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Revisionist History

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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.

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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United States

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Panoply

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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.

Twitter:

@gladwell

Language:

English


Episodes

"Oh Howard, You Idiot!”

8/13/2020
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:09

Hamlet Was Wrong

8/6/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:37

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

7/30/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:14

Revisionist History Presents: Deep Cover

7/27/2020
Revisionist History Presents: Deep Cover, the true story of an FBI agent in Detroit who goes undercover in an outlaw motorcycle gang and makes a series of bizarre discoveries that inadvertently lead to the US invasion of a foreign country. In the first episode, Detroit FBI agent Ned Timmons busts Toby Anderson, a violent criminal who also fancies himself a budding country music star. Ned flips Toby and goes undercover as a biker, but Toby quickly goes out of control. He uses the newfound...

Duration:00:42:51

Bombs-Away LeMay

7/23/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:04

May the Best Firebomb Win

7/16/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:05

The Bomber Mafia

7/9/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:36:23

The Powerball Revolution

7/2/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:24

Hedwig’s Lost Van Gogh

6/25/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:44:13

Revisionist History Presents: Axios Today

6/23/2020
Pushkin Industries and Axios are joining forces to produce a daily news podcast that gets audiences smarter, faster on the most pressing topics of the day. Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world—from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all...

Duration:00:12:36

Dragon Psychology 101

6/18/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:41

Revisionist Revisited: The King of Tears

6/16/2020
In our last listener favorite, we revisit The King of Tears from Season 2 where Revisionist History goes to Nashville to talk with Bobby Braddock, who has written more sad songs than almost anyone else. What is it about music that makes us cry? And what sets country music apart? The wait for new episodes is almost over. Season 5 launches June 18. For updates on the coming season, sign up for our emails at pushkin.fm. Plus, we hear a sneak peak of the new Cautionary Tales mini-season, hosted...

Duration:00:58:33

Introducing Revisionist History Season 5

6/4/2020
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. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:02:35

Revisionist History Presents: The Limits of Power

6/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:44:23

Revisionist History Presents: The Last Archive

5/21/2020
This week we're featuring the second episode of The Last Archive, a new podcast hosted by Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore. When a young black man is charged with murder under unusual circumstances in 1922, he trusts his fate to a strange new machine: A lie detector. It was invented by the man who went on to create Wonder Woman, and whose whole life was a strange blur of fact and fiction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:50:26

Revisionist Revisited: Free Brian Williams

5/14/2020
Brian Williams made a mistake and Malcolm vouched for him. So why hasn't Brian Williams reached out to Malcolm in response? "Free Brian Williams" came in second place from our "Revisionist Revisited" survey. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear our last listener favorite. The wait for new episodes is almost over. Season 5 launches June 18. For updates on the coming season, sign up for our emails at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:42:27

Revisionist Revisited: A Good Walk Spoiled

5/7/2020
Golfers everywhere love to hate this episode. Since its debut in Season 2, the subject of golf ignites Malcolm's Twitter feed like no other. A Good Walk Spoiled came in third in our "Revisionist Revisited" survey. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear new introductions to the two episodes that bested it. The wait for new episodes is almost over. Season 5 launches June 18. For updates on the coming season, sign up for our emails at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:41:12

Revisionist Revisited: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

4/2/2020
We're gearing up to launch Season 5 of Revisionist History soon. In celebration, we are revisiting some of our favorite episodes from past seasons. Malcolm is kicking this off with his favorite Revisionist History episode: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis from Season 3. Help us choose your favorite episodes! Visit www.pushkin.fm and follow the link at the top of the page to vote. We'll be rolling out the top three episodes with extra commentary and behind-the-scenes material in the coming weeks....

Duration:01:00:30

Revisionist History Presents: Go and See

3/5/2020
Malcolm, a serious car nut, is invited to Toyota City in Japan to meet test-track drivers and obsessive engineers. The result is a six-part series called "Go and See." The first episode explores the Japanese concept of hospitality called "omotenashi" as it applies to car design. Brought to you by Lexus and Pushkin Industries, "Go and See" is available wherever you like to listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:22:40

Revisionist History Presents: Deep Background with Noah Feldman

2/12/2020
Could we really fix gridlock in the Senate by creating new states? Malcolm revisits the "Divide and Conquer" episode from Season 3 in an interview on Deep Background with Noah Feldman, the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries. "Divide and Conquer" covered Texas's right to divide into 5 separate states. What if Washington, D.C. -- a non-state territory -- tried to divide their city into 127 separate states? A recent anonymous note in the Harvard Law Review proposes just that. It's just the...

Duration:00:29:44