7 of My Favourite Youtube Channels. The Summer Series Part 3

Written by Magoz
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This article is part of The Summer Series. Short list-style articles with 5-10 resources, apps or tips that will enhance or ease your experience in summer activities.

Other articles from The Summer Series:
Part 1: Apps, Resources and Tips for Travelling.
Part 2: 7 of My Favourite Blogs.

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Youtube is the new TV, or even better, the audiovisual version of blogs. There are hundreds of thousands of people creating all kinds of content about many different topics, and some of them are amazing.

In the third part of The Summer Series, I share some of my favourite Youtube channels. The list doesn’t include anything too specific or complicated, and I believe they can be interesting for most of you.

The list includes a short description, a featured video and a list of other 3 of my favourite videos of each channel.

1. Vsauce

Vsauce is the channel of Michael Stevens and it’s probably my favourite youtube channel. It mixes science, interesting facts, history and many other topics dressed with Michael’s sharp humour and charisma.

Other three great videos from Vsauce:
What Color Is A Mirror?
What’s The Most Dangerous Place on Earth?
The Zipf Mystery.

2. Quirkology

Richard Wiseman, a psychologist, author and magician posts short videos in Quirkology about psychology, illusions, magic, and the impossible.

Other three great videos from Quirkology:
How Predictable Are You?
How Suggestible Are You?

3. Veritasium

Derek Muller posts great videos on Veritasium mainly about science and physics but he also publishes deep thoughts on his second channel.

Other three great videos from Veritasium:
Facebook Fraud.
Can You Solve This?
Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

4. Primitive technology

I discovered Primitive technology a few months ago and I got immediately hooked on it. The guy behind the channel builds tools, objects and buildings in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials.

Other three great videos from Primitive technology:
Bow and Arrow.
Stone Axe (Celt).
Thatched Dome Hut.

5. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

In a Nutshell (also known as Kurzgesagt) is an educational and entertaining channel where they explain complex and interesting concepts using animations. Topics include evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange universe.

Other three great videos from In a Nutshell:
What Are You?
Three Ways to Destroy the Universe.


In LAHWF (Losing All Hope Was Freedom) Andrew Hales publishes awkward and social experiment videos. I can’t stop laughing with some of them.

Other three great videos from LAHWF:
Taking People’s Umbrellas.
Handshake Confusion.
Awkward Laughing.

7. People are Awesome

You may have seen one of the People are Awesome’s videos since they become viral every now and then. They publish compilations of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Those videos are purely entertaining and somehow hypnotic. It’s just amazing what humans are capable of.

Other three videos from People are Awesome:
Fast Workers.
Best of the year 2015.
Best of the year 2016.

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Which youtube channels do you follow? If you have any comments, suggestions or ideas, please, let me know in the comments!

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Nomadic illustrator. Thinker. Seeker.


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    Samuel Barroso

    Every Frame a Painting. I know it’s an obvious choice and everyone into visuals knows it, but I really haven’t come across a better channel in youtube. Regardless if you’re interested in films or not, Tony certainly understands editing and mechanics and unlike many other similar channels, doesn’t seem to be reading into things. I wish I could find it again for the first time, because he doesn’t post a lot content, (but honestly if that what it takes to keep the quality, I don’t mind waiting for a new video whatever it takes).

    Anyway, thanks for this posts Magoz!

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