What YouTube channels do you watch?

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What YouTube channels do you watch?

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I have greatly reduced my TV watching, but have ramped up watching various YouTube channels, and have found surprisingly high quality content.
Channels I subscribe to:
Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell (conceptual science, and psychology videos)
ElectroBoom (informative and funny experiments with electricity)
Tom Scott (technology, history, and linguistics)
CGP Grey (history)
Adam Ragusea (food and food history)

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quite a few others based on specific interests

Are there good channels out there? What about other good streaming services?
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This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (YouTube).
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If you're in to cooking and history, I'd recommend TastingHistory, which is a hobbyist's channel (he's neither a chef nor a historian) with a pretty good way of making food history fun.

If you're into antiques and hobbyist car remodels, then I'd recommend Curiosity Incorporated, which is a Canadian antique shop owner who likes to restore cars and motorcycles in his garage. He shoots a lot of videos on his estate sale and barn yard finds, plus remodels at his store and even a series on restoring the house of a Canadian pottery artist.
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This Old Tony - Funny, interesting informative
Tech Ingredients - Excellent if you like basic science and understanding how things work
LockPickingLawyer - Just for fun
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agentJayZ. Aircraft jet engine and power turbine repair. Will be handy if I ever own a jet engine.
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Mostly my library of favorite songs.

Will also watch:
Joe Rogan
Rick Beato
Among others.

When they post something of interest.
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"What YouTube channels do you watch?"

I do not subscribe to any Youtube channels. Zero.

I occasionally look at random Youtube posts.
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I don’t subscribe to any channels, but I often watch “ralfydotcom” for scotch (and other liquor) reviews. He is my go-to guy for that. 8-)
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Blake7 wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:38 pm I don’t subscribe to any channels, but I often watch “ralfydotcom” for scotch (and other liquor) reviews. He is my go-to guy for that. 8-)
Hmmm. May have to see what he likes for rye.
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Mr. Beast
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Kurzgesagt - Top notch quality science.
Epic History TV - The best in its class for European/Western history.
Historia Civilis - No better channel on the late Roman Republic.
Caspian Report - A nuanced, objective view of modern geopolitics covering a wide range of countries.
PBS Eons / PBS Spacetime - more top notch quality science, often covering current, evolving discoveries.
Ben Felix - Modern Finance.
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My Favorites
Curious Droid (Aerospace, space, robotics, transportation technology)
Kurzgesagt - In A Nutshell (Great to watch alone or with kids)

Automotive
Hoonigan Autofocus
Doug DeMuro
Savagegeese
Engineering Explained

Personal Finance
Your money, your wealth
Project Option
Option Alpha
Ben Felix
PensionCraft
MoneyWeek

Misc
Economics Explained
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gr7070 wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Blake7 wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:38 pm I don’t subscribe to any channels, but I often watch “ralfydotcom” for scotch (and other liquor) reviews. He is my go-to guy for that. 8-)
Hmmm. May have to see what he likes for rye.
I’d be interested to know your opinion of his reviews :beer
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None, but I had legitimately never listened to a podcast before March of this year and now spend at least 2hrs/day listening (while exercising, walking, working).

Muscle Intelligence (Ben Pakulski)
The Drive (Peter Attia)
Jocko
The Art of Manliness
American Glutton (Ethan Suplee)
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The Southwest Backpacker
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Time Team - British archaeology show - wonderful group of experts excavating digs from various eras of British history
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Anything from Jonna Jinton

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Minority Mindset
Gunblue940
Dave Ramsey
Scotty Kilmer
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For automotive entertainment,

Hoovie’s Garage
Anything by Doug Demuro

Both of those will send you down other automotive channel rabbit holes
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Essential Craftsman.

And I'll second the nod to Mark Rober's channel.
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I've been a huge YouTube consumer for many years. I get all my financial info here so no finance channels (yet).
Here's a list of YT channels going from most informative to mostly entertainment..

Medcram
JAMA Network
Khan academy
Crash Course
NBC News
Marques Brownlee
Lawn Care Nut
Ryan Knorr Lawncare
Connor Ward
mountaindog1
Nick's Strength & Power
ESPN
1320video
UFC
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Vice Grip Garage
Doug DeMuro
Tavarish
Sam Crac
Vin Wiki
South Main Auto
Winder Towing
Lehto's Law
August Hunicke
Guilty of Treeson
Haggerty with Tom Cotter (barn hunter)
Bogle: Smart Beta is stupid
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The Handyman - saved me $$$ and he's hilarious to boot
You Betcha and Charlie Berens - Manitowoc Minute and other Wisconsin stuff. "Midwest Uber Driver" is my current favorite vid.
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Seth's Bike Hacks
Channel 33 RPM
The Lawn Care Nut
GCI Turf Services
Ryan Knorr Lawn Care
Foresty Forest
The Vegan Cyclist
ChrisFix

As you can see, I mostly use Youtube as an escape from reality...nothing too serious going on with the channels I'm subscribed to. Like others, I hardly watch TV anymore and find Youtube videos easy to consume in bite sized pieces. Lots of great suggestions so far from others, so looks like the number of channels I subscribe to will be going up!
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Omeleto.

Seemingly limitless quantity of outstanding short films, focused on superb storytelling. Curated collection: films must have played at an Oscar-qualifying, BAFTA-qualifying, or similar top-tier festival. A new one posts everyday; the archives are vast. Lengths from 5 to 30 minutes; most are 15-20. All are very high quality; this is not where anyone can post homemade movies.

