John Michael Green was born on the August 24th, 1977 to Mike and Sydney Green in Indianapolis. He attended Indian Springs School for boarding school and he attended Kenyon College. He is married to Sarah Urist Green, with whom he has two children, Henry and Alice Green. John is one half of the Vlogbrothers. He and his younger brother, Hank Green, are responsible for the creation of the Nerdfighter community with their Vlogbrothers channel. He host(ed) Crash Course World History, Crash Course Literature, Crash Course US History, Mental Floss.

He is the author of several young adult fiction novels.

List of published works:
Looking for Alaska
An Abundance of Katherines
Paper Towns
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
The Fault in Our Stars

Short stories appearing in:
Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Artwork
21 Proms
Let It Snow
Geektastic
What You Wish For

Significant quotations:

  • "It hurt because it mattered."
  • "Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."
  • "Context is everything"
  • "You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you."
  • "You can't not like the Great Gatsby. It's got the best sentences in like, ever."
  • "Books belong to their readers"
  • "Good morning Hank, it's _______"
  • "Life is full of hardships and disappointment"
  • "You must suffer"
  • "And then I took off my bra"

Green is also a self-described "semi-professional FIFA player". He was manager of the Swindon Town Swoodilypoopers up until late 2013, when he was fired and instead became the manager of the AFC Wimbledon Wimbly Womblys. Since then John has not been a semi-professional FIFA player as all of the proceeds of Wimbly Wombly videos goes to the real life AFC Wimbledon. As a result of the big support of Nerdfighteria as a sponsor of the club, AFC Wimbledon players now have the Nerdfighteria emblem emblazoned on their shorts.

External Links: DFTBA Records | John's Channel Sparksflyup | Tumblr | TwitterWikipedia

Date Title Duration Views Transcribed
2019-09-10 Another Contender in the Room 03:39 4,557
2019-09-03 Death, Love, and John's Religion: The Big Questions Take Over Question Tuesday 03:47 10,602
2019-08-27 Are Viruses Necessary? 03:36 5,540
2019-08-20 Hank and John's Smooth Airport Reunion 03:55 4,291
2019-08-13 How I (barely) Passed 11th Grade English 03:35 4,506
2019-08-06 Uncertain and Afraid 03:53 5,104
2019-07-30 The Mexican Repatriation 04:00 6,357
2019-07-23 What to Love and How 03:58 2,973
2019-07-16 star struck 03:35 16,110
2019-07-14 Scientific Revolution: Crash Course European History #12 15:08 5,568
2019-07-12 Why Are We Still Doing This? - Reunion Video! 04:00 7,861
2019-07-09 Life Hacks My Wife Taught Me 03:25 22,470
2019-07-02 On Sunlight 03:55 3,262
2019-06-25 Seemed Like a Good Idea: Eugene Schieffelin and the European Starlings 04:00 3,064
2019-06-18 Manolo and the Meaning of Life: Question Tuesday with Miles and the Colonel 03:57 8,140
2019-06-11 Why I Haven't Written a New Book 03:40 134,243
2019-06-07 Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9 13:44 34,643
2019-06-04 On Sharing the Walk 03:40 74,843
2019-05-28 3 Minutes and 58 Seconds of Darkness 03:59 99,674
2019-05-21 Keanu Reeves: A Love Letter 03:50 7,485
2019-05-14 An Open Letter to Professional YouTubers 03:49 6,786
2019-05-07 How I Read and Why 03:44 4,328
2019-04-23 untitled 03:46 6,008
2019-04-16 Doing Somethings 03:32 4,280
2019-04-09 The Only Psychiatric Hospital in Sierra Leone 06:22 2,215
2019-03-29 Crash Course European History Preview 06:36 3,032
2019-03-26 Optimism and Spider People: Question Tuesday from the Looking for Alaska Set 02:47 2,456
2019-03-19 Writing and Marriage Advice from Michelle Obama 03:51 1,544
2019-03-12 Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10 16:51 609
2019-03-12 Going Home with Alaska and Miles 03:48 2,829
2019-03-05 Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9 12:47 520
2019-03-05 Way, Way Down the Rabbit Hole 03:54 5,319
2019-02-26 Data & Infographics: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #8 13:02 333
