Ear Biscuits Season 2
Ear Biscuits Season 2
First Air Date: January 03, 2014
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2x40 PewDiePie: How I Got Here (October 10, 2014)
The voice behind YouTube's most subscribed channel, Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about his previous jobs flipping burgers and directing boats to dock, meeting his girlfriend online and their awkward first IRL meeting, the path that led to becoming number one, and dealing with the pressure of staying there.
2x39 Grace Helbig: How I Got Here Pt. 2 (October 03, 2014)
Our very first "Ear Biscuits" guest and leading female YouTube personality, Grace Helbig, is back at the round table of dim lighting one year later to talk with Rhett & Link about the long list of events, accomplishments, awards, and milestones that the past year has brought her including cutting ties with My Damn Channel and starting her own independent YouTube channel, starring in the feature film "Camp Takota," launching a #1 podcast "Not too Deep," and preparing for the release of her book, "Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up" later this month.
2x38 Matthew Santoro: How I Got Here (September 26, 2014)
One of YouTube's rising stars and purveyor of Top 10 List videos, Matthew Santoro, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about the staggering recent growth of his channel after gaining over 1.5 million subscribers in the summer of 2014 alone, how his life has changed virtually overnight from holding a job as an accountant to becoming a popular content creator, and his secrets to successfully navigating the highly competitive world of online entertainment.
2x37 Mitchell Davis: How I Got Here (September 19, 2014)
Veteran YouTube vlogger and video artist, Mitchell Davis of LiveLavaLive, joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss weathering the perceived rejection of his mom at a young age, his bout with a paralyzing case of OCD, Facebooking the father that he never knew, and the challenges of balancing his YouTube career goals with his more artistic desires.
2x36 Rhett & Link: 2014 Time Capsule (September 12, 2014)
In this special Rhett & Link-only episode, the guys create a one-of-a-kind audio-only time capsule for 2014. The content, which is extremely "thorough," "accurate," and "objective," is specifically designed to listen to this week and every 10 years thereafter until the end of time.
2x35 Hank Green: How I Got Here (September 05, 2014)
Hank Green, all-round Renaissance man and half of famed vlogging duo the Vlogbrothers, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about the awkward circumstances surrounding meeting the love of his life, his personal take on sexuality, religion, and "nerdom," and the surprising way that he and his brother, John Green, have dealt with John's mainstream success with "The Fault In Our Stars."
2x34 Elle & Blair Fowler: How We Got Here (August 29, 2014)
Beauty/Fashion vloggers and real life sisters, Elle and Blair Fowler, who together pioneered the Style vertical on YouTube, join Rhett & Link this week to discuss how they deal with online hate, their struggle to keep their private relationships out of the public eye, the psychology behind their relationship personally and professionally after all of their success, and why they disagree with critics who claim their content is superficial.
2x33 Watsky: How I Got Here (August 22, 2014)
Award winning slam-poet turned rapper, George Watsky, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about what was behind his controversial 35 ft. stage dive in late 2013, his recent struggle with epilepsy, how he maintains authenticity in his lyrics and online persona, and why he's making waves in the hip hop industry with the release of his new album "All You Can Do."
2x32 TomSka: How I Got Here (August 15, 2014)
In one of the most poignant episodes of the series to date, Thomas Ridgewell, known as TomSka, joins Rhett & Link to discuss how he finds comedy in the subversion of expectations, why his religious upbringing led to his current agnostic beliefs, why he decided to make and release a legitimate sex education video on his otherwise comedic channel, and how losing his best friend and business partner, Ed Gould, to Leukemia changed his life forever.
2x31 Natalie Tran: How I Got Here (August 08, 2014)
One of Australia's most well-known YouTubers, Natalie Tran of Community Channel, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about how her quirky sense of humor and stream of consciousness video format has informed a number of today's emerging YouTube personalities, what it is like being somewhat isolated from the rest of the YouTube community and how that's shaped her outlook on the platform and her career in general, and why her confident on-screen persona differs in a somewhat surprising way from her real-life personality.
