The best geography/ history Youtubers

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1: General Knowledge

General Knowledge is a Youtube channel ran by a Portuguese guy (all videos are in English) that consists of animations and maps or interesting history and information about countries and empires.This channel discusses basic topics like cities, currency, and population that are made entertaining by animations and drawings. My favorite General Knowledge playlist is titled, “Colonial Empires.” Each video talks about different empires throughout history and is perfect for giving you the information you might need to make a Jetpunk quiz about that empire. I know General Knowledge is one of the youtube channels I look for in my recommended.

2: Geography Now

Geography Now has a specific video on 165 countries is is still making monthly videos on all countries A-Z. The host, “Paul Barbato,” is funny and does a good job of explaining each country’s, physical and political geography as well as sections dedicated to the friends and demographics of that country. Paul is often joined by a person from the country he is talking about just to make sure the information is as accurate as can be.

3: Oversimplified 

Oversimplified is all about wars and politics. Each video talks about a war or subject such as prohibition and animates it. Each video is great as it explains the history simply and provides the viewer with funny jokes, animations, and information about the topic.Oversimplified also has a whole playlist dedicated to videos about mini-wars that many people have never heard of.

4: Bald and Bankrupt

Join an Englishman through his adventures in former British Raj and Soviet countries. He gives anyone an insight into how it might be living in Chernobyl and even meets a couple living inside of it. Bald is very outgoing and often times talks to random strangers in the streets. His understanding of Hindi and Russian lets him talk to almost everyone he wants to talk to. He takes the viewers through old historic monuments that you may have never heard of.

A note

These are just my personal favorite geography Youtubers that I watch daily and i understand that there is my more I did not include. This blog was simply meant to give viewers some recommendations on videos they may enjoy.

19 Comments
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2021
I also love geography videos! I watch all of these except Bald and Bankrupt. I'm subscribed to almost 50 geography and history channels so here are some of them. Some of these aren't solely geography content or are related subjects I also find interesting.

1. KhAnubis

2. Mr. Beat

3. State of the World (very underrated!)

4. RealLifeLore

5. PolyMatter

6. Half as Interesting

7. NativLang

8. James Ker-Lindsay

9. Jay Foreman

10. J.J. McCullough

11. Politics with Paint (also underrated)

12. WonderWhy

13. Atlas Pro

14. Name Explain

15. Tom Scott

16. Vexillographer

17. Left Handed Asians

18. UsefulCharts

19. City Beautiful

20. The Tim Traveller

21. Half-Asleep Chris

22. From Nothing

23. Second-Hand Topics

24. History with Hilbert

25. Kings and Things

26. CGP Grey

27. Geography World

28. Futurology

29. Wendover Productions

30. Saranna Rotgard

31. History Matters

32. That is Interesting

33. The Armchair Historians

34. Odd Compass

35. The Planet Project

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Level 55
Jul 26, 2021
I watch most of these channels as well but decided to only include my top 4 favorites. thanks for reading my blog!
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2021
Also I wasn't planning to share this until later but I also have a geography/history YouTube channel also called TheNatureThread, I'll probably make a blog talking about it more but for now you can subscribe if you like it
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Level 55
Jul 26, 2021
nice, ill watch some later
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Level 62
Jul 27, 2021
I will definitely subscribe.
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Level 43
Jul 26, 2021
RLL has a Portuguese-speak channel...?
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2021
I don't think so
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Level 55
Jul 26, 2021
No it doesnt
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Level 43
Jul 26, 2021
I was being ironic, but... thanks?
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Level 55
Jul 26, 2021
Sorry for ruining your joke. It was unintentional
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Level 43
Jul 27, 2021
No worries!
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Level 55
Jul 26, 2021
My favorite of what you mentioned are numbers 10, 14, and whatever jj mc-whatever is
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Level 66
Jul 27, 2021
RLL is boring in my opinion. Try the Infographics Show.
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Level 55
Jul 27, 2021
I already watch that aswell.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2021
Wow, thanks for all the recommendations in the post and thread. I like Le Dessous des cartes by Arte (Mapping the World), although I don't know if all episodes can be found with English subtitles.
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Level 78
Jul 27, 2021
I used to watch "Bald and Bankrupt" but there have been some rumours flying around about him being involved in Sex tourism. He does seem a little creepy at times in my opinion.

Tom Scott does some excellent and informative videos as does the Tim Traveller.

Real Life Lore videos to me are annoying but thats just me i suppose.

Thanks for the list NatureThread, I shall be watching some of them.

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Level 55
Jul 27, 2021
Why would he be involved in sex tourism?
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Level 66
Jul 28, 2021
Because sometimes YouTubers like MrMrPizza are creeps in real life
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Level 78
Aug 2, 2021
The rumours are that he visits the poorest countries and places because he can get what he wants for very little money.