Would be interested in what other people are watching and what other cool channels are out there.
EEVBlog (David L. Jones)
Likes to take things apart and people send him things, but he is a great teacher and gives an amazing does of theory and design practice, and (very rare!) his electronics design knowledge spans part and practice back to the early 1970s.
Famous for his teardowns of the most ludircous and trashy designs, he's a maverick experimenter who plods along and pokes and prods and touches things he shouldn't, just like you would.
Apple engineers are first rate also, but they've been dis-incentivized to do anything that would make affordable component level repair part of the life cycle, its parts distributed widely enough to be accessible, and technicians (factory trained or otherwise) capable, Unless this corporate approach FAILS spectacularly in the end, the human race is heading into a cul de sac of evolution by having its most essential technologies hanging by tiny threads. Some day Apple will decline and their newer technology will all be in the landfill... and Rossman will still be repairing last-generation boards.
But... by failing to make things repairable and removing whole customer care layers from their business plan, Apple has managed to bring prices down! That's a joke BTW
* Game Maker's Toolkit -- in depth analysis of game mechanics and game design (from a journalist / player perspective, not so much a technical one -- though he does host yearly game jams -- my point-and-type entry last year was https://vgel.itch.io/themengi </shameless plug>)
* NativLang -- (Mostly comparative / descriptive) linguistics videos
* Historia Civilis -- very in-depth takes on (mostly ancient) history, military, & politics
* Clickspring -- professional clockmaker, has a series of him building a mechanical clock, and is currently working on a series of him recreating the Antikythera Mechanism with investigations into the original construction methods
* This Old Tony -- videos on hobby machine shop projects
* Steve1989MREInfo -- showcases old military MREs, talks about their design / development, and eats & reviews them... including 40+ year old ones. It sounds weird, but it's strangely interesting and calming.
Strange Parts - interesting electronics
Electroboom - blows up interesting electronics
Mark Rober - ex NASA engineer, builds cool stuff
Finish Carpentry TV - gives info on finish carpentry
Jay Bates - Woodworking - good woodworker
SmarterEveryDay - interesting science topics
Bald and Bankrupt - explores Russia and other countries
Curious Droid - NASA history
Bosnianbill - lockpicking
LEMMiNO - general documentaries
Cody'sLab - chemistry
Mustie1 - small engine repair
Matt Risinger - newer building trends
The Wood Whisperer - woodworking
Project Farm - tests products (oil, fuel, etc) against each other
bigclivedotcom - examines / fixes electronics
NileRed is far better (in content, video/lighting quality and Editing). His newer channel NileBlue shows him safely cleaning up and what not.
And he's not currently going through what appears to be a mental breakdown. Cody had the feds come out to his property after he posted several questionable videos (like rushing through an airport talking about blowing himself up, showing all of the radioactive ore and yellow cake he has just laying around, showing videos of jars of poison next to his canned food at home etc) and had his girlfriend leave him around which time he started being super mopey on his channel and wearing chainmail everywhere and using mercury as mouthwash.
That tends to happen.
I often wonder what enables people to leave such scathing reviews of someone else's work. Reviewers like you had nothing to do with the production or promotion of videos and often don't pay anything to watch them. If a user feels a channel is going awry, they have no resistance to belittling the creator and doing so with a total lack of empathy.
Sure the anonymity is a huge factor that doesn't make someone care enough to write about it. It's as if you felt a sense of ownership in Cody'sLab and he let you down when he began to display the negative affects of his real live in the videos he created.
Your feeling of ownership over something you have done nothing to earn is entitlement. YT creators are just people and they don't get paid a lot. They are constantly chasing an algorithm created within a labyrinth for which they have they have no control over. They feel they need to create and post weekly or they will be penalized. Once they achieve Internet influencer status they find it is a very lonely depressing place to be and everyone watching has demands yet provides no money and no help to create. It's frankly disgusting to see people behave this way.
