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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 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.

    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
    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.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51.3K Ratings

51.3K Ratings

cubanita#1 ,

Top notch

From a great thinker, condensed and tight stories to get lost in. And in many cases, the catalyst for further reading. Thanks for feeding my curious mind.

Septimberfirst ,

The best podcast!!

This podcast is the best!!! It has the best stories. It’s made for critical thinkers who think outside the box. Examining forgotten history. History that the mainstream doesn’t think about. I hope this podcast lives forever. I’ll be listening forever.

vivaknieval ,

Loved the writing

Even when Mr. Gladwell goes big and takes a radical stand his writing is good enough to make me go along for the ride. But when going big extended to his love affair with the CEO of AT&T, I had to walk away. I’ve never seen such a grand sell out. They must pay him estate in the Hamptons money because it is fawning. Like the night before the first of the month in a strip bar fawning. No shade to ads but the enemy? AT&T?

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