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  1. [7]
    Gatonegro
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    GVMERS and Ahoy have some top-notch video game content. I'm not too into Lets Plays, but Gopher is incredibly enjoyable, even if you don't care much about the game he's playing. Some others I...

    GVMERS and Ahoy have some top-notch video game content. I'm not too into Lets Plays, but Gopher is incredibly enjoyable, even if you don't care much about the game he's playing.

    Some others I enjoy are Primitive Technology (that guy's videos are hypnotizing), Lazy Game Reviews for old-time tech and games, Scott Manley for space/science/gaming content, Skallagrim (historical martial arts and weapons), Lessons from the Screenplay for its analysis of movies and filmmaking, and good ol' Tom Scott for general nerdy stuff.

    There's probably a few others, but I think those are the ones I consistently enjoy.

    13 votes
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        Gatonegro
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        "Hello guys, and welcome to another Primitive Technology video! Today I'm going to show you how to make a hammer using nothing but rocks, branches, and the power of WATER!!!" *shudders* I've seen...

        "Hello guys, and welcome to another Primitive Technology video! Today I'm going to show you how to make a hammer using nothing but rocks, branches, and the power of WATER!!!"

        *shudders*

        I've seen more and more PT copycat channels in my suggested videos lately. Guess it was bound to happen, considering he has almost 8 million subscribers and gets around 5 million views per video. I've watched a couple of them but PT is still the best in my opinion. I also love the information hidden away in the captions—it took me a good while to find out it was there.

        5 votes
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          1. Gatonegro
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            From his own comments on YouTube, he's just an enthusiast who does a lot of reading, research, and experimenting in his free time. He usually mentions his sources, too, and goes into a fair bit of...

            From his own comments on YouTube, he's just an enthusiast who does a lot of reading, research, and experimenting in his free time. He usually mentions his sources, too, and goes into a fair bit of detail about what he's doing, how, and why. As a boring city dweller, I have to say I'm a bit jealous of his ability to just fuck off into the wilderness and forget about the world.

            4 votes
        2. [2]
          SaucedButLeaking
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          Check out Primitive Life. Yes, he's definitely a PT clone, but I like his stuff better (mostly because he's pretty much built a Minecraft base in the Vietnamese jungle)

          Check out Primitive Life. Yes, he's definitely a PT clone, but I like his stuff better (mostly because he's pretty much built a Minecraft base in the Vietnamese jungle)

          2 votes
          1. Gatonegro
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            Wow, many of his videos even have "Primitive Technology" in the title! I'll check him out, because "a Minecraft base in the Vietnamese jungle" sounds intriguing.

            definitely a PT clone

            Wow, many of his videos even have "Primitive Technology" in the title! I'll check him out, because "a Minecraft base in the Vietnamese jungle" sounds intriguing.

            2 votes
    2. [2]
      Halfdeaf
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      I agree with Gopher. He's a favorite of mine. There is just something so enjoyable about his let's plays. His semi serious role play creates some fun moments.

      I agree with Gopher. He's a favorite of mine. There is just something so enjoyable about his let's plays. His semi serious role play creates some fun moments.

      1. Gatonegro
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        His current Skyrim Let's Play is probably the best one he's done so far. His ability to improvise and work around Skyrim's many quirks and bugs without breaking character is seriously impressive.

        His current Skyrim Let's Play is probably the best one he's done so far. His ability to improvise and work around Skyrim's many quirks and bugs without breaking character is seriously impressive.

        1 vote
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    OrangeBacon
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    I really like ethoslab, he mainly posts minecraft videos and is very good at redstone / I like how his chanel is more technical rather than design based

    I really like ethoslab, he mainly posts minecraft videos and is very good at redstone / I like how his chanel is more technical rather than design based

    9 votes
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      Halfdeaf
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      Etho is the OG minecrafter. I'm kind of sad that he doesn't do as much multiplayer content anymore. I really enjoy his dynamic with other youtubers.

      Etho is the OG minecrafter. I'm kind of sad that he doesn't do as much multiplayer content anymore. I really enjoy his dynamic with other youtubers.

      4 votes
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        1. Halfdeaf
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          The glory days of Mindcrack were the height of minecraft lets plays. I still go back sometimes and watch the prank episodss and UHCs.

          The glory days of Mindcrack were the height of minecraft lets plays. I still go back sometimes and watch the prank episodss and UHCs.

