Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 409

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we’ll be discussing Macbeth. Some people… …call it the Scottish play or the Bard’s play because allegedly, back in the 17th century a coven of witches cursed the play to punish Shakespeare for including their spells. But that’s just not credible. So I’m going […]

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Crash Course Literature 3 Preview

Crash Course Literature 3 Preview

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and I’m back! Over the next ten weeks we’re going to read a bunch of books together. I got some of them right here. We’re going to read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Lord of the Flies by William Golding (my least […]

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Crash Course Literature Season Four Preview!

Crash Course Literature Season Four Preview!

Hello and welcome to season four of Crash Course Literature! That’s right, we’re back to talk about books. So this season, for no particular reason, we’re gonna be talking about a lot of dystopias – You know, future worlds where things have gone terribly wrong – as opposed to the present when everything is going […]

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Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37

Economic Depression and Dictators: Crash Course European History #37

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, despite improvement in living conditions across much of Europe after 1925, wartime resentments and disruption lingered. and then a momentous event in 1929 gradually turned into a wide-ranging disaster: in that year, the U.S. stock market crashed.What came after is known as the […]

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Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #410

Gender, Guilt, and Fate – Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #410

Hi I’m John Green. This is Crash Course Literature and today we’ll be doubling, bubbling, toiling and troubling as we continue our discussion of Macbeth. Today we’ll be looking more closely at the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as well as discussing the play’s treatment of gender roles and its downer ending. INTRO One […]

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Crash Course Literature Preview

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and I’m back! Over the next ten weeks we’re going to read a bunch of books together. I got some of them right here. We’re going to read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Lord of the Flies by William Golding (my least […]

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Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide – Hamlet II: Crash Course Literature 204

Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide – Hamlet II: Crash Course Literature 204

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we continue our discussion of Hamlet. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, I’ve figured it out already. Hamlet has an Oedipus complex. That explains everything. No, no, no Me From the Past. As we’ve already learned, not even Oedipus had an Oedipus complex. Although your fascination […]

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Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202

Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202

Hi! I’m John Green. Welcome to Crash Course Literature. Today we’re going to talk about Oedipus. Leo Tolstoy once famously wrote that “All happy families are alike, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” And I certainly hope that there’s no family as unhappy as Oedipus’s. Ancient Greek playwrights really specialized in […]

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George Orwell’s 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #402

George Orwell’s 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #402

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course literature, and today we’re going back to the future–that is now past–to George Orwell’s 1984, which imagines a terrifying world in which every human activity is recorded and monitored. How unpleasant would that be, he said staring into a camera lens. So, as mentioned in our previous […]

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How to Get Involved in Your Local Community

Hi! I’m Rachel Calderon Navarro and this is How to Adult. One of the coolest parts of being an adult is that you have agency. If you don’t like something, you can work to change it. And if you care about something, you can help make it even better. By getting involved in your community, […]

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