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24 Incredibly Bingeable YouTube Channels For When You've Watched Everything On Netflix Already

We've all suddenly got a lot of time on our hands.

YouTube is an amazing place for soothing, educational, short videos that don't require a ton of mental investment or brain space — perfect for stressful times like this.

There's also something about the DIY nature of YouTube — art made by the people for the people — that is incredibly comforting during a time where you may be self-isolating and seeking a little human connection.

In order to capture the full breadth and randomness of YouTube, this list is sourced from a variety of places: my coworkers, me, and this Reddit thread.

1. JunsKitchen, a cooking channel from a guy who makes food with his cats

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It is so much pure.

2. Graham Norton Show, a British comedic talk show that will make you see your favorite celebrities in a different light

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"Celebrities tend to act more naturally in Graham Norton shows, whereas in other shows they seem more PR oriented." - iwantmyburd

Start with the Matt Damon, Hugh Bonniville and Bill Murray episode.

3. You Suck At Cooking for hands-only cooking videos narrated with deadpan humor

It's like recipes that actually don't suck, but with a whole internal monologue of inside jokes. "I watch a lot of "Binging with Babish" to learn about things that I could make, but I watch "You Suck At Cooking" to find recipes that I will make." - HopefullyImAdopted

4. Steve1989MREInfo for oddly nostalgic reviews of MRE meals from past and present

"All you have to do is watch just one video and you're hooked. He's like the Bob Ross of MRE/ration reviews." - cadetprivatesnuffy

5. The Great Pottery Throwdown, a wholesome reality show in the spirit of the Great British Bake Off

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It has all the same charm and chill, contestants are actually pleasant to one another, and you get to learn about the rich history of Stoke-on-Trent, the pottery capital of the world. There are multiple seasons, and they're all available on YouTube.

6. OverlySarcasticProductions, an educational history and literary channel that's great for background listening

"I am a professor of literature. My 11 year old watches these obsessively while playing Minecraft. I'm constantly gobsmacked by what I learn just from overhearing the videos: why didn't I learn that in grad school." - felagund

7. Daily Dose of Internet for videos that compile all of the best things on the internet for you

"Finding this channel was to me like finding a little gem. Short little quaint clips that either spark my curiosity or warm my heart all complied together with no underlying agenda." - ValkyrieCain9

8. Defunctland for videos that give you the history of Disney park rides that you never even knew you cared about

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"I binged every single video on that channel one night. So good. Love abandoned places especially when they’re amusement parks." - buritters

9. The Proper People for more urban exploration of abandoned places.

"They have a good backlog and their videos are pretty silent (not a whole ot of dialogue except for them talking about the location) so I can turn it on when I’m not paying attention and feel like I’m not missing a whole lot." - Merethic

10. This Is Dan Bell's "Dead Mall Series", an inside look at the most depressing malls in America

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Anyone with a childhood will find the rise and falls of malls a scintillating topic.

11. Binging with Babish for stylized cooking videos that walk you through recipes from pop culture.

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"Super relaxing to watch." - GlitchTaleEnder

12. Chills, a channel whose aesthetic I can only describe as..."mindfuckcore"?

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"I can watch these for hours for (1) content and (2) his ridiculous narrating voice." - my coworker Austin

13. Reality House, which is basically Big Brother but with YouTubers

It's like a super juicy reality TV show from MTV in the late '90s/early 2000s aka when American culture peaked.

14. Bon Apetit's "Gourmet Makes" where the inimitable Claire Saffitz attempts to recreate popular foods like Krispy Kreme donuts.

15. Criminally Listed, if you're looking for true crime

"His method of explaining the cases in his videos alongside the music he chooses is really eerie and haunting." - eam1188

16. UNHhhh, with Trixie and Katya from Rupaul's Drag Race

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If you become hopelessly addicted, you should also try "I Like to Watch" on Netflix's YouTube channel where they review popular Netflix shows.

17. Company Man, featuring short, bite-sized videos behind why some of the world's most famous companies fail

If you've ever lied awake at night wondering whatever happened to Sbarro, this is the channel for you!

18. Yes Theory, a well-produced, offbeat documentary channel

19. Caught in Providence, the channel of a traffic court in Rhode Island

Find your new favorite judge. Somehow this channel has amassed almost a million subscribers.

20. Kiwami Japan, a knife-making YouTube channel that's perfect background watching

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So weirdly calming.

21. Omeleto, a whole channel of high quality 20-30 minute films starring actors like Maisie Williams and Nick Offerman

22. 킹클럽KingClub

"I am a huge fan of Korean/Japanese talk/game shows. I recently stumbled upon this guy's channel and a few like him. Lot's of laughter to be had if you're into this sort of thing!" - Krosscut

23. Best Dressed, if you were ever curious about what a really smart but relatable 21-year-old's life is like

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Somehow this girl is only 21 but she knows more about adulting than I do. I recommend her apartment/city life videos and thrifting tips.

24. Primitive Technology, a channel that might actually make you romanticize the survivalist lifestyle??

View this video on YouTube

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It's the end of the world as we know it, so why not learn some survival skills while we're waiting? Watch this man build tools and materials from scratch as if living in the wild with zero technology.

This list is obviously a very small slice of the k-hole that is YouTube.

Leave some of your own recommendations in the comments below!

Note: submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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