Revisionist History

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Subscribers: 38761
Reviews: 69


 Oct 14, 2021
hit and miss. some fascinating episodes but other ones that feel like just filling time

limped along until s06
 Aug 9, 2021
The uncritical credulous fawning in the beginning of the Waymo episode finally made me realize I was wasting time with this show. This guy is supposed to think critically and falls for the techno hype? Whatever. I've got better things to do

Harvinder
 May 21, 2021
Season 1 was great but now Mr. Gladwell has run out of ideas. Now each episode is less interesting than the previous one. To add insult injury of the listeners, he has significantly increased advertisements. I am now unsubscribing


 May 13, 2021

longbtime listener
 Apr 28, 2021
such virtue signalling halfwittery. unsub and deleted. goodbye

Description

Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

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Teaser: The Compromises of Al Levitt
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In this month’s subscriber-only episode, a look at the complicated and possibly cursed career of Helen Levitt’s other half. This is a sneak peek at the second in our series of subscriber episodes. To hear the rest, subscribe to PushNik by visiting our show page in Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 14, 2021
Revisionist History Presents: Climate Change Despondency is Solvable
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Solvable Host Ronald Young Jr. sits down with Malcolm Gladwell to talk about climate change: the power of individual choices, cultural shifts and what to expect from the business sector too.  Meaningful climate action requires thoughtful engagement from across all sectors, regions, nations -- from all of us. Check out these recent Solvable episodes for additional solutions and for ways that you can get involved. Destructive Agriculture is Solvable with Rachel Stroer Wildfire Ignition is Solvable with Eric Appel The Lack of Basic Sanitation in the United States is Solvable with Catherine Coleman Flowers The Slow Regrowth of Vulnerable Coral Reefs is Solvable with Sarah Hamlyn Fighting Climate Change Through Incentivized Prizes and Innovation with Anousheh Ansari Making Transportation Systems Eco-friendly is a Solvable Problem with Laura Schewel  Addiction to Fossil Fuels is Solvable with Bill McKibben Executive Producer, Mia Lobel Managing Producer, Sachar Mathias Senior Producer, Jocelyn Frank  Researcher, David Zha Booking by Lisa Dunn Very special thanks to Royston Beserve, Heather Fain, Nicole Morano, Carly Migliori, Eric Sandler and Maggie Taylor. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 29, 2021
At The Movies with Some of My Best Friends Are...
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Introducing Pushkin's newest show, Some of My Best Friends Are...hosted by Khalil Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in '80s. Khalil and Ben invite listeners into their conversations about the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. Mixing anecdotes, entertaining storytelling, and thoughtful debate, Some of My Best Friends Are... helps listeners make sense of a deeply divided country. In this episode, Khalil and Ben look back at two classic Interracial Buddy Films: 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. They ask: How did these films and others like them shape a generation of moviegoers' views on racism and law enforcement? What did they say about being white and Black men of the time? Listen to more episodes of Some of My Best Friends Are... at http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/revisionistbestfriends Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little Mermaid Series
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Malcolm revives his Little Mermaid darlings while the editor is away. The first of a series of four bonus episodes. To receive all four, subscribe to PushNik, a subscription program available exclusively through Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2021
The Dog Will See You Now
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If recent times have shown us anything, it’s that many problems can not be fixed by humans alone. In the season 6 finale, Revisionist History turns to another species for a little help. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 26, 2021
A Serious Game
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The best way to prepare for the unexpected may not be to make plans, or predictions, but to play games. Revisionist History explores imaginary worlds and the people who love finding out what they don’t know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 19, 2021
Laundry Done Right
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Is there a right way to do your laundry? Of course there is. A long look at the science of cleaning your clothes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 12, 2021
Little Mermaid Part 3: Honestly Ever After
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Revisionist History presents: The Little Mermaid...our way. The grand finale of our three-part series. Featuring the voices of Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Dax Shepard, Brit Marling, and many more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 02, 2021
Little Mermaid Part 2: The Fairytale Twist
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The quest to revise The Little Mermaid continues. This week, we call in the experts. Part two of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 29, 2021
Little Mermaid Part 1: The Golden Contract
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Revisionist History takes on The Little Mermaid: a deep dive into a world where merpeople present us with a series of vexing moral conundrums. Part one of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 22, 2021
The Judgment of Helen Levitt
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Helen Slote Levitt was on her way to the good life in 1950s Hollywood. Then one day, her name appeared on a list. The story of an ordinary woman whose world was upended by extraordinary times. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 15, 2021
