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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 Pushkin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 452 Ratings

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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.

To get early access to ad-free episodes and extra content, subscribe to Pushkin+ in Apple Podcasts are pushkin.fm/pus.

iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Magic Wand Experiment

    The Magic Wand Experiment

    What if you could design any experiment you wanted? Without worrying about money, ethics, logistics, or even the laws of nature? Revisionist History kicks off the season by giving some of the world’s smartest scientists a magic wand to create the experiment of their dreams. We hear about the best twins study ever, how to test the effects of iPhone vs Blackberry, and a bizarre plan to get Americans into shape.

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    • 35 min
    Tangent: On Twins

    Tangent: On Twins

    An extended conversation between Malcolm and twin expert Nancy Segal on twins, parenting, and…more magic wand experiments!

    Way to Go, Ohio

    Way to Go, Ohio

    A century ago, a mysterious and disfiguring disease was finally cured by an experiment in Akron, Ohio . . . with a condiment. We ask: it is time to return to Akron, and try the same trick again? Ay, oh, way to go, Ohio.

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    • 38 min
    Tangent: Dave Hill in Studio

    Tangent: Dave Hill in Studio

    A behind-the-scenes conversation between Malcolm and musician Dave Hill on all things Ohio, goiter, and rock and roll.

    In Triplicate

    In Triplicate

    A mystery that begins with the half-baked idea of an obscure California bureaucrat in the 1930’s and ends with one of the worst public crises in American history. Chicken Little said the sky was falling. And sometimes Chicken Little is right. 

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    • 34 min
    Tangent: David Courtwright on the Strategic Opium Reserve

    Tangent: David Courtwright on the Strategic Opium Reserve

    A leading historian of the drug trade tells Malcolm about a forgotten era, when the US government hoarded narcotics.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
452 Ratings

452 Ratings

icbnt ,

One of my favourite podcasts

Love this podcast. I learn something interesting in every episode. A must listen.

M1keybz ,

Was one of the best, but turned into promotion only channel

Something got quite wrong with the amount of promotion and ads portion of the show.
Is top dollar is so important for you? I wish you took a step back and see how far lost you got.

borrisbuncebean ,

Amazing turning bad

The first two/three seasons are great, but it really starts falling away in quality and quantity after that. Now it’s caught in a weird loop of new episodes actually just being advertising for some other format?

Disappointing

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