The Anthropocene Reviewed

Capacity for Wonder and Sunsets

23:38 | Oct 31st, 2019

9 recommendations

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


jossbiggins recommended:Dec 9th, 2019

"aesthetic beauty is as much about how and whether you look - as what you see, from Cork to the supernova the wonders do not seise It is our attentiveness that is in short supply " " It is the lack of capacity, and willingness to do the work that awe requires. " However - I’m quite fond of our...Show More

write2tg recommended:May 25th

I often find myself drawn to the ‘ordinary’ like cherry blossoms in the spring, maple leaves in the fall, the crashing of waves on a hot summer day and the sounds of birds chirping at dusk. Yes, sunsets may be cliched beauty to some, but every sunset reminds me of how small I am in the scheme of thi...Show More

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
💡 Educational
💪 Inspirational

mmMay 25th

@write2tg One of my fave episodes of all time.

phocks recommended:Jun 12th

Yeah this is good. It's almost a little TOO good!

I thought this episode was:

💛 Honest
📝 Well-written

mmJun 12th

@phocks One of my all time faves!

rmmiller364 recommended:Jun 13th

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story
😢 Moving

mm recommended:Nov 25th, 2019

This was such a beautiful podcast on the capacity of human for wonder and beauty. In a mere twenty minutes, it covers why the Great Gatsby is loved and scorned as an American classic, why the sun is essential for life yet we turn away from it, the beauty of something as vast as sunsets and something...Show More

mmNov 25th, 2019

Thanks @mavislightyear for the echo for this! Loved this episode so much.

mmNov 25th, 2019

@aliceko @jossbiggins @steverio - I think you all will enjoy this podcast episode about humanity’s capacity for wonder, beauty, and sunsets.

mavislightyearNov 26th, 2019

@mm cheers😊

jossbigginsNov 26th, 2019

@mm love it! Thank you for the reco! Added to the list I’ll make sure to leave some notes when I finish!