Leftist & Anarchist Youtube Master List

This list is designed to be authoritarian and bigot free. Tankies aren't leftists. TERFS and leftypol brocialists can fuck off. Includes some non-radical channels that deal with social justice. Links gathered from a variety of sources, and are not all vetted, so please bring to our attention any problematic channels you find.

Better channels are listed first. Most descriptions provided by DiabolikDownUnder.

ContraPoints

Explains political and social justice issues in funny and accessible way, utilising atmospheric lighting, lavish sets and costumes and memorable characters to illustrate her points. Recommended video: Does The Left Hate Free Speech?

Libertarian Socialist Rants

An anarchist who debunks bad capitalist (including state capitalist) arguments and anti-social justice views. Also does videos explaining anarchist principles and refuting common critiques of this ideology. Recommended video: Anarchist Commentaries Episode 6: Paul Joseph Watson and the Dunning-Kruger Effect

NonCompete

The channel's description sums it up best, "Non-Compete is a leftist blog and video series dedicates to the principles of intersectionalist liberation, anarchism, communism, and puppet shows." Does videos similar to the style of Peter Coffin addressing specific leftist issues alongside a podcast with other leftists mentioned on this list like AngieSpeaks and RadicalReviewer. Recommended video: The Red Pill is a CULT

hbomberguy (AKA H.Bomberguy)

Debunks and mocks the views of right-wing YouTube commentators. Combines silly sketch comedy with well-researched critiques. Also reviews media like TV and video games. Recommended video: Soy Boys: A Measured Response

Shaun

Creates longform, extremely thorough and straightforward rebuttals of right-wing videos. His content is also very researched and relies on some very sly, dry humour. Has also begun making videos explaining left-wing positions on issues such as 'How Privatisation Fails: Railways'. Recommended video: The Great Replacement Isn't Real ft. Lauren Southern

stimulator

sub.Media is a video production ensemble, which aims to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas, and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos. Founded in 1994, sub.Media has produced hundreds of videos on everything from anti-globalization protests to films about shoplifting.

Radical Reviewer

Previously focused on reviewing leftist books and other media, but has branched out into response videos to right-wing lunatics. Recommended video: Stefan Molyneux Doesn't Understand Anarchism

Thought Slime

Anarchist who explains the tenents of his ideology and occasionally responds to right-wing dipshits. Recommended video: We don't talk about She-Ra (sorry to have two She-Ra related videos in a row, but this truly is my favourite thing this guy’s done)

Innuendo Studios

Has done some very interesting series of videos including 'Why Are You So Angry?', which analysed the mindset of the young men behind Gamergate, and (though it unfortunately seems to be misnamed) 'The Alt-Right Playbook', which deconstructed the Gamergate crowd's argumentation tactics. Also does video essays on media. Recommended videos: The Alt-Right Playbook: Introduction

Peter Coffin

Creates deep dives from a socialist perspective into topical political and social issues. Also does regular livestreams on these subjects with his wife Ashleigh. Recommended video: What Jordan B. Peterson Is Doing

Sustainable Human

Working towards a society that lives in harmony with its natural eco-system without the need for rulers to govern us. Changing the way we think is the most difficult and necessary challenge for our species right now. It's like the old adage that says that "fish don't know they're in water." They're so surrounded by it that it's impossible for them to see. The water is like our ways of thinking. The assumptions we make about life have been so reinforced throughout our lives that we have difficulty seeing them. Yet our survival as a species depends us making the choice to understand, develop, and live from a new manner of thinking. Reccommended video: The End of Kings

Anarchopac

Discussing the theory and history of anarchism and Marxism, the theory and practice of historic and contemporary attempts at abolishing systems of domination (capitalism, the state, white supremacy, cis-het patriarchy etc), prefigurative politics, and why/how social movements win/lose.

Philosophy Tube

Analyses current affairs through a philosophical lens and creates explainers on well-known and important moral and political philosophers and philosophical concepts. Recommended video: The Philosophy of Antifa

Potholer54

A journalist and former geologist debunks climate change denial and other science myths ranging from that of right-wing YouTubers like Steven Crowder and Stefan Molyneux to major denier figures like Lord Christopher Monkton and Patrick Moore. Makes an enormous point of referencing scientific papers and consensus on these issues, but addresses these subjects in a very easy to understand way. Recomended video: Top 10 climate change myths

Lindsay Ellis

A phenomenal film critic. She uses dry humour and widely recognisable pop culture (her favourite subjects being Disney and Transformers) to look at intersecting social and political trends. While she’s often spoken from a feminist perspective, her recent work has begun delving into Marxist analysis in a way she’s very accessibly explained to the wide audience who watch her. Recommended video: Marxism! | The Whole Plate Episode 9

