The Real History of Monsters

26 mars 2021
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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?

    WisecrackWisecrackIl y a 20 jours
    • Capitalism

      MirumExMachinaMirumExMachinaIl y a jour
    • I really don't like it when advertisement is integrated seamlessly in a philosophy video. It makes your content seem much less valuable than it is. Just my two cents. Thanks for the video anyhow.

      copy pastecopy pasteIl y a 5 jours
    • Lagiacrus

      Daniel BeltránDaniel BeltránIl y a 7 jours
    • @Platypus I concur.

      Dragon On CokeDragon On CokeIl y a 8 jours
    • Im a monster I love them all...from all over the world. But my heart belongs to Gojira....ever since I was four. Don't get me wrong.....Dracula and the Mummy were there too.....but Godzilla was my Superman. Monsters and Kung Fu helped me get through a rocky childhood....and they also gave me great memories. Great video

      Fletch KeilmanFletch KeilmanIl y a 8 jours
  • 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 HiscockIl y a 8 heures
  • 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

    MirumExMachinaMirumExMachinaIl y a jour
  • 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 TevesIl y a 4 jours
  • Hey.... I pay FRworld 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 CroweIl y a 4 jours
  • 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 HagenIl y a 5 jours
  • wow this video had it all, great job mike! yer starting to grow on me.

    Eric HagenEric HagenIl y a 5 jours
  • 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 GillespieIl y a 5 jours
  • ads are getting smarter.

    XanderDDSXanderDDSIl y a 6 jours
  • I wish all sponsored videos were as entertaining as this one

    KuronaKuronaIl y a 6 jours
  • 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 LongIl y a 7 jours
  • Is it just me or has wisecracks become just really boring?

    ShinkajoShinkajoIl y a 7 jours
  • you don't reheat a taco, that is just the rantings of a mad man

    gnargnarheadgnargnarheadIl y a 7 jours
  • Nice 13 minute add

    Jacob OswaldJacob OswaldIl y a 8 jours
  • Giving this my first ever thumbs down for a wisecrack video for the ad integration. Sorry guys, this is not the way.

    Aaron NemoytenAaron NemoytenIl y a 8 jours
  • Finally not a political ad lol

    AlexAlexIl y a 8 jours
  • Dude, too much mixture of ads and facts. And also ads inbetween. dislike.

    keepkcoolkeepkcoolIl y a 8 jours
  • I really enjoyed this video. One of the first times I voluntarily clicked on an ad

    UselessBC98UselessBC98Il y a 8 jours
  • Strange that they didn’t mention the sawkon monster

    M.I. LM.I. LIl y a 9 jours
  • Happy birthday baka 👹

    ᄡIl y a 9 jours
  • I hate this new ad integration to make it more annoying to skip lol

    Proph AresProph AresIl y a 9 jours
    • @ᄡ what

      Proph AresProph AresIl y a 8 jours
    • Happy birthday baka 👹

      ᄡIl y a 9 jours
  • 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 kentIl y a 9 jours
    • Happy birthday baka 👹

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  • 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 BedauxIl y a 9 jours
  • 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 NybladeIl y a 10 jours
    • Happy birthday baka 👹

      ᄡIl y a 9 jours
  • Very long ad :(

    Jonno LloydJonno LloydIl y a 10 jours
  • 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 OregonIl y a 11 jours
  • what an ad

    OGIOGIIl y a 11 jours
  • goddammit wisecrack that was too far. What a crappy video... Why did you promote that game so heavily?

    Mattz554Mattz554Il y a 11 jours
  • *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 FoxIl y a 12 jours
  • 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 dewitzIl y a 13 jours
  • 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 BennettIl y a 14 jours
  • 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 SchäkelIl y a 14 jours
  • Just do regular ads... shit

    Alex JamesAlex JamesIl y a 14 jours
  • yeah this is all kinds of fucked. aren't you guys thriving because of covid anyways???? pretty shitty

    Ryan HahnRyan HahnIl y a 14 jours
  • Modern days be damned. Every family should have a black book.

    allen crownallen crownIl y a 15 jours
  • This nigga lame, i miss jsred

    Matheus de MouraMatheus de MouraIl y a 15 jours
  • 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 TIl y a 15 jours
  • O shit, Pliny the elder, where my Puppet history gang @?

