YouTube Channels and Youtubers for writers and everyone else!
I’m joining the AtoZ challenge sharing YouTube channels and Youtubers I follow as an independent author, researcher, learner, reader, and someone who is interested in emotional growth and physical wellbeing, as well as entertainment and current affairs.
I’ve enjoyed watching YouTube videos for years, but in 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Europe and the first lockdown was imposed as a security measure in most countries, I decided to go Premium on YouTube and I started watching even more videos on a wide variety of entertaining and informative topics, which I’d like to share with you over the coming month. I hope you enjoy!
Today I’m featuring two YouTubers and channels. The first is a very special history channel, the second is a doctor with great tips for a healthy life, and finally the great Ed Mylett, who interviews experts on various aspects of personal growth.
Let’s start with English Heritage. They prepare short and varied videos on all things British, from Victorian cooking, with a ‘real’ cook using ‘authentic equipment’ in a ‘real’ Victorian kitchen in an English stately home, such as the vide below.
As you can imagine, this channel has been invaluable for my research into Victorian England! There are also postcard videos on different parts of the country and countryside and videos on history too, and they also have tales from English folklore. I love the way they manage to make every video interesting and fun for viewers of all ages who are interested in English history.
Dr Stan Ekberg is a holistic doctor and Olimpic decathlete. He makes informative and useful videos on food, health and physical wellbeing. He explains everything for people with no medical background, but he doesn’t talk down to viewers, and he also justifies all his advice with evidence and sound theories.
Of course if someone has a serious health or emotional problem, YouTube is probably not going to solve it, they would need to visit a specialist, face to face, but often we have minor ailments which his videos can help you with, and they’re informative even if you don’t have any ailments.
This video on blood pressure is clear and informative, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop taking your medication. It’s useful and complimentary information to help you understand the process and why it may be high and how you might be able to lower it.
I’ve already posted on Ed Mylett’s book Max out your Life. This is Ed’s YouTube channel. He posts videos every Tuesday in which he interviews experts on motivation, health, relationships, business and plenty of other interesting topics.
This is one of his latest interview on regret, with Daniel Pink, the author of The Power of Regret.
I hope you found these channels interesting or useful, and if you want to check out what other bloggers are writing about this month in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge check them out on Twitter , Facebook, or Instagram.
Meanwhile, I hope you’re enjoying this chilly April! (At least it’s unusually chilly in Europe for this time of year).
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