1. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Happy holidays friends. If you want to get reading recommendations every week, don't forget to sign up for my newsletter: Have a great new year. Grateful for you all, keep bangin' on your drum.

  2. Jerry Gorge

    Jerry GorgeHace un año

    Just saying, I LOVE your videos, you have a highly intelligent view on comedy

  3. Mr Miyagi

    Mr MiyagiHace 2 años

    Your videos are so good i love the philosophy you use and varied points of view. I like how you manage to deconstruct the world around us but not to show off or just get views but to create a powerful positive message that you can share with the world. You seem a very genuine talented creator making something you enjoy rather than someone who only wants success for the sake of success. Your first rick and morty video felt inspired and really struck a cord with me but tbf all your content is very good. Hope you can make a living from this and hope to see more amazing content.

  4. Pim Visschers

    Pim VisschersHace 2 años

    Will Schoder Hey Will, just subscribed to your list, very interested to see what pops up. If I may, since it's my birthday tomorrow: What book/books make you go "you have to fucking read that"? I'd appreciate it greatly. Feel free to email me, and all the best to you in 2018! Pim

  5. GeudBuey

    GeudBueyHace 2 años

    Happy Holidays! Love your videos, always look forward to new ones!

  6. Sean MegaByte

    Sean MegaByteHace 2 años

    Happy holidays man . Always good to see a video from you.

  7. yeboitroy

    yeboitroyHace 2 meses

    “The simpsons in South Park” lol.

  8. Cornell Waters

    Cornell WatersHace 5 meses

    Thank You 😉

  9. SpyMonkey3D

    SpyMonkey3DHace 6 meses

    What's wrong with nihilism, though ? It's really not that harsh of an idea, it says "life has no meaning" objectively, and that's basically it. It doesn't mean you need to be a dick, or that you should kill yourself, gee, it doesn't even stop you from acknowledging that "need for meaning" that seems to permeate human society, and it certainly doesn't stop you from having empathy. The difference is that now, you can choose that meaning. (Tbh, I really think you can't be free if you aren't a nihilist, because if you follow "meaning", you're basically following what someone else determined was "meaningful")

  10. Dan Hickory

    Dan HickoryHace 6 meses

    D A R I A I S G O D

  11. Steele Hansen

    Steele HansenHace un año

    Is Will Scoder a philosopher of the 21st century?? I think so!!

  12. John Wisniewski

    John WisniewskiHace un año

    Interesting and thought provoking

  13. Basil Umeh

    Basil UmehHace un año

    Such high quality videos, this channel is phenomenal

  14. Cameron

    CameronHace un año

    What show is that 1:26

  15. Enimo

    EnimoHace un año

    Probably American Dad

  16. David Umstattd

    David UmstattdHace un año

    The gab between rhetoric and practice is the smallest in the US. But that won’t stop the left coast from trying to convince us that we are miserable

  17. uhadme

    uhadmeHace un año

    you are the great american joke, idiots that are all talk and no action. waste of life drain on society. thanks for the great advice. you must be a billionaire and perfect person.

  18. frootloop edibles

    frootloop ediblesHace un año

    Will Schoder. The judges looooved your video, but your thumnail gave you a thumbs down. I'm sorry my dear but you are up for elimination.

  19. Et Cogito Ergo Sum

    Et Cogito Ergo SumHace un año

    America is the continent, americans are all who we live here, bro

  20. Jamal Vargas

    Jamal VargasHace un año

    I didn't like when oblongs and mission hill got the axe thank goodness they're keeping some of my favorites alive like power rangers and simpsons

  21. SamWallace Art

    SamWallace ArtHace un año

    Y’know what’s great about animated satires? They only use generic inspirational background music for small amounts of time.

  22. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace un año

    This is spicy

  23. Don Leibold

    Don LeiboldHace un año

    Great video! Do you have one in the works that details the tools in the satirist's toolbox (at 1:13)? Thanks!

  24. Backyard Stranger

    Backyard StrangerHace un año

    Cartoons are forever.

  25. Jacob Dominguez

    Jacob DominguezHace un año

    Great video 👍

  26. Some Guy

    Some GuyHace un año

    Awesome channel, congrats.

  27. Jay Little

    Jay LittleHace un año

    The popularity of satire is rooted in the creators cool detachment from the subject. From that perspective, they cannot be questioned because they undermine the authority of anyone who would question them. What’s desperately needed is a willingness to put forth a new set of ideals that better reflect what we actually think is important in life beyond eating, having sex, making money and sleeping. If the kind of mind that tears down ideals submits their own ideals to the same slings and arrows of satire, what sort of positive contribution is possible?

  28. Pat Williams Studios

    Pat Williams StudiosHace un año

    Cartoons definitely compliment satire! Not necessarily a cartoon but we used a cartoon filter for this skit of Kim and Trump and it helps convey the satire

  29. mb 1998

    mb 1998Hace un año

    That South Park clip perfectly reflects 2018 gun politics

  30. Marta

    MartaHace un año

    I like some things about these shows, but I always feel a huge sense of alienation from them. I'm a lesbian, and a lot of media like this has so many jokes about gay people, it just makes me weary and tired. It wouldn't be that bad, but after a lifetime of seeing the same jokes directed at me and my friends, it's just hard to watch, even if it has other interesting material and ideas in it.

