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Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club). WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
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259: Infinite Bird

259: Infinite Bird

2020-09-2839:506

Could the pandemic wipe out lice? What's up with the "birds aren't real" conspiracy theory? Do you think this will be over by the end of the year? What would human pet food taste like? Are birds pee-shy? How do I convince my partner that alligators aren't that big a deal? Can listening to music really loud really damage your hearing? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
Will it be safe for my roommate's rabbit to be on TV next spring? What do I pack for an evacuation? Did people make paper planes before the Wright Brothers? What's the website you mentioned that had ballot information? Why don't we hear animals fart? How do I feel better about working at an oil company? Would giants be slow? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
Why do different animals make such different noises? What's the deal with Fahrenheit? How do I not invite all my friends to a gathering? Why is my hair darker when it's wet but not underwater? Is snot me? What do I do with a lot of starfruit? Hank Green and Taha Khan have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
What is money? How do you not look suspicious when you find $60,000? How do I tell my friend I'm uncomfortable hearing brag about their salary? What do I do now that I accidentally turned my boyfriend's sheets pink? How do you pick a car? How do I get comfortable calling myself a writer? How do I handle my friends throwing a birthday party for their dog on my birthday? John Green and Jacob Goldstein have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
What is "other" on my phone's storage? How do I handle my life being thrown off track? What's the policy on renaming a fostered fish? Are mushrooms a vegetable? How do I smile from behind a mask? Can I run through people's sprinklers? How do I start a conversation with my roommate about enjoying your work? How do I navigate bookstore genres without consulting someone in person? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How do eels reproduce? Why isn't there green fur in nature? Is small talk a betrayal? Where do rights come from? What do I do about a late birthday present? What's the name of our solar system? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How much paint does it take to make a room smaller? Why can't we hear when we yawn? Are we always expanding the same way the universe is? Why does gatekeeping happen? Why is there an L on a hill in Missoula? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How do I handle my fear of megacryometeors? Why do bugs like lights so much? Where is John's Edgar Allen Poe bust? How do I stay productive while recovering from surgery? Would fireworks work in space? How do you work All Star into your video titles? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
251: 5 Seconds is 1 Mile

251: 5 Seconds is 1 Mile

2020-08-0337:508

Where should I be during a phone interview? Do other animals get sick as often as humans do? What's the time/distance correlation between lightning and thunder? What's a rehearsal dinner? What do I do with really minor TikTok fame? What happens to amputated limbs? How do I make remote wedding guests feel included? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How do I live the dream of not having a job? What's the history of mouth cleaning? Do authors get to choose the font of their books? Why are piggy banks shaped like pigs? How do you feel about sibling comparisons? How finite is the atmosphere? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
Any life advice for a recent college graduate? If you put milk in a bowl of croutons, is that dinner cereal? How do I stay motivated to create? What have you learned about yourselves or each other lately? What should I do for graduation cap decorations? What would you like to do for a solo podcast? How do create content while staying true to myself? How do you fit 3 bedrooms into 2? What was your favorite VidCon moment ever? What flavor of ice cream should I make? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How do you greet multiple friends in different time zones? What are some other card games that scratch the same itch as Uno? Could I swim in the water table like a lake? Can I photosynthesize like a plant? If other animals didn't already fly, would we still have invented planes? When bugs land on us, is it because they think we're majestic? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
247: Lobster Dream Hands

247: Lobster Dream Hands

2020-07-0640:297

How do I learn to dance? Why do shirts have tags? Have you ever published a book under a pen name? Where did air quotes come from? How do you answer the phone at 2 AM? Should I be worried about entering the workforce if I don't like meetings? Why do you two use the same youtube account? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
246: A Hard Wet Sponge

246: A Hard Wet Sponge

2020-06-2938:018

What are some socially distant birthday strategies? Why do we refer to things as bone dry? Do all microwaves rotate in the same direction? Why haven't we cured cancer? Can I appropriate abandoned office plants? Is it okay to drink tea from a coffee mug? Why does alphabetical order exist? What does it mean to waste water? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
What happens to viruses when they die? Is it possible to separate the art from the artist? Why did you guys talk about Al Gore so much in 2007? How do you retrain your brain? How do I feel confident in my abilities around older people? What is the statue of limitations for the term "late"? What do I do with my new One Direction action figure set? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
244: screamingfrog.mp3

