• Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28
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    Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today you aren’t going to get a blow by blow chronology of the American Revolution, and you aren’t going to get cool biographical details about Thomas Jefferson or George Washington. But you are going to get me not wearing any pants. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! Did you know that George Washington might have had slave teeth implanted into his jaw? Yeah, I did, Me from the Past, and while it’s fun to focus on metaphorically resonant details, what we’re concerned with here is why the American Revolution happened and the extent to which it was actually revolutionary. Plus, for…

  • Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6
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    Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6

    You’ve probably heard of Karl Marx. He’s remembered as the father of divisive political movements, and his name is sometimes still thrown around in American politics as a kind of slur. But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk about Marx the philosopher. Marx the scholar. In the 19th century, a time defined by radical inequality and rapid technological and political change in Europe, Marx was concerned with one question: What does it mean to be free? Starting from this question, Marx developed an entire theory of history. And in doing so, he laid the foundation for the paradigm of conflict theory in sociology, ultimately pushing…

  • How to Tell Customers You Exist: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #11
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    How to Tell Customers You Exist: Crash Course Entrepreneurship #11

    Here’s a cold, hard truth: no business, no matter how innovative and amazing it is, will survive if people haven’t heard of it. If people don’t know something exists, they’ll never be able to purchase it. Beyonce might drop a surprise album, but then she promotes the heck out of it. The hype she gets from the surprise is part of her entrepreneurial strategy! Ever since we’ve had products and services, we’ve needed channels to create awareness and communicate with our customers. And as our culture has evolved, so have our channels — from simple posters in the 1800s, to the launch of Pinterest (and the heyday of DIY wedding…

  • Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7
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    Congressional Committees: Crash Course Government and Politics #7

    Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re going to get down and dirty wallowing in the mud that is Congress. Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair, but the workings of Congress are kind of arcane or byzantine or maybe let’s just say extremely complex and confusing, like me, or Game of Thrones without the nudity. Some of the nudity, maybe. However, Congress is the most important branch, so it would probably behoove most Americans to know how it works. I’m going to try to explain. Be prepared to be behooved. [Theme Music] Both the House of Representatives and the Senate are divided up…

  • 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…

  • The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1
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    The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

    Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to call this whole show “U.S. History” but inevitably it is going to involve other parts of the world and also, not to brag, a small part of the moon. Sorry, we can be a little bit self-aggrandizing sometimes, here in America. So to begin U.S. history, we’re not going to talk about the United states…