2x30 Devin Super Tramp: How I Got Here (August 01, 2014)
Arguably the best outdoor action/adventure filmmaker on YouTube, Devin Graham, joins Rhett & Link this week to uncover one of the most surprising backstories in the history of Ear Biscuits involving a friendship with Kim Dotcom, the infamous founder of file hosting service Megaupload. They also discuss the event that caused Devin to decide to stay behind the camera, his various international trips including experiencing a bus hijacking in Jamaica, and his former relationship with dancing electronic violinist sensation, Lindsey Stirling.
2x29 Rhett & Link: Obsession (July 25, 2014)
In this special Rhett & Link-only episode, the guys unpack Rhett's "layers," or as Link calls them- obsessions. Ultralights, crows, fossils, Crown Victorias and much more. Rhett & Link explore Rhett's propensity to find "his next big thing" and the impact it has on their friendship.
2x28 Kingsley: How I Got Here (July 18, 2014)
Popular rant-vlogger, Kingsley, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about his experience as one of the only openly gay black men at the top of the YouTube charts, how he got his first big break thanks to popular TV show "Tosh.0," why he chooses to use profanity in his videos but not in front of his parents, and if he really is "quitting YouTube" at the close of 2014. *NOTE: This conversation contains adult themes and language.
2x27 John Green: How I Got Here (July 04, 2014)
John Green, New York Times Bestselling author and half of vlogging duo the Vlogbrothers, joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss the recent success of his novel, The Fault in Our Stars, the effect fame has had on his personal and professional life, how his upbringing, formal education, and early career aspirations shaped his current view of religion and spirituality, and the significance of forming an online community to support endeavors like the charitable Project For Awesome foundation and YouTube convention, VidCon.
2x26 Dane Boedigheimer: How I Got Here (June 27, 2014)
Dane Boedigheimer, the creator of one of, if not the, biggest YouTube to TV crossover series of all time, "The Annoying Orange," sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about his experience growing up in middle-of-nowhere North Dakota, navigating around inappropriate photos while working at a one-hour-photo shop, witnessing meth heads rolling around in his front lawn, and of course how he made "The Annoying Orange" into what it is today.
2x25 Felicia Day: How I Got Here (June 20, 2014)
Felicia Day, well-known for her roles on hit TV shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and "Supernatural," her critically acclaimed web series "The Guild," and her YouTube channel "Geek & Sundry," joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss her latest project, "Spooked," what it was like growing up as a home-schooled misfit in the deep south, misogyny in geek culture, and the first time she ever kissed a girl- on screen.
2x24 iJustine: How I Got Here (June 13, 2014)
Justine Ezarik, one of the first major female internet personalities who developed a following online as "iJustine," sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about what it was like to live a real-life "The Truman Show" experience having every minute of her life live-streamed online for six months, how she deals with her past and present romantic relationships in the public eye, and what really differentiates Justine from "iJustine" after making YouTube content for over 8 years.
2x23 Joe Bereta: How I Got Here (June 06, 2014)
Joe Bereta, half of famed comedy duo "Barats and Bereta" and head writer and host for Philip DeFranco's "Sourcefed," joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss how being an online pioneer led to an NBC pilot deal, why his unique nickname came from a starring role in a KFC commercial, and whether or not his two distinct on-camera personas have led him to an identity crisis off-camera.
2x22 Rhett & Link: Summer Jobs (May 30, 2014)
In this special Rhett & Link-only episode, the guys share some never-before-heard stories about a multitude of summer job experiences. From receiving the nickname "Mr. Brain Farts," gauging visitors' vomit potential on amusement park rides, building a house with no prior experience, and driving around aimlessly in circles in a government-owned truck, Rhett & Link commiserate with their listeners who have suffered through, or are about to embark upon, summer employment.
2x21 Lindsey Stirling: How I Got Here (May 23, 2014)
Dancing Electronic Violinist sensation, Lindsey Stirling, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to talk about the recent release of her latest album "Shatter Me," why she has no regrets about being a part of the "I am a Mormon" campaign, her devastating battle with anorexia, and how a romantic relationship with a YouTube personality led to her blossoming online career.