Project Dillard
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A historically Black university in New Orleans is beloved by everyone – except the US News best colleges rankings. We hack our way back into the algorithm and show how Dillard University can rise to the top. Part two of a two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 08, 2021
Lord of the Rankings
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For 30 years, US News & World Report has been using a secret formula to rank the best colleges and universities in the United States. As a public service to our listeners, we hack the algorithm and discover the dirty little secret of the rankings game. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 01, 2021
I Love You Waymo
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Revisionist History travels to Phoenix, Arizona to learn about the future of the automobile. It’s not what you think. It’s much better. Warning: Some of the actions depicted in this episode are dangerous. Do not imitate Malcolm!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 24, 2021
Presenting: Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi
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Presenting a sneak peek of Pushkin’s newest show, Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi. On Be Antiracist, Dr. Kendi discusses policies and practices that sustain injustice in our society, and how we can dismantle racism to build a just, equitable world. To kick off the season, Malcolm called up Dr. Kendi for a conversation on racism, bridging divides, and the power of podcasting. Stay tuned after their conversation for an excerpt of an upcoming episode featuring economic and social policy expert Heather C. McGhee. Dr. Kendi and McGhee discuss the “zero sum” world view, and what racism really costs us as a society. To hear more Be Antiracist, visit http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/gladwellkendi Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 09, 2021
Introducing Revisionist History Season Six
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The sixth season of Revisionist History is underway, and Malcolm’s finally out of the house. We play chicken with cars, war games with wonks, and travel deep under the sea. Season six of Revisionist History launches June 24th from Pushkin Industries.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 03, 2021
Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant
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Whenever Malcolm and Adam Grant cross paths on the book tour circuit, it's always a good time. Here are pieces of two conversations from Clubhouse: one about Malcolm's The Bomber Mafia and another about Adam's Think Again. Find out more at bombermafia.com and adamgrant.net. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 28, 2021
Presenting: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell
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Season 5 of Revisionist History included four episodes on the rise of air power during the Second World War. Listeners met Air Force generals Haywood Hansell and Curtis LeMay and heard about the birth of napalm and the firebombing of Tokyo. Malcolm couldn't get that story out of his mind, and so he built an entirely new audiobook around it. The Bomber Mafia. The Bomber Mafia thought they could re-invent war, in part because of a reclusive genius named Carl Norden. In this excerpt, you hear more about him and his game changing invention, the Norden Bombsight. If you loved those episodes, you'll be in history heaven with The Bomber Mafia. It features more archival footage, new writing, and enhanced scoring. It's a totally new experience. Purchase the audiobook at www.bombermafia.com, and you'll receive a free Listener's Guide featuring new commentary from Malcolm. Print and ebook editions available wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 27, 2021
Bonus: Return to the 404
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We're back in Atlanta - this week with jaunts to Jamaica, Kenya, court-side NBA games, and a deep dive into fine art forgery. Plus, Malcolm finally gets his big break in the advertising industry. LISTENER NOTE: No editors were involved with the writing of this episode of Revisionist History. Proceed at your own risk. Happy Holidays, everyone!  Text Malcolm: 917-423-6439. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 17, 2020
Bonus: Druid Hills
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Revisionist History takes a trip to Malcolm's favorite city and gets a tour of Emory University, meets 3000 non-human primates and 8000 rodents, and dusts off an old TV pilot for a dramatic reenactment. Oh, and a season three guest returns, but you'll just have to listen to find out who.  Text Malcolm: 917-423-6439. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. This episode features “Dare To Be Me” by Kaci Bolls feat. The Happy Racers © 2020 SpinBoxClub / Clashing Plaids (ASCAP) / Plaid Pajamas Music (BMI) / Drunk On A Binge (BMI) – Administered by Bluewater Music Services Corp. Used By Permission. All Rights Reserved. This bonus episode is sponsored by Emory University. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Dec 10, 2020
A Memorial for the Living
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Lessons from the world’s most perfect memorial. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 20, 2020
"Oh Howard, You Idiot!”
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A billionaire turned recluse befriends a minor novelist. Together they seize the public’s imagination. Kind of. The true story behind the greatest autobiography you’ve never read. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Credits: BBC Motion Gallery / Getty Images Footage supplied by CBS News The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 13, 2020
Hamlet Was Wrong
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The delicate science of hiring nihilism, examined in five deeply-personal case studies. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 06, 2020
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
