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I've been watching a lot of Daniel Greene lately

 


I watched a ton of MIgardener this summer

 

I follow Joe Rogan a lot, Haven't watched all his stuff.. holy crap he pumps out content.



I've also been cramming in a ton of Critical Role

 

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My most commonly watched channels on YouTube (which is the primary watching I do nowadays, way more of it than televison):


Collider Videos an entertainment news channel, as well as movie reviews (some television stuff as well). Collider has a dotcom as well, and a network of channels that can be found in there About section.

 

Cool Worlds is out of the Astronomy Department at Colombia Univerity with Professor David Kipping, presenting all sorts of cool astronomy and astrophysics stuff. 

 

CrashCourse was founded by John and Hank Green (the Vlogbrothers, see below). It has many many series that are, well, crash courses in various different topics. They don't go super in depth, but they give you a good overview or review of various subjects. Typically geared at high school or early college students, I still watch some of the courses (currently following the Crash Course European History) even though I'm well beyond that level of education. You can always find something new...

 

Daniel Greene what can I say? This "kid" frakking rocks! I've been watching him for months now, and I love his intelligent, insightful, knowledgeable and even wise thoughts and comments on various fantasy books and topics. If the show is a hit and online interest increases, Daniel's channel is gonna make him a freaking rock star!

 

DeepSkyVideos is just one several channels from Aussie YouTuber and filmmaker (now living in the UK) Brady Haran that I subscribe to. All of his channels are educational in subject, and this one focuses on astronomy.

 

Dr Becky is one of the scientists I first was introduced to through a Brady Haran video (I think it was a DeepSkyVideo actually, but not 100% positive). Dr Becky Smethurst is an astronomer at University of Oxford, and is pretty cool, really entertaining and good at getting her information across. And I love to giggle at her outtakes at the end of her videos 😁 .

 

Extra Credits is a channel I started following about a year ago, and it is another educational based channel. It started out geared towards people making video games, but then started making video series on history, which is its Extra History series, the stuff I watch. The have an awesome collection of playlists covering all sorts of periods in history. They also have an Extra Mythology series that is going on, but it isn't as good as the other stuff they do IMO. I still watch it though.

 

Hello Future Me does writing advice and literary analysis. He's young, but I like his videos (even if he relies a lot on anime 🤮).

 

Joe Scott Hey, guess what? Another educational channel! (Are you seeing a trend here?) Joe does "Answers with Joe" which is almost always science based stuff, but sometimes has history focused videos. He recently flew out to meet Andy Wier (author of The Martian) for an interview that can be found on his channel.

 

Kevin Smith Yes! That Kevin Smith. Silent Bob himself, but he ain't so silent! LOL. I love this man, and was really kinda freaked out when he had his heart attack last year. Sure, he isn't the greatest directors in Hollywood (he'll tell you that himself, about 5 times in his two hour show), but he is a great storyteller. He's been successful writing for both Marvel and DC after all, and has more podcasts/shows than I can count it seems. I habitually watch Fatman Beyond that he does with Marc Bernardin. Marc is a writer for television (Alphas, Castle Rock, Treadstone) and comics, a former Entertainment Editor at the LA Times as well as a journo at several different outlets over the years. Oh, and he is frakking brilliant. Kevin found a man smarter, funnier and better at coming up with a story and telling it than he is. From many of the comments I have seen on these videos, many people started watching for Kevin, but they return for Marc. Oh, and he was the recipient of an Inkpot Award at SDCC in 2018

 

Kings and Generals This channel uses cool graphics and narration to take the viewer through pivotal historical battles. They've even done a few battles from Game of Thrones.

 

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell A German made, English language science channel. Cool animation, cool topics, great presentation.

 

Nae'blis could be the other rockstar, along side Daniel Greene, if the show becomes as big of a hit as GoT was. Nae'blis, no real name given, focuses entirely on Wheel of Time, so his channel might actually take off more than Daniel's. Very knowledgeable, he's read the books way more than I have, that's for sure! Pretty affable personality, great sense of humor. What's not to like? I for one would totally be down for meeting this guy in person and hanging out with him and Daniel and talking SF/F for a few hours over coffee (or drinks if they want, I'll just nurse some pop). The two actually were in a video together not that long ago, actually.

