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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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    • 4.8, 3.1K 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.

    Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

    Goodbye, Farewell and Amen

    How do we remember one of the deadliest nights in human history? We don't. Part four.
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    • 44 min
    Revisionist History Presents: Deep Cover

    Revisionist History Presents: Deep Cover

    Revisionist History Presents: Deep Cover, the true story of an FBI agent in Detroit who goes undercover in an outlaw motorcycle gang and makes a series of bizarre discoveries that inadvertently lead to the US invasion of a foreign country.
    In the first episode, Detroit FBI agent Ned Timmons busts Toby Anderson, a violent criminal who also fancies himself a budding country music star. Ned flips Toby and goes undercover as a biker, but Toby quickly goes out of control. He uses the newfound protection of the FBI to commit robberies and perhaps far worse. Most agents would give up, and send Toby to jail, but Ned has a feeling Toby might be his key to the criminal underworld.

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    • 44 min
    Bombs-Away LeMay

    Bombs-Away LeMay

    The arguments, accidents, cold-blooded logic and sheer serendipity that led to the longest night of the Second World War. Part three.
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    • 45 min
    May the Best Firebomb Win

    May the Best Firebomb Win

    Basement laboratories. Mad scientists. Sticky gels, and a bake-off in the desert. The strange story behind Curtis LeMay’s weapon of choice. Part two.
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    • 42 min
    The Bomber Mafia

    The Bomber Mafia

    On the eve of the Second World War, a band of visionaries at Maxwell Air Force Base tried to reimagine modern warfare. They failed. Part one on the extraordinary life of the Air Force General Curtis LeMay.
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    • 37 min
    The Powerball Revolution

    The Powerball Revolution

    In Bolivia, a political activist radically reforms the voting process for... student council elections. Who else does he convince? Revisionist History. And maybe a fancy private school in New Jersey. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

James S99 ,

Great Podcast

Edutainment. This portmanteau best describes RH. The cadence and ease of delivery of Malcolm Gladwell is reminiscent of great broadcasters such as the late Alistair Cooke. The breadth of content and depth of thought is outstanding. In the Bomber Mafia , Gladwell uses a McNamara quote taken from the Errol Morris Documentary “ The Fog Of War”. Be warned, you will be
left with a list of biography and documentaries to read and watch!

Cardifftony ,

The best podcast out there

I listen to lots and lots of podcasts and RH is the top of the tree. Every episode is fascinating and gives much food for thought. Carry on the good work.

Beetaylor1 ,

Love it

Really interesting - as all Gladwell’s stories are. But they really hammer the adverts and that is quite the chore at times.

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