Lower Your Expectations with Marcus Butler

Lower Your Expectations with Marcus Butler Podcast

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.

LYE 90: Everything That's Wrong With YouTube Rewind 2018
It's that time of year againThe 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 has been chastised for many reasons that we will be exploring within this weeks instalment of #LYE. We dissect the video and ponder what they could change about the concept next year to ensure they receive more likes than dislikes. Or at the very least not make it into...

LYE 89: The End Of YouTube? (Article 13)
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 the platform banning any video that uses any third party content. That includes many of your favourites including Pewdiepie, Philip De Franco and Red Letter Media.But why is this happening? When will it happen? Who's to blame? Is it a mistake?We attempt to answer...

LYE 88: The Rise Of Commentary Channels On YouTube
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.Welcome to the "dark" side of YouTube.Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcusSubscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rssSubscribe to Marcus o...


LYE 87: Defy Media & The Split Of Jake Paul And Erika Costell
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 impact a break up can have on the former couples business affairs. In other internet related news we unravel the mess that Defy Media have accumulated and what their closure means for the YouTubers who were represented by them.Support Us On Patreon : https://www...

LYE 86: What Is My Exit Plan From YouTube?
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 means for other YouTubers and prompts Marcus to explore what choices he would make if he were to stop making videos for YouTube.Support Us On Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsCheck out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode,...

LYE 85: Stefanie Giesinger
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.Support Us On Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsCheck out MoreMarcus on...


LYE 84: What Are The Issues Surrounding Child YouTubers?
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't orchestrate YouTube channels and run businesses through them so who is? And what potential challenges face these children as they come of age? These are just a couple of the points we explore in this delightful helping of Lower Your Expectations.Support Us On ...

LYE 83: Are YouTubers And Influencers Responsible When Brand Deals Go Wrong?
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 Shane Dawson x Jake Paul saga and why the online therapy company Better Help has brought forward a wider discussion about the nature of brand deals and where the responsibility lies when they go sour. Hope you enjoy your stay!SUPPORT THE PODCAST: https://www.patreo...

LYE 82: How Different Are You Online Compared to IRL?
Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsDoes 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 at the motives behind our actions online. What drives us to post the things we post and how much different are we in the social media space compared with who we are IRL.Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcu...


LYE 81: Shane Dawson, Jake Paul and What It Was Like Uploading My First YouTube Video
Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsFirst 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 #LYEEnough 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....

LYE 80: Would We Film Our Weddings? ft Oliver Proudlock
Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsWe 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!Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcusSubscribe on i...

LYE 79: Is Shane Dawson Taking A Huge Risk With His Jake Paul Series?
Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsEverybody'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? Why? We attempt to answer these questions and speculate on how the series will pan out. Elsewhere we discuss Marky Mark's spectacular schedule (which includes a 90 minute shower), Marcus' secret hobby and Matt's latest gripe at concerts.Subscribe on iTunes: iTun...


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

LYE 77: What Really Happened To The "Brit Crew" / The Effect of Daily Vlogging On Children ft Louise Pentland
Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsWeekly 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 ...

LYE 76: Flaunting Wealth On YouTube? (The Secret Life Of Jeffree Star)
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 ...


LYE 75: Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Money and Raising a Generation of "Floggers" ft Greg James
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 will he be doing differently? Is he getting sick of all of these questions? Greg reveals all as we discuss the similarities between Radio and YouTube, the meaning behind his coinage of the word "floggers" and why he doesn't feel uncomfortable with the general pub...

LYE 74: The Truth Behind Leaving I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here ft Jack Maynard
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.Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectat...

LYE 73: Logan Paul is Cancelled... But Why?
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 ...


LYE 72: Distancing Myself From YouTubers?
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 di...

LYE 71: KSI vs Logan Paul
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 KSI boxing matchup and what the added publicity is doing for YouTube and YouTubers. Elsewhere Marcus reveals his thoughts on Moscow where he recently visited to watch England crash out of the World Cup and Matt offers an insight into his psyche when he laughs g...

