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Curated list of awesome, high-quality, mostly educational YouTube channels


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These are categories for channels that regard (in order): art and other general creative endeavors (excluding music); DIY, home-improvement, and crafts; general educational topics and themes; education or commentary regarding engineering; education or commentary on mathematics; education or commentary regarding philosophy and "big questions"; education or commentary regarding computer science, software engineering, and IT; education or commentary regarding hard sciences; education or commentary regarding the modern world of technology; any great channels that fall outside any of these categories.

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These content tags are for channels that contain (in order): explicit language or themes; politicized or politically centric content; heavy corporate involvement for funding (outside of sponsorships).


  • YABHC → Yet Another Brady Haran Channel: Brady Haran is a content creator that spreads has an insane work ethic and keeps regular content going on a ton of channels at once, used to refer to this.
  • "nerd" culture → the culture built up on the internet over sci-fi and fantasy that tends towards the mainstream of content.

🎨 Art

  • Peter Draws super-chill guy that makes doodles.
  • Peter McKinnon is a photographer and cinematorgrapher that makes intersting and educational content about cameras and art.


  • EvanAndKatelyn create some really nice and comfy content as they go about fixing up their house and making art to fill it with.
  • kipkay has a large back-catalog of different projects people can make and use.

💸 Economics

🍎 Education

  • 🤬🎪🏢 Vox is a fantastic channel that covers a breadth of topics and brings a ridiculously high production quality with every video.
  • 🤬 Captain Disillusion is a criminally under-rated channel that analyses video editing trickery and has been doing so for years with some insane production quality for their monthly video release schedule.
  • 🤬 Nerd City may turn some away with some of their more drama/comedy focused content but they also do some really interesting analysis of popular trends in their Try Hards series.
  • Mustard produces really good videos on transportation history (mostly planes).
  • Tom Scott makes all kinds of super-duper interesting videos about things and places all over the world, usually on-site.
  • 🏢 Great Big Story another ridiculously well produced channel that covers stories about people, things, and places all over the world.
  • NativLang makes fantastic videos about this history of language and some of the quirks human language has endured over time.
  • Ahoy creates beautiful, pretty much full-length documentaries about the history of games, game studios, and gaming technology. Oh, and they also have a really good series on iconic weapons and their real-life history as well as how they've been used in video games.
  • Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell has some truly beautiful, well-researched videos.
  • 🤬 LEMMiNO has some actually well made top-ten lists and interesting explorartory videos.
  • Half as Interesting tongue-and-cheek spin off of Wendover Productions for shooter-form, slightly less interesting videos.
  • CGP Grey makes history lessons and videos on civic efficiency.
  • 🤬 austinmcconell makes videos about lots of different things while focusing on films and popular "nerd" culture.
  • 🤬🎪🏢 VICE great educational videos on pretty much every topic imageinable with continued high video production quality.

🔧 Engineering

  • Ben Eater is not only a very talented engineer, as showcased in him building an 8-bit computer from scratch, but is also very adept at explaining the complexities behind what he does.
  • Wiliam Osman makes some remarkably stupid but (sometimes) effective things.
  • Real Engineering good explanations and if interesting modern technology and feats of engineering.

🧮 Math

  • Numberphile YABHC about numbers and interviewing some pretty cool mathetmaticians.
  • Singingbanana talks about different concepts in math in a realy exciting and understandable fashion.

🎵 Music

  • melodysheep is an amazing artist that creates some entertainment based music (e.g. Game of Thrones remixes), but also creates absolutely stunning scientific and philosophical music.
  • 12tone analyses music, both contemporary and classical, while drawing out his narrations on pages of staffs.
  • 8-bit Music Theory makes well-narrated videos that analyze videogame music through history.
  • Adam Neely is a bassist that does everything music, looking at music from different cultures, talking about rhythms, and teaching music theory.
  • Andrew Huang creates music from a countless number of genres, but experiments a lot with new music technology and electronic music.
  • Boyinaband collaborates with other youtubers to create music and does musical challenges on his own.
  • Sean Hogan uses different sounds to create music in interesting and cool ways.
  • Sideways analyses music, talks about current film/television scores connect to classical scores, and delves into a more general aspect of music theory.

⚖ Philosophy

  • 🤬 exurb1a produces some really funny but interesting takes on philosophical questions.

💻 Programming

  • Tom Wildenhain is another insanely talented creator behind such marvelous works as a Turing Machine in MS Powerpoint and the ever so beautiful WordTeX.
  • Computerphile is YABHC that has talks from some of the juggernauts of the computer science world.
  • Hopson does a bunch of programming projects and records them.
  • suckerpinch is a channel run by tom7 who creates some videos that are equally hyper-intelligent and hyper-stupid (e.g. making a 3-bit FPU using INF and NaN).
  • bisqwit creates videos that show his thought process while coding things, usually using C or C++ and interacting with graphics.
  • Carykh creates humorous animated videos describing how he uses artificial intelligence to do a lot of different and unusual things.
  • Code Parade does deep technological explanations of different experiments he does with coding.
  • LiveOverflow creates videos about different exploits, CTFs, and general InfoSec knowledge.
  • 🤬 Luke Smith teaches bash scripting and Linux system configuration, sometimes while ranting about how bloaty and slow things have gotten these days.

🧪 Science

  • Veritasium creates some really insightful videos on a really wide range of science topics.
  • Cody'sLab does a wide range of things including overly dangerous experiments and explanations of chemical reactions used in major industries.
  • Vsauce is a giant of the science and education spheres of YouTube who makes wildly tangencial but continually interesting videos on pretty much anything that seems to cross Michael's mind.
  • TierZoo presents biology interestingly: under the guise of the game Outside, analyzing animals by their matchups, meta standings, and skill trees.
  • SciShow Space self-explanatory name.
  • minutephysics super-quick and effective explanations of confusing physics.
  • Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer who creates fun little gizmos and gadgets and then makes videos about how they work and the scientific principles behind them.
  • MinuteEarth talks about concepts of nature and the world in short, animated videos.

⚡ Technology

  • N-O-D-E has (semi) regular news shows and also designs open-source hardware.
  • Techmoan is a british youtuber who looks at current and retro technology and focuses on how people have stored and played music over the ages.
  • Marques Brownlee makes high quality, clean, and informative tech review videos on the latest producst, as well as his series about retro tech.

📦 Miscellaneous

  • Objectivity YABHC about looking over things in the archives of the Royal Society in England.
  • 🤬 Alt Shift X produces pop-culture analysis stuff that's real nice.
  • Pasta Grannies is a channel where the host travels around Italy and documents the recipes of different old ladies' pastas in a nice and endearing way.
  • Summoning Salt makes documentaries about videogame world records over history.
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