Pessimists Archive Podcast
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The best antidote to fear of the new is looking back at fear of the old. That's what we do each episode: We travel back in time, exploring why people freaked out over a new technology. Then we try to understand why that unfounded fear continues to repeat itself today, only in slightly different forms. Pessimists Archive was created by Louis Anslow, and the podcast is hosted by Jason Feifer. Follow us on Twitter at @pessimistsarc.
||CleanCoffee||For 500 years, a succession of kings, sultans, an…||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVaccinations||“One might suppose that the popular prejudice aga…||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChess||For as long as chess has been around -- and we’re…||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBicycle||When the bicycle debuted in the 1800s, it was bla…||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUmbrella||In the 1750s, a London man took to the streets ho…||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHorseless Carriage||When the car began replacing the horse, pessimist…||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecorded Music||In the early 1900s, recorded music was accused of…||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Good Old Days||When exactly were the good ol’ days? In this new …||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Walkman||Travel back to the 80s with us, where the portabl…||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
right on spot.
finally, a thought-y podcast. "fear of the new." brilliant. keep making this happen, pessimists.
I was stoked to see my favorite Twitter account (@pessimistsarc) doing a podcast! Loved the first one. Can't wait for another. If you haven't subscribed and listened you should, these guys are great.
So happy it's here.
I've been a HUGE fan of the twitter feed for awhile now, but it's so great to finally be able to listen to full length stories. I'm so excited for more episodes!!