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
2023-09-27 John Goes ... to the UNITED NATIONS? 05:00 349,078
2023-09-26 Pizzamas Day 1 Live 23:42 13,705
2023-07-11 Barely Contained Rage: An Open Letter to Johnson & Johnson 07:25 1,410,673
2023-06-30 Bon Your Vivant 05:35 339,572
2023-06-27 Alone on the Cancer Boat: A Vlogbrothers Reunion 10:48 668,543
2022-11-23 A Little Pre-Thanksgiving Stream! 00:00 6,039
2022-11-22 John's 2022 Gift Guide 03:51 203,204
2022-11-15 3 Years In: What Happened, Why, and What's Next 07:22 217,207
2022-11-08 Dr Pepper Enthusiast John Green Taste Tests Dr Pepper and Its Misbegotten Pretenders 06:21 1,508,294
2022-11-01 Is This Painting Upside Down? 03:42 308,421
2022-09-13 A Million Things at Once 03:56 168,454
2022-09-06 Some Advice 03:34 272,173
2022-05-24 Hello! Meet Daisy! 03:59 237,801
2022-01-25 My Least Relatable Story: The Parisian Dentist 03:59 181,498
2022-01-18 The Miracle of the Leone Stars 03:58 117,701
2022-01-11 The Fault in Our Stars - Ten Years Later 03:58 208,088
2022-01-04 After 15 Years on YouTube, THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING 09:32 289,991
2021-12-10 What Was Early YouTube Like? (with Hank and John) 03:59 257,899
2021-11-30 Vlogbrothers REUNITED AT LAST 04:00 284,517
2021-08-03 I L*** Hank 03:53 169,964
2021-07-27 Savoring: The Sunset Series Returns 03:55 87,139
2021-07-20 Reviewing Reviews of My Reviews 04:01 190,544
2021-07-13 The Vlogbrothers Videos I Didn't Make 04:01 173,617
2021-07-06 Circle enthusiast John Green (fails to) draw circles while answering your questions 1:20:24 55,604
2021-06-29 Sneezing is not normal. 04:01 485,999
2021-06-22 Mindblowers with Hank and John 04:01 416,850
2021-06-18 QUADRAGOCON 2021!! LET THE GAMES CONTINUE!!!! 03:59 204,132
2021-06-12 The Stono Rebellion: Crash Course Black American History #6 12:01 378,289
2021-06-08 Feelings, Little Tunnels, and Oprah: It's Question Tuesday with Ashley C. Ford 04:00 120,302
2021-06-01 My Two Favorite Books of the Year 04:00 153,403
2021-05-25 The Anthropocene Reviewed, Animated 15:47 355,671
2021-05-18 Saying What I've Needed to Say to Hank for a While 03:57 299,690
2021-05-11 I am a small boat. It's Question Tuesday. 03:50 196,290
2021-05-04 What the Most-Viewed Vlogbrothers Videos Say about YouTube (and about us) 03:59 259,787
2021-04-29 Penguins Of Madagascar and the Smallpox Vaccine 26:50 1
2021-04-27 What is my new book about? 03:34 216,663
2021-04-20 Breaking Ground!!! 03:51 153,690
2021-04-13 My Truly Mortifying Self-Talk 03:41 296,354
2021-03-30 I did it! 03:52 211,939
2021-03-29 THIS IS IT 1:03:42 40,216
2021-03-16 How a Book Cover Gets Designed 03:44 205,776
2020-09-24 Plague 26:01 2
2020-08-28 What History Was, Is, and Will Be: Crash Course European History #50 15:07 269,080
2020-08-27 The Anthropocene Reviewed, Reviewed 24:42 1
2020-08-18 what's wrong with taking the back streets? 03:55 182,600
2020-08-05 Mortification and Civilization 27:35 453
2020-07-16 The Fall of Communism: Crash Course European History #47 13:25 387,734
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 14:25 458,131
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? 08:18 575,487
2019-09-24 I, Too, Dislike It 04:01 297,457
2019-09-17 "end the stigma" 04:01 253,255
2019-09-10 Another Contender in the Room 03:39 228,051
2019-09-03 Death, Love, and John's Religion: The Big Questions Take Over Question Tuesday 03:47 300,208
2019-09-02 Hot Dog Eating Contest and Chemotherapy 25:21 3,571
2019-08-27 Are Viruses Necessary? 03:36 198,812
2019-08-20 Hank and John's Smooth Airport Reunion 03:55 364,262
2019-08-13 How I (barely) Passed 11th Grade English 03:35 280,614
2019-08-06 Uncertain and Afraid 03:53 252,172
2019-07-30 The Mexican Repatriation 04:00 197,569
2019-07-23 What to Love and How 03:58 248,372
2019-07-16 star struck 03:35 221,342
2019-07-14 Scientific Revolution: Crash Course European History #12 15:08 1,401,704
2019-07-12 Why Are We Still Doing This? - Reunion Video! 04:00 344,768
2019-07-09 Life Hacks My Wife Taught Me 03:25 564,068
