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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! 💜

Favorite podcast

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

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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 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
30 mins
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Rank #2: 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
55 mins
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Rank #3: 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
49 mins
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Rank #4: 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
41 mins
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Rank #5: 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
52 mins
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Rank #6: 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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Big Question: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/cheeky-student-finds-unique-solution-12363450


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Apr 25 2018
33 mins
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Rank #7: 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
49 mins
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Rank #8: 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
40 mins
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Rank #9: LYE 45: Jack Whitehall

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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 shows and what happened when his Father needed a massage in Bangkok.


Elsewhere Marcus reveals a story involving his best friend that is worthy of being #cute and Matt tells Jack about the time he ushered him to his seat whilst interning at a production company.


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

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Oct 30 2017
57 mins
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Rank #10: 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
34 mins
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Rank #11: 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
32 mins
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Rank #12: 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
38 mins
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Rank #13: 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
32 mins
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Rank #14: LYE 4: "If You Offer Me A Couple of Mill I Would"

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This week, we explore what it's like to be a "internet celebrity", forgetting your own lyrics in front of thousands of people, Matt's awkward encounter with Simon Pegg and Marcus' dark "banana-ing" past. Expectations well and truly lowered, don't say we don't deliver!

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

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Produced by Bobby Havens & Sam Shetabi

Big Question: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/20/gorilla-drank-litres-blackcurrant-juice-escaping-london-zoo-enclosure

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Dec 12 2016
46 mins
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Rank #15: 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
33 mins
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Rank #16: 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
44 mins
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Rank #17: 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
36 mins
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Rank #18: 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
30 mins
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Rank #19: 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
34 mins
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Rank #20: 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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Mar 26 2018
29 mins
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