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The Anthropocene Reviewed

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)
The Anthropocene Reviewed

Description

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

Link: www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anthropocene-reviewed

Episodes

Capacity for Wonder and Sunsets

Oct 31, 2019 23:38

Description:

John Green reviews humanity’s capacity for wonder and sunsets.

QWERTY Keyboard and the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō

Sep 26, 2019 23:20

Description:

John Green reviews the QWERTY keyboard layout and a bird species called the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō.

Hot Dog Eating Contest and Chemotherapy

Aug 29, 2019 25:09

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John Green reviews a hot dog eating contest and chemotherapy. 

Air Conditioning and Sycamore Trees

Jul 25, 2019 23:40

Description:

John Green reviews air conditioning and sycamore trees.

Gray Aliens and Rock Paper Scissors

Jun 27, 2019 22:16

Description:

John Green reviews Rock, Paper, Scissors and the little gray aliens that humans began imagining—or possibly seeing—in the early 20th century.

Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Stickers and the Indianapolis 500

May 30, 2019 22:41

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John Green reviews scratch ‘n’ sniff stickers and the Indianapolis 500.

Prom and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment

Apr 25, 2019 19:11

Description:

John Green reviews the teenage celebration known as prom and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment.

The Hall of Presidents and New Partner

Mar 28, 2019

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John Green reviews the Hall of Presidents and the song "New Partner" by Palace Music. 

Velociraptors and Harvey

Feb 28, 2019 20:26

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John Green reviews velociraptors and the 1950 film Harvey.

Indianapolis and Love at First Sight

Jan 31, 2019 22:05

Description:

John Green reviews Indianapolis and love at first sight.

Teddy Bears and Penalty Shootouts

Dec 27, 2018 24:47

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John Green reviews teddy bears and penalty shootouts.

Tetris and the Seed Potatoes of Leningrad

Nov 15, 2018 22:46

Description:

John Green reviews the video game Tetris and the seed potatoes of Leningrad.

A Word From John

Nov 8, 2018 5:37

Description:

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.

Pennies and Piggly Wiggly

Oct 25, 2018 21:28

Description:

John Green reviews an ostensible form of currency and a grocery store chain.

Whispering and the Weather

Sep 27, 2018 19:16

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John Green reviews an unvoiced way of speaking and the state of the atmosphere. Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this episode: brilliant.org/anthro

The Yips and CNN

Aug 30, 2018 20:12

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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

Lascaux Paintings and the Taco Bell Breakfast Menu

Jun 28, 2018 17:50

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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

Hawaiian Pizza and Viral Meningitis

May 31, 2018 20:34

Description:

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

Super Mario Kart and the Bonneville Salt Flats

Apr 26, 2018 17:46

Description:

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

Googling Strangers and Kentucky Bluegrass

Mar 28, 2018 18:42

Description:

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

Halley's Comet and Cholera

Feb 21, 2018 18:36

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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

Canada Geese and Diet Dr Pepper

Jan 29, 2018 16:44

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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