Mexie

Creates very polished socialist critiques and explorations of economic topics Recommended video: Why People Who Need Redistribution Hate It: The Free Market & You

Some More News

Former Cracked contributor Cody Johnson humorously discusses events in the news but dives in much more deeply and intellectually than the late-night political shows his series might resemble from the outset. Recommended video: Kanye West, Prager University and the Illusion of Free Thought

Three Arrows

Debunks inaccurate takes on history by the right wing. Uses a similar longform format to Shaun's videos, and is also very well-sourced with some of the mods of the Ask Historians subreddit acting as researchers. Recommended video: Guns in the Third Reich - A Response to Ben Shapiro And Others

anactualjoke

Refutes poor understandings and misrepresentations of Marxism from YouTubers like Sargon of Akkad and PragerU while defending socially liberal ideas like intersectionality. Recommended video: The Youtube Red Scare: Episode 1 - Does Sargon Understand the left?

C0nc0rdance

Only uploads infrequently, but does very educated videos explaining scientific concepts such as gender and the genetics of ethnicity from a left-wing perspective. Also does videos addressing social topics from this same political viewpoint. Recommended video: The Science of Human Races, Part 1

CreationistCat

The Mr. Plinkett of the YouTube Left. Using absurdist humour, bizarre editing and yet surprisingly great insight and research, the character of Creationist Cat (a magical housecat who was 'zapped through da internet' by God) mocks and exposes the bullshit of the right wing and online skeptic community. Recommended video: MILO YIANNOPOULOS: EXPOSED!

Cuck Philosophy

Explains topics in moral and political philosophy, does Marxist analyses of popular culture, but has perhaps best contributed to left-wing YouTube by doing long, in-depth deconstructions of the way figures like Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and Steven Hicks misunderstand philosophy. Recommended video: A Critique of Sam Harris' 'The Moral Landscape'

EssenceOfThought

Left-wing atheist channel that goes against what has become typically expected from the 'skeptic' community and actually critiques not only arguments from religious apologists, but also those who argue against non-binary gender, trans identities and other LGBT rights. Recommended video: Jordan Peterson Lies About The Science On Same Gender Parenting

For Harriet

An intersectional black feminist channel which, aside from responding to current events pertaining to women's rights, takes a fairly uncompromising look at the perceived flaws in the movement to effectively analyse how it can be made better. Recommended video: Candace Owens Is A Bad Actor

RichardDWolff

The channel of well-known Marxist economist Prof. Richard D. Wolff. This channel is home to exclusive lectures where Professor Wolff explains current American and global economic problems and how Marxian economics can be both a prism to analyse how these problems effect people, and also be a solution to these systemic economic flaws. The channel Democracy At Work(which actually currently sits at 60k subscribers) features other lectures on the same subjects regarding contemporary failures of capitalism, and is based on a book of Wolff's with the same name. Recommended video: Crisis and Openings: Introduction to Marxism - Richard D Wolff

TheMessianicManic

Another left-wing atheist channel. Does short but clever videos rebutting bad arguments from religious apologists and social conservatives. Recommended video: Ben Shapiro Is Wrong About: Raising Children


The following channels aren't as good as the ones above, usually because they have much fewer videos on offer or are only rarely political.

American Anarchist

AngieSpeaks

Produces anarchist critiques of current political events and explorations of anarchist/socialist history. Recommended video: Conspiracy Culture: A Leftist Analysis

An Verndari

AnarchaTransGrrrl (FKA AnarchoWinter; Anarchist Spectacle)

Trans anarchist communist. Anarcha-feminism, queer anarchy, info-anarchism / anarcho-hacker, anarcho-syndicalism, social ecology. Teaching anarchist theory, discussing strategy and tactics for positive change.

Anarchist Collective

AndroidPolitician

Audible Anarchist

Audible Anarchist is a project started and operated by a group of volunteers that seek to bring important anarchist texts to the audio format.

Audible Socialism

The Atheist Voice

azureScapegoat

Beer and Rage

Benji Adam Whiskettes

Big Joel

Does video essays on film, TV and video games with a very political slant. Analysing the Christian propaganda of the God’s Not Dead series, the preachy style of 1950s propaganda shorts, and what he believed to be the shallow politics of Black Mirror (as well as other less political analyses of movies like The Room and Disney films). He has recently branched out into much more overtly political content, creating videos which refuted arguments in Cassie Jaye’s men’s rights film ‘The Red Pill’ and the videos of Prager University. Recommended video: The Red Pill: The Strange Art of Men's Rights Activism (Part 1)

BlackGoat 666

Debunks online right-wing heroes like Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson and Christina Hoff-Sommers. Recommended video: Jordan Peterson Is A Fraud. Part 1: Bill C-16 