In this video Cody'sLab clearly spells out that he's going through a hard time in his life. He's allowed to be human. If you don't like it just move on and shut your mouth. Have some dignity and allow others around you to reclaim or maintain their dignity and self-respect.
Possibly some sort of internet-enabled device running a web browser?
"Reviewers like you had nothing to do with the production or promotion of videos and often don't pay anything to watch them."
That's true of practically all reviewers of every product/service ever. In fact, if they were involved in any way it would deserve some sort of "vested interest" warning. It's also true of much of the content on youtube.
"It's as if you felt a sense of ownership in Cody'sLab and he let you down when he began to display the negative affects of his real live in the videos he created....Your feeling of ownership over something you have done nothing to earn is entitlement."
I don't see that in the original comment at all. They just seem to prefer channel 1 over channel 2, and gave a reason ("..shows him safely cleaning up and what not.."). What's wrong with that?
If one is producing youtube videos for fun, and finds it no fun, they should stop. Likewise, if they're doing it for money and not making enough money, stop. No-one's forcing them to do it. Nobody owes them anything. There are a million other channels out there, and i'm grateful to the OP and everyone else in this thread for pointing them out.
Cody literally had federal agents come to his house and search it after some of his highly questionable videos involving radioactive materials, commercial explosives and homemade (highly unstable) explosives.
He literally power-walked through a busy airport recording himself talking about blowing himself up in one video (referencing his 'prank' video where he 'blew himself up', not that all the people he was rushing past were likely to know that).
He literally used liquid mercury as mouthwash in a recent video.
He literally showed his shelf of canned food with his row of home made poisons and toxic substances.
He's had several videos lately where he's showing textbook signs of clinical depression after his breakup and has ramped up his eccentric behavior even more since, like wearing chainmail in public and ranting about the government and YouTube being against him.
I’m not aware of any other staged footage, but I’d be interested to hear if there is any.
Mustard - great videos about the history of notable vehicles - mostly planes, with a couple of trains. Mixture of historical footage and great animation.
Journey to the Microcosmos - very new channel, basically little nature documentaries about microorganisms.
Robert Miles - really great videos about AI safety - why it's important, what the cutting edge of research is etc.
Captain Disillusion - VFX breakdowns of hoax videos and some explanations of video technology. His channel also hosts videos of a couple of his talks, which are excellent.
Tom Scott - five minute videos from interesting places, plus some layman level programming topics.
Jay Foreman - mostly maps and politics combined with British humour.
TechAltar - Tech company strategy discussion - some normie topics, but some interesting insights as well.
Internet Historian - very well made videos about significant events in 'Internet Culture'. Famous/signifant 4chan raids, cons that went badly and other misc stuff like Fyre festival and the launch of Fallout 76 that spawned a lot of discussion and memes. Definitely not for everyone.
I'm not sure whether you'd consider review channels educational but if you do then I like:
LinusTechTips, MKBHD, Dave2D, Jenny Nicholson, Ralphthemoviemaker
Smarter Every Day
Half as Interesting
Produce Like A Pro
J M Archer
Mix With The Masters
This Guy Edits
But it didn't take long to notice that his presentations of music theory are not done to help the listener understand music theory. They are done to show how terrifically smart Rick Beato is. I suspect a lot of his fans know enough music theory that they nod their heads at the parts they understand and it makes them feel good that they can follow. But it is terrible if you actually want to learn.
There are much better youtubers that present music theory that is conducive to learning.