LYE 70: YouTube Premium Is Here - But What Is It?
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. Elsewhere there is "scotch egg chat" which is competing with the classic "big dick chat" in being the most entertaining "chat" we've ever hosted on this podcast. Matt also reveals his views on online gambling including his own experiences with it and the big questi...


LYE 69: What Happened At Tanacon?
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....

LYE 68: Why Do YouTubers Need To Make A Break Up Video?
"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 a...

LYE 67: IGTV vs YouTube
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.Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe ...


LYE 66: What It's Like To Make A TV Show ft Jamie Demetriou
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 reveals his writing process alongside Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper and Marcus reveals his experience as a lettings agent when he was just a young whippersnapper. We also find out what it’s like working with animals, pigeons to be specific, and where Jami...

LYE 65: Do People In The Public Eye Have A Responsibility To Their Fans?
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 peo...

LYE 64: Are Fans Allowed Opinions On Influencers Appearances?
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 to demands). But it raises an interesting issue: why are fans allowed to say whatever they like about people in the public eye and would they say it in the public if they saw them in the flesh? Elsewhere Matt gets married and reveals all about his wedding day a...


LYE 63: Is It Okay To Go On A Diet For The Summer?
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 watch...

LYE 62: The Difficulty Voicing Your Opinion On The Internet
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 serves as a talking point on this episode of Lower Your Expectations as it begs the question "What can and can't you say on the internet?". Elsewhere a polarising conspiracy shows up in the big question and Marcus reveals what it was like to get a tattoo that t...

LYE 61: What Are The Downsides Of Being In The Public Eye?
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 there is a fifteen minute odyssey of an introduction to the episode where we dive into being sweaty, getting manicures, etiquette of having a hair cut and why Marcus won't have his feet massaged. Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe on...


LYE 60: Is It Okay For Your Child To Have An Instagram Account?
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!Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rssSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: Yo...

LYE 59: Are YouTubers The Same As Sales People?
"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...

LYE 58: Is It Okay To Eat In The Cinema?
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...


LYE 57: Why I Have Fallen Out Of Love With YouTube
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.Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rssSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/Marc...

LYE 56: Are You Addicted To Your Phone?
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.Che...

LYE 55: Moving On From YouTube ft Jim Chapman
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 t...


LYE 54: How I Went From Being A Personal Trainer To Having A 9 Book Deal ft Joe Wicks
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 stage at Hyde Park and on top of all of this he has been inspiring the nation to eat healthier and exercise more with his "Lean in 15" mantra. We delve into the world of Wicks and discover what it is that motivates him, how he handles his newly found fame and wh...

LYE 53: The "Old" Marcus vs The "New" Marcus
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 episode deals with comments on the most recent batch of YouTube videos in particular Marcus issues a response to the people who have been missing the "old" Marcus. Elsewhere the boys dish out some advice on how to deal with stress and a big question sees Marcus ...

LYE 52: "I Woke Up Standing In The Hotel Lobby Half Naked"
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 stories from Marcus and Matt's road trip across Europe eventually ending in Mexico and also features a particularly unique situation Marcus found himself in whilst receiving a full body massage (your imagination is on the right lines) all will be revealed in a landm...


LYE 51: Should YouTubers Get Things For Free?
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 a huge guest on their first episode back? Have they learnt any fascinating truths in the time away? And the answer to those three questions is..... no. BUT there is a whole load of gossip for us to dive back into including whether or not bloggers/youtubers/peop...

LYE 50: What The F**k happened in 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 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 Lowe...

LYE 49: I walked out of the shower and he saw EVERYTHING
Is that really the title? Did that really happen? Are these questions annoying?The answer to all of those questions is "yes" and you're going to discover how and why Marcus ended up flashing his man parts to a complete stranger. Elsewhere we discuss christmas tradition, Matt's shocking first appearance in a main channel video and why the Robbie Williams song "Rock DJ" is a cringe trigger for one of the hosts.All this and much more on this weeks Lower Your Expectations!Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYo...


LYE 48: "Do I Regret Stopping Daily Uploads on YouTube?"
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 ammunition in the Bournemouth vs Brighton debate that features a Stranger Things star and an advent calendar inspired big question reveals two genius ideas that should replace chocolate as a daily treat in December.Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of...

