Idea for a YouTube show about effective altruism

I think some­one should make a YouTube se­ries that cov­ers effec­tive al­tru­ism in a broad, ac­cessible way, similar to ex­ist­ing shows in the YouTube ed­u­ca­tional con­tent ecosys­tem such as SciShow.

The show would start by in­tro­duc­ing the core con­cepts and main fo­cus ar­eas of EA (global health and de­vel­op­ment, an­i­mal welfare, and im­prov­ing the fu­ture), and then dive deep into each of those ar­eas over the course of sev­eral videos. There could also be a few videos on other causes of in­ter­est to effec­tive al­tru­ists (such as crim­i­nal jus­tice re­form and im­prov­ing sci­ence). Each video would be about 10 min­utes long, and new videos could be up­loaded on a monthly to weekly ba­sis.

The pur­pose of the show would be to get view­ers in­ter­ested in effec­tive al­tru­ism and in­spire them to take ac­tion and start en­gag­ing with the EA com­mu­nity; in­deed, the YouTube chan­nel would be cre­at­ing a new com­mu­nity space for effec­tive al­tru­ists. As such, the show should re­spond to what view­ers are in­ter­ested in see­ing con­tent about rather than pro­mot­ing a par­tic­u­lar EA cause or philos­o­phy.

There is some so­cial val­i­da­tion for this idea: for ex­am­ple, Kel­sey Piper has said that she would be ex­cited if some­one cre­ated “a YouTube for effec­tive al­tru­ism.”