They say you learn something new every day. That’s probably true, especially if you’re going to school. However, sometimes I want to learn more than one new thing every day, and sometimes I want to learn about something completely outside of my area of study. On those days, I go to YouTube, a place where I can find almost anything about everything. Here are some great channels to browse if you want to learn something new:


  1. TED-Ed

You’ve probably watched a TED Talk for class, or maybe just for fun. TED-Ed is a little bit different; short for TED Education, the channel is full of short animated videos that explain history, theories and other miscellaneous events. If you want to learn something while watching great animation, this is the channel fo you. It can be found here: (


  1. Vox

Vox is a general news website with a mission to explain the news in a clear and entertaining way. Their YouTube channel is very reflective of that, and they have explanatory videos covering topics such as Catalonia’s independence movement, the new United States tax law and the North Korean nuclear law. They also cover a broad range of topics from concussions in women’s ice hockey to the relationship between Donald Trump and Fox News. You can find the channel here:



  1. Crash Course

Crash Course is a channel created by John Green — you might know him as the author of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Looking for Alaska” — and his brother Hank Green. This channel is full of great comprehensive videos that explain a multitude of subjects, including some you might currently be taking courses in. It’s fast paced and entertaining, and if you’re looking to catch up on a week’s worth of reading summarized in 10 minutes, check it out. You can find it here: