Renegade Cut is ostensibly a film criticism channel, but what’s cool about it is that Leon Thomas uses his familiar platform as a means to teach his viewers about various different topics within philosophy, politics, and sociology. For example: there’s his 3 Billboards video where he discusses the ways it fumbles its handling of race, a 13-minute takedown of objectivism and bad objectivist movies, and even a feature length introduction to contemporary Christian theology through the “Left Behind” movies which simultaneously teaches you what theology is while also debunking the ideologies of rapture-focused faiths. There’s a large number of videos on his channel. and they’re very worth your time if you want a basic introduction to arguments and leftist concepts. (Also, I found this channel thanks to a user here from another philosophy thread. I can’t remember who it was, but thank you for introducing me to one of my favorite channels!)
In a similar vein, Pop Culture Detective does a similar thing, but is closer to my heart in that his work primarily utilizes masculinities studies literature (pretty sure his Big Bang Theory videos were the first YouTube videos I saw that cited Raewynn Connell). PCD’s videos are all very well done and serve as a pretty good intro to my particular subfield within the gender studies space.
Another channel I’ve been appreciating as of late is this one called C**k Philosophy. I tend to have issues with philosophy channels who abide by what I refer to as “class first” Marxism. I recently watched Zero Books’s latest video on Intersectionality (because I’m a masochist), and it basically devolved into a reductive argument that ignores contemporary intersectional theory and more or less mansplains his point by saying, “Sure, race, sex, gender, and sexuality are important, but have you considered class?” And…that’s not an uncommon take among a large swathe of Marxists. With C**k Philosophy, however, their work can tread into this belief, but never in such a way that outright dismisses the importance of issues endured by the marginalized. Furthermore, their videos also serve as a solid look into what post-modernism actually is – even going through the philosophy’s various challenges throughout history, showing that no, Jordan Peterson didn’t “obliterate” the PoMos.
I’ll also echo other people’s recommendations for donoteat01, Shaun, Philosophy Tube, and Folding Ideas. I like them all for different reasons, and they’ve all been solid in terms of being largely un-problematic in the Leftist YouTube space (unlike a few other, popular figures).