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Revisionist History

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A History, 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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The Standard Case
Revisionist History tries to make sense of the conundrum of PED use in baseball, using the 500-year-old philosophical techniques of St. Ignatius. Part one of a three-part series on the moral reasoning of the Jesuit order.
Good Old Boys
If you disagree with someone — if you find what they think appalling — is there any value in talking to them? In the early 1970s, the talk show host Dick Cavett, the governor of Georgia Lester Maddox, and the singer Randy Newman tried to answer thi…
Tempest in a Teacup
Bohea, the aroma of tire fire, Mob Wives, smugglers, “bro” tea, and what it all means to the backstory of the American Revolution. Malcolm tells the real story on what happened in Boston on the night of December 16, 1773.

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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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Podcast Details
Started
Jun 3rd, 2016
Latest Episode
Jul 11th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
46
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
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No
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