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Dear Hank & John

Hosts John and Hank Green (authors and YouTubers) offer both humorous and heartfelt advice about life’s big and small questions. They bring their personal passions to each episode by sharing the week’s news from Mars (the planet) and AFC Wimbledon (the third-tier English football club).

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243: Either 8½ or 68 Million

How do I help my mom manage her depression? How do I address a professor who signs their emails with initials? What size boot is Italy? What is the most seen you've ever felt by a piece of fiction? What's the best song to secretly learn on guitar? Has being writers affected your view of authorial intent? How do I learn to love opera for the music instead of the attention? What does stadium size have to do with football quality? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn

46mins

8 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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251: 5 Seconds is 1 Mile

Where should I be during a phone interview? Do other animals get sick as often as humans do? What's the time/distance correlation between lightning and thunder? What's a rehearsal dinner? What do I do with really minor TikTok fame? What happens to amputated limbs? How do I make remote wedding guests feel included? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn

37mins

3 Aug 2020

Rank #2

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254: It Ain't Easy Being Green Bunnies

How do eels reproduce? Why isn't there green fur in nature? Is small talk a betrayal? Where do rights come from? What do I do about a late birthday present? What's the name of our solar system? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn

37mins

24 Aug 2020

Rank #3

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260: His One Loamy Weakness

Why do superheroes fly with their arms out in front? Were my college expectations way off? Could we use space travel to look at dinosaurs? Should I feel bad about moderating my comment sections? Why aren't shadows totally black? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn

39mins

5 Oct 2020

Rank #4

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160: You Are Not My Bus

Where should I look when I'm talking to someone? Will aliens ride our roller coasters when we're all dead? Should guests help do the dishes? And more! Email us: hankandjohn@gmail.com patreon.com/dearhankandjohn

46mins

22 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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221: Favorites of the 2010s

In this special episode of the pod, John Green and Hank Green discuss their favorites of the past decade! Topics include: Favorite bookFavorite poemFavorite dad jokeFavorite TV showFavorite tripFavorite songsFavorite sports momentFavorite Cheeto Guy momentBest conversationFavorite weird enthusiasm We'll be back to giving dubious advice next week, so send your questions to hankandjohn@gmail.com! Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn Subscribe to the Nerdfighteria newsletter! https://nerdfighteria.com/nerdfighteria-newsletter

49mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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211: You Can Tik Whatever You Can Tok, Baby (Live from VidCon Australia w/ Zach Kornfeld!)

What is the least dumb way to ask someone out? What’s your strategy for winning Seven Wonders? How did you start from nothing? If you can portray any celebrity in a biopic who would it be? Would you consider becoming a TikTok star? Why do birds? Zach Kornfeld of The Try Guys joins Hank Green to answer your questions live from VidCon Australia! Find more of Zach at https://www.youtube.com/tryguys If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn Subscribe to the Nerdfighteria newsletter! https://nerdfighteria.com/nerdfighteria-newsletter

38mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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122: The Last Brand Deal

Am I too young to be self-supervised? Can I throw away my dead grandmother's sponges? How do I make a personal retirement PowerPoint for Rick? And more! Email us: hankandjohn@gmail.com patreon.com/dearhankandjohn

55mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #8

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162: The Fault in Our Mars

What tricks can babies do? Should I become a space lawyer? Did I let a guy steal my car? And more! Email us: hankandjohn@gmail.com patreon.com/dearhankandjohn

53mins

5 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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274: Not and Never Both

Is Benjamin Harrison the exact middle president of the USA? How did you predict a pandemic? Would a younger version of me be able to open my phone? When did we start counting minutes and seconds? Why would a bathrobe have a hood? What are small things humans do that make you happy?  Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn

37mins

18 Jan 2021

Rank #10

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121: Every Plum Has Its Thorn

What is the point of love if it always ends? How do I scream? How do I stop a surprise avian ring delivery? And more! Email us: hankandjohn@gmail.com patreon.com/dearhankandjohn

48mins

25 Dec 2017

Rank #11

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174: The Mysterious "Stolen" Car

Am I too old to race down hotel hallways? Is there a stranger in my attic? How do you make plans with a subgroup of friends? And more! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com! Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.

48mins

28 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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275: What Good Death Quotes

How does public domain work? What is the most common name in human history? Why do we sleep in the dark? What's up with epigraphs in books? When does researching become spying? How are categories useful? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn

41mins

25 Jan 2021

Rank #13

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258: A Really Old Cheetah

Will it be safe for my roommate's rabbit to be on TV next spring? What do I pack for an evacuation? Did people make paper planes before the Wright Brothers? What's the website you mentioned that had ballot information? Why don't we hear animals fart? How do I feel better about working at an oil company? Would giants be slow? Hank Green and John Green have answers!If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com.Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn

35mins

21 Sep 2020

Rank #14

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218: Hank & John's Airport Stories

Why shouldn't I take my temperature after I eat? Will my fingerprint grow back? How will COPPA affect Crash Course? Can my bottle of frozen water get through TSA? At what age are you supposed to use the money in your piggy bank? What are the noises that landlines make when you dial a number? Could Bill Gates cure cancer? Will stickers be our civilization's cave art? Hank Green and John Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn Subscribe to the Nerdfighteria newsletter! https://nerdfighteria.com/nerdfighteria-newsletter

40mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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175: Burn It All!!!!

What should I put in my journal? Should I sign a card for someone I don't know? What do I do when strangers tell me my shoes are untied? And more! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com! Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn.

43mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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26: Should I Make Out with My Roommate?

How do I choose an ethical engagement ring? There's a wasp trapped in my dorm room! How do I know which arm rest is mine at the movie theater? And a question about grammar...from our father. Also, we have a patreon now: https://www.patreon.com/dearhankandjohn

46mins

1 Dec 2015

Rank #17

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120: Snake Cuddle Time

How do I memorize all the birds? Should I join the Navy? How do you eat trail mix? And more! Email us: hankandjohn@gmail.com patreon.com/dearhankandjohn

45mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #18

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128: AARTcoin

Are hitchhiker ants okay? How do I tell my parents I want to study economics? Who is responsible for calling back after a dropped call? And more! Email us: hankandjohn@gmail.com patreon.com/dearhankandjohn Thanks to RXBAR for sponsoring this episode! For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/dearjohn or RXBAR.com/dearhank and enter "dearjohn" or "dearhank" at checkout. You Will Be Able to Say a Thousand Words: https://astoundingmagic.com/collections/books/products/you-will-be-able-to-say-a-thousand-words MarbleLympics: https://www.youtube.com/user/jelleknikkers

47mins

19 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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217: Rocks to Earth 2028!

Can stinging insects sting other insects? What is the scientific difference between stuffy and fresh air? Why aren't there many books about twenty-somethings? When did limos become uncool? How do I survive as the fifth wheel at Disney World? How do we know no two snowflakes are alike? What do you do on a bus with 51 twelve-year-olds? John Green and Hank Green have answers! If you're in need of dubious advice, email us at hankandjohn@gmail.com. Join us for monthly livestreams and an exclusive weekly podcast at patreon.com/dearhankandjohn. Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/dearhankandjohn Subscribe to the Nerdfighteria newsletter! https://nerdfighteria.com/nerdfighteria-newsletter

37mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #20