Nice Try!

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Publisher:
Curbed, Vox

Nice Try!

4.9/5

Critic Rating

Nice Try's second season, Interior, is all about the lifestyle products that have been sold to us over and over, and the promises of domestic self improvement they have made, kept and broken. From Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Kat Rooney • PodcastReview.org Dec 15, 2021

"(Season 2) In her husky, measured, and authoritative voice, Trufelman delivers a podcast that is judgment-free, delightfully unabashed, and surprisingly touching. But for all its strengths, the podcast tends to wander at points. Though Trufelman’s zeal for pursuing eccentric storylines is what gives Nice Try! its charm, it can sometimes lead her astray. Still, even the show’s tangents are compelling. …"

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Score: 5

Anna Leszkiewicz • New Statesman Nov 24, 2021

"(Season 2) ...understanding of domestic labour to a number of contemporary gadgets, asking how their development and popularity through time can help us understand work. "

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Score: 5

Aimee Rawlings • Fast Company Oct 13, 2021

"Trufelman is very interested in the idea of private versus public space, and the way we, as Americans, pursue the former at the expense of the latter. Trufelman is hesitant to frame this series as a full indictment of capitalism. This tension will be a through line in the season: These are products that have made our lives better in many ways, even while their marketing machines have contributed to wildly problematic ideas about our work, our bodies, and our homes."

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Score: 5

Alex Shultz • GQ (US) Apr 29, 2020

"Nice Try! is a slightly niche podcast...The utopian adventures on Nice Try! never end in success, but they make for great content."

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