2019-07-02 On Sunlight 03:55 157,390
2019-06-25 Seemed Like a Good Idea: Eugene Schieffelin and the European Starlings 04:00 151,525
2019-06-18 Question Tuesday with Miles and the Colonel: Manolo! 03:57 257,253
2019-06-11 Why I Haven't Written a New Book 03:40 334,733
2019-06-07 Catholic Counter-Reformation: Crash Course European History #9 13:44 943,186
2019-06-04 On Sharing the Walk 03:40 197,709
2019-05-28 3 Minutes and 58 Seconds of Darkness 03:59 225,430
2019-05-21 Keanu Reeves: A Love Letter 03:50 415,348
2019-05-14 An Open Letter to Professional YouTubers 03:49 426,596
2019-05-07 How I Read and Why 03:43 382,703
2019-04-23 untitled 03:46 237,708
2019-04-16 Doing Somethings 03:32 204,140
2019-04-09 The Only Psychiatric Hospital in Sierra Leone 06:22 226,912
2019-03-29 Crash Course European History Preview 06:36 1,533,019
2019-03-26 Optimism and Spider People: Question Tuesday from the Looking for Alaska Set 02:47 150,007
2019-03-19 Writing and Marriage Advice from Michelle Obama 03:51 308,235
2019-03-12 Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10 16:51 261,822
2019-03-12 Going Home with Alaska and Miles 03:48 451,670
2019-03-05 Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9 12:47 185,930
2019-03-05 Way, Way Down the Rabbit Hole 03:54 221,858
2019-02-28 Episode 13: Velociraptors and Harvey 20:37 7,061
2019-02-26 Data & Infographics: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #8 13:02 192,883
2019-02-19 Evaluating Photos & Videos: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #7 13:19 208,455
2019-02-19 Battling Apathy and Searching for Meaning on Question Tuesday 04:00 245,526
2019-02-12 Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6 13:21 338,937
2019-02-12 Are Textbooks Obsolete? 04:01 237,647
2019-02-05 Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5 14:16 386,368
2019-02-05 Deepfake: A Brief History of Unreliable Images 04:00 331,380
2019-01-29 Who Can You Trust? Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #4 14:46 551,233
2019-01-29 Do You Believe in Miracles? 04:01 90,507
2019-01-23 Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3 13:52 792,451
2019-01-22 Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle's Let It Snow 03:39 133,066
2019-01-15 The Facts about Fact Checking: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #2 13:55 585,293
2019-01-15 On Burning Resentment 03:43 245,252
2019-01-08 Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #1 13:34 661,042
2019-01-08 I Quit Social Media. Here's How It's Going 03:48 386,615
2019-01-04 Bid Daddy Likes Pork Rinds - P4A Recap 2018! 03:57 88,024
2019-01-01 How to Make Goals, Not Resolutions 03:57 209,910
2018-12-18 Crash Course Navigating Digital Information Preview 05:12 345,536
2018-12-07 BABIES! The 2018 Project for Awesome is here.... 04:01 60,227
2018-06-12 Your 4-Minute Guide to ALL 32 TEAMS at the 2018 World Cup 03:59 519,049
2018-04-11 Coffee Facts and Life Hacks! - Mental Floss Scatterbrained 13:22 136,181
2018-03-06 The Broccoli Tree: A Parable 03:55 610,646
2018-02-17 Still Some Glitches to Work Out: P4A 2017 Recap 04:00 24,720
2018-02-13 Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412 11:12 454,948
2018-02-07 Pride and Prejudice, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 411 11:44 885,957
2018-01-30 Gender, Guilt, and Fate - Macbeth, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 410 12:07 510,660
2018-01-24 Introducing: Scatterbrained! 01:40 62,001
2018-01-24 Free Will, Witches, Murder, and Macbeth, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 409 12:56 875,812
2018-01-16 To the Lighthouse: Crash Course Literature 408 12:22 377,432
2018-01-10 The Yellow Wallpaper: Crash Course Literature 407 13:35 865,083
2017-11-21 George Orwell's 1984, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 402 12:42 989,230
2017-11-07 1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401 14:28 2,429,073
2017-10-31 Crash Course Literature Season Four Preview! 02:17 154,350
2017-09-12 How Will the World End? Why Even Get Out of Bed? It's Question Tuesday. 03:39 304,903
