Before we launched our podcast, when Harry Potter and the Sacred Text was just a twinkle in our eye, we would sit around and talk about The Vlogbrothers.
If you're not familiar with the project, The Vlogbrothers is a YouTube channel where Hank and John Green create videos that are nerdy, funny, earnest, and often political. Over time, they have built an internet empire based around youtube channels, educational tools, charitable foundations and fan conventions. They even have their own podcast, Dear Hank and John. Through their work, they've cultivated a group of fans who are passionate about learning, social justice, and un-ironically loving the things that we love. When we first started brainstorming Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, we often talked about Hank and The Vlogbrothers as a model for the kind of work we want to do.
Which is all to say, we were like, whatever, kind of excited to have Hank Green on the show this week.
(DON'T TELL HIM. WE'RE TRYING TO PLAY IT COOL.)
Oh, and did we mention he loves Harry Potter? Swoon.