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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.iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries. 

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Malcolm, a serious car nut, is invited to Toyota City in Japan to meet test-track drivers and obsessive engineers. The result is a six-part series called "Go and See." The first episode explores the Japanese concept of hospitality called "omotenashi" as it applies to car design. Brought to you by Lexus and Pushkin Industries, "Go and See" is available wherever you like to listen. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
We're gearing up to launch Season 5 of Revisionist History soon. In celebration, we are revisiting some of our favorite episodes from past seasons. Malcolm is kicking this off with his favorite Revisionist History episode: Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis from Season 3. Help us choose your favorite episodes! Visit www.pushkin.fm and follow the link at the top of the page to vote. We'll be rolling out the top three episodes with extra commentary and behind-the-scenes material in the coming weeks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Golfers everywhere love to hate this episode. Since its debut in Season 2, the subject of golf ignites Malcolm's Twitter feed like no other. A Good Walk Spoiled came in third in our "Revisionist Revisited" survey. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear new introductions to the two episodes that bested it. The wait for new episodes is almost over. Season 5 launches June 18. For updates on the coming season, sign up for our emails at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Brian Williams made a mistake and Malcolm vouched for him. So why hasn't Brian Williams reached out to Malcolm in response? "Free Brian Williams" came in second place from our "Revisionist Revisited" survey. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear our last listener favorite. The wait for new episodes is almost over. Season 5 launches June 18. For updates on the coming season, sign up for our emails at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
This week we're featuring the second episode of The Last Archive, a new podcast hosted by Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore. When a young black man is charged with murder under unusual circumstances in 1922, he trusts his fate to a strange new machine: A lie detector. It was invented by the man who went on to create Wonder Woman, and whose whole life was a strange blur of fact and fiction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Malcolm has been writing about race and policing for a very long time, going back to the killing of Amadou Diallo in 1999. Sometimes, it is useful to take a step back and consider policing in a broader context. Here we present a chapter from Malcolm's book David and Goliath, which includes an analysis of a riot in Northern Ireland in 1970. Many miles and many years away. About divisions of religion and class and not divisions of race. But the core questions to be asked in 1970 and 1999 and today are the same: if you have power, what does it mean to use it, and use it wisely? And what are the consequences if you don't? David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants was published in 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. Audiobook production by Hachette Audio. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
In our last listener favorite, we revisit The King of Tears from Season 2 where Revisionist History goes to Nashville to talk with Bobby Braddock, who has written more sad songs than almost anyone else. What is it about music that makes us cry? And what sets country music apart? The wait for new episodes is almost over. Season 5 launches June 18. For updates on the coming season, sign up for our emails at pushkin.fm. Plus, we hear a sneak peak of the new Cautionary Tales mini-season, hosted by Tim Harford. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Revisionist History Presents: Deep Cover, the true story of an FBI agent in Detroit who goes undercover in an outlaw motorcycle gang and makes a series of bizarre discoveries that inadvertently lead to the US invasion of a foreign country. In the first episode, Detroit FBI agent Ned Timmons busts Toby Anderson, a violent criminal who also fancies himself a budding country music star. Ned flips Toby and goes undercover as a biker, but Toby quickly goes out of control. He uses the newfound protection of the FBI to commit robberies and perhaps far worse. Most agents would give up, and send Toby to jail, but Ned has a feeling Toby might be his key to the criminal underworld. Subscribe to Deep Cover here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Into the Zone, a new show from Pushkin Industries, is a podcast about opposites, and how borders are never as clear as we think. In the 1920s, a messianic visitor to Hari’s family home unveils the connection between Indian Independence movement and the Astral Plane. Nearly a century later, Hari travels to the orange groves of southern California, where the guru made his home, to examine the globetrotting legacy of New Age spirituality. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The news is overwhelming right now. Maybe we all need a laugh. Here's an excerpt from Hasta la Vista, America: Trump’s Farewell Address, an original audiobook parody written by Kurt Andersen and performed by Alec Baldwin. The book imagines Trump holed up in the White House with only advisor Hope Hicks there to run the recording session. It's available exclusively from Pushkin Industries at ATrumpFarewell.com. And it's just $0.99. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Season six of Revisionist History is coming later this spring. But meanwhile, season two of Pushkin’s great show Cautionary Tales is underway. Host Tim Harford brings us stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. In this episode: What are the risks of improvising a speech? One approach to public speaking is to memorize and get everything perfect, but risk seeming stilted and disconnected from your audience. Or you can try speaking off the cuff, sometimes resulting in disaster. As always with Cautionary Tales, there’s a twist. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to Cautionary Tales wherever you get your podcasts. Read more about Tim's work at http://timharford.com/ To find more episodes of Cautionary Tales, go to https://www.pushkin.fm/show/cautionary-tales/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Presenting: Lost Hills

