YouTube launched its first-ever official tendencies podcast as we speak, the company announced. Hosted by in style content material creator MatPat and produced by YouTube’s Tradition & Tendencies workforce, the “Like & Describe” podcast will deal with lesser-known tales behind the largest YouTube tendencies.
Episodes will launch month-to-month on YouTube’s main channel for viewers to observe in addition to all on main podcast platforms for listeners, together with Spotify, Apple, Amazon and Google. Episode one debuted on December 1 with a second episode set to premiere on January 1.
The announcement comes just a few months after YouTube introduced a devoted podcast homepage. It’s possible the corporate launched “Like & Describe” to additional money in on the ever-growing podcast business. Plus, MatPat might attract tens of millions of listeners for the reason that creator has over 34 million subscribers in whole throughout his 4 channels–The Sport Theorists, The Movie Theorists, The Meals Theorists and his gaming channel, GTLive.
Within the first episode, titled “The Rise of the VTubers,” MatPat explores Digital YouTubers (aka VTubers), animated characters voiced by people that garner a collective whole of 1.5 billion views each month, based on YouTube.
MatPat meets with VTubers like Gawr Gura, a 9,000-year-old half shark/half lady, and Mori Calliope, a Grim reaper that raps in motion-capture music movies, amongst others. He additionally speaks with Earnest Pettie, Tendencies & Insights Lead of YouTube’s Tradition & Tendencies workforce, content material creator Dave Cherry and different specialists.
In contrast to most video podcasts the place hosts sit in entrance of a digital camera and communicate right into a mic, “Like & Describe” has viewers comply with together with graphics as MatPat narrates—just like his video fashion for his YouTube channels.
The second episode may have MatPat meet with extra particular friends from the Tradition & Tendencies workforce as they supply commentary on the largest movies and creators of 2022.