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05-04-2021, 09:52   #1
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Interesting youtube channels

Youtube doesn't seem to be offering up anything of interest of late for me, so anybody got any recommendations?

I'd recommend project blinky if you haven't watched it.
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Youtube doesn't seem to be offering up anything of interest of late for me, so anybody got any recommendations?

I'd recommend project blinky if you haven't watched it.
Tom Scott does interesting bite size videos usually between three and eight minutes.
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Sideprojects, business blaze, top tenz....all by the same guy. Can be very interesting.
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I've largely stopped watching videos from guys like the one above, who are purely making videos based on trends, and really they're just presenters with no expertise.

Some people like Tom Scott and Smarter Every Day do have the credibility to make videos on a wide range of subjects because they actually go out and meet the people involved and see the things they talk about.
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I find Mr Ballens channel very interesting despite the cheesy pictures that show up like below. Some fascinating events told in story format.




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“Pakistani Truck” they rebuild and update standard trucks using basic tools, manual processes and no health and safety. (Similar page, Pakistani trucks, not to be confused)

“The Skills”, basic small scale production using old and basic tools
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"Rob Gavagan" - true crime based about serial killers/dissapearances etc.


"Dead Meat" - If you like horror films he does kill counts that count each kill from movies. Hes pretty funny and it could kill like 20 minutes, he throws in behind the scenes details aswell.
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I like science and maths...but they have a lot of interesting popular science videos and things that relate to everyday life.

Also, Ozzy Man Reviews is always worth a a watch.
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If you have a proper interest in something, I'd recommend the Great Courses Plus. Try the trial. If it's good enough for Bill Gates, it's good enough for me.

I watched a 12-hour series on the Rise of the Roman Republic by a professor in the US and it was excellent. You wouldn't get anything close to it on YT.
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I like science and maths...but they have a lot of interesting popular science videos and things that relate to everyday life.

Also, Ozzy Man Reviews is always worth a a watch.
Yeah +1 on Ozzy Man just stumbled across his channel a week ago hes funny and video's are short.
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I religiously watch 'that chapter', it's an Irish guy who tells largely american murder stories.

I presume you have heard of bald and bankrupt? He seems to have a lot of interest garnered on boards
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Curious Droid is quite good for short 10 minute long videos on space and aerospace related things.he explains concepts quiet well.
https://youtube.com/channel/UC726J5A0LLFRxQ0SZqr2mYQ

Deadliest Roads on the "Free Documentary" channel are also worth a watch.
https://youtube.com/c/FreeDocumentary
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For me, it's mostly science or history-based channels:

PBS Spacetime (Astrophysics)

PBS Terra (current geoscience),

PBS Eons (Paleontology)

Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder (Astrophysics)

Dr. Becky (Astrophysics)

Drachinifel (Naval History)

Joe Scott

Wendover Productions (Transport & Logistics Docs)

Half as Interesting (Wendover on Drugs...)

Mustard (Extremely high quality vehicle documentaries)

Storied (Literature, another PBS Channel)

Mr Mobile (Gadgets, mobile tech)

Most of my other channel subscriptions are German language, but the above should keep you busy for a while.
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I've largely stopped watching videos from guys like the one above, who are purely making videos based on trends, and really they're just presenters with no expertise.

Some people like Tom Scott and Smarter Every Day do have the credibility to make videos on a wide range of subjects because they actually go out and meet the people involved and see the things they talk about.
I see where you are coming from, for me, it matters not a fcuk when I am just wasting a bit of time before bed. Credibility isn't necessary for light entertainment purposes.

I have also been watching Tom Scott for years, a magnificent man! I also watch Pawn Stars on Youtube....forgive my lowbrow-ness.
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Mark Rober if you like science/electronic for pranks home-made gadgets and other creative uses.

Glitter and stink bombing thieves who steal packages


Squirrel obstacle course in the back garden
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