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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 141 Ratings

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.

    Introducing Revisionist History Season 5

    Introducing Revisionist History Season 5

    Andy Warhol. War. Smaug the Dragon. And, as always, digressions of great importance.
    Launching June 18 from Pushkin Industries.
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    • 2 min
    Revisionist History Presents: The Limits of Power

    Revisionist History Presents: The Limits of Power

    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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    • 44 min
    Revisionist History Presents: The Last Archive

    Revisionist History Presents: The Last Archive

    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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    • 50 min
    Revisionist Revisited: Free Brian Williams

    Revisionist Revisited: Free Brian Williams

    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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    • 45 min
    Revisionist Revisited: A Good Walk Spoiled

    Revisionist Revisited: A Good Walk Spoiled

    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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    • 40 min
    Revisionist Revisited: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

    Revisionist Revisited: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

    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.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

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Pas på!

Pas på.. Malcolm Gladwell og hans teamet laver nogle virkelig gode podcart som man starter på også har man hørt alle afsnit i en køre :)
Der er mange historie jeg har fået lyst til at tænke mere over, en den lidt overfaldige historie man så ofte høre til dagligt..

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