          1 vote
  3. [2]
    SaucedButLeaking
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    I just recently got into YouTube, and have subscribed to a bunch of education-type channels. The first channel I subscribed to, which got me really into the whole thing, was Cody's Lab . The guy...

    I just recently got into YouTube, and have subscribed to a bunch of education-type channels.

    The first channel I subscribed to, which got me really into the whole thing, was Cody's Lab . The guy lives out in Utah and does a lot of chemistry. My favorite video of his is probably when he refined uranium metal from ore .

    Another of my favorites is SkillCult. He lives in California and homesteads. A lot of his videos are about axes, but he's also pretty serious on permaculture type stuff. I particularly like his biochar stuff, which might best be exemplified by a biochar catchpit for planting artichokes. This video includes a bit of his philosophy (and does get a little ranty) but holy shit, the guy knows his stuff

    I also got into Primitive Technology type videos, but he's popular enough that I'll rep Primitive Life, a Vietnamese guy who basically took the PT schtick and ran with it. I like it especially because he builds upon his previous endeavors and his latest stuff has gotten pretty complex. I came into the channel from his concrete videos, of which I think this one would be the payoff

    Finally, I'd like to mention NightHawkInLight. This guy is mostly a mad engineer. For example, he rigged up a thermal lance

    7 votes
    1. ilios
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      I'm a huge Cody fan, in American public school a lot of people get the wrong idea about doing science, and I think Cody shows the real-world, application side, of scientific curiosity.

      I'm a huge Cody fan, in American public school a lot of people get the wrong idea about doing science, and I think Cody shows the real-world, application side, of scientific curiosity.

      1 vote
  4. [6]
    mat
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    By some weird co-incidence, a lot of my favourite YT channels begin with "A" There's Alec Steele the blacksmith (who lives local to me and I have met once). Annoyingly young and annoyingly...

    By some weird co-incidence, a lot of my favourite YT channels begin with "A"

    There's Alec Steele the blacksmith (who lives local to me and I have met once). Annoyingly young and annoyingly skilled, passionate young man I once described as "you can't not like him, he's like a puppy, with a power hammer"

    Alex French Guy Cooking, whose channel name tells you everyting you need to know. He's French, he's a guy, he cooks. He cooks in detail and is great at explaining what he's doing and why. I cook a lot and don't often learn anything new from him but he's very entertaining and when I do learn new things it's always useful stuff.

    AvE, sweary Canadian engineer takes things apart and makes stuff. Highly knowledgable chap explains things clearly and occasionally features adorable daughter interruptions.

    I never get tired of watching people talk about and do the things they love and are good at. I tend towards engineering and cooking stuff but there's so much wonderful stuff out there. If you have a good few hours of time I very much recommend How to build a work skiff in which veteran shipwright Louis Sauzedde builds a skiff, almost entirely by hand, from picking timber all the way to launch. It's a lot of content but I learned so much about working wood from watching this guy. He's effortlessly skilled in the way that only fifty years of doing something every day can make you.

    5 votes
    1. gksu
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      Alex and AvE are amazing, good call!

      Alex and AvE are amazing, good call!

      1 vote
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      melody_pond
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      The only Alec Steele video I ever watched was his collab with Mike Boyd, but his passion for blacksmithing is clear and he's just so damn happy about working with hot metals and dangerous tools!...

      The only Alec Steele video I ever watched was his collab with Mike Boyd, but his passion for blacksmithing is clear and he's just so damn happy about working with hot metals and dangerous tools! Makes me want to start blacksmithing myself, but I lack the money and coordination lol

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        mat
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        Alec would tell you all you need is a hammer and some fire and some metal to get started, but I know what you mean. I have a half-built forge which I'll one day get around to finishing. Maybe. I...

        Alec would tell you all you need is a hammer and some fire and some metal to get started, but I know what you mean. I have a half-built forge which I'll one day get around to finishing. Maybe. I do smith silver and copper though, so I do get to do some of it.

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          melody_pond
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          Eventually... That's pretty cool, though! Any progress is progress. Is there anything specifically you focus on with the silver/coppersmithing? or is it mostly just miscellaneous learning projects?

          Eventually...

          That's pretty cool, though! Any progress is progress. Is there anything specifically you focus on with the silver/coppersmithing? or is it mostly just miscellaneous learning projects?

          1 vote
          1. mat
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            Making small pretty things out of metal is my day job. But I do it for fun too. I mostly make rings from wood, metal and obscure/rare alloys for money - I sent a set of electrum (gold/silver...

