Top Ten YouTube Channels I Discovered This Year

With billions of visitors daily, YouTube is one of the most well-known and popular video streaming sites on the internet. With millions of channels on the site, and more being added every day, there is always something new to discover.

Sometimes the channels we discover are brand new, with only a handful of videos available. At other times we may discover for ourselves, channels that have been producing content for years, with thousands of subscribers having found them before us.

This is definitely the case when it comes to myself. Due to the fact that I don’t watch YouTube nearly as often as some, I am often a latecomer when it comes to the discovery of channels. Many of the channels I discovered this year are neither new or unknown. They were, however, new to me.

That being said, here is my top ten list of YouTube channels I discovered this year, from ten to one:

Number 10

Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental produces music in a style my brother describes as ‘chap hop’. I don’t usually enjoy hip hop music in any style, ‘chap’ or otherwise. However, having listened to several of his songs, I find I have come to quite enjoy Professor Elemental’s music. He doesn’t seem to have a lot of videos on his actual channel, but he does have a playlist of his songs that other people have uploaded.

Here is a sample of his content:

Number 9

Slumber Reads

Slumber Reads is a young amateur narrator who produces videos wherein he narrates horror stories. His videos are entertaining and always good for a thrill.

Here is a sample of his content:

Number 8

Von Smith

I discovered Von Smith when I was checking out music in a new genre my husband told me about, called Postmodern Jukebox. You should check it out. Anyway, he sang a few of the songs I listened to at the time, and I was immediately hooked. He doesn’t just sing Postmodern Jukebox, though. He also does ordinary covers as well as original content.

Here is a sample of his content.

Number 7

Georgia Productions

Georgia Productions is a vlog style channel run by a young Australian YouTuber. Georgia is easily relatable and her content is often humorous and is presented in an entertaining and easily digestible manner.

Here is a sample of her content:

Number 6

The Cog Is Dead

The Cog is Dead is one of my favourite steam punk bands, even though I only discovered them this year. The song I’ve included is one of my favourites (and one of their most well-known), but you should also check out another of my favourites ‘Michael Byrd The Flying Man’.

Here is a sample of their content:

Number 5


Shadiversity is an Australian YouTuber who posts content relating to swords, science fiction and fantasy. His presentation is comfortable and engaging, and his content is informative and fascinating. While interesting to watch for sheer enjoyment, Shadiversity’s videos are a valuable resource for anyone planning to write or create in the fantasy genre.

Here is some sample content:

Number 4

Ellen Brock

Ellen Brock is a freelance editor who uses her videos to give advice to budding writers who hope to be published. Her videos are a valuable resource for those who are currently writing or hope to one day write a fictional novel.

Here is some sample content:

Number 3

Today I Found Out

Today I Found Out is the YouTube channel for the popular website Their videos go into detail about interesting bits of trivia you may have been wondering about for some time, but never bothered to find out, as well as information you didn’t realise you wanted to know. The main presenter, Simon Whistler, is pleasant to watch and easy to learn from. I have learned a lot of fascinating titbits from this channel.

Here is a perfect example of their content:

Number 2

Jenna Moreci

Author of the Sci-Fi novel Eve The Awakening, Jenna Moreci is a talented writer who is kind enough to share her wisdom and experiences on her YouTube channel. Her videos are incredibly entertaining and informative, and I strongly recommend her videos to anybody who is considering taking the leap and writing a novel of their own. I also ask that, if you find her videos as helpful as I do, that you consider sponsoring her on Patreon, so that she can continue to provide us with great books for our enjoyment, and excellent videos to help us in our own endeavours.

Here is an excellent example of her content:

Number 1


Karliene is a singer and musician who producers songs for various fandoms, as well as covers and original works and shares them on her YouTube channel. I don’t recommend watching one of her videos for the first time if you have only a few minutes to spare. Once you begin listening, you will not be able to stop for quite some time. Most of her music has a celtic feel to it and she has an enchanting voice that will stay in your head for the rest of the day. I adore her music, and I have taken to playing it whenever I am feeling particularly stressed. I strongly recommend putting aside a block of time to listen to some of her work. I had a difficult time choosing which song to include in this post, but I recommend also checking out ‘Lament for Boromir’, ‘The Hanging Tree’ and ‘The Dornishman’s Wife’.

Here is a beautiful Game of Thrones fan song that she sings with Celtic Borders:

Well, that’s it for another Top Ten Tuesday. What do think of this list? Are you subscribed to any of these channels? Let me know in the comments below.

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2 replies

  1. thanks for the recommendations! i already like the sites on wannabe writers.


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