Lower Your Expectations with Marcus Butler

Marcus Butler

Lower Your Expectations is both the title and the small print for this new series from Marcus Butler and Matt Viney. Marcus has two YouTube channels with a combined following of over 6 million. And Matt is that anonymous guy you occasionally see lurk...Show More
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LYE 90: Everything That's Wrong With YouTube Rewind 2018

39:11 | Dec 10th, 2018

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 h...Show More
LYE 89: The End Of YouTube? (Article 13)

37:36 | Nov 26th, 2018

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 t...Show More
LYE 88: The Rise Of Commentary Channels On YouTube

34:44 | Nov 19th, 2018

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. Welcom...Show More
LYE 87: Defy Media & The Split Of Jake Paul And Erika Costell

38:12 | Nov 12th, 2018

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 ...Show More
LYE 86: What Is My Exit Plan From YouTube?

29:18 | Nov 5th, 2018

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 mea...Show More
LYE 85: Stefanie Giesinger

40:05 | Oct 29th, 2018

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 m...Show More
LYE 84: What Are The Issues Surrounding Child YouTubers?

31:10 | Oct 22nd, 2018

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'...Show More
LYE 83: Are YouTubers And Influencers Responsible When Brand Deals Go Wrong?

35:13 | Oct 15th, 2018

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 Sha...Show More
LYE 82: How Different Are You Online Compared to IRL?

36:08 | Oct 8th, 2018

Support The Podcast: 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...Show More
LYE 81: Shane Dawson, Jake Paul and What It Was Like Uploading My First YouTube Video

37:42 | Oct 1st, 2018

Support The Podcast: 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 c...Show More
LYE 80: Would We Film Our Weddings? ft Oliver Proudlock

39:15 | Sep 24th, 2018

Support The Podcast: 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 wed...Show More
LYE 79: Is Shane Dawson Taking A Huge Risk With His Jake Paul Series?

29:46 | Sep 17th, 2018

Support The Podcast: 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?...Show More
LYE 78: Rihanna Doesn't Write Her Own Songs But Does It Even Matter? ft Maisie Peters

32:56 | Sep 10th, 2018

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

41:10 | Sep 3rd, 2018

Support The Podcast: 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 vlog...Show More
LYE 76: Flaunting Wealth On YouTube? (The Secret Life Of Jeffree Star)

34:15 | Aug 27th, 2018

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

36:31 | Aug 20th, 2018

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

36:43 | Aug 13th, 2018

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 a...Show More
LYE 73: Logan Paul is Cancelled... But Why?

30:21 | Aug 6th, 2018

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 complet...Show More
LYE 72: Distancing Myself From YouTubers?

32:34 | Jul 30th, 2018

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...Show More
LYE 71: KSI vs Logan Paul

33:22 | Jul 23rd, 2018

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...Show More
LYE 70: YouTube Premium Is Here - But What Is It?

31:17 | Jul 16th, 2018

YouTube Red is dead, long live YouTube Premium. That's right, this week on Lower Your Expectations we discuss the shiny new subscription service that YouTube is offering its users and what exactly its impact will be upon creators and users alike. Els...Show More
LYE 69: What Happened At Tanacon?

30:50 | Jul 9th, 2018

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 abou...Show More
LYE 68: Why Do YouTubers Need To Make A Break Up Video?

34:12 | Jul 2nd, 2018

"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 ep...Show More
LYE 67: IGTV vs YouTube

35:57 | Jun 25th, 2018

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...Show More
LYE 66: What It's Like To Make A TV Show ft Jamie Demetriou

39:16 | Jun 18th, 2018

Joining us this week is creator and star of upcoming series Stath Lets Flats Jamie Demetriou who stars as the inept Stath, who works at a dodgy London lettings agency run by his father. We do a deep dive into the creation of the series as Jamie revea...Show More
LYE 65: Do People In The Public Eye Have A Responsibility To Their Fans?

35:28 | Jun 11th, 2018

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 ...Show More
LYE 64: Are Fans Allowed Opinions On Influencers Appearances?

35:43 | Jun 4th, 2018

What happens when an influencer changes their appearance completely? Marcus found out this week when he had a short hair cut which resulted in shockwaves amongst his fanbase as they demanded a reason why aswell as growing it back (as if hair responds...Show More
LYE 63: Is It Okay To Go On A Diet For The Summer?

34:53 | May 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More
LYE 62: The Difficulty Voicing Your Opinion On The Internet

34:29 | May 14th, 2018

Little known rapper Kanye West has been pretty forthcoming in his "expressions" on Twitter recently... is it because he has an album being released imminently or is it just because he wanted to let the world know he likes ping pong? Who knows. But it...Show More
LYE 61: What Are The Downsides Of Being In The Public Eye?