2019-02-19 Evaluating Photos & Videos: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #7 13:19 473
2019-02-19 Battling Apathy and Searching for Meaning on Question Tuesday 04:00 3,516
2019-02-12 Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6 13:21 477
2019-02-12 Are Textbooks Obsolete? 04:01 0
2019-02-05 Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5 14:16 999
2019-02-05 Deepfake: A Brief History of Unreliable Images 04:01 5,283
2019-01-29 Who Can You Trust? Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #4 14:46 240
2019-01-29 Do You Believe in Miracles? 04:01 4,985
2019-01-22 Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3 13:52 495
2019-01-22 Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle's Let It Snow 03:39 3,128
2019-01-15 The Facts about Fact Checking: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #2 13:55 800
2019-01-15 On Burning Resentment 03:43 3,519
2019-01-08 Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #1 13:34 1,336
2019-01-08 I Quit Social Media. Here's How It's Going 03:49 5,634
2019-01-03 Bid Daddy Likes Pork Rinds - P4A Recap 2018! 03:57 1
2019-01-01 How to Make Goals, Not Resolutions 03:57 3,517
2018-12-18 Crash Course Navigating Digital Information Preview 05:12 1,513
2018-12-07 BABIES! The 2018 Project for Awesome is here.... 04:01 0
2018-06-12 Old Beatles to Bad Squatting: Your 4-Minute Guide to ALL 32 TEAMS at the 2018 World Cup 03:59 2,968
2018-03-06 The Broccoli Tree: A Parable 03:55 4,720
2018-02-16 Still Some Glitches to Work Out: P4A 2017 Recap 04:00 124
2018-02-13 Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412 11:12 567
2018-02-06 Pride and Prejudice Part 1: Crash Course Literature #411 11:44 693
2018-01-30 Gender, Guilt, and Fate - Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #410 12:07 728
2018-01-24 Introducing: Scatterbrained! 01:40 780
2018-01-23 Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth (Part 1): Crash Course Literature #409 12:56 385
2018-01-16 To the Lighthouse: Crash Course Literature #408 12:22 560
2018-01-10 The Yellow Wallpaper: Crash Course Literature #407 13:35 595
2017-11-21 George Orwell's 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature #402 12:42 1,256
2017-11-07 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401 14:28 1,054,081
2017-10-31 Crash Course Literature Season Four Preview! 02:17 66,161
2017-09-12 How Will the World End? Why Even Get Out of Bed? It's Question Tuesday. 03:39 277,780
2017-09-07 I Love and Apologize to [Insert Location Here]: Surprise Thursday Bonus Video! 02:57 185,118
2017-09-05 John Reads the First Chapter of Turtles All the Way Down 10:31 410,958
2017-08-29 40 03:14 331,326
2017-08-22 The Causes of Cholera 03:58 196,523
2017-08-21 104 - Dove Quivering 45:56 134,342
2017-08-16 26 Wild West Facts - mental_floss List Show Ep. 516 07:42 121,614
2017-08-15 Very Hard to Desclibe 03:10 515,797
2017-08-08 What You Make of It: Thoughts from Venice, Italy 03:20 279,955
2017-08-07 102 - The Friend Bucket 46:36 136,110
2017-08-03 HAPPY ESTHER DAY!!! 02:12 190,571
2017-08-02 31 Facts about National Parks - mental_floss List Show Ep. 515 08:35 105,005
2017-08-01 Death and How to Avoid It (...for a while) 03:50 268,166
2017-07-31 101 - Knit like a Mofo 44:14 138,002
2017-07-25 What OCD Is Like (for Me) 03:51 676,330
2017-07-24 100 - 100th Episode Extravaganza Spectacular!!! 1:03:00 146,493
2017-07-19 33 Facts about Famous Landmarks - mental_floss List Show Ep. 514 08:09 122,843
2017-07-18 Accio Decade Hallows 03:57 284,714
2017-07-11 Signing 200,000 Autographs 03:35 324,781
2017-07-05 34 Historical Fashion Facts - mental_floss List Show Ep. 513 09:30 146,473
2017-07-04 Civil Twilight 03:02 227,144
2017-07-03 099 - A Fusing of the Hair 49:31 155,699
2017-07-03 Cousin Marriage: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #44 17:03 11,412
2017-07-01 Elmo and Marvie Join John Green live at VidCon 2017 08:43 10,278
2017-06-28 Consciousness: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #43 17:13 7,533
2017-06-27 UNBOXING 03:44 358,144
2017-06-26 Cowards!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #42 16:03 6,901
