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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.

Revisionist History Pushkin Industries

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    • 4.7, 41.5K 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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
41.5K Ratings

41.5K Ratings

Shelby L. S. ,

Keeping things in perspective

I’ve loved this podcast since I happened upon the golf course episode last year and, after reading all the backlash in recent reviews, think it’s important to consider the purpose of this show and what it has to offer. This is not a news podcast or a hard-hitting exposé. It’s a historical review, and what is history but an interpretation of past ideas and events? MG provides a counter-narrative to prevalent interpretations of events, challenging the temptation to simply accept those interpretations at face value. You don’t have to agree with his interpretations to derive value from this podcast. If the point is for listeners to think more critically about our own understandings of the world and shift our perspectives, it wouldn’t make sense to just adopt MG’s perspective outright. I enjoy this podcast because it makes me think about things differently—challenge dominant narratives and possibly MG’s in the process of developing my own understanding. The story-telling is some of the best I’ve ever heard, and the content is consistently thought-provoking. Listen if you want to have an hour of critical reflection built into your week!

Easy_1021 ,

Biased Facts

Facts were pre-selected to fit his views. History is hard to politicize if you have all the facts. He can politicize it because HE DOESN'T PROVIDE ALL THE FACTS.

usafadam ,

Meh

He presents it as “I’ve got the real facts” but some, maybe many, episodes are preachy and use arguments that are emotional but not reasonably compelling. Pass.

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