Favorite youtube channels?

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m2marti wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:56 pm I've used YouTube to get into woodworking. It's amazing what is out there, how much I've learned, and how much it's encouraged me to build new things.

I've found a number of good channels over the past few years. I've subscribed to most and just watch when a video looks interesting.

Woodworking: (not necessarily in any order)
Stumpy Nubs (some of the most useful content, IMO)
Mike Farrington (some of the best videos)
April Wilkerson
Woodworkers Guild of America
Jay Bates
Jon Peters
Paul Sellers
The Wood Whisperer
Dan Pattison
THISisCarpentry
GuysWoodshop
Matthias Wandel
Izzy Swan
Make Something
Search "Simple Cabinet Construction with Gary Striegler". I've watched it several times, taught me a number of other good tricks.
A great list. One I might add is Marius Hornberger https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn7lav ... qmEEBT6NyA , especially if you're interested in shop-made tools and equipment. He's an engineering student, and it shows. His work is extremely precise and meticulous.
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Enter "funny cats" in search box.
Watch one after another, for as long as I like.

"Chef John" is very entertaining. I have tried a few of his recipes, but they are heavy on technique and you will not master them on the first try. He's also too heavy on the cayenne.

Listen to music via Youtube. Many favorite songs have music videos I never knew existed.
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If you're bearded then you will enjoy DanC Bearded :happy
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Dan Lok
GaryVee
The Stradman
Doug Demuro
RevMatchTv
Life of Palos
Secureteam10
EverythingApplePro
Unbox Therapy
The infographics show
Searching Through The FiRE
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Joint the 9 year old army, subscribe to Pewdiepie!
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Charles Dowding, the best vegetable gardener on YouTube.
He has the added benefit of having a very calming way of speaking

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB1J6s ... h7q0O2WJBg
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Kara and Nate: A young couple traveling to 100 countries
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ijq8 ... x8OH12dUSw
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Considering this is an investing forum, I'm surprised no one has mentioned financial YouTube channels. Some of my favorites are:

Dave Ramsey
Mike Rosehart
Wealth Hacker - Jeff Rose
Chris Hogan
Graham Stephen
Joseph Hogue
Nate O-Brien
Devin Carroll
Next Level Life
Our Rich Journey
SeedTime Money
Two Cents
Mike and Lauren
Retirement Answer Man

I also subscribe to most of the woodworking videos already mentioned here.

Answers with Joe Scott is a great science based channel also.
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^^^ good idea
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Goonzsquad: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwO_xo ... 4kZSxFO5mA

These young guys buy totaled, high end cars, and rebuild them. They are the kind of young people you can cheer for!

Their cat Thomas is a YouTube hit!
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Someone recently sent me a link to Rick Beato's "What Makes This Song Great" video series.

It's a really engaging series of videos where he dissects songs into their constituent tracks and provides commentary and history.
LINK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFisOTD ... _&index=34

The link points to episode 36 on Yes - Roundabout (I learned several interesting nuggets about that song that I didn't know), and links to the rest of the videos are in the right-side window

and if you want to be truly amazed, check this series of videos of his young son Dylan demonstrating his perfect pitch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i3R7Pn0jjg
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TxAg wrote: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:36 pm We don't have cable so I find myself watching a lot of online content when I'm not wrangling kids or reading.

What are some of your preferred youtube channels? I need some new content.

We have a thread about movies so this doesn't seem inappropriate here.
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^^^ nope

Haha
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Came across one I really enjoy: Essential Craftsman
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If you're into history:

Epic History TV

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvPXiK ... q-80vpgmKQ

I should note that these are condensed educational sessions, not a historical-based TV show. But if you can enjoy that kind of thing (I do) then they are very well done.
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Still not in any channels, but watched a lot of interesting/informative/entertaining videos on Youtube.

- The Aamazing Randi" or James Randi exposing various types of fraud/deception - faith healers, preachers of the "Gospel of Prosperity", psychics, and so on.

- Faith Healers - often the same as below - "entertaining"

- Preachers of the "Gospel of Prosperity" - often the same as above "entertaining"

- Historical videos on such topics as the great and successful deceptions by the Allies of the Nazis in World War II. The Allies, for example, convinced the Nazis that the D-Day (anniversary this week) invasion would not be at Normandy. Also, "Operation Mincemeat" where the Nazis were fooled into believing that the Allies would invade Greece - not Sicily.

- Waiting for next season of "Dr Pimple-popper"

- I also like some of the "Pranks" videos - often NSFW :)
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TxAg wrote: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:36 pm We don't have cable so I find myself watching a lot of online content when I'm not wrangling kids or reading.

What are some of your preferred youtube channels? I need some new content.

We have a thread about movies so this doesn't seem inappropriate here.
If you are into running (especially trail running), check out “The Ginger Runner” for shoe/gear reviews, and films about running. I’ve purchased many pairs of trail running shoes based on his reviews, and he hasn’t steered me wrong yet.
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If you speak Spanish: Luisito comunica

Over 23 million subscribers and in a short period of time Luisito has become one of the most famous people in Latin America thanks to his success with this channel. A combination of interesting travel videos around the world and videos about Mexico. He is truly an epic talent. He will also be the voice of Sonic in the Spanish version of the upcoming eponymous movie. He talks quite clearly so you don't necessarily have to be fluent to enjoy his videos.
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Scotty Kilmer for car advice.
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Great ideas here! I'll add The Katering Show which features two Australian women and their misadventures in the kitchen. I also love Honest Trailers which gives hysterical commentary over an extended movie highlight reel. The trailers often contain spoilers.
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I have been viewing Bon Appetit lately:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BonAppetitDotCom/videos

The early "From the Test Kitchen" videos tended to be over-produced, tightly edited, no nonsense, with background music. As time went along, they loosened up considerably. No music, goofing around, drive-bys from other people in the kitchen, that sort of thing.

