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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.

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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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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

iTunes Ratings

256 Ratings
Average Ratings
243
6
2
0
5

Amazing

By Jasfishyfuzz - Aug 27 2018
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Very much entertaining! Been a fan of you for years! 💜

Favorite podcast

By Jamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal - Jun 27 2018
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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

Latest release on Dec 10, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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

49mins

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Rank #2: 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

34mins

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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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

30mins

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Rank #5: LYE 43: Why I've Stopped Uploading YouTube Videos

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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 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

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Oct 15 2017

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: LYE 63: Is It Okay To Go On A Diet For The Summer?

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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 having recently watched "A Quiet Place".

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May 21 2018

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Rank #8: 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

33mins

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Rank #9: 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.


Enjoy!


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Oct 01 2018

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Rank #10: LYE 41: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do In Life

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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: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Un9WvxA2oEOM2RLZHXy5PPeT-VVPvSk8WcckkGBrRps/edit

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Oct 02 2017

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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: LYE 67: IGTV vs YouTube

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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.


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Jun 25 2018

35mins

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Rank #13: 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

38mins

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Rank #14: LYE 65: Do People In The Public Eye Have A Responsibility To Their Fans?

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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 ranting about people who use public changing rooms as an opportunity to flaunt your length.


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Jun 11 2018

35mins

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Rank #15: 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

40mins

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Rank #16: LYE 23: Are We Living In The Moment?

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Are millennials living in the moment? It’s a question we attempt to answer in this weeks episode of Lower Your Expectations. Elsewhere we also dissect Marcus’s recent experience at Coachella and the gut wrenching tale of how he lost his sunglasses. 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 & Raghu Manavalan Big Question: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39587853

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May 01 2017

31mins

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Rank #17: 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

39mins

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Rank #18: LYE 44: Parents and YouTube ft Simon Kaye (Marcus' step dad)

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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 decided to quit university and a full time job to try YouTube.


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Oct 23 2017

38mins

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Rank #19: LYE 28: We Used To Punch Each Other In The Face

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A classic title for a classic episode of Lower Your Expectations where this week we dive into the murky, and not often talked about, world of brand deals. Specifically Marcus' most stressful brand deal and the BIG QUESTION challenges us to think of a nice thing we have done for strangers. Aren't we nice, aww. 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.foxnews.com/world/2017/05/02/cat-rescued-from-londons-river-thames-by-unknown-hero.html

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Jun 12 2017

28mins

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Rank #20: LYE 25: They Thought I Had Rabies

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After a long and gruelling six weeks Mattcus are reunited but what have they been doing whilst they have been apart? Well, Marcus had a fateful trip to hospital after being attacked in Savannah but the question is: was it by a ghost or was it by something far more terrifying? And in the meantime Matt has been putting together his dream dinner party in anticipation of a particularly hard hitting “Big Question” all of this and more in a supercharged (added for emphasis) episode of Lower Your Expectations. 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://lifestyle.one/grazia/celebrity/news/queen-childs-birthday-party-invitation-response/?utm_content=bufferf87dc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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May 22 2017

33mins

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