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Lower Your Expectations is a podcast hosted by internet personality Marcus Butler and his full time producer part time mate Matt Bentley-Viney where they take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful corners of the digital world tackling some of the internet’s biggest taboos with celebrities, creators and industry leader guests.

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Lower Your Expectations is a podcast hosted by internet personality Marcus Butler and his full time producer part time mate Matt Bentley-Viney where they take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful corners of the digital world tackling some of the internet’s biggest taboos with celebrities, creators and industry leader guests.

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Very much entertaining! Been a fan of you for years! 💜

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You guys are sooooo funny I love starting my day with this podcast on my podcast

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Amazing

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Very much entertaining! Been a fan of you for years! 💜

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You guys are sooooo funny I love starting my day with this podcast on my podcast

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Lower Your Expectations with Marcus Butler

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Lower Your Expectations is a podcast hosted by internet personality Marcus Butler and his full time producer part time mate Matt Bentley-Viney where they take a deep dive into the weird and wonderful corners of the digital world tackling some of the internet’s biggest taboos with celebrities, creators and industry leader guests.

LYE 27: It's Everyday Bro

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"Who the hell are flippin' you?" Just one of the iconic lines from YouTube sensation, and apparently hardcore rap king, Jake Paul and in this weeks episode of Lower Your Expectations we put his new song "It's Everyday Bro" under the microscope. 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: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us! ————— Sound by Adam Durbridge Big Question: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/horrific-pictures-show-party-goers-10515701

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Jun 05 2017

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

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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 episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us! ————— Sound by Adam Durbridge Big Question: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/baker-hired-make-full-blown-11161152

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Oct 09 2017

55mins

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LYE 1: "I’m Sorry That You Received My Knee In Your Face"

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Welcome to the very first episode of Lower Your Expectations! In this week's instalment, Marcus and Matt dish the dirt on embarrassing mishaps, Marcus’ official celebrity status, kneeing a fan in the face and plenty more randomness.

Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube this week for a bonus clip from the episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus

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Nov 21 2016

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

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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 rejected in any scenario. It's all here so settle in with a cuppa and make sure those expectations are suitably lowered. 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: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us! ————— Sound by Adam Durbridge Big Question: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/dullest-film-ever-made-baa-10838917

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Jul 31 2017

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

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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 watching.


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Sep 03 2018

41mins

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LYE 60: Is It Okay For Your Child To Have An Instagram Account?

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Babies. The most innocent of all life’s creations…but should they have instagram accounts? This is the question we will attempt at answering in the latest instalment of Lower Your Expectations. We also have a good guess at what the most recent edition to the Royal family will be named and a big question reveals what we both miss the most about school. 


ENJOY!


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Apr 25 2018

33mins

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LYE 55: Moving On From YouTube ft Jim Chapman

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Introducing our lovely guest this week is difficult because he does so many different things. He has made videos for YouTube across his two channels, released his own book, presented major events and walked the runway for Dolce and Gabbana. Jim Chapman popped in to chat with us and amongst how he likes to be introduced to people (did we do a good job here?!?!) we also dug deeper into subjects such as the unique qualities that having a partner also in the public eye presents, what Marcus and Jim feel about their YouTube stardom and whether people who watched the "Brit Crew" generation will see them as we see S Club 7 now... 2028 reunion tour on the cards?


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Mar 12 2018

49mins

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LYE 2: "Three Day Week Butler"

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In this week's episode, we attempt to answer another age old question... are baths or showers best? We also delve into ghost stories (featuring none other than Marcus' step dad Simon) and who Marcus would make a fan account for. Lower Your Expectations... you have been warned.

Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube this week for a bonus clip from the episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus


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Nov 28 2016

52mins

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LYE 68: Why Do YouTubers Need To Make A Break Up Video?

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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 their audiences aware that a relationship has unfortunately ended and elsewhere in the episode (somehow?!?!) the guys end up debating whether or not human kind managed to scale the moon.


 Because who doesn't love a random segue right?


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Jul 02 2018

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LYE 46: Hello World Special Live Recording

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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 Elize, 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 big question.


