The Real History of Monsters

2021-ж., 26-мар.
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When you think of monsters, the first word that probably pops into mind is "scary." But what if there's way more history and nuance to our favorite cast of weirdo creatures? And what if we can best understand the complexity of monsters through examining your favorite monster-hunting video game? We'll explain in this Wisecrack Edition on the Philosophy of Monsters (ft. Monster Hunter Rise).

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00:00 - Intro
00:49 - Monsters as Science
05:01 - Monsters as Gifts
08:52 - Monsters as Cultural Anxiety
Written by Amanda Scherker
Hosted by Michael Burns
Directed by Michael Luxemburg
Motion Graphics by Riley A
Original Illustrations by J.R. Fleming
Editing and Additional Animation by Andrew Nishimura
Video Title Card by Amanda Murphy
Produced by Evan Yee
Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound
#monsterhunterrise #capcom #wisecrack

© 2021 Wisecrack / Omnia Media, Inc

  • What's your favorite monster of all time?

    WisecrackWisecrackАй мурун
    • @Kevin Beerbohm Yup, I have been using flixzone for since november myself :D

      Colson AidanColson Aidan5 күн мурун
    • Pro tip: you can watch movies on flixzone. Me and my gf have been using them for watching all kinds of movies these days.

      Kevin BeerbohmKevin Beerbohm5 күн мурун
    • Medusa, nymph, centaur, satan

      Viki SapiensViki Sapiens10 күн мурун
    • The unrecognizable blend between genuine content and advertisement

      Nathan PierceNathan Pierce18 күн мурун
    • Capitalism

      MirumExMachinaMirumExMachina22 күн мурун
  • they shoudve made a "philosophy of monstet hunter" instead of this shit

    hero medleyhero medley4 күн мурун
  • I did media studies at Selwyn college and my perspective is interesting. Frankenstein 31 might have represented the casually blatant ableism of the 1930s.

    Slapstick GeniusSlapstick Genius4 күн мурун
  • Maybe the real monsters were made along the way...

    gaurav purigaurav puri5 күн мурун
  • That cyclops/elephant theory is neat

    Connor HatchConnor Hatch10 күн мурун
  • Maybe the real monster was the society we made along the way

    Philiswa TukwayoPhiliswa Tukwayo16 күн мурун
  • I know this is just one long ad. But I dug it. Yes, I know I’m the problem.

    Firus GFirus G17 күн мурун
  • Over 6 of the first 8 minutes was an advertisement. Stopped watching - take your dislike and get the fuck out of here.

    mdiemmdiem19 күн мурун
  • Oui, c'est bon !

    D OD O20 күн мурун
  • Manbearpig...

    Nerd StarkNerd Stark20 күн мурун
  • Yeah, I know you guys need to make money, but this commercial may steer me clear of your next few vids.

    Michael HenshawMichael Henshaw20 күн мурун
  • I tried to watch this, but there was just a 13 minute long ad, and the video never loaded. anyone else have the same problem?

    theheebs100theheebs10020 күн мурун
  • The weight of this video is lost to the sponsorship, having an ad in the video is one thing but this is just too much to find enjoyable

    Alex HiscockAlex Hiscock21 күн мурун
  • This video is like a pistachio, do I want to work through the annoying tough and fibrous inedible shell advert to get to the very small (but tasty) flesh? Probably not no

    MirumExMachinaMirumExMachina22 күн мурун
  • I just wanted to learn about monsters. But instead I got an ad for a lame game that noboby would play in three years.

    Dave TevesDave Teves24 күн мурун
  • Hey.... I pay KGworld premium to get rid of ads not watch them! Far too many Monster Hunter promos!!!! I jest... ...I miss Jared... ...I love Wisecrack!

    Listiano CroweListiano Crowe25 күн мурун
  • hmmm...i nvr new that. but WTF america?! take over a country after a war, make them do something that would break laws in our country about freedom of speech. but understandable i nvr new since i had an american education and they paint themselfs as liberating heros in all our books. it was mind blowing to go to another country and do some small amount of schooling while there. u learn real quick a ton of stuff about america they dont teach us here.

    Eric HagenEric Hagen25 күн мурун
  • wow this video had it all, great job mike! yer starting to grow on me.

    Eric HagenEric Hagen25 күн мурун
  • For a channel that criticizes capitalism as often as Wisecrack does, you managed to disguise what is essentially a commercial for a video game as a deep dive into the history of monsters. Congratulations, you capitalists! Hope Capcom paid you well.

    Ken GillespieKen Gillespie26 күн мурун
  • ads are getting smarter.

    XanderDDSXanderDDS27 күн мурун
  • I wish all sponsored videos were as entertaining as this one

    KuronaKurona27 күн мурун
  • 11:20 Frankenstein endures because he is in the public domain and almost all good monsters don't.

