Is Inside a Mind YouTube’s Best Storyteller? [Ep. 87]

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Jamie from Inside a Mind has been one of the most requested guests in the TCU community, and his blend of vlogging and reality-blurring analysis makes him a unique authority on probing the depths of the internet. Kevin starts out by talking Dad and Nathan Barnatt, whose intersection with Inside a Mind was critical in the earlier days. As Jamie says, “Not many people have the drive to be a homeless YouTuber like Nathan has.”

Content flagging and shadow bans are serious problems for YouTubers like Jamie, and the ‘I Am Sophie’ videos demonstrate why. The saga of those videos disappearing, even through advanced search, and their un-shadowbanning is worth hearing. Algorithm changes? They matter, too.

So what’s actually happening inside this mind? Kevin asks about the ideation process and how Jamie manages to tell stories differently than others. It’s audio first, which makes sense for a storyteller, and it’s Patreon from there. 

The Forest Fenn treasure, Omega Mart/Meow Wolf, Pizza Time Pizza, accusations of being in a cult — that delineation between reality and… not reality gets murkier by the minute.

Thanks to everyone who showed up live, and especially to all our Patrons. You really do make this show happen every single week.

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Opening Animation: Kidmograph

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