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Nice Try!
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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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Episodes

Are You Sleeping?

Sleep is at the core of our survival. So why aren’t we better at it? What happens when we don’t... more

31 May 2022 · 21 minutes
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
Biosphere 2: The Theater of Utopia

In 1991, eight people embarked on a two-year experiment to create a completely enclosed, self-sustaining ecosystem in a domed research... more

11 Jul 2019 · 51 minutes
Germania: Architecture in a Fascist Utopia

In 1938, Hitler’s chief architect Albert Speer started redesigning Berlin for a New Order, elements of which exist today. The... more

27 Jun 2019 · 36 minutes
Oneida: Utopia, LLC

The Oneida Community was founded in upstate New York in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes, a former theological student who... more

20 Jun 2019 · 37 minutes
Levittown/Concord Park: Utopia in Our Backyard

Suburban developments built in the 1950s were idyllic communities and gave many people their first opportunity at home ownership, but... more

13 Jun 2019 · 34 minutes
Chandigarh: The Modernist Utopia

Following the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned famed architect Le Corbusier to... more

06 Jun 2019 · 38 minutes
Jamestown: Utopia for Whom

Most people today know the story of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, from the story of Pocahontas... more

30 May 2019 · 39 minutes
Introducing: Utopian

Explore the hidden stories behind how we design the world we live in, and what we can learn when those... more

04 May 2019 · 2 minutes
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Following the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru commissioned famed architect Le Corbusier to design the... more