Black Red Guard

The Black Rose

BlissfulMelancholy

Boy Boy

Br34dSquad

Brendan Davison

The Bronx Blogger

Cheech Guevara

Chomsky’s Philosophy

Claudia Brown

A self-confessed and unashamed blue haired feminist, debunking right-wing arguments against feminism, as well pro-capitalist and 'race realist' arguments Recommended video: Chris Ray Gun Needs To Fact Check

The Comfy Milk Shop

Comrade Hakim

Comrade Maxwell

Comrade Pierre Tru-Dank

ComradeBun

Conner Habib

d e a d / s k e p t i c (AKA dead/skeptic)

Danov

donoteat01

A fascinating channel using the game Cities: Skylines to illustrate the socioeconomic impacts the urban planning of cities can have on people's lives, both through the development in cities in history and in their redevelopment today. If you're interested in class analysis this series will be perfect for you. Recommended video: Cities: Skylines | Power, Politics, & Planning: Episode 3: Gentrification

The Double Take

Another ‘Potholer’ style debunking guy. Has responded to Lauren Southern, Ben Shapiro, PragerU and (in the video below) The Quartering, Sargon of Akkad and that one Rebel Media woman who isn’t Lauren Southern or Faith Goldy. Recommended video: She-Ra Broke the Brains of Anti-SJW's

Empire Files

Enver Hoxha42069

Eric Taxxon

Known for doing Hbomberguy's music, but between original music videos does left-wing response videos to people like Paul Joseph Watson. Recommended video: The Kunst Saga | How The Right Wing Views Modern Art

Flea Market Socialist

Folding Ideas

ForeverJameses

Goulash Guy

Gwen_No_Fear

HipHuges History

In Otter Words

Hasn't uploaded in a year but hopefully will again soon since his output has been very underrated. Debunks bad right-wing criticisms of feminism and the trans rights movement. I'm shocked no bigger YouTubers have seized on his discovery that Ben Shapiro has been lying about the trans suicide rate. Recommended video: Ben Shapiro and the Transgender Suicide Rate

Jack Saint / LackingSaint

Formerly did animations, now does video essays with political themes like in the link below. Also interesting is his parody of anti-SJW film reviews 'Rational Big Boy DEMOLISHES SJW Propaganda: 12 Angry Men'. Recommended video: Sky High: Disney's Fascist Eugenics Movie

Josė

Very similar to the style of Potholer54, but addressing similar subjects to channels like those like Hbomb, Shaun and Contra. He debunks right-wingers like Dave Rubin, Steven Crowder and Roaming Millennial with very eloquent, long-form responses. Recommended video: Steven Crowder Is A Fraud | Change My Mind

Kevin Logan

Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell

kwame

Kyle Kallgren

Film critic specialising in art cinema, but always from a socially left-wing perspective. While this political aspect is clear in all his reviews, often he does do videos exploring politics a lot more overtly such as below. Recommended video: From Caligari to Hitler: Imagining the Tyrant - Between the Lines

Left Sphere

Leftist Manifesto

Leftist Theory Audiobooks

Lil Wage

Love & Rage (FKA Carnival Communist)

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Maria the Witch

Covers feminist and LGBT topics. Similarly to Contra (whom she has recently done a video criticising) Maria often rebuts anti-SJW points against socially progressive ideals, having done videos addressing fat shaming, the placement of asexuality on the LGBT spectrum, and the commodification of female beauty. Recommended video: Roaming Millennial: Hates Women. Hates Facts.

marinashutup

Marxist Media

Matt Baume

Reflects on the treatment of LGBT characters and subjects in older media. Does a weekly news segment addressing issues affecting the queer community. Also has a wonderful podcast about LGBT pop culture called ‘The Sewers of Paris’. Recommended video: How Sitcoms Handled Homos in the 70s and 80s

Matt Florence

Messy Elliott

Has done rebuttals to Dave Rubin and InfoWars as well as a video defending non-binary gender from the uneducated criticism of major YouTubers (see below). Recommended video: YouTubers Don't Understand: Non-Binary People | Messy Elliott

Mia Mulder

Self-proclaimed ‘angry trans woman’. Addresses political topics such as the Syria conflict, debating with white supremacists and the relationship of left-wing ideology with trans women in an entertaining way. Recommended video: Syria: Many Of These Options Are Bad

Michael Brooks

The Michael Brooks Show

The Moa

Never Speak In Absolutes

Creates videos that draw on a knowledge of philosophy to critique members of the Intellectual Dark Web like Jordan Peterson and Sam Harris, as well as addressing other big issues like peak oil. Occasionally livestreams with Douglas Lain of Zero Books. Recommended video: What Jordan Peterson Gets Wrong About Marx, Postmodernism and The Left.

