I Quit Watching TV back in 2013: This is What I Have Been Watching Instead

My bizarre, curated list of random YouTube channels — hidden gems, great wisdom, creative inspiration, and some strange stuff you’ll have to see to believe — that’ll get you hooked too!

Erik Blair
11 min readSep 9, 2022


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I spent the pandemic lockdown doing mostly two things; watching YouTube videos and building a camper van out of a cargo van.

But that’s another story…

A friend of mine in Hawai’i asked me to share some of my favorite YouTube channels. She’s like me and finds “regular cable programming” to be nothing short of stupidification of the masses.

So I quickly looked at my most recent viewing and was amazed at how many channels I have been watching for years.

I quickly posted links to a few on the Facebook post where she asked for my favorite YouTube channels. But Facebook isn’t the place for comprehensive content. It’s great for a quick meme, or to quickly shut…