37:57 | Apr 30th, 2018

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

33:31 | Apr 25th, 2018

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 editio...Show More
LYE 59: Are YouTubers The Same As Sales People?

27:41 | Apr 16th, 2018

"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 li...Show More
LYE 58: Is It Okay To Eat In The Cinema?

28:12 | Apr 11th, 2018

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 Mar...Show More
LYE 57: Why I Have Fallen Out Of Love With YouTube

32:04 | Apr 2nd, 2018

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 a...Show More
LYE 56: Are You Addicted To Your Phone?

29:51 | Mar 26th, 2018

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 ...Show More
LYE 55: Moving On From YouTube ft Jim Chapman

49:33 | Mar 12th, 2018

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 Chapm...Show More
LYE 54: How I Went From Being A Personal Trainer To Having A 9 Book Deal ft Joe Wicks

37:38 | Mar 5th, 2018

You could say Joe Wicks has been a bit busy recently. Not only has his first TV show just been released (Joe Wicks: The Body Coach) last year he broke the Guiness World Record for the largest high-intensity interval training class a feat achieved on ...Show More
LYE 53: The "Old" Marcus vs The "New" Marcus

28:56 | Feb 26th, 2018

I'm sorry, the old Marcus can't come to the phone right now. Why? He's dead. If you didn't get that Taylor Swift reference then two things: how have you escaped it? GO AND LISTEN IT'S AN ABSOLUTE TUNE. But yes this delightful Lower Your Expectations ...Show More
LYE 52: "I Woke Up Standing In The Hotel Lobby Half Naked"

34:35 | Feb 19th, 2018

It's day five of a road trip and you're working 14 hour days whilst staying in a different hotel every night the question is: how could you not sleepwalk? This week's helping of #LYE (we're definitely making this a thing) shares the embarrassing stor...Show More
LYE 51: Should YouTubers Get Things For Free?

32:26 | Feb 12th, 2018

To those of you still out there waiting for us... HELLO! We are back it has been 55 days (we just counted on our fingers so may not be accurate) since our last podcast episode and you might be wondering: Is the return going to be epic? Will they have...Show More
LYE 50: What The F**k happened in 2017?

38:30 | Dec 11th, 2017

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 h...Show More
LYE 49: I walked out of the shower and he saw EVERYTHING

27:47 | Dec 4th, 2017

With a title like that you know you're in for a disturbing episode of the podcast that actively tries to lower expectations
LYE 48: "Do I Regret Stopping Daily Uploads on YouTube?"

33:44 | Nov 27th, 2017

Ever wanted a deep dive into Marcus & Matt's creative process and learn more about the challenges of writing? We hope so because that is exactly what you will be receiving in this weeks episode of Lower Your Expectations. Elsewhere Matt has some new ...Show More
LYE 47: "I Saw People Performing Sex Acts At A Nightclub"

30:46 | Nov 20th, 2017

If you go for a night out clubbing these are a few of things you would typically expect to see: people having one too many shandies, hearing some awful music from the 2010 period (here's looking at you David Guetta) and witnessing some dodgy kebab mi...Show More
LYE 46: Hello World Special Live Recording

38:49 | Nov 6th, 2017

Live from Hello World in Birmingham comes the Lower Your Expectations podcast where we faced the public for the first time. Helping us through our live recording were two very special guests one being Marcus' older sister Tash who dropped in to chat ...Show More
LYE 45: Jack Whitehall

57:09 | Oct 30th, 2017

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 Marc...Show More
LYE 44: Parents and YouTube ft Simon Kaye (Marcus' step dad)

38:34 | Oct 23rd, 2017

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 Ma...Show More
LYE 43: Why I've Stopped Uploading YouTube Videos

33:25 | Oct 15th, 2017

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 dis...Show More
LYE 42: Why Do We Do What We Do? ft Alfie Deyes

55:10 | Oct 9th, 2017

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 tras...Show More
LYE 41: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do In Life

30:59 | Oct 2nd, 2017

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 e...Show More
LYE 40: Why Are YouTubers Fighting Each Other?

