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The Best Educational YouTubers  

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These educational YouTubers are making learning more accessible to everyone by allowing you to have complicated concepts explained to you via a phone or computer screen. If there's something you don't quite understand, these channels have you covered. Including science, news, history, math, technology, and myths, educational videos cover such a wide array of topics, you should be able to find at least one YouTuber online posting about what interests you. 

Some educational channels are run by established authors and scholars. Michael Stevens, who operates the channel known as Vsauce, sports a bachelors in psychology and English literature from University of Chicago and educates his viewers about science, technology, and human behavior. Other good YouTube channels for learning include AsapScience, CGP Grey, Physics Girl, and SmarterEveryDay. 

Who are the best educational YouTubers? Vote up your favorites below and add anyone you feel is missing. 

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Vsauce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Michael David Stevens (born January 23, 1986) is an American educator, comedian, speaker, entertainer, editor and Internet personality, best known for creating and hosting the popular education ...more
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AsapSCIENCE is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
AsapScience, stylized as AsapSCIENCE, is a YouTube channel created by Canadian YouTubers Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown. The channel produces weekly videos that touch on many different topics ...more
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SmarterEveryDay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Destin Sandlin (born 1981) is an American engineer best known for his educational video series Smarter Every Day (SED), which is hosted on a YouTube channel of the same name launched in 2007. ...more
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Life Noggin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Life Noggin is a YouTube channel comprised of an animated web show designed to teach viewers about the brain, the environment, and other topics. The channel was founded by Pat Graziosi, Ian ...more
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CrazyRussianHacker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Taras Kulakov (born March 11, 1987) better known as CrazyRussianHacker, is a Ukrainian-born American YouTuber best known for his "life hacks", scientific experiments (or in other ...more
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What's Inside? is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
What's Inside? is a YouTube channel featuring Lincoln Markham and his father Daniel Markham. Their videos feature the two cutting open random objects to explore the contents inside. The video ...more
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minutephysics is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Henry Reich (born July 23, 1987) is a physicist and filmmaker who created the educational series of videos called MinutePhysics which became available through YouTube. He later created a channel ...more
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The King of Random is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Grant Thompson (born November 21, 1976) is a YouTube phenomenon who posts projects, experiments, and life hack videos to his enormously popular channel TheKingofRandom. The channel has more than ...more
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Because Science is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
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Because Science is a YouTube channel hosted by Kyle Hill. The show features Hill using math and science concepts to solve, measure, and make sense of pop culture quandaries in comics, video ...more
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Planet Dolan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Daniel James Johnson (born March 20, 1986) is an Australian YouTuber known for his countdown videos on his DDTop20 channel, also known as Planet Dolan, which has earned over 5 million ...more
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CGP Grey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
CGP Grey is an American-Irish educational YouTuber and podcaster who posts on YouTube under the channel CGP Grey. Grey also posts videos on his secondary channel, CGPGrey2, and livestreams ...more
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Brain Education TV is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Jasmine Torres added Brain Education TV
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Thoughty2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Arran Lomas (born July 15, 1992), better known as Thoughty2, is a YouTuber who earned over 2.3 million subscribers on his popular channel, where he answers questions about "life, the ...more
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BrainCraft is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
BrainCraft is an educational video series on YouTube created by Australian science communicator Vanessa Hill. Hill's videos use stop motion and paper craft animation to explain neuroscience, ...more
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oskarbookreview is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
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Deep Look is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Deep Look is a YouTube channel hosted by Lauren Sommer. The channel is comprised of educational videos that use macro photography and microscopy to explore a variety of science topics.
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Emily Graslie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
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Emily Graslie is an American science communicator and YouTube educator. She started volunteering at the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum at the University of Montana in 2011. After appearing ...more
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Physics Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Dianna Leilani Cowern (born 4 May 1989) is a science communicator. She hosts a PBS Digital Studios channel called Physics Girl. She is a YouTuber who posts videos explaining various physical ...more
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Infinite Waters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Ralph Smart (born March 3, 1986) is a psychologist and creator of the YouTube channel Infinite Waters (Diving Deep) who has also served as a life coach, counselor, criminologist and more. His ...more
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Kipkay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Kip Kedersha (born December 12, 1957), better known as Kipkay is an American author of how-to videos. As of 2008, Kedersha is the all-time top-grossing Metacafe user, having earned more than ...more
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Kati Morton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Kati Morton (born October 13, 1983) is a YouTuber known for her self-titled channel where she posts advice and educational videos about mental health issues, from suicide to eating disorders. ...more
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Kids Learning Tube is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Educational YouTubers
Matthew (born May 13, 1977) is an Educational YouTube personality whose channel, Kids Learning Tube, is filled with videos of animated characters and songs to teach children educational material ...more