Great Big Story is a YouTube channel that was launched by CNN in 2015. They have over 2500 videos that they’ve released, with most of the videos ranging anywhere from 2-10 minutes.
Unfortunately, there has been recent news that Great Big Story is being shut down, which means there will not be any new videos being released in the future. CNN tried to make Great Big Story to compete with over news outlets like Vice and Buzzfeed, but I guess it never took off as much as CNN expected.
I am quite surprised by the news that it shut down, as I have friends who also enjoy watching the channel. The videos are both informative and entertaining to watch, and I loved that they were not too long (so you could take a quick break and watch one). Also, the variety of subjects was astounding, as they covered things like Catan, The Accidental Genius (about a man who became a genius after a horrifying accident), Dungeons and Dragons, The World’s Most Expensive Potatoes, etc.
Overall, I learned a lot about random things from Great Big Story, and definitely about subjects I would not have been interested in before. It has helped to expand my learning interests and knowledge base, and I will continue to watch past videos!
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!