I am a Tulsa Kid: Ezra Baird
Baird's YouTube channel, EZ 101, has over 500 subscribers and counting!
Charismatic, radiant personality and adventure-seeker are just some of the words that describe 10-year-old Ezra Baird. The Jenks fifth grader is the creator and face of YouTube’s EZ 101. The channel gives Ezra the opportunity to share his stories, opinions, advice and life with his subscribers, from gaming tips to his latest hike.
TK: Who are you and what makes you so unique?
Ezra Baird: I am unique because I am not like every other Tulsa kid. I am a YouTube personality with my own channel called EZ 101. I have around 500 subscribers and more are joining every day. I use a wheelchair and have a trach and hearing aids, which also makes me a unique Tulsa kid.
TK: What made you want to start making YouTube videos?
Ezra: I have watched YouTube my whole life and thought, “I really need to do this.” My older brother Clinton knows a lot about YouTube and told me I’d be great at it. I asked my parents if I could start my own channel, and they agreed, and that’s how it all started.
TK: How many videos have you made?
Ezra: I have made around 20 videos on my EZ 101 YouTube channel, but several more are currently in production and are being released every week.
TK: How do you come up with ideas for these videos?
Ezra: I mostly get ideas from different activities I do every day and also from trending topics online. I make videos like cooking shows, ghost hunting, when I meet celebrities like Sam “Flash Gordon” Jones, and I’ve talked a lot about the Area 51 raid. I also did a behind- the-scenes look at a commercial I was in.
TK: Any advice for future YouTube stars?
Ezra: I would say to try making a Vlog (video blog) about something you like or do, video game or toy reviews. These are very popular videos right now.
TK: What has been your favorite adventure so far?
Ezra: My favorite adventure is one that I am actually about to post on my channel. I did a paranormal investigation at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. It is the hotel where the “The Shining” movie was filmed. I had an actual ghost encounter with the hotel ghost named Lucy!
TK: Where is your favorite place in Tulsa to explore?
Ezra: The Gathering Place is my favorite place in Tulsa. There is so much to do and I really like the slides and castle.
TK: Who inspires you?
Ezra: I am inspired by my dad to be a doctor and my older brother Clinton inspires me because he was the first person who believed in me and to tell me I make great videos.
TK: What other hobbies do you have?
Ezra: I like acting and have starred in a commercial for Cura Telehealth. I hope to do more commercials and appearances in the future. I also love to play video games like Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnite and Super Smash Bros.
TK: What are your plans and goals for the future?
Ezra: I want to keep my YouTube audience happy with lots of videos. I want to become a pediatrician and a crime fighter. I also want to make video games and have a wife and family. I’m not sure who my wife will be since I’m having girl problems right now.
TK: What is a fun fact about you?
Ezra: There are a lot! My wheelchair doesn’t stop me from doing anything I want to do. I have climbed a mountain, went tubing at the lake, and I am starting a second YouTube channel with other local Tulsa kids called The Awesome People. I also once had a pet black widow spider named Midnight.