February 27, 2018

Who is Poppy?

We’re obsessed with mysteries — and we’re obsessed with weird. And Poppy is at the center of both of that. Who is Poppy, and is that even a question that can be satisfyingly answered?

Further reading:


Clips used:

Like and Subscribe is a podcast about YouTube culture for those who maybe haven't watched hundreds of hours of YouTube. The show is hosted by Taylor Lorenz (@taylorlorenz) and Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) and produced / edited by Ross Miller (@ohnorosco). Artwork by Sean Celaya. That catchy intro/outro tune is from "Shake It!" by Jahzzar (via Free Music Archive). For inquiries, likesubscribecast AT gmail. Thank you for reading this far, and of course thank you for listening! 

(Something showing up funny? Read the full episode notes at bit.ly/likesubscribecast )

If you watched the Super Bowl this year, you might remember a commercial for Monster Headphones featuring Iggy Azaelea. The silent star of that was RiceGum, a prominent YouTuber known for his diss tracks against other YouTubers. Who is RiceGum, what are YouTube diss tracks, and what is RiceGum’s YouTube collective, Clout Gang?

Note: A couple times in this episode we refer to “EveryNight Sis,” RiceGum’s response to Jake Paul’s song “It’s Everyday, Bro,” as “It’s Every Day Sis.” We regret the error.

Featured clips:

 

 

Like and Subscribe is a podcast about YouTube culture for those who maybe haven't watched hundreds of hours of YouTube. The show is hosted by Taylor Lorenz (@taylorlorenz) and Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) and produced / edited by Ross Miller (@ohnorosco). Artwork by Sean Celaya. That catchy intro/outro tune is from "Shake It!" by Jahzzar (via Free Music Archive). For inquiries, likesubscribecast AT gmail. Thank you for reading this far, and of course thank you for listening!

(Something showing up funny? Read the full episode notes at bit.ly/likesubscribecast )

We weren’t expecting — or even wanting to, frankly — talk about Logan Paul again. But his first week back was marked by new controversy, and YouTube took swift action to punish him. What happens when you’re too edgy for YouTube? What do you do when you lose the ability to monetize your videos — and what’s next for both Logan and prank / provacateur culture on YouTube?

Further reading:

Clips used:

 

Like and Subscribe is a podcast about YouTube culture for those who maybe haven't watched hundreds of hours of YouTube. The show is hosted by Taylor Lorenz (@taylorlorenz) and Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) and produced / edited by Ross Miller (@ohnorosco). Artwork by Sean Celaya. That catchy intro/outro tune is from "Shake It!" by Jahzzar (via Free Music Archive). For inquiries, likesubscribecast AT gmail. Thank you for reading this far, and of course thank you for listening!

(Something showing up funny? Read the full episode notes at bit.ly/likesubscribecast )

Two rival YouTube personalities turned a small feud into a major boxing event streamed to almost 1.7 million viewers (on YouTube, of course). Who are KSI and Joe Weller, and does amateur boxing have a future in YouTube influencer culture?

Further reading / watching:

Clips used:

Like and Subscribe is a podcast about YouTube culture for those who maybe haven't watched hundreds of hours of YouTube. The show is hosted by Taylor Lorenz (@taylorlorenz) and Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) and produced / edited by Ross Miller (@ohnorosco). Artwork by Sean Celaya. Intro/outro music is from "Shake It!" by Jahzzar (via Free Music Archive). For inquiries, likesubscribecast AT gmail. Thank you for reading this far, and of course thank you for listening!

(Something showing up funny? Read the full episode notes at bit.ly/likesubscribecast )

Drama between creators defined YouTube culture in 2017, and few know the fights, stories, and players better than 34-year-old Daniel Keem, better known on the web as Keemstar, creator and host of DramaAlert. Who is Keemstar, and how did his channel become the go-to for staying on top of YouTuber culture?

Further reading: How DramaAlert Became the TMZ of YouTube (The Daily Beast)

Clips used:

Like and Subscribe is a podcast about YouTube culture for those who maybe haven't watched hundreds of hours of YouTube. The show is hosted by Taylor Lorenz (@taylorlorenz) and Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) and produced / edited by Ross Miller (@ohnorosco). Artwork by Sean Celaya. Intro/outro music is from "Shake It!" by Jahzzar (via Free Music Archive). For inquiries, likesubscribecast AT gmail. Thank you for reading this far, and for listening!

(Something showing up funny? Read the full episode notes at bit.ly/likesubscribecast )

For Logan Paul, 2017 was one of the best years of his life. Two days into 2018, he faced worldwide criticism for uploading a video that featured the body of a man who recently committed suicide in Japan. In that moment, Logan Paul became YouTube's biggest problem and the face of everything wrong with influencer culture. But who is Logan Paul? Who's the person behind the headlines, and how was this moment maybe an inevitable product of the culture?

Further reading: Logan Paul’s true return to YouTube hasn’t happened yet (Polygon)

Clips used:

Like and Subscribe is a podcast about YouTube culture for those who maybe haven't watched hundreds of hours of YouTube. The show is hosted by Taylor Lorenz (@taylorlorenz) and Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) and produced / edited by Ross Miller (@ohnorosco). Artwork by Sean Celaya. Intro/outro music is from "Shake It!" by Jahzzar (via Free Music Archive). For inquiries, likesubscribecast AT gmail. Thank you for reading this far, and for listening!

(Something showing up funny? Read the full episode notes at bit.ly/likesubscribecast )