Here’s your weekly German media recommendation from Monoglot Anxiety. This time, it’s Mailab, a science YouTube channel.
One of the more well-known German-language YouTube channels out there, Mailab is popular for good reason. It’s a smart, thoughtful science show hosted by German science communicator Mai Thi Nguyen-Kim — but don’t think it’s just TerraX 2.0. The channel focuses on science relevant to everyday life, whether that be COVID-19 or understanding why homeopathy doesn’t work. And as a Funk show, Mailab has great German subtitles and no ads. It’s hands-down one of my favorite German YouTube channels, and was my gateway into German science YouTube in general.
The video that brought me to Mailab in the first place was this one about the weaknesses of the scientific process — and why, ultimately, we should still trust science anyways. I’m in research myself, and I had never head a science communicator actually go into the systemic issues in science that way for the public before. A lot of Mailab’s videos go into aspects of the scientific method you wouldn’t always hear or read about in science content, which is a reason to watch on its own. Never have I heard someone explain statistical significance in such an engaging way.
Since I forgot last week’s recommendation, next week will be a two-for-one. That’s it for this week!
Elise from Monoglot Anxiety