"[103] Early in his YouTube career, John made jokes about Young Earth creationism, which offended some viewers. In this episode of Crash Course, US territory finally reaches from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Ocean. Among these channels include Crash Course, SciShow (including its Space and Psych spinoffs), The Brain Scoop (since spun off), Sexplanations, How to Adult, and Mental Floss. The blog was originally a class project of Hank's, while he studied at the University of Montana, but eventually progressed into becoming a major environmental publication, which would grab the attention of Time. Posted on March 9, 2015.Filed under: 17th century America, American history, Truth v. Myth, What History is For | Tags: Anne Hutchinson, Colonizing America, Crash Course, Freedom of Religon, John Green, Pilgrims, Puritans, Roger Williams | . [102][103][104] However, in one video, John states that religion is a, "topic we've been reluctant to discuss over the years, mostly because the quality of discourse about religion on the internet is atrocious. The Green brothers, John (born August 24, 1977) and Hank (born May 5, 1980), are two American brothers, entrepreneurs, social activists, and YouTube vloggers. "[36] These channels are operated under the company name of Complexly. [25] Since its launch, VidCon has annually increased its attendance to become the largest in-person gathering of online video creators, viewers, and representatives. "[24], In 2010, VidCon was launched by the brothers. I went and it was just the most overwhelming thing I've ever experienced, and I made a bunch of friends who I'm still friends with today. [35], In June 2014, Lastufka announced that would be selling his entire stake in DFTBA Records, and resigning as the label's president, to pursue other projects. [83], Nonetheless, Green's novels have been successful, leading him to be included on Time's 2014 "100 Most Influential People" list. 'Which is great. "[13], In December 2007, the two launched Project for Awesome, a charitable movement driven by the YouTube community. In June 2015, the brothers started a weekly podcast titled Dear Hank & John. "[129], The Green brothers' projects have had varying effects on the YouTube community, nerd culture, young-adult fiction, and other fields. 00:07 Why? [93] Celebrities, including British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, and American rapper Lupe Fiasco, who has compared Crash Course to crack, have also been documented as Nerdfighters. It was launched in June 2013. Since late 2011 and early 2012, the two have been launching and working on several educational channels. William Henry "Hank" Green II (born May 5, 1980) is an American vlogger, entrepreneur, author, internet producer, and musician.He is known for producing the YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, where he and his older brother, John Green, regularly upload videos, as well as for creating and hosting the educational YouTube channels Crash Course and SciShow. The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course World History #24. [13] Hank has been documented to be active in the crowdfunding field,[100] and would establish Subbable, allowing online content creators to have an alternative funding source aside from video advertising. [55], In February 2014, Hank and John Green announced a new channel, How to Adult. They're people who post videos on YouTube," sarcastically adding, "I'm just curious: Was 'Charlie Bit My Finger' or 'David After Dentist' not available? Eventually, the channel's videos were predominantly uploaded by John to a point where Hank decided to create another gaming channel, called "Games With Hank", in 2014. "The Green brothers say someone on Vine will make them irrelevant. In the video, John stated, "Ultimately, gay will never work as an insult, because it's not bad. Right, so you’ve probably heard of Christopher Columbus who in 1492 sailed the ocean blue and discovered America, a place that had been previously discovered only by millions of people-- [1][2], John has risen from being a popular YouTube personality to Hollywood stardom with his breakthrough novel, The Fault in Our Stars, and its 2014 film adaptation. [16] In fact, before I became a writer, I wanted to be a minister. [30] DFTBA Records launched a series called The Warehouse on its YouTube channel, where it documents new products and announces events. [72][73] The money that users donate goes immediately and directly to each creator, minus 5% of revenue that goes to Subbable itself to pay for overhead and server costs and roughly 5% that goes to Amazon to process payments. With over 15 courses in science and the humanities online to date, Crash Course has hundreds of millions of views. "[121] Acosta subsequently replied, "No sense of humor @hankgreen? [82][83] Nerdfighters have adopted the initialism "DFTBA", standing for Don't forget to be awesome, as their slogan. "[122] John then defended Hank via a Tumblr post. [44] SciShow landed a national advertisement campaign deal with YouTube, in 2014. May 23, 2018 - Explore karissa Havard's board "John Green Crash Course" on Pinterest. It has changed attitudes towards education by creating a community of learners who are looking for more than just help passing a test. The project has donated to a variety of charity organizations. "[118] Some of the questions Green and his fellow online personalities asked were collected from social media input. So, today we are going to learn one of the most important skills of 21st century life, and I don't say that lightly. [120] Acosta stated, "None of them are professional journalists. [66][67] In 2014, Pemberley Digital launched Frankenstein, MD, an adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios. Totally agree. [50] Regarding this transaction, Hank