Emma Chamberlain Explores ASMR

In this Celebrity ASMR interview, Emma Chamberlain explores autonomous sensory meridian response with whispers and sounds. The YouTube phenom talks about her background as a competitive cheerleader, her many attempts to start a YouTube channel, her trip to Paris Fashion week with Louis Vuitton and starting her “Stupid Genius” podcast. Emma also shows us how to make coffee with her special recipe.

Released on 6/28/2019

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Starring: Emma Chamberlain

Transcript

00:00
Honestly I feel like my career
00:01
would have been a lot easier,
00:02
if I would've just done this.
00:06
[taps jar]
00:08
I could've done ASMR.
00:11
Is it too late?
00:19
Okay, hi my name is Emma Chamberlain
00:21
and today we're gonna be doing ASMR
00:24
with items that represent key moments
00:28
in my life and career.
00:29
Let's do it, I've done ASMR in real life,
00:36
but I've never done it on camera.
00:40
So I'm really excited to do it on camera for the first time.
00:43
I'm nervous, cheerleading.
00:46
I was a competitive cheerleader for five years,
00:49
I didn't really do high school cheer very much
00:51
I did it for like, one year.
00:55
Got kicked off the team, that's a story for another day.
00:58
But cheerleading was a big part of my life,
01:01
it was one of my passions.
01:02
Too bad I suck at it now.
01:05
When I was cheerleader I used to make little montages
01:11
of my cheer competitions,
01:15
and I would edit them together in iMovie.
01:18
And I'm not gonna lie to you,
01:20
that definitely helped me learn how to edit
01:22
and got me to where I am today.
01:27
I did take cheerleading very seriously,
01:31
I mean to be quite honest it was pretty much
01:34
all I cared about for five years
01:35
so I mean even to this day
01:37
it's still a pretty big deal to me
01:37
even though I know I don't do it anymore
01:40
so like I probably shouldn't care about it.
01:41
But it's a very big life consuming,
01:46
it's a life consuming activity.
01:48
You forget about everything else when you're like it's,
01:50
it consumes every day of your life.
01:52
To represent my time as a cheerleader
01:54
here are the sounds of pom poms ASMR style, I guess.
02:02
[rustling]
02:20
Oh my god how nice is that?
02:22
Honestly this might be making your ears hurt I feel like
02:26
but there's no way for me to know,
02:28
I also don't care.
02:29
[rustling]
02:40
That was an exciting sound.
02:43
[rustling]
02:48
Whatever, y'know honestly my old cheer coaches
02:50
are probably so pissed at me right now
02:51
because they're watching me crush the pom poms
02:54
and when I did do high school cheer for a year,
02:57
that was very not allowed
02:59
'cause they would get all crumpled up
03:00
and then they looked ugly.
03:03
And cheer coaches love the aesthetics
03:05
of things now don't they?
03:06
[rustling]
03:07
YouTube, so, I started YouTube two years ago
03:14
when I was sad and lonely during the summer of 2017.
03:20
And I tried to start a channel a few times
03:23
and this time, something was different.
03:26
And I wanted to keep doing it,
03:29
which before I just would make a few videos and then quit,
03:33
so now here we are.
03:35
I think the hardest part of this whole journey so far
03:42
has been just how much work I've had to put in.
03:46
Not really had, that's a bad a way to put it.
03:48
Like, the amount of work I've had to put in
03:51
that way I used had again, that's not the right
03:54
word I'm looking for.
03:56
The amount of work that goes into it is very draining
04:01
and exhausting but also so rewarding,
04:03
and also great for learning,
04:07
like learning how to work hard.
04:10
That's a thing, in my opinion.
04:11
And that's been the toughest part.
04:14
I think the first time I ever read a positive comment
04:19
and as I continue to read positive comments,
04:21
it definitely definitely makes me feel really good.
04:25
I mean it just it's like, it makes my heart feel warm.
04:28
It makes me feel like I'm doing
04:32
something good for the world, and I like that feeling.
04:35
And it also makes me feel connected
04:38
to you guys, which is obviously something that
04:45
I love and want.
04:47
I think having something that you're passionate about,
04:51
that you can put your energy towards,
04:54
it's really important.
04:56
And almost honestly, it's really important
04:58
and it's crucial for having a solid mental health.
