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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 Pushkin Industries. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.


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Chutzpah vs. Chutzpah

You thought that there was only one kind of chutzpah. Wrong. There?s two. Revisionist History tells the story of the Mafia?s showdown with a legendary Hollywood producer, in a battle of competing chutzpahs.
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In a Metal Mood

Two seasons after its investigation of the decline of McDonalds french fries, Revisionist History returns to fast-food?s high-tech test kitchens. This time the subject is cultural appropriation. The case study is Taco Bell. Oh, and Pat Boone is involved.
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Descend into the Particular

An unarmed man is shot to death by police. How does the Jesuitical idea of ?disordered attachments? help us make sense of what happened? Part three of three.
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Dr. Rock?s Taxonomy

John Rock was the co-inventor of the birth control pill ? and a committed Catholic. He wanted his church to approve of his invention. What happens when a layman takes on the Vatican? Part two of three.
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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.
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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 this question.
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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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The Tortoise and the Hare

A weird speech by Antonin Scalia, a visit with some serious legal tortoises, and a testy exchange with the experts at the Law School Admissions Council prompts Malcolm to formulate his Grand Unified Theory for fixing higher education.
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Puzzle Rush

Malcolm challenges his assistant Camille to the Law School Admissions Test. He gets halfway through, panics, runs out of time, and wonders: why does the legal world want him to rush?
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Introducing Revisionist History Season Four

Jesuits. Chess masters. Mafiosi. Lawyers. And a little bit of tire fire. 

Launching June 20th from Pushkin Industries. 

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Revisionist History Presents: Solvable

Revisionist History presents Solvable, a new show from Pushkin Industries and the Rockefeller Foundation that showcases the world?s most innovative thinkers and their ideas about how to solve the world?s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, dive into the complexity of issues like maternal mortality, food waste, and viral disinformation, while inspiring hope that such immense problems are, in fact, solvable.

In episode one, Malcolm Gladwell talks to Rosanne Haggerty about ending homelessness for everyone. Forever.
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Revisionist History Presents: Against the Rules with Michael Lewis

Malcolm Gladwell presents Ref, You Suck!, the first episode of the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries: Against the Rules with Michael Lewis.

Rage at referees is all the rage in professional sports. Michael Lewis visits a replay center that?s trying to do the impossible: adjudicate fairness.

If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to Against the Rules wherever you get your podcasts.
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Revisionist History Presents: Rick Rubin

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 is really a history of contemporary music ? to reveal more about the artists that defined a new era, and why they are still vital listening today.

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Revisionist History Presents: Broken Record

From Revisionist History host Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and Bruce Headlam: Conversations. Arguments. Stories. Remembering old music. Discovering new music. Broken Record: Liner notes for the digital age.

Revisionist History will be airing the first episode of Broken Record on November 13th. Listen here or in the Broken Record feed.
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Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

The one song The King couldn?t sing. 
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Strong Verbs, Short Sentences

?She was Joan of Arc, Madame Curie, and Florence Nightingale?all wrapped up in one.?
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The Imaginary Crimes of Margit Hamosh

Epidemics of fear repeat themselves. The first time as tragedy. The second time as farce. Margit Hamosh? Definitely farce. 
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Malcolm Gladwell's 12 Rules for Life

Crucial life lessons from the end of hockey games, Idris Elba, and some Wall Street guys with a lot of time on their hands.
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The Hug Heard Round the World

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

Good fences make good neighbors. Or maybe not.
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Free Brian Williams

"Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."
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A Polite Word for Liar

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?
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Burden of Proof

?He called to wish me ?Happy Birthday.? Then he said, ?I?m failing everything.??
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Divide and Conquer

The complete, unabridged history of the world?s most controversial semicolon. 
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Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell debates Adam Grant

In a special live taping at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Malcolm talks with WorkLife?s Adam Grant about how to avoid doing highly undesirable tasks, what makes an idea interesting, and why Malcolm thinks we shouldn't root for the underdog.
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Introducing Revisionist History Season Three

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

What is a son?s obligation to his father?
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McDonald?s Broke My Heart

They made the world?s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.
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Mr. Hollowell Didn?t Like That

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

?Nobody was interested in justice.?
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The King of Tears

Why country music makes you cry, and rock and roll doesn?t: A musical interpretation of divided America.
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The Prime Minister and the Prof

The friendship that changed the course of World War II.
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The Foot Soldier of Birmingham

?Oh, Mac. What did you do??

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Miss Buchanan?s Period of Adjustment

A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next?
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The Road to Damascus

What happens when a terrorist has a change of heart?
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A Good Walk Spoiled

Rich people and their addiction to golf: a philosophical investigation.
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Introducing Revisionist History Season Two

From bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, season two of Revisionist History launches June 15th.
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The Satire Paradox

In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliant
young comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politics
of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote and
performed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. People
loved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped would
happen. In an age dominated by political comedy, ?The Satire Paradox?asks whether laughter and social
protest are friends or foes. 

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Generous Orthodoxy

A 98-year-old minister takes on his church over the subject of gay marriage?and teaches the rest of us what it means to stand up in protest.

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Blame Game

In the summer and fall of 2009, hundreds of Toyota owners came forward with an alarming allegation: Their cars were suddenly and uncontrollably accelerating. Toyota was forced to recall 10 million vehicles, pay a fine of more than $1 billion, and settle countless lawsuits. The consensus was that there was something badly wrong with the world?s most popular cars. Except that there wasn?t. What happens when hysteria overtakes common sense?

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How does genius emerge? An exploration of different types of innovation?through the lens of Elvis Costello?s extraordinary song ?Deportee,? once utterly forgettable and then, through time and iteration, a work of beauty and genius.

If you're looking to go deeper into the subjects on Revisionist History, visit Malcolm's collection on iBooks at -- iBooks will update the page every week with new recommendations.

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My Little Hundred Million

In the early ?90s, Hank Rowan gave $100 million to a tiny public university in Glassboro, New Jersey: not Harvard, not Yale, not even to his alma mater, MIT. What was Rowan thinking? And why has it proven so difficult for other philanthropists to follow his lead?

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Food Fight

Bowdoin College and Vassar College are two elite private schools that compete for the same students. But one of those schools is trying hard to address the problem of rich and poor in American society?and paying a high price. The other is making that problem worse?and reaping rewards as a result.

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Carlos Doesn?t Remember

Of the tens of thousands of talented, low-income students who graduate from high school every year in the United States, most never make it to universities appropriate to their gifts. America leaves an enormous amount of talent on the table every year. ?Carlos Doesn?t Remember? explains why.

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The Big Man Can't Shoot

Wilt Chamberlain?s brilliant career was marred by one, deeply inexplicable decision: He chose a shooting technique that made him one of the worst foul shooters in basketball?even though he had tried a better alternative. Why do smart people do dumb things?

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Saigon, 1965

In the early 1960s the Pentagon set up a top-secret research project in an old villa in downtown Saigon. The task? To interview captured North Vietnamese soldiers and guerrillas in order to measure the effect of relentless U.S. bombing on their morale. Yet despite a wealth of great data, even the leaders of the study couldn?t agree on what it meant.

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The Lady Vanishes

In the late 19th century, a painting titled The Roll Call, by a virtually unknown artist, took England by storm. But after that brilliant first effort, the artist all but disappeared. Why? And what does The Roll Call tell us about the fate of those first through the door?

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Introducing Revisionist History

Coming soon, a new podcast series from bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.
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