TierZoo: Ranking the Animal Kingdom

Play episode

First off, we’d like to wish the infamous Ben W a happy 3-year anniversary with The Create Unknown and Unknown Media. Here’s to 33 more years with a 333% reduction in pay! 

No one goes deep into the animal kingdom the way TierZoo does. Between analysis and rankings, TierZoo’s entryway into serious zoological thought has familiar roots: a similar concept to Vsauce. Magic: The Gathering and Runescape videos paved the way for something we never really see… instant success. Like, literally his first TierZoo upload blew up.

So, what is the peak? Is there even a peak? Would it be possible to realize it? TikTok, Shorts, traditional YouTube… there’s a lot of content at this point, but fusing genres pays off. 

Monthly uploads may actually be a direct result of… ZooCards decades ago? But TierZoo is finding that topics aren’t as easy to come by as he fills in knowledge-gaps about each animal group. And if he *can* show us bacteria wars on a microscopic level, he should. Subjectivity is always a challenge in the TierZoo ecosystem, but it’s not insurmountable. 

And he’s parlayed his channel into a spot on Nebula, where he’s found both freedom and an excellent community. After a cruel attack on the dignity of cats (which is 100% accurate) Kevin asks Patron questions about TierZoo’s favorite parasite, his past in the food manufacturing industry, worms, and dinosaurs.

Thanks to everyone who came out for the live show, and a special thanks to the Patrons who make this show happen each and every week. You really are the best.

And don’t forget – next week is MONDAY with AEW’s Evil Uno!

You love anime. You love tea. Get 10% off your order with code CREATE at The Dragon’s Treasure: https://www.thedragonstreasure.com/

Buy our T-shirts: https://www.thecreateunknown.com/store/

Join our Discord to talk with artists, creators, and fans of the finer things in online life: http://discord.gg/tcu

Apple: http://bit.ly/TheCreateUnknownApple

Spotify: http://bit.ly/TheCreateUnknownSpotify

Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/TheCreateUnknownGooglePodcasts


Hosts: Kevin Lieber and Matt Tabor 

Produced and Edited by Ben Webster → https://twitter.com/benwebsterTCU 

“Created in the Unknown” theme by Basswaite: https://linktr.ee/Basswaite  

Theme by Mega Drive → http://megadrivemusic.com  

Opening Animation: Kidmograph 

City Animation: Eric Langlay 

“The Create Unknown” is produced by Unknown Media. 


» Chat with us on DISCORD: https://discord.gg/qAQV3Jw  

» Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/createunknown  

» Follow us on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/thecreateunknown  

» Follow us on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/thecreateunknown  

» View our website: https://thecreateunknown.com

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Join the discussion