We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What Youtube channel has the best content to get lost in for hours on end? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.

1. For me Sam O’nella is great for random bits of knowledge.

– cooolest

2. Science Channels

  • PBS Eons – dinosaurs, evolution, ancient geology
  • Sci Show – Science news
  • Sci Show Space – Space science news
  • PBS Space Time
  • It’s Okay to be Smart
  • Braincraft
  • Physics Girl
  • Minute Earth
  • Minute Physics
  • Journey to the Microcosmos
  • Real Science
  • Veritasium
  • Atlas Pro
  • Sixty Symbols
  • Kyle Hill
  • Alpha Phoenix
  • Periodic Videos – Story videos about the elements and periodic table
  • Deep Sky Videos – Story videos about astronomy, rambling
  • Steve Mould
  • Thought Emporium

Science Experiments and Building Stuff Channels

  • Smarter Every Day
  • Mark Rober
  • Applied Science
  • How to Make Everything – how to make things from scratch – like glass or a suit
  • Adam Savage Tested – Building cool things
  • Cody’s Lab
  • TheBackyardScientist
  • StuffMadeHere

Math and Mathy Science Channels

  • Up and Atom
  • Vihart – odd math ideas
  • Stand-up Maths – Story videos, math related to the real world
  • 3Blue1Brown
  • Mathlogger

Engineering and How Things Work Channels

  • Technology Connections
  • Real Engineering

Computer Science Channels

  • Crash Course: Computer Science – how computers work from how a transistor works each step of the way up
  • Jabrils – Becoming and being a computer developer
  • Computerphile

General Explanation Channels

  • Wendover Productions
  • Joe Scott
  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
  • Cheddar
  • ColdFusion
  • CGP Grey
  • Half as Interesting
  • Tom Scott

Other Channels

  • Tasting History – cooking historic recipes
  • Townsends – 19th century American cooking and crafts
  • Geography Now – the countries of the world
  • RealLifeLore
  • Isaac Arthur – High production graphic videos about future space exploration and expansion
  • Company Man – the history of individual companies
  • Vsauce – answering weird philosophical or scientific questions
  • Objectivity – showing items in a museum
  • Lemmino

– AgentElman

3. Summoning salt.

– BryceForLyfe

4. Lock picking lawyer. I just find it really pleasant to watch like 30 videos of random locks being picked in a row.

– xxx_Placuszek

5. Lemmino.

– Cheap-Fan8612

6. Check Defunctland

– Fragmaster

7. Steve1989MREInfo. Something about watching a guy eat various different kinds of MRE’s is satisfying to watch.

– elbinquart

8. Jim Browning. This guy is a G. He scams scammers and is really good at it.

– tileturtle

9. I binged the Crash Course History channel for a while there, great breakdown of the human past.

– JPfreak

10. Internet Historian.

– polymorphicshade

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Last Update: November 28, 2020