Do you enjoy learning, but feel it’s too hard or expensive to get access to high quality education? Once you get beyond the myriad of cat videos and fail compilations you’ll find YouTube provides free access to interviews, speeches, and debates from thought leaders around the world, views of the most breathe taking locations you can visit (and some you can’t), and cutting edge lessons in any topic you imagine!

If your interested in learning online, here are 5 FREE YouTube channels you NEED to check out:

 

1) Vice News

 

2) Vsauce 1, 2, & 3

  • What is it?
    • Vsauce is a channel about science, philosophy, and mind blowing questions like: What would happen if everyone on the planet jumped at the same time? Hint – we don’t want to find out…
  • One of my favorite videos from Vsauce2: Hear with your Tongue!

 

3) The Young Turks (TYT)

  • What is it?
    • TYT is the most viewed YouTube news source (and for a good reason)! Cenk (the host) provides a unique (sometimes over the top) perspective on current events circulating the media. This is a refreshing change from the hyper commercialized mainstream networks like FOX, CNN, and MSNBC. I also appreciate TYT because beyond talking about the issues, they also take action. For example the creation of Wolf Pac – an organization formed to help take money out of politics.
  • One of my favorite segments from TYT: Fox brings on a noteable guest…

 

4) Brian Johnson

  • Who is he?
    • The creator of Philosophers Notes and Optimal Living 101. In his channel, Brian reviews the top self development books out today both new and old. Every day he posts a new video highlighting the top 5 big ideas from each book. This is a great way to spend 10 minutes in the morning!
  • One of my favorite notes: The Miracle Morning

 

5) TED

  • What is it?
    • TED is an acronym for Technology, Education, and Design, but basically they cover any big ideas that challenge our assumptions. Typically the talks last about 6 to 20 minutes and feature prominent thought leaders from around the world.
  • One of my favorite talks: Do Schools Kill Creativity? by Sir Ken Robinson

 

Thanks for reading – I hope you gain as much from these channels as I have! If there are any channels you’d like to add to the list, comment down below or reach out to me via twitter @heydavidrHappy viewing!

 

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