05:03
I mean I'm not saying I have a solid mental health,
05:05
I don't, but it's definitely helped me get to a better place
05:08
because I have something that excites me
05:12
and makes me wanna get up in the morning
05:13
and work on something cool, and that's really important.
05:17
I love coffee a lot,
05:19
I mean it's definitely at this point, it's like,
05:25
it's like a second part of me,
05:26
it's like a second part of my body, it just.
05:30
I don't know it's basically like another limb.
05:32
To represent my time on YouTube, here's my coffee recipe.
05:45
Okay, why did I forget how to make this,
05:49
now I have an espresso machine, fuck.
05:52
[laughs] Okay.
05:55
[soft scraping of items as they are moved]
06:01
[tapping]
06:03
Just saying, that was a burp in ASMR,
06:08
don't know if you guys heard it,
06:09
but hopefully you did, whatever.
06:13
Okay, so. [lid scraping]
06:15
Why did I literally not remember how I did this?
06:17
Whatever don't tell me, it's good for me,
06:19
it's a good challenge.
06:21
[lid wobbling]
06:24
[tapping]
06:28
[scuffling] [plinking]
06:32
[jangling]
06:37
Wow, that's actually a nice sound I'm not gonna lie.
06:41
[clonking]
06:42
[crunching]
06:49
Sorry you have to put a lot of ice in here,
06:50
it might be a while.
06:52
[rattling]
06:54
[crunching]
07:00
Oh my god I swear, I'm making a mess guys.
07:02
Okay. [rattling]
07:07
Nice, okay.
07:11
[tapping]
07:12
[metal lid gently clangs]
07:17
[tapping]
07:20
[grains pouring]
07:23
Listen to that.
07:31
This is heavy, I'm gonna probably die.
07:33
[water pouring]
07:43
[clunks]
07:47
Listen. [rustling]
07:55
Oh my god, listen to that, hold on.
08:00
[soft banging]
08:03
Whatever, that one didn't work.
08:05
[clunks] Okay.
08:08
[exhales]
08:13
I didn't fill it up with water enough,
08:15
but that's actually fine,
08:17
'cause I think that makes it stronger
08:18
and I think that could be really good for us.
08:21
[hard paper crinkling]
08:34
[crunching]
08:41
Whatever. [rustling]
08:46
[pouring] [rustling]
08:52
Someone in here is gonna hate this.
08:55
[crunching]
09:04
I don't regret what I did.
09:06
[plinking]
09:11
[gentle rattling]
09:20
[clunks]
09:23
[sloshing]
09:27
That sounds like what, it, okay wait,
09:29
listen to this.
09:30
[sloshing]
09:32
That's what my stomach sounds like
09:33
when I drink a whole bottle of water
09:36
and then go for a run.
09:37
[sloshing]
09:39
Retweet if you can relate.
09:41
[tapping]
09:47
Oh, this is good almond milk, wow.
09:49
So, guys this is the big moment.
09:52
I need more ice, hold on.
09:54
Why do I care?
09:55
Honestly the reason why I'm putting
09:56
so much work into this coffee
09:57
is because I wanna drink it, like lowkey.
10:00
So that's why I care so much.
10:03
[clanging] [rustling]
10:07
I'm nervous.
10:15
[soft squelching]
10:21
Oh this is gonna be a good sound,
10:23
this is gonna be a good sound, listen listen.
10:26
I think maybe it will.
10:28
[pouring]
10:33
It totally is.
10:36
Hm, now that's nice.
10:38
[sloshing]
10:40
[rustling]
10:41
Oh my god.
10:42
[cracking]
10:48
[clanking] [pouring]
10:52
Almost done.
10:57
[cracking]
11:02
I'm a mess every day.
11:06
There we go, it was a process, but we did it.
11:11
[rattling]
11:15
I don't think I did the ratio right,
11:16
this is way too, whatever.
11:21
[swallows]
11:23
Pretty good.
11:25
Paris Fashion Week.
11:26
So I went to Paris Fashion Week
11:29
this year with Louis Vuitton,
11:31
definitely best weekend of my life slash week of my life.