Amarguitar for Phish guitar solo analysis and lessons: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP31spBZuvhmXf2gz9ugO8w
NardwuarServiette - idiosyncratic and over-researched interviews with musicians of all kinds
matthias wandel - canadian engineer and one of youtube's early wood working wizards
sam johnson - voice teacher analyzes vocal performances
practical engineering - civil engineering videos
Hand Tool Rescue - old tool rebuilds
mr. chickadee - handtool woodcraft and traditional building techniques
RegularCars - sassy and knowledgeable reviews of regular cars
Adam Ragusea (cooking) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9_p50tH3WmMslWRWKnM7dQ
Tom Scott https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBa659QWEk1AI4Tg--mrJ2A
Smarter Every Day https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6107grRI4m0o2-emgoDnAA
Minute Earth https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiYXex_fwgYDonaTcSIk6w
Minute Physics https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUHW94eEFW7hkUMVaZz4eDg
You suck at cooking https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCekQr9znsk2vWxBo3YiLq2w
Savage Geese - Long form in-depth car reviews.
Rich Rebuilds - Guy rebuilds decommissioned Teslas.
Joe Rogan Experience - Longform interviews.
PBS SpaceTime - Quantum Physicist explains astrophysics.
Scott Manley - Everything space travel.
Joe Scott - Science for the masses.
SciShow - Science for the masses.
French Guy Cooking - French cooking.
FortNine - Motorcycle advice and reviews.
Bon Appetit - Cooking.
mtmwood - Making Chess and cutting boards.
kobeomsuk - Japanese handmade furniture.
Tom Scott - Applied Science.
SteveMould - Physics explanations.
Hudson Henry Photography - Photography.
Rick Beato - Music theory.
What I've Learned - Diet and Nutrition.
How To Drink - Cocktail mixology.
Firebox Stove - Camping cooking.
Forty Times Around - Motorcycle camping.
Stock & Barrel Co - Making leather apparel.
Thomas Heaton - Landscape Photography.
Simon Baxter - Landscape Photography.
WiseCrack - Film Theory.
The Film Theorists - Movie breakdowns.
Rare Earth - Sociology.
- Woodworking for mere mortals, it's a series that goes into detail about basic things for beginner woodworkers.
- PBS Spacetime, they cover astronomy and cosmology at a nice level for educated laypeople.
Computerphile, general CS topics and computing history: https://www.youtube.com/user/Computerphile
Biographics, 20-minute biographies of historical figures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnDI2sdehVm1zm_LmUHsjQ
Intelligence Squared, long-form structured debates on current-day issues: https://www.youtube.com/user/iqsquared
Edge Precision - heavy duty CNC machinist
Essential Craftsman - construction, tools, etc. Has a great new series where he is walking through the entire construction of a home, dubbed the "spec house"
Frank Howarth - woodworking
Matthewmatosis - long-form video game analysis
NurdRage - incredibly interesting high level chemistry (to me at least). Has a really great series where he finds a new way to make Sodium Metal.
RR Buildings - post-frame construction, tool reviews
This Old Tony - machining, welding. Very funny!
Vancouver Carpenter - mostly drywall tips. Offers very clear explanations of how to do various drywall jobs
Standupmaths with Matt Parker, inventor of the famous "Parker Square"
Ben Eater : Electronics, breadboards, computer logic.
Astronogeek (in French) : astronomy. He also debunks UFO and crop circle stuff.
Example: There was a video about dithering not so long ago which basically boils down to "Well, if 2 of 2 pixels are black you perceive it as black, and if there is 0 of 2 black, it's white, and in between it's gray ..." The actual methods used (e.g. Floyd, Stucki etc.) and how they work? Not really.
Boris (search: boris kvass) this guy cooks Russian food, and is quite funny.
Then I suggest Herbert Gross teaching Linear Algebra at MIT (they dont have such teachers anymore).
I also like the charming Python lady at Socratica.
And if you want to learn about Islam (and not the fake narrative imposed by MSM) Mufti Menk is a good source. You can learn about who Moslems really are, as opposed to the propaganda that is going on now with the "terrorism" circus.