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How do we remember one of the deadliest nights in human history? We don't. Part four. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 30, 2020
Bombs-Away LeMay
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The arguments, accidents, cold-blooded logic and sheer serendipity that led to the longest night of the Second World War. Part three. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 23, 2020
May the Best Firebomb Win
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Basement laboratories. Mad scientists. Sticky gels, and a bake-off in the desert. The strange story behind Curtis LeMay’s weapon of choice. Part two. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 16, 2020
The Bomber Mafia
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On the eve of the Second World War, a band of visionaries at Maxwell Air Force Base tried to reimagine modern warfare. They failed. Part one on the extraordinary life of the Air Force General Curtis LeMay. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 09, 2020
The Powerball Revolution
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In Bolivia, a political activist radically reforms the voting process for... student council elections. Who else does he convince? Revisionist History. And maybe a fancy private school in New Jersey. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 02, 2020
Hedwig’s Lost Van Gogh
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An escape from war-torn Germany. Lavish dinners with Hollywood royalty. A Swedish baron and a dime-store heiress: we explore the long journey of a Van Gogh still life — and what it says about the real value of the things we treasure. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 25, 2020
Dragon Psychology 101
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Dragons hoard treasure, deep in their lairs. They don’t show it off to their neighbors. Revisionist History applies dragon psychology to the strange world of art museums, with help from Andy Warhol, J.R.R. Tolkien, a handful of accountants and the world’s leading hoarding expert.  Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 18, 2020
Introducing Revisionist History Season Five
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Andy Warhol. War. Smaug the Dragon. And, as always, digressions of great importance. Launching June 18 from Pushkin Industries. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 04, 2020
Revisionist History Presents: The Limits of Power
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Malcolm has been writing about race and policing for a very long time, going back to the killing of Amadou Diallo in 1999. Sometimes, it is useful to take a step back and consider policing in a broader context. Here we present a chapter from Malcolm's book David and Goliath, which includes an analysis of a riot in Northern Ireland in 1970. Many miles and many years away. About divisions of religion and class and not divisions of race. But the core questions to be asked in 1970 and 1999 and today are the same: if you have power, what does it mean to use it, and use it wisely? And what are the consequences if you don't? David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants was published in 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. Audiobook production by Hachette Audio. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 02, 2020
The Queen of Cuba
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On February 24, 1996, Cuban fighter jets shot down two small planes operated by Brothers to the Rescue, an organization in Florida that tried to spot refugees fleeing Cuba in boats. A strange chain of events preceded the shoot-down, and people in the intelligence business turned to a rising star in the Defense Intelligence Agency, Ana Montes. Montes was known around Washington as the “Queen of Cuba” for her insights into the Castro regime. But what Montes’ colleagues eventually found out about her shook their sense of trust to the core. (In this excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell’s forthcoming audiobook Talking to Strangers, we hear why spy mysteries do not unfold in real life like they do in the movies.) To preorder a copy of Talking to Strangers and check out Malcolm Gladwell's book tour, visit www.gladwellbooks.com. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 29, 2019
The Obscure Virus Club
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Throughout the 1960s, a biologist named Howard Temin became convinced that something wasn’t right in science’s understanding of viruses. His colleagues dismissed him as a heretic. He turned out to be right — and you're alive today as a result.  Season Four ends with a bedtime story about how we should be freed by our doubts, not imprisoned by them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 22, 2019
Chutzpah vs. Chutzpah
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You thought that there was only one kind of chutzpah. Wrong. There’s two. Revisionist History tells the story of the Mafia’s showdown with a legendary Hollywood producer, in a battle of competing chutzpahs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 15, 2019
In a Metal Mood
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Two seasons after its investigation of the decline of McDonalds french fries, Revisionist History returns to fast-food’s high-tech test kitchens. This time the subject is cultural appropriation. The case study is Taco Bell. Oh, and Pat Boone is involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 08, 2019
Descend into the Particular
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An unarmed man is shot to death by police. How does the Jesuitical idea of “disordered attachments” help us make sense of what happened? Part three of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 01, 2019
Dr. Rock’s Taxonomy
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John Rock was the co-inventor of the birth control pill — and a committed Catholic. He wanted his church to approve of his invention. What happens when a layman takes on the Vatican? Part two of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 25, 2019
The Standard Case
