Fireside Tutorials and Punk Economics

What do we call this genre of videos, these informal explanations by Khan Academy, RSA:Animate, Common Craft, Vi Hart, and others — these sit across the desk from you and talk things through? I have no idea. But I’m fascinated with the form, and how rethinking video this way makes a lecture seem more like tutoring — even when (as in the case of RSA:Animate) the material is often an adapted lecture.

Anyway, this is my most recent find — Punk Economics, by David McWilliams:

If you have other great examples, shoot me an email or post in the comments.

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