            Making small pretty things out of metal is my day job. But I do it for fun too.

            I mostly make rings from wood, metal and obscure/rare alloys for money - I sent a set of electrum (gold/silver mixture) rings to California last week for a wedding later this month. For fun I'm currently working on a large-scale wall sundial as a gift for a friend who is moving permanently out of the country (thanks brexit)

            1 vote
  5. [2]
    Gyrfalcon
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    I haven't seen any love for two of my favorite tech resources on youtube, Gamers Nexus and Tech YES City . They are both pretty sizable channels, but nothing compared to tech giants like...

    I haven't seen any love for two of my favorite tech resources on youtube, Gamers Nexus and Tech YES City . They are both pretty sizable channels, but nothing compared to tech giants like LinusTechTips who just hit 6 million subscribers. Gamers Nexus delivers very well thought out testing of hardware components, as well as some ridiculous "Because it's there" videos like their NUC watercooling. Tech YES City is more of an everyman's tech channel, but he offers interesting information on motherboard audio that I haven't seen anywhere else. He also does his monthly used hardware hunt, and makes great content on used parts for price/performance.

    EDIT: I almost forgot mad programmer and living shitpost Micheal Reeves

    5 votes
    1. trazac
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      Gamers Nexus is arguably the best Tech Channel on YouTube, very apropos for Tildes as well. They're right to the point, dead-on information with no fluff and very little humor. They have a lot of...

      Gamers Nexus is arguably the best Tech Channel on YouTube, very apropos for Tildes as well. They're right to the point, dead-on information with no fluff and very little humor. They have a lot of commentary on inter-industry topics as well, like how CPUs and RAM are made and how they make money and affect the market at large.

      Their videos should get a lot more views, they're just so good and information packed.

      2 votes
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    melody_pond
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    Same boat here, I'm definitely due for a subscription purge at some point. Here are a few of my top five that I'd recommend (in no particular order): 8-Bit Music Theory is a fun channel that...

    Same boat here, I'm definitely due for a subscription purge at some point. Here are a few of my top five that I'd recommend (in no particular order):

    • 8-Bit Music Theory is a fun channel that focuses on teaching specific musical composition techniques and how they relate to certain video-game scores. He seems a tad biased towards Nintendo, but he's also thrown in some really deep looks at creative trends in the indie scene.

    • Corridor Crew is a channel about a small short-film studio and their various behind the scenes exploits, detailing each person's role in the development of whatever project their working on as well as occasionally focusing on the hobbies and personal lives of the crew. There's a freakin' HUGE backlog, but you can pretty much jump in at any point in the past month or so and get a good feel for how they operate

    • ProZD. What a surprise! Another short-film dude. A hilarious voice-actor who found a really large YouTube audience following the demise of Vine. The relatability and shortness of all his videos make it easy to binge watch multiple times, and his board game reviews and snack unboxing vids show that he's also a really rad dude behind the scenes.

    • Sycra is an amazingly skilled artist whose tutorials have taught me a ton about art that I'm still learning to put into practice. His videos are incredibly long, and focus more on learning how to learn art and making things intuitive so you can piece it together yourself, rather just teaching you "How to draw [INSERT THING HERE]". Again, long videos, but also probably the only ones on YouTube that have directly aided my art skills.

    • CGP Gray is probably the most mainstream on the list, clocking in at 3.4M subscribers. Doesn't upload often, but his videos are incredibly thought-provoking, and hilarious in a very dry and morbid British sense. His simple illustrations contain plenty of gags and also help to illustrate his points incredibly clearly!

    Whew, that's a lot! Hopefully one of these will be a good fit!

    5 votes
    1. Zlyme
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      +1 for ProZD, he is so funny and seems like a super nice guy

      +1 for ProZD, he is so funny and seems like a super nice guy

      4 votes
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      jgb
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      He's American.

      Doesn't upload often, but his videos are incredibly thought-provoking, and hilarious in a very dry and morbid British sense.

      He's American.

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        melody_pond
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        I'm aware. I'm using "British" here because it's the closest approximation of what I'm trying to convey. I guess maybe unintentionally sarcastic? comically serious? I'm open to suggestions here...

