September 20, 2019
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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Crash Course Literature 301

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and your eyes are watching me, but Their Eyes Are Watching God. I’d like to apologize to my friends and family for that joke. Anyway today we’re discussing Zora Neale Hurston’s brilliant novel of a woman’s self-realization and empowerment. Or, possibly, a cautionary tale about the […]

Tricksters: An Introduction: Crash Course World Mythology 20

Hi, there. I’m Mike Rugnetta. This is Crash Course Mythology, and today we’re going to start the first of a few episodes a show favorite: trickster stories, but be warned, trickster myths can get sexy, a little gross, and they’re filled with betrayal, but we should be able to handle it, right Thoth? Oh, hmm… […]

Utilitarianism: Crash Course Philosophy #36

Should Batman kill the Joker? If you were to ask the Dark Knight himself, with his hard-and-fast no-killing rule, he’d say absolutely not. Actually, in fact, he would say: [Batman voice] “Absolutely not.” When you think about it, dude is pretty Kantian in his ethics. Regardless of what Joker does, there are some lines that […]

Human Evolution: Crash Course Big History #6

Hi, I’m John Green. Welcome to Crash Course Big History Project where today we’re going to talk about the Planet of the Apes films. – What’s that? Apparently, those were not documentaries. But there was an evolutionary process that saw primates move out of East Africa and transform the earth into an actual planet of […]

The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

The religion of Islam significantly influenced knowledge-making in the greater Mediterranean and western Asian world. Islamicate scholars—meaning people influenced by Islamic civilization, regardless of their religious views—gave us terms such as “algebra,” “azimuth,” “algorithm,” “alcohol,” “alkali,” and “alembic.” We’ll dive into Islamic medicine and philosophers such as the great Persian polymath Ibn Sina in future […]

The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19

Hey there, I’m Mike Rugnetta! This is Crash Course Mythology and today We’re going to talk about the dying god, a specific archetype of god that might seem counterintuitive, considering lots of the myths we’ve already talked about feature gods who are immortal. The dying god trope, though, is one found in many regions throughout […]

The Protestant Reformation: Crash Course European History #6

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course European History. And today it’s time to find out what else besides money was behind the competition between Spain and England as they fought it out on the seas and across the globe after 1550. That’s right, today we get to talk about religion. As you may […]

Coyote and Raven, American Tricksters: Crash Course World Mythology #22

Hi, I’m Mike Rugnetta, this is Crash Course Mythology, and today we’re finishing up our series on trickster stories by looking at two of the most famous and popular tricksters of them all, coyote and raven. There are many individual Native American mythological traditions from different tribes and in different regions and stories about coyotes […]

The Epic of Gilgamesh: Crash Course World Mythology #26

Hi, I’m Mike Rugnetta this is Crashcourse Mythology and today we’re returning to one of the world’s favorite texts, The Epic of Gilgamesh! This is one of the oldest written stories in the world. And it’s a great illustration of Joseph Campbell’s monomythic hero’s journey introduced last episode. Plus it has sacred trees, lovestruck goddesses, […]

Indian Pantheons: Crash Course World Mythology #8

Hey there, I’m Mike Rugnetta and this is Crashcourse mythology. Today, we’re going to tackle one of the most difficult and fascinating pantheons in all of mythology. It’s got dancing dwarves, buffalo demons, and some many armed folks. Yessir there’s a lot going on in this pantheon! Maybe even more than in the Egyptian pantheon. […]