Pessimists Archive
Pessimists Archive
Pessimists Archive
Society & Culture, Technology

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Pessimists Archive is a history show about why people resist new things. Each episode looks at the moment that something new was introduced, and we try to understand why it freaked everyone out, and how people came to accept it. The show is created like a deep, rich documentary—it is highly produced, with many voices and interviews woven throughout, and narrated in a fast-paced and fun way.

We've been featured in many publications and podcasts, including Slate, the Washington Post, Entrepre
neur, and Radiolab. Our audience is very engaged and influential. We're especially loved in the tech and startup community, and our show also reaches policy-makers and influencers. Fans of the show include the chairman of the FCC, the op-ed editor of the Washington Post, and top CEOs and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley.

We're a perfect show to align with if you're looking to reach change-oriented people. Our audience believes in progress and making the world better, and is eager to embrace new ideas and new solutions.

Podcast Information

About the Host
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Host Name: Jason Feifer
Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and host of two podcasts: Pessimists Archive, a history show about why people resist new things, and Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business. He has been an editor at Men's Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston magazine, and has written about business and technology for the Washington Post, Slate, New York, and others. His novel Mr. Nice Guy, which he wrote with his wife, is currently being developed for television. Jason lives in Brooklyn.
Average Episode Length
20 Minutes - 1 Hour
technology, business, history, education, books, comedy, entrepreneurship
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