        I'm aware. I'm using "British" here because it's the closest approximation of what I'm trying to convey. I guess maybe unintentionally sarcastic? comically serious? I'm open to suggestions here because my brain really hates words lmao

        2 votes
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          jgb
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          I see your point - although I wouldn't personally describe his humour as British in style - perhaps 'sardonic' is a fitting adjective? Or 'deadpan'?

          I see your point - although I wouldn't personally describe his humour as British in style - perhaps 'sardonic' is a fitting adjective? Or 'deadpan'?

          2 votes
          1. melody_pond
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            Deadpan! Exactly the word I was looking for! Thank you so much!

            Deadpan! Exactly the word I was looking for! Thank you so much!

            1 vote
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      Shiga
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      8-Bit Music Theory is fantastic. I've learned a lot from him (though many things still go over my head) as someone with no education on music theory whatsoever.

      8-Bit Music Theory is fantastic. I've learned a lot from him (though many things still go over my head) as someone with no education on music theory whatsoever.

      1. melody_pond
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        He's such a rad dude! His videos can be kinda hard to get into due to how he just gets right into it (he himself admitted that he's not exactly looking to appeal to beginners), but the...

        He's such a rad dude! His videos can be kinda hard to get into due to how he just gets right into it (he himself admitted that he's not exactly looking to appeal to beginners), but the brain-stretching nature of the videos help to break down complicated concepts, and the video-game themeing makes it fun to learn! On a personal note, he's pretty much the only reason that roman numeral chords actually make sense to me lol

  7. eighteenth
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    I spend too much time on youtube, but here's a selection of the educational channels I follow in an attempt to gain something from the hours I spend there. Veritasium - An australian physics...

    I spend too much time on youtube, but here's a selection of the educational channels I follow in an attempt to gain something from the hours I spend there.
    Veritasium - An australian physics professor (well he teaches at university level) who makes compelling and well explained content

    Tom Scott - He's put out quite a few different types of videos in the past but seems to be focusing on interesting and unique places and things. He has a fairly sciency lean.

    The Noted Anatomist - Not someone I watch for fun but when I was studying anatomy I found it very useful

    Steve Mould - Maths and Science videos. Very simple, with some great practical demenstrations of odd physics phenomenon.

    standupmaths - A combination of serious maths, silly maths, and funny maths.

    singingbanana - A maths PhD who features prominently on Numberphile

    Numberphile - Arguable the most well known maths channel, run by the loveable Brady Haran who is arguable the most succesful educational youtuber with like 15 channels, a high output of quality content, and a couple good podcasts to boot.

    Nerdwriter1 - Not sure if truly can be considered educational but I feel like I learn stuff when I watch. He does video essays on film, with (to my uneducated eye) great insight.

    3Blue1Brown - Super pretty representations of mathematical concepts. Sometimes they even help me understand the concepts better.

    5 votes
  8. HutchinsonianDemon
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    I'm a big friends of Two Best Friends Play. They're one of the few LP channels I still enjoy watching.

    I'm a big friends of Two Best Friends Play. They're one of the few LP channels I still enjoy watching.

    4 votes
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    gksu
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    I got a family Google Play Music account and thought YouTube Red was a throw-in. But man have I used that a lot, even to the exclusion of music. So I've got a whole list: LoveJoy, formerly...

    I got a family Google Play Music account and thought YouTube Red was a throw-in. But man have I used that a lot, even to the exclusion of music. So I've got a whole list:

    LoveJoy, formerly chainsawsuitoriginal: MoviesWithMikey is the best film analysis period. He's made me cry multiple times.
    IsaacArthur: a physicist with a speech impediment talks about future possibilities like extragalactic colonization.
    MandaloreGaming: excellent in-depth game reviews.
    MrMobile: Best tech channel bar none
    NandovMovies: Great plot reworking, I especially like his redo of Iron Fist and Wonder Woman.
    MoonMonkey: the best Smash Bros LetsPlay. Entertaining while saying all his moves and tactics. His own color commentary.
    Goldvision: just go watch Savepoints.
    ButteredSideDown: Some of the most creative short videos out there.
    NerdCity: extremely well-produced deep dives into current pop culture.

    There's a lot more, but these are the lesser well-known ones I love that I think deserve more attention, especially since most of their stuff requires a lot more time and skill than the Everyday Bros.

    4 votes
    1. Mumberthrax
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      Those butterdsidedown videos are great - though some are a bit disturbing. :P I've always been kind of curious how he does them. I think my favorite is probably the one where he climbs onto the...

