I’m the executive producer of Nice Try!, Curbed’s chart-topping podcast about the perpetual search for utopian living. Cooked up the idea as a way to show that Curbed’s topic areas (places people live, what they care about in those places) are universally appealing. Host Avery Trufelman unearthed eight fascinating attempts—driven by religion, freedom, feminism, white supremacy, commerce, ecology, and Mickey Mouse—to create “perfect” environments. Nice Try!’s season one was recommended by The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, and Vulture, and listed as one of the 10 Best Podcasts of 2019 by Apple Podcasts.
︎ Listen to S1 of Nice Try! on Apple Podcasts
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