My favorite is Claire Saffitz (originally from St. Louis, yay).
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I’ll add my votes for Smarter Every Day, Numberphile, 3Blue1Brown, and America’s Test Kitchen (What’s Eating Dan, especially).

I’ll add Practical Engineering, The Engineer Guy, Wendover Productions, Tom Scott, and Technology Connections.

On the other end of the spectrum, Epic Rap Battles of History
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Another channel I like is Emmy Made in Japan:

https://www.youtube.com/user/emmymadeinjapan/videos

She eats (sometimes cooks) various things. In spite of her appearance and the channel name, she's not Japanese.

She has another channel that is mostly about her adventures in beekeeping:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQjEdA ... 8eg/videos

She usually tends the hives with no gloves or jacket.

Comments go like:

"Don't you ever get stung?"
"All the time."
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Any Bill Burr stand up or late night appearance is worth watching.
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Some more woodworking/tinkering channels that haven't been mentioned:

Matthias Berger https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjAX3G ... tR6yqZr53g
Jeremy Fielding https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_SLth ... -dmsFgmJVg

I like to browse through the "channels" tab on channels I subscribe to, where the author lists their favorite channels. Sometimes these channels will show up in my recommended feed, but sometimes I'll stumble upon an entirely new channel this way. For example, see

Matthias Berger's favorite channels https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjAX3G ... g/channels
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Travel:

Bald and Bankrupt
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxDZs_ ... FDHT6kmoXA

The title says it all. The producer visits developing countries and is extremely entertaining. It proves you don't have to be wealthy or have hair to enjoy life to the fullest!
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Another vote for South Main Auto Repair. Eric is a fantastic diagnostician. Also if there's no one better to watch if one wants to attempt brake repairs.
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racy wrote: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:23 am I like listening to these guys debate with creationists/religious types:
Christopher Hitchens
Richard Dawkins
Matt Dillahunty
Sam Harris
Great selection. I love watching Dawkins speak, so very smart.
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  • Athlean-X - solid, well researched fitness info.
  • Medlife Crisis - a wickedly funny cardiologist talks about medicine and science topics.
  • Luisito Comunica. Better than any of what passes for Spanish language TV today.
Yes, I’m really that pedantic.
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Listening to Jack Bogle on YouTube calms me down when i get nervous about the stock market and the state of the economy.
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quantAndHold wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:03 pm
[*]Medlife Crisis - a wickedly funny cardiologist talks about medicine and science topics.
Oh, thanks for this one. Outstanding.
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Twosetviolin...a good dose of music and foolishness with two very talented violinists.
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I stumbled across Professor Julius Sumner Miller

His videos from the late 60's showcase physics and are typically ~15 mins long. I can't stop watching.
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Undecided with Matt Ferrell

Exploring how technology impacts our lives

This fellow has a high degree of interest in everything from EV, next generation power generation, solar everything, and smart home technology. Lots of how to and gear reviews for home technology and follow ups on his own experiences with things like solar power, Tesla cars etc.
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South Main Auto
Brian’s How to automotive
Justin Dow
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It was Tennis Channel until they dropped it :annoyed
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Chris Fix - car repair

William Ng - woodworking

Marty T - loves getting old mechanical equipment up and running


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Foodgeek. Sourdough bread and some other cooking. "Experiment time!" Frequently does controlled experiments varying one variable in the recipe or procedure.

Tech Ingredients where a very knowledgeable guy who seems to know just about everything about every aspect of science and engineering. Diverse interesting stuff.

Stand-up Maths Matt Parker's channel about various math things, always entertaining.
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Essential Craftsman is my new joy.

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Halicar wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:13 pm
m2marti wrote: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:56 pm I've used YouTube to get into woodworking. It's amazing what is out there, how much I've learned, and how much it's encouraged me to build new things.

I've found a number of good channels over the past few years. I've subscribed to most and just watch when a video looks interesting.

Woodworking: (not necessarily in any order)
Stumpy Nubs (some of the most useful content, IMO)
Mike Farrington (some of the best videos)
April Wilkerson
Woodworkers Guild of America
Jay Bates
Jon Peters
Paul Sellers
The Wood Whisperer
Dan Pattison
THISisCarpentry
GuysWoodshop
Matthias Wandel
Izzy Swan
Make Something
Search "Simple Cabinet Construction with Gary Striegler". I've watched it several times, taught me a number of other good tricks.
A great list. One I might add is Marius Hornberger https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn7lav ... qmEEBT6NyA , especially if you're interested in shop-made tools and equipment. He's an engineering student, and it shows. His work is extremely precise and meticulous.
And the best of them all: Rob Cosman

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After a one-year hiatus, the channel Clickspring https://www.youtube.com/c/Clickspring/featured is active again, continuing his project of crafting a reproduction of the Antikythera Mechanism
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Home Renovision
Mr Build It
Matt Risinger (home building)
Project Farm (testing tools, batteries, oils, etc.)
Rogue Engineer
Big Living, Tiny Space
Never Too Small
Anes Yimazer (tour houses I could never afford)
This Old House
Lidia Bastianch
Bon Appetit
Babish
Andrew Zimmern
Steve the Bartender
Tasty (though much silly clickbait)
America's Test Kitchen
Food52
Not Another Cooking Show
Serious Eats
Joshua Weisman
Byron Talbot
House & Home
Hank's True BBQ
Food Wishes (Chef John)
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Great flying video

Martin Pauly https://www.youtube.com/user/martinpauly
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