Playlist: Harry Potter, Hipsters and Equality


This week on YouTube: the Harry Potter fandom begins its comeback (as though we ever left), cats still rule the internet, and (spoiler alert) zombie!Watsky dies.

Geekout of the Week: New Harry Potter Movie!!! from Kristina Horner

In case you’ve been living under a rock or were recently relocated to a shack in the middle of the sea by your paranoid uncle, Harry Potter’s back. Kristina’s excitement over the news is definitely something we can relate to. This is what we hope will be the first of many, many vlogs as the fandom comes back stronger than ever.

Geekout Runnerup: Alex Carpenter’s awesome twist on the Life in Letters tag.

Cover of the Week: Counting Stars from Rae Sterling

Rae’s take on OneRepublic’s Counting Stars is – as her covers always are – on point. With wonderful melodies and Rae’s trademark musicality, it’s more than worth the watch.

Funny of the Week: How to Make Your Cat Love You from Hayley G. Hoover

Because there can never be too many cat vlogs in the world.

Funny Runnerup: Please Hire Me from Lex Croucher.

Vlog of the Week: Rivalry from Alex Carpenter

Alex explores rivalries – from those in sports to those in fandom – and talks some Hogwarts house trash in the process.

Music Video of the Week: Kill a Hipster from Watsky feat. Chinaka Hodge

It’s Watsky, there’s social commentary, and there are zombies. What’s not to love?

Favorite of the Week: Donate to Equality FTW from The Harry Potter Alliance

The HPA launched their second annual Equality FTW fundraiser on Thursday. This awesome video explains it all.

What were your favorite videos this week? Which channels should we look at for next week’s playlist? Let us know in the comments!

  • Tricia

    I just love the “Kill a Hipster” video. Was definitely waiting for this, ever since Cardboard Castles got released!