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Nice Try!
Avery Trufelman explores stories of people who tried to design a better world — and what happens when those designs don’t go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, is about the perpetual search for the perfect place. From Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
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4.1 stars from 4,311 ratings
For a lot of reasons, utopias are typically seen as taboo subjects with multiple competing sides and dark histories. Avery never shied away from the controversy and presented multiple sides honestly. Well done.
DCWolfe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/17/21
Great but
What’s with the woke lecturing
sonic spangle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/12/21
I loved it! Avery tells each story with a really open mind to what the people involved were hoping to do. I learned about a lot of social experiments I hadn’t heard of before, and I love that it’s focused on the effort to build a perfect place rather than the failures of those places.
franciepanta via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
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