2017-06-22 My New Book 01:16 416,523
2017-06-21 29 States with Weird Nicknames for their Residents - mental_floss List Show Ep. 512 08:36 138,423
2017-06-21 The Most Amazing News!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #41 07:46 6,318
2017-06-20 FIRST! Green Brothers Reunited Again 03:46 414,397
2017-06-20 Running My First Half Marathon | 100 Days 05:14 47,578
2017-06-19 097 - Lemon Salty Whales 49:54 145,234
2017-06-19 Compromise: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #40 14:18 6,078
2017-06-14 Huddersfield Town: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #39 14:09 5,617
2017-06-13 Cheyenne, Wyoming 03:23 239,630
2017-06-12 096 - Next Level Laziness 49:08 144,502
2017-06-12 How to Find Books: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #38 13:31 6,480
2017-06-07 39 Facts about Poets - mental_floss List Show Ep. 511 08:12 69,425
2017-06-06 My Favorite Subreddits: Joy, Wonder, Knowledge, and Birds with Arms 04:00 275,956
2017-06-05 095 - Lawn Care Vigilantism 56:41 145,468
2017-05-30 What Should We Keep? 03:40 301,138
2017-05-24 41 Facts about Unique Architecture - mental_floss List Show Ep. 510 08:34 114,070
2017-05-23 Boxes, Butterflies, and Regular Aunts: Live from the Past, It's Question Tuesday 03:38 239,396
2017-05-22 093 - Nothing Fits on a Bumper Sticker 42:08 142,640
2017-05-17 We’re Back!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #37 10:59 6,512
2017-05-16 The Introducer, My Childhood Dream Job 03:58 276,664
2017-05-15 092 - Cewebrity 49:03 144,154
2017-05-10 30 Interesting Facts about the Ocean - mental_floss List Show Ep. 509 06:39 145,134
2017-05-10 Hankgames Highlights: FIFA 16 Wimbly Womblys ##65-82 03:08 2,246
2017-05-09 Your Neighborhood, Your Life Expectancy 03:37 281,207
2017-05-08 Hankgames Highlights: FIFA 16 Wimbly Womblys #46-64 03:28 2,973
2017-05-03 Desperate Times: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #36 14:43 6,681
2017-05-02 090 - Glitter Soul 50:35 146,929
2017-05-02 The Life Changing Magic of Thumbs Up 02:47 272,321
2017-05-02 Fitness For Nerds - NerdCon: Nerdfighteria | 100 Days 05:38 36,328
2017-05-01 Good News and Great News: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #35 12:41 6,795
2017-04-26 31 Explosive Facts about Volcanoes - mental_floss List Show Ep. 508 08:28 104,745
2017-04-26 The Come to Jesus Moment: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #34 13:09 6,541
2017-04-25 Pokemon, Reviewed by a Dad Who Knows Nothing about Pokemon 03:09 440,955
2017-04-25 More Outtakes! | 100 Days 05:27 39,539
2017-04-24 089 - A Rich Guy with an Affinity for Bats 1:02:54 155,757
2017-04-24 Anxiety at Work: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #33 12:50 6,386
2017-04-19 Reading Non-Fiction: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #32 12:54 6,995
2017-04-18 Framing 02:41 308,083
2017-04-18 The Results | 100 Days 11:27 138,108
2017-04-17 Walt Disney: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #31 12:48 7,240
2017-04-12 27 Facts about Clowns - mental_floss List Show Ep. 507 08:36 100,544
2017-04-12 AFC Wimbledon vs. Franchise MK: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #30 14:30 7,103
2017-04-11 Making the World's Largest Ball of Paint 03:05 229,252
2017-04-11 The Finish Line: Days 99-100 | 100 Days 08:04 69,407
2017-04-11 #ILovePBS 03:35 98,930
2017-04-10 088 - Hank's Profound Graduation Speech 48:32 152,059
2017-04-10 How to Decrease World Suck: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #29 13:54 6,433
2017-04-07 Sometimes You Need a Rest Day: Days 95-98 | 100 Days 07:22 70,782
2017-04-05 How to Get a Book Published: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #28 11:52 7,464
2017-04-04 Why I Won't Run for Office 03:47 429,513
2017-04-04 J.K. Rowling's 5 Minute Plank: Days 91-94 | 100 Days 06:03 55,561
2017-04-03 087 - The Future Is Gonna Rule 51:14 149,552
2017-04-03 Not Giving Up: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #27 12:08 6,758
2017-03-31 Chris Takes Over: Days 87-90 | 100 Days 06:34 52,355
2017-03-29 29 Interesting Archaeological Discoveries - mental_floss List Show Ep. 506 10:44 204,373