      Those butterdsidedown videos are great - though some are a bit disturbing. :P I've always been kind of curious how he does them. I think my favorite is probably the one where he climbs onto the roof to fetch the frisbee.

      2 votes
  10. Grapevine
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    My sub list is way bigger than it deserves to be, and I watch all of them semi-actively, but I'll stick to a couple that really stand out to me so I don't go on for too long, haha. ReasonTV is one...

    My sub list is way bigger than it deserves to be, and I watch all of them semi-actively, but I'll stick to a couple that really stand out to me so I don't go on for too long, haha.

    ReasonTV is one of the few political channels I can legitimately get into. I don't always agree with them, but most of the videos they make are well thought out, varied, and straight to the point, all of which are rare among these sorts of channels.

    Anthony Fantano (or TheNeedleDrop) is a music reviewer. Most entertainment reviewers are ironically far from entertaining themselves, and Fantano is unique in this way; his reviews are very in-depth and articulate, while still maintaining a sense of humility and humor, understanding that his opinion is just his own and often jokingly calling himself the god of the music industry, single-handedly deciding which albums are good and which aren't. I actually think he often undervalues the importance of his channel, being (as far as I'm aware) the single largest music review channel on YouTube. His second channel (Fantano, the first one I linked) instead has opinion pieces on the various happenings of the music industry, videos that I personally find even more entertaining than his reviews.

    I'm sure anyone who's looked at Trending semi-regularly has seen quite a few channels with similar animation styles that all ask similar questions about our world and the way it works (Wendover, RealLifeLore, Kurzgesagt, and LifeNoggin all come to mind) and they're all generally good channels, but one that stands out to me is PolyMatter. It's far smaller than the others, though still decently big, and the most recent addition to my sub box. I find its content to be particularly thought-provoking, particularly well-researched, and unfortunately particularly crudely animated, although that's not really a priority to me with these channels.

    Notable mention on the above is Half as Interesting, Wendover's second channel. I generally find second channels more interesting (like Fantano over TheNeedleDrop as mentioned earlier) because they take themselves less seriously. HAI is filled with witty humor that you can often miss (in his most recent video for example saying a distance was "25 miles; for you non-Americans, that's 4 million centimeters") and it's refreshing to hear from a genre of content generally devoid of humor.

    Philip DeFranco is one that I can't not mention simply because it's where I get my news every day. It's fast based, generally balanced, and analytical enough that I trust it every afternoon to phil me in on whatever happened that day. Not really much else to say, I just love it.

    I'll end off on NakeyJakey, another very recent addition to my sub box and one that continues to surprise me with its quality. To oversimplify, Jakey is a drunk game reviewer who sits on a yoga ball, but there's so much more to the channel than that. Jakey is more passionate about his content than any other channel of any genre that I've seen on YouTube and it shows, every word he says has meaning behind it, his humor is stupidly witty despite seeming incredibly immature and crude on the surface, and, perhaps most importantly, his points are deeper than they deserve to be; Jakey talks about things I've never even considered despite gaming being one of the largest parts of my life, from its impact on how we talk to others to how a simple UI change can shift the entire use case of a platform.

    Remember when I said I'd keep it short? 😬

    EDIT: Closed a parenthesis

    3 votes
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    ilios
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    I like learning a lot so I really appreciate Numberphile, 3blue1brown, Standupmaths, SmarterEveryDay, and Vsauce. When I want to learn something, but I want it to be stupid, I enjoy William Osman,...

    I like learning a lot so I really appreciate Numberphile, 3blue1brown, Standupmaths, SmarterEveryDay, and Vsauce.

    When I want to learn something, but I want it to be stupid, I enjoy William Osman, ElectroBOOM, and Michael Reeves.

    3 votes
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      drakinosh
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      Thanks for introducting me to that Michael Reeves channel.

      Thanks for introducting me to that Michael Reeves channel.

      1 vote
  12. bear-punch
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    My favorite youtube channel right now: Auralnauts They recently finished a redub/recut of Episodes 1-6 of Star Wars and have a bunch of other hilarious and creative videos. Other great channels...

    My favorite youtube channel right now: Auralnauts They recently finished a redub/recut of Episodes 1-6 of Star Wars and have a bunch of other hilarious and creative videos.

    Other great channels include CGP Grey, 3blue1brown, and TierZoo for more educational channels.

