16 episodes

Nice Try's second season, Interior, is all about the lifestyle products that have been sold to us over and over, and the promises of domestic self improvement they have made, kept and broken. From Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Nice Try‪!‬ Curbed

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 148 Ratings

Nice Try's second season, Interior, is all about the lifestyle products that have been sold to us over and over, and the promises of domestic self improvement they have made, kept and broken. From Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    The Bidet

    The Bidet

    The bathroom is our most private room in our private homes, devoted to our most private business. And the American bathroom has long contained a stable trinity of fixtures: the toilet, bath, and sink. But is there room for another? This week, the riddle of the Western bathroom and our modern attitudes toward cleanliness—all wrapped up in the mystery of why Americans cannot seem to fully embrace the bidet.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 35 min
    The Mattress

    The Mattress

    Since industrialization, we have developed a convoluted set of cultural rules and etiquette around sleep—which often run counter to our actual, biological needs for sleep. Enter the mattress: a lightning rod for sleep performance, and a tool for modern self-improvement that's as mysterious and necessary as sleep itself.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 38 min
    The Weight

    The Weight

    Fitness trends come and go. But the weight, about as low-tech and simple as it gets, is an anchor in the shifting tides of culture. As workout equipment has become canonized into the realm of home appliances, this heavy metal object aids in our dual—and sometimes conflicting—pursuit of athletics and aesthetics.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 45 min
    The Crock-Pot

    The Crock-Pot

    Countertop kitchen appliances—cookers that range from slow to fast—promise healthier, easier, better ways to feed the body. These gadgets of convenience have raised the standards for how much variety and excitement one can reasonably expect from a meal. But what do we do with the time we've saved?
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 39 min
    The Vacuum

    The Vacuum

    One of the most intimate, necessary, and perhaps loathed activities of the home is cleaning. Who does this work, and how good do we have to be at it? When is it okay to depend on some kind of help? A story of community, labor, and dirt—as told through the lens of the vacuum cleaner.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 30 min
    The Doorbell

    The Doorbell

    The American dream of a suburban house with a white picket fence cordons off the home as a haven, separate from the outside world. This personal, private utopia becomes defined by who gets let in. And that is determined by a device that isn’t often thought of as technology. But it's the first thing that you touch when you enter someone else’s home.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

MoveslikeJager ,

Worth listening to

I want to know more about why communes didn’t work (from the 1960s), from season 2, episode 1. Give me more!!!!! :)

tallpauld ,

Enjoying the series

Listened to the Germania episode and really enjoyed it. It added background to the tour of Tempelhof and other Berlin locations I did a few years ago.

Notmyrealnametoday ,

Enjoyable interviews & histories

I found the content enjoyable but the host a tad self important. A self important podcast host. You don’t say...

Top Podcasts In Arts

You Might Also Like

More by Curbed