5 Youtube Channels that’ll Make You Smarter


Remember the days when you used head to a library to acquire knowledge or become informed about a subject. Safe to say, you can forget about your library card, the bibliotheca is a thing of the past. Now becoming informed, getting educated is a hop, skip and a YouTube search away. Want to understand the economies of the world? Want to
figure out how the internal combustion engine works or simply get a better grasp on philosophy – there’s a YouTube page that’ll help you out. There is one catch however, you’ll
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1.) Ted-Ed

The majority of people are familiar with TED Talks which features presentations and talks curated by innovative professionals around a specific topic. (These talks can be found right here: https://www.youtube.com/c/TED), TED-Ed presents its videos in the form of animated videos narrated by an expert. TED-Ed often addresses a specific and difficult conundrum which is then solved throughout the course of the video.
Videos range from the practical and thought provoking ‘Why don’t we cover the desert with solar panels’ to ‘Questions no one knows the answer to’. Explore all that Ted-Ed has to offer here: https://www.youtube.com/teded

2.) Economics Explained

Have an interest in economies, more specifically world economies. Then, Economics Explained is the YouTube channel for you. Economics Explained looks at interesting countries, the policies they have implemented and the decisions leaders have made as well as a host of other complex factors to get an idea of why the country’s economy performs they way it does and where that economy is headed. Some of the more interesting videos include ‘China’s Major Tax Problem’ and ‘The “Dirty” Economy of Australia’. Check out Economics Explained here: https://www.youtube.com/c/

3.) How to Adult

Oh, if only school taught us more practical skills than the plethora of knowledge we crammed our cranials with to served us know use at all. Like perhaps how to do your taxes or how to manage money better. Luckily, if you’re still in your mid twenties – ‘How to Adult’ has got your back. On ‘How to Adult’ you will learn everything from, how to do your taxes, how to communicate in a romantic relationship to essential interview tips. Needing to adult? Here’s how: https://www.youtube.com/c/learnhowtoadult

4.) Smarter Every Day

Smarter Every Day is a educational YouTube channel hosted by John Destin and it’s primary goal is to explore the world using science. John Destin’s demeanour is inviting and thoroughly entertaining. He takes complex scientific structures and breaks them down into laymen terms so that we can all understand. Want to be included when the subject of conversation veers off into the world of carburettors, pistons and turbos – than John Destin and his Smarter Every Day YouTube channel is for you! >> https://www.youtube.com/c/smartereveryday/videos

5.) Academy of Ideas

What is philosophy? The term philosophy literally means, ‘love of wisdom’. Philosophy is what we do when we undertake to understand fundamental truths about ourselves, the world in which we live and our relationships to the world and to each others. If that sounds like something that is up your alley – then you should check out the YouTube channel, Academy of Ideas: https://www.youtube.com/c/academyofideas/featured – some of the topics discussed include ‘Why the Lack of Religion Breeds Mental Health’, ‘Nietzche and Psychology: How To Become Who You Are’ and ‘Why Suffering can Promote Strength and Health’.


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