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Soviet Montage: Crash Course Film History #8
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Soviet Montage: Crash Course Film History #8

The Russian Revolution marked the first major civil war fought in the age of cinema. And the big winners in that struggle understood the unique ability of film to change minds and inflame hearts. Today, we’ll meet a bunch of

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The Silent Era: Crash Course Film History #9
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The Silent Era: Crash Course Film History #9

Hollywood, here we come! The glamor! The celebrities! The scandals! I’m not talking about Bennifer or Brangelina. Craig: Are they still things? Nick: No… Craig: I’m kind of out of touch. But I’m not out of touch with the Golden

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Movies are Magic: Crash Course Film History #1
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Movies are Magic: Crash Course Film History #1

Hello there! How would you like a ticket to one of the most influential forms of mass communication the world has ever known? It’s a universal language that lets us tell stories about our collective hopes and fears, to make

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Georges Melies – Master of Illusion: Crash Course Film History #4
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Georges Melies – Master of Illusion: Crash Course Film History #4

When’s the last time you heard a really good story? Maybe it was was a TV show that made you dream of discovering aliens as a kid, or a book that completely changed how you think about yourself. We’re all

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The Golden Age of Hollywood: Crash Course Film History #11
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The Golden Age of Hollywood: Crash Course Film History #11

When I say Hollywood, you probably think of big-budget movies, star-studded premieres, and studios with giant backlots pumping out film after film. Most of those associations really began sometime between the 1920s and the 1950s. Once audiences could hear actors

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26 Facts About Fossils
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26 Facts About Fossils

Did you know that parrots used to be three feet tall? Hi, I’m Erin McCarthy, editor-in-chief of MentalFloss.com. In 2019, a paper published in the journal Biology Letters described the fossil of a parrot that lived somewhere around 16 to

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Expansion and Resistance: Crash Course European History #28
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Expansion and Resistance: Crash Course European History #28

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’ve made it to the nineteenth century, and as European societies are trying to build cohesive political structures known as nations, many are also expanding or initiating overseas

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Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26
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Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, there are many candidates for most important year in European history–1492, when permanent links between Afroeurasia and the Americas first formed; 1688, when the Glorious Revolution gave Europe

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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24
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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So we’re going to turn our attention now to the Industrial Revolution, one of the most significant developments in human history. Like, imagine with me that it’s 1820. I

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Reform and Revolution 1815-1848: Crash Course European History #25
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Reform and Revolution 1815-1848: Crash Course European History #25

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History so today we’re looking at early 19th century Europe, which is to say everything from 1815 to 1848, when various forms of excrement hit various fans. You’ll recall that

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