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Geography Now

Geography is sometimes regarded as a dry topic, but really it can be a fascinating subject with connections to a broad range of disciplines, from sociology and political science to economics and ecology. Educators and learners looking for fast-paced and engrossing primers on the topic will love Geography Now, a long-running Youtube channel that produces informative videos for every country on Earth, in alphabetical order. Created and hosted by Paul "Barbs" Barbato, the channel was started in 2014 with an inaugural episode on Afghanistan and, as of this writing, is working through "s" countries, with recent episodes on Switzerland and Syria. Episodes vary in length depending on the country, but they are well-edited and tightly scripted and cover content such as flag design, political and physical geography, demographics, and relations with neighboring countries. The channel does not shy away from complex geopolitical issues, but Barbato strives to provide honest and holistic primers on the countries discussed, while remaining impartial, positive, and often extremely goofy. In addition to the main channel, Barbato and his collaborators post travel videos, "behind-the-scenes" content showcasing the process of researching and creating scripts for episodes, and "geograbee" competitions in which contestants answer geography questions.
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December 17th, 2021
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December 10th, 2021 at 10:20am
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December 10th, 2021 at 11:17am
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