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Revisionist History tries to make sense of the conundrum of PED use in baseball, using the 500-year-old philosophical techniques of St. Ignatius. Part one of a three-part series on the moral reasoning of the Jesuit order. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 18, 2019
Good Old Boys
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If you disagree with someone — if you find what they think appalling — is there any value in talking to them? In the early 1970s, the talk show host Dick Cavett, the governor of Georgia Lester Maddox, and the singer Randy Newman tried to answer this question. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 11, 2019
Tempest in a Teacup
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Bohea, the aroma of tire fire, Mob Wives, smugglers, “bro” tea, and what it all means to the backstory of the American Revolution. Malcolm tells the real story on what happened in Boston on the night of December 16, 1773. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 04, 2019
The Tortoise and the Hare
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A weird speech by Antonin Scalia, a visit with some serious legal tortoises, and a testy exchange with the experts at the Law School Admissions Council prompts Malcolm to formulate his Grand Unified Theory for fixing higher education. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 27, 2019
Puzzle Rush
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Malcolm challenges his assistant Camille to the Law School Admissions Test. He gets halfway through, panics, runs out of time, and wonders: why does the legal world want him to rush? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 20, 2019
Introducing Revisionist History Season Four
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Jesuits. Chess masters. Mafiosi. Lawyers. And a little bit of tire fire.  Launching June 20th from Pushkin Industries.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 13, 2019
Revisionist History Presents: Rick Rubin
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Revisionist History presents the first episode of a new podcast, Broken Record. It's a conversation between Rick Rubin and Revisionist History host Malcolm Gladwell, covering everything from Rick’s role in the very beginning of hip-hop to his role in introducing Johnny Cash to a new generation of writers, performers and music lovers. Rick and Malcolm delve deep into Rick’s back catalogue – which is really a history of contemporary music – to reveal more about the artists that defined a new era, and why they are still vital listening today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 13, 2018
Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis
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The one song The King couldn’t sing.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 19, 2018
Strong Verbs, Short Sentences
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“She was Joan of Arc, Madame Curie, and Florence Nightingale—all wrapped up in one.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 12, 2018
The Imaginary Crimes of Margit Hamosh
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Epidemics of fear repeat themselves. The first time as tragedy. The second time as farce. Margit Hamosh? Definitely farce.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 05, 2018
Malcolm Gladwell's 12 Rules for Life
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Crucial life lessons from the end of hockey games, Idris Elba, and some Wall Street guys with a lot of time on their hands. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 28, 2018
The Hug Heard Round the World
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Q: Was there a period where you felt you had something to prove? A: The first 45 years of my life.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 21, 2018
General Chapman’s Last Stand
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Good fences make good neighbors. Or maybe not. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 14, 2018
Free Brian Williams
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"Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 07, 2018
A Polite Word for Liar
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An early morning raid, a house-full of Nazis, the world’s greatest harmonica player, and a dashingly handsome undercover spy. What could possibly go wrong? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 31, 2018
Burden of Proof
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“He called to wish me ‘Happy Birthday.’ Then he said, ‘I’m failing everything.’” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 24, 2018
Divide and Conquer
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The complete, unabridged history of the world’s most controversial semicolon.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 17, 2018
Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell debates Adam Grant
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In a special live taping at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Malcolm talks with WorkLife’s Adam Grant about how to avoid doing highly undesirable tasks, what makes an idea interesting, and why Malcolm thinks we shouldn't root for the underdog. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 10, 2018
Introducing Revisionist History Season Three
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Malcolm Gladwell is back with season three of Revisionist History: harmonica players, mass delusion, semicolons, and a constitutional crisis. Launching May 17th on Panoply. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 03, 2018
The Basement Tapes
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What is a son’s obligation to his father? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 17, 2017
McDonald’s Broke My Heart
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They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 10, 2017
Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That
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Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 03, 2017
State v Johnson
