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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.
iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Teaser: The Compromises of Al Levitt

    Teaser: The Compromises of Al Levitt

    In this month’s subscriber-only episode, a look at the complicated and possibly cursed career of Helen Levitt’s other half.
    This is a sneak peek at the second in our series of subscriber episodes. To hear the rest, subscribe to PushNik by visiting our show page in Apple Podcasts.
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    • 3 min
    Revisionist Revisited: The Compromises of Al Levitt

    Revisionist Revisited: The Compromises of Al Levitt

    In this month’s PushNik-exclusive episode, a look at the complicated and possibly cursed career of Helen Levitt’s other half.

    Special thanks to the Center for Oral History Research, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Revisionist History Presents: Climate Change Despondency is Solvable

    Revisionist History Presents: Climate Change Despondency is Solvable

    Solvable Host Ronald Young Jr. sits down with Malcolm Gladwell to talk about climate change: the power of individual choices, cultural shifts and what to expect from the business sector too. 

    Meaningful climate action requires thoughtful engagement from across all sectors, regions, nations -- from all of us. Check out these recent Solvable episodes for additional solutions and for ways that you can get involved.

    Destructive Agriculture is Solvable with Rachel Stroer
    Wildfire Ignition is Solvable with Eric Appel
    The Lack of Basic Sanitation in the United States is Solvable with Catherine Coleman Flowers The Slow Regrowth of Vulnerable Coral Reefs is Solvable with Sarah Hamlyn
    Fighting Climate Change Through Incentivized Prizes and Innovation with Anousheh Ansari
    Making Transportation Systems Eco-friendly is a Solvable Problem with Laura Schewel 
    Addiction to Fossil Fuels is Solvable with Bill McKibben

    Executive Producer, Mia Lobel
    Managing Producer, Sachar Mathias
    Senior Producer, Jocelyn Frank 
    Researcher, David Zha
    Booking by Lisa Dunn
    Very special thanks to Royston Beserve, Heather Fain, Nicole Morano, Carly Migliori, Eric Sandler and Maggie Taylor.
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    • 20 min
    At the Movies with Some of My Best Friends Are...

    At the Movies with Some of My Best Friends Are...

    Introducing Pushkin's newest show, Some of My Best Friends Are...hosted by Khalil Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in '80s. Khalil and Ben invite listeners into their conversations about the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. Mixing anecdotes, entertaining storytelling, and thoughtful debate, Some of My Best Friends Are... helps listeners make sense of a deeply divided country.
    In this episode, Khalil and Ben look back at two classic Interracial Buddy Films: 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. They ask: How did these films and others like them shape a generation of moviegoers' views on racism and law enforcement? What did they say about being white and Black men of the time?
    Listen to more episodes of Some of My Best Friends Are... at http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/revisionistbestfriends
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    • 40 min
    Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little Mermaid Series

    Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little Mermaid Series

    Malcolm revives his Little Mermaid darlings while the editor is away. The first of a series of four bonus episodes. To receive all four, subscribe to PushNik, a subscription program available exclusively through Apple Podcasts.
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    • 26 min
    The Dog Will See You Now

    The Dog Will See You Now

    If recent times have shown us anything, it’s that many problems can not be fixed by humans alone. In the season 6 finale, Revisionist History turns to another species for a little help.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55.5K Ratings

55.5K Ratings

catietress ,

Hamlet was wrong

Many of us live in relative intellectual/emotional spaces where one is unlikely to find the kind of fun possible with Malcolm- or perhaps even more- his father! What a lovely psyche map Malcolm’s father provided. I’m also a believer in forgoing planning. So much is discovered through serendipity & continuous exploration of the random things that occur to us. That’s actually how I found this podcast. Once again I’ve found an imaginary virtual friend to accompany me through life, and I’m grateful.

UserUserUserUserloop ,

Always a great listen!!!

Have been a fan of all of Malcom’s work and this podcast does not disappoint!

nbb1105 ,

My favorite podcast

Mr. Gladwell NEVER disappoints. Engaging storytelling with a point; his moral compass is spot on. His books are amazing as well.

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