Pessimists Archive Podcast
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Why do people keep resisting new things? That’s the question Pessimists Archive tries to answer. In each episode, we travel back in time to the moment that a new technology or innovation was introduced—something that today we think of as totally commonplace!—and we explore why everyone was freaking out about it. Our hope is this: By seeing how repetitive and often silly yesterday's fears were, we can begin to defang today’s fears as well. Pessimists Archive is hosted by Jason Feifer. Follow us on Twitter at @pessimistsarc, which is run by Louis Anslow. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and website is pessimists.co.
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||CleanChain Stores||When a frothy American congressman wanted to make…||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Novel||Novels are to entertainment what orange juice is …||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subway||“A big humbug” -- that’s how one critic described…||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMargarine||Whatever you think you know of margarine, put tha…||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElectricity||As electricity began to light our world, resistan…||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPinball||Pinball was banned from the 1940s to 1970s in man…||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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|
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Looking forward to more episodes. A very specific subject with a ton of material and important lessons. Love it.
A podcast with 20/20 hindsight, telling entertaining stories.
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!!