    黑龍 - Hắc Long黑龍 - Hắc Long27 күн мурун
  • Is it just me or has wisecracks become just really boring?

    ShinkajoShinkajo28 күн мурун
  • you don't reheat a taco, that is just the rantings of a mad man

    gnargnarheadgnargnarhead28 күн мурун
  • Nice 13 minute add

    Jacob OswaldJacob Oswald28 күн мурун
  • Giving this my first ever thumbs down for a wisecrack video for the ad integration. Sorry guys, this is not the way.

    Aaron NemoytenAaron Nemoyten28 күн мурун
  • Finally not a political ad lol

    AlexAlex29 күн мурун
  • Dude, too much mixture of ads and facts. And also ads inbetween. dislike.

    keepkcoolkeepkcool29 күн мурун
  • I really enjoyed this video. One of the first times I voluntarily clicked on an ad

    UselessBC98UselessBC9829 күн мурун
  • Strange that they didn’t mention the sawkon monster

    M.I. LM.I. L29 күн мурун
  • Happy birthday baka 👹

    ᄡ29 күн мурун
  • I hate this new ad integration to make it more annoying to skip lol

    Proph AresProph Ares29 күн мурун
    • @ᄡ what

      Proph AresProph Ares29 күн мурун
    • Happy birthday baka 👹

      ᄡ29 күн мурун
  • Wisecrack, I get that you guys have to make a living but Jesus Christ! This was way too much. It's one thing to name drop your sponsor in the beginning or end of a video. Hell even if you had the advert in the middle of the video we could look past it but you wove the ad for the sponsor into the content itself. This is as shameless as Adam Sandler's hour and a half long Subway ad called Happy Gilmore. If your content was targeting a different demographic maybe you wouldn't getting called out for it in the comments. Yet, you decided to vomit your sponsor throughout a 13 min video to an audience who watch videos about philosophy for fun. This really wasn't a good move on your part. Please don't repeat this in the future or you’ll struggle to keep the subscribers that made this channel possible in the first place.

    james kentjames kentАй мурун
    • Happy birthday baka 👹

      ᄡ29 күн мурун
  • That thing about class representation really made me think of conspiracy theories who seem to blame the right party but then make a narrative around it totally divorced from reality.

    Mozes BedauxMozes BedauxАй мурун
  • I was expecting a full deep-dive into this interesting topic. Instead, I got a giant ad for a video game with a few basic tidbit facts thrown in to technically make it qualify as a "philosophy video". Wisecrack has really gone downhill with how much it's sold out to sponsors. I miss the days of "Thug Notes".

    Alicia NybladeAlicia NybladeАй мурун
    • Happy birthday baka 👹

      ᄡ29 күн мурун
  • Very long ad :(

    JonnoJonnoАй мурун
  • Monster Hunter IS an awesome franchise, but...??? I hope Crapcom paid a lot for that ad disguised as content. Try harder.

    Chris In OregonChris In OregonАй мурун
  • what an ad

    OGIOGIАй мурун
  • goddammit wisecrack that was too far. What a crappy video... Why did you promote that game so heavily?

    Mattz554Mattz554Ай мурун
  • *Really* disliked how you handled the advertising in this. Was it an ad? Or a video? Because it felt like one really long ad. I would far rather you kept the ads and the content separate.

    Amber FoxAmber FoxАй мурун
  • Jesus how much did they pay you and why did I watch a nine minute monster hunter rise ad with four minutes if historical content?

    james dewitzjames dewitzАй мурун
  • I hoped on the bible you'd talk about Leviathan, and how the passage in Genesis played against the Canaanite creation myth. Plus Monster Theory and the monstrous body.

    Colin BennettColin BennettАй мурун
  • So, yeah. I love this channel and I do love Monster Hunter in general (Preordered the last four games, no questions asked. I just enjoy hitting monsters with a big sword) but this is a thumbs down. How suble of you to explain game content and mechanics even if it doesn't make any sense. I know it's hard to survive because advertisement is the only reliable income you guys have and pumping out a lot of creative or deep content is impossible but this was just ... blunt advertisement. Let's not go there, okay? :(

    Nadine SchäkelNadine SchäkelАй мурун
  • Just do regular ads... shit

    Alex JamesAlex JamesАй мурун
  • yeah this is all kinds of fucked. aren't you guys thriving because of covid anyways???? pretty shitty

    Ryan HahnRyan HahnАй мурун
  • Modern days be damned. Every family should have a black book.

    allen crownallen crownАй мурун
  • This nigga lame, i miss jsred

    Matheus de MouraMatheus de MouraАй мурун
  • The monster hunter stuff was a little too much guys. Normally I love your work but I had to bail early on this one

    Andrew TAndrew TАй мурун
  • O shit, Pliny the elder, where my Puppet history gang @?