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Nov 06 2017

38mins

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LYE 50: What The F**k happened in 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 new revamped Lower Your Expectations and who knows... maybe there will be some new segments to go with it ;)


Thanks for the support guys!


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Dec 11 2017

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LYE 72: Distancing Myself From YouTubers?

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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 feels the need to distance himself from the stereotype of YouTubers and what he would do if there was such a thing as Marcuscon (there isn't...YET). Elsewhere we answer a fascinating #askMattcus question and find out why inserting a kinder egg into a vagina can sometimes be a bad idea.


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Jul 30 2018

32mins

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TRAILER: Lower Your Expectations

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A little warning... Lower Your Expectations! Tap 'Subscribe' right now to get Marcus Butlers' new weekly show very soon!

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Oct 20 2016

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LYE 29: MONEY MONEY MONEY ft Caspar Lee

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CASPAR LEE, VIDCON, A GOOSE WEARING A THONG! Wait, that last one isn't as appealing. We are back with another shiny new episode of Lower Your Expectations from Vidcon and YouTuber, Actor, Entrepreneur Caspar Lee joins us for the ride. We talk money, how YouTube has evolved over the years and why Caspar used to be called Carrot Boy. Elsewhere Marcus and Matt obsess over their respective experiences with David Dobrik and Marcus reveals the strangest thing he has ever seen. 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: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us! ————— Sound by Raghu Manavalan Big Question: http://metro.co.uk/2017/06/21/goose-wearing-a-red-thong-found-by-rspca-6724759/

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Jun 26 2017

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LYE 21: UK vs USA

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Los Angeles aka the city of angels and affectionately known to some as "the city of flowers and sunshine" (according to google anyway) but to us it will always be known as the place where guacamole tastes best. That's right, it's an LA special where we play a fun game deciding which is best the UK or the USA, because we're original like that, elsewhere we also reveal what it's like to go behind the scenes of a #mattcus work trip and we discover the reason why an 85 year old man kicked a stranger in the groin. 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: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us! ————— Sound by Raghu Manavalan Big Question: http://www.latimes.com/la-on-carjackers-groin25-2009apr25-story.html

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Apr 10 2017

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

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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. Elsewhere we discuss the changes within the YouTube space over the three year period Marcus and Matt have worked together and why the podcast wouldn't work if they had a "normal" working relationship.


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Aug 27 2018

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

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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 story. This week we discuss whether or not YouTubers deserve second chances and whether their apologies are forced, tactical PR moves or genuine with a view to making authentic changes.


People are also trying to have sex with a blokes garden hedge.


The beauty of #LYE... enjoy!!!

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Aug 06 2018

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LYE 69: What Happened At Tanacon?

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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 MVP of YouTube.


Elsewhere we discuss the merits of watching football at home or in a public place, our favourite childhood playground games and Marcus' infatuation with Zelda.


Also, did we mention that It's Coming Home?


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Jul 09 2018

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LYE 59: Are YouTubers The Same As Sales People?

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"Hey Guys this video is being brought to you by..." is a phrase that is very familiar with YouTuber's and their audiences but as the new wave of YouTubers coming through become younger and younger are they essentially setting themselves up for the life of a glorified sales person? That's the question we explore in this episode of Lower Your Expectations. If that segment is a little too dry for you don't panic! The big question this week features an X rated birthday cake and a grandma with icing all over her face... don't say we didn't warn you.


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Article discussed: https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/the-vlogging-fantasy-that-bewitches-our-children/ - Lara Prendergast


Big Question : https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/could-most-inappropriate-family-birthday-12049689



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Apr 16 2018

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LYE 61: What Are The Downsides Of Being In The Public Eye?

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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.


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Apr 30 2018

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LYE 90: Everything That's Wrong With YouTube Rewind 2018

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It's that time of year again


The mince pies are out in force, the weather is pretty miserable (applicable in the UK) and YouTube has released the second most disliked video on their platform.


