Failed Utopia

This is a podcast about utopian ideas and paradise lost. We look at utopian concepts from the past, present and future, as well as utopian societies and communes, which promise the world to eager followers but inevitably fail when it all starts to unravel. Some of these utopias just fall apart, while others devolve into true horrors and even brutal cults. I’ll break down what these groups’ leaders were thinking, what attracted their devotees in the first place, and how it all went wrong. 


Tenacious Unicorn Ranch
Show Details16min 7s
Love Has Won
Show Details1hr
Great Eleven
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Weimar Republic
Show Details30min 49s
The Nation of Yahweh
Show Details48min 35s
The Narcotic Farm
Show Details37min 24s
The Leopard Society
Show Details35min 30s
Republic of Minerva
Show Details17min 58s
Bonus Episode: Valentine's Day
Show Details19min 1s
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Heaven's Gate
Show Details1hr 1min
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Bonus Episode: Holiday Special!
Show Details11min 53s
Naked in the Woods
Show Details28min 33s
Oneida Community
Show Details20min 42s
Disney World
Show Details27min 36s
Bonus Episode: Jonestown Survivors
Show Details12min 40s
Jonestown Part 2
Show Details34min 32s
Jonestown Part 1
Show Details32min 31s
Findhorn Ecovillage
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