Dear Hank and John was started in June 2015. The original format of the show was just to answer listeners' questions with a segment at the end for the news from Mars and AFC Wimbledon, but they have since added a few other signature segments such as the commercial break with the format of "this podcast is brought to you by..." and the ending recap "This week we learned..." which both usually feature callback jokes to earlier in the episode. The podcast begins with a short poem read by John before starting the questions.