2017-09-07 I Love and Apologize to [Insert Location Here]: Surprise Thursday Bonus Video! 02:57 189,836
2017-09-05 John Reads the First Chapter of Turtles All the Way Down 10:31 498,906
2017-08-29 40 03:14 341,974
2017-08-22 The Causes of Cholera 03:58 212,373
2017-08-21 104 - Dove Quivering 45:56 134,691
2017-08-16 26 Wild West Facts - mental_floss List Show Ep. 516 07:42 153,025
2017-08-15 Very Hard to Desclibe 03:10 574,859
2017-08-08 What You Make of It: Thoughts from Venice, Italy 03:20 306,250
2017-08-07 102 - The Friend Bucket 46:36 136,495
2017-08-03 HAPPY ESTHER DAY!!! 02:12 201,543
2017-08-02 31 Facts about National Parks - mental_floss List Show Ep. 515 08:35 131,475
2017-08-01 Death and How to Avoid It (...for a while) 03:50 285,987
2017-07-31 101 - Knit like a Mofo 44:14 138,366
2017-07-25 What OCD Is Like (for Me) 03:51 1,007,212
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 08:09 163,783
2017-07-18 Accio Decade Hallows 03:57 320,314
2017-07-11 Signing 200,000 Autographs 03:35 353,546
2017-07-05 34 Historical Fashion Facts - mental_floss List Show Ep. 513 09:30 206,009
2017-07-04 Civil Twilight 03:02 248,920
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 12,050
2017-06-28 Consciousness: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #43 17:13 7,985
2017-06-27 UNBOXING 03:44 395,711
2017-06-26 Cowards!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #42 16:03 7,292
2017-06-22 My New Book 01:16 435,172
2017-06-21 29 States with Weird Nicknames for their Residents - mental_floss List Show Ep. 512 08:36 176,983
2017-06-21 The Most Amazing News!: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #41 07:46 6,624
2017-06-20 FIRST! Green Brothers Reunited Again 03:45 600,191
2017-06-20 Running My First Half Marathon | 100 Days 05:14 64,261
2017-06-19 097 - Lemon Salty Whales 49:54 145,600
2017-06-19 Compromise: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #40 14:18 6,413
2017-06-14 Huddersfield Town: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #39 14:09 6,162
2017-06-13 Cheyenne, Wyoming 03:23 273,756
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 7,171
2017-06-07 39 Facts about Poets - mental_floss List Show Ep. 511 08:12 95,430
2017-06-06 My Favorite Subreddits: Joy, Wonder, Knowledge, and Birds with Arms 04:00 403,885
2017-06-05 095 - Lawn Care Vigilantism 56:41 145,801
2017-05-30 What Should We Keep? 03:40 365,936
2017-05-24 41 Facts about Unique Architecture - mental_floss List Show Ep. 510 08:34 155,293
2017-05-23 Boxes, Butterflies, and Regular Aunts: Live from the Past, It's Question Tuesday 03:38 275,161
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 7,032
2017-05-16 The Introducer, My Childhood Dream Job 03:58 387,866
2017-05-15 092 - Cewebrity 49:03 144,512
2017-05-10 30 Interesting Facts about the Ocean - mental_floss List Show Ep. 509 06:39 174,692
2017-05-10 Hankgames Highlights: FIFA 16 Wimbly Womblys ##65-82 03:08 2,311
2017-05-09 Your Neighborhood, Your Life Expectancy 03:37 290,515
2017-05-08 Hankgames Highlights: FIFA 16 Wimbly Womblys #46-64 03:28 3,039
2017-05-03 Desperate Times: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #36 14:43 7,051
2017-05-02 090 - Glitter Soul 50:35 147,321
2017-05-02 The Life Changing Magic of Thumbs Up 02:47 301,251
2017-05-02 Fitness For Nerds - NerdCon: Nerdfighteria | 100 Days 05:38 42,773
2017-05-01 Good News and Great News: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #35 12:41 7,139
2017-04-26 31 Explosive Facts about Volcanoes - mental_floss List Show Ep. 508 08:28 141,996
2017-04-26 The Come to Jesus Moment: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #34 13:09 7,219
2017-04-25 Pokemon, Reviewed by a Dad Who Knows Nothing about Pokemon 03:08 658,778
2017-04-25 More Outtakes! | 100 Days 05:27 49,837
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 7,035
2017-04-19 Reading Non-Fiction: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #32 12:54 7,272
2017-04-18 Framing 02:41 345,221
2017-04-18 The Results | 100 Days 11:27 162,026