LYE 47: "I Saw People Performing Sex Acts At A Nightclub"
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 mistakes. In Berlin, however, Marcus reveals a few of the sordid details from a particularly "unique" night at the infamous Berghain club including being propositioned for a threesome. Elsewhere Matt reveals how he was snubbed by both MC Grindah and Chabuddy G at ...

LYE 46: Hello World Special Live Recording
Live from Hello World in Birmingham comes the Lower Your Expectations podcast where we faced the public for the first time. Helping us survive our live recording were two very special guests one being Marcus' older sister Tash who dropped in to chat about Marcus' first foray into YouTube and our second guest was Elize, a thirteen year old fan of the podcast who told us how YouTube is portrayed at school and she also helped Marcus answer a very tricky big question.Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best...


LYE 45: Jack Whitehall
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 hap...

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

LYE 43: Why I've Stopped Uploading YouTube Videos
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 iT...


LYE 42: Why Do We Do What We Do? ft Alfie Deyes
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.co...

LYE 41: How To Figure Out What You Want To Do In Life
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/1...

LYE 40: Why Are YouTubers Fighting Each Other?
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 discusses his experiences at New York Fashion Week and the boys also give their predictions on the upcoming grudge match between KSI and Joe Weller. Marcus also suggests there could be a fight between himself and Alfie Deyes at some point in the future? It's all k...


LYE 39: Going On Holiday As A YouTuber
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 it means to be a YouTuber and take a holiday. Does he switch off from everything? Does he miss YouTube whilst away? All of these are answered and with the return of Ask Mattcus we also reveal our funniest moment that's occurred of camera. Check out MoreMarcus o...

LYE 38: What To Put On Social Media When Disasters Happen
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 people hanging on your every word when these disasters occur? That is the question we explore in this weeks Lower Your Expectations. Elsewhere, Marcus gives a "how to create YouTuber merchandise 101" and we reveal our favourite guilty pleasure foods. Check out ...

LYE 37: "Everyone Wants Me To Make A Diss Track On Alfie Deyes"
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 and cutting butter. But why has this phenomenon swept across YouTube like a tsunami of insults and fake drama? Elsewhere there is a big question inspired debate about our best and most hated films that everyone loves and Matt's performance playing football is br...


LYE 36: Is It Wrong To Post Fake Instagram Photos?
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. Also on the agenda Marcus discusses other people's reactions when he told them he was hiring someone to help with videos (and eventually host a podcast with) and whether he believes other YouTubers will follow suit. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of...

LYE 35: Being Let Down By Fans
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 videos and sometimes not so nice things on videos. Elsewhere Marcus reveals the time his fear of wasps had a big impact on his girlfriends Dad, Matt explains the awkwardness he encounters when buying items for YouTube videos and the big question asks the question "w...

LYE 34: I Was Still In A Full Time Job With 1.6 Million YouTube Subscribers ft Joe Sugg
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 scenari...


LYE 33: Should YouTubers Be Paid To Attend Vidcon?
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 YouTubers should be paid to attend Vidcon and whether nepotism is ripe in the YouTube industry. Oh, and it's also Matt's favourite ever Big Question. Does that mean it's a good one? You'll have to listen and find out on Lower Your Expectations. Check out MoreMarcus...

LYE 32: Receiving Hate On The Internet
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 to scratch (apparently), Marcus and Matt discuss how it feels to have negative messages thrown at them and ponder why the haters dish it out in the first place. Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus Subscr...

LYE 31: What It's Really Like At A YouTuber Party
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 "accidentally" smashing a glass and we also talk Marcus' new tattoo plus the biggest mistake he ever made. It's an action packed episode of the podcast which has been recently described by some as "take the title very literally" enjoy! Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube fo...


LYE 30: "I Ate A Tarantula In Front of 500 Fans" ft Louis Cole
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 Louis's YouTube journey as well as evaluating the recent Instagram model Christian Burns controversy at Vidcon and finally, in a special Big Question, we discover where Marcus and Louis would perform a Flashdance. We’ve got it all in this weeks Lower Your Expectatio...

LYE 29: MONEY MONEY MONEY ft Caspar Lee
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 ...

