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Council of 13 Runner Up

How do?

Something a wee bit different this time. Having recently, therefore somewhat belatedly, discovered YouTube beyond just watching old music videos. There’s a lot on there, and once you find something on your wavelength, very enjoyable.

And I want to know what you tune into. Now, so as to avoid hassling the Mods, Nothing Political Please. No political commentators or ‘alternative news feeds’, regardless. Let’s just, not go anywhere near there, yeah? Sure we can all find that on our own.

As ever, some to start. I won’t embed, just post the link and a description to save loading troubles for future readers. I suggest all follow suit, but only suggest. You do you!


James Townsend & Son - 18th Century Cookery. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=92xHoNQQ45s

I like popular history. I like cooking. I like finding recipes I can cook at camp, for added LARPy depth. And this feed is pretty excellent. Presenter, James Townsend, is affable and factual, his style very welcoming and pleasingly informative. Whilst colonial and independence era America centric, it’s a time period of interest to anyone of European descent in terms of shared history. And just overall well put together and enjoyable.

I mostly watch the cookery videos (the bulk of their fare), but there’s also, well, lifestyle stuff. Like how oil skins are made and that. Very enjoyable all in all.

Kirioth. A 40k news and opinion feed. https://m.youtube.com/user/KiriothTV

Fog up, I’ll warn you he uses swearies in his videos. Not in a remotely edgelord way. Just as part of his vocab.

I seem to be of a similar mind to him, so take my endorsement with that a known. But I find he’s pretty level headed, and likes to be as factual as he can, very rarely falling to hyperbole. Always got time for his vids.

Minty Comedic Arts. A movie info feed, featuring ‘interesting stuff’ about older movies. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-AWmzJffDRA

Again, some swearing, but not in an edgy way, just a general vocab.

Never fails to entertain, and covers a lot of films, typically ones I greatly enjoy, or soon seek out. He also looks like my mate Adam. Down to the cadence of speech and physicality. But it’s not Adam!

How about you peeps?

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok

Dorset, England

I had to block Youtube as otherwise I lose entire evenings to it! But I did enjoy watching Day9's Starcraft Broodwar strategy videos back in the day.
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I enjoy a lot of stuff on the YouTubes, but a couple in particular are Lindsay Ellis, who does some really good technical analysis of films (and more recently, literature):


And more importantly, Loading Ready Run; they’re a Canadian comedy troupe who have also evolved into computer and tabletop game streaming (and other things). You may know them from the “Friday Nights” series on Magic the Gathering, but they do a tonne of other stuff:


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Best lore videos on youtube IMO. Well researched, well presented and great production values
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Potent Grey Knight Librarian

Fort Worth, TX

As for who I'm subscribed to:
James Townsend & Son: 18th century cooking
How to BBQ Right:: Malcom Reed teaches you how to BBQ right
Jim Sterling: video game commentator and reviewer
Kent Rollins: Cowboy Cooking
Dianzi Xiaoge: traditional Chinese cooking in a rural area of China, and I want that giant wood-fired wok she uses

Um, yeah, quite a few cooking-related channels there.

"Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds: Fire, walk with me."
- Twin Peaks
"You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love. I love you Sheriff Truman." - Twin Peaks 
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Stealthy Dark Angels Scout with Shotgun

Charlotte, NC

Almazan Kitchen is great cooking YouTube channel as well

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I like lots, but my favourite two are Hatfilms, and Fact Fiend. Both British, generally laddish banter, the former being video games and other nonsense, the latter being a banterish "professionally unprofessional" take on many of the weird facts of the world, media, and fiction.

I do like more intellectual and serious stuff too, but I watch Youtube first and foremost to relax and enjoy it - hence the above!

