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ATOT Official What do you watch on Youtube? thread (Share yours):


Mar 4, 2011
Like most of you degenerates, I like off-beat things.

This guy does stealth camping in various locations. I think it scratches lots of itch that kids & adults have regarding spending the night in suburb woods, homedepot parking lot, etc. It's completely casual vs many serious bushcraft camping videos (which are great too).

Bite-sized, well researched, science/current events/philosophy documentaries. These are so good, I believe everyone should watch it in HS.

IGN - gaming & nerd culture news.

Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares - the official channel posts full episodes of this discontinued show. google the best episodes of the seasons and watch 'em. As an older, wiser dude - watching this today, it's so overacted at times and Gordon is a baiting goading asshole. It's easy to watch.

Lots of scenic 4K drone shots of Hawaii, or any of the exotic vids are nice to watch just to appreciate my big screen tv. Just search 4k + country of choice.

I like watching random ass documentaries on youtube.. there are lots of good ones too... like what it's like being a submariner, world war 2 docs, etc.


Diamond Member
Jul 2, 2011
I have to admit I'm a sucker for LGR and his quirkiness when it comes to taking a look at retro hardware. His vids always seem to align with the tech of my youth so I enjoy them.

Nilered is another one I enjoy but he seems to be posting less and less lately. If you're into "garage science" type stuff his vids are worth watching.

Bright Sun Films and Technology Connections are a couple of others I enjoy watching as well.


Jul 11, 2001
LGR? Never heard of him. Boltr's stuff (AvE) is sensational.

I have been watching a lot of Rick Beato's videos. Music, baby!!!!!!!!!!

I've watched a ton of pandemic videos, recommend Dr. Mike Hansen, whose stuff is semi-pro but accessible, and he's very human for an M.D., knowledgeable, young enough to "get it," and he has a deeply personal sense of humor but sticks to the subject, whatever it is.

I really dig Trevor Noah. I also like A Closer Look, Cohen's political videos cut right to the heart of the matter and don't waste your time.

Music videos! Not really bands performing (but I don't put that down for a second), usually lately documentary stuff. The feature length docs on Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell and Chuck Berry are deep and killer, motivated me to get a MOST of their catalogues on CD.
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Nov 8, 2012
Matt Risinger: Gives tips and building knowledge for homes. I've had issues with my HVAC, insulation, etc... and it's a complex subject that isn't as simple as "Just buy a big AC". You have to properly size it - plus there is the whole process of house pressure, envelope, etc... Has some decent home understanding videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFCTrfb1JUJjs3Im8OZDtBw

Phillip Defranco for random news. Sometimes it leans a bit too much on "Youtuber" related news that I don't give a shit about - but overall it's an informative 10-12 minute daily show of whats going on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClFSU9_bUb4Rc6OYfTt5SPw

Casually explained for funnies: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr3cBLTYmIK9kY0F_OdFWFQ

Kurzgesagt for random science related videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q

Mark Rober - the guy who made the infamous videos on Porch theif glitter bombs. Does plenty of other fun "do it yourself" type of stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1kMZp36IQSyNx_9h4mpCg

Thats about it - other ones I watch are all gaming, politics, tax or legal related so I'll refrain from posting those since I doubt it appeals to this audience.


Diamond Member
Feb 26, 2005
I like the machinists / welders
austin ross, ron covell, keith rucker, abom79, steve summers, stefan gotteswinter, oxtool, blondihacks- she is working on a series building a steam engine and boiler. very fun.

millennial farmer, wranglerstar, justin rhodes, white house on the hill, martyT

cars: rich rebuilds, sam crac, cleetus McFarland, legit street cars, matts offroad recovery

matt resinger - bulding science
stanley "dirt monkey" genadak- landscaper
den of tools- tools
sampson boat company - restoring an old wood boat
acorn to arabela - building a new wood boat
investment joy - guy in ohio with lots of rentals and laundermats and carwashes

plainly difficult, project farm-one of the best things on youtube, ave, smarter every day, strangeparts, bigclivedotcom, tech ingredients, practical engineering

a couple of mine/urban exploring channels
one of them bought a gold mine recently and is starting to work it tvr exploring
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Oct 5, 2020
I like the machinists / welders
I've gotten into this stuff recently too. I've got a project I'm preparing for, and planning to get a welder soon to work on it, so looking at a lot of welding videos and reviews right now.

cars: rich rebuilds, sam crac, cleetus McFarland, legit street cars, matts offroad recovery

If you haven't, check out Westen Champlin too. While not the most professional, he is fun to watch and has some interesting projects.

I recently picked up an older F250 with a Powerstroke 6.0, so I've been watching a lot of videos to better understand and maintain it. That truck is also the project mentioned above that I need the welder for...