    MontyMontyIl y a 15 jours
  • Oui c'est bon.

    ShawouinShawouinIl y a 15 jours
  • Reason why everyone should have a profitable investment.people need money

    Williams EricWilliams EricIl y a 16 jours
    • 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 WilliamsonIl y a 16 jours
    • 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 MalverickIl y a 16 jours
    • Her success story is written everywhere.

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    • 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 YusufIl y a 16 jours
    • I wonder if she uses magical powers during her trading sections.

      precious evanprecious evanIl y a 16 jours
  • 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_Mythos69Il y a 16 jours
  • 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 CáceresIl y a 16 jours
  • Now this is such an interesting topic 🤔 DO MOREIKE DISSSS

    Greywolff JohnGreywolff JohnIl y a 16 jours
  • Take a shot everytime you hear, "Monster Hunter"

    anugrah aspanugrah aspIl y a 16 jours
  • The Dragon Emperor approoooooves, good wooork!

    Trimi_XDTrimi_XDIl y a 16 jours
  • This was a pretty scammy episode.

    Ryan MillerRyan MillerIl y a 16 jours
  • This is an ad

    Nej TackNej TackIl y a 16 jours
  • Gargoyles

    Kenneth BanksKenneth BanksIl y a 16 jours
  • Oui C'est Bon Tabarnak

    Paul ZinayPaul ZinayIl y a 17 jours
  • wisecrack like to sneak that ad in there all slick like

    Jordan PerryJordan PerryIl y a 17 jours
  • Wheres jared for real tho

    JohnTheBaptist87JohnTheBaptist87Il y a 17 jours
  • "So, what do you guys think..." Wisecrack needs to get out of the advertising business and get back to engaging content.

    Travis HueyTravis HueyIl y a 17 jours
  • There's a really cool netflix documentary called myth and monsters. Top notch, 10/10 recommend

    Kemery AndersonKemery AndersonIl y a 17 jours
  • 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 CampbellIl y a 17 jours
  • 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 CullisonIl y a 17 jours
  • 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 SantosIl y a 17 jours
  • Great video. I understand you guys are trying to make a buck but inserting those plugs for that game is so tacky.

    Austin DebskiAustin DebskiIl y a 17 jours
  • 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.

    zsrzsrIl y a 17 jours
  • No hate, make your money son.

    Collin BlankCollin BlankIl y a 17 jours
  • Optimum Internet. Those people are MONSTERS. They increased my bill $20 and their service deteriorated

    Jake GoldbasJake GoldbasIl y a 17 jours
  • 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 KrispyIl y a 17 jours
  • Can you guys review the James Carse? He's behind the Simon Sinek and David Foster Wallace!!!! Really excited

    Jake GoldbasJake GoldbasIl y a 17 jours
  • Wow thanks but can we have more videos about monster hunter: rise

    raccoon.roostersraccoon.roostersIl y a 17 jours
  • What Kapo? Is that other name for Kappa?

    Dane PanizalesDane PanizalesIl y a 17 jours
  • 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 PinskyIl y a 17 jours
  • If you guys don’t like the ads then pay the patreon so they don’t rely on them

    Pedro RomeroPedro RomeroIl y a 17 jours
  • Why is it that when this channel discusses the ancient world, they mostly only talk about Europe?

    Quincy 619Quincy 619Il y a 17 jours
  • 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 17Il y a 17 jours
  • 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.

    JoeJoeIl y a 17 jours
  • Huh, no mention of Sesame Street.

