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Society & Culture

Revisionist History

By Malcolm Gladwell / Pushkin

Rank #14 in Society & Culture category

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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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Amazing

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Everything you say just makes so much sense to me.

Simply the best

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Malcom’s profound ways of digging up the truth in society help me to be a better person

iTunes Ratings

35359 Ratings
Average Ratings
31259
1720
822
613
945

Amazing

By Carr-ster - Dec 08 2018
Read more

Everything you say just makes so much sense to me.

Simply the best

By Hail2550 - Dec 08 2018
Read more

Malcom’s profound ways of digging up the truth in society help me to be a better person

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Top 10 Episode of Revisionist History

Rank #1: The Foot Soldier of Birmingham

Jul 06 2017
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“Oh, Mac. What did you do?”

Rank #2: The Prime Minister and the Prof

Jul 13 2017
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The friendship that changed the course of World War II.

Rank #3: Saigon, 1965

Jun 23 2016
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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

Rank #4: The Satire Paradox

Aug 18 2016
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In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliantyoung comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politicsof Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote andperformed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. Peopleloved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped wouldhappen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and socialprotest are friends or foes.  To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com

Rank #5: Hallelujah

Jul 28 2016
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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

Rank #6: My Little Hundred Million

Jul 21 2016
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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

Rank #7: Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment

Jun 29 2017
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A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next?

Rank #8: Food Fight

Jul 14 2016
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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

Rank #9: Generous Orthodoxy

Aug 11 2016
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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

Rank #10: A Good Walk Spoiled

Jun 15 2017
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Rich people and their addiction to golf: a philosophical investigation.