Building a YouTube Channel w/ David Doel
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David Doel runs the Rational National, a YouTube channel he's grown to over 300,000 subscribers.

David joined me to talk about how he got started with YouTube, his experiences building and monetizing his show, the challenges he's faced along the way and advice he has for people looking to build their own channel.

Rational National - YouTube channel

Show notes
4:10 - What lead him to YouTube
8:20 - Persuading and educating non-leftist
10:45 - How he chooses show topics
12:40 - Challenges he faced building a YouTube channel
17:10 - New YouTube features
19:20 - The role of livestreaming 
21:18 - Growing his audience
24:50 - Differentiation between David and other shows
27:10 - A normal day as a YouTuber
31:50 - Balancing YouTube and your life
37:27 - Ways to generate revenue
38:54 - The role of community in YouTube
40:08 - Why he isn't following the Young Turks model
42:40 - Where left media is going
46:14 - Why the right has been successful online
52:13 - Advice to people starting out

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