The Anthropocene Reviewed

Sep 24 2020 21 mins 29.7k

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

4.9 • 33 Ratings

Charzaga Oct 18 2020
Amazingly thoughtful, as is usual from John Green.

Wortel6 Oct 09 2020
Beautiful to listen to

sh Oct 04 2020
I like the way that a five star review seems rare. Good podcast

Rowena Sep 25 2020
Thank you. Never more than 1 star for plague, but thank you for reminding us that humanity can respond in other ways

J. Lark Sep 08 2020
At once sincere, entertaining, and informative. John Green makes you look at things in ways you've never seen them before and in ways that sometimes cause you to question your own humanity, but never without leaving some earnest ray of hopefulness.

F1nches Sep 05 2020
One of my favourite podcasts. John Green's sincerity should really be a barrier to my British (ish) self liking this, but in fact it's exactly what I (and, I think, many of us) need nowadays. His dry humour & conversational yet prosaic style are heartwarming & familiar. A wide range of topics are covered from the serious to the absurd, but always thought provoking and a joy to listen to

jon-fu Aug 27 2020
I love him!

TheGooney Aug 20 2020
The best podcast out there. Has made me cry many happy and many sad tears and continuously amazes me about the anthropocene while doing so.

Robin Aug 02 2020
I'm always utterly astounded by how beautiful and captivating these episodes are, they are stunning and wonderful and bring me a much needed measure of peace and comfort in these tough times. Thank you, John.

elgiad007 Jul 26 2020
I didn't have a favorite day of the month until this podcast came along. Thank you John. I give your podcast 5 stars.

biddobop Jul 23 2020
John Green delivers beautiful, insightful, intimate looks at subjects large and small. Sometimes funny, sometimes somber, always interesting. I rate The Anthropocene Reviewed five stars.

robmck Jul 18 2020
The Anthropocene Reviewed is entertaining, informative, and inspiring. It is one of my favorite podcasts of all time. I give it 5 stars.

Garry Jul 14 2020
This subscription - The Anthropocene Reviewed - has quickly become my favourite and I eagerly await new episodes. Amongst a set of great episodes, Auld Lang Syne is a standout. Somehow it speaks deeply to what keeps me at peace. And it makes me cry. Don't skip the first half, but the second half is the reason you are listening. Without the first you might miss the second.

kryssy Jun 30 2020
I love every one of John's podcasts, but oh, how I needed this one. Thank you, John. You've given me the great gift of hope through tears tonight.

Jones806 Jun 27 2020
John Green, thoughtful, eloquent, moving

BonBenE Jun 25 2020
The Anthropocene Reviewed is the sunset as a podcast. Five Stars

totallygloria Jun 16 2020
These episodes are educational, they're witty, they're sometimes funny, and they're often deeply touching. I told a friend the title and they immediately assumed it was a sarcastic review of the world, but it is so thoroughly the opposite. Green is vulnerable, personal, even intimate with us. His review of Sycamore trees was deeply touching and literally made me tear up, something I'm not really prone to do. While I sometimes disagree with his scores, it's v engaging. I give it... 5 stars.

look4books Jun 16 2020
This is the podcast to go to when you need to calm down and look at the big picture through the smallest aspects, which I need often. Highly recommend.

Andrés Rodríguez Jun 14 2020
John Green can make beautiful and insightful any topic he talks about.

MadOgne Jun 12 2020
Great and accurate

pergamon May 29 2020

DanThehuMAN May 28 2020
Never has a podcast invoked such thought and emotion in me. I give The Anthropocene Reviewed 5 stars.

Seraphim May 23 2020
How can I adequately review a podcast that playfully, but earnestly reveals the absurdity of 5-star-scale reviews of wildly complex things, whether they are podcasts, sunsets or chemotherapy? I suppose I can try to emulate its style, and attempt to provide you with a small yet meaningful moment of both joy and sorrow. John Green shows us how, when we look close enough, everything can be awe-inspiring. Gift yourself a moment of reflection, once a month. I give The Anthropocene Reviewed 5 stars.

adamupuf May 16 2020
This is an intelligent view of a seemingly insignificant part of the world, reviewed expertly by John Green. It has charm and I cannot wait for him next episode to drop, unfortunately it's only once a month.

Silva May 13 2020
I'm not the usual target audience for Green's literature, but I do enjoy his approach and choice of subjects in this podcast.

DeeIbdulJackson May 09 2020
This really is a hidden gem of a podcast. I absolutely love it! Each episode I have listened to has been incredibly thought-provoking. I have even teared up several times. I highly recommend this podcast and I hope it continues. John Green's voice is soothing.

balazik May 03 2020
I give this podcast… 4 stars out of 5.

firstmattheo May 02 2020
Einer meiner Top 10 Lieblingscasts. Spannende Themen, tolle Stimme. Immer einen Lauscher wert.

Biff Mar 29 2020
I can't get enough of these short episodes. The research John Green must do for each short segment must be huge. They are beautifully written and can be very personal. You might start with some light interesting episodes 'Teddy Bears and Penalty Shootouts' or 'Hot Dog Eating Contest and Chemotherapy'. But the other more serious episodes are not to be missed (Auld Lang Syne or Sycamore Trees)

Rhiannon Apr 16 2020
Interesting short pieces, well written and read

Dookiebear oOOo Apr 14 2020
Wordsmith with meaning

sullivar Apr 14 2020
Funny, sad and more than anything profoundly interesting.

mulebeatsdrums Apr 13 2020
I came to this from 99% Invisible, not familiar with John Green's work (other than by cultural osmosis) but thought I'd dip into an episode or two. Binged the whole lot in a couple of days. Beautiful, touching essays from someone who has a real knack for describing the human condition.