Marques Brownlee’s ‘Retro Tech’ Returns April 13 With Bill Gates, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, More

By 03/30/2021
Marques Brownlee’s ‘Retro Tech’ Returns April 13 With Bill Gates, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, More

Retro Tech, the YouTube Original series headlined by tech review giant Marques Brownlee, is returning for its second season on April 13.

The Daytime Emmy-nominated, Vox Media Studios-produced show will explore in its second season the technological promises of the past, and how close we’ve come to achieving them in 2021. Episodes will cover, for instance, flying cars, robot maids, and teleportation. This marks a slightly different premise from the first season, which saw Brownlee examining different nostalgic tech products alongside special guests like Bill Nye, Casey Neistat, and iJustine.

Season two will feature appearances by Bill Gates and Neil deGrasse Tyson; comedians Michael Ian BlackWyatt CenacNegin FarsadChris Gethard, and Dulcé Sloan; and YouTubers Jake BaldinoKevin Lieber, Gali RussellAustin EvansMichael Gregory, and Sara Dietschy.

The series will live on Brownlee’s YouTube channel (13 million subscribers, 50 million monthly views), with new episodes dropping daily as part of a weeklong takeover. YouTube Premium subscribers will gain access to an extra episode on April 13.

In addition to his YouTube series, Brownlee just forged a content pact with BBC’s Top Gear that will see him serving as the auto media brand’s resident expert in the electric car space, including both written and video reviews.