Introducing: YouTube Vlogmas Channels

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Vlogmas means Christmas lasts for all of December. But there are so many channels on YouTube participating, it would take all day to watch them all. So we’ve rounded up our top 3 channels, to keep your viewing time under an hour. They are…

Sierra Vlogs

Sitting at 961K subs, Sierra Vlogs is the vlog channel of Sierra Furtado, who also has a main channel at 2.73M subs. Though she has missed a few days, Sierra‘s vlogmas content is raw and real, following Sierra about her daily life as she goes to Target, the gym and more.

Sierra Furtado
Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Vlogs | YouTube Main

Zoe Sugg

Zoe Sugg, better known as Zoella, obviously made the list! We all know and love her. Enough said. Her vlogmas content focusses more on Christmas, and festive activities.

Zoe Sugg
Instagram | YouTube 

Nicolette Gray

If you missed Nicolette‘s rise to fame on Dr Phil, you really missed out. Check it out here, and here, then check out her vlogmas videos on her second vlog channel. They consistently sit around 20 minutes, and they’re usually filled with tons of laughs and drama. We love her.

Nicolette Gray
Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Vlogs | YouTube Main

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Words: Natasha Fountain | Featured Photo: MDRN MAG


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Introducing: Youtube Podcast Channels

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Looking for new content to watch? Bored of seeing the same things in your suggested section? These are the 3 best YouTube podcasts this month…

Impaulsive – Logan Paul, Spencer Taylor, Mike Majlak

Ex-controversial (as he calls himself) YouTube star, actor, musician, boxer, all-round entertainer Logan Paul is first up with his Impulsive podcast. Completing the panel in each video – Spencer Taylor and Mike Majlak. The three are the perfect combination for a well-balanced panel. Logan mediates the topics and leads the conversation, Spencer brings an intelligent informative side, and Mike brings a sassy engaging flare.

The trio have delved into a multitude of topics – stereotypes, news, pop culture, conspiracies and more. The trio even hosted a live 3-hour podcast for their 100 episode anniversary with a musical performance from Machine Gun Kelly. No matter the topic, the trio are highly engaging with the banter that flows between the panel.

Featured guests have included Bella Thorne, Lamar Odom, Alex Jones, King Bach, Chantel Jeffries, Riley Reid, Jojo Siwa, and Steve-O. Other guests have included Dr. Greer (UFO Expert), Kelly Sullivan Walden (Dream Expert), Eric Weinstein (Thiel Capital managing director, mathematician, and economist), Vincent Genna (Psychic) and more.

Impaulsive
Instagram | YouTube

Logan Paul
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Spencer Taylor
Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Mike Majlak
Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Congratulations – Chris D’elia

Full of jokes, random references and funny stories, Congratulations by Chris D’elia is a high quality set up. The camera is still on a shot of Chris, often featuring jingles on cue and images flashed on screen in reference to what Chris is discussing.

Chris is unapologetically himself, and his candid demeanor is refreshing. The best way to sum up his podcast is a quote directly from an episode “There’s a bunch of shit online right now, that’s just not funny. The Chad and Brad thing? *starts waving* See ya. I’ll do a beauty queen wave on that. Bye-bye dude. Let me drive by at 5mph, I’m in a goddam parade waving at that Brad and Chad thing. Its gone dude. Beautiful as shit with a glove to my fucking elbow. Bye-bye“.

Congratulations
YouTube

Chris D’elia
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Phil In The Blanks – Dr Phil

Dr. Phil is well known for his talk show of the same name, offering advice in the form of life strategies, often from a psychological perspective. He has vast experience with clinical and forensic psychology; clearly evident in his podcast Phil In The Blanks.

Phil In The Blanks features a different variety of guests than most podcasts, including Susan Constantine (body language expert), Dr. J. Patrick Johnson (renowned neurosurgeon and concussion expert), and celebrity guests The Jonas Brothers, Amanda Cerny, Piers Morgan, and Sophie Turner.

The topic of each podcast often includes mental health notes – anxiety depression – unlike most podcasts. Dr. Phil speaks from an educated perspective, often impacting viewers, especially in exposed featuring prominent guests such as Sophie Turner (Game Of Thrones).

Phil In The Blanks
YouTube

Dr Phil
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Words: Natasha Fountain | Featured Photo: MDRN MAG

Logan Paul v KSI Rematch: Staples Center, LA.

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A year after Logan Paul and KSI first met in the UK at Manchester Arena, a second fight has finally been scheduled. The second match will take place November 9th at The Staples Centre, LA.

Round 1 was hailed as the “biggest event in internet history”, but the fight ended in a majority draw, much to the obvious surprise of both Logan and KSI‘s teams.