11:35
Paris is amazing, and now I have a new found love
11:40
for high fashion, and I'd never been to Paris before
11:43
and the energy is just really cool
11:46
and everything is so beautiful
11:51
and the food is amazing.
11:53
I mean I just honestly I had such a great time,
11:55
it feels like a completely different
11:56
world than where I live.
11:58
'Cause everything's so different, but yet the same.
12:01
I don't know, I just love it there,
12:03
so I had an amazing time.
12:03
Me and Carly are besties.
12:09
And just, I mean yeah, we're best friends,
12:11
we hang out every single day,
12:13
like when was the last time you saw
12:14
me and Carly not together?
12:15
You can't name that day, 'cause we're together every day.
12:18
No I'm just kidding, I actually haven't seen Carly
12:20
since the fashion show but she's amazing
12:22
and I can't wait to see her again,
12:23
maybe at another fashion show.
12:25
I think the craziest part was definitely
12:31
getting my photos taken by the press
12:33
outside of the fashion show.
12:36
I was terrified, I was so nervous,
12:39
but I just kind of like,
12:42
turned my brain off and just was like
12:43
okay I guess I just gotta do this, and figure it out.
12:46
And it'll be over in a few minutes, and then it was.
12:51
I think the best part was just sitting in the show
12:52
and watching the show, obviously, and just like
13:00
enjoying his vision.
13:03
While I like to be comfortable,
13:05
but at the same time I also like
13:07
pulling inspo from vintage magazines and, you know,
13:14
what people used to wear in the 80s and 90s,
13:18
but when make it a little bit modern.
13:21
And yeah but I'm really all over the place,
13:23
my style changes on a daily basis,
13:25
there's no way to put a pin in it.
13:28
Does that even make sense?
13:30
In honor of Paris Fashion Week, with Louis Vuitton,
13:33
here's me, in the form of a Louis Vuitton bag.
13:38
[rattling]
13:39
Oh my god, oh, god.
13:46
If I was a Louis Vuitton bag, this is what I would look.
13:50
Excuse me, this is what I would look like.
13:57
[tapping]
14:00
[rustling]
14:09
[metal spinning on wood]
14:10
I don't, whatever.
14:14
[rustling] [crunching]
14:24
How do I close this again I'm like forget,
14:25
okay there we go.
14:27
[tapping]
14:29
[scraping softly]
14:35
[jangling]
14:37
[scraping]
14:42
[soft popping]
14:43
Sorry that was a burp,
14:44
I just I feel like when I have to burp
14:45
I just have to burp on camera because
14:50
it just feels right.
14:52
It's like muscle memory.
14:54
Oh my god did you just hear that sound in my throat,
14:55
I hope you guys heard that, okay whatever.
14:57
[sucks in air]
14:58
[rattling]
15:02
[chain clinking]
15:15
[gasps]
15:23
[thuds]
15:25
[tapping]
15:26
What a sound, I was not expecting that.
15:28
[tapping]
15:30
[scratching]
15:34
Now that hits.
15:36
What's even in this?
15:39
[pages flickering]
15:46
[blows out air]
15:50
What's this, oh.
15:56
Hi, is that a mirror?
16:03
I literally just realized that my face is,
16:07
my makeup is peeling off,
16:09
and I just wanna say that I'm sorry.
16:13
[tapping]
16:17
Like I can literally see it in this mirror, wait hold on.
16:20
[tapping]
16:21
Oh god, oh my god why is my skin so dry
16:24
I thought it was summer, anyways.
16:28
Stupid Genius, Stupid Genius is my podcast
16:31
that I came out with maybe like two months ago,
16:36
it's a new addition to my life
16:40
but I've been loving doing it,
16:42
I love recording the podcast,
16:43
I love thinking about the podcast,
16:46
I love listening to the podcast,
16:49
and I love wearing my podcast merch in public.
16:52
And being conceited, because wearing your own merch
16:56
is a little bit weird.
16:58
I decided to start a podcast because I love to talk,
17:02
and it just seemed like it would make sense.
17:04
I also really have always loved science,
17:09
and I thought it'd be cool
17:11
if I could incorporate my talking, science,
17:15
together into a podcast.
17:17
I was really good at science in high school.
17:19
Freshman year I was a year ahead in science, and then
17:28
sophomore year I was in the hardest chemistry class
17:35
or something that you could take in my school,
17:37
for my age anyways.