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“Nobody was interested in justice.” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 27, 2017
The King of Tears
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Why country music makes you cry, and rock and roll doesn’t: A musical interpretation of divided America. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 20, 2017
The Prime Minister and the Prof
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The friendship that changed the course of World War II. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 13, 2017
The Foot Soldier of Birmingham
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“Oh, Mac. What did you do?” Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 06, 2017
Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment
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A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 29, 2017
The Road to Damascus
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What happens when a terrorist has a change of heart? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 22, 2017
A Good Walk Spoiled
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Rich people and their addiction to golf: a philosophical investigation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 15, 2017
Introducing Revisionist History Season Two
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From bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, season two of Revisionist History launches June 15th. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 26, 2017
The Satire Paradox
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In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliant young comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politics of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote and performed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. People loved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped would happen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and social protest are friends or foes.  To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 18, 2016
Generous Orthodoxy
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A 98-year-old minister takes on his church over the subject of gay marriage—and teaches the rest of us what it means to stand up in protest. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 11, 2016
Blame Game
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In the summer and fall of 2009, hundreds of Toyota owners came forward with an alarming allegation: Their cars were suddenly and uncontrollably accelerating. Toyota was forced to recall 10 million vehicles, pay a fine of more than $1 billion, and settle countless lawsuits. The consensus was that there was something badly wrong with the world’s most popular cars. Except that there wasn’t. What happens when hysteria overtakes common sense? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 04, 2016
Hallelujah
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How does genius emerge? An exploration of different types of innovation—through the lens of Elvis Costello’s extraordinary song “Deportee,” once utterly forgettable and then, through time and iteration, a work of beauty and genius. If you're looking to go deeper into the subjects on Revisionist History, visit Malcolm's collection on iBooks at http://www.apple.co/MalcolmGladwell -- iBooks will update the page every week with new recommendations. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 28, 2016
My Little Hundred Million
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In the early ’90s, Hank Rowan gave $100 million to a tiny public university in Glassboro, New Jersey: not Harvard, not Yale, not even to his alma mater, MIT. What was Rowan thinking? And why has it proven so difficult for other philanthropists to follow his lead? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 21, 2016
Food Fight
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Bowdoin College and Vassar College are two elite private schools that compete for the same students. But one of those schools is trying hard to address the problem of rich and poor in American society—and paying a high price. The other is making that problem worse—and reaping rewards as a result. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 14, 2016
Carlos Doesn’t Remember
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Of the tens of thousands of talented, low-income students who graduate from high school every year in the United States, most never make it to universities appropriate to their gifts. America leaves an enormous amount of talent on the table every year. “Carlos Doesn’t Remember” explains why. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 07, 2016
The Big Man Can't Shoot
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Wilt Chamberlain’s brilliant career was marred by one, deeply inexplicable decision: He chose a shooting technique that made him one of the worst foul shooters in basketball—even though he had tried a better alternative. Why do smart people do dumb things? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 30, 2016
Saigon, 1965
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In the early 1960s the Pentagon set up a top-secret research project in an old villa in downtown Saigon. The task? To interview captured North Vietnamese soldiers and guerrillas in order to measure the effect of relentless U.S. bombing on their morale. Yet despite a wealth of great data, even the leaders of the study couldn’t agree on what it meant. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 23, 2016
The Lady Vanishes
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In the late 19th century, a painting titled The Roll Call, by a virtually unknown artist, took England by storm. But after that brilliant first effort, the artist all but disappeared. Why? And what does The Roll Call tell us about the fate of those first through the door? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 16, 2016
Introducing Revisionist History
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Coming soon, a new podcast series from bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 03, 2016