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.
John Green reviews something he's never seen and never will: an orbital sunrise. This episode marks the end of our summer miniseries. You can buy a copy of The Anthropocene Reviewed book online or at your local bookstore: https://anthropocenereviewedbook.com/ Thank you again for your tremendous support.Episode art by Nadim Silverman.
26/08/2021 • 22 minutes 35 seconds
John Green reviews a particular Ginkgo biloba tree.The Anthropocene Reviewed book is out now and is a #1 New York Times Bestseller! The San Francisco Chronicle called it the perfect book for "whenever you need a reminder of what it is to feel small and human in the best possible way."Order a copy online or at your local bookstore: anthropocenereviewedbook.com
30/06/2021 • 28 minutes 21 seconds
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. The Anthropocene Reviewed book is out now! The San Francisco Chronicle called it the perfect book for "whenever you need a reminder of what it is to feel small and human in the best possible way."Order a copy online or at your local bookstore: anthropocenereviewedbook.comJohn is on (virtual) tour this week to celebrate the book release. For more information and tickets: johngreenbooks.com/appearancesA fan-made web site that allows readers of The Anthropocene Reviewed to share where each copy ends up: theanthropocenereviewed.comEpisode art by Nadim Silverman.
18/05/2021 • 25 minutes 40 seconds
Penguins of Madagascar and the Smallpox Vaccine
Preorder The Anthropocene Reviewed book, out May 18, 2021: https://sites.prh.com/anthropocenereviewedbookJoin John Green and special guests on the The Anthropocene Reviewed virtual book tour! Each ticket purchased will grant access to the respective live event and include a signed copy of The Anthropocene Reviewed. Ticket links and more information at http://www.johngreenbooks.com/appearances. Tour dates:Monday, May 17th at 4:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM ETNortheast Event in partnership with The Wilbur TheatreWith special guest Clint SmithTuesday May 18th at 7:00 PM PT / 10:00 PM ETWestern EventWith special guest Sarah GreenWednesday, May 19th at 4:00 PM PT / 7:00 PM ETSouthern EventWith special guest Hank GreenSaturday, May 22nd at 1:00 PM CT / 2:00 PM ETMidwest Even
29/04/2021 • 26 minutes 51 seconds
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.
24/09/2020 • 24 minutes 19 seconds
The Anthropocene Reviewed, Reviewed
John Green reviews the podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed.
27/08/2020 • 23 minutes 5 seconds
Mortification and Civilization
John Green reviews mortification and civilization.
30/07/2020 • 27 minutes 27 seconds
Seventeen Listener Suggestions, Reviewed
John Green reviews seventeen--that’s right, seventeen--topics suggested by listeners who emailed him at anthropocenereviewed at gmail dot com.
25/06/2020 • 21 minutes 11 seconds
You'll Never Walk Alone and Jerzy Dudek
John Green reviews the song You'll Never Walk Alone the performance of a Polish goalkeeper named Jerzy Dudek on May 25th, 2005.
28/05/2020 • 25 minutes 58 seconds
Monopoly and Academic Decathlon
John Green reviews the board game Monopoly and a high-school nerdfest called the Academic Decathlon.
30/04/2020 • 22 minutes 42 seconds
Humanity's Temporal Range
John Green reviews humanity's temporal range.
26/03/2020 • 21 minutes 36 seconds
Staphylococcus Aureus and the Non-Denial Denial
John Green reviews a micro-organism, staphylococcus aureus, and a rhetorical device called the non-denial denial.
27/02/2020 • 22 minutes 27 seconds
Works of Art by Agnes Martin and Hiroyuki Doi
John Green reviews two works of visual art—a series of six paintings by Agnes Martin called “With My Back to the World,” and an untitled 2003 ink drawing by Hiroyuki Doi.
30/01/2020 • 20 minutes 34 seconds
Auld Lang Syne
John Green reviews Auld Lang Syne in this podcast's first ever one-review episode.
26/12/2019 • 23 minutes 22 seconds
Notes App and Sports Rivalries
John Green reviews the Notes app and the strange phenomenon of sports rivalries.
27/11/2019 • 21 minutes 44 seconds
Capacity for Wonder and Sunsets
John Green reviews humanity’s capacity for wonder and sunsets.