17:39
And that class was insane, and I actually got As
17:44
in the classes, somehow.
17:47
I don't know, I don't think I had a life back then.
17:51
I didn't do anything fun, I just studied for science.
17:54
I don't edit my podcast,
17:56
I have a producer and an editor and yeah,
18:02
they help me out, because it's not physically possible,
18:04
I'd not be able to do a podcast without them,
18:06
and I'm very grateful.
18:08
I was talking about it with my producer
18:11
and we kinda were like,
18:13
trying to figure out how we wanted
18:15
to structure the podcast,
18:17
and what kinda little things we wanted to throw in there,
18:19
and we thought'd be fun to do a word of the day
18:23
because it would help me get my mind moving
18:27
towards the right direction, so I could answer the question
18:32
because some of the questions are hard,
18:37
and I don't know the answers beforehand.
18:39
I am genuinely am guessing everything,
18:42
so I needed a little boost I think.
18:46
Something that people might not know is that
18:51
it's pretty, I feel like it's pretty raw,
18:57
even though the podcast itself is really structured,
19:00
it's not super planned or super calculated.
19:04
I just walk in, I have a question to answer,
19:07
and I answer it and I have fun with it,
19:08
and then I talk a little bit more about my life,
19:11
and then I go home.
19:12
It's not like y'know, super planned, if that makes sense.
19:16
Because it is a really structured podcast.
19:18
I've wanted to have a podcast for a long time
19:21
and it just never happened because I didn't have time
19:25
to do it myself,
19:25
I also didn't have a good concept that excited me,
19:28
so after a lot of brain storming
19:30
and a lot of work, we did it,
19:37
and I like, I mean I'm really into it right now,
19:38
it's been really fun for me, so, yeah.
19:40
When we were doing, when we were like,
19:45
just filming kinda like demos of podcasts
19:49
so they weren't real episodes just practice runs,
19:52
I've recorded one, the first one I ever recorded actually,
19:55
was what's the difference between hot blooded
19:58
and cold blooded, or sorry, warm blooded
20:01
and cold blooded animals.
20:02
And that was kind of a hard one,
20:06
and I remember having a lot of fun answering it,
20:07
but then it never ended up going up
20:09
because it was the first episode and we weren't
20:11
in the groove yet.
20:13
So I'd love to re-answer that one.
20:14
To represent my podcast, here's the sound of me
20:17
slicing an onion.
20:23
[clonks]
20:28
[rustling]
20:39
[crunching]
20:44
[sniffs] I hate onions, anyways.
20:48
[peeling]
20:52
[bangs]
21:00
Why is this onion so hard to cut?
21:07
[chops] Oh my god.
21:11
Why was that so difficult?
21:15
I want it to make me cry, hold on.
21:20
I'm not crying, so, okay.
21:25
[thuds]
21:28
[crunching]
21:35
[peeling]
21:43
Okay. [thudding]
21:48
[slicing]
21:49
Why was that onion so much easier to cut,
21:51
what happened with the other one?
21:53
What happened with it?
21:55
[slicing] Ooh.
22:01
[slicing]
22:05
[chops]
22:15
[crunching]
22:28
It's happening. [sniffs]
22:33
It did happen. [laughs]
22:36
All the, oh my god ow,
22:37
I like really put my eyes too close huh?
22:39
Okay.
22:43
Onions make you cry because
22:44
wait I actually have to remember.
22:47
Was it like, okay, I forgot if it was either one,
22:51
because, is it because okay I think it's because
22:54
when you either you cut it, the juice flies into you eye
22:57
or two, when the liquid inside mixes with oxygen
23:03
it creates a gas that makes your eyes burn,
23:06
I can't remember which one it was,
23:07
and that's because I'm bad at my job.
23:10
I hope this was a really relaxing
23:11
experience for you,
23:13
I know it was also a relaxing experience for me
23:15
I had a great time, although now my eyes are burning
23:18
and I'm gonna cry soon.
23:20
But not yet though 'cause I wait until the camera's off
23:23
and then I just start going.
23:27
But yeah, I hope you had a relaxing and great time,
23:29
why don't you go sleep or something now,
23:32
because now that you're all relaxed,
23:34
it's what you deserve.