244: screamingfrog.mp3

2020-06-1543:299

What could be in an audio file labeled "screaming frog"? Do you write with timelines in mind? What do I do with my grandma's fruitcake? Where do I get a bunch of mosquitos? Do Americans just walk into people's houses like on TV? What's the deal with voting? Do magnets work in space? Can we tell if a planet disappeared? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How do I help my mom manage her depression? How do I address a professor who signs their emails with initials? What size boot is Italy? What is the most seen you've ever felt by a piece of fiction? What's the best song to secretly learn on guitar? Has being writers affected your view of authorial intent? How do I learn to love opera for the music instead of the attention? What does stadium size have to do with football quality? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How do I show non-consumerist appreciation for my mom? Is it better to be sticky or slippery? What's your favorite chair? How do you get used to living in the cold? How do I deal with having an awkward screen name? How often do books get rejected by publishers? How do you have a moderate opinion? What's the dumbest way you've ever been injured? How do you fight for custody of a goldfish? How do I become mayor? How do I lie about how I met my best friend? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
How do I wrangle a lot of crickets? How do I spend less time looking at screens? Is a paperback version of a new book worth the wait? What do I keep having recurring dreams about Nicolas Cage being my uncle? Can you sneeze underwater? John Green and Hank Green have answers! Unless your question is "who are Nic Cage's parents," in which case the answer is August Coppola & Joy Vogelsang, neither of whom appear by name in this episode! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
240: Mail Order Memes

240: Mail Order Memes

2020-05-1842:188

How does the ozone layer relate to climate change? How can I communicate with my phoneless best friend? How many ants would it take to carry a human? Can I drink 4-year-old soda? John Green and Hank Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn
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Ria

Lmfao John's fish names

Sep 15th
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R B

It skips just after the 31-minute mark to an entirely different question. :(

Sep 15th
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Jeana Swim

I just can't with Hank. ❤️😭❤️😭

Aug 31st
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Christian Foree

Just came to this one after listening to 264, and the fact that Hank could answer the expansion of the universe so much better in 2020 just shows in everything we do we can improve so much. That's without his answer even changing.

Aug 25th
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Najme Givi

This episode was just great.😆 Also, check out this video for a laugh. https://youtu.be/bNcrO5tAizQ

Aug 23rd
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Reel

The Linguistic part is the most fascinating things on this episode.

Aug 21st
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agustin venegas

Bet hank wouldn't talk with that accent in front of any English youtubers he knows

Aug 17th
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BC

people are used to Hank's terrible British accent but now

Aug 13th
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BC

I think so long as there is a study of fluid mechanics, humans would have figured planes out some way or another. maybe it would have taken a much longer time to figure out, but buoyancy can be studied and so can lift. I'm pretty sure humans would have come up with flying devices some way or another. whether or not they would end up looking like the planes we have today is debatable.

Aug 8th
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Emily Bagshaw

That is not how we say compost in England :)

Aug 5th
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Brenna Epp

This is amazing. All this talk of stealing from each other reminds me of my childhood (I was Hank and my sisters were John but with candy)

Jul 28th
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Casey

I’m so here for a podcast discussing public domain audio like wow can we please make this happen

Jul 20th
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Kelly Stellmacher

Little did John know that the Anthropocene would become a topic of much discussion (and review) in his future...

Jun 17th
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Keerthi L.S.

Hank and John bring so much joy into my life.

Jun 11th
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Monika Možina

love your episodes 😍😏🤟 you make me laugh every time

Jun 9th
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Marty Inactive

love the podcast

May 19th
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Alyse Taggart

Hank and John forgot to say “don’t @ me” while deriding grapenuts, which I think are pretty great! Are they not known as one of the better tasting healthy cereals? I’ll admit they have a freaking weird name though! It adds to the intrigue lol!

May 13th
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Alex

Love you guys. Keep it up <3

May 11th
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Amy Park

wow they really spent 7 minutes solely discussing and deconstructing Smash Mouth's "All Star" huh

May 5th
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Mario Cesar Brito Rocha

around 8:30 did Hank just sneak a rolling stones reference absolutely UNDETECTED??? well done

May 4th
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