    MontyMontyАй мурун
  • Oui c'est bon.

    ShawouinShawouinАй мурун
  • Reason why everyone should have a profitable investment.people need money

    Williams EricWilliams EricАй мурун
    • Most people remain poor only because friends and relatives stopped and advised them against Investing and trading cryptocurrency while the wise ones kept Investing and growing higher financially

      Albert WilliamsonAlbert WilliamsonАй мурун
    • I don't know how Mrs Theresa Walton does it, all I know is that she knows the forex market like it's her own farm. Working with her has yield fruitful results, made $20,000 in a week with her trading strategies

      James MalverickJames MalverickАй мурун
    • Her success story is written everywhere.

      helen paul09helen paul09Ай мурун
    • Expert Mrs Theresa has brought me out of wrenches of proverty and to a better living through trading options, I encourage newbies to trade with her.

      Ahmed YusufAhmed YusufАй мурун
    • I wonder if she uses magical powers during her trading sections.

      precious evanprecious evanАй мурун
  • What do I think? I think that Wisecrack should be ashamed of itself for producing this glorified COMMERCIAL for some dumb ass video game. THAT is what I think. And I have *made monsters* for a living since the 90s.

    Golgotha_Mythos69Golgotha_Mythos69Ай мурун
  • I really enjoyed the theme of this video, but I agree with the others that the ad felt really overrepresented :( I understand paying the bills for sure, I just wish I could have have gotten more content about the topic. I felt like I was just watching a long ad and missed out on other interesting stuff that could have been talked about.

    Jessica Amelia CáceresJessica Amelia CáceresАй мурун
  • Now this is such an interesting topic 🤔 DO MOREIKE DISSSS

    Greywolff JohnGreywolff JohnАй мурун
  • Take a shot everytime you hear, "Monster Hunter"

    anugrah aspanugrah aspАй мурун
  • The Dragon Emperor approoooooves, good wooork!

    Trimi_XDTrimi_XDАй мурун
  • This was a pretty scammy episode.

    Ryan MillerRyan MillerАй мурун
  • This is an ad

    Nej TackNej TackАй мурун
  • Gargoyles

    Kenneth BanksKenneth BanksАй мурун
  • Oui C'est Bon Tabarnak

    Paul ZinayPaul ZinayАй мурун
  • wisecrack like to sneak that ad in there all slick like

    Jordan PerryJordan PerryАй мурун
  • Wheres jared for real tho

    JohnTheBaptist87JohnTheBaptist87Ай мурун
  • "So, what do you guys think..." Wisecrack needs to get out of the advertising business and get back to engaging content.

    Travis HueyTravis HueyАй мурун
  • There's a really cool netflix documentary called myth and monsters. Top notch, 10/10 recommend

    Kemery AndersonKemery AndersonАй мурун
  • I think in Iceborne Nergigante server as more of a "balancing" force. When another elder dragon is causing a disturbance, Nergy boi shows up to...correct, said disturbance. Which I've always found it odd that the hunters considered Nergigante an enemy. He's literally doing what the Hunters are claiming to do; bring balance to nature. It's almost like the hunters are of the mind that, "Nothing can express stewardship over nature OTHER than us. Anything else that tries, must die because WE know better than it does."

    Daniel CampbellDaniel CampbellАй мурун
  • I think this would have worked better in hand with MHW / IB as a good deal of the monsters there were having effects on the landscape. This episode felt lacking of an idea to represent and a lacking tie in of Rise.

    Cole CullisonCole CullisonАй мурун
  • Is why early socialisation was fascinated by monsters ya understand what the natural world like in nature wants to kill you yeah That's why I always been faster by monsters

    Jason SantosJason SantosАй мурун
  • Great video. I understand you guys are trying to make a buck but inserting those plugs for that game is so tacky.

    Austin DebskiAustin DebskiАй мурун
  • i really hate these jarring asides about the game. ads interwoven with the content without any clear delimiter. keep it up and i'll unsub.

    zsrzsrАй мурун
  • No hate, make your money son.

    Collin BlankCollin BlankАй мурун
  • Optimum Internet. Those people are MONSTERS. They increased my bill $20 and their service deteriorated

    Jake GoldbasJake GoldbasАй мурун
  • I feel like there wouldn’t be so many comments about ads if they had originally titled the video ‘The Philosophy of Monster Hunter: Rise’ or something.

