What to Watch Today

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What to Watch Categories

  1. Speeches
  2. Current Tech
  3. Current Events / News
  4. Historical context of previous current event / American History
  5. Music
  6. TED
  7. Nerd
  8. Entertaining
  9. Miscellaneous
  10. Best of previous 9, get more.

Just My Notes Below…

Reality TV is the worst… or is it? No. Reality TV is the best, just as long as it is real. I’m talking history, people. I’m talking about current events. I’m talking about people really doing things. In the deluge of content available now, here is the cream of the crop as I see it, to include audiobooks, lectures, and podcasts.

Video and TV

  • TED
  • Extra Credits History. Awesome short history summaries. These can help you decide what you are interested in.
  • Numberphile. All about numbers by mathematicians. (Give it a chance!)
  • More Freedom Foundation by Rob Morris. Political, but connects recent history to current events. Follows a coherent line of thought from video to video unlike mainstream news coverage.
  • YouTube Fulton Sheen. Simple lessons on life from the 1950s.
  • YouTube Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Lectures, Podcasts, Audiobooks

Stuff I Haven’t Seen (Yet)
  • Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. I haven’t listened yet, but I hear it is good. It is free.
  • YouTube Michio Ikaku
  • Front Line CNN ISIS recommended by uncle’s friend.
  • The Trust Engineers, Radio Lab, recommended by SSgt Daniels
  • Vice World Cup, or Real Sports with Bryant Gumble on the subject.
  • Leonard Bernstein Great Concerts
  • Teaching Center (like Sports Center, comedy?)
  • Comment with more suggestions!


  • 7
  • 8 Entertaining from viewer (https://youtu.be/UXyHf_SpUUI or https://youtu.be/BdHK_r9RXTc) “falls solidly under no other category” “We know what we are used to, so it is strange to have a video where you start with answers and are left with questions.” [misc] [ant crawling] [earthquake effect] [reverse video effect] [Whew! at end] [português] [Reggie Watts]
  • 9
      • Pakistan / India history week following.
    • Entertaining: Chuck Norris WoW commercial
    • Current tech: Drone Weaponry! Lethal Autonomous Weapons (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_6xHXXeNkg)

      • Drone: https://www.instagram.com/p/Be1IKFRFsRb/
    • Misc. Smart octupi, smart crows, monkey riding motorcycle,
    • April fools Day: Man scares wife fooling with gun (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ZXJkO6L_A), Deer jumps over biker, concrete soccer balls,
    • Black history: Samuel King What I wasn’t Taught in School, videos about the people he lists.
    • India, Pakistan and Kashmir by The Economist, Nov 2009 (and Bangladesh) <iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/8rmUiLwy7kI?rel=0″ width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe> India+Pakistan+Bangladesh=22% of world population. India is #2 behind China barely.
  • Current event: North and South Korea at Winter Olympics, defectors? Good will?
  • Apocalypse series, stranger than fiction.
    • Bronze Age collapse Extra Credits History
    • Lack of a state video from Ahmed
    • Zombie believer video. Zombie Survival Guide
    • How many apocalypse movies and series are out there.
    • Trump tweeting.
    • Volcanic eruptions, volcanic winters
    • SI sign of the apocalypse
    • Westerns
    • “preparers” videos
    • 7.6 Billion
    • Resource availability: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959


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