stated, "We helped create The Brain Scoop with Emily and Michael Aranda of our studio because she was just so passionate and enthusiastic about science, history, and her work. Crash Course on the Puritans: so close, John Green! But in history, revolution means radical change, stark departures from the world that was, and the messy, often violent embrace of a new world. On the topic, Hank has stated, "There are problems with the institutions of dreams, [but] I am in favor of them. Additionally, Hank Green helped Emily Graslie to launch The Brain Scoop, in early 2013. [133] Shailene Woodley, who portrayed the main character of The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel Grace Lancaster, in the novel's film adaptation, wrote the piece on Time's list for Green, describing him as a "teen whisperer. "[17] Activities, events, and community symbols and terminology have been noted by various media outlets. Today we’re going to look at the birth of America’s pastime (No, not baseball. I realize that we are all entitled to our own opinions and everything, but for the last election you guys were so much less political ...", "Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines", "The 7 YouTube Philosophers You Just Can't Miss", "Is 'The Fault in Our Stars' Author John Green His Generation's Pop Philosopher? Has it happened ever? "[133], The biggest problem with being alive is that you can only see the world out of your eyes. To Kill a Mockingbird, Part I - Crash Course Literature 210. In 2011, he responded to his reluctance to answer questions regarding his religion, stating, "People are asking, because they want to inform their opinions of me with this little one word answer that says so very little about who I actually am. On their following, Hank has stated, "We were never really shouting into the void. The two set off to give comprehensive 'courses' in subjects that they're knowledgeable about, with more staff and professional production than the video blogs that they're primarily known for. [31] During an interview, Lastufka stated "Over the last few years I worked on the big ideas or product designs less and less, as my position transformed into brokering deals with brick and mortar stores and meeting with cart developers," and added "I would get a little jealous when art assignments that once went to me by default were being hired out because I just didn't have the time."[31]. [92], In 2015, Hank, along with fellow online media personalities, GloZell and Bethany Mota, conducted personal interviews with United States President Barack Obama, following the 2015 State of the Union Address. Although the novel's positioning at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list, as well as the box office success of the film are reasons for his rise to celebrity prominence, John maintains he is instead best known for his online projects, such as Crash Course. Hank, in particular, is a strong advocate of young Americans taking advantage of their right to vote. The two extensively work with each other in their lives and careers, having started their collaborative popularity with their "Brotherhood 2.0" project in 2007. [17] The New Yorker has described the community as "strikingly civil and constructive for an Internet subculture. I seriously think it might not have happened ever." Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. Frankenstein Part 1: Crash Course Literature 205 August 7, 2019 by Crash Course Leave a Comment In which John Green teaches you about Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. "[105] Green adds, "Science has given so much to the experience of being a creature on this planet. [17] By the end of 2007, the channel garnered 40,000 subscribers. [58] The game is often themed, and consists of five rounds of two statements each, relating to the theme, with one statement being true, and the other being false. Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211. Hi, I’m John Green; this is Crash Course World History and today we’re going to do some compare and contrast, because that’s what passes for hip in world history. The Green brothers have been constantly seeking to educate their viewers on various topics. Aliens, Time Travel, and Dresden -Slaughterhouse-Five Part I: Crash Course Literature 212. [11] Another inspiration for the project was the video blog channel, Lonelygirl15. "[107], The Greens have often discussed the topic of existential anxiety and an existential crisis. During the project's first year, Hank Green stated, "There were more than 400 videos posted, but several people focused on humanitarian organizations in Darfur, UNICEF, Autism Speaks, The Humane Society, Toys for Tots, World Wildlife Fund, I'm proud to say that it's a very long list. This crash course should … [15] John, in particular, has included themes of existentialism in his novels, notably, The Fault in Our Stars. [84][86] Hank describes the community as "people who are pro-nerd: They fight for nerd culture, to celebrate intellectualism, to find and build spaces on the Internet that are devoted to engagement and meaningful conversation instead of distraction and echo-chambery conversations."