8 episodes

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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    • 3.8, 2.5K 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

3.8 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

ben12065 ,

Love it

Great stories and very likable host.

goldenes ,

Suffers from presentism

I love the concept but echo some of the other less rosy reviews here. The host seems pretty unaware of historical context, and there’s a big dose of identity politics at play. She gives herself away when she says Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s was “written by the straightest person ever.” To her credit she allows the expert to correct that, at least briefly. I don’t expect her to know all the ins and outs of these stories, but would love this show a lot more if it was less narrated by someone with an agenda and more heavily based on interviews with experts. But that’s probably just the patriarchy tricking me and using me as a tool. (Yeah...I am indeed a woman.)

Sasha917 ,

So good

Fantastic, lots of interesting info and perspectives.

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