“The Sixth Mass Extinction” is the most inventive and entertaining podcast in a long, long time. The topic – the biodiversity crisis that man has caused – is deeply serious, but the podcast is full of humor and irony. This is not necessarily a paradox: “The Sixth Mass Extinction” is a prime example that humor is not only used to smooth out but also to make people pay attention.
An older male narrator with a crisp voice, great authority, and varied tone (Karsten Pharao) takes the floor and begins to speak almost immediately to the individual listener, whom he addresses with a condescending “little man”.
He makes it clear that he knows our kind: Such a small person is probably in doubt about what is going on.