Podcast: Revisionist History

Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell
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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.
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History6 days ago
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.
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Hedwig’s Lost Van Gogh, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History8 days ago
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 delivered in Smart Brevity—a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time.
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Revisionist History Presents: Axios Today, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History13 days ago
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.
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Dragon Psychology 101, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History15 days ago
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 by Tim Harford.
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Revisionist Revisited: The King of Tears, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist Historylast month
Andy Warhol. War. Smaug the Dragon. And, as always, digressions of great importance.
Launching June 18 from Pushkin Industries.
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Introducing Revisionist History Season 5, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist Historylast month
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.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist Historylast month
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.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History2 months ago
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.
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Revisionist Revisited: Free Brian Williams, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History2 months ago
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.
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Revisionist Revisited: A Good Walk Spoiled, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History3 months ago
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.
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History4 months ago
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.
Revisionist History Presents: Go and See, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History5 months ago
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 kind of bananas idea Malcolm loves to dissect, and Noah Feldman, a Harvard Law Professor and Constitutional law expert is the perfect foil. Noah's podcast, Deep Background with Noah Feldman, is available wherever you get your podcasts.
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History7 months ago
Malcolm Gladwell debuts his first fireside chat, answering burning questions from Revisionist History listeners in this bonus episode. He lets us listen in on a conversation with Conan O’Brien and supplies tasty tidbits of new shows on the Pushkin Industries roster. Plus, hear what’s in the works with Michael Lewis, Laurie Santos and other Pushkin hosts. Join MC Malcolm for this new holiday tradition.
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Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History9 months ago
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/.
Revisionist History Presents: The Happiness Lab, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History9 months ago
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.
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History10 months ago
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.
The Queen of Cuba, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History10 months ago
Throughout the 1970s, 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.
The Obscure Virus Club, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist History10 months ago
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.
Chutzpah vs. Chutzpah, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist Historylast year
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.
In a Metal Mood, Pushkin Industries
Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwelladded an audiobook to the bookshelfPodcast: Revisionist Historylast year
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.
Descend into the Particular, Pushkin Industries
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