Finally, Talos Principle game walkthrough by Derek Banas is good fun if you are into logic and games.
kiwami japan teaches a lot about various material properties without saying a single word: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3qsVzHeUt5_cPpcRtoaJQ)
PolyMatter is really good at economics and politics: (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgNg3vwj3xt7QOrcIDaHdFg)
Guitar and other music channels:
Rob Scallon (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyDZai57BfE_N0SaBkKQyXg)
- Rebel Wisdom
- Fresh Out - Life After The Penitentiary
- Living Big In A Tiny House
- TrueFood TV
Though mostly satirical rather than actually educational lessons, I've recently found it to be an amazing channel.
Some of his videos are almost poetic.
They give an insight into Japanese culture and quirks.
He also offers actual classes via Patreon.
As for Apex Legends, I find that Frothy (https://www.youtube.com/user/FrothyOmen) has some great strategy and discussion videos.
For general gaming topics, can't go wrong with Raycevick (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1JTQBa5QxZCpXrFSkMxmPw). His "Years later" series of videos is a highlight.
https://www.youtube.com/user/foodandwinevideo - Jacques Pepin
https://www.youtube.com/user/BBQwithFranklin - Aaron Franklin
Leiden University, video series on Philosophy of the Humanities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4ChzesrWKI&list=PLPeStI124d...
Computer Chronicles, TV show on computer technology from the 80s and 90s: https://www.youtube.com/user/ComputerChroniclesYT/videos
Peter Thiel's talks and interviews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3ObfUE2qbhzkC11v0WQtQg/vid...
Best of Startup Secrets featuring Michael Skok: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxpB5Hi17Tp2cAs_OoRZS...
* CGPGrey - 10 minutes long explanations about some topic
* Seytonic - General security and electronic channel
* LiveOverflow - Computer security and software
* FunFunFunction - Functional programming and other CS topics
* GamersNexus - Most in depth computer hardware reviews on Youtube
* Actually Hardcore Overclocking (BuildZoid) - Hardware analyses
* Todd V - Seduction / Social Skills
Ands lot's that people have already talked about like PolyMatter, Louis Rossman, Tom Scott, Brady Haran's Channels (Numberphile, Periodic Table...), and much more...
Of course this is Youtube, so anybody who blindly copies anything there is asking for trouble.
Also, for random contraptions/robots Michael Reeves delivers hilarious content
The best thing is that he repeats experiments to verify the concepts he is exploring. It seems to still be in its infancy, it could benefit from practical improvements, such as including links to parts, as well as professional video editing, but the content is really strong.
It is a channel devoted to historical events(mostly wars) and it is very on point and entertaining. With only 10+ videos out, it has already gotten 2 millions + subscribers.
His basisc series is what has essentially been teaching me how to cook, and the binging series is great for getting some inspiration.
Isaac Arthur - Futurism (A must for any Sci-fi fan)
Astrum - Astronomy (easy astronomy!)
Redlettermedia - Film reviews (Rambling. Incredibly bad puns. Acquired taste)
Baldandbankrupt - Amazing travel blog
Videogamedunkey - Game reviews (and occasionally a song)
Food Busker - Food (recipes & learning about different types of food like Ramen / Beef etc)
RaggtagGamer - Apex Legends Gutter-tier gamer (since you mentioned apex)
Jamie Windsor (photography) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxCFQfO05RinX6x_r5VVuiA
The Crafsman SteadyCraftin (various crafting techniques, mostly around making small models and casts) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzsjHlc0WRwZYwlinsmtM4w
For cooking I was watching Alex the French Guy but his channel fell into content that's a bit too formulaic for me: https://www.youtube.com/user/FrenchGuyCooking
I'm watching Binging with Babesh and picking up some tips from that.
My contribution is a vintage stuff restoration channel called My Mechanics. No verbal explanations of what he's doing, just some subtitles where necessary, and I find this really helps me focus on what he's doing with his hands while restoring these bits.