31/10/2019 • 22 minutes 40 seconds
QWERTY Keyboard and the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō
John Green reviews the QWERTY keyboard layout and a bird species called the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō.
26/09/2019 • 22 minutes 16 seconds
Hot Dog Eating Contest and Chemotherapy
John Green reviews a hot dog eating contest and chemotherapy.
29/08/2019 • 24 minutes 3 seconds
Air Conditioning and Sycamore Trees
John Green reviews air conditioning and sycamore trees.
25/07/2019 • 22 minutes 49 seconds
Gray Aliens and Rock Paper Scissors
John Green reviews Rock, Paper, Scissors and the little gray aliens that humans began imagining—or possibly seeing—in the early 20th century.
27/06/2019 • 22 minutes 20 seconds
Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Stickers and the Indianapolis 500
John Green reviews two sensorial wonders: scratch ‘n’ sniff stickers and the Indianapolis 500.
30/05/2019 • 21 minutes 49 seconds
Prom and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment
John Green reviews the teenage celebration known as prom and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment.
25/04/2019 • 18 minutes 21 seconds
The Hall of Presidents and New Partner
John Green reviews the Hall of Presidents and the song "New Partner" by Palace Music.
28/03/2019 • 20 minutes 18 seconds
Velociraptors and Harvey
John Green reviews velociraptors and the 1950 film Harvey.
28/02/2019 • 19 minutes 1 second
Indianapolis and Love at First Sight
John Green reviews Indianapolis and love at first sight.
31/01/2019 • 20 minutes 54 seconds
Teddy Bears and Penalty Shootouts
John Green reviews teddy bears and penalty shootouts.
27/12/2018 • 23 minutes 44 seconds
Tetris and the Seed Potatoes of Leningrad
John Green reviews the video game Tetris and the seed potatoes of Leningrad.
15/11/2018 • 21 minutes 24 seconds
A Word From John
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 the producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, On the Media, Death, Sex & Money, and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.
08/11/2018 • 5 minutes 37 seconds
Pennies and Piggly Wiggly
John Green reviews an ostensible form of currency and a grocery store chain.
25/10/2018 • 21 minutes 31 seconds
Whispering and the Weather
John Green reviews an unvoiced way of speaking and the state of the atmosphere. Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this episode: brilliant.org/anthro
27/09/2018 • 17 minutes 54 seconds
The Yips and CNN
John Green reviews a sporting malady known as the yips and the 24-hour news network, CNN. Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode: skillshare.com/anthro When I First Went to Sea by Katie Else: https://www.katieelse.com/music
30/08/2018 • 20 minutes 21 seconds
Lascaux Paintings and the Taco Bell Breakfast Menu
John Green reviews a 17,000-year-old painting and the Taco Bell breakfast menu. Thanks to Simple Contacts for sponsoring this episode: simplecontacts.com/anthro
28/06/2018 • 17 minutes 59 seconds
Hawaiian Pizza and Viral Meningitis
John Green reviews a pineapple and ham yeasted flatbread and an inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord. Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring this episode: https://www.dashlane.com/anthro
31/05/2018 • 20 minutes 43 seconds
Super Mario Kart and the Bonneville Salt Flats
John Green reviews a kart racing video game series and a vast expanse of salt-encrusted earth located in the desert of northwestern Utah. Thanks to Backblaze for sponsoring this episode: http://backblaze.com/anthro
26/04/2018 • 17 minutes 55 seconds
Googling Strangers and Kentucky Bluegrass
John Green reviews a plant species with no relationship to Kentucky and the contemporary practice of searching for the lives of people you don't know. Thanks to this episode's sponsors. Audible: audible.com/anthro Casper: casper.com/anthro
28/03/2018 • 18 minutes 51 seconds
Halley's Comet and Cholera
John Green reviews Halley's Comet, a celestial body visible from Earth once in a lifetime, and cholera, an infection caused by bacteria and people. Thanks to audible for sponsoring today's episode: http://audible.com/anthro
21/02/2018 • 18 minutes 45 seconds
Canada Geese and Diet Dr Pepper
John Green reviews Canada Geese (a bird species that was not too long ago on the brink of extinction) and Diet Dr Pepper (a zero-calorie soda popularized by a man named Foots). Thanks to Audible for sponsoring today's episode. http://audible.com/anthro