2x20 Flula: How I Got Here (May 16, 2014)
Eccentric YouTuber and German DJ, Flula Borg, joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss his background, his recent epic collaboration with Sir Mix-a-Lot, how he covertly assumed the role of UNC's mascot, and whether or not he truly understands why people find him funny.
2x19 Smosh: How We Got Here (May 09, 2014)
Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox, the comedy duo better-known as "Smosh," sit down with Rhett & Link to discuss how they went from essentially two guys lip syncing cartoon theme songs in front of a web cam to having the second most subscribed personality-fronted channel on YouTube with over 17.5 million subscribers and 3 billion views in just under a decade. The guys talk about everything from nervous bathroom habits before live performances to the ever-growing pressure that they experience on a daily basis to entertain their fans, maintain their artistic integrity, and remain on top.
2x18 Swoozie: How I Got Here (May 02, 2014)
Vlogger/Animator, Swoozie, arguably one of the best storytellers on YouTube, joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss a dark suicidal moment in his life that made him rethink his path forward, an exclusive story about a hot mystery girl car chase, and the philosophy behind licking girls' knee pits.
2x17 Rhett & Link: Song Writing Process (April 25, 2014)
In this special edition episode, Rhett & Link focus on exploring their creative process when it comes to song writing. The episode features never-before-heard demos of songs like "Rub Some Bacon on It," "My Hair Song," and "It's My Belly Button," original recordings of songs that never made it into video form like "Fartin' Girl," and fully produced tracks that have never seen the light of day like "Public Place" (about using public restrooms) and "Don't Block My YouTube" (about...not blocking YouTube).
2x16 Troye Sivan: How I Got Here (April 18, 2014)
Popular young South African-born Australian vlogger, Troye Sivan, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to share his empowering coming-out story and how he decided to share this personal detail of his life with his fans, why the internet is obsessed with his relationship with Tyler Oakley, and how a secret project in the works might have some people on the edge of their seats.
2x15 Jenna Marbles: How I Got Here (April 11, 2014)
Jenna Marbles, currently the number 1 female personality on YouTube with just over 13 million subscribers and 1.5 billion views, joins Rhett & Link this week to talk about how a misinterpretation of one of her videos got her into hot water with the feminist community, the controversy surrounding her interview on "Good Morning America," and the unparalleled and rarely discussed loneliness associated with being a major celebrity in the digital age. Jenna also shares never-before-heard information about her very public breakup, and confirms, for the first time, her relationship with a new guy.
2x14 Pomplamoose: How I Got Here (April 04, 2014)
California-based musical-duo Pomplamoose sits down with Rhett & Link this week to discuss their virtual disappearance after initial viral success, the struggle of cultivating both a healthy personal relationship and business venture simultaneously, how to maintain a balance between playing into the YouTube algorithm and artistic integrity, and why 2014 is "The Year of Pomplamoose."
2x13 Rhett & Link: Girls (March 28, 2014)
In the second installment of the Rhett & Link- Only "Ear Biscuits" series, the guys discuss their adolescent experiences with the opposite sex. Rhett & Link take the listeners through the lurid details of their past romantic escapades from a failed joint-voyeuristic experience, to first kisses, awkward double dates, drama-filled school dances, and more.
2x12 Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings): How I Got Here (March 21, 2014)
This week is an "Ear Biscuits" first as Rhett & Link host two guests in one episode: Colleen Ballinger and her politically incorrect, tone-deaf, fame-obsessed character, Miranda Sings. In the first portion of the podcast, Miranda takes us through the thought process behind her popular tweets such as "my mouth tastes like brown" and "I smell that crees" after which Colleen discusses the creation of Miranda, her cult following in the professional musical theater community, and what her future holds online, on TV, and on stage.