Read the history of the Charadon Crusade: The Crusade of Fury was at an end.
Join the Crion Crusade: I think it's the combination of butt jokes, democratic necrons, explosions, and mind-fething that draws people to this Crusade like moths to a bug zapper - War Kitten
Rippy wrote:Never forgetti, template spaghetti.
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Terminator with Assault Cannon

OKC, Oklahoma

Mostly I use Youtube to scan for new music and such.
Such as TheSnakeCharmer, Frog Leap Studios, and PMJ
But also
Big James Townsend & Son fan.
Fil from Wings of Pegasus Dude does some amazing analysis of musicians and gives pointers on playing without effects.
Scotty Kilmer mechanic talks about car repair and stuff. lots of good info for the home repair type.
Critical Role and Nerdarchy for that D&D fix.

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Of all the races of the universe the Squats have the longest memories and the shortest tempers. They are uncouth, unpredictably violent, and frequently drunk. Overall, I'm glad they're on our side!

Office of Naval Intelligence Research discovers 3 out of 4 sailors make up 75% of U.S. Navy.
"Madness is like gravity... All you need is a little push."

:Nilla Marines: 2500
:Marine "Scouts": 2500 (Systemically Quarantined, Unsupported, Abhuman, Truncated Soldiers)

"On one side of me stand my Homeworld, Stronghold and Brotherhood; On the other, my ancestors. I cannot behave otherwise than honorably."
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Cinema Sins and Honest Trailers I'll watch for their entertainment value.

I do rather like Nerd Slayer's "Death of a Game" series, which focuses on the development history of various MMOs and what their successes and failures were.

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A Protoss colony world

Eckhart's Ladder: Interesting discussions about various Sci-fi universes. He mainly discusses things from Star Wars, but ultimately does some "Who would win?" and "Who has the best ____?" type videos comparing a lot of different franchises including Star Trek, Halo, Warhammer 40k, Mass Effect, and more.

FamilyJules: This guy is awesome with his guitar, playing lots of fan favorite music from various video games.

The Glacial Geek: Fun Warhammer 40k content including battle reports for both regular 40k and Kill Team, as well as discussion about the state of the game.

Robbaz: A Swedish video gamer who has way too much fun playing various offbeat games including Kerbal Space Program, Euro Truck Simulator, Planet Coaster, and more.

SoloDoubleJ: I watch this guy mainly to pick up pointers on how to play SMITE better. He's pretty good at it and has good ideas for character builds.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 1/27/19, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~11200 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~1300 | Space Wolves: ~3400
Inquisition: ~300 | Officio Assassinorum: ~500 | Imperial Knights: ~800 | Talons of the Emperor: ~500
Tau Empire: ~6200 | Chaos Space Marines (various legions): ~8100 | Death Guard: ~2800 | Chaos Daemons (all types): ~2100
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Battlefortress Driver with Krusha Wheel

AngryJoe Show: As far as game reviews go, he's definitely one of the more impartial reviewers and though some of his skits can be a little on the cringey side, he's great on providing an in-depth look at a game and calling out on a lot of the questionable business practices of microtransactions and unnecessarily grindy aspects of modern gaming.

StrikingScorpion/TabletopTactics/WintersSEO: The trinity of battle report guys for me, not only great painted models, variety in army and tables but very well paced and filmed. Tabletop Tactics in particular has a very good rapport and banter in their crew and I could pass the hours away hearing them go on. Honorable mention goes out to SkaredCast as well, he's just a little lower since he has mainly Aeldari for his army and thus can't really match the studio stuff the other guys do.

ProZD: Lots of funny voiceovers and relevant tongue-in cheek satire on video games and anime.

Mega64: Lots of great video game skits and their DBZ shorts are some of the best I've seen.

Videogamedunkey: Doesn't post as frequently as he used to, but when he does its invariably worth it,

Manslayer: The creator of Gamerpoop, lord of hip dance moves in Skyrim and Fallout, he makes sure that the golden age of Bioware and Bethesda games keep on giving with his parodies. It says something about the quality of their recent games if he makes barely any gamerpoops on them in comparison to their earlier titles.

Some of the dead channels but great for revisiting is definitely Filthy Frank and OneyNG. The former for some truly landmark original content, and the other with his distinct animation and style that a lot of animators I noticed are inspired by (particularly DBZ/anime parody animations).

My milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard and they're like, hurr darry darr.

My suggestion to you is to get married, if you have a good wife you'll be happy, if you have a bad wife you'll become a philosopher. 
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Splattered With Acrylic Paint

twmba QLD

I don't watch tv but do watch doco's and music on youtube, not a fan of the way they are treating a lot of tubers with de-monetizing them through but it's easier to use than patreon.

I watch a lot of rockhounding, paleo weapons, fishing and tool/craft/blacksmithing videos from lots of different tubers, couple of better ones are,

Rokkit kit, Kayak fishing - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClSn_RiudM3oTxnrNg4QX3Q

Forgotten Weapons, old weapon channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/ForgottenWeapons

For rock collecting I've just started watching this guy as he a bit more local to me - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvl86XFshpCzzQjWqyi15sQ

Do like some of glacial geeks batreps too, he's not as annoying to listen to as most of the 40k guys.

Karol wrote:
Our reality does not have a wacky magical parallel twin universe made of 'emotions' that reflects back and amplifies the worst impulses of people in the 'real' world.

What is social media?
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Horrific Hive Tyrant

Mr. Sunday Movies and the Weekly Planet.

These are my opinions. This is how I feel. Others may feel differently. This needs to be stated for some reason.

 JohnHwangDD wrote:

The Nazis were right. It's better to be a Nazi than a fan.

Thank you for getting me on the side of Milo and the Nazis.

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Skillful Swordmaster

West Lafayette, IN

My daughters are the ones that do the constant youtube binging, not I. That being said, there was a user named Buffalax that used to subtitle non-English music videos showcasing what English words it sounds like they're saying. Some is absolute gibberish which is entertaining enough, some is so crystal clear and form full on sentences that are almost wet yourself funny. At least to me, anyway.

I don't turn away when my 6 year old watches Collins Key, the videos are usually quite funny. And the two sisters that do the bath bomb episodes, Just Jordan and All Around Audrey or something around that, pretty funny to watch them panic as an overzealous bath bomb exceeds the volume of their container.


For 4-6th WFB, 2-5th 40k, and similar timeframe gaming

Looking for dice from the new AOS boxed set and Dark Imperium on the cheap. Let me know if you can help.
 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
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Norn Queen

Dublin, Ireland

James Townsend & Son - 18th Century Cookery. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=92xHoNQQ45s

Great little channel.

I always keep an eye on

Alientheory - fan based vids on the Alien universe (sometimes read novels extracts)
Mattojelic / agamdaor - chess videos
Kim Justice - retro gaming reviews (80s-90s)
Yellowbrick video - ambient chillout music
Indridcasts - DoW2 pvp battle vids
Thelockpickinglawayer - guy picks locks - strangely hypnotic

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
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Council of 13 Runner Up

I'm surprised, but probably shouldn't be, at how many other Dakkanauts enjoy Jas Townsend & Son

Am giving the others a whirl, one by one. Factfiend I enjoyed. I'd describe it less as laddish banter (which can often mean a lack of actual wit replaced with casual 'isms') and more as 'Pub QI'. Genuinely interesting facts that amuse and entertain, but aren't likely to particularly enrich one's life.

Fed up for Scalpers? Why not join us? 
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Norn Queen

Dublin, Ireland

Oh I forgot numberphile - math based stuff (some of it waaay over my head but nice simple style to the vids - the good will hunting film problem was a cool watch).

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Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

I've become a big fan of Drachinifel. He does videos on naval history with a strong focus on the dreadnaught era, but he does stray into earlier eras from time to time. What separates his channel from others doing the same thing is his English sense of humor. Sadly, a number of his earlier videos use a computer voice and lost a lot, but he's slowly remaking them with his own voice and they're much improved for it.

Probably the best ones involve his descriptions of naval battles - Jutland, Operation Cerberus, and the crown jewel for humor; the Battle of Samar and the exploits of Taffy 3. Where a couple destroyers charge a battleship-heavy task force because 'of course they do'...

The History Guy is a fun channel for historical trivia.

