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STREAM ON: Five YouTube channels that are worth a binge

With a WHOPPING 300 hours of video being uploaded to YouTube every minute, it can be easy to get lost in a quagmire of content.

From cute cat videos and FOMO-inducing travelogues to outrageous conspiracy theories and rare concert footage, there are myriad rabbit holes to can get stuck in.

So, here are five channels bursting with content that we reckon are definitely worth a look. Happy viewing!

The Joe Rogan Experience

One of the most popular podcasts on the planet, The Joe Rogan Experience is also one of the most watchable YouTube channels.

Comedian, TV host and MMA commentator Joe Rogan sits down with everyone from Elon Musk to comedian Tom Green for meandering (two-hour-plus) informal conversations that can be equal parts insightful, thought-provoking and hilarious.

It has even been described as “one of the last bastions for civil discussion in contemporary America.”

Nat’s What I Reckon

This sardonically ‘ocker’ content creator has been building up quite the following over the last decade with his brand of hillarious tongue-in-cheek social commentary.

More recently, Nat has been busy in the kitchen giving us cooking videos aimed at waging a war on processed food – kind of like a heavy metal Pete Evans.

Highlights include the End Of Days Bolognese, Carbo-Rona Sauce, and Wham Bam Thank You Lamb.

As testament to Nat’s popularity, he recently sold out THREE Newcastle shows at the Queens Wharf Hotel in October.


If you’re looking for on-point Australian political and social satire, this channel is the place to be.

The prolific and hilarious content creator has produced more than 450 videos for his YouTube channel, on which he has amassed more than half a million followers.

Never one to shy away from speaking truth to power Friendlyjordies made headlines in 2019 after being threatened with a defamation lawsuit by Clive Palmer after he referred to the mining enthusiast and Palmer United Party head as a “dense Humpty Dumpty,” and “Fatty McFu**head”

Sacred cows beware!

NPR Music

NPR Music is the home of the brilliant Tiny Desk Concert series that, since 2008 has been hosting intimate performances from the desk of NPR show All Things Considered.

Featuring everyone from The Australian Symphony Orchestra, Harry Styles and Coldplay to the Sesame Street Gang, John Fogarty and Taylor Swift, this eclectic channel is a must for all music fans.

The series is continuing despite COVID-19, adapting to Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts that have recently featured the likes of The Roots, Ben Gibbard and Soccer Mommy.

Ozzy Man Reviews

The alter-ego of Perth comedian Ethan Marrell, Ozzy Man is a hilarious parody of the sweary, ranty dinky-di Aussie bogan who casts his critical eye over everything from epic pub brawls to swooping magpies.

With more than 3.6 million subscribers, Ozzy Man’s particularly Antipodean brand of humour has made him one of the most successful YouTubers in Australia.

Written by Newcastle Live

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