Presenting: Lost Hills

2021-03-2514:165

We're hard at work on Season 6 of Revisionist History. But in the meantime, here's an episode of a new show from Pushkin that will keep you up at night: Lost Hills. After 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is murdered in front of his two young daughters, other victims come forward telling similar tales of a sniper in Malibu who has been shooting at campers and moving cars for the past 18 months. Always in the dark of night, at 4 a.m. The cops say they can’t connect the crimes, but then they arrest a drifter: 42-year-old Anthony Rauda, who lives under a tarp behind the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Rauda insists he's being framed. Is he the killer, or a scapegoat? To hear the rest of the Lost Hills premiere and more episodes, go to: pushkin.fm/losthills Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Season 5 of Revisionist History included four episodes on the rise of air power during the Second World War. Listeners met Air Force generals Haywood Hansell and Curtis LeMay and heard about the birth of napalm and the firebombing of Tokyo. Malcolm couldn't get that story out of his mind, and so he built an entirely new audiobook around it. The Bomber Mafia. The Bomber Mafia thought they could re-invent war, in part because of a reclusive genius named Carl Norden. In this excerpt, you hear more about him and his game changing invention, the Norden Bombsight. If you loved those episodes, you'll be in history heaven with The Bomber Mafia. It features more archival footage, new writing, and enhanced scoring. It's a totally new experience. Purchase the audiobook at www.bombermafia.com, and you'll receive a free Listener's Guide featuring new commentary from Malcolm. Print and ebook editions available wherever books are sold. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Coming soon, a new podcast series from bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Lady Vanishes

The Lady Vanishes

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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? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Saigon, 1965

Saigon, 1965

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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. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Big Man Can't Shoot

The Big Man Can't Shoot

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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? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Carlos Doesn’t Remember

Carlos Doesn’t Remember

2016-07-0736:15125

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. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Food Fight

Food Fight

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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. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
My Little Hundred Million

My Little Hundred Million

2016-07-2141:52128

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? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Joel

Ads at double the show volume. Not ok.

Apr 10th
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prudhvi bellamkonda

some people have been brainwashed so much into Churchill being a hero that they are comparing him to Gandhi,give me a break read a bit about history of India and the freedom struggle before making such frivolous statements. Martin Luther king the great black leader considered Gandhi in high regard and even has a picture of him at his house, do you think he would like someone if he was racist to his own people.

Mar 25th
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Juliet Orazietti

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Mar 24th
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Juliet Orazietti

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Mar 24th
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Meeister Sean

How far the mighty have fallen... Bring back 30 rock

Mar 17th
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Fred Taylor

is this no longer available on castbox?

