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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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Darwin Award

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Episode 8 is an exercise is analyzing Darwin Award winners.

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39488 Ratings
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34657
2063
982
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Darwin Award

By TOMMIE GUN - Jun 18 2019
Read more
Episode 8 is an exercise is analyzing Darwin Award winners.

Love this podcast

By MattConner - Jun 18 2019
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I would trade my left arm to be Malcolm Gladwell's right hand man.
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Revisionist History

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #15 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.

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!

Rank #1: McDonald’s Broke My Heart

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They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.
Aug 10 2017
37 mins
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Rank #2: The Satire Paradox

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In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliant
young comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politics
of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote and
performed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. People
loved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped would
happen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and social
protest are friends or foes. 
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Aug 18 2016
40 mins
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Rank #3: The Basement Tapes

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What is a son’s obligation to his father?
Aug 17 2017
33 mins
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Rank #4: 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
39 mins
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Rank #5: 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
42 mins
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Rank #6: 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
33 mins
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Rank #7: 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
38 mins
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Rank #8: 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
36 mins
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Rank #9: A Good Walk Spoiled

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Rich people and their addiction to golf: a philosophical investigation.
Jun 15 2017
37 mins
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Rank #10: 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
36 mins
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Rank #11: Divide and Conquer

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The complete, unabridged history of the world’s most controversial semicolon.
May 17 2018
41 mins
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Rank #12: The King of Tears

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Why country music makes you cry, and rock and roll doesn’t: A musical interpretation of divided America.
Jul 20 2017
44 mins
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Rank #13: Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That

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Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours.
Aug 03 2017
38 mins
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Rank #14: Malcolm Gladwell's 12 Rules for Life

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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.
Jun 28 2018
45 mins
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Rank #15: The Road to Damascus

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What happens when a terrorist has a change of heart?
Jun 22 2017
43 mins
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