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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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    • 4.7, 51.4K 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.

    Hamlet Was Wrong

    Hamlet Was Wrong

    The delicate science of hiring nihilism, examined in five deeply-personal case studies.
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    • 43 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51.4K Ratings

51.4K Ratings

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Thank you!

Love Revisionist History. It is the only podcast I go back to and replay episodes. Thank you Malcolm and team.

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Dripping with smugness and arrogance

Drawn by the concept, put off by the content and execution.

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