Revisionist History

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Joni Ford
 Sep 11, 2019

Drew
 Sep 10, 2019
I would be happy to pay for this rather than have it broken up by adverts. Not hit the heights of making me hate golf, but still have it in my go to list.

Harvinder
 Sep 4, 2019
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


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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.

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Revisionist History Presents: The Happiness Lab
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Malcolm Gladwell presents the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos. To listen to all episodes of The Happiness Lab, visit https://megaphone.link/CAD5602975937 or www.happinesslab.fm/.
Oct 01, 2019
Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
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Malcolm Gladwell speaks with Oprah Winfrey about his new book Talking to Strangers, the one mystery he hopes might be resolved in our lifetimes, and the ways we could all benefit from a little more patience and humility when judging people we don’t know.
Sep 19, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Jun 13, 2019
Revisionist History Presents: Solvable
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Revisionist History presents Solvable, a new show from Pushkin Industries and the Rockefeller Foundation that showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their ideas about how to solve the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, dive into the complexity of issues like maternal mortality, food waste, and viral disinformation, while inspiring hope that such immense problems are, in fact, solvable. In episode one, Malcolm Gladwell talks to Rosanne Haggerty about ending homelessness for everyone. Forever.
Jun 05, 2019
Revisionist History Presents: Against the Rules with Michael Lewis
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Malcolm Gladwell presents Ref, You Suck!, the first episode of the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries: Against the Rules with Michael Lewis. Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits a replay center that’s trying to do the impossible: adjudicate fairness. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Against the Rules wherever you get your podcasts.
Apr 09, 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.
Nov 13, 2018
Revisionist History Presents: Broken Record
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From Revisionist History host Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam: Conversations. Arguments. Stories. Remembering old music. Discovering new music. Broken Record: Liner notes for the digital age. Revisionist History will be airing the first episode of Broken Record on November 13th. Listen here or in the Broken Record feed.
Nov 06, 2018
Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis
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The one song The King couldn’t sing.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Jun 21, 2018
General Chapman’s Last Stand
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Good fences make good neighbors. Or maybe not.
Jun 14, 2018
Free Brian Williams
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"Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."
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?
May 31, 2018
Burden of Proof
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“He called to wish me ‘Happy Birthday.’ Then he said, ‘I’m failing everything.’”
May 24, 2018
Divide and Conquer
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The complete, unabridged history of the world’s most controversial semicolon.
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.
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.
May 03, 2018
McDonald’s Broke My Heart
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They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.
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.
Aug 03, 2017
State v Johnson
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“Nobody was interested in justice.”
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.
Jul 20, 2017
The Prime Minister and the Prof
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The friendship that changed the course of World War II.
Jul 13, 2017
The Foot Soldier of Birmingham
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“Oh, Mac. What did you do?”
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?
Jun 29, 2017
The Road to Damascus
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What happens when a terrorist has a change of heart?
Jun 22, 2017
A Good Walk Spoiled
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Rich people and their addiction to golf: a philosophical investigation.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jun 16, 2016
Introducing Revisionist History
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Coming soon, a new podcast series from bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.
Jun 03, 2016