Feb 23rd
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M. W. Morris

I don't know if you're an advocate of causes or not. As a Canadian who's watched the events in your country for years and especially the last 4 years of tumult, I've heard the complaints about high personal taxation and this increasing disparities between the wealthy and the rest of the population. It seems to me that one answer to the topic of this episode would be to start a movement to lobby President Biden and Congress to tightly (i.e. without loopholes or ways to transfer the funds on which those gains are earned to tax exempt instruments) legislate the capital gains taxation of higher education institutions. The legislation could include a deduction for each student receiving a PELL grant enrolled at the institution with said deduction being attractive enough to encourage such enrollment. Of course, such a plan may result in a flood of wealthy citizens scurrying to divert their donations to educational institutions to offshore havens. However, I understand that the IRS, the FBI the Secretariat of State are staffed with people having excellent abilities to achieve agreements with the governments of those havens and to ferret out and penalise the purveyors of such actions. A positive result of such legislation may be some reduction in the amount added to the nation's debt load.

Feb 10th
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Yoshua Day

Tasteless

Jan 26th
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Vera

Loved Atlanta when I briefly visited many years ago. It is a civilized town, and I did have the impression that the tension between black and whites was a little loser there. With this election coming up I very much hope for the best outcome for this charming place.

Dec 18th
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HMS Jon Hamm

“... ask yourself if the world ISNT a better place with the RIGHT kind of cultural appropriation.” I think... he’s saying the world is NOT a better place, even with the RIGHT kind of cultural appropriation. He’s not singing Pat Boone’s or Taco Bell’s praises here. He’s holding back from saying they’re terrible. Ideally we’d all get to discover Little Richard or Mexican food without discovering the terrible versions first.

Dec 15th
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Mike Lukas

Leave it to Malcolm to turn an entire podcast episode into both an advertisement and a plug for his screenplay.

Dec 11th
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ID20274151

This was absolutely beautiful and I’m glad I listened to it now, when there is so much discord.

Nov 11th
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Maedeh nadali

Haven't u prepared any other chapters as podcast?? I ve read the book, but it was truly awesome hearing it, specially the parts that was original voices of interviewees

Oct 18th
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M Fawls

There is a great deal of Revisionist History arising around the war in the Pacific as the veterans of that war die off. My father was in the Pacific on a carrier in that war. There was very little dissent of opinion among those who fought the Imperial army and navy as to the cost of an invasion of the homeland. This is a good episode, I enjoyed it and it is factual and interesting. My father bore no ill will toward the Japanese, in fact he told me that the average Japanese soldier was simply doing what he was doing because his country was at war. However, he was also aware of the fanaticism of the Japanese troops and civilians, as seen in their defense of islands leading to the home islands. Most didn't feel good about the firebombing or atomic bomb but there was also almost universal agreement that lives were saved because of them. Certainly American lives, and it was war we did not start or want, but Japan was saved the horrendous fate of Eastern Europe under the Soviet Union as well. Given my parents generation I grew up familiar with others of that Era too. Never, from veteran or people who waited on the homefront, did I hear second guessing of the means of war. I did hear empathy and sympathy for enemy dead; while also implicitly reminded that sympathy also was warranted by the Allied victims of the war. There was great cost to the winners too. Great cost from a war thrust on them by the initiators and ultimate losers of that war. Without the catalyst of war the men profiled in this episode would not have been tempted to create such weapons.

Oct 13th
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Mark Montgomery

Paraplaxis: "A lesser person would have sung it perfectly." I started crying.

Oct 10th
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Nabit nabit

history

Sep 30th
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Fred Z

A Venn diagram/ Compare and contrast essay of a show. Had me

Sep 22nd
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Alicia Maria

I paid an exuberant amount for my private liberal arts degree and ate cheap granola bars and ramen because I couldn't afford a meal plan, even though I worked all through college. but I didn't go to school for food, I went for a degree so I could afford food later in life. Spoiled brats, all of them.

Sep 10th
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Motech

Great episode. I’m Jewish so i might be biased. The best parts was learning Johnny Carson had a “contract” out on him, and why the movie The Godfather almost never made it to the big screen.

Sep 4th
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Motech

Learned a lot about the Air Force and the way we beat Japan.

Sep 3rd
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