The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. On The Anthropocene Reviewed, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down) reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including On the Media, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios
John Green reviews an orbital sunrise.
John Green reviews a particular Ginkgo biloba tree.
Icelandic Hot Dog Stand and Signing Your Name 250,000 Times
John Green reviews an Icelandic hot dog stand and the act of signing your name 250,000 times in a four-month period.
Penguins of Madagascar and the Smallpox Vaccine
John Green reviews the opening scene of the movie Penguins of Madagascar and the smallpox vaccine. The Anthropocene Reviewed book will be released on May 18, 2021 and is available for preorder now. Tour details in show notes!
John Green reviews historical outbreaks of bubonic and pneumonic plague.
The Anthropocene Reviewed book will be released on May 18, 2021 and is available for preorder now.
The Anthropocene Reviewed, Reviewed
John Green reviews the podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed.
Slightly poetic, always fascinating and sincere, perfectly balanced between being interesting but not too over stimulating for those of us who just want to have a chill podcast playing while working on stuff.
This podcast accompanied me like a good friend, thanks John.
I finished all the episodes in pretty much 5 days, hope it’ll continue someday.
I absolutely love this podcast! And I want to say thank you, because when I listen to this, the way you speak, it makes me feel less alone.
Lovely, yet a little monotonous
John Green uses fancy words for normal phenomena, and sensationalizes small things that happen. He also talks about abstract concepts in depth, adding layers of meaning to them. You could criticize him for this, but you could also look at it as being beautifully poetic.
I mean this in the best of ways - this would be an excellent podcast to fall asleep to. It reminds me of one of those guided voice meditations, where you close your eyes and imagine what the voice is describing. I do found, however, that I had to focus to hear every word of this podcast, since there are a lot of words and much of it is abstract.
I’m giving this podcast three stars because the words spoken are clear and the concepts described beautiful and decently interesting, however it lacks a dynamic element, like having different voices or any sound effects. If it’s the kind of thing where you just want to be relaxed though, and you are a good listener, this is the perfect podcast for you.