66 episodes

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.

Revisionist History Pushkin Industries

    • Kultur og samfunn
    • 4.9, 181 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.

    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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 46 min
    Hedwig’s Lost Van Gogh

    Hedwig’s Lost Van Gogh

    An escape from war-torn Germany. Lavish dinners with Hollywood royalty. A Swedish baron and a dime-store heiress: we explore the long journey of a Van Gogh still life — and what it says about the real value of the things we treasure.
    Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 45 min
    Revisionist History Presents: Axios Today

    Revisionist History Presents: Axios Today

    Pushkin Industries and Axios are joining forces to produce a daily news podcast that gets audiences smarter, faster on the most pressing topics of the day. Start your morning with news that matters in just 10 minutes. Host Niala Boodhoo and a team of award-winning journalists will bring you the latest scoops from the White House and Congress, analysis on the economy and insight into the trends shaping your world—from China to AI, and all the forces shaping the next five years. And it’s all delivered in Smart Brevity—a clinical, concise coverage style that respects your time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 11 min
    Dragon Psychology 101

    Dragon Psychology 101

    Dragons hoard treasure, deep in their lairs. They don’t show it off to their neighbors. Revisionist History applies dragon psychology to the strange world of art museums, with help from Andy Warhol, J.R.R. Tolkien, a handful of accountants and the world’s leading hoarding expert. 
    Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 46 min
    Revisionist Revisited: The King of Tears

    Revisionist Revisited: The King of Tears

    In our last listener favorite, we revisit The King of Tears from Season 2 where Revisionist History goes to Nashville to talk with Bobby Braddock, who has written more sad songs than almost anyone else. What is it about music that makes us cry? And what sets country music apart?
    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.

    Plus, we hear a sneak peak of the new Cautionary Tales mini-season, hosted by Tim Harford.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 59 min
    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.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

kanutzian ,

Clever, fun and smart. You will not regret trying.

I have been listening to this show for a couple of years now. Consistently recommended it to friends. And all have liked it. It is very well researched and composed. And very very interesting.

Mr.MKJ ,

Best podcast ever

I listen to a lot of podcasts, and normally click into new podcasts when apple says "you might also like". Can´t really remember what I was listening to in the first place to have this recommended, but boy am I glad. The topics are great. I mean, stories that I didn´t even think I would be interested in, is told in such a way that they really draw you in. The research is great. Malcolm Gladwell is such a calm storyteller, and has a way of making the stories come to life, like if you are there with him while he is researching, interviewing and digging deeper into things. I´ll second (or paraphrase) what another reviewer wrote: This podcast makes you feel smarter. Can´t recommend it enough, and my (so far) absolute favourite podcast.

BBJag ,

More!

Can’t wait for season two! If you have ever thought about picking up one of Malcom’s books this is a great gateway to his incredible approach and areas of interest

Top Podcasts In Kultur og samfunn

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Pushkin Industries