Eastory - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCElybFZ60Hk1NSjgCf7I2sg - History channel focused on Easter Europe and WW2 (for now); very similar with Historia Civilis, which has already been mentioned here; their animated maps of WW2 or mind-blowing; highly recommended
High Pressure Aviation Films - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCopOnltjd_os9EhR0nE_tSA - cockpit video recordings of takeoffs/landings from various planes and airports; they include airport maps, radio traffic and subtitles (the guys are French)
Historia Civilis - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_vLHiWVBh_FR9vbeuiY-A - already mentioned here, very nice history channel
J Utah - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBcVQr-07MH-p9e2kRTdB3A - the guy drives through downtown of major cities, especially from USA/Canada, but also Europe; I guess you learn about other cities in these videos :)
Kurzgesagt - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q - general channel about science
Nerdwriter1 - https://www.youtube.com/user/Nerdwriter1 - a channel about movies and art in general
Thanks for the other people that commented, I found some nice channels that I didn't know about!
* Periodic Videos (charming elemental chemistry)
* Kristen Dirksen (alternative living spaces)
* Practical Engineering (civil engineering)
* Kruggsmash (neat things to do in dwarf fortress, so you don't have to)
ELI5 on various Enterprise stacks.
* https://www.youtube.com/user/lefticus1 - C++ trivia, weekly short
* https://www.youtube.com/user/whatdamath - astronomy, daily 10 min
For "real science" with younger kids (or just non-sci/eng people), Kurzgesagt is wonderful.
And +1 for Minute Physics (previously mentioned).
Professor Leonard - math
NancyPi - math
EEVBlog - electronics / electrical engineering
3blue1brown - math
Lex Fridman - AI
* Self Sufficient Me (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJZTjBlrnDHYmf0F-eYXA3Q) – channel about gardening
* The Gaming Merchant (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz2_M6-NBgdiLvDOmlH074g) – great tutorials for Apex Legends
It's mostly run by Andy Pavlo, a professor at CMU. Full recordings with slides+notes of class lectures, and lots of talks by visiting lecturers. It's far and away the best resource I've found for learning about DB internals.
I'm a typical European with only basic training in the armed forces, no other gun relation, I believe in strict gun control, and yet — those videos are fascinating. All those different guns (he's an expert in black powder guns, muzzle-loaded), the monotonous readings from the chronograph, anecdotes and a really down-to-earth and a bit awkward presenter. It's a time sink I've been sucked into lately.
Futur - Not just a great resource on design but on how to run your own company.
However, this changes life in a negative way. It’s not just that YouTube is pumping out more videos that you would enjoy, it’s that YouTube is now pumping out more video content than you can watch which is vitally important. You have no choice but to be watching YouTube in your free time. It makes you a slave to the video feed. Not because you’re addicted, but because it’s the most effective way to build your information web. The economics demand that you be watching all the time. It’s another step in the direction of people being hacked into the matrix hive mind all the time because without the matrix hive mind one will only be left behind.
Boatbuilding: Acorn to Arabella, SV Seeker, Sampson Boat Co
Home building: Kris Harbour, Essential Craftsman, Matt Risinger, Matthew Cremona
Cooking: Pasta Grannies, Cheap Lazy Vegan, Maangchi, Alex the French Guy
Astronomy: Anton Petrov
Coder vlogs: ThinMatrix, Jonathan Blow
Esoteric Knowledge: Rev Jonathan Barlow Gee
e.g. Their episodes attempting to watercool 6 powerful PCs on a giant watercooling loop
brothersGreenEats ( cooking )
[Note: Even if you're not a guitarist, JHS's "The First Guitar Effects Ever" is an interesting watch.]
Tech channels that go in-depth on various topics:
GamersNexus, Actually Hardcore Overclocking, Computerphile, LiveOverflow
Shadiversity, The Armchair Historian
Bellular News, Digital Foundry
Guns and other weapons:
Traversy Media - All around amazing coding tutorials.
