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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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Puzzle Rush

Puzzle Rush

2019-06-2000:39:227

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?
Jesuits. Chess masters. Mafiosi. Lawyers. And a little bit of tire fire. Launching June 20th from Pushkin Industries. 
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

2018-07-1900:51:35133

The one song The King couldn’t sing. 
Strong Verbs, Short Sentences

Strong Verbs, Short Sentences

2018-07-1200:39:48100

“She was Joan of Arc, Madame Curie, and Florence Nightingale—all wrapped up in one.”
Epidemics of fear repeat themselves. The first time as tragedy. The second time as farce. Margit Hamosh? Definitely farce. 
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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A M

I think Malcolm grossly over values specificity and undervalues the artistic value of mild abstraction in lyrics. While attempting to pass those value estimates off as somehow objective. The beautiful thing about music and lyrics is that you can attach your own meaning to them. I don't necessarily have to know what Mick or Keith were specifically referring to.

Jun 19th
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Deku Samurai

Jeez. This is one of my favorite podcasts so far, but nothing has made me less interested in it than this empty, self-aggrandizing ad.

Jun 13th
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Alexandra Potato

Deku Samurai Is there such a thing as an ad that isn't self-aggrandizing?

Jun 20th
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Hassan Tahan

can't wait

Jun 13th
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Kimberly Nicole

yes, Hillary Clinton.. the first woman to be so corrupt she love the presidency. 😂😂😂

Jun 12th
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Maggie Brown

You refer to the first part of the story - which episode?

Jun 11th
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Atinder Multani

🇧🇦🇧🇦🏁

Jun 6th
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Atinder Multani

G H - —

Jun 6th
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Atinder Multani

G w wizonszziz

Jun 5th
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Joy Keren

love it

Jun 5th
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Margaret Lewis

you neglect to mention New Zealand now onto its third female Prime Minister, (in historical order) - Dame Jenny Shipley - Dame Helen Clarke - Hnr Hacienda Ardern

May 13th
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Geoff Schmidt

lol ...yikes bud. you really thought killary was gonna win...she didnt lose because shes a woman either fyi, if thats what you thought as well...sad that all these interesting concept podcast have such slanted political views where they dont need to be.

May 5th
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Addy H

I work at a conservative Christian University and I would never tell my gay students to just leave, because the old white Christians don't really care if they leave. There will just be other white Christian students to take their place, and make the old white men church body will be happy. Schools should be welcoming to all, willing to call out injustices, and change because diversity is the essence of life and future of our ever evolving country. If those black students leave Princeton, there will just be other white guys (future old white millionaire men) to take their place, happy that the school is homogeneous.

May 1st
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scrubby boi

why am I crying while mopping floors right now. fuck man

May 1st
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David Evensen

Malcolm is obviously one sided on this topic, probably due to Canadian perspective. Fails to mention problem of criminal activity crossing border in both directions. Also fails to note migrants from central America that don't circular migrate. It's on Congress to fix immigration, but nobody wants to be unpopular. All Americans should thank Trump for bringing the topic to the fore front. whether you like his approach or not, the discussion is long overdue.

Apr 24th
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David Evensen

Malcolm is obviously one sided on this topic, probably due to Canadian perspective. Fails to mention problem of criminal activity crossing border in both directions. Also fails to note migrants from central America that don't circular migrate. It's on Congress to fix immigration, but nobody wants to be unpopular. All Americans should thank Trump for bringing the topic to the fore front. whether you like his approach or not, the discussion is long overdue.

Apr 24th
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Anne D.

shhhh.... you hear that?.. that was the sound of my poor, mislead heart breaking as I realized that.. No, this is not revisionist History.. I knew revisionist History, and you sir, well, you know the rest..

Apr 17th
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Melon mushroom and Pink popcorn

mayo for Sam 19

Apr 1st
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Larry Davis

Compelling and insightful.

Mar 30th
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Doofan Tor

I think we need to be careful when we start judging people's views on "others" based on today's standards. So Churchill didn't care for Indian's, well Gandhi was racist against black people. Let us not forget that he thought Indians were superior to blacks during his time in South Africa. He wrote to the British to make sure that Indians received a higher standing in South African society... Moral of the story everyone wants to think that they're better than somebody.

Mar 4th
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Rob Greer

Anoop Ramakrishna The famine was horrible and led to millions of deaths. The question before us is how much blame, out of 100%, can be placed on Winston Churchill. To blame every single of those people's deaths on him, and him alone, is absurd. Like all history, it is far more nuanced and complex then the actions of one man. The weather is to blame, and that is out of the control of Churchill. Adolf Hitler deserves some of the blame. If he had not initiated a war in Europe then far more of Britain's resources would have been available to help India. Nazi submarines were everywhere in the Atlantic and were sinking hundreds of ships. Furthermore, the desperation that was in the mind of Churchill and others in the government to protect their home from being run over by Nazis. This led them to horde resources that could have been diverted to India. Japan bears part of the blame. If they had not launched their own war of conquest then their submarines would not have been infesting the Bay of Bengal. Supplies could have gotten to those people more easily. And grain from Austrailia was sent by Churchill. British policy in India that was set in place before Churchill was even born. The British should not have been there in the first place, I heartily agree. But Churchill did not conquer India personally, nor did he set those policies that were in place when he became Prime Minister. He was a racist, and since we have a far greater understanding of the cost racism has had on this world we see racism as the greatest evil ever. He was wrong to think that way. Yet, he thought the same as billions and billions of people have thought since the beginning of time. In the entire history of the world, it has only been in the last 70 years that there has been a concentrated, worldwide effort to combat thinking and feeling that way. We have made the right decision in that regard, and I am grateful every day for that. Yet we cannot judge the people of the past by the standards of today. That is called presentism and is patently unfair. So, out of 100% of the blame for three million deaths. I assign Churchill 18% of the blame because the shipments of rice that were leaving India should have stayed in India. And I do not attribute this to hatred, but to ignorance and neglect.

Jun 20th
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Anoop Ramakrishna

Doofan Tor Comparing someone who murdered millions to one who liberated millions under the guise of productive debate is disingenuous and you know it. There is hate in everyone, but not everyone decides to commit genocide. Will you compare Hitler to Gandhi and say because Gandhi showed tendencies of racism, Hitler's actions are justified? If you believe that then I have nothing more to debate. If you don't believe it, then your comparison of Churchill to Gandhi is moot.

May 10th
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Tamara Weikel

I heard at least 5 rules, you adorable dork

Feb 28th
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