Wedding Showers and Bachelor/ette Parties Explained

This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. So Hank, I heard you threw a party video without me? I did not throw a party video without you, I hosted a party video. Come to think of it, why were you not at my party video? Don’t worry about it. Not everybody can make it […]

Stages of Family Life: Crash Course Sociology #38

How does a family become a family? Well, when two people love each other very much… I’m joking, I’m joking – kind of. As we discussed last week, American families often form around marriages. So, romantic relationships can be a first step in the stages of family life. It might seem strange to think of […]


Polyamory refers to wanting, having, or accepting more than one intimate romantic relationship at a time. In 84% of cultures worldwide, you can engage in this and other non-monogamous relationships, but it’s illegal to marry more than one person in most Western countries. What else do I want you to know about poly? I want […]

Family Obligations: Crash Course Philosophy #43

For most of you, your parents brought you into this world. They also fed you, and changed your diapers, and wiped your tears. They raised you. Yet, according to contemporary American philosopher Jane English, once you’re grown, you don’t owe your parents anything. Not a single thing. Now, this might sound a little selfish. A […]

Your Place in the Primate Family Tree

Hey there, Kallie here to remind you that Eons has some cool stickers for sale over at, link in the description. Thanks for watching and, on with the show. Would you recognize your earliest primate ancestor if you met it face to face? What if it didn’t look like a monkey, or an ape, […]

Theories About Family & Marriage: Crash Course Sociology #37

You’ve probably heard people say that blood is thicker than water. That’s supposed to mean that family relationships – blood – are stronger than all other relationships. Which I guess are the water? But what do you think? Is that true? Can friends be considered your family? Or do you only think of your parents […]

Your Arguments Are Invalid: Gay Marriage

Good Morning, John or rather, complicated morning John, ’cause stuff’s been going down this week. As you know the state of North Carolina, where our parents live, just decided to just outright ban gay marriage like stick it in the constitution Opposing gay marriage is not a viewpoint that I understand. And I know this […]

Religion and Gay Marriage

Good morning, Hank, it's Tuesday. I really liked your video about marriage equality on Friday, but today I wanted to approach the question of gay marriage from a specifically religious perspective. But to do that we have to first figure out what exactly marriage is, which turns out to be incredibly complicated. All right, so […]

Traveling Waves: Crash Course Physics #17

لينا هنا قطعة حبل اعتيادية. ليست كحبال السحرة التي يمكنها جمع نفسهابشكل غامض بعد أن تكون قد قطعت إلى نصفين. وليست قوية أو متينة على وجه الخصوص. لكن يمكنكم القول أن لها قوى استثنائية،لأنها ستوضح لنا فيزياء الموجات المنتقلة. الحبال والأسلاك تفي حقاًبالغرض في أمر من هذا النوع، لأنكم عندما تأرجحونها، تنتقل حركةيدكم عبر الحبل […]