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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

255 Ratings
Average Ratings
243
6
2
0
4

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

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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.

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

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Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectations


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

51mins

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Rank #2: 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

27mins

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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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

34mins

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Rank #5: 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.


It's all here on #LYE.



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Jul 30 2018

32mins

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Rank #6: LYE 57: Why I Have Fallen Out Of Love With YouTube

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A romance over ten years in the making but will it have a sweet or bitter end? That's the question that faces Marcus this week as he reveals that as a fan of YouTube he is starting to lose faith with the platform. But why? What Happened? HUH? These are the follow up questions he must answer on an electrifying episode of Lower Your Expectations.


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Apr 02 2018

32mins

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Rank #7: 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

2mins

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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

34mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: LYE 56: Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

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The answer is yes. If you're saying "No, I'm not" then you're lying to yourself.


WE ARE BACK!


Sorry for the break Marcus was transformed into a full time nurse to his girlfriend Stefanie while Matt was producing his own version of DIY SOS in his flat. This week we tackled procrastination and more specifically the relationship we have with our smart phones where we answer the question: Is it okay to go to dinner and be on your phone?


And the big questions sees Marcus wanting the elderly to be aroused.


ENJOY.


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Big Question: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/care-home-provides-pole-dancers-12073887


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Mar 26 2018

29mins

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Rank #12: 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

30mins

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Rank #13: 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

36mins

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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 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 #16: LYE 11: The World's (2nd!) Most Expensive Hotel

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This week we investigate why YouTubers don’t seem to fare well on Netflix, Marcus’s experience in a 7 star hotel, forced positivity on YouTube and why you should NEVER fall asleep during a massage. All of this and more on another episode of Lower Your Expectations.

Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus

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Produced by Bobby Havens & Sam Shetabi

Big Question: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-pleads-for-help-on-twitter-after-falling-asleep-in-shop-massage-chair-oh-man-im-locked-in-a7202216.html

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Jan 30 2017

40mins

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Rank #17: LYE 14: Should YouTube Have Dropped PewDiePie?

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It’s got the world talking, and Lower Your Expectations is no exception. We unpick the controversy around PewDiePie’s whirlwind week. Plus we reveal our bucket lists in the Big Question.

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Big Question: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/man-finds-little-sisters-bucket-9817364

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Feb 20 2017

37mins

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Rank #18: LYE 58: Is It Okay To Eat In The Cinema?

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There's a reason why rantey (a colloquialism on rant) rhymes with Viney and that reason is explored in this episode of Lower Your Expectations as Matt rants over the cinema patrons who enthusiastically chomp on snacks during film screenings. With Marcus being a big advocate for the cinema salted popcorn the debate raged as fiercely as those held in parliament and it will be remembered by the masses for what could be centuries. Elsewhere festival season is just around the corner and the boys are here to pass on a few of their tips and tricks so that you can get the best out of your time spent in a muddy field!


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Big Question: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/game-thrones-star-secretly-reviews-12332161

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Apr 11 2018

28mins

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Rank #19: LYE 3: "Mr and Mrs Butler"

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Fresh from our travels through Vietnam and Hong Kong, we dissect the trip, the pressures of daily vlogging and, of course, "bumtox".

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

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Dec 05 2016

40mins

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Rank #20: LYE 12: The Good & Bad of Being a YouTuber

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We talk frankly about the perks and not-so-perks of YouTube life in this week's LYE, as well as Marcus' experience in Drake's golden circle (don't laugh!). Plus we somehow manage to talk about both numbers ones and number twos in the space of half an hour... Enjoy!

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Big Question: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/how-taking-poo-could-save-9722400

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Feb 06 2017

32mins

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