Revisionist History

Revisionist History

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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

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The Hug Heard Round the World

Revisionist History

Q: Was there a period where you felt you had something to prove? A: The first 45 years of my life.

37 Min

Jun 21, 2018

Free Brian Williams

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"Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."

36 Min

Jun 7, 2018

A Polite Word for Liar

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An early morning raid, a house-full of Nazis, the world’s greatest harmonica player, and a dashingly handsome undercover spy. What could possibly go wrong?

36 Min

May 30, 2018

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33 min
May 23, 2018
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“He called to wish me ‘Happy Birthday.’ Then he said, ‘I’m failing everything.’”

38 min
May 17, 2018
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The complete, unabridged history of the world’s most controversial semicolon.

2 min
May 3, 2018
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Malcolm Gladwell is back with season three of Revisionist History: harmonica players, mass delusion, semicolons, and a constitutional crisis. Launching May 17th on Panoply.

30 min
Aug 17, 2017
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What is a son’s obligation to his father?

33 min
Aug 9, 2017
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They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.

35 min
Aug 2, 2017
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Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours.

31 min
Jul 27, 2017
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“Nobody was interested in justice.”

41 min
Jul 20, 2017
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Why country music makes you cry, and rock and roll doesn’t: A musical interpretation of divided America.

34 min
Jul 13, 2017
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The friendship that changed the course of World War II.

34 min
Jul 6, 2017
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“Oh, Mac. What did you do?”

30 min
Jun 29, 2017
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A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next?

39 min
Jun 22, 2017
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What happens when a terrorist has a change of heart?

33 min
Jun 15, 2017
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Rich people and their addiction to golf: a philosophical investigation.

2 min
May 26, 2017
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From bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, season two of Revisionist History launches June 15th.

37 min
Aug 18, 2016
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In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox” asks whether laughter and social protest are friends or foes.

37 min
Aug 17, 2016
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In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox” asks whether laughter and social protest are friends or foes.

32 min
Aug 11, 2016
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Chester Wenger offers all of us a master class in the art of dissent

32 min
Aug 10, 2016
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Chester Wenger offers all of us a master class in the art of dissent

37 min
Aug 4, 2016
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What happens when hysteria overtakes common sense?

37 min
Aug 3, 2016
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What happens when hysteria overtakes common sense?

36 min
Jul 28, 2016
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How does genius emerge?

36 min
Jul 27, 2016
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How does genius emerge?

38 min
Jul 21, 2016
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Why has it proven so difficult for other philanthropists to follow Hank Rowan's lead?

38 min
Jul 20, 2016
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Why has it proven so difficult for other philanthropists to follow Hank Rowan's lead?

29 min
Jul 14, 2016
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Bowdoin College and Vassar College are two elite private schools that compete for the same students.

29 min
Jul 13, 2016
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Bowdoin College and Vassar College are two elite private schools that compete for the same students.

33 min
Jul 7, 2016
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America leaves an enormous amount of talent on the table every year. “Carlos Doesn’t Remember” explains why.

33 min
Jul 6, 2016
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America leaves an enormous amount of talent on the table every year. “Carlos Doesn’t Remember” explains why.

34 min
Jun 30, 2016
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Wilt Chamberlain’s brilliant career was marred by one, deeply inexplicable decision.

34 min
Jun 29, 2016
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Wilt Chamberlain’s brilliant career was marred by one, deeply inexplicable decision.

40 min
Jun 23, 2016
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In the early 1960s, the Pentagon set up a top-secret research project in an old villa in downtown Saigon.

40 min
Jun 22, 2016
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In the early 1960s, the Pentagon set up a top-secret research project in an old villa in downtown Saigon.

33 min
Jun 16, 2016
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In the late 19th century, a painting titled The Roll Call, by a virtually unknown artist, took England by storm.

33 min
Jun 16, 2016
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In the late 19th century, a painting titled The Roll Call, by a virtually unknown artist, took England by storm.

3 min
Jun 3, 2016
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Coming soon, a new podcast series from bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.

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