What's your favorite "Learn something new" video channel off YouTube?

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What's your favorite "Learn something new" video channel off YouTube?

For a long while I would catch videos on the “SciShow” channel, pretty much keeping up on a regular basis… but then, I don’t know, just fell out of keeping up. There’s tons of videos that Hank Green has hosted and produced over the past 10 years. You can really go down rabbit holes watching them. Lots of fun when you’re bored and need a distraction. There’s few that I’d call duds. At one point, Hank couldn’t keep up with doing it alone, so he started with some alternate hosts. This one hipster dude he had as his first was very awkward and I didn’t take to him. I think that’s when I stopped. But then I came back later, as Hank started doing more again. The hipster dude got better, but I think he eventually moved on. There are some other alternates. But again, I just didn’t find myself drawn to the channel as much as I was in the early years.

V-Sauce is amazing. Michael Stevens has a very intense, animated persona and he’s quite brilliant. The show took off, but then Mike got fixated with monetizing and so much of the good content is no longer free. Ad revenue just wasn’t enough, unfortunately.

Lately though, I discovered Joe Scott and his “Answers with Joe” series. REALLY excellent content. His shows are so well produced and do some nice deep dives into fascinating subjects. You have to set aside a good bit of time as his shows typically run about 20 minutes, as opposed to 6 minutes for SciShow.
Here’s one I just caught recently that I found very informative:

What’s your favorite YouTube video channel for learning things?

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Ah yes, I was going to add TechnologyConnections for sure, but someone beat me to it Big Smile Such “random” but oh so interesting topics, I love it!

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This is really cool. Thanks for sharing. Amazing how innovative is that soda can engineering. I wonder if this is the absolute pinnacle of perfection or if it has room for further optimization.
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Okay so this might be “controversial” but I’ll post it anyway: I really like some/most of the documentaries of Vice, saw a really interesting piece on Cobalt mining recently for example. Sure sometimes it feels like there is a certain “agenda” in some of the videos but one just has to look through that Smile

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Things I learned from MrBallen videos:

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Don’t go into the woods, or you’ll die.

Don’t go exploring mine shafts, abandoned warehouses, etc., or you’ll die.

Don’t go hiking/skiing/snowboarding/hunting/etc. in the wild, or you’ll die.

Don’t climb down chimneys, into crawl-spaces, into air-ducts, etc., or you’ll die.

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Mr. Ballen has really good presentation skills. I watched the first 2 videos. Informative, entertaining stuff. Thanks, LB.

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Technically not “learn something new”, unless you participate in these particular hobbies:
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he gets kind of “preachy” sometimes,
but fast-forward is my friend.

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Speaking of which, this was pretty awesome…

He’s also got some good docs.

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