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 Basement Tapes

Revisionist History

What is a son’s obligation to his father?

30 Min

Aug 17, 2017

McDonald’s Broke My Heart

Revisionist History

They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.

33 Min

Aug 9, 2017

Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That

Revisionist History

Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours.

35 Min

Aug 2, 2017

Episode
Podcast
Time
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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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