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Channel #1: Intelligence Squared Intelligence Squared brings together experts to debate unabashedly controversial subjects. From geopolitical issues like Brexit and Saudi Arabian human rights to cultural concerns like identity politics and veganism, viewers watch advocates attempt to persuade discerning audiences. Debaters can benefit from seeing how real-life persuaders employ rhetoric and marshal evidence.
Channel #2: Great Big Story Great Big Story, which hasn't posted new videos in a few years, is a terrific resource for Impromptu, Informative, and Oratory. It describes compelling stories about how useful things were invented, little known-facts about our planet, and human interest narratives about interesting people. Viewers can use these stories, and study how the channel conveys them, to improve their own storytelling.
Channel #3: Simple History Simple History conveys dry-on-paper anecdotes from history through animation. Most of their videos, though not all, deal with military history. Some of their older playlists detail wonders of the world, geography, and human achievements. Like Great Big Story, this information is useful for public address and limited preparation categories. The analysis of military strategy may benefit debaters describing conflict-related resolutions.
Channel #4: School of Life School of Life offers an accessible, eclectic blend of videos on sociology, art, architecture, literature, philosophy, self-help, and political theory. The videos are well-animated, well-researched, and near-universally applicable to public address categories. The 2017 and 2018 national champions in Expository, for instance, got the ideas for their speeches from School of Life videos. All competitors may benefit from the channel's advice on handling competitive anxiety and keeping successes and failures in perspective.
Channel #5: Overly Sarcastic Productions Overly Sarcastic Productions is a fun animated series summarizing classic myths, legends, literature, and pop culture tropes. Some students are well-versed in academic subjects but don't have the time to be exposed to some important parts of pop culture. This channel does the best job of any on YouTube at catching young viewers up to speed on media cliches and making older, denser texts more exciting and understandable.
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