 

nottinghamscience is another of Brady Haran's channels, made out of... you guessed it! the University of Nottingham, this time focusing on physics. 

 

Numberphile is easily Haran's most popular channel with over 3 million subs. Each video, one professor or another gets really nerdy about something dealing with math (or "maths" as they so incorrectly say over there in Britishland where they don't know how to speak American 😎😁), whether it is actually numbers or geometry or even topography. It always ties in somehow to mathematics. There's a Numberphile2 for the extra videos (deleted scenes basically).

 

Objectivity has Brady going to various places (most often the Royal Society of London) to present to us various treasures of science and history, from objects to manuscripts to archived video or audio. I've seen some amazing things, folks, amazing things. This has got to be my favorite of Brady Haran's channels, by far.

 

PBS Eons teaches about evolution, from the earliest forms of life found in the fossil record to early humans.

 

PBS Space Time has astrophysicist Dr Matt O'Dowd taking you through a concept in astrophysics one 15 minute segment at a time. Sometimes, I admit, it goes over my head. He starts throwing terms around that I have to pause and look up, but damn if Wikipedia doesn't just make it worse sometimes! But any SF and science geek needs to follow this channel ASAP.

 

SciShow and SciShow Space are two of the channels in John and Hank Green's network. Seems most of what I watch is either from the Green brothers of from Haran, huh? These two channels give short videos on something science related everyday in the case of the first, and once or twice a week in the case of the second.

 

Second Though does videos on random stuff, always informational/fact based. Warning: if your a science/fact denier and disbelieve in climate change, stay away from this channel.

 

Sixty Symbols is yet another channel from Brady Haran. This one is physics and astronomy both.

 

Star Wars the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Straight from LucasFilm.

 

Star Wars Explained the channel's name should be self explanatory. Alex and Molly Damon do videos every weekday on something in the Star Wars universe, and then a Q&A video on Saturdays. On Sunday they do a re-watch review of an episode of Clone Wars that they are watching in chronological order (as opposed to the order it aired in on Cartoon Network).

 

The Dusty Wheel is one I've recently subscribed to. Run by the guy who runs TheoryLand website. He does a talkshow type program each week, and currently they are doing their own adaptation of tEotW figuring out what they would cut and what they would keep.

 

Trekspertise mostly focuses on Star Trek stuff (reviews, analysis, deep dives into cultures and histories), but also does videos on other topics as well. His interests are all over the place (kinda like me, and I wager like many of you).

 

Vlogbrothers This is the channel Hank and John Green are primarily know for (outside of their book writing). Hank and John do videos "to each other" Tuesdays and Fridays, and various topics. Started on 1 January 2007 it has been going non-stop ever since and has over 33 million subscribers. Sure, that's not the largest or longest running channel, but not insignificant. This guys are at least worth looking into, check out the Wikipedia entry on the channel to get a full idea what it is about. 

 

Wheel of Time Theory is a fairly new channel focusing on the pretty obvious. Lots of speculation, but the guy sure digs digs digs. I'll give him credit for that. We'll see how accurate he is soon enough.

 

There are a handful (or more) of channels I didn't include, ones I just didn't feel worth mentioning or were posting so rarely it wouldn't matter. I hope someone finds at least one channel that interests them (well, beyond the Wheel of Time focused ones and Daniel Greene, those all of y'all should be subscribed to, ya know?)

 

 

PS: is everyone relieved I didn't put a sample video in for each channel like @SinisterDeath did?

Edited by imlad

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Damn that's a lot of youtube lol.  Never explored it too much - especially not to Imlad's degree.  I mostly just watch sport highlights from the games the day before that I missed or occasionally a lecture of some sort.  I'll have to check some of those out - I kind of always assumed youtube was mostly full of popculture bull****, makeup tips, or children posting shoddy song covers.

