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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.

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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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Thought-provoking. Enlightening.

By Brixton - May 29 2020
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Malcom never disappoints. Keep up the great work.

Analysis For The Win

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Fantastic Analysis. Motivating themes and topics. Cerebral and emotional.

iTunes Ratings

49244 Ratings
Average Ratings
42262
2910
1469
1093
1510

Thought-provoking. Enlightening.

By Brixton - May 29 2020
Read more
Malcom never disappoints. Keep up the great work.

Analysis For The Win

By LuisAlejandroUrrea - May 28 2020
Read more
Fantastic Analysis. Motivating themes and topics. Cerebral and emotional.
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Revisionist History

Latest release on Aug 13, 2020

All 73 episodes from oldest to newest

Introducing Revisionist History

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Coming soon, a new podcast series from bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.

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Jun 03 2016

4mins

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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?

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Jun 16 2016

37mins

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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.

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Jun 23 2016

45mins

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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?

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Jun 30 2016

39mins

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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.

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Jul 07 2016

37mins

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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.

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Jul 14 2016

34mins

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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?

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Jul 21 2016

43mins

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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.

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Jul 28 2016

40mins

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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?

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Aug 04 2016

41mins

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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.

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Aug 11 2016

37mins

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