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’s two featured YouTubers and channels illustrate the incredible variety you can find on this social media. I’m going to introduce you to a 27-year old model and club promoter from Newcastle, who took part in the first season of the reality show, Love Island, in the UK, and to another channel neuroscientists, physicists and philosophers are in search of consciousness, the cosmos, and the meaning of life. Both channels are inspiring and engaging because both of them offer insightful interviews with guest speakers.
Let’s start with Chris Williamson. His channel has playlists on relationships, life hacks, and modern Wisdom clips, which are snippets of conversations with experts on a variety of topics, as well as longer conversations.
I enjoy his insights into male psychology, because I’m over sixty and still trying to understand the modern male psyche, which is vital for a writer! This conversation on The manosphere, a collection of websites, blogs, and online forums promoting masculinity against feminism, was eye opening and thought provoking.
The next blog I’m featuring is Closer to Truth which I usually enjoy, although I must admit sometimes the complex interweaving of science and philosophy goes way over my head! Robert Lawrence Kuhn, author of 25 books on business strategy, finance, science and philosophy, asks complex and provocative questions to his illustrious guests. Most of his videos are usually between ten minutes and twenty minutes, which is a perfect length, especially if, like me, you need to listen to twice, sometimes!
This is a great video about What is time? He interviews experts and academics on the subject.
One of his most recent videos in which he interviews Richard Gott, professor of astrophysics at Princeton. is called ‘Why Did Our Universe Begin?’, is one of the episodes which were harder for me to grasp.
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 snowy April! (At least it’s unusually snowy in Europe for this time of year).