Ian Danskin
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Years active2015-present
Total views32,000,000[1]
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Updated: January 31, 2021

Ian Danskin is an American YouTuber who produces the Innuendo Studios channel where he discusses politics from a left wing perspective.[2][3][4] He is primarily known for "The Alt-Right Playbook" series of videos.[2]

The first "Alt-Right Playbook" episode was released in October 2017. Since then the series has focused on examining and dismantling the online culture of the alt-right[5] and "the rhetorical strategies [it] uses to legitimize itself and gain power."[2][6] It uses drawings of simple figures on a grey background to illustrate its ideas.[3]

Danskin has also discussed the Gamergate controversy and the techniques used by Gamergate members to recruit people into their movement.[2]

Daniel Schindel of Polygon listed Danskin's video "Lady Eboshi is Wrong" as one of the best video essays of 2018.[7] Julie Muncy of Gizmodo lauded Danskin's video series about the 2015 post-apocalyptic action movie Mad Max: Fury Road.[8] Danskin's short documentary This Is Phil Fish, on indie game designer Phil Fish, is about Internet celebrity.[9][10][11][12]

The channel has been described as part of "BreadTube", an informal group of left-wing YouTube channels.[2]


  1. ^ a b "About Innuendo Studios". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b c d e Somos, Christy (25 October 2019). "Dismantling the 'Alt-Right Playbook': YouTuber explains how online radicalization works". CTV News. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b van den Berg, Pim (8 October 2019). "Dit zijn de linkse YouTubers die tegenwicht geven aan extreem-rechts". VN (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ McCrea, Aisling. "The magical thinking of guys who love logic". The Outline. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  5. ^ Rouner, Jef (21 January 2019). "5 Myths About the Alt-Right". Houston Press. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  6. ^ Danskin, Ian (October 11, 2017). "The Alt-Right Playbook: Introduction". YouTube. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  7. ^ Schindel, Daniel (28 December 2018). "The best video essays of 2018". Polygon. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  8. ^ Muncy, Julie (2 October 2018). "This Fabulous Video Series Unpacks the Gender Dynamics of Mad Max: Fury Road". Gizmodo. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Why Are You So Angry? — Innuendo Studios' Documentary on Internet Hate". www.themarysue.com. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  10. ^ Lecher, Colin (19 June 2014). "Why did one of the most celebrated indie game creators melt down and quit?". The Verge. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  11. ^ "Das ist Phil Fish und der Hass im Internet". IGN Deutschland. 19 June 2014. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  12. ^ Reynolds, Matthew (18 June 2014). "'Phil Fish' video explores internet backlash". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2020-09-22.