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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 Panoply Media. 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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
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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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

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Episodes

The Standard Case

7/18/2019
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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.

Duration:00:41:33

Good Old Boys

7/11/2019
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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.

Duration:00:45:11

Tempest in a Teacup

7/4/2019
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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.

Duration:00:37:29

The Tortoise and the Hare

6/27/2019
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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.

Duration:00:40:15

Puzzle Rush

6/20/2019
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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?

Duration:00:39:02

Introducing Revisionist History Season Four

6/13/2019
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Jesuits. Chess masters. Mafiosi. Lawyers. And a little bit of tire fire. Launching June 20th from Pushkin Industries.

Duration:00:02:31

Revisionist History Presents: Solvable

6/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:30:42

Revisionist History Presents: Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

4/9/2019
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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.

Duration:00:42:43

Revisionist History Presents: Dave Hill and the Epistemology of Norwegian Black Metal

12/18/2018
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Malcolm Gladwell sits down with comedian, guitarist, and legendary metalhead Dave Hill, as he recounts how an email exchange between his alter ego Lance and a Norwegian black metal impresario named Saiitham (pronounced “satan”) led to the formation of the darkest metal band of all time. Dave Hill also performs a mediocre rendition of “Hammer Smashed Face,” plus we debut his single "Are You Ready (to Black Metal)?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:26

Revisionist History Presents: Nashville Revolution: Bobby Braddock, Don Schlitz, and Don Henry

12/4/2018
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Malcolm Gladwell talks to three songwriters who helped transform country music in the 1970s. Gone were cowboy hats, train whistles and church suppers. In came songs about desperation, loss, changes, and regret that changed how Nashville made music and spoke to a new generation of audiences. Bobby Braddock, Don Schlitz and Don Henry talk about their influences, trade stories, and play acoustic versions of their classic hits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:23

Revisionist History Presents: Rick Rubin

11/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:59

Revisionist History Presents: Broken Record

11/6/2018
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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.

Duration:00:03:39

Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

7/19/2018
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The one song The King couldn’t sing.

Duration:00:53:30

Strong Verbs, Short Sentences

7/12/2018
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“She was Joan of Arc, Madame Curie, and Florence Nightingale—all wrapped up in one.”

Duration:00:42:36

The Imaginary Crimes of Margit Hamosh

7/5/2018
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Epidemics of fear repeat themselves. The first time as tragedy. The second time as farce. Margit Hamosh? Definitely farce.

Duration:00:38:39

Malcolm Gladwell's 12 Rules for Life

6/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:45:36

The Hug Heard Round the World

6/21/2018
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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.

Duration:00:38:14

General Chapman’s Last Stand

6/14/2018
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Good fences make good neighbors. Or maybe not.

Duration:00:34:30

Free Brian Williams

6/7/2018
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"Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."

Duration:00:41:04

A Polite Word for Liar

5/31/2018
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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?

Duration:00:39:46