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The Anthropocene Reviewed

Author: Complexly, John Green

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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
34 Episodes
Preorder The Anthropocene Reviewed book, out May 18, 2021: 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 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 EventWith special guest Ashley C. FordFor every ticket purchased, $2 will be donated to Partners In Health. $1 is included in the ticket price, and my publisher Dutton will match every $1.



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. 
John Green reviews the podcast The Anthropocene Reviewed.
John Green reviews mortification and civilization.
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.
John Green reviews 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


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 two sensorial wonders: 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. 
Comments (202)


I'm so, so glad for listening to you again <3 As always, this podcast offered me an intimate and profound perspective about our history, shared experiences and the challenges of the construction and spread of knowledge and technology around the world. Thank you!

May 5th


I’m so glad this podcast is back (for a little while)! I love this show.

Apr 29th

John Miltenberger

lmao you dead

Apr 21st

Nina Martens

This podcast is amazingg, thank you soo muchh John!!

Mar 20th

Rebecca MA

Need to pre-order the book

Jan 14th

Paulo Francisco

Hello, Mr. Green! I'd like to know when you are coming back with the podcast! I miss it!

Dec 4th


Is this amazing podcast going to continue? - I hope.

Nov 16th
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Jessie Parham

I will miss this show very much.

Sep 24th

Utkarsha D

i like the ads as much as the show.

Sep 24th
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Michael N Jen Sherrill

Thank you for the inspiring words.

Sep 7th


Thank you so much John. ❤️

Sep 1st

Kiaya Neibaur

Thank you for this amazing podcast.

Sep 1st

Jason Chao

Thank you

Aug 30th

Mikey Scallywags

That was a beautiful summation and I pray you come back soon with more, I wonder in the mean time if you could choose another author to carry on the show in your absence, I suggest Jonathan saffron foer or Bill bryson.

Aug 29th

Tom K

Thank you for letting us in, it was good while it lasted

Aug 29th

Alexander Lowe

While I'm sad to see it go for now, I would rather have the show being written from a place of sincerety and passion than out of obligation. I hope to see it return someday but desire, health, and passion must come first. Thank you for all you've done so far John as well as all the people who edit and help make it possible.

Aug 28th


2020 really is the worst year ever. Now this is leaving me too?

Aug 27th
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Hunter Putnam

I've devastated. I've only just discovered this podcast. You've actually inspired me to start writing. Take care of yourself, I'm glad to hear you won't be spreading yourself too thin any more. I'll await your return.

Aug 27th

Kaumudi H

I was starting to feel pretty bummed out when I heard that the show was winding to a close for the time being - John mentioned in the comments section of his latest YT video that there would be an important TAR announcement this week, so I figured that this was it. But, but! AHHH! I jumped up & down in my chair and punched the air with both fists when I got to the/actual/ announcement at 18:31. Yes! YES!!! I'm beyond excited for this collection, and I'm also looking forward to buying multiple copies of it to gift my friends and family as well. (Though I seem unable to find the link to pre-order a copy for myself anywhere...) As most of TAR episodes inevitably end up doing, this one also brought tears to my eyes, especially when you talked about falling in love with the world. Now I'm sitting here feeling all of the feels smack dab in the middle of the day! But I'm grateful for that. Thank you, John. Thank you so, so much. 💛 God luck with finishing the book! 💛 💛 💛 And as always, DFTBA!

Aug 27th

J •

finally the has come when john goes meta.😂

Aug 27th
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