It’s official, the world is on lockdown and maybe dying. Ok, so maybe not the entire world, but a good portion of it has enforced some sort of restriction to try and put an end to this Coronavirus. Me? I’m just hoping that we get to see our friends anytime soon. While we wait for quarantine to end and for all of this to become a (horrible) memory, there are some YouTube channels you should definitely subscribe to in the meantime.
- Crash Course
Created by John and Hank Green themselves, this channel is great for learning, and it’s actually fun. It’s pretty self-explanatory. The channel is a series of “crash courses” in multiple topics, such as world mythology, economics, artificial intelligence, engineering, computer science, and so many more. It’s definitely one of my favorites on this list.
This one is for people who are more into gaming, Markiplier’s commentary is seriously super funny and will have you laughing till your stomach hurts. Besides, he is the king of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
If you haven’t heard of TED or TEDx until now, I don’t know what to tell you except that you should definitely go watch them. TED talks are short talks focused on spreading ideas and discussing important issues. They’ve covered everything from love to technology to math, almost everything there is to talk about! Plus, their videos are subtitled in 100+ languages, so wherever you’re from, there’s a video for you!
- The Try Guys
Another self-explanatory one, the try guys are a group of 4 guys who try a bunch of stuff, so you don’t have to. They’ve tried simulating labour pains, became drag queens, baked without a recipe, and lots of other stuff. Check it out for yourself!
- Good Mythical Morning
This is also one of my favorites – Good Mythical Morning upload every weekday, so you’ll be pretty occupied. They ask a different question each day and then go on to answer it. For example: what happens to random stuff when we put it in alcohol for a month? Can we cook a whole turkey in a trash can? Who knows? Only one way to find out.
A second gamer, jacksepticeye is also a laugh till you faint kinda guy, with 2 uploads a day and a lot to keep you entertained. Thank me later.
- Jeffree Star
Whether you’re seeking makeup reviews, tea, or just some funny content, Jeffree has it all. (and I mean ALL) Seriously, just watch his new house tour.
- Binging with Babish
I think it’s safe to say that ever since quarantine happened, we’ve all been eating more than we normally do – which is totally fine, who doesn’t love food? Whether you’re a master chef or can barely make a bowl of cereal, Babish has a recipe for everyone. Also, he recreates some of the most iconic tv dishes and that includes The Krabby Patty.
- Mr. Beast
Mr. Beast proves that not all rich guys are profit-driven jerks. He constantly reminds us about the environment, about helping others and staying humble. His channel has the right mix of humor and wholeheartedness to get you into a good mood.
- Buzzfeed Unsolved
Unlock your inner detective with this channel. Shane and Ryan go to a different place every episode, taking us along with them, learning about what happened there. Maybe an unsolved murder? Ghosts? A massacre? Maybe all of the above.
- Jenna Marbles
Remember that time you wanted to impulsively dye your hair? Or create a horrible “5 minute craft”? Or just do something incredibly stupid? Yep, she’s done them all. And it’s horribly funny.
- The Voice
Remember that weird period of our lives where we were all suddenly obsessed with The Voice? Well, looks like we’re not going anywhere for a while, so it wouldn’t hurt to go back to that time.
Ran by the cutest person ever, Ashley posts mainly about fashion and lifestyle tips. She’s known as the thrifting queen, and it’s pretty accurate.
- Let Me Explain
Let Me Explain is voiced by Arturo Zurita, edited and written by Alina Montemayor; they have reviewed almost every movie on the planet. And they may be the only critics I actually trust. If you’re going to watch a movie, I recommend you watch their review first. And, well they watched cats to save us from watching it, so a win-win.
Vsauce is one of the best science channels out there. Any science question you have, you’ll most likely find that he’s already answered it. Ask whatever your heart desires, now is the time.
These channels should keep you busy for a bit, considering there’s years and years worth of content on this list (but who really knows how long this will go on). My heart goes out to y’all, stay safe and stay inside – I know it’s what everyone says, but it’s what has to be done. Good luck!