That's right YouTube Rewind is back and this year it has been chastised for many reasons that we will be exploring within this weeks instalment of #LYE. We dissect the video and ponder what they could change about the concept next year to ensure they receive more likes than dislikes. Or at the very least not make it into the top 10 most disliked videos on the platform. That would be a start wouldn't it?


It's also the last episode in this series so to those of you who enjoy listening to us ramble and even enjoy reading these (if there are any of you?!) descriptions from the bottom of our hearts we thank you and look forward to returning in the new year with some shiny new concepts but we promise we will continue to Lower Your Expectations.


Thanks guys and have a brilliant festive period.


xx


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Dec 10 2018

39mins

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LYE 89: The End Of YouTube? (Article 13)

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Is this the end of YouTube? That's the question we're exploring in this weeks episode of Lower Your Expectations. Following the passing of Article 13 YouTube could be held liable for all content uploaded within the EU and as a result this could see the platform banning any video that uses any third party content. That includes many of your favourites including Pewdiepie, Philip De Franco and Red Letter Media.


But why is this happening? When will it happen? Who's to blame? Is it a mistake?


We attempt to answer all of these questions (but please forgive us if we fail on this noble quest)


Sources:


https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/record-industry-attacks-youtube-for-carpet-bombing-propaganda-over-article-13/


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/enrique-dans/google-news-leaving-spain_b_6325244.html


https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/faq/frequently-asked-questions-copyright-reform


https://saveyourinternet.eu


https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/13/17854158/eu-copyright-directive-article-13-11-internet-censorship-google


https://www.alphr.com/politics/1009470/article-13-EU-what-is-it-copyright


https://youtube-creators.googleblog.com/2018/09/why-creators-should-care-about-european.html


https://www.wired.co.uk/article/what-is-article-13-article-11-european-directive-on-copyright-explained-meme-ban


https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/13/17854158/eu-copyright-directive-article-13-11-internet-censorship-google


https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/20/18104535/yotuube-pop-up-article-13-copyright-european-union-eu-warning


https://www.alphr.com/google/1010202/google-could-close-google-news-thanks-to-eu-rulings?utm_content=buffer71300&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer






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Nov 26 2018

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LYE 88: The Rise Of Commentary Channels On YouTube

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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.


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Nov 19 2018

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

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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.


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Nov 12 2018

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LYE 86: What Is My Exit Plan From YouTube?

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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.


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Nov 05 2018

29mins

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LYE 85: Stefanie Giesinger

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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.


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Oct 29 2018

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LYE 84: What Are The Issues Surrounding Child YouTubers?

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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 Expectations.


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Oct 22 2018

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

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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!


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Oct 15 2018

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

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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.


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Oct 08 2018

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

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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 potentially problematic. We also reflect on Marcus' first YouTube video and what exactly what going through his mind when he uploaded it.


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Oct 01 2018

37mins

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

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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!


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Sep 24 2018

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

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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.


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Sep 17 2018

29mins

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

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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 tour with Tom Walker, buy tickets here: https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/12398588-maisie-peters


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Sep 10 2018

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

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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 watching.


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Sep 03 2018

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

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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. Elsewhere we discuss the changes within the YouTube space over the three year period Marcus and Matt have worked together and why the podcast wouldn't work if they had a "normal" working relationship.


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Aug 27 2018

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

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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 the general public knowing his salary.


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Aug 20 2018

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

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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.


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Aug 13 2018

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

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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 story. This week we discuss whether or not YouTubers deserve second chances and whether their apologies are forced, tactical PR moves or genuine with a view to making authentic changes.


People are also trying to have sex with a blokes garden hedge.


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Aug 06 2018

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LYE 72: Distancing Myself From YouTubers?

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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 feels the need to distance himself from the stereotype of YouTubers and what he would do if there was such a thing as Marcuscon (there isn't...YET). Elsewhere we answer a fascinating #askMattcus question and find out why inserting a kinder egg into a vagina can sometimes be a bad idea.


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Jul 30 2018

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LYE 71: KSI vs Logan Paul

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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 when he laughs giddily at the memory of his cat with a broken tail.


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Jul 23 2018

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