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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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John Green reviews seventeen--that’s right, seventeen--topics suggested by listeners who emailed him at anthropocenereviewed at gmail dot com. 
John Green reviews the song You'll Never Walk Alone the performance of a Polish goalkeeper named Jerzy Dudek on May 25th, 2005.
John Green reviews the board game Monopoly and a high-school nerdfest called the Academic Decathlon.
Humanity's Temporal Range

Humanity's Temporal Range

2020-03-2623:0544

John Green reviews the concept of humanity's temporal range. 
John Green reviews a micro-organism, staphylococcus aureus, and a rhetorical device called the non-denial denial.
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.
Auld Lang Syne

Auld Lang Syne

2019-12-2624:3174

John Green reviews Auld Lang Syne in this podcast's first ever one-review episode.
John Green reviews the Notes app and the strange phenomenon of sports rivalries. 
John Green reviews humanity’s capacity for wonder and sunsets.
John Green reviews the QWERTY keyboard layout and a bird species called the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō.
John Green reviews a hot dog eating contest and chemotherapy. 
John Green reviews air conditioning and sycamore trees.
John Green reviews Rock, Paper, Scissors and the little gray aliens that humans began imagining—or possibly seeing—in the early 20th century.
John Green reviews scratch ‘n’ sniff stickers and the Indianapolis 500.
John Green reviews the teenage celebration known as prom and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment.
John Green reviews the Hall of Presidents and the song "New Partner" by Palace Music. 
Velociraptors and Harvey

Velociraptors and Harvey

2019-02-2820:4447

John Green reviews velociraptors and the 1950 film Harvey.
John Green reviews Indianapolis and love at first sight.
John Green reviews teddy bears and penalty shootouts.
John Green reviews the video game Tetris and the seed potatoes of Leningrad.
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Comments (172)

Joey McMahon

first

Jun 25th
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rocketman

Tears, literal tears for the 2nd story. Absolutely loved it.

Jun 3rd
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tarun krishnaswamy

This is very interesting

Jun 3rd
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Mario Cesar Brito Rocha

I'm not crying. You're crying. Shut up.

Jun 3rd
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BC

One of the most wonderful things I've ever heard. I cannot describe how I felt listening to this.

Jun 2nd
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Jordan Meyer

best modern poetry in the world. also best argument for god i have ever heard.

May 30th
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tarun krishnaswamy

New unique !

May 29th
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Omnia A. Shawky

Thank God for the Bills of the world, and for your parents and all parents like them.

May 29th
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Mike McCarthy

One of John's best. Even as a die hard Newcastle United man born with a seething distaste for all things Merseyside I enjoyed the podcast and the memories it stirred.

May 29th
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Saeed Ahadian

Listening to this podcast is a joy. I literally came to tears at some moments.

May 28th
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tarun krishnaswamy

Good stuff!

May 28th
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Omnia A. Shawky

Some argue that animals don't process or have the same feelings as humans do, but I'm not one of those people, and thus I can't begin to imagine the amount of hope and excitement and elation this lone bird felt when he heard what he thought is the sound of a long lost companion.

May 27th
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Matt Gendron

I love this podcast, and this is my favorite episode! As it ended, I walked away remarking on his remarkable way with words. I give it 4.99 stars (has he given anything 5*??)

May 20th
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Unnati

I'd been waiting for John to talk about Climate Change with more attention for sooooo long and I can't believe this episode was right here & I just got misled by its name! How John manahes to make talking ahout something like the Climate Crisis so soothing & inspiring, I have no idea. But I'm glad & grateful that he does. Thankyou so much! All the love & Allabest!!! <3

May 11th
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Deasphodel

I didn't read the title of this before listening to it, so I thought this was going to be a rating of monopoly and Todd's. Todd seems like a pretty 5 star influence.

May 1st
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Rob Baumbaugh

Zima!!! That was the first alcohol I bought when I turned 21. I was so nervous (and a total goody two shies) that as I took it from the cooler and walked to the cashier, I proceeded to tell anyone who o thought was looking at me that “really (was) 21” and trued to show them my ID. You need to do a show on Zima!

May 1st
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Beth Rainwater-sitzer

because we're here, Mr. G. you are inspirational

Apr 30th
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BC

I feel like the Anthropocene Reviewed allows us to reflect upon the good in our own lives. It allows us to appreciate the love we have for each other, and that others have for use. I give it 5 stars.

Apr 30th
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BC

I'm glad to say I do have people in my life like Tod. I have people in my life whose love keeps me going even though we haven't talked in years.

Apr 30th
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Jess Hart

This remains one of my favorite life-affirming podcasts.

Apr 20th
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