2017-03-29 Sharing Economy: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #26 13:44 6,625
2017-03-28 Why Can't America Have a Grown-Up Healthcare Conversation? 07:06 537,707
2017-03-28 Come On and Slam: Days 84-86 | 100 Days 05:42 69,228
2017-03-27 086 - This Week in Ryans 48:56 146,792
2017-03-27 A United Human Society: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #25 11:05 6,601
2017-03-24 The Deadmill: Days 81-83 | 100 Days 06:09 53,454
2017-03-22 In This Together: Creators and Communities - VidCon 2016 47:24 16,307
2017-03-22 Fighting Nazis: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #24 11:41 8,262
2017-03-21 My Information Diet 03:25 420,844
2017-03-21 Chris Breaks the Treadmill: Days 77-80 | 100 Days 05:16 51,529
2017-03-20 085 - Stay Gold, Potaterson 49:43 151,074
2017-03-20 Being Alone and Making Friends: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #23 14:22 7,794
2017-03-17 No Formal Tennis Training: Days 73-76 | 100 Days 07:55 59,351
2017-03-15 28 Facts about the History of Makeup - mental_floss List Show Ep. 505 08:08 110,295
2017-03-15 Help! My Girlfriend and I Have Nothing in Common: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #22 15:53 9,404
2017-03-14 Green Brothers Reunited! 04:01 401,956
2017-03-14 The Fault is Only in Our Stars: Days 71-72 | 100 Days 05:27 59,735
2017-03-13 084 - Live from NerdCon: Nerdfighteria! 1:00:18 136,320
2017-03-13 Career Change?: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #21 14:56 7,246
2017-03-12 Reflections: Day 70 | 100 Days 07:27 90,943
2017-03-10 Self Kindness with Rosianna | 100 Days 08:03 42,305
2017-03-08 Mental Illness and Creativity: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #20 14:22 7,954
2017-03-07 Hoping for an Airport Reunion: One Refugee Family's Story 04:55 159,502
2017-03-07 The New Rules: Days 62-70 | 100 Days 05:53 71,973
2017-03-06 083 - There's No Rock and Roll on Mars 50:29 150,888
2017-03-03 On The 100 Days of Fitness the Trainer Gave To Thee: Days 59-61 | 100 Days 07:32 57,579
2017-03-03 PUNISHED: Blenderized Audience Choice: LIVE! 03:58 116,152
2017-02-28 Boxing is Dancing: Days 55-58 | 100 Days 08:05 56,921
2017-02-28 You Are Here 02:59 125,597
2017-02-24 You Look Like a Coffee Table: Days 49-54 | 100 Days 08:19 65,018
2017-02-22 Henry and Alice: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #19 15:08 10,351
2017-02-21 Does Human Life Have Real Meaning? 03:42 338,730
2017-02-21 We're Halfway There! | 100 Days 07:56 66,601
2017-02-20 082 - Where There Was Previously Nothing 48:07 157,839
2017-02-20 For-Profit Prisons: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #18 13:12 8,206
2017-02-19 Outtakes! | 100 Days 05:53 62,799
2017-02-17 I Am Not a Flexible Person: Days 46-48 | 100 Days 06:44 66,815
2017-02-16 Whitescapes - Odili Donald Odita | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 10:57 20,698
2017-02-15 The Gathering of the Nerdfighters - VidCon 2016 1:00:31 2,749
2017-02-15 Science or Art Form: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #17 13:55 8,391
2017-02-14 Human Life Is Getting Better. Faster Than Ever Before. 04:34 275,952
2017-02-14 Does Ping Pong Count as Exercise?: Days 42-45 | 100 Days 06:30 83,548
2017-02-13 081 - Always Making Progress Forever 50:04 151,382
2017-02-13 I Played Soccer!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #16 12:24 8,083
2017-02-10 FUNdamentals of Boxing: Days 39-41 | 100 Days 07:33 60,798
2017-02-08 24 Scientific Studies about Food - mental_floss List Show Ep. 503 10:27 156,597
2017-02-08 Question Tuesday (Part 2): FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #15 13:00 8,628
2017-02-07 Retiring from Roller Skating: Days 36-38 | 100 Days 10:12 67,363
2017-02-07 Good News, YA Books, and Bears: It's Question Tuesday 03:22 304,931
2017-02-06 080 - Life Is Hard and Also Has Good Things 50:06 157,724
2017-02-06 Question Tuesday (Part 1): FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #14 14:56 10,090
2017-02-03 Talking Mental Health with Josh Sundquist | 100 Days 07:39 56,743
2017-02-02 Imaginary Friend - JooYoung Choi | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 10:32 35,714
