21 episodes

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.

Pessimists Archive Podcast PessimistsArc

    • Technology
    • 4.8, 194 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

imagodei20 ,

Always worth a listen

One of the fastest podcasts I click on when there is a new episode because the research behind each episode never fails to deliver! Appreciate the perspective you give me on the pessimists among us

Run Forest Run!!! 🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽 ,

Well Done!

I’m very picky in my consumption of Podcasts. But I must say, this is a well researched and informative show. And as far as I can tell has no political leanings which in it of itself is refreshing. Keep up the good work. Big thanks to sports show host Jason Martin for the recommendation

toddw2 ,

Binged it!

A friend recommended this to me and I’ve binged all the existing episodes in just a few days of commuting to/from work. All my other podcasts are on hold until I’m caught up on this. Really, really interesting stuff.

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