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
Turtles All The Way Down
The Anthropocene Reviewed (upcoming)

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
2022-11-23 A Little Pre-Thanksgiving Stream! 00:00 6,039
2022-11-22 John's 2022 Gift Guide 03:51 186,913
2022-09-13 A Million Things at Once 03:56 163,398
2022-09-06 Some Advice 03:34 249,392
2022-05-24 Hello! Meet Daisy! 03:59 232,366
2022-01-25 My Least Relatable Story: The Parisian Dentist 03:59 168,532
2022-01-18 The Miracle of the Leone Stars 03:58 116,300
2022-01-11 The Fault in Our Stars - Ten Years Later 03:58 187,657
2022-01-04 After 15 Years on YouTube, THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING 09:32 237,659
2021-12-10 What Was Early YouTube Like? (with Hank and John) 03:59 219,968
2021-11-30 Vlogbrothers REUNITED AT LAST 04:00 244,699
2021-08-03 I L*** Hank 03:53 165,581
2021-07-27 Savoring: The Sunset Series Returns 03:55 84,781
2021-07-20 Reviewing Reviews of My Reviews 04:01 171,650
2021-07-13 The Vlogbrothers Videos I Didn't Make 04:01 163,779
2021-07-06 Circle enthusiast John Green (fails to) draw circles while answering your questions 1:20:24 55,497
2021-06-29 Sneezing is not normal. 04:01 347,600
2021-06-22 Mindblowers with Hank and John 04:01 327,034
2021-06-18 QUADRAGOCON 2021!! LET THE GAMES CONTINUE!!!! 03:59 193,555
2021-06-12 The Stono Rebellion: Crash Course Black American History #6 12:01 318,460
2021-06-08 Feelings, Little Tunnels, and Oprah: It's Question Tuesday with Ashley C. Ford 04:00 118,068
2021-06-01 My Two Favorite Books of the Year 04:00 149,979
2021-05-25 The Anthropocene Reviewed, Animated 15:47 297,607
2021-05-18 Saying What I've Needed to Say to Hank for a While 03:57 278,671
2021-05-11 I am a small boat. It's Question Tuesday. 03:50 186,171
2021-05-04 What the Most-Viewed Vlogbrothers Videos Say about YouTube (and about us) 03:59 245,178
2021-04-29 Penguins Of Madagascar and the Smallpox Vaccine 26:50 1
2021-04-27 What is my new book about? 03:34 204,439
2021-04-20 Breaking Ground!!! 03:51 152,685
2021-04-13 My Truly Mortifying Self-Talk 03:41 273,280
2021-03-30 I did it! 03:52 206,951
2021-03-29 THIS IS IT 1:03:42 40,141
2021-03-16 How a Book Cover Gets Designed 03:44 188,828
2020-09-24 Plague 26:01 2
2020-08-28 What History Was, Is, and Will Be: Crash Course European History #50 15:07 244,968
2020-08-27 The Anthropocene Reviewed, Reviewed 24:42 1
2020-08-18 what's wrong with taking the back streets? 03:55 178,783
2020-08-05 Mortification and Civilization 27:35 453
2020-07-16 The Fall of Communism: Crash Course European History #47 13:25 343,350
2020-06-25 Seventeen Listener Suggestions, Reviewed 22:43 952
2020-05-28 You'll Never Walk Alone and Jerzy Dudek 27:33 1,263
2020-03-31 World War II Civilians and Soldiers: Crash Course European History #39 14:25 412,319
2020-03-26 Humanity's Temporal Range 23:01 2,271
2020-02-27 Staphylococcus Aureus and the Non-Denial Denial 23:52 1,966
2019-10-02 Why Are Poor Countries Poor? 08:18 503,968
2019-09-24 I, Too, Dislike It 04:01 292,122
2019-09-17 "end the stigma" 04:01 249,587
2019-09-10 Another Contender in the Room 03:39 223,141
2019-09-03 Death, Love, and John's Religion: The Big Questions Take Over Question Tuesday 03:47 288,437
2019-09-02 Hot Dog Eating Contest and Chemotherapy 25:21 3,571
2019-08-27 Are Viruses Necessary? 03:36 196,816
2019-08-20 Hank and John's Smooth Airport Reunion 03:55 336,700
2019-08-13 How I (barely) Passed 11th Grade English 03:35 263,197
2019-08-06 Uncertain and Afraid 03:53 249,635
2019-07-30 The Mexican Repatriation 04:00 190,446