2017-01-31 Understanding Trump's Executive Order on Immigration 07:22 933,735
2017-01-31 I'm King of the World: Days 27-35 | 100 Days 05:50 70,919
2017-01-30 079 - Tiny Useless Pelvises (That Are Still There) 41:29 153,509
2017-01-30 Buckminster Fuller: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #13 14:15 7,785
2017-01-27 Do I Look Like an Angel?: Days 24-26 | 100 Days 08:17 101,423
2017-01-25 The Team Is Emotional!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #12 17:50 8,778
2017-01-24 On Motivation 03:29 404,851
2017-01-24 I Miss Chris: Days 20-23 | 100 Days 07:29 69,343
2017-01-23 078 - Being Sure 55:25 159,907
2017-01-23 5 Best Movies of 2016: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #11 17:09 9,408
2017-01-21 Reflections: Day 20 | 100 Days 05:24 65,540
2017-01-20 We Don't Need a Gym to Workout: Days 17-19 | 100 Days 07:07 76,549
2017-01-19 Brain Sounds - Jamal Cyrus | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 10:06 9,474
2017-01-18 100 Days: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #10 13:37 9,500
2017-01-17 How Young Is History? 03:42 341,762
2017-01-17 I Don't Want To Die: Days 15-16 | 100 Days 08:25 82,433
2017-01-16 Player Updates!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Wombys #9 06:42 7,849
2017-01-13 Speedos Not Required: Days 10-14 | 100 Days 07:36 74,402
2017-01-11 25 Facts about Fitness - mental_floss List Show Ep. 501 08:58 189,537
2017-01-11 The Meaning of Life: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #8 15:31 10,981
2017-01-10 What Is the Real Unemployment Rate? 05:22 407,757
2017-01-10 Playground Face Off: Days 8-9 | 100 Days 06:27 81,152
2017-01-09 Getting New Players!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #7 14:56 9,544
2017-01-06 From Balance Balls to Medicine Balls: Days 3-7 | 100 Days 07:08 84,484
2017-01-03 10 Years on YouTube (...and MORE GREAT NEWS) 03:53 245,559
2017-01-03 Like an Eagle in Flight: Days 1-2 | 100 Days 07:21 108,409
2017-01-01 Consulting the Experts | 100 Days 08:34 76,891
2016-12-27 The Best of My 2016 03:39 287,780
2016-12-22 Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly | Landscape Archaeology | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 09:42 7,918
2016-12-21 27 Things You Might Not Know about Star Wars - mental_floss List Show Ep. 450 09:46 251,180
2016-12-21 Guess My Favorite Holiday: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #6 17:22 10,531
2016-12-20 How Giraffes Mate, and Why It Matters 03:42 503,141
2016-12-19 First Steps with Craig Benzine | 100 Days 04:44 81,937
2016-12-19 BALD JOHN GREEN IS DEAD!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #5 15:26 14,371
2016-12-14 21 Things That Turned 21 in 2016 - mental_floss List Show Ep. 449 06:06 130,576
2016-12-14 Green Holiday Traditions: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #4 13:12 12,381
2016-12-13 P4A 2016 Hilarity Reprise - OVER $2M RAISED!! 04:00 75,026
2016-12-12 Nine Strikers and No Midfielders: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #3 12:00 12,895
2016-12-09 The Difference A Decade Makes: The 10th Annual Project for Awesome Is Here! 03:35 104,390
2016-12-08 Project for Awesome 2016 Livestream - Part 9 4:56:41 30,809
2016-12-07 Project For Awesome 2016 Livestream - KICKOFF! 7:25:48 102,391
2016-12-07 First Game of the Season!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #2 20:50 21,993
2016-12-06 Project for Awesome 2016 01:10 1,110
2016-12-06 Exactly Like the Human Sternum 03:47 327,858
2016-12-05 Creating Our Team!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #1 15:57 50,382
2016-12-02 Peter Liversidge - Proposals | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios 09:18 8,601
2016-11-30 27 Amazing Accomplishments of Elderly People - mental_floss List Show Ep. 447 08:58 102,488
2016-11-29 Baby Poop Rookie: Vlogbrothers Reunited 03:59 503,586
2016-11-25 Once more from dftba.com 04:44 12,095
2016-11-25 Sarah and John live at dftba.com 30:38 12,106
2016-11-17 Decathlons, Pretension, and the Weirdest Animal I've Met: It's Question Thursday 03:38 317,814