21 Best YouTube Channels for Learning, Knowledge & Development


Looking for the best YouTube channels which would help you to become a better person & learn something new every day?

With over 4 Billion videos watched every day on YouTube, it has become the to-go video platform for everything.

Be it how to debug an issue with your technology or to get the latest updates in a wide range of fields, YouTube has it all! This mammoth of a video sharing site has grown to encompass the entire web through videos.

If you ever needed to learn something new and outside of your domain, don’t fret it out, YouTube has probably got you covered.

YouTube’s Content creator platform has committed more than 8000+ partnered creators, raking in over 400 million videos in the process. YouTube’s content creator platform partnership has led to an influx of high-quality video content in the form of technology, vlogs, science, education and much more categories.

These learning videos are of the highest quality and have a value of knowledge associated with it. There are certain YouTube channels that are worth your spare time, while helping you gain some important knowledge in the field.

21 Best YouTube Channels for Knowledge & Personal development

Given the huge amass of YouTube channels available video-sharingsharing network, it is pretty easy to get lost among a horde of videos that will only end up draining your time. For that very purpose, we have aggregated the ultimate list of best YouTube channels for learning, development and growth.


Education Channel
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The #Education channel on YouTube is the first place you must visit if you want to learn something new, but are not sure where to start from. This YouTube Channel aggregates the best knowledge videos from across the entire catalog of YouTube videos. You’ll find videos from different YouTube channels which will be mentioned below.

From Education, Humanities and Business to Sciences and Engineering; YouTube’s #Education channel is the best collection of educational websites throughout the video sharing network.

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TED Talks Director

TED Talks are one of the most widely watched and admired channels on YouTube. With videos across different categories ranging from Art & Design to Business, Creativity and Science & Tech, TED Talks have them all.

TED Talks Director YouTube channel have some of the most influential people talk on topics which will change your outlook of the world and learn something new in the process.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT’ s OpenCourseWare is one of the best YouTube channels with educational content ranging from simple Algebra to topics of Advanced Quantum mechanics. If you are looking for a top-notch University education, right from the comforts of your home, MIT OpenCourseWare YouTube channel is a must for you.

Taught by some of the best MIT professors and other reputable visiting professors, MIT OpenCourseWare is one of the best YouTube channels for knowledge and personal growth.

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Kurz Gesagt – In a nutshell

With over 45 million+ video views, Kurz Gesagt’s ‘In a nutshell’ YouTube channel explains all things complex in the simplest possible way. With one animation uploaded each month, ‘In a nutshell’ is one of the best YouTube channels ever made to explain everything from Black holes to the recent refugee issues at Syria!

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy, which is often rated as among the best educational website on the Internet, Khan Academy’s YouTube channel have it all! From Algebra and Statistics to History, Khan Academy has curated content from the best teachers in the world to educate on important topics.

Choose your area of study on Khan Academy and learn everything at your own pace with this YouTube channel.

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AsapSCIENCE is another one of the most popular YouTube channels, with over 450 million views on their videos. Ever wondered behind the science behind things, but not interested in taking a physics class? AsapSCIENCE simplifies all the scientific explanation behind issues and explains them in an animated and easy-to-digest presentation of information.

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Having gotten the opportunity to meet the guy behind Vsauce, one thing is for sure, this YouTube channel is simply amazing. The numbers of over 800 Million views stands testimony to that. Being a science nerd, Michael Stevens explains all the scientific reason behind events in his own humorist fashion.

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MinutePhysics is another YouTube channel that explains the physics behind why the world is the way it is with simple animations. With over 200 million video views, MinutePhysics’ videos are very widely known for the simplistic way in which physics and the science behind events get explained.

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Sick Science!

Science experiments are pretty much fun! Creating mesmerizing experiments with the simple tools available to you at your home sounds fun. Sick Science offer some of the best scientific experiments taught by Steve Spangler, an Emmy-award winning celebrity teacher and science personality. Make the most of the very minuscule of things at your disposal to amaze your friends and family!

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CGP Grey

CGP Grey offer the best explanatory videos on YouTube across a wide variety of topics. From politics and culture to history, CGP Grey explain it all in a humorist and simple fashion with their animated videos. With videos on Pope, UK/Great Britain to the planet Pluto, CGP Grey explain it all with their explanatory videos.

