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The best of YouTube

In my article on Ditching Cable, I mentioned that I watch a lot of geeky, high-quality original programming on YouTube.

Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorites…

Things You Might Not Know #

Tom Scott produces an absurd amount of video explaining cool things you might not know from various places around the world. His videos are short, engaging, and super interesting.

Vox #

Vox is a professional media organization, with a staff of amazingly talented journalists who cover everything from politics to pop culture. Their videos are a mix of short explorations, interviews, and documentaries. I can’t recommend this channel enough!

CGP Grey #

An American expat living in Britain, CGP Grey explains things in a fast, information dense, insanely entertaining style. This a quality over quantity channel. The volume is low, but the depth and quality are exceptional.

The Engineer Guy #

Bill Hammack is the Engineer Guy, a professor at the University of Illinois who explains various marvels of engineering. If you like knowing how stuff works, this is the channel for you!

Suggestions? #

Know of a channel you think I’d enjoy that’s not on the list? Send me an email and let me know about it!

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