We like to say that things were better before. But... what year was that, exactly? Join me on a trip through history, as we return to every supposed "golden age" to find out just how golden it was. Then we answer the big question: Is nostalgia useful or harmful, and how do we make people more excited for tomorrow?
This is a full remake of our classic 2016 episode, now with lots more insights and history!
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You’ve heard the story: Young people got “participation trophies” as kids, and it taught them to be entitled, lazy workers. But here’s what you haven’t heard: Participation trophies are 100 years old, and for most of that time, they were considered a good thing. Here’s the real story of how these...
You can learn a lot from a simple margarita… because when you take one home from a restaurant in America, you’re participating in a change that was hundreds of years in the making. In this episode, we dig deep into how cocktails-to-go became suddenly legal (and why they were once illegal in the...
This podcast was called Pessimists Archive. Now it's called Build For Tomorrow.
Why? Because this show is optimistic — and it needed a name that reflected that. It's the same show you love, now with a name that loves you back.
Ready to help spread optimism? Here are some things you can do: