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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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    • Arts
    • 3.7, 1.6K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

brettholomew ,

Great podcast... but not for adults

This podcast is well-structured, informative and high energy.

I think this would be a great show to introduce teenagers or maybe college students to the odd and/or under-represented corners of history.

As someone in my 30’s I found the tone to be a little too childish and cloying for my taste.

KIVrules ,

I love history

I have always loved history but this is a whole nother way to look at it. My friend and I had to write a distopian novel and it was actually cool because we get to make people see that everything isn’t what it seems.

__Jessie__ ,

History lovers with a fascination for the obscure, give this a try!

Conversational, interesting, and manages to present some of the more seedy or scandalous facets of the actualization of what we believe, in their extreme manifestations. Fascinating. If you like history but find other podcasts dry or hard to get through, give this one a try! The only history podcast I can consistently listen to in its entirety. The narrator/interviewer’s voice is pleasant, lively and keeps the story engaging when the facts alone aren’t. Also cannot think of a more timely podcast, one that I find to be relevant to our current world.

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