Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

Japan in the Heian Period and Cultural History: Crash Course World History 227

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to return to medieval times. Mr. Green? Mr. Green? Finally, we get to watch jousting and eat with our hands and root for the Blue Knight. Yeah, No, Me from the Past, for starters, Medieval Times doesn’t closely reflect Europe in […]

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Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we’re discussing Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, which is not the H.G. Wells novel from 1897, THE Invisible Man. That’s a different book. This one came out in 1952, won the national book award that year. And it’s less about science experiments gone wrong, more […]

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Don’t Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1: Crash Course Literature 205

Don’t Reanimate Corpses! Frankenstein Part 1: Crash Course Literature 205

Hi! I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and It’s alive! Mr. Green? Mr. Green? That’s my favorite part of the movie… No. No. No. No. Me From The Past don’t you dare. That line is not in the book. And Frankenstein is the doctor not the monster. Also, there is no Igor in […]

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The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to […]

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Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

Hi, I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course World History. Let’s begin today with a question. Why am I alive? Also, why don’t I have any eyes? Ah, That’s better. The way we answer that question ends up organizing all kinds of other thoughts, like what we should value, and how we should behave, […]

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Things Fall Apart, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 209

Things Fall Apart, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 209

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we continue our discussion of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! I can’t even believe we’re spending two weeks on this book. Like, it’s about as long as a Babysitter’s Club book. Okay, couple things, Me From the Past. First off, […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I – Crash Course Literature 210

To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I – Crash Course Literature 210

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re going to talk about To Kill a Mockingbird. So Mockingbird is the rare class of American literature that is both one, relatively easy to read and two, pretty fun to read. I mean, it’s got a cool and somewhat creepy plot that draws […]

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Congressional Elections: Crash Course Government and Politics #6

Congressional Elections: Crash Course Government and Politics #6

Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re going to talk about what is, if you ask the general public, the most important part of politics: elections. If you ask me, it’s hair styles. Look at Martin Van Buren’s sideburns, how could he not be elected? Americans are kind […]

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Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder – Hamlet Part I: Crash Course Literature 203

Ghosts, Murder, and More Murder – Hamlet Part I: Crash Course Literature 203

Hi I’m John Green, this is CrashCourse Literature and today we’re going to talk about the greatest Dane of all, Scooby-Doo. No, it’s Hamlet. So Hamlet is either a 16h or 17th century play, we’re not positive. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark was written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1602 and […]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Crash Course Literature 301

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Crash Course Literature 301

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and your eyes are watching me, but Their Eyes Are Watching God. I’d like to apologize to my friends and family for that joke. Anyway today we’re discussing Zora Neale Hurston’s brilliant novel of a woman’s self-realization and empowerment. Or, possibly, a cautionary tale about the […]

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