Ten Favorite YouTube Channels (Writer’s Workshop)

Another mashup with The Thursday Ten!


Every time this prompt comes up, I do it, because YouTube is a great resource, and it seems that whenever I get this prompt I’ve found a few new channels. I’ll try not to repeat too much, so the other times I’ve done this prompt are here, here, and here.

Strange Mysteries describes itself this way: “Unexplained & Unsolved Mysteries of the World. All about ghosts, ufo’s, spirits, aliens, legends, paranormal activity & phenomena from magic, science, facts, and tales either real or some fake hoax.” Here is one of their latest, “7 Mysteriously Lost Great Cities.”

Today I Found Out is a channel dedicated to answering some of life’s greatest mysteries, including “Why Do Rice Krispies Snap, Crackle, and Pop?”

Looper describes itself as “the go-to source for the movies, TV shows and video games we all love.” Not that I actually care about movies, TV shows, and particularly video games, but occasionally they have a pretty interesting video, such as “Creepy Things You Never Noticed In Classic Christmas Movies.”

AllTime10s tells us “we aim to bring you the most informative, fascinating and engaging top 10 videos on YouTube.” For example, “10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Christmas.”

News Be Funny Videos makes me laugh. They publish video collections of news bloopers, including crazy interviews, funny video bombs, double entendres, wardrobe malfunctions, demonstrations that don’t go as smoothly as one would hope, animal funnies, newsreaders in hysterics, etc. Here is “Best Live TV News Bloopers, 2016 (Part 1).” Part 2 is here, if you’re interested.

Techquickie features Linus Sebastian and presents topics of a technical nature, such as “What Happens To Discarded Electronics?”

NativLang‘s proprietor says “I’m animated about language! The history of written and spoken languages amazes me. I use stories and cartoons to bring linguistics to life.” Here’s “What Latin Sounded Like – and how we know.”

Langfocus‘s creator, Paul, says he’s “sharing [his] passion for languages and reaching out into the wider world.” Here he explains “What’s The Easiest Language To Learn?” And, for the record, Dutch is a very easy language to learn, but as he says, the Dutch speak very good English, so it might not be necessary. And the Netherlands, or as I call it Holland, is a wonderful country.

TopTenz creates a Top Ten list every day that’s available at 6 PM Eastern Time. For example, “Top Ten Awesome Things You Can Do With Household Objects.” Notice that Simon Whistler hosts both this channel and the “Today I Found Out…” one.

I used to play the bagpipes. While I no longer do so, I still enjoy listening to Scottish and Irish music played on the piob mhor. So, I love Jim Ramsay‘s channel. He has a number of videos of homecoming parades for troops returning from Afghanistan. Here is a video he took of massed pipe bands, most of them amateur, walking down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, from Edinburgh Castle to the Scottish Parliament building.

Yes, I have some rather eclectic tastes. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour through my brain as seen though my favorite YouTube channels.

15 thoughts on “Ten Favorite YouTube Channels (Writer’s Workshop)

  1. It looks like you actually learn something based on your channel choices. I bet you don’t know how to apply a winged liner to your eyelid though. Let me know if you need some great beauty channel recommendations! 😉


    1. They’ve had some great videos on Strange Mysteries. My favorite is “7 Mysteries of existence.” It’s given me a whole different perspective on life.


  2. I laughed quite hard at the bloopers from newsmen. That is funny and the guy’s take on Rudolph and Frosty etc… is true and I thought that even when I was young. Thanks for the laugh


  3. Very interesting. I can see that YouTube could become another time stealer! Bagpipes? My sister used to play the accordion, unusual instruments. Hope you have a marvelous New Year!


    1. Mary also played the accordion; it’s part of growing up Lithuanian in Chicago. As much as I use YouTube on the blog, I don’t consider it a time stealer. That time is research…

      Happy New Year!


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