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!

00:00 Trailer.
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

Topics discussed:
Newcastle United Football Team
Among the Thugs
Newcastle upon Tyne
Underwater diving
The Fear of 13 (Documentary film)
Gala Coral Group

People mentioned in this episode:
Dorian Yates
Nile Ranger
Alan Shearer
Cheryl (entertainer)
Ant & Dec
Ricky Gervais
Jimmy Conrad
Alfie Deyes
Joe Rogan
Laurence McKenna
Eddie Hall
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Nick Yarris
Howard Stern
Jonathan Ross
Sir Michael Parkinson
Joey Diaz
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Conor McGregor
Ido Portal
Gary Vaynerchuk
Peter Sutcliffe

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Interesting interview. Thank you for sharing 🙂


I’ve watched Brian from the start. I’m a northern lad from near Newcastle except I support Sunderland (His teams local rivals) and I’m 10 years older than Brian but I’ve really been amazed by his growth not just on YouTube but as a person. Not many people from our region get to break free from the daily grind of what the working classes have to endure. I maybe older than him but he and some of his guests inspire me and makes me want to become more than I am. Top guest that will go all the way!


Pity it play like shit in Laos, put the second half on YouTube for fucks sake


Why can’t I view this in Australia


Quality podcast. Love these types where we get to know about someone but also be inspired


this interview is absolute class. Always love the honesty from TG


I love the tg podcast and have seen everyone one of them, but this was great because we really get to understand more of him in this, like his diving podcast and his podcast where he talks about his life


so true about the point on long content. People will watch 90 minuets of stale football with no goals yet criticise videos such as this, which contain real life experience and lessons to learn.


If could have a pint with 5 people in the world these are 2 of them