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January 23, 2015

Watch the Full Interview Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbR6i...

In which Hank takes you on a trip to Washington DC and into the White House. The President makes a similar journey, though in his own private helicopter. A beautiful, gigantic helicopter that I saw through 2-inch thick glass.

I didn't do any thoughts or analysis in this video, but I've done some on my Tumblr: http://edwardspoonhands.com

I am exhausted, but also pretty euphoric. Thanks to everyone who was a part of pulling this off. Working with the White House can be pretty intense, but they did a fantastic job. To everyone who was awesome and supportive. To Bethany and Glozell, who were fantastic and very fun to hang out with. To everyone who has made YouTube such an interesting and diverse place. And to Paul Janssen, who first synthesized the active ingredient in Immodium, without whom none of this would have been possible.


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January 20, 2015

In which Hank and John answer real questions from real nerdfighters while playing an incredibly intense and competitive round of putt putt.

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January 16, 2015

In which Hank discusses what education does, what it should do, and why it doesn't do it as well as it probably could be done.

And then he announces!
The Launch of Crash Course Astronomy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rHUD...

AND Crash Course Anatomy and Physiology!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBGl2...

AND that he's GOING TO THE FREAKING WHITE HOUSE TO INTERVIEW PRESIDENT OBAMA, WHAT?!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awU8M...

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January 13, 2015

Looking for Alaska 10th Anniversary Edition: http://www.penguin.com/book/looking-f...
In which John discusses writing, the 10th anniversary of first novel Looking for Alaska, and the charities chosen by nerdfighteria to receive grants from the 2014 Project for Awesome.

Thanks to everyone who has read and shared Looking for Alaska over lo these many years. Penguin built a lovely site to share your experiences with the story: http://lookingforalaska10.com

The lovely temerityjane on twitter: https://twitter.com/temerityjane
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January 9, 2015

The crazy thing is I had to cut like five fart facts from this video because I just had TOO MUCH GOOD FART STUFF! Maybe I'll make a video with some more fart facts in the future.

If you can't tell...I like farts. I think they're funny and nothing to be ashamed of (though I don't go out of my way to fart loudly at dinner parties like SOME PEOPLE I KNOW! JEFF!)

LINKS!

World's Oldest Joke (and World's Oldest Fart Joke) http://uk.reuters.com/article/2008/07...

Tert-Butylthiol - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tert-But...

Franklin's 'Fart Proudly' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fart_Pro...

Chemical Composition of Farts - http://chemistry.about.com/od/medical...

Global Methane Outputs - http://icp.giss.nasa.gov/education/me...

Le Petomane - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_P%C3%...

Various Fart Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fart

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January 6, 2015

In which John gets really really excited over and over again while attending the FA Cup tie between AFC Wimbledon (the team nerdfighteria sponsors) and Liverpool Football Club (the team John supports).

Thanks to everyone at AFC Wimbledon for their hospitality and support. I can't tell you how many hundreds of people came up to me and told me how much the nerdfighter community's support means to them.

Thanks as always to Rosianna (http://youtube.com/rosianna) for spearheading the sponsorship and planning all of the things.

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January 4, 2015

A bonus video in which John discusses divided loyalty, football (real), fan-driven projects, the meaning of sports, his weird over-the-top love for Liverpool Football Club, his weird over-the-top love for AFC Wimbledon, and the forthcoming match between the two. Wimbledon/Nerdfighteria scarves: http://store.dftba.com/products/afc-w...

All the advertising revenue from hankgames goes to AFC Wimbledon: http://www.youtube.com/hankgames

You can watch the match live at 3 PM eastern on Monday on Fox Sports 1. If you don't have Fox Sports 1 or don't live in the U.S., there are lots of ways to stream it. This is, of course, illegal and I don't recommend it; I'm just saying it's POSSIBLE.

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January 2, 2015

In which Hank discusses some ways in which we base our lives on stuff that are just completely made up.

Racism: By the Numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQdMg...

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December 30, 2014

In which John talks about racism in the United States.

The playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... If you have suggestions for additions, let me know!

SOURCES

On average, black men's prison sentences are 20% longer than white men's for comparable crimes: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1000142...

Black people and white people use illegal drugs at similar rates, but black people are far more likely to be arrested for drug use: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/1/5850830/w...

African Americans are far more likely to be stopped and searched (although the contraband hit rate is higher among white people) in California: http://articles.latimes.com/2008/oct/...

And in New York (where the data isn't quite as good but appears to be comparable to CA): http://www.nyclu.org/content/nypd-qua...

Those wrongfully convicted and later exonerated by DNA are disproportionately African American: http://www.innocenceproject.org/Conte...

Black kids are far more likely to be tried as adults and more likely to receive life sentences: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/...

Black former convicts get fewer employer callbacks than white former convicts: http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/...

Emily and Brendan are more hirable than Lakisha and Jamal: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/capideas/...

On that front, this study is also interesting: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/apl/9... and similar results have been found in the UK: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2009... and also in Australia: http://ftp.iza.org/dp4947.pdf

Also, this news story has some great analysis: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/bus...

High schools with mostly African American and Latino students are less likely to offer courses in Algebra II or Chemistry than high schools with mostly white students: https://www.documentcloud.org/documen...

This article explores many of the other ways that increasingly segregated schools have negatively affected African American students: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/sun...

And this story discusses the fact that African American students are more than twice as likely to be suspended as white students--even in preschool. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2...

The ACP report on racial disparities in U.S. health care: http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/cur...
This (dated) study is also damning: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36... and there's lot of good info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and...

More info on increasing disparities in life expectancy between black and white people in the US: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...

The most recent polls show fewer white people thinking racism is not a problem than the ones I used in this video (although still a huge divide): http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/22/politic... and http://www.washingtonpost.com/politic... and http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2014/12...

Racial wealth disparity and the role that inheritance plays: http://iasp.brandeis.edu/pdfs/Author/...
Related wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_i...

The widening of the wealth gap: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/...

Nonvideo recommendations: I really like Roxane Gay's work in Slate and The Butter; this story in the NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/bus...; Chris Rock's recent interview at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news..., and Ashley Ford's commentary and analysis: https://twitter.com/ismashfizzle. Also Kiese Laymon's wriitng is great, including http://gawker.com/my-vassar-college-f...

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December 26, 2014

In which Hank discusses this roller coaster of a year we've had. I hope everyone's having a happy holiday...here's the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

And here's SciShow's Science Superlatives:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIE9A...

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