    I also watch a bit of film discussion and I really like RedLetterMedia and Jenny Nicholson.

    bill wurtz is a bit of an acquired taste, but really can't be beat.

    If you're looking for good cooking videos I really like Binging with Babish, Bon Appétit's It's Alive with Brad series, and You Suck at Cooking.

    3 votes
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    drakinosh
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    Some of my favourites are: *Bisqwit: A Finnish programmer, posts videos about low level programming. *Internet Historian has well-made videos documenting important moments in Internet culture....

    Some of my favourites are:

    *Bisqwit: A Finnish programmer, posts videos about low level programming.

    *Internet Historian has well-made videos documenting important moments in Internet culture.

    *Mister Metokur also does videos about Internet history.

    *Zach Sherwin and Watsky create and post music.

    *The Canipa Effect posts interesting analytical discussion videos about anime.

    *Call Me Kevin is a recent find. He mixes gameplay with his own brand of humor(can't really describe it).

    *Frame of Essence had well made videos that simplistically explains topics live relativity and quantum computing. He hasn't published a video in a year.

    3 votes
    1. RuairidhUaConchobair
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      If you like Internet Historian you should check out Frederick Knudsen. He does little short form essays on various internet things and occasionally branches out into the odd and weird of real life...

      If you like Internet Historian you should check out Frederick Knudsen. He does little short form essays on various internet things and occasionally branches out into the odd and weird of real life as well.

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    Zlyme
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    OMG I know of SystemCollapse too!

    OMG I know of SystemCollapse too!

    2 votes
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      1. Zlyme
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        Oh no! poor guy, hope everything works out.

        Oh no! poor guy, hope everything works out.

        2 votes
  15. baardvark
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    I love Techmoan. Just a chill dude making videos about interesting technology, though I especially enjoy the ones about hifi and odd/ forgotten audio formats. Some of the videos are reviews, some...

    I love Techmoan. Just a chill dude making videos about interesting technology, though I especially enjoy the ones about hifi and odd/ forgotten audio formats. Some of the videos are reviews, some are informational, and some are just because he can.
    It's not exactly a vinyl channel per se, but watching these videos is what finally got me to try out records and decent stereo equipment. I don't consider myself an audiophile so it felt like a refreshing change compared to a lot of the vinyl channels on youtube that seem to focus on expensive equipment and doing everything the "right" way.

    2 votes
  16. Jae
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    Oh man, I tried to make a short list and got carried away. So I'll start with a few favorite flight related ones... These are the channels I watch when I want to relax and float away. Trent Palmer...

    Oh man, I tried to make a short list and got carried away. So I'll start with a few favorite flight related ones... These are the channels I watch when I want to relax and float away.

    Trent Palmer is a bush plane pilot / professional drone pilot who makes beautifully shot videos of his flying adventures.

    Tucker Gott also makes great videos but flys paramotor and does some wacky things.

    Jean-Baptiste Chandelier is a paragliding pilot but his videos are works of art.

    Balleka was an glider pilot who made incredible videos of his flights over some of the most scenic places. Sadly he passed away in an accident awhile ago.

    Bradley Friesen is a helicopter pilot. Much like all those above, he flys into incredible places and films it beautifully.

    2 votes
  17. Mumberthrax
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    I used to watch a lot of Direwolf20 lets plays. Got a little burned out on them xD. But I've enjoyed a handful of other modded minecraft youtubers. Usually when i find a pack i like, I look around...

    I used to watch a lot of Direwolf20 lets plays. Got a little burned out on them xD. But I've enjoyed a handful of other modded minecraft youtubers. Usually when i find a pack i like, I look around a bit to see if someone tolerable has a lets play series for it (I can't stand some of them), but for example i like GT New Horizons, and this guy Kane Hart has an alright one (though it does end before the pack is 'done')

    Mumbo Jumbo and Grian are fun too, for redstone stuff or building ideas. I'm kind of crap at design, so the grian ones are instructive for me.