2017-04-17 Walt Disney: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #31 12:48 7,635
2017-04-12 27 Facts about Clowns - mental_floss List Show Ep. 507 08:36 127,387
2017-04-12 AFC Wimbledon vs. Franchise MK: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #30 14:30 8,152
2017-04-11 Making the World's Largest Ball of Paint 03:05 276,191
2017-04-11 The Finish Line: Days 99-100 | 100 Days 08:04 93,123
2017-04-11 #ILovePBS 03:35 102,458
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 6,708
2017-04-07 Sometimes You Need a Rest Day: Days 95-98 | 100 Days 07:22 81,072
2017-04-05 How to Get a Book Published: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #28 11:52 7,849
2017-04-04 Why I Won't Run for Office 03:47 485,648
2017-04-04 J.K. Rowling's 5 Minute Plank: Days 91-94 | 100 Days 06:03 67,342
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 7,447
2017-03-31 Chris Takes Over: Days 87-90 | 100 Days 06:34 64,776
2017-03-29 29 Interesting Archaeological Discoveries - mental_floss List Show Ep. 506 10:44 323,704
2017-03-29 Sharing Economy: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #26 13:44 6,897
2017-03-28 Why Can't America Have a Grown-Up Healthcare Conversation? 07:06 665,406
2017-03-28 Come On and Slam: Days 84-86 | 100 Days 05:42 77,181
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 6,953
2017-03-24 The Deadmill: Days 81-83 | 100 Days 06:09 64,114
2017-03-22 Fighting Nazis: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #24 11:41 9,061
2017-03-21 My Information Diet 03:25 442,924
2017-03-21 Chris Breaks the Treadmill: Days 77-80 | 100 Days 05:16 63,859
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 8,642
2017-03-17 No Formal Tennis Training: Days 73-76 | 100 Days 07:55 68,566
2017-03-15 28 Facts about the History of Makeup - mental_floss List Show Ep. 505 08:08 133,959
2017-03-15 Help! My Girlfriend and I Have Nothing in Common: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #22 15:53 9,911
2017-03-14 Green Brothers Reunited! 04:01 550,426
2017-03-14 The Fault is Only in Our Stars: Days 71-72 | 100 Days 05:27 71,308
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 7,653
2017-03-12 Reflections: Day 70 | 100 Days 07:27 105,647
2017-03-10 Self Kindness with Rosianna | 100 Days 08:03 48,845
2017-03-08 Mental Illness and Creativity: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #20 14:22 8,313
2017-03-07 Hoping for an Airport Reunion: One Refugee Family's Story 04:55 163,653
2017-03-07 The New Rules: Days 62-70 | 100 Days 05:53 80,728
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 67,681
2017-03-03 PUNISHED: Blenderized Audience Choice: LIVE! 03:58 120,629
2017-02-28 Boxing is Dancing: Days 55-58 | 100 Days 08:05 72,440
2017-02-28 You Are Here 02:59 131,260
2017-02-24 You Look Like a Coffee Table: Days 49-54 | 100 Days 08:19 81,307
2017-02-22 Henry and Alice: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #19 15:08 11,481
2017-02-21 Does Human Life Have Real Meaning? 03:42 380,169
2017-02-21 We're Halfway There! | 100 Days 07:56 75,581
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 8,543
2017-02-19 Outtakes! | 100 Days 05:53 73,062
2017-02-17 I Am Not a Flexible Person: Days 46-48 | 100 Days 06:44 82,650
2017-02-16 Explore variations of white. | Odili Donald Odita | The Art Assignment 10:57 62,199
2017-02-15 Science or Art Form: FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #17 13:55 8,736
2017-02-14 Human Life Is Getting Better. Faster Than Ever Before. 04:34 286,765
2017-02-14 Does Ping Pong Count as Exercise?: Days 42-45 | 100 Days 06:30 94,281
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 8,537
2017-02-10 FUNdamentals of Boxing: Days 39-41 | 100 Days 07:33 73,981
2017-02-08 24 Scientific Studies about Food - mental_floss List Show Ep. 503 10:27 235,397
2017-02-08 Question Tuesday (Part 2): FIFA 17 Wimbly Womblys #15 13:00 9,006
2017-02-07 Retiring from Roller Skating: Days 36-38 | 100 Days 10:12 80,849
2017-02-07 Good News, YA Books, and Bears: It's Question Tuesday 03:22 360,642