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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 56.4K 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

4.7 out of 5
56.4K Ratings

56.4K Ratings

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ELBEE33 ,

Wonderful and informative

This is a wonderful podcast that covers such a variety of topics that you will find something that tickles your fancy.

eddiestpierre ,

Bummer

The early episodes are mostly excellent and thought provoking. As the series moves along the topics get worse and have forced identity politics injected into them. The Magic Wand episodes are a disgusting bitter end for this once great podcast, which has shown Malcom’s fall into becoming a mouth piece for big business propaganda. Hey Gladwell, maybe it’s not okay to forcibly medicate the population - and suggesting so makes you seem a little bit fascist. I hope you enjoyed that big Moderna check though!

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