The Inner Tube: Answering Your Content Creation Questions!

This week, we spend some time talking about our LIVE episode from last week (what worked and what didn't), then we discuss the current state of Josh's YouTube channel Blimey Cow, and finally we answer an email about the revenue we get from normal YouTube views vs. YouTube Red views.

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MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! This week on the show, we review the new film Spider-Man: Homecoming! Kevin and Josh DISAGREE a lot in this one! Was it as good as Spider-Man 2?! Was it any good at all?! This episode was recorded LIVE on YouTube. Video here.

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Today we discuss the problem of preachiness in storytelling, and why we'd rather hear a well-told story we disagree with, than a poorly-told story that confirms our biases.

As a warning, we talk about a number of films in this episode and spoil some of them, including Inside Out, Ex Machina, Arrival, John Q, Up, Contagion, The Dark Knight, and probably a few others.

Before it's over, we also discuss our own experiences in storytelling– Kevin with his work on The Ceiling Fan podcast, and Josh with his work on the YouTube series Brother Brother Time.

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We discuss Laci Green dating Chris Ray Gun, and the backlash she has received for this. We also discuss Anita Sarkeesian vs Sargon of Akkad at VidCon, AND we talk about the troubled Han Solo film.

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Kevin gets EXTREMELY VULNERABLE as we read through the survey responses that we received from listeners of this show! How do you guys think we are doing with The Inner Tube? This was a lot of fun, and we hope you enjoy this episode!

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Matt Langston of the band EleventySeven joins us today to talk about what it was like growing up in a "Christian band" (or rather, being a "Christian in a band"). We discuss how the music industry has changed in the last decade, too. This turned into a really great discussion, and we hope you all enjoy it!

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We went and saw WONDER WOMAN, and we have some thoughts! We also brought in Kevin's wife Carmen to get a WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE.

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PLEASE TAKE THE INNER TUBE LISTENER SURVEY 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/s1eJ1lEipykeqoAO2

Kevin and I really love recording The Inner Tube each week, and we want to make sure it's a show that YOU guys love, too! This episode is basically just a conversation all about what this show is all about.

We do The Inner Tube because we both love to encourage people to do what they love! We want to make a show each week that we wish had existed when we were growing up, to encourage us and give us confidence that we can do whatever we set our minds to! I hope that makes sense.

We are so grateful to everyone who takes an hour or so out of their week to listen to us goof off and have fun. We hope you enjoy it, and we hope you are encouraged by it! Thanks guys. 

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We discuss YouTube within the context of Neil Postman's book Amusing Ourselves to Death and talk about whether it makes society better or worse. It turned into a really interesting conversation, and we hope you enjoy it!

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This week, we list ALL of the gear we use for videos and podcasting! We also help a guy who wants to keep his show fresh when he does the same format every week. In addition to both of these incredible topics, we also talk about our experiences using PayPal.

This is a short and sweet episode of the Inner Tube recorded late at night when Kevin and I were both very tired.

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