LYE 28: We Used To Punch Each Other In The Face
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/MarcusB...


LYE 27: It's Everyday Bro
"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/MarcusBu...

LYE 26: "It Was Just S**t"
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 years and we reveal our best stress relief techniques (no, not that…) 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/M...

LYE 25: They Thought I Had Rabies
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. Che...


LYE 24: Under Pressure
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 to find out. 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: You...

LYE 23: Are We Living In The Moment?
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/Marc...

LYE: BONUS EPISODE
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 YouTube.com/MoreMarcus Subscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rss Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButler Follow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us! —...


LYE 22: "Would you Vlog your Wedding?"
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 sledging #firstworldproblems and finally we examine what it means to “sell out”. 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: Subscribe...

LYE 21: UK vs USA
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 groi...

LYE 20: "I Should Have Gone To Hospital"
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 in particular a #Mattcus (yes, it’s still a thing) run in Los Angeles. Elsewhere we discuss whether it’s unethical to lie about your relationship status as a YouTuber and the Big Question reveals another memorable nugget from Marcus’ childhood. Check out MoreMa...


LYE 19: What Are YouTubers Actually Like?
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 lives* forever. ** *Not guaranteed **For around twenty minutes after the episode 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: SubscribeOnA...

LYE 18: A Public Apology to My Dad
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 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 @MarcusButl...

LYE 17: Tales From Our Childhood
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 and Matt reveals the time he was Catfished on Bebo. 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.ne...


LYE 16: Pillow Talk
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 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 & @Matt...

LYE 15: How Famous is Marcus Butler?
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 his recent exposing fake pranks video. All this and more in the podcast where it’s essential to keep expectations lowered at all times.Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcusSubscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/Lo...

LYE 14: Should YouTube Have Dropped PewDiePie?
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 episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcusSubscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rssSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find ...


LYE 13: Clickbait Confessions
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 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/MarcusButler Follow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can f...

LYE 12: The Good & Bad of Being a YouTuber
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!Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube for the best of this week’s episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcusSubscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rssSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: You...

LYE 11: The World's (2nd!) Most Expensive Hotel
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/MoreMarcusSubscribe on iTunes: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe on Android: SubscribeOnAndroid.com/MarcusButler.net/rssSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: You...


LYE 10: Confessions of a Runway Model
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 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/MarcusButler Follow...

LYE 9: When I Quit YouTube
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 more in a genre defining** episode of Lower Your Expectations. Aren’t you all lucky?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: Subscrib...

LYE 8: "The Breathtaking Cucumber Challenge... Gone Sexual"
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 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/MarcusButler Fol...


LYE 7: YouTuber of the Year?
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 YouTuber of the Year! Check out MoreMarcus on YouTube this week for a bonus clip from the episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus Subscribe to Lower Your Expectations: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusBu...

LYE 6: PewDiePie vs. The Rock - Christmas Special!
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 bonus clip from the episode, at YouTube.com/MoreMarcus Subscribe to Lower Your Expectations: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us!————— Sound by Adam Du...

LYE 5: "Lindor Is The Shape!"
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 YouTube.com/MoreMarcusSubscribe to Lower Your Expectations: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButler Follow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us!—————Sound by Adam Durbridge Produced by Bobby Havens & Sam Shet...


LYE 4: "If You Offer Me A Couple of Mill I Would"
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 Subscribe to Lower Your Expectations: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectations Subscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButler Follow @Marc...

LYE 3: "Mr and Mrs Butler"
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/MoreMarcusSubscribe to Lower Your Expectations: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollow @MarcusButler & @MattViney12 wherever you can find us!—————Sound by Adam DurbridgeProduced by Bobby Havens & Sam Shetabi For information regardi...

LYE 2: "Three Day Week Butler"
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 Subscribe to Lower Your Expectations: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.com/MarcusButlerFollo...


LYE 1: "I’m Sorry That You Received My Knee In Your Face"
Support The Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/LowerYourExpectationsWelcome 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/MoreMarcusSubscribe to Lower Your Expectations: iTunes.com/LowerYourExpectationsSubscribe to Marcus on YouTube: YouTube.co...

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