Top 5 Fan Favorite Videos of 2018

2018 has been a great year for QuakerSpeak! We posted 34 videos this year, and passed 2 million views. This week, we are taking a look back at the year’s videos and counting down the #Top5 fan-favorites*.


Many viewers were compelled by the story of this group of Philadelphia Quakers who decided to protest mountaintop removal, with a specific target in mind.


Lloyd Lee Wilson encourages us to stick with the Quaker path, even (and maybe especially!) when it challenges us.


Why do new folks start coming to Quaker meeting? We asked 7 of them.


While Quakers don’t have a creed, there seems to be rising interest in describing the basic tenants of our faith, as illustrated by Arthur Larrabee. The video that inspired the most discussion this year.

And the #1 most popular video of the year is… drumroll please…


What do Quakers believe? It’s the most common question that newcomers have.

Five years in the making, this is QuakerSpeak’s most ambitious video to date. And at over 18 minutes long, we weren’t sure how many viewers would watch. But we’re happy to share that this one was so popular that we made a DVD based on it!

Thank you for watching and sharing our videos each week! Season 5 has been an amazing journey. With your help, we’ve reached 2 million views!

Can you spare a dollar for Season 6? If so, please consider becoming a patreon partner.

Have a great winter and we’ll see you again in March!
The QuakerSpeak Team

PS. In celebration of 5 years of QuakerSpeak, we (the Friends Journal staff) put together some of our favorite videos of the past 5 years. Check it out.

*Because of external factors such as social media algorithms and search engine advertising, a few of our videos went far and above what we usually see in terms of traffic and views. We looked at the numbers and tried to determine which videos our regular viewers expressed the most interest in this year.

Jon Watts

Jon Watts

Jon Watts launched and directed the QuakerSpeak project for its first 6 seasons. Keep up to date with Jon’s work at his website.

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