May 23, 2019

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We’ve dubbed CallMeCarson the “DaVinci of Dumb,” and he’s earned that title. Carson is leading a new genre of comedy in which sophisticated, multi-faceted humor is reduced to what can only be described as perfectly dumb content. We unpack where that humor comes from and how it’s formed as we reveal just how smart Carson has to be to act so dumb.

A lifetime of total saturation in all things YouTube has turned Carson into a quick, sharp humorist with a knack for building thriving communities of fans — including a Discord with nearly 200,000 members. From cursed images to Discord pranks, Carson pulls back the curtain on his behind-the-scenes preparation that allows him and his friends to create seemingly effortless content that makes millions of fans happy.

We also explore Carson’s ambition to jump into fashion and the surprisingly awful story behind the origin of Santa Claus.

 

Check out Carson on YouTube, Twitter, and his podcast Goopcast.

Hosted by Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor

Executive Producer is Dave Keine

Edited by Adam Ganong

Theme by Mega Drive

TV wall by Jonas Bers

Opening Animation by Kidmograph

City Animation by Eric Langlay

Makeup by Mo Lewit

Photography by Paula Lieber

Microphones and Equipment provided by Røde Microphones.

“The Create Unknown” is produced by Triangle Content.

There’s a new dream job out there and it’s Creator. The allure of flexing your creative muscles in the limelight for a living is enticing young and old to jump on YouTube and start recording. But a lot can happen on the way to millions of subscribers.

In ‘The Create Unknown’ co-hosts Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor take time off from getting millions of views on the education YouTube channel Vsauce2 to reveal how dozens of dynamic creators have successfully navigated the ever-changing, uncertain landscape of online media — and how others have been swallowed by digital quicksand.

Through intensely personal conversations, listeners learn what it takes to not only survive but thrive as a creator and in life. Interviews cover everything from getting started as a YouTuber to how you land that first brand deal and the realities of being a digital influencer.

‘The Create Unknown’ is the ultimate behind-the-scenes YouTube podcast. New episodes come out every other Thursday.  Listen for free on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.

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