I've just learned of a lovely new podcast. It's called "The One Who Got Away" and this is what it's all about:
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We all have a lost love, a forgotten romance, a missed connection. If you had the chance, what would you say to the one who got away?
The One Who Got Away is a new podcast by Oliver Blank, featuring you. In 2014, with the help of New York Times best-selling author John Green and PBS Digital's The Art Assignment, Oliver put a phone-number out into the wild that asked callers one simple question: “What would you say to the one who got away?”
Four years later, over three thousand people from all over the world have called the number and left their own messages for the one who got away. This short question taps into something all of us share: we all have someone or something that got away from us. These deeply moving messages reveal the spectrum and commonality of human emotion. The resentment of rejected lovers. Sweet streams of consciousness remembering an old friend. Playful anecdotes capturing a moment lost in time and preserved in memory.
The show is available on all major podcast providers, including iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher, listen and subscribe via www.theonewhogotaway.com.
In this new video, John Green highlights his favorite quirky corners of Reddit, including Children Falling Over, Better Every Loop, Nature Is Fucking Lit, and the utterly delightful Birds With Arms:
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In this new Vlogbrothers video, John Green discusses his OCD and the ways in which social media shapes our perception of others and, in turn, our perception of ourselves. To hear Green discuss his mental health in more detail, check out this video he made on his 100 Days channel.
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In a recent Vlogbrothers video, author and YouTuber John Green offers an easy-to-follow overview of the U.S. health care system and why it’s so difficult to reform it. Read the rest
In this new Vlogbrothers video, John Green tries to put human history into perspective. Read the rest
In just 10 minutes, John Green takes a deep dive into both candidates’ proposals. Read the rest
In a series of easily digested, 2-minute videos, Vlogbrothers Hank and John Green explain how to vote -- from registration to voter ID laws to absentee ballots to casting your vote. Read the rest
John Green of Mental Floss tested 30 different "life hacks" found on the Internet. About 40 percent of them really worked. The others were failures and semi-failures. He didn't test some of life hacks fairly, though. For instance, he tried making whipped cream by shaking cream in a plastic bottle. He only shook it for a few seconds though, which isn't long enough. Read the rest
A beautifully shot photo-essay in today's New York Times chronicles the careers of six Los Angeles artists whose livings would not exist, save for the Internet. Read the rest
Having already mastered the world of YouTube, Hank and John Green (aka the Vlogbrothers) are now moving into the realm of podcasting as well. Read the rest
This is about comics, and about kids, so I'm going to start with a story (a comic!) about how Bill Watterson taught my home schooled daughter to read. It goes like this…
Now in its sixth year, VidCon—the world’s largest online video convention—is expanding beyond YouTube. Read the rest
Vlogbrother/The Fault In Our Stars author John Green is one of my favorite people on the Internet (along with his brother Hank, of course). Read the rest
Makeup: Tool for patriarchy, fun hobby, or empowering aspect of self-identity? Read the rest
Nikole Dieker explains an aptly-named project: The Right Thing.