    Bryce KrispyBryce KrispyАй мурун
  • Can you guys review the James Carse? He's behind the Simon Sinek and David Foster Wallace!!!! Really excited

    Jake GoldbasJake GoldbasАй мурун
  • Wow thanks but can we have more videos about monster hunter: rise

    raccoon.roostersraccoon.roostersАй мурун
  • What Kapo? Is that other name for Kappa?

    Dane PanizalesDane PanizalesАй мурун
  • I usually really enjoy your videos, and I’m not averse to ads (we all need to make money) but to take such a fascinating topic and to compress it around a long ad? I’m disappointed

    Shachar PinskyShachar PinskyАй мурун
  • If you guys don’t like the ads then pay the patreon so they don’t rely on them

    Pedro RomeroPedro RomeroАй мурун
  • Why is it that when this channel discusses the ancient world, they mostly only talk about Europe?

    Quincy 619Quincy 619Ай мурун
  • They just need another big thing, like tiger king, or OK boomer. I'd imagine It's hard to come with philosophical videos week by week.

    CharlesLeeRay 17CharlesLeeRay 17Ай мурун
  • Sorry guys. But I just started bracing myself for the next segue back to Monster Hunter as I watched. And I like Monster Hunter and Wisecrack. Please don't choose this format again unless you go full in on the advertisement background (Monster Hunter lore) or keep it the ad to one part of the video instead.

    JoeJoeАй мурун
  • Huh, no mention of Sesame Street.

    N PN PАй мурун
  • This would have been a better video if they didn’t come back to sponsor so many times.

    Jose CastellanosJose CastellanosАй мурун
  • I love monsters, and I was really looking forward to a deeper dive on the topic. I understand completely the need for sponsors in order to make quality content. At times this felt like the reverse though: a long ad with philosophical content shoehorned in. I was fascinated to hear Adrienne Mayor's theory, however. Thank you for the citations. Maybe it's time for me to get off KGworld and pick up her book instead.

    Archivist82Archivist82Ай мурун
  • Anymore shameless full length ad videos from wisecrack and you'll have yourself one less sub.

    SveneySveneyАй мурун
  • Every part of this that isn’t an ad for a game that kinda looks good (I guess), is just history lessons: not philosophy. Y’know, the thing Wisecrack is supposed to be about. The video’s fine and all, whatever, but I really hope this doesn’t keep up.

    Logan ShillingtonLogan ShillingtonАй мурун
  • Big monster go burrrrr!

    Alexander ReeveAlexander ReeveАй мурун
  • I find your videos informative, but you're not funny Bring Jared baaaaack

    Peter DoddsPeter DoddsАй мурун
  • Wow... a 13 minutes ad. An entire video sold out. What a joke.

    Eu, CiênciaEu, CiênciaАй мурун
  • It's like : now I know who I am. Thanks wisecrack

    Dr. JDr. JАй мурун
  • that's a bad ass sponsor! Glad they got something cooler than raid shadow legends

    HavikHavikАй мурун
  • I was expecting a video on how monsters have evolved from folk legends to the kind of horror monsters we see now in media. What we got was a loosely-plugged ad that was also sometimes a bestiary lesson.

    Eyeliner_EspressoEyeliner_EspressoАй мурун
  • I feel a very strong connection to Bazelgeuse that transcends it just being cool. It perfectly embodies how I feel inside all the time, which, if you think about it, is really sad. My love for Bazel runs deep and I stand in solidarity with it always.

    Purple Corn StudiosPurple Corn StudiosАй мурун
  • I was wondering why this video got ratio'd and I guess it's because it feels too much like an add. Like, the info is nice but stoping to talk about the game, however related to the topic as it may be, feels like the whole video is about it, rather than just somewhat inspired by it. I don't mind it, but it doesn's look good for a channel like this one, which to me seems to care about the content rather than the clickbait and the sick merch salez

    SC LHSC LHАй мурун
  • I guess killing off all your good shows in favor of three hour long discussions on why freedom, i.e. ‘capitalism,’ is bad and slavery to Marxist ideals, i.e. poverty, is good hasn’t paid off very well. #MarxismIsMurder #MarxistsAreMonsters

    maplebob23maplebob23Ай мурун
  • Capitalism sucks

    Nicholas FratNicholas FratАй мурун
  • oo little bit of philosophy talk bundled up inside an ad :(

    Chetan PMChetan PMАй мурун
  • Marxists are monsters.

    maplebob23maplebob23Ай мурун
  • World Hunter World is WAY better!

    Raijel JauzahRaijel JauzahАй мурун
  • As soon as the sponsor came up more than once I was done with this video.

    MMOwlMMOwlАй мурун
  • just have a dedicated ad segment somewhere in the video instead of inserting game references into every other sentence, it completely killed the flow of the essay.

    BlankPursuitBlankPursuitАй мурун