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Shameless plug of my playlists:


Edit: Yes the playlists are very much still incomplete and a work in progress. I promise I'll eventually add the recommendations yall made!

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[–] [email protected] 111 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

I mean, you gotta learn about the failure of the Star Wars hotel!

[–] [email protected] 57 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

I didn't wake up planning to watch a 4hr video in the failure of the Star Wars hotel but I'm weirdly glad I did

[–] [email protected] 23 points 4 weeks ago

Jenny’s video was so damn good, I’ve started watching her back catalog.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago

My wife: we're not going to watch a 4hr video about the Stars Wars Hotel.

My wife, 3hs50min into the Star Wars Hotel video: I need to know more!!

[–] someguy3 79 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

Technology connections.

Ahoy.

[–] Jiggle_Physics 14 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)
[–] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago

And then for a hat trick, throw in Big Clive.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago

He’s the perfect size—they shouldn’t make YouTubers bigger than that

[–] xpinchx 11 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

My favorite is summoning salt.

[–] faceula 6 points 4 weeks ago

Yeah me too. I had no idea I could be fascinated by something I had absolutely no interest in.

[–] konalt 75 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

I thought hbomberguy uploaded :(

[–] [email protected] 54 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

Yeah ditto :( but Jenny Nicholson released a 4 hour video on the Star Wars Hotel just recently.

https://youtu.be/T0CpOYZZZW4

[–] drislands 31 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

And it's so ridiculously good. The NYT even wrote an article about it.

[–] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago

Wait, that's awesome! I'll have to check that out :)

[–] [email protected] 21 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

10/10 video. She knocked it out of the park.

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago

YT pushed me her Evermore one last night, was the first I ever heard of it. Good video, accurate meme

[–] [email protected] 23 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

In case you didn't know, Münecat recently uploaded a three-hour video debunking evolutionary psychology: https://youtu.be/31e0RcImReY

I figure the overlap between hbomberguy and münecat viewers in the Venn diagram is basically a circle, so that should help if you have an hbomberguy craving.

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[–] Ragdoll_X 8 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Sorry to give you false hope 😔

But I still believe that we'll get at least one video this year! 😭

[–] slimarev92 38 points 4 weeks ago

Why are you teasing me like this? He didn't upload anything.

[–] DogWater 18 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (5 children)

*Riloe

*Architect of games

*Nakey Jake

*Gamer makers toolkit

*Curious archive

*Lemino

*12 tone

*AI and games

*Alpha Phoenix

*Barely sociable

*Be smart

*Branch education

*Brick immortar

*Bytebytego

*Cgp grey

*Coffeezilla

*Defunctland

*Eckharts ladder

*Electroboom

*Every frame a painting

*Lessons from the screenplay

*History of the earth

*History of the universe

*Internet Historian

*Kurzgesagt

*Lockpickinglawyer

*Markrober

*Mustard

*Cold fusion

*Polymatter

*Minute physics

*No clip documentaries

*PBS spacetime

*Pursuit of wonder

*Real engineering

*Scishow

*Secret base

*Stevemould

*Technology connections

*The b1m

*The history guy

*The squidd

*Throttle house

*Tom Stanton

*Tom Scott (retired now)

*Veritasium

*Vsauce

*Wendover productions

Edit: things I forgot or didn't know about and had suggested to me below

*Half as interesting

*Undecided with Matt Farrell

*3blue1brown

*Numberphile

*Mathologer

*Miniminuteman

*Sam o'nella

*Alternate history hub

*Road guy rob

*8-bit guy

*Modern vintage gamer

*Bobby Broccoli

*Jenny Nicholson

*Animagraffs

*Captain disillusion

*Driving 4 answers

*Engineering explained

*Jeff geerling (raspberry pi type projects)

*Kings and generals

*Michael Reeves

*Noah caldwell-gervais

*People make games

*Pointless hub

*Smarter everyday

*The engineering mindset

*The great war

*The operations room

*The modern rogue

*Zack Freedman

*The backyard scientist

*Brew

*I did a thing

*Neo

*Stand up maths

There i think that's it. That's a ton of stuff but I really follow more quality YouTube than anything else and I like sharing great YouTube channels. If you enjoy interesting YouTube I would honestly just check a couple of these out and see if the topics fit your interests.

These channels range from science, space, physics, to history, sports, cars, to tech, movies, games, to makers who build stuff seriously as well as builders who make stuff silly.