Nichtschwert

PoliDice

Creates ‘debunking’ videos similar to the Potholer54 format José uses, and addressing similar topics. He’s done videos responding to Matt Christiansen, Steven Crowder, Ben Shapiro and PragerU. Recommended video: Ten Horrible Ben Shapiro Arguments Debunked

Pop Culture Detective

Despite the current cultural backlash to social justice, this guy has somehow gotten away with making video essay after video essay with millions of views criticising the portrayal of toxic masculinity in film and television, while celebrating the non-normative gender archetypes in media like Steven Universe. Recommended video: The Adorkable Misogyny of The Big Bang Theory

ProSocialism

QualiaSoup

radian2pi

Rantasmo

Specialises in analysis of LGBT themes in pop culture in his review series ‘Needs More Gay’. Recommended video: Are LGBT Characters "Forced" Into Games?

Rasmp

Rational Disconnect

Creates very Hbomberguy-esque videos responding to shitty arguments and videos from the skeptic community and alt-right. Like Hbomb he talks to the camera and includes performative comedy bits. Recommended video: South Africa & The Far Right | PART 1 (placed in limited state by YouTube because the alt-right reported it for the clips from other people he includes who themselves were not flagged)

Red Star Videos

RedScare TV

Redacted Tonight

redfish

Renegade Cut

Another long-form video essayist, but has a particular emphasis on analysing social justice in film. His work includes critical readings of the white privilege themes of ‘Get Out’, the perhaps accidental Ayn Randian/Objectivist themes of ‘The Incredibles’, and as seen below, the contentious approach to racism of ‘Three BillBoards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. Recommended video: How (Not) to Discuss Racism in Film - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Renegade Cut

Resonance Audio

ReyRoSho

Right-libertarianism exposed

Riley J. Dennis

The RSA

Sarcasmitron

Another ‘debunker’ in the Potholer format. Has responded to Paul Joseph Watson, Ben Shapiro, No Bullshit and Stefan Molyneux in between video game and politics related shitposts. Recommended video: The Truth About Paul Joseph Watson (For Real)

The School of Life

Not leftist, but humanist. The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to fostering emotional well-being, both through the YouTube channel and real-life schools in 10 locations around the world. They apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to everyday life, addressing the questions never taught enough about at regular school or college: How can relationships go well? What is meaningful work? How can love last? How can one find calm? What has gone wrong (and right) with capitalism? They love the humanities, especially philosophy, psychotherapy, literature and art - always going to them in search of ideas that are thought-provoking, useful and consoling.

ScotchOikos

Secular Talk

sexplanations

SJW101, the political gamer

Socialism Explained

Socialism Or Barbarism!

socialisteducation

SocialRevolution (FKA? Socialist Revolution)

Step Back History

A history channel exploring important events from a progressive perspective. Has done videos addressing topics the right tends to obscure or ignore the truth of like, the pre-Columbian Americans (see below), 20th century communism, the rise of ISIS, anarchism during the Spanish Civil War and many others. Recommended video: The Truth About Native Americans before Europeans Arrived

TheSyndicalistDragon (FKA? The Communist Dragon)

Thom Avella

Similar to hbomberguy's style but more vlog-based. Rebuts right-wing videos but also has a series called 'Buzzwords from the Right' where he specifically debunks misused terms and slurs used by that side like to chastise us. Recommended video: What "Questions for SJWs" Taught Me About YouTube Antifeminism

Threadpants

Tovarishch Endymion

Detailed explanations of Marxist theory. Recommended video: Primitive Communism and its Relation to Full Communism.

The Vegan Anarchist

Vic Berger

Does weird, comedic edits for the channel Super Deluxe (which also often makes fun of the right). On his personal channel though (his Twitter is more active) he uploads short edits almost exclusively making fun of some of his favourite right wing targets like Mike Cernovich and Ben Shapiro. Recommended video: Ben Shapiro OFFENDS himself with a Michelle Wolf joke he wrote!

What is Anarchism?

Wisecrack

Xexizy

Marxist who both promotes socialist ideology and critiques those who misrepresent and slander it such as PragerU, Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson. Recommended video: Different Kinds of Marxism Explained

YUGOPNIK

Very new anti-capitalist channel. Critiques capitalist arguments ('Capitalist Philanthropy and Charity, why it doesn't work'), defends criticism of the left (Re: PragerUniversity on LEFTISTS and TOLERANCE) and promotes a Marxist praxis through everyday needs (see below). Recommended video: Why Gamers Should be against Capitalism

Zeepsterd

Zeria

A rare glimmer of hope in the right dominated world of the anime fandom. Xeria analyses the political themes of anime like FLCL and Gundam. Recommended video: Anime SHOULD BE(and is) POLITICAL