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tacocat  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite interesting, cool, informative video?  ·  

Pretty much every CGP Grey video. I like Numberphile, Periodic Videos and I'm starting to watch Sixty Symbols. I stumbled across this School of Life channel. I'm just gonna embed this one because I made a point to watch it today and it'll save me clicks.

blackbootz  ·  1494 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I never told you this. Because of this post, I went on to watch almost every CGP Grey video, subscribe to Hello Internet and Cortex, got my girlfriend in on it, and just bought us both matching Hello Internet shirts.


PS - oh, and I also love Alain de Botton and the School of Life videos, too.

tacocat  ·  1494 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Like someone else said, I do think you need to take School of Life with a grain of salt. I like it for the most part but, like the video about bad taste, it makes a good argument but you can't prove anything in it.

CGP Grey cameoed in a Numberphile video.

Numberphile, Periodic Table of Videos and Sixty Symbols are all great channels that need no caveats about content. Periodic Table of Videos frequently blows things up in the name of chemistry. I don't like math but I do like Numberphile.

aeromill  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The School of Life is pretty interesting but it should be noted that their content isn't 100% accurate or by any means in depth.

K_  ·  1566 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Definitely not in depth by any means. I think that corresponds to their goal (if I understand it correctly) to bring philosophy/sociology/art etc into a public consciousness to help with general life. A lot of philosophers did not talk about our day to day lives (especially some that appear on that channel), but they want to extract the bits that can help people and can be understood by a general audience without having to read Hegel.

blackbootz  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much, I'm gonna watch every one now.

tacocat  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you for the badge. My last two or so seemed weird and undeserving but Brady Haran and CGP Grey do good work

coffeesp00ns  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've been preaching the "Humans Need Not Apply" gospel since I saw that video, and listened to the accompanying Hello Internet podcast.

Also, anything by Brady Haran is worth watching. Have you watched Objectivity?

tacocat  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, I just found Periodic Videos a couple months ago and I thought it was super obscure when they've been around forever. I'll make my way through his back catalogue and Objectivity is now on that list.

coffeesp00ns  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you don't listen to the Hello Internet podcast I highly recommend that, too. CGPGrey and Brady Haran in one place.

tacocat  ·  1571 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can't even find time to listen to This American Life and I'd give Ira Glass a free handjob in lieu of a donation but that sounds very good