40 YouTube Channels You Can Spend Hours On

The Internet has gifted us with many things. Along with e-mail and other things, we have also received YouTube. There’s a variety of things that you can find on YouTube, and plenty of tricks to viewing them as well. From how-to’s to comedy channels that can get a chuckle or two out of you, it’s really hard not just to get caught up in what it offers.

YouTube is such an integral part of our lives now (especially mine, which I discovered as I was writing this) and to prove that, I’ve asked members of the hongkiat.com team what their favorite YouTube channels are. Here’s what they have to say.

Fahad’s picks

YRF Songs

Who doesn’t love some music on YouTube? Fahad gets his Bollywood fix from this particular channel.


What better way to learn than through videos… Not a surprise that Fahad declares this as one of his favorite channels.

Mismag 822 – The Card Trick Teacher

If you want to learn some neat card tricks, this is the right channel. Fahad says, "I usually impress my mates by learning card tricks from this channel and then doing the tricks live in front of them".

Nancy’s picks


Evelina is a fashion vlogger. Nancy’s not just a fan of Evelina’s outfits but her personality and DIY videos as well.

Sonya Esman

Sonya has this channel as well as a Russian channel that has even more subscribers. What Nancy appreciates about this personality is her "honesty" and insight into her own life.

Agus’s Picks


Definitely not your regular how-to channel. Proceed with an open mind.


Sure, this may be geared more toward Asians. It doesn’t make the videos any less funny.

Good Mythical Morning

This is Rhett and Link’s morning talk show. Yes, on YouTube. No more boring morning programs!

Singyin’s Picks


True story: Singyin actually stumbled upon her daughter watching a video from this channel one day. She sat down with her daughter and watched pretty much the rest of the videos in the channel. Side note: She has also managed to drag me along on the journey.

Postmodern Jukebox

In Singyin’s own words, "Timber. That’s all you need to know." Just press play and you’ll understand what she means…


The channel of Sungha Jung. Do you really need a reason for this?


Another talented young Youtuber. Singyin thinks he’s a“fresh breather from vocal covers.”

Screen Junkies

Because there’s nothing like a good honest trailer on your social media feed.

How It Should Have Ended

Let’s be real. We all know that this channel does the better endings…

Fine Bros

Definitely a choice all of us can agree with. For Singyin, it’s the kids (who are adorable and so mature for their age) that get her. I myself find the Elders and Teens plenty entertaining.

Daniel’s Picks

Crash Course

As the name suggests, this channel features "crash course" videos on a variety of subjects from Science to Literature. It’s helmed by the Green brothers (who are basically the pioneers of the online video community).

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

The animation and epic voice over makes this a fun watch. Oh and of course, learning stuff is important.

Issa’s Picks

Namiko Chen

No matter where we come from, everyone speaks the language of food. This is a scrumptious channel that shows you easy Japanese recipes that you can try out for yourself.


For all the people who go to the movies and actually watch the trailers (guilty as charged), this is for you. After all, trailers build up the excitement.

Mental Floss

If you’re interested like Issa in general knowledge and interesting facts, then you’ll love Mental Floss. Fun fact: Hank Green has a hand in this too.

National Geographic

National Geographic is a big name and this channel is filled with great big stuff to keep you occupied for hours too. It’s okay though cause it’s good for you.

Rean’s Picks

Smarter Everyday

As someone who loves to learn things, “There’s just too much to learn” in Rean’s opinion. Smarter Everyday helps him get in the learning a lot faster.


There are some things that stick with us from a young age. For Rean, it’s stargazing. “From a young age I’ve always loved stargazing and I remember watching Cosmos by Carl Sagan and it’s always stuck with me.”


Unconventional questions is what VSauce plays on and this is the most interesting thing about the channel.

Kurt Hugo Schneider

As someone who’s also a subscriber of this channel, I can relate to Rean’s choice. A lot of awesome collaborations here.

Lindsey Stirling

Rean’s favorite violinist and if you’re a keen YouTube wanderer, probably yours too.

Leanne’s Picks

The Ming Thing

Interesting back story about this video: Leanne referenced this particular video in her job application.

Anna Akana

A combination of geek and sass, Anna is a force to be reckoned with. In Leanne’s own words, "I just get her".


After binging on Superwoman’s videos, Leanne came to this conclusion: "Her parents" are the best thing about them.

My Picks

Nerdy Nummies

Food and geeky things are my 2 favorite things. So a combination of that basically leads me to this drool-worthy channel. Alright, it was actually my little sister who told me.


More geeky things and musicals. You can’t see it but I sung that line.


Epic Rap Battles. From Oprah vs Ellen to Dumbledore vs Gandalf, it’ll make you want to brush up on your own rhymes.

Andrew Huang

I stumbled upon him when I typed in unicorns and have been a fangirl ever since. Note: He does amazing song challenges.


His songs are catchy and they deal with interesting topics like Comic Sans *cue groans*. And yes, this Andrew and Andrew Huang are buddies.


Music, stop motion and special effects! You got to admit that he’s got style too.

Convos With My 2-Year-Old

Conversations with kids are funny enough but what happens when you get a grown man to play the role of the kid? Well, this is it!

ASAP Science

Because knowledge and cool drawings will make you lose track of time. It’s not rocket science but this will happen.


The mixes that Pogo does are just beautifully crafted and make for great ambient music.