What are your favorite YouTube channels/videos? I have an affinity for a genre of video I like to call People Taking Care of Things. Cleaning, restoration, organizing. All of that jazz. Today I am enjoying watching this man pressure wash a driveway and uncover a hidden sidewalk.
There’s something so satisfying about pressure washing. That lady must have been thrilled! But also, how does a sidewalk get completely covered?
Our favorite around here is dude dad! My daughter begs to watch dude dad everyday and I have no idea why it appeals to her so much. I love it though! Mom vs Dad: Summer! - YouTube
I love videos like this! So satisfying to watch
I watch a lot of YouTube, most is really random. My favorite channel is probably Simple Living Alaska which is about a couple who homestead off the grid in Alaska. I’ve watched them since their channel was tiny but they really blew up over the past two years! They do a lot of fishing/hunting/food processing, so definitely not the channel for everyone, but they also have a lot of great videos about their amazing vegetable garden, foraging and preserving what they grow!
Acre Homestead is a new one I started watching, which isn’t my favorite, but I just love watching people preserve food, clearly haha. She does a lot of canning/baking and preparing freezer meal type content
Frugal Fit Mom I’ve been watching forever, lately not as much, but I really love her older content (2018-2020). Whenever I need a little motivation to stick to the budget, I binge a bunch of her videos
Jauja Cochina Mexicana is one of my favorite recipe YouTubes. Her videos are all in Spanish, but the auto translate does a pretty good job, and she puts measurements on the screen. Her recipes are incredible! I wish I had time to try all of them
Beryl Shereshewsky is a show about food all around the world. She started making her YouTube during Covid lockdown, and every video is about a different food, or way of preparing food, and how people do it all over the world. She has a great personality for YouTube, and shares video clips of people making their food, and then she recreates the recipes and tries them. It’s super engaging and I love learning about all of these foods I never knew about!
Basically I watch YouTube for food content haha…I have a lot of other subscriptions that are pretty specific like pre-med study videos, Italian study videos, mountain biking/running etc but the ones above are more general that anyone might like.
Mostly I turn youtube on for the music, but there are some original content creators that I’m subscribed to…the full list would take a while, but some of the channels that have been background noise recently:
Overly Sarcastic Productions (history, writing tropes, summarized classics)
Musical Hell (behind-the-music info and bad musical reviews)
KrimsonRogue (book and book/movie adaptation reviews)
Generally Pooky (book read-throughs/reviews)
Xiran Jay Zhao (history, movie/television analysis)
Ryan George (humor)
Terrible Writing Advice (like it says on the tin)
LegalEagle (lawyer reacts)
Sarah Z (quasi-random video essays…hard to nail down a genre here)
oh i LOVE the husband bentos. I keep telling myself I’m going to make one of them
I also watch the husbentos! I wish I was her husband
About to Eat
DW Planet A
Business Insider (So Expensive)
Binging With Babish
Half as Interesting
South China Morning Post
Morgan Drinks Coffee
Vox (love earworm and borders)
Wall Street Journal
I have a love/hate with Babish. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something about him. On paper I should love it. I did love the show Sohla did on his channel.
We recently discovered Time Team - British archaeology reality tv, about 15 seasons from the late 90s through mid 2000s, and then a revival series that just started this summer that I’m not yet too sure about.
Whoa!! Archaeology reality TV? I’m intrigued.
I mean, that the best way I can think to describe it. Apparently it was very popular in the UK.
Its SUPER popular in my family! We love Time Team!
Sometime during the pandemic i fell down doctor tube
Where it’s doctors making dark jokes about how fucked the system is
One of my favorite videos for rewatch–history of the entire world, i guess - YouTube
You Cant Eat the Grass is a couple who run a small farm and share their experiences as they go to farmers markets, build out a roadside stand, and pivot from veggies to flowers!! Serena makes beautiful bouquets and I learned how to start a cut flower garden from her.
Her 86m2 is an everyday life vlog from a (Vietnamese?) family who lives in rural Germany. Amazing beautiful and peaceful aesthetic.
Leigh Ellexson is an artist I follow on Patreon. She lives in Cincinnati and has a fucking cute dog and I love her work and she’s pretty funny.
Pear Fleur is an incredible artist – I love every single one of her videos, but most especially the ones where she makes watercolor paint and then paints with it. Beautiful.
Loading Ready Run are a long running Canadian comedy company (started off as a group of friends) who are usually good for a laugh. Ponder and I have been watching their stuff pretty much since they started 15+ years ago.