Revisionist History

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A Society and Culture podcast featuring Malcolm Gladwell
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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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Malcolm Gladwell sits down with comedian, guitarist, and legendary metalhead Dave Hill, as he recounts how an email exchange between his alter ego Lance and a Norwegian black metal impresario named Saiitham (pronounced “satan”) led to the formation of the darkest metal band of all time. Dave Hill also performs a mediocre rendition of “Hammer Smashed Face,” plus we debut his single "Are You Ready …
Malcolm Gladwell talks to three songwriters who helped transform country music in the 1970s. Gone were cowboy hats, train whistles and church suppers. In came songs about desperation, loss, changes, and regret that changed how Nashville made music and spoke to a new generation of audiences. Bobby Braddock, Don Schlitz and Don Henry talk about their influences, trade stories, and play acoustic ver…
Revisionist History presents the first episode of a new podcast, Broken Record. It's a conversation between Rick Rubin and Revisionist History host Malcolm Gladwell, covering everything from Rick’s role in the very beginning of hip-hop to his role in introducing Johnny Cash to a new generation of writers, performers and music lovers. Rick and Malcolm delve deep into Rick’s back catalogue – which …

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clay_vickers reviewed this podcast on Jul 7th, 2017
"Not too long. Very interesting. Extremely well produced. Always a joy to listen."
 
EdtechSaaS reviewed this podcast on Sep 21st, 2018
"pure genius from gladwell - great storytelling"
 
Dusse reviewed this podcast on Jul 1st, 2017
"At its best, thought-provoking and thoughtful, but at its worst drawing big, sweeping conclusions about the world and human behaviour from nothing or anecdotes. For the most part, Malcolm Gladwell is a good storyteller, but too frequently he shows a lack of real understanding of the subject he is talking about and an unwillingness to admit his own limits. When that occasionally combines with his convinction of his own greatness as a storyteller, the result can be truly atrocious, but the podcast as a whole is still worth a listen. The less speaking-time he gives himself and the more he gives to others, the better the result tends to be."
 

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Started
Jun 3rd, 2016
Latest Episode
Dec 18th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
38
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
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