Level Up Tuts by Stolinski - Beat boy teaching us the ins and outs of web development
For engineering/machining - This Old Tony, AvE, Micheal Cthulhu
Watercolor by Shibasaki
Politics: Shaun, philosophytube, contrapoints
Food & Travel: Tabieats, mikey chen/strictly dumpling
Mountain Biking: seths bike hacks, bkxc
If you haven't checked out mountain biking youtube before I highly recommend it!
- Pete Thorn - amazing guy, although no lessons, he shows various effects and stuff!
- Ben Eller - His lesson about vibrato is a must-watch
- Rick Beato - Just plain amazing
- Adam Neely - If you want to delve REALLY deep into music theory
Helpful Vancouver Vet - How to be a better kitty father
EricTheCarGuy - DIY car stuff
Scotty Kilmer - DIY car stuff
50sKid - DIY car stuff
I Like To Make Stuff - Woodworking
Paul Sellers - Woodworking
Stumpy Nubs - Woodworking
Jason Turner - C++
Outside of coding, I've enjoyed Day9, Marginal Revolution and various interview shows with accomplished guests.
It touches on everything - math, biology, religion, philosophy, physics.
* Adam Neely
* Smarter Every Day
* AvE (only if you can laugh with a Drunk Canadian)
* Minute Physics
* Cody's Lab
fixing old junk/cars/bikes/engines - Mustie1 https://www.youtube.com/user/mustie1/videos?disable_polymer=...
fixing old electronic junk - The Post Apocalyptic Inventor https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDbWmfrwmzn1ZsGgrYRUxoA/vid...
old technology deep dives - Technology Connections https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0tKL1T7wFoYcxCe0xjN6Q/vid...
fixing electronics - The Workbench https://www.youtube.com/user/kore464/videos?disable_polymer=...
Terabit Lab https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRRTfkRDKqsI9FSXP1sc4kw/vid...
Laptop.In.UA Videochannel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHSBp0MiQDV-b1dQuS_BfA/vid...
STS Telecom https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC39yMXOL0ubFxLWwF1RwelA/vid...
iPad Rehab https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPjp41qeXe1o_lp1US9TpWA/vid...
welding aluminum - ПРАВКА,СВАРКА АЛЮМИНИЯ. Евгений Иванов https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_HZvxzC_PWvRKoFznYOfYw/vid...
Khan Academy - Maths
Kurzgesagt - ??
are the ones I can think of right now.
If you have any recommendations you think I'd enjoy please drop a reply.
* LiveOverflow (security/hacking/CTFs)
His Pwnie Island series is super fun and accessible for just about everyone about how to apply hacking concepts to a networked video game, with more in-depth other vids on smashing the stack, overflows, and lately, hacking JS engine.
* Tronics Fix (repairs)
He repairs broken consoles, especially modern eg. Switch / PS4 / XBone. If you're interested in repairability / how these things work inside it's pretty interesting.
* Helpful Vancouver Vet (pets)
Tips on how to look after your pet, with a general focus on cats, occasionally dogs.
* People Make Games (gaming industry background stories)
Stories on the stuff that goes on behind the games. How Neopets was owned by Scientologists. The history of a particular title. Shutdowns / layoffs at Blizzard / Telltale.
* Middle 8 (music)
Focus on particularly indie/alternative music - how influential albums were made, how up and coming stars are changing the landscape
* Marshall McGee (audio design)
He works for a AAA game developer. Focus on how to create engaging sound design, with a lean towards gaming, but also dipping into TV and movie audio design
* Modern Vintage Gamer (emulation/DRM/anti-piracy)
Vids go into detail on how different consoles, arcade boards etc. implement(ed) DRM and anti-piracy measures. Also works on his own homebrew stuff, so some vids on that like getting Diablo running on Switch.
* Summoning Salt (speedrun history)
Pick a game and run through the history of speedrunning a particular category in that game. How the record has progressed over time, major breakthroughs, glitches and the stories behind the records.