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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 Po...Show More


51:06 | Jul 11th, 2019

In 1991, eight people embarked on a two-year experiment to create a completely enclosed, self-sustaining ecosystem in a domed research facility in Arizona. Inside the dome, there was a man-made savann...Show More
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cesarm recommended:

Great episode. I think is the best of the season. I did not know that Steve Brannon was at one time involved in Biosphere2.

36:32 | Jun 27th, 2019

In 1938, Hitler’s chief architect Albert Speer started redesigning Berlin for a New Order, elements of which exist today. The Tempelhof Airport in West Berlin features designs that specifically evoke ...Show More
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emilymcmc recommended:

I love how this episode was reported and researched — fresh and unusual approach to what could have been a simplistic topic.

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37:06 | Jun 20th, 2019

The Oneida Community was founded in upstate New York in 1848 by John Humphrey Noyes, a former theological student who believed that paradise could be found on Earth through nontraditional sexual and f...Show More
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