At Crash Course, we believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. The Crash Course team has produced more than 15 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.

With hundreds of millions of views on our YouTube channel, Crash Course has a worldwide audience in and out of classrooms. While the show is an immensely helpful tool for students and teachers, it also has a large viewership of casual learners who seek out online educational content independently. It has changed attitudes towards education by creating a community of learners who are looking for more than just help passing a test. We hope Crash Course is useful to you, and thanks for watching!

John Green
Host/Co-Creator

John Green is a host and co-creator of Crash Course. He is also the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and An Abundance of Katherines. John talks about world history, US history, and literature on Crash Course. His favorite band is The Mountain Goats and his second favorite band is also The Mountain Goats.

Hank Green
Host/Co-Creator

Hank Green is a host and co-creator of Crash Course. Hopefully you've seen him talking about chemistry or biology or anatomy, which all things that he loves. His favorite author is Kim Stanley Robinson and his favorite food combination is chocolate and mint.

Stan Muller
Producer/Director

Stan produces Crash Course Humanities.

Nicholas Jenkins
Producer/Director

Nick is a musician, filmmaker, and gearhead who feeds and houses a Corgi named Abby. Also, he produces, directs, and edits Crash Course Sciences in Missoula, MT.

Thought Café
Animation

Thought Café is the team behind all your favourite Crash Course animations. They believe that animation is the perfect medium through which to educate the world online, and inspire conversation around current issues. Thought Café enjoys dog cuddles, drinking copious amounts of coffee, karaoke, chatting on Slack, and pizza parties.

Mark Olsen
Director/Editor

Mark is an occasional director and editor for Crash Course, but is most proud of his credits as “Spirit of America” and “Pyrotechnician". When he’s not in costume or not blowing things up, he’s likely in his La-Z-Boy animating, or playing with his dog, Alex.

Joe Ball
Writer

Joe is the Content Creator for the Crash Course World History curriculum. He is also the Vice President of Indy Film Fest. He digs museums, travel, food, space, random trivia, and his family.

Meredith Danko
Social Media

Meredith (formerly known as Meredith the Intern) graduated with a degree in Film & Television from Boston University. She is now the Head Writer of Mental Floss Video and Assistant Manager of the AFC Wimbly Womblys. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, chasing her cat around the apartment, and watching terrible television.

Zulaiha Razak
Script Supervisor/Production Associate

Zulaiha works on The Art Assignment, Crash Course, and Mental Floss Video in various capacities. Her job mostly involves correcting John Green’s pronunciation and surprising the office with donuts. She enjoys samosas, all things cats, and cheesy pop music.

Brandon Brungard
Director/Editor

Brandon used to be the guy you went to for drugs - prescription drugs that is - he worked in a pharmacy. Then he was the guy you hired to make drugs - insulin mostly. But then he gave it all up to make what the body really needs - sweet sweet knowledge. He is also an engineer and REALLY likes math. Feel free to read into that as much as you like.

Nicole Sweeney
Director/Post Supervisor

Nicole says things on the internet. She loves travel, maps, panda gifs, and semicolons. Writing biographies stresses her out; she crowd sourced this one. She would like to thank Twitter for their help.

Blake de Pastino
Editor-in-Chief

Blake is a science journalist who has worked for National Geographic and bunch of other things. He’s also the creator of Western Digs, a science news site that covers archaeology and paleontology in the American West, because he believes death is when things just start to get interesting.

Michael Aranda
Director/Sound Engineer

Michael Aranda studied film at The Brooks Institute, produced an album that debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers list, and is currently on a planet-wide search for the world's spiciest ginger beer.

Julie Walsh
Executive Assistant

Julie Walsh enjoys running, hiking, random volunteering and other forms of Type 2 fun.