2019-07-23 What to Love and How 03:58 240,900
2019-07-16 star struck 03:35 216,567
2019-07-14 Scientific Revolution: Crash Course European History #12 15:08 1,160,014
2019-07-12 Why Are We Still Doing This? - Reunion Video! 04:00 322,515
2019-07-09 Life Hacks My Wife Taught Me 03:25 533,858
2019-07-02 On Sunlight 03:55 153,258
2019-06-25 Seemed Like a Good Idea: Eugene Schieffelin and the European Starlings 04:00 150,260
2019-06-18 Question Tuesday with Miles and the Colonel: Manolo! 03:57 250,899
2019-06-11 Why I Haven't Written a New Book 03:40 329,532
2019-06-07 Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9 13:44 827,951
2019-06-04 On Sharing the Walk 03:40 194,689
2019-05-28 3 Minutes and 58 Seconds of Darkness 03:59 224,447
2019-05-21 Keanu Reeves: A Love Letter 03:50 409,854
2019-05-14 An Open Letter to Professional YouTubers 03:49 424,155
2019-05-07 How I Read and Why 03:43 367,095
2019-04-23 untitled 03:46 234,328
2019-04-16 Doing Somethings 03:32 201,478
2019-04-09 The Only Psychiatric Hospital in Sierra Leone 06:22 219,401
2019-03-29 Crash Course European History Preview 06:36 1,377,599
2019-03-26 Optimism and Spider People: Question Tuesday from the Looking for Alaska Set 02:47 149,305
2019-03-19 Writing and Marriage Advice from Michelle Obama 03:51 301,223
2019-03-12 Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10 16:51 214,274
2019-03-12 Going Home with Alaska and Miles 03:48 426,310
2019-03-05 Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9 12:47 154,301
2019-03-05 Way, Way Down the Rabbit Hole 03:54 219,415
2019-02-28 Episode 13: Velociraptors and Harvey 20:37 7,061
2019-02-26 Data & Infographics: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #8 13:02 158,109
2019-02-19 Evaluating Photos & Videos: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #7 13:19 168,438
2019-02-19 Battling Apathy and Searching for Meaning on Question Tuesday 04:00 238,753
2019-02-12 Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6 13:21 269,663
2019-02-12 Are Textbooks Obsolete? 04:01 233,839
2019-02-05 Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5 14:16 313,118
2019-02-05 Deepfake: A Brief History of Unreliable Images 04:00 320,842
2019-01-29 Who Can You Trust? Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #4 14:46 446,907
2019-01-29 Do You Believe in Miracles? 04:01 89,842
2019-01-23 Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3 13:52 628,448
2019-01-22 Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle's Let It Snow 03:39 132,514
2019-01-15 The Facts about Fact Checking: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #2 13:55 491,529
2019-01-15 On Burning Resentment 03:43 239,574
2019-01-08 Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #1 13:34 538,792
2019-01-08 I Quit Social Media. Here's How It's Going 03:48 384,041
2019-01-04 Bid Daddy Likes Pork Rinds - P4A Recap 2018! 03:57 87,489
2019-01-01 How to Make Goals, Not Resolutions 03:57 207,769
2018-12-18 Crash Course Navigating Digital Information Preview 05:12 303,129
2018-12-07 BABIES! The 2018 Project for Awesome is here.... 04:01 59,956
2018-06-12 Your 4-Minute Guide to ALL 32 TEAMS at the 2018 World Cup 03:59 517,531
2018-03-06 The Broccoli Tree: A Parable 03:55 588,451
2018-02-17 Still Some Glitches to Work Out: P4A 2017 Recap 04:00 24,447
2018-02-13 Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412 11:12 424,469
2018-02-07 Pride and Prejudice, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 411 11:44 820,268
2018-01-30 Gender, Guilt, and Fate - Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 410 12:07 469,755
