Thought experiment. What if there was a company that owned a town. What if they owned the homes and the streets and the schools and the fire department? What if two and a half billion people moved into those homes, lived their lives, and built their businesses?

I spent my…


This post is just for YouTubers. It does not matter if you are not a YouTuber

There’s a very important piece of real-estate devoted to something called “Trending” both on YouTube’s mobile and desktop experiences. It takes you to a land of viral videos, Jimmy Kimmel clips, top 40 music, and movie trailers. And yes, also some videos from a smattering of medium and large native…


Hello everybody. This is definitely a hard thing to write. There’s no doubt that both PodCon and PodCon2 delivered abnormally high numbers of moments that will be cherished forever. But for several different reasons, we’re not going to be doing PodCon again. We’re going to go ahead and put it…


I’m a solid 12 years into my YouTube career. During that time I have been the CEO of three different companies, hired dozens of people, fired a few, started two non-profits, a couple podcasts, wrote a book, lived through good times and bad times of my chronic illness, all while…


We all know that abuse, harassment, and worse have long invaded the entertainment ecosystem. That story goes back to the beginning of Hollywood…probably farther. …


I’ve been the “CEO” of VidCon for eight years, and there’s a reason I used quotation marks just now

I love online video. I’ve been obsessed with it since day one. Maybe it’s because my older brother was obsessed first, and I immediately love the things he loves. Maybe it’s because it gave me a voice and connected me with so many talented, fantastic people. …


Good Morning John,

We’re having a bad conversation in this country right now. I spent a fair amount of time last night arguing with people who were saying that the GOP is literally and even intentionally attempting to kill poor people by repealing Obamacare.

Now, here’s the situation, if the…


So you’re confused about this whole James Comey thing but also care about America so want to be less confused? Come with me!

James Comey was (until today) the Director of the FBI. A Republican appointed by Barack Obama in 2013. He made a lot of enemies in the Democratic…


Last week, we posted a video on SciShow about why humans have menopause (it’s actually fairly rare in mammals, only a few other species are known to have older females that lose their ability to reproduce significantly before the average age of death.) …


I’m making a podcast (and YouTube show) with my friends where each person tries to amaze the others enough that they will say “Holy Fucking Science.”

We tend to lump educational content into a certain bucket. It’s a big bucket, but there seem to be some boundaries. People are wearing lab coats…or maybe suit coats. Or maybe a disembodied voice is explaining something over an animation. The viewer is there to better themselves. Fun can be…

Hank Green

Novelist, YouTuber, Science Communicator, Community Organizer, Educational Media Creator

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