Not everything here is video essay, but it's high quality content imo

[–] Phegan 4 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Based on the names I know on this list, I am super excited to check out the ones I don't. Thanks!

Also check out miniminuteman too. Good pseudoscience/conspiracy theory debunking.

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[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (1 children)

How you gonna have Wendover and not Half as Interesting (his shorter form side-channel)?

No Road Guy Rob? Or Practical Engineering?

No Extra History? (I only know him from Nebula but I think he's on YouTube too)

Also recommend 8bit-Guy for retro computing and Modern Vintage Gamer for retro gaming.

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[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (1 children)

Missing all the mathematics channels smh. (Numberphile, mathologer, 3blue1brown...)

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[–] AgentGrimstone 14 points 4 weeks ago

I only get sucked into these if I like the narrator's style. Some people just have a natural way of talking that can keep my attention no matter what they're talking about.

[–] ninjabard 13 points 4 weeks ago

Defunctland has some of the best researched stuff I've seen. His dive into the Disney Channel Theme is absolutely incredible.

[–] CptEnder 13 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

But seriously it's that Christian Bale?

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago

It seems like I will only watch either a 15 min video or a 4 hour one. I just don't seem to like the very short form video format. It does allow enough time for even a single subject.

With one exception, I'll watch a lockpicking lawyer at any length.

[–] NorthWestWind 11 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Where's pannenkoek2012's Super Mario 64 invisible walls explanation video on your list?

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[–] [email protected] 10 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Video essays somehow skip past my eternally short attention span

[–] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

Only when they become a recap of the subject for 90% of it do I get annoyed, lol.

I've never even thought to look into JP lore. But this is my front page now

I blame my office job

[–] [email protected] 10 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

There's a lot of YouTubers that started doing big videos like that and i just don't have the time to watch something like that and give it all my attention. Same with caddicarus, used to watch both of these a lot but since they started having massively long videos i just haven't bothered with them in ages

[–] [email protected] 25 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

You definitely don't have to watch it all in one go. I usually just watch however much of it I want to watch that day and then send myself a time stamped link to pick it back up whenever I have the time and interest again

Of course if you're just not interested that's totally fair

[–] [email protected] 6 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

I usually have those kind of things in the background while I cook or wash dishes.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 4 weeks ago

At that point, you're basically just listening to podcasts. Leaning into it might be a good choice, since there's no visual element that gets lost when listening to podcasts, as compared to YouTube videos.

[–] TheTetrapod 3 points 4 weeks ago

I would guess 80% of the people who watch these aren't actually watching them. Hell, background play is the real reason I pay for YouTube Premium. Not having to worry about ads is a nice bonus.

[–] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

The real commitment is when somebody like Plainly Difficult uploads an annual omnibus of all their videos for the year. I watched them all individually, then I watch them again in 9 hour form.

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[–] [email protected] 8 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Your playlists are missing all of Noah Caldwell-Gervais' video's.

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (1 children)

I think you'd also like NakeyJakey's game design essays and infernoplus on halo modding.

Thank you for sharing your playlists!

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[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (4 children)

Also check out Fredrik Knudsen's DTRB

I have not been able to get up from a single one of his videos. They're all addictively well-paced and written. All great vids.

[–] Thteven 3 points 4 weeks ago

The 6 hour video about EVE Online was a ride.

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[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 weeks ago

False alarm,hbomberguy did not publish recently

[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago)

dude I'm supposed to learn how to taxes, not be reminded to crawl back into the rabbit hole of how to sharpen a knife on a whetstone by hand

[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

If you want a rabbithole watch mort theory

[–] Jiggle_Physics 5 points 4 weeks ago

Also sponge bob skin theory. Dude had a little video putzing around, then a couple years later dropped a couple hour long video to convince people of some absolutely wild shit about sponge bob, then just disappeared.

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[–] [email protected] 5 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (3 children)

Short list of favorite long YouTube "documentaries":

All of these are very good

Damn, these playlists are gold, some of the things I watched are included.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 4 weeks ago

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[–] [email protected] 3 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

I have never played genshin impact and I object fundamentally to gatcha games. But I like video games a lot. Should I watch?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 weeks ago

Definitely! I never played it too and the video was amazing!

[–] Wav_function 3 points 4 weeks ago

Bobby broccoli! So good

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