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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
    • 4.8 • 200 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.
iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

    Presenting: Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

    Presenting: Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

    Presenting a sneak peek of Pushkin’s newest show, Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi. On Be Antiracist, Dr. Kendi discusses policies and practices that sustain injustice in our society, and how we can dismantle racism to build a just, equitable world. To kick off the season, Malcolm called up Dr. Kendi for a conversation on racism, bridging divides, and the power of podcasting. Stay tuned after their conversation for an excerpt of an upcoming episode featuring economic and social policy expert Heather C. McGhee. Dr. Kendi and McGhee discuss the “zero sum” world view, and what racism really costs us as a society. To hear more Be Antiracist, visit http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/gladwellkendi
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    • 28 min
    Introducing Revisionist History Season Six

    Introducing Revisionist History Season Six

    The sixth season of Revisionist History is underway, and Malcolm’s finally out of the house. We play chicken with cars, war games with wonks, and travel deep under the sea. Season six of Revisionist History launches June 24th from Pushkin Industries.  
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    • 2 min
    Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant

    Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant

    Whenever Malcolm and Adam Grant cross paths on the book tour circuit, it's always a good time. Here are pieces of two conversations from Clubhouse: one about Malcolm's The Bomber Mafia and another about Adam's Think Again.
    Find out more at bombermafia.com and adamgrant.net.
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    • 49 min
    Presenting: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

    Presenting: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

    Season 5 of Revisionist History included four episodes on the rise of air power during the Second World War. Listeners met Air Force generals Haywood Hansell and Curtis LeMay and heard about the birth of napalm and the firebombing of Tokyo. Malcolm couldn't get that story out of his mind, and so he built an entirely new audiobook around it. The Bomber Mafia.
    The Bomber Mafia thought they could re-invent war, in part because of a reclusive genius named Carl Norden. In this excerpt, you hear more about him and his game changing invention, the Norden Bombsight.
    If you loved those episodes, you'll be in history heaven with The Bomber Mafia. It features more archival footage, new writing, and enhanced scoring. It's a totally new experience. Purchase the audiobook at www.bombermafia.com, and you'll receive a free Listener's Guide featuring new commentary from Malcolm. Print and ebook editions available wherever books are sold.
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    • 16 min
    Presenting Lost Hills

    Presenting Lost Hills

    We're hard at work on Season 6 of Revisionist History. But in the meantime, here's an episode of a new show from Pushkin that will keep you up at night: Lost Hills. After 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is murdered in front of his two young daughters, other victims come forward telling similar tales of a sniper in Malibu who has been shooting at campers and moving cars for the past 18 months. Always in the dark of night, at 4 a.m. The cops say they can’t connect the crimes, but then they arrest a drifter: 42-year-old Anthony Rauda, who lives under a tarp behind the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Rauda insists he's being framed. Is he the killer, or a scapegoat?
    To hear the rest of the Lost Hills premiere and more episodes, go to: pushkin.fm/losthills
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    • 14 min
    Presenting: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Art of Public Speaking (from Cautionary Tales)

    Presenting: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Art of Public Speaking (from Cautionary Tales)

    Season six of Revisionist History is coming later this spring. But meanwhile, season two of Pushkin’s great show Cautionary Tales is underway. Host Tim Harford brings us stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. In this episode: What are the risks of improvising a speech? One approach to public speaking is to memorize and get everything perfect, but risk seeming stilted and disconnected from your audience. Or you can try speaking off the cuff, sometimes resulting in disaster. As always with Cautionary Tales, there’s a twist. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to Cautionary Tales wherever you get your podcasts.
    Read more about Tim's work at http://timharford.com/
    To find more episodes of Cautionary Tales, go to https://www.pushkin.fm/show/cautionary-tales/
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

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en for det meste bra episoder, men også noen med helt idiotiske konklusjoner.

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My old favorite: Ruined...

commercials! commercials! commercials!

I understand that one needs to make money. But this has gone way too far! Every 10/15 minutes?! Come on! You know better Malcolm. It’s about the narrative. And you lose me every time...!

Much Love.

- A fan.

Kristin TH ,

LOVE

I’ve listened to all 5 seasons over the last three weeks. I’ve really learned a lot - and learned how to question things around me in a different way. I really, really love this podcast. Thank you so much - I’m now listening to my favorites again!

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