Pessimists Archive Podcast

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 pessimistsarchive@gmail.com, and website is pessimists.co.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 34m. Bisher sind 20 Folge(n) erschienen.
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Comic Books


In the 1950s, America declared war on the comic b…


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Elevator


The elevator has had a lot of ups and downs. (Sor…


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 2019-06-20  41m
 
 

Kids These Days


Kids! They’re lazy, narcissistic, and disrespectf…


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 2019-05-15  45m
 
 

The Waltz


Why are new dances always so scandalous? Grinding…


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 2019-04-22  39m
 
 

Telegraph


“We are in great haste to construct a magnetic te…


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 2019-03-07  45m
 
 

Chain Stores


When a frothy American congressman wanted to make…


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 2019-02-08  39m
 
 

The Novel


Novels are to entertainment what orange juice is …


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 2018-10-15  39m
 
 

The Subway


“A big humbug” -- that’s how one critic described…


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 2018-08-06  26m
 
 

Margarine


Whatever you think you know of margarine, put tha…


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 2018-06-18  41m
 
 

Electricity


As electricity began to light our world, resistan…


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 2018-04-09  43m
 
 
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