Thursday, November 19, 2020

Some favorite YouTube channels

Dr. Spo just posted about a few of his favorite YouTube channels, and it has inspired me to do the same. We watch a lot of Youtube in this house. Here are some of our vloggers for anyone that might be interested! 

Ask a Mortician 

Caitlin Doughty is an L.A. based mortician who founded The Order of the Good Death and has a funny and fascinating YouTube channel. Somehow we happened upon this video The Real Moby Dick Was So Much Worse and then we ended up spending hours watching her other videos. So entertaining, so informative, and so "death positive"!

Northern Heart

This is a vlogger from Sweden who posts the most wonderful videos about her home country. They're a lot of fun to watch this time of year, they're so cozy and....hygge. Here's a good one: How To Manage the Long Swedish Winter

Matthew Posa

My husband loves watching bushcraft videos, especially when the vloggers go winter camping with dogs. This guy is cute and funny and his collie, Monty, is the star of the show. Here's a recent link to some of his "best moments so far" as a compilation. Best Moments So Far

Mamrie Hart

These days, Mamrie hosts a podcast with her best friend Grace Helbig called This Might Get Weird which is hilarious, but what initially drew us to the Mamrie Hart universe was her ongoing series of videos called You Deserve a Drink. Once you get to "know" her, the podcast is a lot of fun, but try these two videos from You Deserve a Drink to get a feel for her humor (Mamie shares cocktail recipes she invents).    YDAD: The Aviation Martini    Amy Poehler's Parks & Wrecked

De Mi Rancho a Tu Cocina

I adore this traditional Mexican grandma and the meals she cooks! It's in Spanish, but even if you can't understand what she says her traditional cooking methods and foods will make your mouth water. And she always wears the cutest aprons! I love this lady. She reminds me of my grandma in some ways. :) Here's a sample of her channel: Gordiitas Enchiladas en Comal

Thank you, Dr. Spo, for a fabulous idea! I hope some of you fellow YouTube enthusiasts find something here that you enjoy. 

22 comments:

  1. What a neat idea to list these! I'll check some of these out. Northern Heart in particular sounds interesting to me.

    The past year I have been following a YouTube channel by a guy that is living in the wilderness in Canada. He built his own log cabin and much more. It is: My Self Reliance with Shawn James. If your husband likes bush craft videos this site has a lot of them filmed several years ago before he started living in the wilderness full time.

    I hope you have a good weekend! Thanks for the suggestions, I'm going to check out
    Northern Heart right now!

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    1. I hope you enjoyed Northern Heart! We've seen some videos of My Self Reliance, at least I'm pretty sure we have. Gregg loves camping/bushcraft channels.

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  2. How funny is this I was going to post about at least one instagram account that makes me smile everyday. I have be watching lots of History (Viking, English Saxon.....) and it is great while I am wading through tons of mail and paperwork.

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    1. I like Instagram, but other platforms appeal to me more, like blogs and vlogs. We watch YouTube on our TV and often I can listen to the narrator while I'm working in the kitchen (there's a bar between the kitchen and den so it's all open).

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  3. My use of youtube is largely limited to watching music videos - preferably of music from my youth, making me smile at the hairdos and fashion of the time. I also occasionally watch documentaries about places I know, both in Yorkshire and in my home area, but I have so far not thought about finding a favourite channel. Thank you for sharing yours with us!

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    1. I hope one or two of these prove interesting to you, Meike!

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  4. I have never investigated a single YouTube "channel" but you and Gregg are young whippersnappers who know how to get down with the kids so maybe I should give one or two of those channels a blast some time.

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    1. "Young whippersnappers" isn't quite accurate, at least technically. I'm 45 and Gregg is a good deal older than me. He just turned 62 this month. I think we're both young for our chronological ages, though.

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  5. Thanks for the tips! I watch a video on YouTube here and there but I never think to sit with it for any length of time. My nieces watch it like television, though!

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    1. Yes, we watch it ON our television! We have a Roku tv with built in access to YouTube, Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Weather, etc.etc.

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  6. "ask a mortician" - far out!

    my list:

    virtual railfan - for train watchers
    rehoboth boardwalk cam - my fave beach in delaware
    loop yarn - my go-to yarn shop in philly to feed my habit
    michael nesmith's videoranch - for all things papa nez (music videos etc.)

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    1. Ask a Mortician is SO MUCH FUN! Definitely worth checking out.

      Thanks for sharing your list!

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  7. Thanks for these. Will check them out! I don't watch vlog regularly enough. SG loves them. As for Urspo's list, we have very different taste in imaginary boyfriends!

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    1. Yes, I have very different tastes in imaginary boyfriends, too! I wonder how mine and yours would align? :)

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  8. Thanks! Posa is amusing... eating oatmeal naked... well, not completely, he's wearing Crocs.

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    1. Posa is my favorite of the bushcraft/camping channels that Gregg likes to watch. He's so silly and unpretentious. Oh, and I love his dogs!

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  9. Oh my word - these are GREAT and will keep me entertained for the next week! Thank you for doing the heavy lifting, finding worthy watchables, bring joy to our dismal at the moment existence. I heart you hard!!!

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    1. I heart you back! Thank you Linda! We watch a lot of Youtube channels and I could have recommended more, but this captured a nice little sample of the kind of stuff we watch. My husband also watches a lot of music and drummer channels, being an ex-drummer himself, but honestly that stuff isn't of too much interest to me.

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  10. Thanks for these suggestions! I have only watched John Oliver or Trevor Noah on YouTube videos. I started watching "Ask a mortician" and find her so entertaining. I fear I will now be able to waste a LOT more time on the computer instead of getting my chores and projects done! I will blame you, Jennifer!! :)

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    1. I'm glad I helped someone else discover Ask a Mortician! Isn't she fun?!

      And yes, the old Youtube/Internet/Computer Timesuck. I know alllllllll about that! Haha. Ah, well. Chores are patient, and it's not like they stay done for any length of time anyway! Plus, it's 2020. We're all entitled to whatever can bring us some pleasure in this crazy year!

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