YCOTM – Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

This month’ YouTube channel is again one of my favorites. Once a month, they post educational videos on a wide array of topics. Its name: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell. The team says about themselves that it creates “Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism“.

I like the animated style of the videos a lot. And they live up to their statement that quality is more important than quantity. Every video is a small masterpiece and designed to illustrate the provided content perfectly. The voice of the speaker is also nice to listen to, which I find very important. You can really see that they put a lot of effort into those videos.

I also like that they provide new points of view on different topics. One was in a video about aging and death and whether it is possible to cure aging and therefore death itself. So rather seeing death as unavoidable and a part of life, they talked about it as a sickness.

Their range of topics goes from biology (The death of bees), to astronomy (Dark energy), to physics (Nuclear energy), to political science (Refugee crisis), to economics (Universal Basic Income) and so on and so on. Each of their videos did broaden my horizon. I even watch videos about topics that are not that interesting to me. And isn’t that the single greatest compliment you can give to an educator? That you sparked curiosity where none has been before?

I want to leave you with their last published video:

 

Have a wonderful day and take care!

Stephan

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