The Anthropocene Reviewed

The Anthropocene Reviewed

www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/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)


Notes App and Sports Rivalries
Nov 27 • 22 min
John Green reviews the Notes app and the strange phenomenon of sports rivalries.
Capacity for Wonder and Sunsets
Oct 31 • 23 min
John Green reviews humanity’s capacity for wonder and sunsets.
QWERTY Keyboard and the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō
Sep 26 • 23 min
John Green reviews the QWERTY keyboard layout and a bird species called the Kauaʻi ʻōʻō.
Hot Dog Eating Contest and Chemotherapy
Aug 29 • 25 min
John Green reviews a hot dog eating contest and chemotherapy.
Air Conditioning and Sycamore Trees
Jul 25 • 23 min
John Green reviews air conditioning and sycamore trees.
Gray Aliens and Rock Paper Scissors
Jun 27 • 22 min
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 • 22 min
John Green reviews two sensorial wonders: scratch ‘n’ sniff stickers and the Indianapolis 500.
Prom and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment
Apr 25 • 19 min
John Green reviews the teenage celebration known as prom and the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment.
The Hall of Presidents and New Partner
Mar 28
John Green reviews the Hall of Presidents and the song “New Partner” by Palace Music.
Velociraptors and Harvey
Feb 28 • 20 min
John Green reviews velociraptors and the 1950 film Harvey.
Indianapolis and Love at First Sight
Jan 31 • 22 min
John Green reviews Indianapolis and love at first sight.
Teddy Bears and Penalty Shootouts
Dec 27, 2018 • 24 min
John Green reviews teddy bears and penalty shootouts.
Tetris and the Seed Potatoes of Leningrad
Nov 15, 2018 • 22 min
John Green reviews the video game Tetris and the seed potatoes of Leningrad.
A Word From John
Nov 8, 2018 • 5 min
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)…
Pennies and Piggly Wiggly
Oct 25, 2018 • 21 min
John Green reviews an ostensible form of currency and a grocery store chain.
Whispering and the Weather
Sep 27, 2018 • 19 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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 min
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