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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Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

Revisionist History

The one song The King couldn’t sing.

51 Min

Jul 18, 2018

Strong Verbs, Short Sentences

Revisionist History

“She was Joan of Arc, Madame Curie, and Florence Nightingale—all wrapped up in one.”

39 Min

Jul 12, 2018

The Imaginary Crimes of Margit Hamosh

Revisionist History

Epidemics of fear repeat themselves. The first time as tragedy. The second time as farce. Margit Hamosh? Definitely farce.

32 Min

Jul 4, 2018

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Podcast
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42 min
Jun 28, 2018
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Crucial life lessons from the end of hockey games, Idris Elba, and some Wall Street guys with a lot of time on their hands.

37 min
Jun 21, 2018
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Q: Was there a period where you felt you had something to prove? A: The first 45 years of my life.

36 min
Jun 7, 2018
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"Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."

36 min
May 30, 2018
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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?

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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