• What’s new with Crash Course
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    What’s new with Crash Course

    Hi, I’m Hank green. And I’m John Green. It’s been a while since we last checked in with you all, so we wanted to give you an update on what’s new with Crash Course. First, we’ve made some changes to our Patreon! Head to patreon.com/crashcourse to check out the sweet benefits we’re currently offering. When you become a member, you immediately get access to every post we’ve ever made that’s available at that tier, which at this point is quite a lot. Seriously, there are over a thousand patron-only posts you could potentially unlock, including livestreams, outtakes, digital calendars, and much more. By becoming a member, you’re joining a community…

  • How to Argue – Induction & Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3
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    How to Argue – Induction & Abduction: Crash Course Philosophy #3

    Crash Course Philosophy is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace: Share your passion with the world. How do you know that aspirin will take care of your headache? Why do you really want to see the new Marvel movie, even though you haven’t heard anything about it, good or bad? Your ability to do things like predict how a medication will affect you, or what movie you might like, or even things like what the perfect gift might be for your best friend, or what’s the fastest way to get to campus –- all of this stuff, you know through induction. Deductive arguments are great because they give us certain…

  • AI Playing Games: Crash Course AI #12
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    AI Playing Games: Crash Course AI #12

    Jabril: D7 John-Green-bot: Miss. John-Green-bot: I-9 Jabril: NOOOOOOOOOO Hey, I’m Jabril and welcome to Crash Course AI! John-Green-bot might struggle with some things like natural language processing and moving through the real world, but using AI he’s pretty good at board games. AI researchers spend a LOT of time trying to teach AI how to beat humans at games, & this isn’t just because games are fun. Games provide constrained scenarios for testing new AI algorithms and approaches. In a game, it’s easy to know whether the AI is winning or losing, because there’s usually a score or some objective measure of “winning.” This is great because AI learns from…

  • Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41
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    Party Systems: Crash Course Government and Politics #41

    Hello, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics. And today we’re gonna talk about, well, mostly history. Wait Stan, this isn’t Crash Course History. This must be some kind of exception, like the Mongols. [Mongoltage] Apparently we’re not stepping on anybody’s toes by talking about the history of American political parties, as long as we stay away from history in general. Thank goodness, we wouldn’t want to start a Crash Course interdisciplinary feud. Just kidding, I’m totally feuding with that Phil guy over at Astronomy. [Theme Music] Political historians like to divide America into eras according to which parties were active at the time. These are called…

  • How to Sell Anything: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #12
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    How to Sell Anything: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #12

    Once upon a time, there was a woman with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who was ready to transform her side hustle into a magnificent full-time business. She identified a problem and crafted a solution, and now she needs to make her voice heard by the people. But how? This story might sound familiar. Any entrepreneur’s path is full of critical sales, elevator pitches, and persuasion. We want people to buy our product or service, but we also want them to believe in our ideas and seek our expertise. It can be hard to strike the right tone or know what’s going to appeal to someone, but there are tricks. We…

  • The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24
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    The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

    Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I got this idea from the economist Robert Gordon by the way. You live in, say, England. You probably work in agriculture. When you walk to town, you’re either pulling your own cart, or if you’re lucky you have a horse. You have no running water or electricity. When you wash your few items of clothing, you do so by hand. You cook over a fire. You think of time not…

  • English Civil War: Crash Course European History #14
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    English Civil War: Crash Course European History #14

    Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. And as we saw last week, Absolutism was in the air during the seventeenth century, but not just in France. Across the English Channel, King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England after the death of the childless Elizabeth in 1603, and he found himself thinking, “You know, I might not agree with everything those French Catholics believe, but they are onto something when it comes to the Divine Right of kings to have absolute power.” The inhabitants of the British Isles, however, weren’t so sure. In fact, Protestant reformers were imagining a different idea of…

  • The Indian Removal Act Explained in 5 Minutes: US History Review
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    The Indian Removal Act Explained in 5 Minutes: US History Review

    Hi guys, welcome to US history Thanks for pressing my button on I’m going to press your brain button right now as we take a few minutes to go over a huge piece of legislation It’s called the Indian Removal Act of 1830. and we’re gonna take a look at it right now. So Andrew Jackson you better watch out because we’re coming to get you this time. Alright let’s go “git-r-done” Alright let’s set context first: by 1830, most of the Native American tribes, especially in the Northeast had been annexed, sent away, had been destroyed, had been broken up. But there are hundreds of thousands of Native Americans…

  • How to Define the (Customer) Relationship: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #10
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    How to Define the (Customer) Relationship: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #10

    Like any committed relationship, the relationship between a business and its customers needs nurturing. And that shouldn’t come as a surprise! I mean, we’ve already mentioned customers over 100 times in this series. We need customers to run a successful business, and naturally they’re going to have certain expectations. So we want to make sure we deliver on those expectations and develop those relationships as our business develops. I’m Anna Akana, and this is Crash Course Business: Entrepreneurship. [Theme Music Plays] So the first question we have to ask ourselves is: what kind of relationship do we want with our customers? We daydream about building our perfect partner for me…

  • Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39
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    Political Campaigns: Crash Course Government and Politics #39

    Hi I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics. And today we’re going to try and untangle the mess that is the American political campaign. One of the things about the American political system that often confuses people who don’t live in America is the way that our politicians run for office. There are two aspects in particular that stand out about American political campaigns: their length and their expense. We’re going to look at both of these today and see that they’re related but before we do we are going to answer a burning question: why do we need political campaigns anyway? [Theme Music] If you ask…