A few weeks ago, Atheist Republic published an article in which I discussed five well-known, and not so well-known, podcasts available for the freethinker. In this blog, I want to present five YouTube Channels that may best fulfill that need for atheist media. Podcasts are great if you're on-the-go, but if you have time to sit, relax and enjoy some relevant discussion, these YouTube channels will be right up your alley.
1. Atheist Hangouts
“A channel created to help educate others, promote secularism and have a fun in the process. With rants of my own, discussions, interviews and panels for Q/A, together we can build a better tomorrow.”
Hosted by David “GammaAtheist”, Atheist hangouts brings it's viewers a front-row seat to a live discussion with some of the most prominent atheist and freethinkers in the community today. And as the description says, the channel also offers its viewers the chance to interact with panel members.
AronRa is one of the most well-known atheist activists in the United States. He travels the country and globe challenging the religious and exposing the silliness of faith. His most popular series, Foundational Falsehoods of Creationism, is available for viewing. Aside from these videos and current episodes of the Ra-Men Podcast, most of his public talks are available. If you're unfamiliar with AronRa (which I can't understand why you wouldn't) then check out his channel!
3. Jacklyn Glenn
“Hi, I make videos about social issues and atheism. I'm very sarcastic and talk really fast. Have fun!”
Jacklyn Glenn is one of the new female faces of the atheist movement. She's sarcastic, intelligent and humorous. With a YouTube subscriber count of over 200,000, she's certainly proven to have what it takes to reach the community on a remarkable level. Posting videos on a regular basis, her YouTube channel is one worth watching and subscribing.
4. Atheist Analysis
“We are a Live Internet TV show that is an aspiring network of #atheist content. We strive to provide rich, useful, educational, entertaining content to our viewers. We are a 501c3 working to build our network and branch out into charity work. We currently run a show every Wednesday and Sunday at 10 pm est. Our Wednesday show consists of content that will help you talk with believers as well as answer common questions pertaining to believers’ beliefs. Also we tackle questions from believers as to what #Secular #Humanism is and what #Atheism is. Sundays we host a show all for Atheists. We conduct interviews with famous atheists, hold lecture series, and host debates. We also host Think Free Nation on Thursdays at 11 pm EST which is a round table discussion panel that provides many unique perspectives from a variety of individuals. So join us by subscribing to our channel, sponsoring us on Patreon and telling your friends about the great content you will find on our channel.”
The Atheist Analysis has recently become one of my favorite atheist YouTube channels. This channel hosts a number of atheism-themed web series (one of my favorites is A Debate Show Without An Interesting Name). Not only do they host atheist topics, they also welcome those of all types of faith, providing a rich and informational look into the beliefs of those who do believe. Their goal is to bring awareness to a community that deserves it; and they most certainly are.
5. The Atheist Voice
“The Atheist Voice provides a platform for discussion for atheist leaders, authors, bloggers, activists, and everybody else who is passionate about atheism, and secularism. Join the discussion by commenting under the videos or submitting video responses. If you'd like to collaborate on this channel or if you'd like to appear in our videos please visit our website www.TheAtheistVoice.com.”
With the involvement of Hemant Mehta, the Atheist Voice wishes to bring awareness to the community by highlighting many of the most important issues regarding the atheist movement today. What I'm excited about is the documentary they're working on, dedicated to showing the coming-out stories of those who find themselves as atheists or agnostics. To stay up-to-date on Hemant's videos and discussions, subscribe today!
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If you, the reader, have a YouTube channel you're a fan of, please post the title and link in the comments. Let's bring awareness and support to those who fight the good fight!