The Great Siege of Malta

From Rare Earth. The last of our small country tour is Malta. I did a bunch of videos here, and this is sort of the foothold for them all. It was so much fun, and such a beautiful island to film on. I had a great time here. Thanks so much to my sister for…

The Grief Machine

From Rare Earth. We went to see a piece of art while waiting for our flight to Malta, and it made me reflective, so I wanted to talk about it. This is the Sihlfeld Graveyard Grief Machine. It’s an art installation from the graveyard’s Forum, which is a space meant to inspire contemplation about death.…

The War Against Mutilation

From Rare Earth. I don’t expect a lot of people to watch this episode, but it was the main reason I went to Somaliland in the first place and it damn well needs to be heard. 200 million women. At least a million little girls this year, every year, until we make it stop. Your…

The Ancient Rock Paintings of Laas Geel

From Rare Earth. Laas Geel was so cool. I did not enjoy trying to film with the gimbal, though. Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rareearthseries/ Follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/Evan_Hadfield Merch (more designs to come): https://teespring.com/stores/rareearth This video was made possible thanks to our incredible Patreon subscribers Aaron x, Abram Blocton, Adam…

The Hargeisa Holocaust

From Rare Earth. This is part two of our history of Somaliland independence. See the first episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xOvc7skpGc A huge thanks to Eric for stepping up to the plate when everything else fell apart. Your support keeps us going: https://www.patreon.com/rareearth Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rareearthseries/ Follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/Evan_Hadfield Merch (more designs to come): https://teespring.com/stores/rareearth…

Is Somaliland an Independent Nation?

From Rare Earth. It is my understanding that Somaliland receives around five hundred tourists a year. We were three. But within a single day, street assaults over tattoos meant we were two. Then one. Naturally, it was an extremely difficult place to film. I did my best with what I could. That said, I had…

How a Disgusting Alcohol Could Save Our Bees

From Rare Earth. My plan to save the bees? We get a bunch of hipsters drunk. Edit: It is crazy to me how many people don’t understand I’m joking and don’t believe the premise even when the video contains a section explaining how I’m joking and don’t believe the premise. Feed us our daily honey:…

This is Not a Cactus

From Rare Earth. “Wow, what a pointless episode. It seems like he put this together at the last minute as a response to some side-bet he’d been running with his wife during the filming! What a loser.” You are correct. That’s exactly what happened. I am a loser. But sometimes in life you’ve got a…

Is this Obelisk Italy’s Greatest Shame?

From Rare Earth. The battle of Adwa is among the most famous battles in history. Hard to call rare. So instead, I want to talk about an obelisk. All joking not aside, everything, of course, is a matter of perspective. To me, for example, Italy’s greatest shame is Francesco (thanks for filming the scenes in…

China’s Donkey Show

From Rare Earth. I wonder what the algorithm thinks of this title. Don’t care. I wrote this whole episode because I wanted you to see Samuel the amorous donkey attempt to court his unwilling lady love. I hope you enjoy it. As always, thanks for being here. We appreciate ya. Your support keeps us going:…

How to Monopolize Bread

From Rare Earth. Teff. It’s the primary staple of the national diet of Ethiopia. It forms injera, the daily bread of an entire nation, and has been around since the very dawn of agriculture. But today, despite being more important to the nation’s survival than ever before, Teff is facing its greatest threat: the Dutch.…