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Nice Try's second season, Interior, is all about the lifestyle products that have been sold to us over and over, and the... more

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The Keeper

On this season of Nice Try, we’ve asked why we bring certain goods into our homes. What kinds of utopia... more

02 Dec 2021 · 39 minutes
The Bidet

The bathroom is our most private room in our private homes, devoted to our most private business. And the American... more

18 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
The Mattress

Since industrialization, we have developed a convoluted set of cultural rules and etiquette around sleep—which often run counter to our... more

11 Nov 2021 · 38 minutes
The Weight

Fitness trends come and go. But the weight, about as low-tech and simple as it gets, is an anchor in the... more

04 Nov 2021 · 45 minutes
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... more

28 Oct 2021 · 39 minutes
The Vacuum

One of the most intimate, necessary, and perhaps loathed activities of the home is cleaning. Who does this work, and... more

21 Oct 2021 · 30 minutes
The Doorbell

The American dream of a suburban house with a white picket fence cordons off the home as a haven, separate... more

14 Oct 2021 · 43 minutes
Season 2: Interior

Nice Try's second season, Interior, interrogates the lifestyle technologies and products that determine the ways we clean, cook, exercise, and... more

07 Oct 2021 · 2 minutes
Disney World: Celebrating Utopia

Before she began writing for the New York Times, or visiting glitter factories and the Royal Wedding, Caity Weaver grew... more

15 Aug 2019 · 46 minutes
Herland: Reimagine Utopia

What have all of the utopias we've covered so far had in common? They were all largely driven by the... more

18 Jul 2019 · 36 minutes
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