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Life Noggin

Life Noggin is another cool YouTube channel with videos explaining some of the basic things we humans struggle with. Explaining complex things in a simple fashion with animated videos is what Life Noggin is all about. The topics covered by this YouTube channel range from science, pop culture and art to everyday life.

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With over 200 million views, Veritasium is one of the best science and engineering YouTube channel for that engineer in you. With different scientific experiments and engineering concepts explained in a simple fashion, Veritasium will be lauded by the technical geeks and the likes. Bringing fun to science and engineering, Veritasium does not bore its viewers to death by blabbering of random technical jargon.

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Skepticism and enthusiasm is what one might feel when brought up the topics of the scientific reason behind why things are the way they are. But throwing off the deep end are these topics and Scishow aims to simplify these very scientific topics with their videos. With over 330 Million views, Scishow offer discussion on some of the best topics in science, history and other concepts.

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Hank Green’s CrashCourse YouTube channel is one awesome YouTube channel, imparting education in topics like World History, Literature, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Ecology and the US History. History videos and the world events are explained with a much better simplicity with this YouTube channel.

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If you interested in learning more about the way computer and computer code works, Computerphile is an amazing YouTube channel for that purpose. Feed the curiosity of the computer geek in you with this YouTube channel. With topics ranging from SQL injection to different programming languages, Computerphile has got you covered. This is a sister channel of the Numberphile channel which is another interesting channel, with topics covering numbers.

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Brussup is an amazing YouTube channel covering some of the best science experiments and illusions. Learn new science tricks and amaze your friends with your newly learned science magic tricks with Brussup.

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Applied Science

Applied Science is an amazing YouTube channel covering some of the best science and technology videos. From hybrid rockets to LED-mounted contact lenses, Applied Science has it all to inspire the curiosity in you.

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With over 200 million views, Smarter Every Day is an amazing YouTube channel that explores the world with science. Learn something new everyday with scientifically-backed videos to explain the intricate things of life.

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Mental Floss

If you love trivia-tastic information, Mental Floss’ YouTube channel is the place to go. With different topics covered under life hacks, Mental Floss has some of the best trivia video collection. Learn more about the unknown with this amazing YouTube channel.

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Lifehacker is one of the most popular blogs on the internet, covering a wide array of topics. Lifehacker’s YouTube channel does the same with their videos. With most of the videos ranging across computers and technology, you can get more productive while having fun with this amazing YouTube channel.

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PBS Space Time

Inspired by Interstellar, Gravity and the likes? PBS Space Time covers some of the amazing topics related to Space and Time in their YouTube videos. With topics ranging from black holes, gravity and colonization in outer space, PBS Space Time will have you enthralled with their videos on the outer space.

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So, coming to the end of this list of the amazing YouTube channels, which of these were your favorite ones, which you regular?

Did we miss out on any of your favorite YouTube channel for personal knowledge, development and learning?

Shout out your thoughts and comments below.


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A Shouter whose articles got mentions from the likes of The New York Times, Kissmetrics and AllTopStories. He writes articles, novels and poems; spends most of his time reading everything he could get his hands on. Srikanth is currently pursuing his Masters from The University of Illinois and holds a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He is a programmer, a motivational writer and speaker.

8 thoughts on “21 Best YouTube Channels for Learning, Knowledge & Development”

  1. Dark

    Oh, it’s a really good list of YouTube.com channels to visit and learn more.

  2. Varun Chopra

    Very Informative article. Video of underwater gun shot is awesome.

  3. Basharath

    WOW! Very good list of Youtube channels.
    Thank you bro for putting up here all the informative channels. For the next time write an Inspirational article bro (in need of motivation)…

  4. Thedore Nwangene

    Wow Srikanth.
    What a collection of amazing and educative Youtube channels, among all the channels you mentioned here, Ted Talk is the only one I’m familiar with and I’ve already enjoyed their shows.

    Will make out time and check out the rest, I’m sure they are also superb judging by your description.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. shaik riyaz

    is there any specific channel for learning Pro-Blogging ?

  6. Al Mamun

    It’s a big collection man! Thanks for sharing this great resource in one place.

  7. Hill Elelliot

    Thanks SRIKANTH, I am studying about personal development. I like watching those channel instead of serfing the Internet

  8. Gurmeet Singh

    Awesome list of YouTube channels for Learning, development and growth. A few of these I know from the past but a few of these I come to know today. I was unknown to them even they are so popular. Thank You very much for sharing this list with us.

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