For the second fight, the match is expected to run as a more professional event, rather than the previous amateur set-up. Neither Logan nor KSI will wear headgear, like their first fight, and the gloves have been reduced from a 12oz weight to just 10oz.

The match will be available to stream live on DAZN, hailed as Netflix for combat sports.

After round one’s surprising finish, neither party seem to be taking round 2 lightly, with Logan Paul even purchasing a boxing ring for his yard, some months back. It’s anyones guess who will win round 2, but both parties seem to be confident they will reign victorious…

12 Reasons Logan Will Beat KSI (According to Logan)

1. At last years weigh in, KSI wore two pairs of underwear and stuffed his pants to hide his micro-penis. However I have an incurable case of BDE.

2. My laugh is cute as fuck. Your laugh makes me want to ride an ostrich into a volcano. You sound like a fucking ambulance.

3. While I was training hard this year, you were on tour making soundcloud music. If your songs were half as good as your music videos, maybe you’d sell out 50 person venues.

4. Logan – thats my name. And its a real name. Your name is just letters.

5. In the past year, I grew a sexy ass beard. Looks like you grew a baby. Hope you don’t a**** this one.

6. It’s been over a year since we last fought, remember that time you hit me after the bell? Yeah you do, cause youre a scumbag. Meanwhile, I’m a charitable man.

7. Just look what I did to this guy with a closed hand. Or this guy with an open hand. Sweet dreams w*****.

8. You couldn’t even beat me in your own country. This time I got the home field advantage. Welcome to America, bitch.

9. I still get along with my brother. The last time I saw your brother, he was… on my podcast.

10. I leave my bedroom often. JJ still films all his videos in a rolly chair. Who knows, maybe he’s too thick to get up.

11. I’m stronger, I’m taller, I’m faster, and I’m better looking. In fact, I hooked up with his ex girlfriend in Ibiza. Whats up bitch.

12. Its true. In the past year, both Maverick and Kong have died… just like your music career.

So that’s that. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

Logan Paul on beating KSI

KSI’s Interview On The Rematch

(The first match) was Logan‘s best chance to beat me. I had no idea on how he fought, I had no idea on anything to do with him. So to finally be able to get in the ring with him, and know everything about him, and know what I’m coming up against is so much better. (With the first fight) I just took too long. And I just didn’t get in his face and I kinda just let him build his confidence. I fucked up with that. So this time I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen. This time its going to be a different story … Mark my words. [To Logan] When we get in that ring – 18 minutes of hell. Making you quit, or knocking you out. Either way, you are not winning that fight. Mark my words.

KSI on beating Logan Paul

Round 1 also saw both KSI‘s brother Deji, and Logan‘s brother Jake in a match against each other. But after Jake emerged victorious, it seems Deji will not return to the second event, leaving Jake no confirmed opponent.

Additionally, Billy Joe Saunders will also appear on the undercard defending his middleweight world title.

Watch Logan‘s announcement on YouTube below.

Watch KSI‘s announcement on YouTube below.

How To See The Fight

Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10 September, and general sale from 14 September. Watch last years fight here. Watch this years fight here.

Logan Paul
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KSI
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Words: Natasha Fountain | Featured Photo: DAZN

Jess Conte: Road To Residency

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After a 2.5 year wait, Jess Conte finally has her US residency! This is her story…

Jess and Gabriel – The Backstory

A successful DM slide

After seeing Gabriel on fellow YouTuber Jacko‘s Snapchat in December 2015, Jess later came across Gabriel again on Instagram, deciding to follow him because he too, was a Christian and occasionally posting Bible verses. At the time she was living in Brisbane, Australia, but decided to DM Gabriel because she was planning a 4-week trip to LA, and wanted to ask about local churches. As luck would have it – Gabriel was couch-bound after just having wisdom tooth removal surgery and answered her DM!

After meeting up in LA to go to church together – the rest is history. Their relationship began as long distance, but the pair got engaged the following year in September and married mid December in Australia. But the best part about the story – Jess swears she told her mom she would marry Gabriel the first day she met him.

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Brisbane to LA

After their wedding, the pair moved in together in LA. Although they may be known as YouTubers – there is so much more to the Conte‘s. Their joint YouTube vlog channel “Jess and Gabriel” currently over 3.1M subscribers, Jess‘s personal channel has over 2.2M, and Gabriel‘s channel has over 1.8M. The pair have released 5 EPs, all available on Spotify, and even embarked on a US tour, cleverly named Another Day, Another Tour, after they begin every (4th) vlog with “Another Day, Another Vlog“.

But that’s not all – the pair even have their own clothing brand Conteam, after their last name Conte. Even THAT’S not all! Jess also has her own stationery and lifestyle company, Harper and Willow, which sell a variety of items including; notepads, journals, pens, candles, t-shirts, bags and more. And while Jess is creating all the physical objects we desire, Gabriel gives us all the entertainment we need via his acting projects. Just to name a few, he has featured on Guilty Party, Mr Student Body President and Foursome – that’s not even mentioning his editing and producing credits.