    Here's a bunch of other ones that I like:

    More Pure Entertainment:

    News-ish/commentary:

    • Scott Adams (via Open Mind) (the channel mirrors videos from different people, best youtube source I've found for mirrors of Scott's periscopes)
    • Styxhexenhammer666 (news and political commentary. minarchist/occultist guy who often is shirtless)
    • Tim Pool (news and political commentary. Lefty guy, former Vice reporter)
    • The Corbett Report (news and political commentary. anti-trump/anti-state ancap guy, makes really nice mini documentaries on conspiracy theories)
    • The Still Report (news and political commentary. Conservative, Christian)
    • 1791L (news and political commentary. conservative, anti-alt-right)
    • Tree of Logic (news and political commentary. conservative, former muslim, former law enforcement lady, anti-alt-right)

    Entertainment/news:

    • Wild Smile (news/political/internet drama commentary)
    • secureteam10 (UFO and alien news, sort of Art Bell-ish. Always hyped up, but fun)
    • Owen Benjamin (Comedian, livestreams and chats with fans, plays piano, talks about news and cultural tensions a bit)
    • Very Fake News (news clips, often framed in a comedic manner. pro-trump)
    • Batsinthebarbell (alt-right comedienne/clown on the autism spectrum - compare to Sam Hyde. Bats is so deep into irony that I have no idea if her actual beliefs are anything like the surface appearance of her acts)
    • Ramzpaul (political/news commentary, often comedic. "alt-right" depending on the definition)

    Youtube is my TV. :P

    2 votes
  18. Tattered_Colours
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    KingK does retrospectives on classic video games RebelTaxi makes a ton of interesting content about animation, both popular and obscure. Pikasprey Yellow mostly explores the first three...

    KingK does retrospectives on classic video games

    RebelTaxi makes a ton of interesting content about animation, both popular and obscure.

    Pikasprey Yellow mostly explores the first three generations of Pokemon games in depth – stuff like soft locking, unused content, etc.

    Jrose11 has a really interesting series on how to catch the entire pokedex [or as much as possible] in each generation of pokemon game, and more Pokemon stuff. I'm really not that into Pokemon, but it's really interesting to watch people talk about it in great depth.

    MagicScrumpy mostly mods Super Smash Bros Melee. He has several different types of videos – making characters more viable, nerfing better characters, giving characters interesting new moves, changing the game physics, etc.

    redfuzzydice is the same guy who does MagicScrumpy, but this channel is more dedicated to non-Melee content, which is mostly Super Mario Sunshine. If you like Pikasprey Yellow's lost content videos, you'll probably like redfuzzydice's content.

    Summoning Salt has a whole series of "world record progression" videos for speed running video games, in which he details the history of the world record for many different games.

    3Blue1Brown has very interesting math videos that usually make difficult concepts much more intuitive. Usually. Sometimes just makes them more confusion, but that's just math.

    Historia Civilis makes really cool educational videos about ancient history, in which he'll illustrate the stories of specific battles or other things with simple shapes.

    Lindsay Ellis has a ton of interesting video essays about musicals and Disney movies, among other things. Fantastic pop culture scholar.

    Sean Hogan is one of those guys who makes music by sampling everyday objects, but his emoticon representation of himself and voice overs are hilarious.

    That's everyone I can think of right now.

    2 votes
  19. lula2488
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    Many a True Nerd: Gaming channel MsCarsonelle: Gaming channel, though they haven't uploaded in a while

    Many a True Nerd: Gaming channel

    MsCarsonelle: Gaming channel, though they haven't uploaded in a while

    2 votes
  20. Dagur
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    Historia Civilis is an awesome channel. He's currently doing videos on the Roman civil war with Caesar vs Pompey and it's an amazing series. Seeing the decisions Caesar had to make since his...

    Historia Civilis is an awesome channel. He's currently doing videos on the Roman civil war with Caesar vs Pompey and it's an amazing series. Seeing the decisions Caesar had to make since his armies were outnumbered by Pompey's but at the same time Pompey's were more spread out.

    He's also covered the ancient Greeks a bit, the rise of Macedonia, Caesars conquest of Britain and some Roman Holidays.

    By far my favourite channel at the moment.

    2 votes
  21. Hypersapien
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    Primitive Technology I also love It's Just Some Random Guy, but he's slowed down a lot with his videos which is surprising considering the success of the MCU. Also Cyriak and James Farr (mainly...

    Primitive Technology

    I also love It's Just Some Random Guy, but he's slowed down a lot with his videos which is surprising considering the success of the MCU.

    Also Cyriak and James Farr (mainly for his Nintendo mashups)

    2 votes
  22. Neverland
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    Isaac Arthur - Hard Science Space Futurism. TMRO - Criminally under-subscribed space and science news show run by the SpaceX media guy, with many great hosts and guests. Sailing SV Delos - The...

    Isaac Arthur - Hard Science Space Futurism.

