"[13], In December 2007, the two launched Project for Awesome, a charitable movement driven by the YouTube community. 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. [115] During this period, John "found politics boring and divisive," believing that politics and voting were a waste of his time. [132] Additionally, Hank has stated "We really believed in the importance of online video as a cultural form. [7] The distribution of merchandise is largely independent. [56] The channel is "dedicated to teaching everything you need to know how to do as an adult that school never got around to." [20] The channel and its fanbase would grow past Brotherhood 2.0, and eventually in 2013, it reached the 1 million subscriber threshold. I am so proud and pleased that The Brain Scoop and Emily have found what is absolutely their best possible home. Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. While the show is an immensely helpful tool for students and teachers, it also has a large viewership of casual learners who seek out online educational content independently. Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History and today we’re going to talk about one of the worst relationships in American history. John Green is a host and co-creator of Crash Course. The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation: Crash Course World History #25. Crash Course World History #7 In which John introduces you to quite a lot of Chinese history by discussing the complicated relationship between the Confucian scholars who wrote Chinese history and the emperors (and empress) who made it. "[133], The biggest problem with being alive is that you can only see the world out of your eyes. [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. Welcome to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information. The content at the beginning was humanities and science courses. "[98], John has also been recorded apologizing for a mistake. [29] In 2009, the record label caught the attention of YouTube, who praised the label on its official blog. 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. [16] "[17] Activities, events, and community symbols and terminology have been noted by various media outlets. [7], Together, however, the two brothers are credited with creating what some have described as a "YouTube media" or "online multimedia" empire. [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. "[113], Both John and Hank have often discussed political and governmental topics in their videos. From courses like Astronomy to US History and Anatomy & Physiology it's got you covered with an awesome variety of AP high school curriculum topics. [57] The channel is hosted by vlogger Emma Mills (known as "Elmify" on YouTube) and Young Adult novelist T. Michael Martin. John would host the channel's first series, The List Show. Crash Course is an educational YouTube channel which was started by the Green brothers, Hank Green and John Green who actually run another channel by the name VlogBrothers. 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. "[99], Both John and Hank have expressed their liking for online video as a platform and culture. In a message directed towards the Nerdfighter community, Hank explained his acceptance of his mistakes, stating, "Embarrassment really isn't about being wrong, it's about feeling wrong, and it is hard for me to feel wrong here, because you guys are nice," and later adding "Being wrong is part of what it is to be a person. [48] Prior to the channel's launch, Hank Green featured Graslie giving a tour of the University of Montana's Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum on one of his Vlogbrothers videos. So, you know my name and that this is an episode of Crash Course, but there's a lot that doesn't tell you. [5][6] Hank has also gained recognition for co-founding the record label DFTBA Records with Alan Lastufka. 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. "[33][34] Additionally, Hank posted a video onto the VlogBrothers channel, and in it, he discussed sexual abuse, sexual consent, as well as the culture surrounding sexual activities. [49] In December 2014, the brothers sold the channel, for an undisclosed amount, to the Chicago-based museum. He is one half of the vlogbrothers on YouTube and co-creator of educational series Crash Course. Hank also launched a gaming channel, Hankgames. The Greens and Nerdfighters collaborate on various charitable endeavors, which the fanbase refers to as "decreasing" or "fighting world suck. Crash Course is an educational channel on YouTube created by John and Hank Green with Stan Muller and Nick Jenkins in the belief that high quality educational content should be available to everyone for free. The Green brothers have been constantly seeking to educate their viewers on various topics. But the study of history allows you to empathize better, it allows you to think more complexly about others. I try to take it seriously," adding, "It's wrong to make people feel other and separate. [15] John, in particular, has included themes of existentialism in his novels, notably, The Fault in Our Stars. "[4] The term has been criticized by Green himself, as he disagrees with the concept that he is singlehandedly responsible for launching any one individual's career, or propelling an individual to success. Green adds to this, stating, "I was going to be a writer, and the great writers (I thought) transcend the minor quibbles of their historical moments. You can't effectively imagine what it's like to be someone else. [49] Green later announced that the channel would launch in January 2013, helping the channel to spike to 20,000 subscribers prior to its first upload. [114] John has also advocated for this, and has written that for years after he turned 18, he did not participate in voting. 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. : YouTube turns the personal into public", "John Green is named to the TIME 100 Most Influential People List", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Green_brothers&oldid=993549094, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 December 2020, at 04:59. 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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. From Science to Social Studies, Crash Course offers it all in quick-paced, imaginative videos aimed at learners of all ages. He is a YouTube video-blogger, or "vlogger", with his brother, Hank Green. On the topic, Hank has stated, "There are problems with the institutions of dreams, [but] I am in favor of them. Good luck", "Back off my brother or I will take you down, Acosta", https://web.archive.org/web/20150615030024/http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/post/108194824778/edwardspoonhands-just-had-a-brief-twitter, "See YA author John Green hang out with President Obama", "Nerdfighters club on campus celebrates love of nerd culture while fostering community", "Auburn Nerdfighters kick their way into becoming officially recognized", "Is this real life? Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube! The Seven Years War: Crash Course World History #26. [68], In 2014, The Art Assignment was launched by PBS Digital Studios, featuring John's wife, Sarah. This crash course should … In an interview with The Washington Post, John Green stated, "I think people support Crash Course and SciShow because they want for Crash Co… [94], The brothers are accepting of their mistakes, often discussing them in their videos and online posts. [127][128] Arguing against those who say homosexuality is unnatural, Hank Green states that, "the most natural thing in the world is complexity, and gender, and sexual orientation are proven over and over again to not be firm lines." [52][53] Emerson College's Entertainment Monthly paper listed Mental Floss, as well as the aforementioned Crash Course as top five educational YouTube channels. [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. [64][65] Following the conclusion of the series, Emma Approved, a web series adaptation of Emma, another Austen novel, was launched in October 2013. "[101], Hank has spoken about human dreams of success. [45] A spin-off titled, SciShow Space, launched in 2014, dedicating itself to space related news, discoveries and space related science. [125][126], Hank and John Green are supporters of LGBT rights. "[115] However, as Green matured during his adult years, he has developed a belief that, "the big questions—about our environment, our responsibilities to one another, our rights as citizens—are political questions. Not eating.) [83], Nonetheless, Green's novels have been successful, leading him to be included on Time's 2014 "100 Most Influential People" list. John talks about world history, US history, and literature on Crash Course. They have an estimated net worth of $2 million. "The Green brothers say someone on Vine will make them irrelevant. [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. "[101] John elaborated on his valuing of engagement and connection over raw viewing numbers stating, "I don't care how many people watch or read something I make. [84][85] The community has also developed a hand sign, which is similar to the Vulcan salute seen in Star Trek. [60] However, the "hankgames" channel is still being used by John, as he continues to upload commentary over his FIFA gameplay. [12] The project was originally meant to be a year-long way to deepen the bond between the brothers, creating a new outlet to communicate to each other. My hardcore badass feminist mom told both my brother and me that we were feminists from the time we were like two years old, so if she ever heard me saying I wasn't a feminist she'd fly to my house and smack me upside the head. The so-called, Great War? [69] John serves as an executive producer for the series. "[115] In 2016, while speaking on the SourceFed Podcast, Hank expressed that he has become "less liberal". [62], The first of these adaptations was The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube in early 2012. The Atlantic Slave Trade: Crash Course World History #24. "[128] After receiving high ratings on his vlog centered on same-sex marriage, Hank stated, "It's stuff like that where I feel like we're making the world a better place, and resonating with how people feel about new cultural ideas, and really being a part of the cultural evolution toward a better way of understanding each other and the world. [119] CNN's Senior White House correspondent, Jim Acosta was critical of the decision to have Obama be interviewed by the media personalities. "[129], The Green brothers' projects have had varying effects on the YouTube community, nerd culture, young-adult fiction, and other fields. In this Crash Course series, John Green returns to teaching World History in his own quirky way from beginning to end. Hank, in particular, is a strong advocate of young Americans taking advantage of their right to vote. [116] Additionally, the Greens once created a YouTube channel, registered under the username, obamasidiots. Additionally, Subbable presents a $0 subscription option, offering the subscriber access to special emails, behind the scene videos and live shows. "[41], In 2009, John posted a video, expressing his frustrations with the usage of the word gay as an insult. "[105] Additionally, John, has stated, "Ultimately, there are Muslims who I have more theologically in common with than many of my fellow Christians. The production company behind these is Pemberley Digital, which according to Hank Green's Reddit userpage, he helped co-create. [51] The channel later added to its library of videos, launching The Big Question, and Misconceptions hosted by Craig Benzine and Elliott Morgan, respectively. [43] Among these are organic and thermodynamic chemistry, physics, geology, climatology, astronomy and astrophysics, evolutionary biology, psychology and several miscellaneous fields. [59] It featured Hank, his wife Katherine, John, and occasionally Charlie McDonnell and Michael Aranda playing video games such as Minecraft, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and FIFA 11. The channel is aimed at young people who have recently entered adulthood. Professional YouTuber and guy who talks about science. "[76], In March 2015, Subbable was acquired by Patreon. With over 15 courses in science and the humanities online to date, Crash Course has hundreds of millions of views. [92] Additionally, Biss designed the mathematics formulas for John's novel, An Abundance of Katherines. Even if it was just a couple dozen people, they were really engaged. Hi, I'm John Green. The word was being used to describe John, despite the fact that, at the time, it was already known that he was married to a woman. The first majorly successful Vlogbrothers video, "Accio Deathly Hallows", uploaded on July 18, 2007, was a song about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 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. [66][67] In 2014, Pemberley Digital launched Frankenstein, MD, an adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios. SciShow, like Crash Course, was launched as an original channel. The Greens serve as the channel's Executive Producers.[57]. The topics on videos uploaded onto SciShow varied; for example, one video detailed the origins of "cute". ", "PBS Digital Studios Announced New Collaboration With YouTube Star and Best-Selling Author John Green", "Vlogbrothers launch Subbable, an alternative to YouTube subscriptions", "Can Subbable Change The Face of Online Content Creation?