2018-01-24 Introducing: Scatterbrained! 01:40 61,957
2018-01-24 Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 409 12:56 805,735
2018-01-16 To the Lighthouse: Crash Course Literature 408 12:22 342,385
2018-01-10 The Yellow Wallpaper: Crash Course Literature 407 13:35 774,897
2017-11-21 George Orwell's 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 402 12:42 934,824
2017-11-07 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401 14:28 2,285,156
2017-10-31 Crash Course Literature Season Four Preview! 02:17 139,459
2017-09-12 How Will the World End? Why Even Get Out of Bed? It's Question Tuesday. 03:39 302,034
2017-09-07 I Love and Apologize to [Insert Location Here]: Surprise Thursday Bonus Video! 02:57 189,412
2017-09-05 John Reads the First Chapter of Turtles All the Way Down 10:31 488,598
2017-08-29 40 03:14 340,923
2017-08-22 The Causes of Cholera 03:58 208,836
2017-08-21 104 - Dove Quivering 45:56 134,691
2017-08-16 26 Wild West Facts - mental_floss List Show Ep. 516 07:42 150,047
2017-08-15 Very Hard to Desclibe 03:10 570,348
2017-08-08 What You Make of It: Thoughts from Venice, Italy 03:20 303,364
2017-08-07 102 - The Friend Bucket 46:36 136,495
2017-08-03 HAPPY ESTHER DAY!!! 02:12 199,877
2017-08-02 31 Facts about National Parks - mental_floss List Show Ep. 515 08:35 128,550
2017-08-01 Death and How to Avoid It (...for a while) 03:50 283,307
2017-07-31 101 - Knit like a Mofo 44:14 138,366
2017-07-25 What OCD Is Like (for Me) 03:51 938,931
2017-07-24 100 - 100th Episode Extravaganza Spectacular!!! 1:03:00 146,908
2017-07-19 33 Facts about Famous Landmarks - mental_floss List Show Ep. 514 08:09 160,348
2017-07-18 Accio Decade Hallows 03:57 316,515
2017-07-11 Signing 200,000 Autographs 03:35 350,962
2017-07-05 34 Historical Fashion Facts - mental_floss List Show Ep. 513 09:30 202,026
2017-07-04 Civil Twilight 03:02 246,413
2017-07-03 099 - A Fusing of the Hair 49:31 156,084
2017-07-03 Cousin Marriage: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #44 17:03 11,972
2017-06-28 Consciousness: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #43 17:13 7,918
2017-06-27 UNBOXING 03:44 393,282
2017-06-26 Cowards!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #42 16:03 7,235
2017-06-22 My New Book 01:16 433,597
2017-06-21 29 States with Weird Nicknames for their Residents - mental_floss List Show Ep. 512 08:36 173,834
2017-06-21 The Most Amazing News!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #41 07:46 6,577
2017-06-20 FIRST! Green Brothers Reunited Again 03:45 579,984
2017-06-20 Running My First Half Marathon | 100 Days 05:14 62,604
2017-06-19 097 - Lemon Salty Whales 49:54 145,600
2017-06-19 Compromise: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #40 14:18 6,368
2017-06-14 Huddersfield Town: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #39 14:09 6,112
2017-06-13 Cheyenne, Wyoming 03:23 268,904
2017-06-12 096 - Next Level Laziness 49:08 144,871
2017-06-12 How to Find Books: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #38 13:31 7,120
2017-06-07 39 Facts about Poets - mental_floss List Show Ep. 511 08:12 92,960
2017-06-06 My Favorite Subreddits: Joy, Wonder, Knowledge, and Birds with Arms 04:00 395,940
2017-06-05 095 - Lawn Care Vigilantism 56:41 145,801
2017-05-30 What Should We Keep? 03:40 360,144
2017-05-24 41 Facts about Unique Architecture - mental_floss List Show Ep. 510 08:34 151,775
2017-05-23 Boxes, Butterflies, and Regular Aunts: Live from the Past, It's Question Tuesday 03:38 271,394
2017-05-22 093 - Nothing Fits on a Bumper Sticker 42:08 142,968