36:51 | Sep 25th, 2017

WE'RE BACK! That's right Marcus and Matt have returned from their holidays armed with anecdotes about wasps, kebab shops and licking batteries. All three of those topics are actually in this weeks episode. We wish we were joking. Elsewhere, Marcus di...Show More
LYE 39: Going On Holiday As A YouTuber

31:32 | Sep 4th, 2017

The end is nigh. Of summer that is, not anything else (although the world is looking a little shakey at the minute) and we discuss our memories of going back to school and even provide a few tips too. Aren't we lovely? Elsewhere Marcus discusses what...Show More
LYE 38: What To Put On Social Media When Disasters Happen

28:01 | Aug 28th, 2017

Awful things happen around the world it feels like at a daily rate and it's becoming more and more difficult to really express how we feel on social media about these events. But what is it like to be an influencer with a fan base of over six million...Show More
LYE 37: "Everyone Wants Me To Make A Diss Track On Alfie Deyes"

32:27 | Aug 21st, 2017

Diss tracks feel like the new 1000 degree knife challenge (remember that?!?!) and where one was taking apart the things you love with absolute precision for the sake of a few views the other was a simple process of heating your knife to 1000 degrees ...Show More
LYE 36: Is It Wrong To Post Fake Instagram Photos?

28:33 | Aug 14th, 2017

It's the year 2017 so of course our big debate covers social media and posting unobtainable pictures on Instagram. Is there a problem with that or is it all just fun and games, that's what we try and determine in this weeks Lower Your Expectations. A...Show More
LYE 35: Being Let Down By Fans

29:07 | Aug 7th, 2017

It's time to lower those expectations once again because we're back with a brand new episode of this wonderful* podcast and this week we're diving into the world of fans. Not the ones we use when it's hot but the ones that comment nice things on vide...Show More
LYE 34: I Was Still In A Full Time Job With 1.6 Million YouTube Subscribers ft Joe Sugg

49:20 | Jul 31st, 2017

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 als...Show More
LYE 33: Should YouTubers Be Paid To Attend Vidcon?

26:47 | Jul 24th, 2017

Wasps on the tube, Love Island, babies running around naked whilst you eat. All of these things could have come from your deepest darkest nightmares but are rising to the surface in the form of a podcast. Elsewhere, Marcus and Matt debate whether Y...Show More
LYE 32: Receiving Hate On The Internet

34:57 | Jul 17th, 2017

You could receive it on the street or even in your own home but you're most likely to encounter it on the internet. That's right, we're talking about hate. After receiving his first bout of full blown hate on a YouTube video, Matt's Spanish isn't up ...Show More
LYE 31: What It's Really Like At A YouTuber Party

36:04 | Jul 10th, 2017

A Lower Your Expectations episode recorded in the UK without a guest? Surely not. It's true! We are back in a very sweaty London and Marcus reveals what the YouTubers weren't vlogging at #GleamFest including a slightly inebriated Jim Chapman "acciden...Show More
LYE 30: "I Ate A Tarantula In Front of 500 Fans" ft Louis Cole

36:53 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Marcus and Matt are once again recording from Vidcon and this time they have special guest Louis Cole with them for the ride. Having gone from devouring Spiders, Crayfish and blended Mice on his FoodforLouis channel to becoming Vegan. We discuss Loui...Show More

33:56 | Jun 26th, 2017

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, ...Show More
LYE 28: We Used To Punch Each Other In The Face

28:15 | Jun 12th, 2017

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...Show More
LYE 27: It's Everyday Bro

30:17 | Jun 5th, 2017

"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...Show More
LYE 26: "It Was Just S**t"

32:16 | May 29th, 2017

What links Prom, Graduation and Eurovision? They are all momentous occasions and they are all put under the microscope in this weeks Lower Your Expectations! Elsewhere we also talk about how Marcus’ relationship with his fans has changed over the yea...Show More
LYE 25: They Thought I Had Rabies

33:18 | May 22nd, 2017

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 some...Show More
LYE 24: Under Pressure

31:03 | May 8th, 2017

Exam season is upon us but never fear, Mattcus is here to give nuggets of wisdom and calm those wretched nerves. Elsewhere Matt challenges Marcus with the ultimate YouTube quiz, will he pass with flying colours or will he fail? There’s only one way t...Show More
LYE 23: Are We Living In The Moment?

31:56 | May 1st, 2017

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. C...Show More

16:32 | Apr 24th, 2017

Marcus is in LA, Matt is in the UK but never fear a bonus episode of Lower Your Expectations is here. Enjoy all our random segments that didn't make it into previous episodes! Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at Y...Show More
LYE 22: "Would you Vlog your Wedding?"

31:25 | Apr 17th, 2017

Who does Marcus next want to get in bed with? It’s a question that scholars have attempted to answer for centuries but in this weeks historic Lower Your Expectations the masses finally receive an answer. We also discover how Marcus nearly died whilst...Show More
LYE 21: UK vs USA

44:36 | Apr 10th, 2017

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 ...Show More
LYE 20: "I Should Have Gone To Hospital"

33:10 | Apr 3rd, 2017

RUNNING. You may have run when you’ve missed the bus or run when you decided to have five minutes extra in bed or even run out of your own free will. This episode of Lower Your Expectations we’re going to be exploring our own experiences with running...Show More
LYE 19: What Are YouTubers Actually Like?