    N PN PIl y a 18 jours
  • This would have been a better video if they didn’t come back to sponsor so many times.

    Jose CastellanosJose CastellanosIl y a 18 jours
  • 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 FRworld and pick up her book instead.

    Archivist82Archivist82Il y a 18 jours
  • Anymore shameless full length ad videos from wisecrack and you'll have yourself one less sub.

    SveneySveneyIl y a 18 jours
  • 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 ShillingtonIl y a 18 jours
  • Big monster go burrrrr!

    Alexander ReeveAlexander ReeveIl y a 18 jours
  • I find your videos informative, but you're not funny Bring Jared baaaaack

    Peter DoddsPeter DoddsIl y a 18 jours
  • Wow... a 13 minutes ad. An entire video sold out. What a joke.

    Eu, CiênciaEu, CiênciaIl y a 18 jours
  • It's like : now I know who I am. Thanks wisecrack

    Dr. JDr. JIl y a 18 jours
  • that's a bad ass sponsor! Glad they got something cooler than raid shadow legends

    HavikHavikIl y a 18 jours
  • 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_EspressoIl y a 18 jours
  • 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 StudiosIl y a 18 jours
  • 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 LHIl y a 18 jours
  • 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

    maplebob23maplebob23Il y a 18 jours
  • Capitalism sucks

    Nicholas FratNicholas FratIl y a 18 jours
  • oo little bit of philosophy talk bundled up inside an ad :(

    Chetan PMChetan PMIl y a 18 jours
  • Marxists are monsters.

    maplebob23maplebob23Il y a 18 jours
  • World Hunter World is WAY better!

    Raijel JauzahRaijel JauzahIl y a 18 jours
  • As soon as the sponsor came up more than once I was done with this video.

    MMOwlMMOwlIl y a 18 jours
  • 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.

    BlankPursuitBlankPursuitIl y a 18 jours
  • So much interesting 😌

    Edoardo BedogniEdoardo BedogniIl y a 18 jours
  • ...And also Indigenous Australians with their mythology and doxa which has existed for tens of thousands of years.

    Harry PHarry PIl y a 18 jours
  • Wow. The entire video was just an advertisement for capcom:) Didn't see that coming.

    AAA INDIEAAA INDIEIl y a 18 jours
  • Not a fan of this kind of product integration. I'm sure you had a lot to say in the subject, but your content got buried.

    John JamisonJohn JamisonIl y a 18 jours
  • What what the SCP stories say about our culture

    donnieh deadonnieh deaIl y a 18 jours
  • Medieval European theologians likened everything, not just monsters, to religious tropes. For example, more than one explained that roses looked the way they do to remind us of Christ: red petals for the blood He shed, thorns for the crown He wore, green to symbolize his rebirth, etc. Everything in this world was here to prepare us for the next one and therefore it was valuable to consider the religious symbolism or lessons in everything, in their way of thinking.

    KurtKurtIl y a 18 jours
  • Sponsored by a Japanese Video game 2 minutes in: So iN tHe WeStErN WoRlD

    Throttle KittyThrottle KittyIl y a 18 jours
  • I don’t appreciate having a Wisecrack video constantly interrupting my viewing of a Monster Hunter Rise commercial.

    saintdenis11saintdenis11Il y a 18 jours
  • Do philosophy of euphoria please u.u

    AR181AR181Il y a 18 jours
  • actually no, elder dragons r living natural disasters, the story actually tells of Nergigante's role where he's not much of one himself because he doesn't command over the top elemental powers but rather overpowers other elder dragons that use them with pure strength and regenerative capabilities like Wolverine. his purpose in the ecosystem is to hunt down these living natural disasters sating his hunger while also acting as a natural defense against too much of a population growth of the other catastrophic elder dragons

    Jock PackageJock PackageIl y a 18 jours
  • I love your guys videos but Jesus Christ that was a joke of a video. Too many ads

    Kelly FillingerKelly FillingerIl y a 18 jours