2017-05-17 We’re Back!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #37 10:59 6,984
2017-05-16 The Introducer, My Childhood Dream Job 03:58 386,452
2017-05-15 092 - Cewebrity 49:03 144,512
2017-05-10 30 Interesting Facts about the Ocean - mental_floss List Show Ep. 509 06:39 171,655
2017-05-10 Hankgames Highlights: FIFA 16 Wimbly Womblys ##65-82 03:08 2,305
2017-05-09 Your Neighborhood, Your Life Expectancy 03:37 289,153
2017-05-08 Hankgames Highlights: FIFA 16 Wimbly Womblys #46-64 03:28 3,030
2017-05-03 Desperate Times: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #36 14:43 6,987
2017-05-02 090 - Glitter Soul 50:35 147,321
2017-05-02 The Life Changing Magic of Thumbs Up 02:47 298,849
2017-05-02 Fitness For Nerds - NerdCon: Nerdfighteria | 100 Days 05:38 42,077
2017-05-01 Good News and Great News: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #35 12:41 7,081
2017-04-26 31 Explosive Facts about Volcanoes - mental_floss List Show Ep. 508 08:28 139,211
2017-04-26 The Come to Jesus Moment: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #34 13:09 7,163
2017-04-25 Pokemon, Reviewed by a Dad Who Knows Nothing about Pokemon 03:08 654,753
2017-04-25 More Outtakes! | 100 Days 05:27 48,878
2017-04-24 089 - A Rich Guy with an Affinity for Bats 1:02:54 156,124
2017-04-24 Anxiety at Work: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #33 12:50 6,975
2017-04-19 Reading Non-Fiction: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #32 12:54 7,206
2017-04-18 Framing 02:41 338,520
2017-04-18 The Results | 100 Days 11:27 159,600
2017-04-17 Walt Disney: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #31 12:48 7,568
2017-04-12 27 Facts about Clowns - mental_floss List Show Ep. 507 08:36 124,975
2017-04-12 AFC Wimbledon vs. Franchise MK: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #30 14:30 8,070
2017-04-11 Making the World's Largest Ball of Paint 03:05 273,969
2017-04-11 The Finish Line: Days 99-100 | 100 Days 08:04 90,917
2017-04-11 #ILovePBS 03:35 102,246
2017-04-10 088 - Hank's Profound Graduation Speech 48:32 152,535
2017-04-10 How to Decrease World Suck: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #29 13:54 6,648
2017-04-07 Sometimes You Need a Rest Day: Days 95-98 | 100 Days 07:22 80,112
2017-04-05 How to Get a Book Published: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #28 11:52 7,782
2017-04-04 Why I Won't Run for Office 03:47 477,074
2017-04-04 J.K. Rowling's 5 Minute Plank: Days 91-94 | 100 Days 06:03 66,367
2017-04-03 087 - The Future Is Gonna Rule 51:14 149,935
2017-04-03 Not Giving Up: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #27 12:08 7,386
2017-03-31 Chris Takes Over: Days 87-90 | 100 Days 06:34 63,695
2017-03-29 29 Interesting Archaeological Discoveries - mental_floss List Show Ep. 506 10:44 318,735
2017-03-29 Sharing Economy: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #26 13:44 6,836
2017-03-28 Why Can't America Have a Grown-Up Healthcare Conversation? 07:06 646,147
2017-03-28 Come On and Slam: Days 84-86 | 100 Days 05:42 76,249
2017-03-27 086 - This Week in Ryans 48:56 147,233
2017-03-27 A United Human Society: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #25 11:05 6,888
2017-03-24 The Deadmill: Days 81-83 | 100 Days 06:09 63,075
2017-03-22 Fighting Nazis: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #24 11:41 8,983
2017-03-21 My Information Diet 03:25 442,051
2017-03-21 Chris Breaks the Treadmill: Days 77-80 | 100 Days 05:16 62,876
2017-03-20 085 - Stay Gold, Potaterson 49:43 151,492
2017-03-20 Being Alone and Making Friends: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #23 14:22 8,581
