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The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

The Big Bang: Crash Course Big History #1

Hi. I’m John Green and this is Crash Course Big History, in which we’ll be looking at the history of, like, everything. I’m talking about 13.8 billion years, from the big bang to now. I mean, in this series, we are literally going to attempt to tell you the story of what Douglas Adams famously …

Movies are Magic: Crash Course Film History #1

Movies are Magic: Crash Course Film History #1

Hello there! How would you like a ticket to one of the most influential forms of mass communication the world has ever known? It’s a universal language that lets us tell stories about our collective hopes and fears, to make sense of the world and the people around us. I’m talking about film. You probably …

Wait For It…The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Wait For It…The Mongols!: Crash Course World History #17

Hi I’m John Green; this is Crash Course World History and today we’re gonna discuss… wait for it… THE MONGOLS. So you probably have a picture of the Mongols in your head. Yes, that’s the picture: brutal, bloodthirsty, swarthy, humorously mustachioed warriors riding the plains, wearing fur, eating meat directly off the bone, saying, “Bar …

Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31

Episode 31: Feminism and Suffrage Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history and today we’re going to talk about women in the progressive era. My God, that is a fantastic hat. Wait, votes for women?? So between Teddy Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson, and all those doughboys headed off to war, women in …

The Missing Link That Wasn’t

The Missing Link That Wasn’t

It’s 1912, and an amateur archaeologist named Charles Dawson came forward with a discovery that almost changed our understanding of human evolution. Almost. Dawson’s find was some unusual human-like skull fragments, and he showed them to the Keeper of Geology at the British Museum, Sir Arthur Smith Woodward. He explained that the fragments were given …