Beginning Mondays in March, we are bringing you Crash Course Sociology. Host Nicole Sweeney will walk you through questions big and small about how we both shape societies and are shaped by them. We hope you'll join us.
Runtime: 10 minutes
Crash Course Sociology - John Green (author) - Netflix
John Michael Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author, vlogger, writer, producer, actor, editor, and educator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his sixth novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012. The 2014 film adaptation opened at number one at the box office. In 2014, Green was included in Time magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People in the World. Another film based on a Green novel, Paper Towns, was released on July 24, 2015. Aside from being a novelist, Green is also well known for his YouTube ventures. In 2007, he launched the VlogBrothers channel with his brother, Hank Green. Since then, John and Hank have launched events such as Project for Awesome and VidCon and created a total of 11 online series, including Crash Course, an educational channel teaching Literature, History, and Science, later joined by fourteen other courses as of 2018.
Crash Course Sociology - Personal life - Netflix
Green lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, Sarah Urist Green, whom he married on May 21, 2006. She worked as the Curator of Contemporary Art at Indianapolis Museum of Art before leaving to start The Art Assignment, a web series with PBS. In videos on the VlogBrothers channel, Sarah Green is referred to as “the Yeti” due to her not appearing visibly on camera. She made an appearance on YouTube in a Google Hangout video chat with President Obama, during which she and her husband asked the President whether they should name their unborn daughter Eleanor or Alice. Green has stated that he is an Episcopalian Christian, but mentioned in the tenth episode of his podcast, Dear Hank & John, that he was married in a Catholic church. He has been an advocate for refugees, stating that “for those of you who share my faith, Jesus is awfully unambiguous about the poor, shelterless, and imprisoned”. John is an avid fan of Liverpool F.C. of the Premier League and has publicly discussed English football. As of 2015, John is also a shorts and stand sponsor of English League One club AFC Wimbledon, of whom he is also a keen admirer. John has also stated that he is a casual supporter of his local American side Indy Eleven, and has been to some of their games. Green has obsessive-compulsive disorder and has discussed his struggles with mental illness extensively on YouTube.
Crash Course Sociology - References - Netflix