Today, the second season of ‘Retro Tech,’ the Emmy-nominated series starring Marques Brownlee (MKBHD, 13.8M Subscribers) premiered on his YouTube Channel. YouTube Originals and Vox Media Studios released two episodes to kick off Retro Tech Week. Episode one – which explores the technology of Flying Cars – will be available to stream for free on Marques Brownlee’s YouTube Channel, in addition to a bonus episode featuring Bill Gates discussing Smart Homes exclusively available to YouTube Premium subscribers. New episodes will drop daily as part of a week-long channel takeover.
Futurists predicted that the tech of today would surround us with flying cars, robot maids, and teleportation. While some of these predictions are still sci-fi, others like mobile video calls, virtual reality, and even A.I. and quantum computers are quickly becoming a part of daily life. In season two, Brownlee will unravel these retro tech promises to see just how close we’ve come in 2021 and the direction revolutionary tech is headed next.
Throughout the season, Brownlee is joined by prominent experts, celebrities and YouTube Creators who provide their professional knowledge and comedic takes on a range of subjects from teleportation and robotics to hyperconnectivity and smart homes. The impressive line-up of featured guests includes innovator and philanthropist Bill Gates; astrophysicist, planetary scientist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson; actors and comedians Michael Ian Black, Wyatt Cenac, Negin Farsad, Chris Gethard, and Dulcé Sloan; YouTube Creators Jake Baldino (gameranx, 6.3M Subscribers), Kevin Lieber (Vsauce2, 4.3M Subscribers), Gali Russell (HyperChange, 152K Subscribers), Austin Evans (4.9M Subscribers), Michael Gregory (Schmoyoho, 3.3M Subscribers), and Sara Dietschy (762K Subscribers), among others.
“Retro Tech” is executive produced by Nick Budabin, Rachael Knudsen, Marty Moe and Chad Mumm for Vox Media Studios. Mark W. Olsen and Dana J. Olkkonen are co-executive producers for Vox Media Studios. Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Nadine Zylstra, Head of Family, Learning and Impact for YouTube Originals, and Laurel Stier and Zoe Di Stefano, Development Executives for YouTube Originals, oversee the project for the global platform.
About Marques Brownlee:
Marques Brownlee (AKA MKBHD) is a 27 year old video producer and tech reviewer. He started his channel talking tech on YouTube in 2009 and has become one of the largest creators on the platform with over 13 million subscribers. Today he reviews everything from smartphones to robots to electric cars, and has interviewed Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Kobe Bryant and more.