Award winners, emergent filmmakers: many American, but from all over the world (including subtitles). Well acted, beautiful cinematography. Every genre: drama, comedy, documentaries, sci-fi, romance, animation, even horror. Full gamut of human experiences: entertaining, thought-provoking, funny, heart-warming, sexy, creepy, weird.
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Anything to do with food, guns, or Norm Macdonald. I have yet to find a channel that features all three.

My favorite for each:

1) Food: Food Wishes with Chef John
2) Guns: Hickok45
3) Norm MacDonald: I'm Not Norm
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Sailing La Vagabond
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South Main Auto
Eric The Car Guy
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I have 150+ subscriptions so I'll just mention one.

Sailing SV Delos

Sailing With SV Delos! This is our story, a story of four souls sailing around the world. It is a story about sailing and travel and adventure. But it's also a story about meeting amazing people and making life long friends. It's a story of people living their lives in an alternate way, in close connection with the beautiful people and amazing planet that we call home. Our experience has affected us so profoundly we want to share it, hoping that others may find inspiration to follow their dreams and do what they love.
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Medlife Crisis - Smart, funny science and medical topics

Adam Savage’s Tested - Adam Savage, doing stuff.

Seth’s Bike Hacks - I don’t even own a mountain bike. The content is that good.

Athlean-X - watching this is killing your gains.

Alton Brown - Quarantine Quitchen is profane and hilarious. AB and his wife Elizabeth get drunk and cook dinner at home.

Jordan Harrod - Topics in artificial intelligence explained in 10 minute increments. She should have a bigger following than she does.

Dr. John Campbell - A British nursing professor with too much time on his hands right now. Extensive coverage of pretty much everything he can think of related to COVID, sometimes twice a day. I don’t always agree with his opinions, but he backs them up with real science, which is refreshing.
Yes, I’m really that pedantic.
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In the evenings I usually plop down in front of the TV and check out what YouTube is recommending for me. Sometimes I change up the recommendations with a search. And if there is a channel that I want to keep my eye on, I may subscribe.

My subscriptions generally cover travel/cruising (Tips for Travellers) and language study. The general recommendations are often news/politics and talking heads.
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Heritage Wealth planning.
Have 150 videos'. A lot of good information
no trying to sell you something.
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hulburt1 wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:35 pm Heritage Wealth planning.
Have 150 videos'. A lot of good information
no trying to sell you something.
I tried watching those for a while. Found the presenter too hard to take. Nice guy, probably, but not a skilled presenter.
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Primitive Technology. By far my favorite YouTube channel. Run by a guy in Australia who bought some land in the woods. From the description:

"Primitive technology is a hobby where you build things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. These are the strict rules: If you want a fire, use a fire stick - An axe, pick up a stone and shape it - A hut, build one from trees, mud, rocks etc."

One of the great things about the channel is there is absolutely no dialog, nothing spoken. Turn captions on for descriptions about what's happening, that's it.
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Abstract artists:
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Blondihacks (machining)
The History Guy: History deserves to be remembered
Forgotten weapons (guns and history)
Way Out West Blow-in blog (homesteading in Ireland)
3Blue1Brown (Math)
Crime Pays but Botany doesn't (Botany).
Cody's Lab (Chemistry and Ecology).
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YouTube channels I watch daily:

Kripparrian
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FLORENCIO
Cdew

Nick’s Strength and Power
Larry Wheels

CNBC Make It

Spiritual Mind
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Macbrother wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:17 pm Kurzgesagt - Top notch quality science.
Epic History TV - The best in its class for European/Western history.
Historia Civilis - No better channel on the late Roman Republic.
Caspian Report - A nuanced, objective view of modern geopolitics covering a wide range of countries.
PBS Eons / PBS Spacetime - more top notch quality science, often covering current, evolving discoveries.
Ben Felix - Modern Finance.
Thanks for the short summaries -- they really incentivize to check the channels out.

Several members have mentioned Kurzgesagt: PolyMatter is a similar channel that you may find interesting.
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Best Ever Food Review Show - youtube version of Andrew Zimmern but better.
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hulburt1 wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:35 pm Heritage Wealth planning.
Have 150 videos'. A lot of good information
no trying to sell you something.
I watch his videos as well, I like the fact that he doesn't try to do fancy videos. That said, his political posts can be very... Entertaining
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Another one I forgot to mention:
AvE - funny (NSFW language) tool and appliance tear-down/reviews, welding, machining, and various other things

Got some good suggestions here!
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Viva La Dirt League
Nintendo Switch and game related channels
Some channels where they show local shows
Lots of game lore channels as well
Once in a while I watch Charisma on Command
And some cooking channel where to compare different grade of food etc.
That's about it I guess.
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I was never much into YouTube until it was easily accessible on my Firesticks. It is so much more pleasurable to watch on a tv compared to on my phone or computer. I am not going to list specific channels, but most correspond directly with my interests. Sometimes videos are recommended that I had no idea I would be interested in but am. Most of the channels I watch have to do with construction, design, architecture, cooking, bbq, comedy, technology, etc. I find new channels through recommendations in YouTube which tend to be pretty good.
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Kraig Adams great hikes around the world. Beautiful scenery and inspirational.
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Rick Steve's has a bunch of good travel videos on his channel.
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What are you favorites YouTube channels relating to personal finance?
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