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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. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 558 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.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

    Presenting Lost Hills

    Presenting Lost Hills

    We're hard at work on Season 6 of Revisionist History. But in the meantime, here's an episode of a new show from Pushkin that will keep you up at night: Lost Hills. After 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is murdered in front of his two young daughters, other victims come forward telling similar tales of a sniper in Malibu who has been shooting at campers and moving cars for the past 18 months. Always in the dark of night, at 4 a.m. The cops say they can’t connect the crimes, but then they arrest a drifter: 42-year-old Anthony Rauda, who lives under a tarp behind the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Rauda insists he's being framed. Is he the killer, or a scapegoat?
    To hear the rest of the Lost Hills premiere and more episodes, go to: pushkin.fm/losthills
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    • 14 min
    Presenting: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Art of Public Speaking (from Cautionary Tales)

    Presenting: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Art of Public Speaking (from Cautionary Tales)

    Season six of Revisionist History is coming later this spring. But meanwhile, season two of Pushkin’s great show Cautionary Tales is underway. Host Tim Harford brings us stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. In this episode: What are the risks of improvising a speech? One approach to public speaking is to memorize and get everything perfect, but risk seeming stilted and disconnected from your audience. Or you can try speaking off the cuff, sometimes resulting in disaster. As always with Cautionary Tales, there’s a twist. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to Cautionary Tales wherever you get your podcasts.
    Read more about Tim's work at http://timharford.com/
    To find more episodes of Cautionary Tales, go to https://www.pushkin.fm/show/cautionary-tales/
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    • 36 min
    Revisionist History Presents: Hasta la Vista, America

    Revisionist History Presents: Hasta la Vista, America

    The news is overwhelming right now. Maybe we all need a laugh. Here's an excerpt from Hasta la Vista, America: Trump’s Farewell Address, an original audiobook parody written by Kurt Andersen and performed by Alec Baldwin. The book imagines Trump holed up in the White House with only advisor Hope Hicks there to run the recording session. It's available exclusively from Pushkin Industries at ATrumpFarewell.com. And it's just $0.99.
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    • 2 min
    Return to the 404

    Return to the 404

    We're back in Atlanta - this week with jaunts to Jamaica, Kenya, court-side NBA games, and a deep dive into fine art forgery. Plus, Malcolm finally gets his big break in the advertising industry. LISTENER NOTE: No editors were involved with the writing of this episode of Revisionist History. Proceed at your own risk. Happy Holidays, everyone! 

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    • 41 min
    Druid Hills

    Druid Hills

    Revisionist History takes a trip to Malcolm's favorite city and gets a tour of Emory University, meets 3000 non-human primates and 8000 rodents, and dusts off an old TV pilot for a dramatic reenactment. Oh, and a season three guest returns, but you'll just have to listen to find out who. 

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    This episode features “Dare To Be Me” by Kaci Bolls feat. The Happy Racers
    © 2020 SpinBoxClub / Clashing Plaids (ASCAP) / Plaid Pajamas Music (BMI) / Drunk On A Binge (BMI) – Administered by Bluewater Music Services Corp. Used By Permission. All Rights Reserved.

    This bonus episode is sponsored by Emory University.

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    • 33 min
    Revisionist History Presents: Into the Zone

    Revisionist History Presents: Into the Zone

    Into the Zone, a new show from Pushkin Industries, is a podcast about opposites, and how borders are never as clear as we think. In the 1920s, a messianic visitor to Hari’s family home unveils the connection between Indian Independence movement and the Astral Plane. Nearly a century later, Hari travels to the orange groves of southern California, where the guru made his home, to examine the globetrotting legacy of New Age spirituality.
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
558 Ratings

558 Ratings

Cosmicdreamer1234 ,

Hedwigs Van Gogh

Thank I just loved this EP and I loved the ending xxx

A-Fyffe ,

Brilliant

Feeds the historian (and many others) minds and soothes the wounded soul.

skryabushka ,

A good show spoiled

Love the show, always have, probably always will. First podcast I ever listened to, and never regretted spending the time. I really don’t think I have to convince anyone to listen to this show - it speaks for itself. However, the latest season - or since its moved from Panoply to Pushkin - has altogether far too many ads. I mean, I accept 1 or 2 per 40-odd minute episode, but one every 10 minutes gets a bit much. And every episode starts with an ad for another Pushkin show, before we’ve even heard M’s voice. And no offence to Jill Lepore, but I would rather not - like, talk about a face for radio, well she has a voice for print. Also, the irony of having an ad for a recruiting service in the middle of a show about “hiring nihilism” (season 5, episode 8) is pretty tone deaf (unless it was intended to be ironic, which I accept, but still). Anyway, like I said, I remain a devotee, but please cut back on the marketing.

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