Video Podcast #92 – YouTube Goofiness, Rising Keto Prices, Recipe Collaboration


Think of this video as an audio podcast (lots of me talking) with some video (mostly of me talking). I’ll be discussing keto related topics that are in the news, discussing frequently asked questions from my viewers, and sometimes talking about some non-keto stuff (but probably cooking related).

In this episode, I explain why I won’t be responding to comments today, I touch on the benefits of channel membership, I ponder more oddities on YouTube, I discuss the rising cost of keto, and I make a connection between The Rational Optimist and keto recipe creation.

0:00 Intro and today’s comments
1:00 Member advance views
2:33 YouTube goofiness
5:45 More disappearing comments
7:25 Costco and keto prices
12:59 The Rational Optimist
16:26 Recipe collaboration
20:50 Surgery and wrap up

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  1. I’ve watched Ice Age Farmer YouTube channel for years. Been seeing this shortage business coming for years (among other things). Like scouts with an ear to the ground there are lotsa folks sharing what’s coming if you know where to look/listen (and where not to). Good luck and sending love for a speedy recovery.

  2. Love your attitude about collaboration. In making a comment on another channel (which shall go unnamed), I discovered that words had been exchanged (with quite a bit of hoopla) about who the original creator of the now-viral keto noodles was. The whole thing seems petty and kind of ridiculous. But, as you said, there is a big profit-motive behind it. That concept has been around way before any of the keto creators started trying to use spherification. Seems to me that who created it is moot—and not too interesting. The “winner” is going to be who comes up with the best workable recipes. Personally, I don’t care who the original creator was.

  3. Another YouTube weird thing is that about half the time you say let’s take an ad break there is no ad. I’m sure it’s YouTube not putting it in. The channel I produce content on isn’t monetized yet so I have no idea how ad breaks work but this happening seems weird to me. Wishing you fast healing.

  4. I watched a couple other videos about the price of meet, beef especially, and they all were saying that most of those increases don’t make it back to the farmers. I think that is so sad! I would love to find a local farm and by 1/2 a cow from them, but don’t have the $ to do so or a freezer to put it all in.

  5. I'm feeling the grocery pain too and am looking forward to help with ideas for the more inexpensive cuts of meat. HOLY HECK Steve, I'm praying the surgery sounds MUCH worse than it is….praying for a smooth recovery and a very successful outcome! Also praying for great inspiration for your groundbreaking recipe!

  6. Hey Steve, get better soon. I've always been an ad shopper, and if you're willing to be flexible, then ad shopping is a great way to get things at a great price. Bacon is no doubt one of those out of control things, although I got a few packs for 3.99 the other week.

    While some may view this as political it's not, companies are deliberately raising prices more than their input costs right now because consumers have been conditioned to shortages and price increases during the pandemic. That's why when you hear companies report earnings, they're reporting increases in gross margins. If increased labor costs or expenses were increasing or staying in pace with price increases, you wouldn't be seeing gross margin expansion.