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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Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26

Gilded Age Politics:Crash Course US History #26

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course: US History, and today we’re going to continue our look at the Gilded Age by focusing on political science. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, so it’s another history class where we don’t actually talk about history? Oh, Me From the Past, your insistence on trying to place academic […]

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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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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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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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Rethinking Civilization – Crash Course World History 201

Rethinking Civilization – Crash Course World History 201

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about civilization. Oh, Mr. Green, Mr. Green I have that video game. I like to play as the Assyrians! Yeah, Me From The Past. It was a video game. In fact, it still is a video game; they’ve continued […]

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Sula: Crash Course Literature #309

Sula: Crash Course Literature #309

Hi. I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today, we’re talking about Toni Morrison’s novel Sula. Sula is a story about the power and peril of friendship in adolescence, but it’s also a fascinating study of how places and families make us up. Morrison’s slim novel explores many of our biggest questions: Are […]

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Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

Where US Politics Came From: Crash Course US History #9

Hi, I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History, and now that we have a Constitution, it’s actually United States history. Today we’re going to look at the birth of America’s pastime. No, Stan, not baseball. Not football. Not eating. I mean politics, which in America has been adversarial since its very beginnings, […]

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The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History 211

The End of Civilization (In the Bronze Age): Crash Course World History 211

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History, and today we’re going to talk about the end of civilization. Mr Green, Mr Green! Everybody knows civilization is going to end with Y2K. We can’t survive the year 2000. Now, Me From the Past, turns out we get through that one all right. And […]

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