Frank James Podcast
Frank James Podcast
Frank James Podcast
Long form thoughts and interviews from Frank James of YouTube.
Malinda Reese on Creative Courage and Metamorphosis
Today's guest is the super-creative and ever so talented singer/songwriter Malinda Reese. We discuss her early viral success with Twisted Translations, her pivot to TikTok, and her current music career. How did she find the courage to explore the unknown on her creative journey? Listen to hear her story. Find her on TikTok: Stream her album "It's All True": YouTube: Twisted Translations:
Nov 7, 2023
52 min
How OliSUNvia Gets Millions of YouTube Views While a Full-Time Student
I'm joined by the brilliant Olivia from OliSUNvia. With nearly a million YouTube subscribers, she's a powerhouse of Gen Z, producing deep-dive video essays while pursuing a degree in philosophy. We'll delve into how she picks her compelling topics, balances her student life with YouTube, and her fearless approach to content creation. Visit her YouTube channel at
Oct 10, 2023
1 hr 13 min
MattColbo on Comedy, Creativity, and Perfectionism
Talking with MattColbo about his experiences creating comedy sketches for YouTube. We discuss his process, his battles against perfectionism, and why he shoots most of his videos in the woods. Visit his channel here:
Sep 3, 2023
2 hr 2 min
How Podel Creates YouTube's Most Hilarious Animated Videos
A conversation with Marco of the channel Podel , whose surreal animated videos stand out on YouTube for their creativity and unique style of humor. We discuss his creative process for YouTube videos, as well as his ambient music projects. Visit his YouTube channel here:
Aug 16, 2023
1 hr 15 min
Andrew Hales (LAHWF) on Viral Success & Life's Big Questions
Today's guest is YouTube legend Andrew Hales @LAHWF , whose viral prank videos rocketed him to YouTube stardom in the early 2010s. Despite the success of that format, he pivoted to interview-style videos, which garnered him a new audience. Our discussion runs the gamut of topics from his experiences on YouTube, to AI, to his creative advice, and much more.
Aug 8, 2023
1 hr 8 min
The Power of Personality Types in Therapy | Jeffrey Helton
Jeffrey Helton has co-written several "16 Personalities" comedy sketches on the Frank James channel. He has written a rap for each of the 16 MBTI Personalities on his own channel AutoAlchemy. He is currently studying for his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Visit his YouTube channel at
Aug 4, 2023
1 hr 35 min
Scott Cramer on Creativity and Positivity
A conversation with Scott Cramer. Visit his YouTube channel at
Jun 23, 2023
1 hr 8 min
J.J. McCullough Spits YouTube Facts
A conversation with YouTuber and journalist J.J. McCullough
May 26, 2023
1 hr 9 min
How "Man Carrying Thing" Pulled All-Nighters to Make it as a YouTuber (Frank James Podcast)
Discussion with Jake of the YouTube Channel ManCarryingThing about pulling all nighters to make YouTube videos, his creative process, and how he keeps his sanity in the midst of making 3 comedy sketches a week.
May 22, 2023
1 hr 5 min
Frank And Greg Talk Art And Creativity (jREG And Frank James)
Speaking with Greg Guevara, known as Jreg on YouTube, about what it means to be an artist, and overcoming typical creative blocks. Watch his main channel for ironic comedy and commentary at, or his second channel where he discusses art and creativity
May 11, 2023
53 min
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