2017-03-17 No Formal Tennis Training: Days 73-76 | 100 Days 07:55 67,505
2017-03-15 28 Facts about the History of Makeup - mental_floss List Show Ep. 505 08:08 131,467
2017-03-15 Help! My Girlfriend and I Have Nothing in Common: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #22 15:53 9,841
2017-03-14 Green Brothers Reunited! 04:01 531,301
2017-03-14 The Fault is Only in Our Stars: Days 71-72 | 100 Days 05:27 70,195
2017-03-13 084 - Live from NerdCon: Nerdfighteria! 1:00:18 136,577
2017-03-13 Career Change?: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #21 14:56 7,584
2017-03-12 Reflections: Day 70 | 100 Days 07:27 104,499
2017-03-10 Self Kindness with Rosianna | 100 Days 08:03 48,355
2017-03-08 Mental Illness and Creativity: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #20 14:22 8,229
2017-03-07 Hoping for an Airport Reunion: One Refugee Family's Story 04:55 163,268
2017-03-07 The New Rules: Days 62-70 | 100 Days 05:53 79,716
2017-03-06 083 - There's No Rock and Roll on Mars 50:29 151,454
2017-03-03 On The 100 Days of Fitness the Trainer Gave To Thee: Days 59-61 | 100 Days 07:32 66,684
2017-03-03 PUNISHED: Blenderized Audience Choice: LIVE! 03:58 119,926
2017-02-28 Boxing is Dancing: Days 55-58 | 100 Days 08:05 71,209
2017-02-28 You Are Here 02:59 130,690
2017-02-24 You Look Like a Coffee Table: Days 49-54 | 100 Days 08:19 79,892
2017-02-22 Henry and Alice: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #19 15:08 11,380
2017-02-21 Does Human Life Have Real Meaning? 03:42 372,777
2017-02-21 We're Halfway There! | 100 Days 07:56 74,401
2017-02-20 082 - Where There Was Previously Nothing 48:07 158,158
2017-02-20 For-Profit Prisons: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #18 13:12 8,467
2017-02-19 Outtakes! | 100 Days 05:53 72,028
2017-02-17 I Am Not a Flexible Person: Days 46-48 | 100 Days 06:44 81,379
2017-02-16 Explore variations of white. | Odili Donald Odita | The Art Assignment 10:57 58,647
2017-02-15 Science or Art Form: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #17 13:55 8,651
2017-02-14 Human Life Is Getting Better. Faster Than Ever Before. 04:34 285,541
2017-02-14 Does Ping Pong Count as Exercise?: Days 42-45 | 100 Days 06:30 93,114
2017-02-13 081 - Always Making Progress Forever 50:04 151,695
2017-02-13 I Played Soccer!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #16 12:24 8,457
2017-02-10 FUNdamentals of Boxing: Days 39-41 | 100 Days 07:33 72,745
2017-02-08 24 Scientific Studies about Food - mental_floss List Show Ep. 503 10:27 231,717
2017-02-08 Question Tuesday (Part 2): FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #15 13:00 8,927
2017-02-07 Retiring from Roller Skating: Days 36-38 | 100 Days 10:12 79,427
2017-02-07 Good News, YA Books, and Bears: It's Question Tuesday 03:22 352,798
2017-02-06 080 - Life Is Hard and Also Has Good Things 50:06 158,431
2017-02-06 Question Tuesday (Part 1): FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #14 14:56 10,578
2017-02-03 Talking Mental Health with Josh Sundquist | 100 Days 07:39 59,870
2017-02-02 Create an imaginary friend. | JooYoung Choi | The Art Assignment 10:32 68,107
2017-01-31 Understanding Trump's Executive Order on Immigration 07:21 969,400
2017-01-31 I'm King of the World: Days 27-35 | 100 Days 05:50 82,050
2017-01-30 079 - Tiny Useless Pelvises (That Are Still There) 41:29 153,876
2017-01-30 Buckminster Fuller: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #13 14:15 8,514
2017-01-27 Do I Look Like an Angel?: Days 24-26 | 100 Days 08:17 111,533