Knowing Better is also fun for educating yourself on the topics he touches on. HOWEVER, he does touch on politics from a moderate standpoint in some of his videos, so extremists on both sides will not enjoy those particular shows. (Yes, in the comments he's been accused of being both a 'libtard' and a 'conservatard'... for the same video.) You have been warned. The only reason I mention him is because he does an excellent non-partisan analysis of the Bill of Rights which everyone should see.

Shadiversity, Skallgrim, Metatron, and Scholagladiatoria all do nice work about ancient and medieval history and/or fantasy, with extra emphasis on weapons and fighting techniques. Granted, some much more credibly or realistic than others...

BazBattles does nice graphics based recreations of historical battles, mostly ancient but with a scattering of medieval and even WWII...

MilitaryHistoryVisualized does graphic-based analysis of various military historical issues as well. Lots of deeper content there, going behind the tactics and strategy and into the political and logistics of various situations as well.

Sadly, the past year-and-a-half have forced me to walk away from all the Star Wars channels I used to watch.

On the lighter side, Simon's Cat is fairly simple animation of the trials and tribulations of living with cats. And theslowmoguys film lots of rather silly hijinks with their slow-motion cameras for our entertainment...

My job here is done. 
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Wicked Warp Spider

I'm a bit picky about me youtubes as floopyhaired no nothing shillmonkeys seem to be 90pc of yt's output

that said I like;

Jim 'kin Sterling son, a like minded chunky rage klaxon
Lukes APS, admittedly the shill rate has jumped but its his stuff and he knows his nerd onions
Lindybeige, the post 2000's Johnny Ball, I dont always agree with him but he can spin a tale
Vincent Curkov, excellent GB coverage and match reports that dont drag
Filmjoy, does what it says on the tin

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Awesome Autarch

There are loads of fake/garbage restoration videos and channels out there, but this one is legitimate:


my mechanics

A crazy Swiss guy who has serious skills at fixing/restoring, etc...with a penchant for polishing every single bolt. Really relaxing to watch and not a hack-job like soooo many other videos.

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Regular Dakkanaut

Lincoln, UK

Bedtime Stories - true life tales of the unknown, illustrated brilliantly in B&W. The narrator has an amazingly creepy voice.

Jim Sterling, as mentioned above.

A number of bushcraft, hiking and camping channels are basically extreme cooking channels. Joe Robinet and The Outdoor Gear Review are a good antidote to real life.

Big Clive takes apart consumer electronics and electricals, points out how they're deathtraps, and then takes them waaaay beyond their operating specs...
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Council of 13 Runner Up

How could I forget ‘Zack Morris Is Trash’


A childhood favourite, neatly deconstructed.

And yes. Kelly Kapowski remains a Goddess!

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 Momotaro wrote:
Bedtime Stories - true life tales of the unknown, illustrated brilliantly in B&W. The narrator has an amazingly creepy voice.

Jim Sterling, as mentioned above.

A number of bushcraft, hiking and camping channels are basically extreme cooking channels. Joe Robinet and The Outdoor Gear Review are a good antidote to real life.

Big Clive takes apart consumer electronics and electricals, points out how they're deathtraps, and then takes them waaaay beyond their operating specs...

Can I have a link to Bedtime Stories? I suspect it might be a trickier one to successfully search out.

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My sub list is pretty long, but some of my favorites are:

W40K related...
Tabletop Tactics
Warhammer TV
Winters SEO

First We Feast (absolutely amazing and so jealous I didn't think of it.)

Tasty (prepare yourself for type-9000 diabetes.)