 

I do love Joe Rogan amd like @SinisterDeath said, he is insanely prolific.  I've listened to some fascinating interviews with Jordan Peterson, Forrest Galante, and many more. 

 

These days I'm pretty much only consuming Fantasy Footballers podcasts though.

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1 hour ago, Krakalakachkn said:

I do love Joe Rogan amd like @SinisterDeath said, he is insanely prolific.  I've listened to some fascinating interviews with Jordan Peterson, Forrest Galante, and many more. 

From a social, political, sports, and comedy perspective, the dudes had everyone from all sides on his show.

 

Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro (I can't stand the last two), ton of MMA fighters, and other people from other sports, Feminists, Alex Jones, Roseanne (The last two are absolutely crazy people), Polly Shore. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. A person can literally go to his channel, type a name and see if someone they want to hear talk for 4 hours is on his show. :Wink:

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On 10/21/2019 at 7:19 PM, Krakalakachkn said:

Damn that's a lot of youtube lol.  Never explored it too much - especially not to Imlad's degree.  I mostly just watch sport highlights from the games the day before that I missed or occasionally a lecture of some sort.  I'll have to check some of those out - I kind of always assumed youtube was mostly full of popculture bull****, makeup tips, or children posting shoddy song covers.

 

I do love Joe Rogan amd like @SinisterDeath said, he is insanely prolific.  I've listened to some fascinating interviews with Jordan Peterson, Forrest Galante, and many more. 

 

These days I'm pretty much only consuming Fantasy Footballers podcasts though.

 

For the longest time I had never been to YouTube (we didn't have a computer that actually had sound for a long time, so there wasn't any point). Then I got a laptop in 2010 and discovered this whole world on YT. It really is a thriving ecosystem there, that's the best way to describe it. There is literally just about anything (legal, non-pornographic) you can imagine on there: from an old guy smoking weed and just chatting about random stuff to news broadcasts to DIY on just about anything. Want to know how to change your brakes on your car? Type that in to YouTube and there's probably a video for that. How to decorate a cake? Yep, pretty sure there are videos for that. It's like the video version of Google these days (well, it is owned by Google afterall)

 

One thing I missed mentioning, I am currently "taking" a lecture series by Brandon Sanderson on writing a Science Fiction or Fantasy novel. I plan to watch it through once just watching, and then watch it through a second time and actually practice the note taking and writing I would be doing as if I were actually in his class..

 

On 10/21/2019 at 8:38 PM, SinisterDeath said:

From a social, political, sports, and comedy perspective, the dudes had everyone from all sides on his show.

 

Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro (I can't stand the last two), ton of MMA fighters, and other people from other sports, Feminists, Alex Jones, Roseanne (The last two are absolutely crazy people), Polly Shore. Neil DeGrasse Tyson. A person can literally go to his channel, type a name and see if someone they want to hear talk for 4 hours is on his show. :Wink:

 

I agree with you both, Rogan is great, but as you can tell, I don't have time for him. I barely have time as it is with real life on top of watch I watch. Thankfully, not every channel I follow puts out daily, or even weekly, content.

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On 10/24/2019 at 2:41 PM, Krakalakachkn said:

Apparently there's a youtuber that condenses Rogan's podcasts down into much more consumable doses.

 

There are a lot of channels that are just reposting clips and segments of Rogan shows, I was getting tons of them in my recommended videos list all the time after I would watch even just a couple minutes of one Rogan episode, or one of those clipped videos. Took weeks of avoiding Rogan and those clips to get them to stop overwhelming my recommendations feed (like seriously, 80% of the recommendations were Rogan stuff, and that just got annoying, I wanted more than just that recommended to me!).

 

 

The really sad thing about that monstrous list of channels I posted above is that about six months ago that would only have been about 2/3rds of the list; I did some serious culling a while back (and am still culling), trying to reduce how much YouTube I watch. I spend all too much time watching videos and not enough time reading, writing or other stuff throughout my day.

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