Animal

Publisher:
The New York Times

Animal

5.0/5

Critic Rating

In a broken world, what can we gain by looking another animal in the eye? Join the writer Sam Anderson on a six-part, round-the-world journey in search of an answer.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lucy White • Irish Independent Jul 4, 2024

"Sam Anderson grabs our attention from the start...Anderson’s storytelling is delightful as he celebrates dogs, wolves, puffins, manatees, ferrets and bats and explores why they’re equally important to ecosystems and humankind."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Jun 23, 2024

"Anderson is an engaging, heart-on-sleeve host, seeking out connections with animals and reflecting on his belief...within these sweet, meditative stories, he never loses sight of a darker truth: that no matter our love or fascination with other species, it is we who threaten their survival."

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Score: 5

Devin • Podstack Jun 21, 2024

"Animal is so unsuspecting. The sound design is thoughtful, the writing is heartfelt and humourous, and you’re left wondering why so many of us grew out of being fascinated by animals."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Jun 3, 2024

"It’s a very personal audio tour of the animal world, with episodes containing audio of Sam’s adventures, his own storytelling that I love so so much because he’s so so good, and lessons on life that aren’t preachy or annoying. The writing is sharp and specific and certain moments have stuck with me. The music is beautiful."

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Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery May 27, 2024

"Animal is simple. Everything about it is minimal – from the premise all the way down to episode descriptions, and that's where it all really starts to make for a compelling listen."

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