2x11 Michael Gallagher: How I Got Here (March 14, 2014)
Michael Gallagher, of popular channel "Totally Sketch," joins Rhett & Link this week to talk about his role behind the camera as one of the most sought-after directors on YouTube, being the first YouTuber to score a theatrical release for a feature length film, and how his film, Smiley, led to an onslaught of death threats toward him, his cast, and his family.
2x10 Mamrie Hart: How I Got Here (March 07, 2014)
Mamrie Hart, one third of YouTube's "Holy Trinity" and writer/co-star of the new film Camp Takota, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to discuss growing up on the set of a well-known TV show, why something called 'Topless Tuesday' was the highlight of her college career, and her future plans to follow in Adam Sandler's footsteps...kind of.
2x09 Rhett & Link: Childhood (February 28, 2014)
In this very special edition of "Ear Biscuits," Rhett & Link, best friends since the 1st grade, see if they can learn anything new about one another's childhood growing up in small town North Carolina. The episode features never-before asked questions, including some from fans. From blood oaths in cow pastures to gangster rap obsessions, to matching butt tattoos, Rhett & Link take you back to their roots.
2x08 Toby Turner: How I Got Here (February 21, 2014)
Toby Turner, currently the only YouTuber that claims two spots on YouTube's Top 50 Most Subscribed Channels list, joins Rhett & Link this week to talk about the creative process behind his satiric music videos, how he helped define the online comedic-gaming genre, and a number of personal issues ranging from past and future relationships to his heroic efforts to save his mother's life.
2x07 Alphacat: How I Got Here (February 14, 2014)
Iman Crosson, known to his fans and followers as Alphacat, sits down with Rhett & Link to discuss his recently found fame on Vine (2.4 million followers), how his Barack Obama impersonation led to an invite to Aretha Franklin's birthday party, and why a previous relationship on YouTube has prompted him to keep his personal relationships private in the future.
2x06 Superwoman: How I Got Here (February 07, 2014)
Lilly Singh, known to her fans as ‚"Superwoman," joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss the advantages and hardships of being an extreme minority on YouTube, how one of her videos led to her transformation from religious Sikhism to spiritual acceptance, and how her career online has led to amazing professional and personal opportunities.
2x05 Vitaly: How I Got Here (January 31, 2014)
Vitaly, YouTube's top ranked prankster with over 5 million subscribers and 460 million views, sits down with Rhett & Link this week to discuss a prank-gone-wrong that landed him in jail, his recently-leaked involvement in the porn industry, and why the controversy surrounding the validity of his pranks is simply "for the haters." *NOTE: This conversation contains adult themes and language.
2x04 Dodger Leigh: How I Got Here (January 24, 2014)
Brooke ‚"Dodger," Leigh Lawson, arguably the most well known girl gamer on YouTube, joins Rhett & Link this week to talk about being the face of Maker's new gaming channel, Polaris, her experience in a predominately male-driven industry, and a recent private development in her life that she's chosen to share with her fans.
2x03 The Fine Brothers: How We Got Here (January 17, 2014)
Benny and Rafi Fine, known best for their successful "Kids React" series and multiple spinoffs, sit down with Rhett & Link to discuss growing up as Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, a near death experience at Disney World, their crucial role in the formation of Maker studios and why they parted ways, and what they want to do when they settle down.
2x02 Michael Stevens (Vsauce): How I Got Here (January 10, 2014)
This week Rhett & Link get to know Michael Stevens, creator and host of popular YouTube channel, VSauce, on a personal level that is publicly unprecedented, as they chat about his aspirations of being a "Polymath" as a child, how a video called "Hillary Clinton Farts" played a major role in his eventual success, and the effect being a YouTube employee has on his channel popularity.
2x01 Chester See: How I Got Here (January 03, 2014)
Chester See, who has won the hearts of more than a million teen girls throughout the world with his smooth, soulful voice, extraordinary musical talent, and emotionally drenched original songs featured on his popular YouTube channel, joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss his journey from an energetic Disney Channel host to a shirtless bartender in a Korean club to one of the internet's most famed musicians. The guys also hit on his recent high profile heartbreak, and how a new crush and a thirst for innovation in the new media industry has brought him both personal and professional success.