Brian Davis – The True Geordie
Brian Davis, AKA the True Geordie, is a 30 year old Englishman from Newcastle who shot to fame in 2013 with a football video rant, that went viral.
Since then he has become massive on YouTube, uploading regular videos about football, MMA, and popular culture, as well as creating the True Geordie Podcast with your co-host Lawrence McKenna featuring amazing guests!
01:56 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:22 Brian’s introduction.
04:57 A long-time listener to London Real and a fan of Dorian Yates.
05:48 Who is the True Geordie and what is his podcast?
08:34 Footballers should respect the fans more.
09:28 What Newcastle United football team means to its fans.
11:12 Football has lost its soul.
13:21 Football hooliganism past and present.
14:33 The difference between the north and south of England.
16:59 Who watches Brian Davis’ videos.
17:48 A huge fan of footballer Alan Shearer.
19:12 Brian growing up, unable to conform, now proving the naysayers wrong.
24:55 Absent father affected Brian’s life.
26:28 Why Brian is conscious of his responsibility to his young followers.
28:35 Rolling the dice from teenage years to late twenties.
36:15 The hard times, living precariously, searching for his why.
40:52 The life changing moment.
41:24 Starting to do regular videos using an iPhone, learning to be a good YouTuber.
45:13 The YouTube game.
47:45 Brian’s views on fellow YouTubers.
53:42 How Brian deals with the haters and the fans.
55:39 Moving into long form content with Laurence McKenna.
1:01:52 The connection created through a podcast.
1:07:05 How Brian wants to develop his podcasts.
1:08:37 Brian’s admiration for Joe Rogan.
1:10:10 Success secrets.
1:10:55 Would business and financial success change Brian’s identity?
1:14:41 Why Brian identifies with people like Conor McGregor.
1:16:03 Ethical considerations when choosing a sponsor.
1:18:03 Why Brian thinks he needs more money to make his videos.
1:19:42 Where Brian sees himself in five years hence.
1:21:26 Advice to people who want to get into putting videos on YouTube.
1:23:00 Effect on Brian of Google YouTube’s recent changes to demonization and advertising policy.
1:29:20 Brian’s mentor.
1:30:45 What scares Brian.
1:31:27 Who Brian thinks of successful.
1:32:46 What would we be surprised to learn about The True Geordie?
1:34:02 What has Brian changed his mind about recently.
1:37:42 Is it just about the money Brian?
1:40:57 Phone call to the 20 year old Brian Davis.
1:43:34 Best advice ever received.
1:44:43 Phone call to the young person who wants some self-esteem and to give value to the world.
1:46:06 Can we all do what we love?
1:48:07 Do not become a victim of life.
1:50:39 The battle of people’s attention span.
1:52:51 Brian Rose summing up.
True Geordie links:
True Geordie on YouTube
True Geordie on Twitter
True Geordie on Facebook
True Geordie Podcast
True Geordie on Instagram
Newcastle United Football Team
Among the Thugs
Newcastle upon Tyne
The Fear of 13 (Documentary film)
Gala Coral Group
People mentioned in this episode:
Ant & Dec
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Sir Michael Parkinson
Neil deGrasse Tyson