Build For Tomorrow

By Jason Feifer

Want to future-proof your life and career? 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 how to be more optimistic about tomorrow. (The was previously called Pessimists Archive.)

  1. 1.
    Simple Pleasures Aren’t Simple (See: Knitting)
    46:50
  2. 2.
    The Not-Boring Truth About Boredom
    43:41
  3. 3.
    Yes, Talk to Strangers!
    45:58
  4. 4.
    Why Covid Nostalgia Is… Good?
    47:55
  5. 5.
    You Are Not “Addicted” To Technology
    1:03:34
  6. 6.
    How To Live Like Ancient Royalty
    52:36
  7. 7.
    Everyone Is Wrong About Participation Trophies
    48:30
  8. 8.
    The Surprising Importance of To-Go Cocktails
    47:52
  1. 9.
    When Exactly Were "The Good Old Days"?
    1:01:40
  2. 10.
    Did Pessimists Archive Change Its Name? Yes!
    5:19
  3. 11.
    Do We Lose Skills Because of Technology?
    51:55
  4. 12.
    How to Communicate With the Future
    48:14
  5. 13.
    The Most Important Podcast of Our Lifetime!
    50:34
  6. 14.
    224 Years of Election Hacking
    45:54
  7. 15.
    Your Fork Is A Sign That You Think For Yourself
    41:28
  8. 16.
    Why New Technology Always Seems Scary
    51:02
  9. 17.
    The Mystery of the Shared Earbuds
    48:06
  10. 18.
    Why We Hate Being Told What To Do
    42:47
  11. 19.
    The Good That Comes From A Pandemic
    47:48
  12. 20.
    How Natural Is "Natural"?
    46:46
  13. 21.
    Why We Really Celebrate Our Birthdays
    44:47
  14. 22.
    Can Tech Physically Change Your Face?
    51:31
  15. 23.
    Teddy Bears Are History's Most Subversive Toy
    48:36
  16. 24.
    You're Vain and That's OK!
    53:18
  17. 25.
    Should Roads Be For Cars?
    48:09
  18. 26.
    The Man Who Nearly Destroyed Comic Books
    48:55
  19. 27.
    How the Elevator Shaped Our World
    43:27
  20. 28.
    There's Nothing Wrong With Kids These Days
    46:31
  21. 29.
    Every New Dance Used To Be Scandalous
    40:44
  22. 30.
    The Scandalous Internet of the 1800s
    46:15
  23. 31.
    Shop Local? Be Thankful for Chain Stores
    40:02
  24. 32.
    When Novels Were A "Bad Influence"
    42:22
  25. 33.
    Overcoming Our Fear of the Underground
    26:37
  26. 34.
    Margarine: A Cautionary Tale of Stupid Laws
    41:36
  27. 35.
    Even Thomas Edison Got Things Wrong
    43:41
  28. 36.
    Corrupting the Youth With Pinball
    32:17
  29. 37.
    Coffee: The Original Controversial Drug
    30:31
  30. 38.
    Where the Anti-Vax Movement Came From
    27:10
  31. 39.
    Why Games Like Chess Are Threatening
    24:25
  32. 40.
    Bicycles Were A Misogynist's Nightmare
    33:57
  33. 41.
    The British Used to Hate Umbrellas
    22:15
  34. 42.
    The First Self-Driving Car Was A Horse
    28:23
  35. 43.
    The Day the Music Died (And Was Reborn)
    34:56
  36. 44.
    When Exactly Were "The Good Old Days"?
    34:33
  37. 45.
    Wearing A Walkman Was Illegal
    24:03

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