019


Given an opportunity to make almost any video, Kevin and Matt journeyed to Rome, Italy to build a chair out of pasta. On an incredibly tight timeline, the guys assembled a team from around the world and overcame a ton …

Coffee Break enters The Create Unknown

September 26th, 2019


Stephen from Coffee Break stops by to talk about his groundbreaking video about the inner workings of YouTube’s trending page. Building off his past (and new!) research, Stephen has very unique insight into what YouTube …

There's Something Wrong with Stranger Things (ft Sean Malone)

September 19th, 2019


Kevin loved Stranger Things. He thought he had found the show that would be his all-time favorite. Then season 2 and 3 came along and Kevin's world …

Why Don't Rich YouTubers Retire?

September 12th, 2019


PewDiePie and Ninja have reached the mountaintop. So have Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, and David Letterman. Yet not one of them has decided to walk …

William Osman enters The Create Unknown

September 5th, 2019


The brilliant, singularly-talented William Osman takes a unique approach to creating content: truly, there’s only one egg-dropping madman on YouTube.

Is This The Worst Advice Ever?

August 29th, 2019


There's a meme going around that seemingly everyone is hailing as fantastic advice: "Don't take criticism from people you wouldn't go to for advice." …

We Got Bludgeoned by YouTube's Hammer

August 22nd, 2019


In the wake of Vox Adpocalypse and the fallout from Carlos Maza and Stephen Crowder's feud, YouTube has rolled out more changes to its automated …

King of Random's Secret Legacy (Phase 3 Premiere)

August 15th, 2019


What is Phase 3? We’re weekly, and now we’ve got a Baby Gang, a hopping Discord server, Creator services, an ad-free feed… and it all comes from over …

Kingani enters The Create Unknown

June 20th, 2019


The intensely fun and funny Kingani joins us to talk about how the next generation of creators see the online and offline worlds. Ani is a hugely …

Veritasium enters The Create Unknown

June 6th, 2019


Derek Muller of the science channel Veritasium joins us to talk about his new study of the YouTube algorithm and how it helped him rocket a recent …

Carson enters The Create Unknown

May 23rd, 2019


We’ve dubbed CallMeCarson the “DaVinci of Dumb,” and he’s earned that title. Carson is leading a new genre of comedy in which sophisticated, …

Casey Neistat enters The Create Unknown

May 9th, 2019


YouTube legend Casey Neistat enters The Create Unknown to talk about the current state of the platform and how its “Golden Age” may be long gone. …

PsychicPebbles enters The Create Unknown

April 25th, 2019


Legendary OG YouTube animator Zach Hadel (PsychicPebbles) enters The Create Unknown to talk about how the changing landscape of YouTube monetization …

Quackity enters The Create Unknown

April 11th, 2019


Quackity hosts Discord’s Got Talent, he’s been a grandma on Twitter, he’s raided games like Club Penguin and toyed with tech support scammers… and he’s had some bad experiences eating Lunchables. But behind Quackity’s …

How to Make YouTube Sausage

February 21st, 2019


Kevin and Matt go deep into the process behind making a Vsauce2 video to show how the YouTube sausage gets made… and it’s a lot more complex than you may think. We want to open viewers’ eyes to the many steps of the …

The Two YouTubes Theory

January 24th, 2019


The most disliked video in the history of YouTube was made… by YouTube. And the most liked video? That’s PewDiePie’s response to it.

So, what’s going on here, and what does it mean for the future of YouTube?

In the wake …

Kwebbelkop enters The Create Unknown

January 10th, 2019


Kwebbelkop’s high-energy gaming videos showcase his excitement and hilarity -- but underneath lies one of the most insightful entrepreneurial minds …

Vsauce's Michael Stevens enters The Create Unknown

December 20th, 2018


Michael Stevens enters The Create Unknown! The internet’s science dad and the creator of Vsauce joins us to talk about starting YouTube's largest education network. We go way back to the origin story of Vsauce as a …

iDubbbz enters The Create Unknown

December 6th, 2018


There’s no one on YouTube quite like iDubbbz. Ian Carter enters The Create Unknown to talk about how he rose up from streamer to the comedic Content Cop of YouTube. We explore his unique creative process that allows him …

iJustine enters The Create Unknown

November 20th, 2018


We're joined by tech and YouTube legend iJustine, who tells us about her unique journey as an online pioneer. From showcasing her life as the first …

Voiceover Pete enters The Create Unknown

November 16th, 2018


Half a million subs in one week. That’s the meteoric rise of one of YouTube’s most unlikely stars: Voiceover Pete. From humble beginnings on Fiverr …

Vsauce3's Jake Roper enters The Create Unknown

November 8th, 2018


Vsauce3 star Jake Roper, takes us on the journey of how he turned himself from high school musician into a wunderkind filmmaker pushing the …

Dolan Dark & Grandayy enter The Create Unknown

October 25th, 2018


Did you know that professional memer is a real thing? In this episode, we pledge allegiance to the Meme Force as we're joined by Meme Lord Generals …

SmarterEveryDay enters The Create Unknown

October 25th, 2018


In the series premiere of The Create Unknown, we are joined by the real-life rocket scientist himself, SmarterEveryDay's Destin Sandlin. With his characteristic curiosity, Destin takes us through a wide-range of fun and …


October 1st, 2018


"The Create Unknown," a new podcast from Vsauce2.

There’s a new dream job out there and it’s Creator. The allure of flexing your creative muscles in …

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