[12]. Alkene Addition Reactions: Crash Course Organic Chemistry #16 In an interview with The Washington Post, John Green stated, "I think people support Crash Course and SciShow because they want for Crash Course and SciShow to exist and they believe in our mission to make educational content for free, for everyone, for ever. [69] John serves as an executive producer for the series. The Greens and Nerdfighters collaborate on various charitable endeavors, which the fanbase refers to as "decreasing" or "fighting world suck. [81] Taking a mainly humorous tone, each podcast opens with John reading a poem that he selected for the week before the brothers read a series of questions submitted by listeners and offering their advice. "[104] Later in 2016, during a podcast, Hank expressed, "I'm so jealous of religious people, man. [45] A spin-off titled, SciShow Space, launched in 2014, dedicating itself to space related news, discoveries and space related science. John's devotion for both the video game series and English football has led to Nerdfighteria being an official sponsor of the real football club, AFC Wimbledon. "[120] In response to Acosta, Hank tweeted, "I think sometimes we need to think about how to involve people who are not reached by legacy media in the conversation. Everything else is just an extension of that thing. "[87][88] Charitable events conducted by Nerdfighters include the aforementioned Project for Awesome, as well as loaning funds through Kiva.org, to entrepreneurs in developing nations. [5][6] Hank has also gained recognition for co-founding the record label DFTBA Records with Alan Lastufka. We're in the community business, and number of eyeballs is a terrible metric for my business. But the study of history allows you to empathize better, it allows you to think more complexly about others. [88] Earl is an influential Nerdfighter, having started the Esther Day celebration, which has been described by HPA founder Andrew Slack, as "the first baggage-free holiday about love and gratitude. "[14] The New Yorker has described the Vlogbrothers channel as "the anchor of an online empire. The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25. 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These artists were dropped from the label, and both Hank and John responded to these circumstances, and began working with a group of Nerdfighters, including "survivors of sexual abuse," to begin a "task force against abuse and assault. The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History #26. The channel is aimed at young people who have recently entered adulthood. At Crash Course, we believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. "[90] Another member of the community, Rosianna Halse Rojas, whom The New Yorker describes as a "pioneering nerdfighter," has the position of being John's personal assistant. [116] Additionally, the Greens once created a YouTube channel, registered under the username, obamasidiots. Prior to becoming a published novelist, Green wrote for the magazine, and attended Indian Springs School with the magazine's first editor, Neely Harris. John would host the channel's first series, The List Show. Green's fans positively responded to video, suggesting for Graslie to host her own channel, leading Green to e-mail Graslie with an offer to assist her in the launch of this channel. Even if it was just a couple dozen people, they were really engaged. [71], In a 2015 speech spoken to advertising executives at YouTube's Brandcast event, John stated, "I and the most passionate creators on YouTube ... we're not in the distraction business. After some backlash, Green wrote, "In my exuberance for the film, I said something that was both flatly wrong and offensive, and I appreciate being called out on it, and I'm sorry. "[12] The brothers have been described as, "one of the main voices in YouTube's vibrant education community. This is a weird cultural shift. The money that users spend to support various projects goes into a "perk bank" and can be redeemed for creator-determined perks such as signed posters or shoutouts in videos. Their careers are heavily invested upon online video, and in 2010, they founded the aforementioned VidCon. See more ideas about John green, Nerdfighteria, Hank green. 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. He is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines.John talks about world history, US history, and literature on Crash Course. Totally agree. We need something to drive us to be better, and weirder, and different, but I think if we let that one thing drive us, it's a failure of imagination, and we miss opportunities." The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences. The podcast now opens with a "dad joke" from Hank and something John would have tweeted during the week (he is currently taking a year away from social media). Hank would add, "In the end, it's not about finding success, it's about building the number of things you're capable of, because then you could do more interesting things, and we need people to do interesting things in the world. But I am a Christian. 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In the review, Jacobs coined the term GreenLit, a play on John's surname, Green and the word literature, to describe "realistic stories told by a funny, self-aware teenage narrator," that include, "sharp dialogue, defective authority figures, occasional boozing, unrequited crushes and one or more heartbreaking twists. As a result, the channel was promoted through several platforms, including billboard ads, as well as a television commercial featured during the fifth season premiere of The Walking Dead. "[13] The project, titled "Brotherhood 2.0", quickly grew an audience, leading to the Greens' success on YouTube. In 2012, following a grant from Google, the brothers launched a pair of short-format educational video series entitled Crash Course, which presents series on World History, American History, Literature (hosted by John), Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Ecology, Psychology, and Philosophy (hosted by Hank), Astronomy, Games, Big History, Economics, Intellectual Property, Physics, Film History, … [57] The channel is hosted by vlogger Emma Mills (known as "Elmify" on YouTube) and Young Adult novelist T. Michael Martin. [94], The Green brothers have discussed several educational, political, philosophical, and moral topics in their videos.