    TMRO - Criminally under-subscribed space and science news show run by the SpaceX media guy, with many great hosts and guests.

    Sailing SV Delos - The life of an ex-programmer sailing around the world with his brother, gf, and friends.

    This week in Startups - Seed investor Jason Calacanis hosts lots of small and huge startup founders. I have learned so much from this.

    Robert Miles - AI safety research news and concepts from an actual AI researcher.

    2 votes
  23. Jedi
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    Company Man, medium sized channel and not the greatest production quality, but the topics he talks about are interesting and the videos are enjoyable.

    Company Man, medium sized channel and not the greatest production quality, but the topics he talks about are interesting and the videos are enjoyable.

    1 vote
  24. IDontKnowHowToPM
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    The only ones I really watch on a regular basis are Nostalgia Critic, which is steadily getting less and less enjoyable with the occasional hit, Cinema Snob, who gets better and better with the...

    The only ones I really watch on a regular basis are Nostalgia Critic, which is steadily getting less and less enjoyable with the occasional hit, Cinema Snob, who gets better and better with the occasional flop, and Phelous, who has always been hit or miss.

    1 vote
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    I like watching Annika Victoria. She makes sewing tutorials and the occasional thrift store and/or vacation vlog. Even though I don't sew much myself and I don't really have the same style as her,...

    I like watching Annika Victoria. She makes sewing tutorials and the occasional thrift store and/or vacation vlog. Even though I don't sew much myself and I don't really have the same style as her, I like the way she puts her videos together and explains sewing techniques.

    My favorite series is probably "Make, Thrift, Buy," where people send her clothes they've seen online and she tries to recreate them. Sometimes the clothes she recreates are pretty normal, like a side split skirt or pentagram top, but often they're those ridiculous fashion trends that blow up on the internet like "clear mom jeans". She has a fun sense of humor that works well with the wackier projects. :)

    1 vote
    1. eladnarra
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      Oh! I forgot a few good ones that I haven't seen mentioned yet: Captain Disillusion, who does very well made "debunk" videos with excellent visual effects. Jun's Kitchen, a Japanese cooking...

      Oh! I forgot a few good ones that I haven't seen mentioned yet:

      • Captain Disillusion, who does very well made "debunk" videos with excellent visual effects.
      • Jun's Kitchen, a Japanese cooking channel with beautiful shots and cute cats.
      • Lindsay Ellis, a film critic who just posted an amazing Hobbit documentary.
      • Deep Look, a PBS Digital channel with short and sweet videos that combine fascinating macro shots with interesting science.
      3 votes
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    Kvothe
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    Does anyone know the German youtuber gronkh? He once was the biggest youtuber in Germany but isn't anymore... Tbh, I don't really watch his YouTube videos, I watch his twitch streams... He has a...

    Does anyone know the German youtuber gronkh? He once was the biggest youtuber in Germany but isn't anymore... Tbh, I don't really watch his YouTube videos, I watch his twitch streams...
    He has a really chill attitude and a nice voice! Always nice to clean or do some mindless work while watching him!

    1 vote
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        He pretty much gained his popularity with minecraft! However, since the "hype" around him died down he shifted his channel to other games. Mostly story games or sometimes really obscure shit... I...

        He pretty much gained his popularity with minecraft! However, since the "hype" around him died down he shifted his channel to other games. Mostly story games or sometimes really obscure shit... I like him because he goes against the youtube trend! He is pretty down to earth too! But like i said, I'm mostly watching his 7-8hr stream every Friday!

        1 vote
  27. Defluo
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    I haven't seen him mentioned yet: Puffin Forest - he does animated videos about funny moments that happen during his DnD games. It's not super well animated or anything, but I like his comedic...

    I haven't seen him mentioned yet:
    Puffin Forest - he does animated videos about funny moments that happen during his DnD games. It's not super well animated or anything, but I like his comedic timing.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUpkp-6fXuG9dqfoJ99XTmw

    1 vote
  28. kuba-orlik
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    I like Dr Doe's Sexplanations: https://www.youtube.com/user/sexplanations She makes it much easier for me to understand: what people of other gender/sex/sexuality go through how to talk about sex...

    I like Dr Doe's Sexplanations: https://www.youtube.com/user/sexplanations

    She makes it much easier for me to understand:

    • what people of other gender/sex/sexuality go through
    • how to talk about sex and related topics
    • that it's ok to talk about sex in an open way
    1 vote