32:31 | Mar 27th, 2017

Is being a YouTuber easier than working a 9-5 vocation? Do YouTubers portray themselves differently to how they are in real life? Why are the flies back in Marcus’ house? We attempt to answer these questions and more in an episode that will change li...Show More
LYE 18: A Public Apology to My Dad

25:25 | Mar 21st, 2017

Pornography mishaps, giving up clickbait for lent and our dodgy impressions of each other dominate this weeks offering of Lower Your Expectations. Elsewhere, a fan edition of #AskMattcus reveals Marcus’ artistic abilities. Check out MoreMarcus on You...Show More
LYE 17: Tales From Our Childhood

34:19 | Mar 13th, 2017

Nokia 3310, MSN Messenger and Habbo Hotel are just a few of the vintage tropes we cover in this weeks flashback episode of Lower Your Expectations. Elsewhere, Marcus remembers his first experience of Vidcon with a whole bunch of fresh faced YouTubers...Show More
LYE 16: Pillow Talk

30:18 | Mar 6th, 2017

Fake YouTube pranks, sky diving and sleepover questions are on the menu in this weeks chapter of Lower Your Expectations. We also discover who our heroes are and why Matt can’t seem to comprehend time difference. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for t...Show More
LYE 15: How Famous is Marcus Butler?

31:01 | Feb 27th, 2017

In this weeks Lower Your Expectations adventure we explore how famous Marcus thinks he really is by comparing him to a host of celebrities, learn about Matt’s new pretentious hobby, #askmattcus reveals our biggest argument and Marcus opens up about h...Show More
LYE 14: Should YouTube Have Dropped PewDiePie?

37:21 | Feb 20th, 2017

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. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s epi...Show More
LYE 13: Clickbait Confessions

29:45 | Feb 13th, 2017

From diets to doctors, small talk to big questions, welcome to episode (unlucky) number 13! We smash the Smash Or Pass trend and Marcus reveals how he spammed his way to YouTube success. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s epi...Show More
LYE 12: The Good & Bad of Being a YouTuber

32:51 | Feb 6th, 2017

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...Show More
LYE 11: The World's (2nd!) Most Expensive Hotel

40:35 | Jan 30th, 2017

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 You...Show More
LYE 10: Confessions of a Runway Model

33:56 | Jan 23rd, 2017

We tackle the world of fashion in this week’s episode of Lower Your Expectations, as Marcus returns fresh from walking his first runway, and brings with him stories aplenty. We also take a detour into the phenomenon that is… shipping. Check out MoreM...Show More
LYE 9: When I Quit YouTube

39:11 | Jan 16th, 2017

In a what is already being billed "classic"* episode, we talk Marcus’ yellow hair, the new Cameron Dallas Netflix show, our favourite MoreMarcus videos in this week’s #AskMattcus, and we discuss what life holds for Marcus after YouTube. All this and ...Show More
LYE 8: "The Breathtaking Cucumber Challenge... Gone Sexual"

35:16 | Jan 9th, 2017

This weeks dose of Lower Your Expectations brings a surprise conclusion to Marcus's fly saga, a YouTuber's perspective on fan meet-ups (particularly on the hygiene front) and we make our prediction for 2017's biggest YouTube video trend. Check out Mo...Show More
LYE 7: YouTuber of the Year?

32:40 | Dec 30th, 2016

It's fast approaching 2017! But as the year comes to a close, it's time to reflect on 2016 and all it has had to offer, including... being heckled at a comedy show, the year's highs and lows for creators, and the coveted Lower Your Expectations YouTu...Show More
LYE 6: PewDiePie vs. The Rock - Christmas Special!

30:19 | Dec 26th, 2016

In this week's Christmas special, we deal with a present fiasco, YouTube Rewind 2016, our favourite festive traditions and react to PewDiePie hitting a record 50 million subscribers. MERRY CHRISTMAS!   Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube this week for a ...Show More
LYE 5: "Lindor Is The Shape!"

33:53 | Dec 19th, 2016

This week, we recollect a close encounter with a ninja, react to comments on our dodgy singing and chair the most pressing debate of 2016: Lindt or Lindor?!   Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube this week for a bonus clip from the episode, at More
LYE 4: "If You Offer Me A Couple of Mill I Would"

46:09 | Dec 12th, 2016

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...Show More
LYE 3: "Mr and Mrs Butler"

40:10 | Dec 5th, 2016

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 Subscribe to L...Show More
LYE 2: "Three Day Week Butler"

52:28 | Nov 28th, 2016

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

51:57 | Nov 21st, 2016

Support The Podcast: 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, kn...Show More
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02:10 | Oct 20th, 2016

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