This Week in Youtube, July 3-9

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Welcome back to This Week in Youtube, with a bonus section for a TV series trailer this week!

Let's start with that trailer. James May of Top Gear fame has also done a lot of spin-off shows, many that are now available on or were produced for Amazon Prime, from Cars of the People to Oh Cook! - but one of my favorites remains Our Man in Japan, an excellent travelogue/adventure show, with a similar tone to a Top Gear special. On July 15th, the latest of these endeavors is premiering on Prime, Our Man in Italy, and I watched the trailer for it this week - it looks as excellent as anything.

Last Week Tonight took the week off, which means they produced a hilarious one-off web exclusive segment on terrifying beach detritus in Texas.

I had no idea there were two completely different technologies for detecting smoke, but Technology Connections, as always, goes into detail and sets a good baseline for what to look out for next time I find myself simply unplugging a smoke detector for a nuisance alarm instead of figuring out why it's false-flagging.

That's it from YouTube for this week! Speaking of streaming television, I allowed my 3-month free trial of Apple TV that I got from Best Buy on Black Friday to lapse this week. If someone could let me know when anything new actually gets released on that service, that'd be great - I picked up another 3-month trial code for it from Best Buy again that I'll activate whenever there's anything worth watching. It didn't take long to burn through what's currently there, although what I did watch I really enjoyed - Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, and Schmigadoon!.

Jordan Cooks

Jordan Cooks

Jordan listens to too many podcasts, has too many streaming subscriptions, loves dogs, is the Integration Engineer Team Lead at Bitwarden, and makes a mean vegan baked mac and cheeze.
North Bend, OR