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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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Ratings & Reviews
3.9 stars from 3,114 ratings
Stunning reality
As a librarian I know Dystopian lit is a very popular genre with my patrons. I find this podcast so well done and insightful! The magic and pursuit of Utopias all gone wrong. Great production amazing derp dives in obscure historical facts about well known and lesser known “perfect societies”! Ism...Read full review »
kocb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
Well done! Really interesting subject matter. I have read the negative reviews, and it would appear that they are written by white men who can’t handle their privilege
Karinaner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/21/19
Love it
Ignore the other review, this podcast is great and super interesting.
Jennn52 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/19/19
Recent Episodes
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Published 08/15/19
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