37 episodes

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

The Anthropocene Reviewed Complexly, John Green

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 8.9K 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

    Orbital Sunrise

    Orbital Sunrise

    John Green reviews an orbital sunrise.

    • 22 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8.9K Ratings

8.9K Ratings

sailorplatypus5 ,

I give it 5 stars

John Green is irony personified. A novelist who himself is the tragic novel he won’t write despite being a hopeless navel-gazer. His language is flowery and whiny, making him like an unfunny Woody Allen. However, this podcast is a guaranteed cure to my insomnia. I give The Anthropocene Reviewed 5 stars.

zxxcb. ,

Mushrooms

Scientists are finally looking into the medicinal wonders of this varied Fungi.
John this topic requires your great sleuthing abilities, please come up for air.

Thanks, an ardent fan Albuquerque, NM.

Chickadee0880 ,

5 STARS!!!

I can’t even explain how much this podcast means to me. It’s helped me through so many of my tougher times and given me such a different outlook on life. Because of it, I’m a more thoughtful and reflective person. I truly can’t recommend it enough.
The way John Green blends personal anecdotes, facts and history about the topic, and profoundly resonant ideas is just MAGICAL. It’ll make you think, cry, and laugh all within 25 minutes.
I love each episode with all of my heart, and I really hope you take the time to listen to one.
(If anyone’s wondering where to start, Auld Lang Syne is my absolute favorite!)

Thank you, John Green, for making such a beautiful podcast and doing such wonderful things for the world.

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