55 episodes

Want to take control of the future? In each episode of this podcast, Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer takes something that seems concerning or confusing today, and then learns its surprising history, what important things we’re missing, and the solutions that can make us smarter and better. (The show was previously called Pessimists Archive.)

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Want to take control of the future? In each episode of this podcast, Entrepreneur magazine editor in chief Jason Feifer takes something that seems concerning or confusing today, and then learns its surprising history, what important things we’re missing, and the solutions that can make us smarter and better. (The show was previously called Pessimists Archive.)

    To Save Barbie, They Had to Change Her

    To Save Barbie, They Had to Change Her

    Barbie sales were plummeting. A new leader had a vision: The doll needed to be “a reflection of our times.” But how do you make something more modern? In this episode, we learn how Barbie took some big risks — and then take a trip through toy history, to discover just how much our toys say about ourselves.

    The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at www.jasonfeifer.com/book

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    • 45 min
    Teddy Bears Are History’s Most Subversive Toy (Classic)

    Teddy Bears Are History’s Most Subversive Toy (Classic)

    The teddy bear: Is it cute and cuddly, or a “horrible monstrosity” that’ll destroy humanity? In 1907, many people feared the worst — that this new toy would ruin young girls’ developing maternal instincts, and lead us to a terrible fate. This is the story of how the teddy bear changed us all… and how we then changed the bear.

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    • 48 min
    All the Fun Facts You Have Wrong!

    All the Fun Facts You Have Wrong!

    Our brains are full of fun facts: the memory span of a goldfish, Marie Antoinette’s famous words, the vomitoriums of Rome, and more. But what if it’s all wrong? In this episode, I debunk more than a dozen common misconceptions and then ask: Why do we remember misinformation so easily? And is there a better way to learn?

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    • 46 min
    The Four-Day Workweek Is Here

    The Four-Day Workweek Is Here

    The four-day workweek was once just an experiment. Now it’s regular life for many people. So what’s that like? In this episode, we look at the good, the bad, the reason our workweek evolved the way it did, and what it’ll take to get everyone else another day off.

    The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at jasonfeifer.com/book

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    Website: jasonfeifer.com
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    • 40 min
    Real Ways to Predict the Future

    Real Ways to Predict the Future

    Do you wish you could predict the future? Not in a street-corner psychic kind of way, but in a more personal, meaningful way. How can you know what’s coming, and to know what decisions you should make? To answer that, we talk to many experts — including the head of a group called the Superforecasters! — who explain how to do just that.

    The “Build For Tomorrow” book is almost here! Grab your copy at jasonfeifer.com/book

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    Website: jasonfeifer.com
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    • 49 min
    The Climate Problem We Can Solve Now

    The Climate Problem We Can Solve Now

    Climate change is described as a “generational battle,” in which young people care and older people don’t. But this is a perfect example of how we think about generations all wrong — and that has big consequences. If we can drop our assumptions about generational divides, we might just have a shot at solving some of the world’s most urgent problems.

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    • 40 min

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