Why Are Vegetarians Annoying? (An Exploration of a Cultural Rift)

Why Are Vegetarians Annoying? (An Exploration of a Cultural Rift)

Good morning, John! Let’s have this conversation. I feel like I’ve recently decided I just wanna have lots of really tough conversations on VlogBrothers. Let’s, let’s take these… let’s face it head on! John, I have a problem. And its name is meat. Let’s get this out of the way, there’s definitely some conflict going […]

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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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Race & Ethnicity: Crash Course Sociology #34

Race & Ethnicity: Crash Course Sociology #34

How do you define race? If you had to describe why you think you’re a member of one race and someone else was a member of a different one, you’d probably focus on appearances – your skin, your hair, maybe even the structures of your bodies and faces. But most of the time, those physical […]

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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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Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and this is The Great Gatsby. This novel barely makes it to 200 pages even with rather large print, and yet it’s so magnificently complex and rich that we can’t possibly do it justice in two videos so today we’re gonna focus on a specific question: […]

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1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

Hi I’m John Green and welcome to season 4 of CrashCourse literature. Today, we’re transporting you to one of my favorite (slash least favorite) dystopias, George Orwell’s 1984. I feel like that eye is looking at me. The book starts like this: It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking […]

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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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The Yellow Wallpaper: Crash Course Literature #407

The Yellow Wallpaper: Crash Course Literature #407

Hi, I’m John Green and this is Crash Course Literature. So for the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about Dystopias, imaginary societies gone wrong. Like George Orwell’s “1984” is a world of war, surveillance, and mind control. “The Handmaid’s Tale” portrays a toxic landscape in which healthy women are forced to produce […]

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Pride and Prejudice Part 1: Crash Course Literature #411

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and it is a truth universally acknowledged that a video series about world literature must be in want of a Jane Austen episode. / So here it is. Today, we’ll be discussing Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s Regency-era novel of life, liberty and bonnets. The book was […]

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The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and I have some bad news. Disease is devastating the planet. Soon the global food supply will be compromised, clean water will become scarce, violence will grow epidemic, dangerous new street drugs will circulate, the income gap will increase, corporate slavery will return and a strongman […]

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