I like discovering new video content - my particular favourite topics are: Woodworking, metalworking, traditional crafts, foraging, nature, quirky musical and animated content, plus tech stuff and nerdy-content vlogs
I’m sure this has been done before, but I thought it might be good to have a thread with one-paragraph reviews of your favourite YouTube channels - something like this:
I subscribe to:
Aquachigger - he explores rivers for ‘treasure’, which can be lost GoPros, or American Civil War cannonballs.
It’s good because: it’s interesting, and well-presented in a friendly and engaging manner
ArtMöbius - A Cool Spanish-language channel, not huge, but it’s good because it has some great origami-style crafting, done with recycled aluminium drink cans
AvE - Proper manly metal engineering, teradowns of expensive kit, presented in a hard-talking, yet easygoing way.
Bad Lip Reading - comedy voiceovers of famous people (news and movies) saying what it looks like they were saying, not what they actually said.
BigCliveDotCom - A Soft-speaking Scots electrical technician tears down and explains (mostly cheap) electroncis stuff
Bill Wurtz - Clearly a talented musician, singer and videographer, makes very short, surreal videos that are hard to explain (like ‘shaving my piano’)
Carl Jacobson - high quality traditional woodturning
Cody’sLab - Amateur science including refining metals, plant culture experimentation, mining and cool things with stuff you thought was deadly poisonous.
ColinFurze - Mad-as-a-brush British engineer making cool, insanely-dangerous stuff out of metal
ElectroBOOM - electricity and electronics explained by a crazy Iranian masochist
Grant Thompson - The King of Random - Howtos, lifehacks, cool projects
GreatScott! - Old school electronics projects that actually work
JoergSprave - AKA The Slingshot Channel - Jolly German guy makes terrifying weapons
Matthias Wandel - the internet authority on making wooden geared mechanisms - very talented, yet grounded woodworker - currently making his own bandsaw from scratch.
Nerdist - ‘Because Science’ explanatory vlogs, movie news and reviews all with a sci fi slant.
Peter Brown - cool projects in wood and resin
Rextorn Metalwork - Beautiful traditional metalcrafting in videos that are superbly artful
Smooth McGroove - Skilful one-man a capella renditions of video game music.
TAOFLEDERMAUS - Cool experiments with guns - shooting slugs made of all sorts of stuff.
Techmoan - Slightly grumpy reviews of new action and dash cameras, as well as vintage audio kit.
The CGBros - Collected short animations of generally very high quality.
The Slow Mo Guys - Slow motion reveals of everyday and not-so-everyday events. Cool to watch.
TheBackyardScientist - dangerous experiments, amateur style.
Trollskyy- Makes beautiful handmade knives out of old tools, car springs, etc.
Veritasium - Lucid and accessible explanations of interesting science topics
Wintergatan- Swedish Folktronica music - using some instruments that were purpose built by the band, and also non-instruments such as typewriters etc.
yeti dynamics - animations showing what it would look like on Earth if various things other than the moon were in orbit.
I hope that this thread will also be good for us to recommend specific channels to each other, based on what sorts of things we clearly like, but haven’t listed.