I’m always blown away at talks or articles that are able to take random moments in history and connect them to the present. One talk I saw that has stuck with me is Ethan Marcotte’s talk at An Event Apart: Austin 2013 called the “The Map & The Territory” (you can watch it on Vimeo). I wonder how great speakers find these moments in history that show the audience how the past can teach us about the future.
Unfortunately I have not learned how to take the time to read about our history. However, I just learned about Nate DiMeo’s podcast, The Memory Palace, because of their inclusion into the Radiotopia family. I’ve made it through 5 episodes and have already learned so much. Go listen if you want to be inspired by the past and figure out how it can change our future. They’re about 5 minutes. You have no excuse not to.