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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

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

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

    Ginkgo Biloba

    Ginkgo Biloba

    John Green reviews a particular Ginkgo biloba tree.

    • 28 min
    Icelandic Hot Dog Stand and Signing Your Name 250,000 Times

    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.

    • 25 min
    Penguins of Madagascar and the Smallpox Vaccine

    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!

    • 26 min
    Plague

    Plague

    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. 

    • 24 min
    The Anthropocene Reviewed, Reviewed

    The Anthropocene Reviewed, Reviewed

    John Green reviews the podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed.

    • 23 min
    Mortification and Civilization

    Mortification and Civilization

    John Green reviews mortification and civilization.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Dahu74440 ,

Excellent

As always, Green’s podcasts are very engaging. Even if the announced topics do not seem interesting when I see the title, I am drawn in and convinced that they are special when he discusses them. The personal experiences and feelings that he often includes are moving. I find that I usually agree with his ratings – so he’s also persuasive!

Rugttt ,

Lovely

Touching meditations on many things, carried from the trivial to the serious and back again by honourable honesty. Lovely writing, moving delivery, comforting humanity.

PlatypiRule ,

I just reviewed a facet of the anthropocene

Taking this opportunity to stand out, as I am the first, it seems, to review this podcast, I will say that this podcast accomplishes what it sets out to do. While the concept is unabashedly silly, through reviewing the smallest aspects of the anthropocene, the listener catches a glimpse at a much larger question. The question being that of how we, as humans, have profoundly affected life on earth.
Basically, the podcast mixes the silly with the serious, so you’ll have a nice time (quite a short one too, which I like) listening to it, and it isn’t a COMPLETE waste of your time.
Big fan.

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