George Ouzounian is a humorist, New York Times best-selling author, and Internet personality best known by the pseudonym Maddox. His website The Best Page in the Universe, YouTube channel The Best Show in the Universe, and podcast The Best Debate in the Universe all feature his satirical, highly opinionated take on a wide variety of topics.
In this episode, we discuss the beginnings of George’s writing career and the evolution of his work as an independent content creator. He shares his take on YouTube’s 2017 Adpocalypse and Elsagate scandals, calling creator complaints about YT demonetization “conspiratorial, immature, stupid, and contradictory to what YouTube is as a business.” He also weighs in on the recent controversies surrounding online influencers Jake and Logan Paul, Twitch’s enormous growth potential, and what he views as an environment of “drive-by harassment” on Twitter. Finally, we discuss social media’s impact on the future of politics, surprising moments from 2017, and what to expect from George’s upcoming video game launch.
James Creech is the Creator & Host of All Things Video, the first podcast dedicated to uncovering the past and charting the future of the online video ecosystem. He is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Paladin, the essential influencer management platform for media companies, brands, and agencies.