Here you’ll find a list of the 30 best YouTube channels that I personally love. From finance to philosophy, personal development, and survival skills you’re guaranteed to find a topic that will interest you. At the very least watching them will help you feel better about the amount of time you have spent on YouTube. I mean, it’s not a waste of time if it’s educational, right?



Go through the full list, or simply click on the specific topic that interests you below. The link will take you to where you need to go. Whoosh!

Finance Management

Interesting History

First Aid & Survival Skills

Big Ideas



Personal Development

Long Form Discussions & Interviews

Science & Tech

People & World Views


Best YouTube Channels for Finance Management

1. Marko – White Board Finance

Covering everything from leasing cars, to everyday budgeting and retirement, Marko’s easy to follow lectures offer comprehensive financial advice.


2. The Financial Diet

The Financial Diet describes itself as discussing personal finance in a way that doesn’t make you want to curl up in a ball and cry. I like that.


3. Nate O’Brien

One-stop shop for financial and budgeting advice, with weekly investing & entrepreneurship videos to boot.


Best YouTube Channels for Interesting History

4. Alternate History Hub

Helps you to understand the ramifications of significant historical events by talking about where we might be now if they had never happened.


5. History with Hilbert

Does just what it says on the tin, but with a hilarious and personal twist.


6. Over Simplified

The cliffs notes version of all major historical events told in a fun and engaging way.


Best YouTube Channels for First Aid & Survival Skills

7. St John Ambulance

These videos cover almost every scenario, teaching you how to deal with emergency situations as a first responder.

8. Survival Lilly

Lilly is a professional survivalist with videos on everything you may need to know if you are camping, hiking, or end up trapped in the wilderness.


9. Trillium: Wild Edibles

Trillium talks you through commonly found plants that can be eaten or used for their medicinal properties in an emergency (or all the time under the supervision of your doctor).


Best YouTube Channels for Big Ideas

10. What I’ve Learned

These videos research a wide range of topics, most notably health, all in the quest for truth.


11. Big Think

Big Think offers expert-driven, educational content that focuses on the bigger questions in life.


12. Crash Course

No excuse to be left in the dark with these comprehensive free courses. Crash Course covers a wide range of topics from computer science and astronomy, to psychology and ecology.


Best YouTube Channels for Home

13. Clean My Space!

If you’re Mom has cleaned your house your entire life, or you could just benefit from finding quicker or better ways to clean and organise your home, this channel will help you out.


14. Lowe’s Home Improvement

From tending to a garden to learning how to install a patio, Lowe’s have mountains of videos that will undoubtedly come in handy.


15. Exploring Alternatives

Check out these alternative ways of living; all carried out in the name of sustainability and cost-effectiveness.


Best YouTube Channels for Philosophy

16. Wireless Philosophy

Wireless philosophy aims to remove the barriers to philosophy education by offering free videos created by professors from Yale, Stanford, Oxford, MIT, and more.


17. Philosophy Overdose

What better way to learn philosophy than from the actual philosophers themselves? Here you’ll find real videos and interviews straight from the source.


18. Wisecrack

The philosophy videos on this channel relate to modern TV and movies. Both interesting and hilarious, they make the complex philosophical ideas behind them much easier to digest.


Best YouTube Channels for Personal Development

19. The Art of Improvement

These white board videos explain how to better yourself, be more productive, and take care of yourself. Think self-help, life lessons and personal growth.


20. After Skool – Alternative Education YouTube Channel

Here you’ll find weekly videos on interesting science, psychology, ideas, stories, and education; all with the premise of helping you to improve your life.


21. Motivation Madness

This channel creates inspirational videos using some of the most profound and life-changing words from speeches of the most successful and influential people in the world.


Best YouTube Channels for Long Form Discussions & Interviews

22. PowerfulJRE – Joe Rogan Experience

JRE is arguably the most famous podcasts out there. Expand your mind by listening to any of the hundreds of episodes with super interesting guests.


23. Tom Bilyeu (Impact Theory)

Tom Bilyeu is a personal development guru that will introduce you to thought-provoking people and ideas in his interviews.



This guy initially started off as the ultimate YouTube prankster but has finessed in his development. Now, he offers some of the most eye-opening and real interviews you will come across on YouTube. There’s something a bit awkward about him (think Louis Theroux), and I like that.


Best YouTube Channels for Science & Tech

25. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt is one of the best and longest running channels out there with regard to all things philosophy and science. Told using easy to digest examples and amazing animations.


26. BBC Click

BBC Click is a UK based technology TV show that teaches us all the things we didn’t know that we needed to know.


27. SciShow

This channel breaks down harder science topics such as quantum physics and mathematics with daily uploads. You can also check out their equally interesting sister-channels SciShow Space, SciShow Psych, and SciShow Kids.


Best YouTube Channels for People & World Views

28. BBC Three

From videos about sex and relationships, to investigations about crime and drugs, BBC Three is full of real-world documentaries to make you think, laugh and gain new perspectives.


29. Real Stories

Real Stories uploads at least four full length documentaries a week from the best documentary producers on the planet.


30. Invisible People

Homelessness is undoubtedly one of our biggest societal issues today, and this channel gives those people a voice. Invisible People is also a registered nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness.

Did your favourite educational YouTube channel make the list? If not, please share the knowledge and let me know in the comment section below.

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