My Favourite YouTubers

updated April 2021

Even though I’ve limited my time on social media, one app I don’t want to delete off my phone is YouTube. Sometimes I just want to watch short YouTube videos to unwind instead of movies or TV shows. These are the channels I recommend:

Cody Ko, Kurtis ConnerDrew Gooden and Danny Gonzalez — Basically, I’m on Youtube to watch Youtubers make fun of other Youtubers, cringe TikToks, etc.

Nicki Positano — Nicki is an English makeup artist making vlogs to show what life is really like in the Amalfi Coast. So cool that they have their own little farm. But those 500 steps she has to walk just to go home – oof. I’ve been watching a lot of her videos during lockdown, and I find them really calming.

Safiya Nygaard — Highly entertaining content that’s also educational…but with weird stuff.

Claire Reads Books — If you want to know what’s hot in literature, Claire’s channel gives great book recommendations.

Micarah Tewers — So much respect for the amount of work (and chaotic energy) Micarah puts into her videos. She’s so talented.

Tiny Acorn — I’m too lazy to thrift, so I live vicariously through Erica. She has awesome style and finds the most amazing pieces.

Kait Bos — Kait reviews a lot of pieces from Doen, Christy Dawn, and Sezane, which are up my alley.

Crazy Russian Hacker — When I want to turn my brain off, I’ll watch this guy test random gadgets. He’s fun to watch because he’s enthusiastic about literally everything.

Alexandra Grater, The Sorry GirlsLone Fox — Interior design and DIY decor Youtubers filling my HGTV hole.

Anna Bey and Jamila Musayeva — Etiquette tips for women.

Luke AlexanderD’Angelo Wallace and Tiffany Ferg — Smart commentary YouTubers who keep me updated with the latest Internet trends and weirdness.

Two Set Violin — Young people like classical music too.

Joana Ceddia and Emma Chamberlain — Gen-Z Youtubers making me feel simultaneously young and old.

Fast Food Cuisine — The only French channel I watch on a regular basis to keep up with my language skills. His Food Hack videos are fun.

Our Tribe of Many — If you ever need to restore your faith in humanity, watch this channel about a biracial family with 9 kids and counting. It’s interesting to learn about the logistics of running a family that big. Maybe the only family vlog channel that’s not exploiting their children?

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