  31. Christopher Leavitt

    Christopher LeavittHace un año

    is there a transcript of this somewhere?

  32. Harry's Haunted House

    Harry's Haunted HouseHace 2 años

    How the HELL does this video only have 28k views?! What a fantastic video - again! Your content is always worth the wait buddy, keep up the good work - I've always wondered why I love cartoons so much.

  33. TheChaserTV

    TheChaserTVHace 2 años

    Wow, great stuff man. Your point about society overlooking nuance is so true. Everything has to be deemed black or white, either offensive or socially constructive.

  34. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks, Chaser! The nuance thing is really bothering me. There's a lot more to finding truth than framing things as good and bad. I appreciate the comment.

  35. Adam Scicluna

    Adam SciclunaHace 2 años

    Hey Will, I want to get into making video essays. But right now my plan to write one consists of watching your videos and getting pissed off because I'm not that good yet. Any hints on how to start out?

  36. Adam Scicluna

    Adam SciclunaHace 2 años

    Thanks so much Will, somehow you managed to help in the exact way that I needed. I'll definitely send you an email some time for some advice next time I get stuck. Again thanks so much, I can't wait to see what you put out next.

  37. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Hey Adam, thanks for the nice comment! In terms of creating video essays, getting over the initial hump is the hardest part. It is a very involved medium, as I’m sure you’ve already discovered. It’s cliche advice, but it’s just a fact: the only way to get good is to sit down and get grinding on it. Don’t worry if you can’t meet certain quality standards immediately. You’ll get better. That’s what ESreporter is all about. People will connect with you and watch as you get better. They like that! They want to see you improve as a writer, speaker, and editor. My way is by no means the best way, but I'll tell you what I do for visual planning. Two things mainly: 1. I'll read and re-read a paragraph and let my mind visualize it. 2. Then ask, does that visualization A. actually work with the script?, B. seem aesthetically pleasing? and C. flow with the rest of the video? If the visualization passes through all the filters, then I figure out how it can be put into an editing program. If it is outside my editing/photoshop abilities, I'll take the extra time to teach myself how to do it. I always think it's worth it (ESreporter Tutorials are really great for this). I don't storyboard because the editing process is truly a process, and mapping it out would make it too absolute. The editing part is the creative part. Again, my advice to upstart video essayists is always just to start making the thing. Once you begin to learn the language of editing, you’ll be able to point out in professional videos how someone did something. Go through the backlog of your favorite video essayists and ask yourself how they did all the editing stuff. It will take time, but you’ll figure it out, and eventually, it will become second nature. For now, don’t measure yourself against others. Just try to wake up everyday having gotten better and keep beating your best work. If you have any other questions, shoot me an email: Oh, and most importantly, choose topics that you love! The audience won’t care if you don’t. Good luck, Adam!!!

  38. somika87

    somika87Hace 2 años

    Hats off to you man, great video

  39. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks somika, I appreciate that. Glad you enjoyed it.

  40. Isaac Franco

    Isaac FrancoHace 2 años

    Dude I love your videos, and Id love to see one on Jordan B Peterson

  41. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Isaac, I appreciate that. I am a fan of JBP, though I cannot be considered a devout follower like many on the platform. I'll put him on the list, but figure I can't do anything until I read his books.

  42. PlexyPanda

    PlexyPandaHace 2 años

    Excellent video essay! :)

  43. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thank you Plexy, thank you very much

  44. flamshiz

    flamshizHace 2 años

    1.25x makes this watchable

  45. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    You're right!

  46. Victor Ong

    Victor OngHace 2 años

    Your contents never disappoint

  47. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Victor -- and thanks for commenting

  48. Adrian Dezendegui

    Adrian DezendeguiHace 2 años

    Ugh why use late season Simpsons, you could have used the ahead of its time Duckman.

  49. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    The peril of availability.

  50. Gabriel Wagnitz

    Gabriel WagnitzHace 2 años

    I'm really reluctant to post on youtube comments but I just reallized I can't let this one pass: I'm a college student in Brazil and I really wish I had the money to become a Patreon to this channel. I watched all the videos, some more than once (the BoJack one is my favorite), and every time I watch I feel that I learned something about the world, about people and about myself. I'm saying I'd really like to be able to be a Patreon (I hope to get some income really soon) because I saw there that Will wants to make this a full time job and I can objectively say that my live would be better off with this. Thank you for your videos, Will.

  51. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Gabriel, I really appreciate the comment. You've stated the goals of the channel within your comment, so that's awesome. It's great to hear that this channel has made you better off as a person. Thank you, my friend. I really appreciate it.