Its fair to say the Conte‘s are a very talented pair – but as Jess has mentioned before – social media is a highlight reel. And their fans were blissfully unaware of Jess‘s residency issues, and the pain it was causing her, until she posted a video explaining it.

Since the video was posted in August of 2018 – fans have rallied behind Jess, sending love and prayers. Since then, she has posted multiple videos to her personal YouTube, and joint channel with Gabriel, providing fans with updates. Click below to see these videos.

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But on July 25th 2019, Jess informed fans via her YouTube channel that she had finally secured her residency! Watch the video below:

Going Home

Jess and Gabriel started filming the new series, Going Home, for their YouTube channel the second they got notice of her interview – the last step in the process before being confirmed or denied a green card. Gabriel flawlessly edited the 3 episode series – showcasing his incredible film making talents.

The series shows various clips from the months of June and July of this year. From informing friends of their interview, a brief explanation of Jess‘s residency process, their preparation for the interview, telling their friends and Gabriel‘s family once they had been approved, and planning where to keep their adorable little golden doodle dog Milo. It all leads up to the moment of surprising Jess‘s family in Australia – none the wiser (except her sister Sarah) that she’d even had her interview notice, let alone been approved.

Episode One

The first episode of the series begins with flashbacks of videos Jess and Gabriel had posted to their YouTube in the early days of their relationship. The flashbacks transition into footage of Gabriel proposing to Jess atop a cliff. The flashbacks set the scene – telling their history, one also including Jess first explaining her residency struggles.

Following the notification of their interview on June 10th, the pair immediately pick up their camera – shock evident in both their faces. The remainder of the video is filled with more shock, as they tell their various friends and family members the news; friends Sebastian and Bobby who frequently appear in their vlogs are some of the first to know – including Gabriel’s brother Claudio, his wife Madi and Jess’s sister Sarah. Did we cry every time someone expressed their shock and joy at Jess’ interview notification? Perhaps…

Episode Two

Much like the previous episode, frequent flash forwards appear in the second episode of the pair informing both their families that Jess has secured her residency – making us that much eager to reach those moments. The video begins a few days before Jess’s interview on July 10th – the pair planning their trip to Florida – a trip they already hadn’t planned for a friends wedding. Perfect timing.

Arriving 1.5 hours early for their interview in Miami, the pair emerge back 3 hours later with a voice over from their lawyer telling them to celebrate – Jess had been approved! Back in Florida the next day, the pair tell Gabriel’s parents, brother, and his sister – fellow YouTuber Sofia.

Next to find out Jess has secured her residency is her best friend – also called Jess, also based in Florida. Again, we cried, every time someone found out.

Episode Three

Concluding after three episodes – the most anticipated moment finally arrives in the last episode, where Jess surprises her family. Not even two minutes into the video after collecting Jess‘s green card, Gabriel says “I’m not crying you are”. And he was right. we were crying. Or so we thought. Finally after the 26 minute mark Jess comes face-to-face with her family in Australia. And when her mom screamed and fell to the floor crying, we really lost it. Someone pass us 78 boxes of tissues.

But none of this was possible before first collecting Jess’s greencard, and getting on their flight. Moments before surprising her parents and brother, Jess and Gabriel scheme in the car with her sister Sarah; organising how to best surprise them. Her family hid upstairs, Sarah telling them she had a present she wanted to set up – and boy were they surprised when they walked in the room to find Jess and Gabriel were the surprise. The plan was fool proof.

Following Jess and her story for the last 4 years has been a privilege. Here at Pop Sundae we’re all ecstatic Jess finally has her US residency! We’re loving the snaps the pair are posting to Instagram of her travels around Australia with Gabriel too.

Australian Content

The pair have even already given us new content, just 5 days after the end of their Going Home series. Today, a new video was posted to their joint YouTube channel, Jess and Gabriel. The video is titled “American Husband Driving in Australia“, and centres around Gabriel. Jess also posted “Driving in Australia Again” on her own vlog channel, where this time, she is behind the wheel. Both videos are a subtle nod to previous videos the pair have posted of the same nature, each driving in the others respective country.

We half expected the two to take a break from filming whilst travelling, but we are LIVING for the content, we cant wait to see what else they have planned. (Please give us a reunion video with Jacko in Sydney. We beg).

Jess and Gabriel
YouTube

Jess Conte
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Gabriel Conte
Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Conteam Clothing
Website | Twitter | Instagram

Harper And Willow
Website | Twitter | Instagram

Words: Natasha Fountain | Featured Photo: Gabriel Conte on Instagram