Megan MacKay: How To Cross Stitch Your Troll

Toronto's Megan MacKay has 50,000 subscribers on YouTube and millions of views across multiple platforms. We talked about keeping prospective after your viral hit. 

Toronto's Megan MacKay has 50,000 subscribers on YouTube and millions of views across multiple platforms. We talked about keeping prospective after your viral hit. 

This week YouTube satirist Megan MacKay joins Dan Speerin & Vince Kesavamoorthy at the Pacific Junction Hotel for the launch of the IWCC's #Creatortown creator culture podcast on @GirthRadio. Listen as we talk YouTube ad woes, life beyond your viral hit and mention some things we probably shouldn't have. We also #ThrowbackThursday with Newfoundland songwriter Emily George as she gives Grease the acoustic treatment. All that plus, the trio gives you their picks for what you should be watching online! It's a creator celebration, so sit back grab a drink and join us in Creatortown.

The MixCloud Rundown: (Interview starts at 4:04)

00:00: Why we created #Creatortown

01:42 - Meet our hosts - Dan Speerin and Vince Kesavamoorthy

02:18 - Find out how awesome Megan MacKay is

04:04 - Megan joins us in studio.

5:40 - YAWN "How do you make money at YouTube?"

7:30 - YouTube "WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!" - Megan talks about the medium and how she came to satirize it and how the demonetization scandals affect her process.

10:15 - Have you met Megan? From Netflix marathons of X-Files to her Scooby Doo pet peeve. Megan takes the Six and confesses her Star Wars guilty pleasure purchase.   

16:00 - Megan talks about her Canadian inspiration and what she aspires to do.

17:05 - Dan talks with Megan about the post "going viral" pressure to stay unique and not be pigeon holed.

23:00 - Producer Vince reveals his google searches about Megan. Megan and Dan send PewDiePie to Space,  in a YouTube themed version "Win Dan Speerin's Bus Fare"

32:00 - It's time to find out what you're missing - with some shoutouts

YouTubers:
Curtis Paradis (Saskatchewan)
Miss Fender (OG Manitoban but now in Vancouver)

Web Series:
netTVnow
Cherrydale Productions
NYCWebFest
Lauren Atkins

Toronto Podcast Networks:

Never Sleeps Network,
Talkhole , and #Creatortown's own network Girth Radio

34:09 - Mission of the Week: Let's get 21 year old Eva's sex education channel to 1000 subscribers. She's just 75 away!



35:22 - We #ThrowbackThursday for our YouTube covers segment with Newfoundland's Emily George as she shares her gorgeous take on the Grease classic "You're The One That I Want".

 


39:05 - Who will Megan Pay It Forward to? The answer is right here.

41:24 - Megan and Dan share their favourite troll stories in a segment we call "Silver Linings Troll Book" 


46:00 - The first ever episode of #Creatortown comes to an end but not before we tell you how to follow Megan EVERYWHERE (online... don't do it irl) and how you can get on the show!

Thanks for listening everyone! Binge Away!

Host Dan Speerin chats with Megan MacKay in the Girth Radio Studios at the Pacific Junction Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Host Dan Speerin chats with Megan MacKay in the Girth Radio Studios at the Pacific Junction Hotel in downtown Toronto.