  52. Brian Freedman

    Brian FreedmanHace 2 años

    Will, this was incredibly well done. Keep up the amazing work. Happy New Year.

  53. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Brian, I really appreciate that! Happy New Year to you too.

  54. Andreas

    AndreasHace 2 años

    Great video man, so good. Keep it up :)

  55. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Ingame!

  56. Guilherme Rodrigues

    Guilherme RodriguesHace 2 años

    What a fucking brillant video

  57. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.

  58. Mark Bryant

    Mark BryantHace 2 años

    Almost upvoted this video until John Oliver was shown during the "satire at its best" bit. Seriously? The entire premise of his show is that a whiny British guy whines and the audience is an echo-chamber so they cheer. Oliver is satire at its worst, satire on accident.

  59. Andres Simonian

    Andres SimonianHace 2 años

    Awesome video man

  60. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Andres!

  61. Old Books at Midnight

    Old Books at MidnightHace 2 años

    the background music is so calming

  62. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    I'm just trying to get more people to sleep through my videos.

  63. mrwan54

    mrwan54Hace 2 años

    woo he's back! have a nice year

  64. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    I'm back! Big year ahead. Have a good one my friend.

  65. Luuk

    LuukHace 2 años

    I still convinced you are one of the best ESreporter channels out here today

  66. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Hey thanks Quieper, I appreciate that. I'm glad you're a fan of my stuff.

  67. Spencer Kraynik

    Spencer KraynikHace 2 años

    I’ve often thought about the unrealistic standard of American Idealism sets for Americans, and how our politicians espouse idealistic policies but act out of accordance with these ideals, defaulting to money and corruption instead.

  68. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    One of satire's jobs is to look for that gap and point of the corruption right in front of us. I'd say it does a better job on some weeks than others.

  69. AlaskaBoyAlex

    AlaskaBoyAlexHace 2 años

    I absolutely love your stuff man! I really hope you keep it up; I would definitely support a pratreon edit: the way you broadly explore a theme about media instead of exploring a single show or trope is surprisingly informative and very intriguing!

  70. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks my friend, that's one of the goals of the channel--to look at thing a little more broadly.

  71. TalkThisOut

    TalkThisOutHace 2 años

    Good job broski!

  72. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thank you, brohan

  73. Pelé Gouda

    Pelé GoudaHace 2 años

    Sponsored by squarespace! Way to go, Will!

  74. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Yea baby!! Woohoo

  75. Meghan McDonald

    Meghan McDonaldHace 2 años

    Enjoyed this!

  76. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Meghan, glad you like it.

  77. Cristian

    CristianHace 2 años

    It bothers me how you pronounce Vonnegut. Still a great video.

  78. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Van-gut! Van-yup! Van-yoot! How would you pronounce it?!

  79. Elena Apostu

    Elena ApostuHace 2 años

    This channel is amazingly great!

  80. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Elena, I appreciate that.

  81. Just WOW

    Just WOWHace 2 años

    Good shit mate

  82. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks Just Wow, I appreciate it!

  83. Morgan Bradford

    Morgan BradfordHace 2 años

    Goddamn your video essays are some of the most well written and complete out there. Everything is relevant and you never drift too far off topic. I know you don't post often but quality over quantity all the way

  84. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Yea baby! Quality over quantity to the MAX!!!!!

  85. Barfing Chicken

    Barfing ChickenHace 2 años

    I think it works well because it says what people are afraid to.

  86. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Totally agree

  87. Philip Q

    Philip QHace 2 años

    Yea that video is a nice sauce

  88. Philip Q

    Philip QHace 2 años

    Thanks Will! I'd like to be a patron once I get a job. I especially like the Mr. Rodgers video. It inspired me to buy "Thankyou for Arguing". That book, like your video, was a nice sauce.

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    Will SchoderHace 2 años


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  91. Jason Anderson

    Jason AndersonHace 2 años

    I've been watching your videos for a few months now and I've loved everything you put out. Regardless of the topic, it's the thought that you put into everything and the questions you raise even if there aren't always answers.. that's what I love. Keep up the great work

  92. Bálint Polgár

    Bálint PolgárHace 2 años

    I finally got the joke about Diane being an "Asian Daria"

  93. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    There it is!!

  94. The Friend of Many Squirrels

    The Friend of Many SquirrelsHace 2 años

    This deserves a million views

  95. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    That's some serious can only hope...

  96. ImComing1

    ImComing1Hace 2 años

    Awesome video. Thanks for uploading.

  97. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks for commenting, I appreciate it.

  98. Terrible Tallrus

    Terrible TallrusHace 2 años

    This was an awesome video! Well analysed. I think using kids to reveal problems is a great idea. We disarm ourselves when it comes to them. See them as innocent :)

  99. moorsum

    moorsumHace 2 años

    A class man. Thank you.

  100. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thank you moorsum, I appreciate that.

  101. Joey Bones

    Joey BonesHace 2 años

    not bad, good luck growing your channel

  102. Will Schoder

    Will SchoderHace 2 años

    Thanks, I'm working on it