Glove and Boots

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Implacable Skitarii

Viva La Dirt League - funny skits re online gaming. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCchBatdUMZoMfJ3rIzgV84g
How It Should Have Ended - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHCph-_jLba_9atyCZJPLQQ
Tabletop Assault - a BatRep/tactics channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR5wlhYssIt7VkNpv05yJ6w
Mark Rober - interesting mechanical ideas - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1kMZp36IQSyNx_9h4mpCg
winters SEO - a BatRep/tactics channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWVwkGrdqVEGkU3LNlp70fw
Ollie Bye - history of the world/regions via maps - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6gNjP1W4FXWExT5QpYkmhQ
Darkmatter 2525 - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL71922DE34C9673BD
CGMeetup - They make CGI short films - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrSvhrtUgpZT3EU0x1Zoy-w
The Templin Institute - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqCsO-fb2_OzVxm7J9MslA/videos

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Praise the Omnissiah

About 4k of .

Imperial Knights (Valiant, Warden & Armigers)

Some Misc. Imperium units etc. Assassins...

About 2k of  
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Courageous Grand Master


A lot of people have mentioned this before on dakka, but I do like watching Forgotten Weapons.

I'm not a gun owner, never have been, but I love seeing old muskets getting blasted off.

And one of its plus points is there is absolutely ZERO gun politics. No pun intended Just old guns, rare guns, and interesting things about how guns work.

Military history is a hobby of mine, so it gives you insights into how these old weapons were used.

Marcowargamer is an excellent channel for board games, RPGs, etc etc highly recommended

Not a channel as such, and non-British dakka members probably won't know what the feth I'm talking about, but I just like watching old game shows:

Bullseye with Jim Bowen the Crystal Maze, the interceptor, the Krypton factor, and old shows like Minder, The Professionals, The Sweeney, The Saint (pre-Bond Roger Moore)

"Our crops will wither, our children will die piteous
deaths and the sun will be swept from the sky. But is it true?" - Tom Kirby, CEO, Games Workshop Ltd 
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Council of 13 Runner Up

Old game shows?

Super, smashing, great.

Do I win a speedboat?

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Old game shows?

Super, smashing, great.

Do I win a speedboat?

To be honest, what with rising sea levels, and bad coastal erosion in Britain, those Northerners who won a speedboat in Bullseye, are probably sitting quite smugly right now

It's funny to see VHS players getting treated with reverence. Feth me, you couldn't even give those things away now in this day and age

"Our crops will wither, our children will die piteous
deaths and the sun will be swept from the sky. But is it true?" - Tom Kirby, CEO, Games Workshop Ltd 
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Moustache-twirling Princeps

We'll find out soon enough eh.

 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:

James Townsend & Son - 18th Century Cookery. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=92xHoNQQ45s

I was going to curse you for this one since I've wasted ages on it so far, but then I started looking at the comments and the amount of Rabble Rabble and utter batgakery is just glorious. Did you know that people don't cook like this anymore because pepperoni Hot Pockets are an NWO conspiracy?

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I need to acquire plastic Skavenslaves, can you help?
I have a blog now, evidently. Featuring the Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist.

"Your society's broken, so who should we blame? Should we blame the rich, powerful people who caused it? No, lets blame the people with no power and no money and those immigrants who don't even have the vote. Yea, it must be their fething fault." - Iain M Banks
"The language of modern British politics is meant to sound benign. But words do not mean what they seem to mean. 'Reform' actually means 'cut' or 'end'. 'Flexibility' really means 'exploit'. 'Prudence' really means 'don't invest'. And 'efficient'? That means whatever you want it to mean, usually 'cut'. All really mean 'keep wages low for the masses, taxes low for the rich, profits high for the corporations, and accept the decline in public services and amenities this will cause'." - Robin McAlpine from Common Weal 
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Council of 13 Runner Up

Silly you.

There are a few rules in life.

1. Don’t get dead.
2. Don’t get on fire
3. Don’t read the comments.

Silly, silly you!

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Trustworthy Shas'vre

Science and Futurism, with Isaac Arthur - a brilliant channel about (hard science) futurism, astrophysics, terraforming, interstellar travel and transhumanism.
Knowing Better - as mentioned above, a good analysis on American politics.
Extra Credits - about the video game industry, but also videos on history and mythology which are amazing.
Kirioth - as above, a good source for rumor and opinion on 40k.
Geography Now - going through every country on Earth alphabetically, one per week (approx). Funny and informative with a great cast.

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