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Revisionist History podcast

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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

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.

 

#77

At The Movies with Some of My Best Friends Are...

Introducing Pushkin's newest show, Some of My Best Friends Are...hosted by Khalil Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in '80s. Khalil and Ben invite listeners into their conversations about the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. Mixing anecdotes, entertaining storytelling, and thoughtful debate, Some of My Best Friends Are... helps listeners make sense of a deeply divided country. In this episode, Khalil and Ben look back at two classic Interracial Buddy Films: 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. They ask: How did these films and others like them shape a generation of moviegoers' views on racism and law enforcement? What did they say about being white and Black men of the time? Listen to more episodes of Some of My Best Friends Are... at http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/revisionistbestfriends Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

40 MINS

40:09

16 Sep 2021


#76

Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little Mermaid Series

Malcolm revives his Little Mermaid darlings while the editor is away. The first of a series of four bonus episodes. To receive all four, subscribe to PushNik, a subscription program available exclusively through Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

26 MINS

26:01

09 Sep 2021


#75

The Dog Will See You Now

If recent times have shown us anything, it’s that many problems can not be fixed by humans alone. In the season 6 finale, Revisionist History turns to another species for a little help. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

26 Aug 2021

38 MINS

38:22

26 Aug 2021


#74

A Serious Game

The best way to prepare for the unexpected may not be to make plans, or predictions, but to play games. Revisionist History explores imaginary worlds and the people who love finding out what they don’t know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

35 MINS

35:58

19 Aug 2021


#73

Laundry Done Right

Is there a right way to do your laundry? Of course there is. A long look at the science of cleaning your clothes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

12 Aug 2021

37 MINS

37:21

12 Aug 2021


#72

Little Mermaid Part 3: Honestly Ever After

Revisionist History presents: The Little Mermaid...our way. The grand finale of our three-part series. Featuring the voices of Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Dax Shepard, Brit Marling, and many more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

37 MINS

37:30

02 Aug 2021


#71

Little Mermaid Part 2: The Fairytale Twist

The quest to revise The Little Mermaid continues. This week, we call in the experts. Part two of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

29 Jul 2021

37 MINS

37:11

29 Jul 2021


#70

Little Mermaid Part 1: The Golden Contract

Revisionist History takes on The Little Mermaid: a deep dive into a world where merpeople present us with a series of vexing moral conundrums. Part one of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

38 MINS

38:56

22 Jul 2021


#69

The Judgment of Helen Levitt

Helen Slote Levitt was on her way to the good life in 1950s Hollywood. Then one day, her name appeared on a list. The story of an ordinary woman whose world was upended by extraordinary times. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

15 Jul 2021

39 MINS

39:55

15 Jul 2021


#68

Project Dillard

A historically Black university in New Orleans is beloved by everyone – except the US News best colleges rankings. We hack our way back into the algorithm and show how Dillard University can rise to the top. Part two of a two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

08 Jul 2021

40 MINS

40:04

08 Jul 2021


#67

Lord of the Rankings

For 30 years, US News & World Report has been using a secret formula to rank the best colleges and universities in the United States. As a public service to our listeners, we hack the algorithm and discover the dirty little secret of the rankings game. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

37 MINS

37:24

01 Jul 2021


#66

I Love You Waymo

Revisionist History travels to Phoenix, Arizona to learn about the future of the automobile. It’s not what you think. It’s much better. Warning: Some of the actions depicted in this episode are dangerous. Do not imitate Malcolm!  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

24 Jun 2021

38 MINS

38:56

24 Jun 2021


#65

Presenting: Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi

Presenting a sneak peek of Pushkin’s newest show, Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi. On Be Antiracist, Dr. Kendi discusses policies and practices that sustain injustice in our society, and how we can dismantle racism to build a just, equitable world. To kick off the season, Malcolm called up Dr. Kendi for a conversation on racism, bridging divides, and the power of podcasting. Stay tuned after their conversation for an excerpt of an upcoming episode featuring economic and social policy expert Heather C. McGhee. Dr. Kendi and McGhee discuss the “zero sum” world view, and what racism really costs us as a society. To hear more Be Antiracist, visit http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/gladwellkendi Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

09 Jun 2021

28 MINS

28:23

09 Jun 2021


#64

Introducing Revisionist History Season Six

The sixth season of Revisionist History is underway, and Malcolm’s finally out of the house. We play chicken with cars, war games with wonks, and travel deep under the sea. Season six of Revisionist History launches June 24th from Pushkin Industries.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

03 Jun 2021

02 MINS

02:52

03 Jun 2021


#63

Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant

Whenever Malcolm and Adam Grant cross paths on the book tour circuit, it's always a good time. Here are pieces of two conversations from Clubhouse: one about Malcolm's The Bomber Mafia and another about Adam's Think Again. Find out more at bombermafia.com and adamgrant.net. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

28 May 2021

49 MINS

49:39

28 May 2021


#62

Presenting: The Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

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 ... Read more

27 Apr 2021

16 MINS

16:36

27 Apr 2021


#61

Bonus: Return to the 404

We're back in Atlanta - this week with jaunts to Jamaica, Kenya, court-side NBA games, and a deep dive into fine art forgery. Plus, Malcolm finally gets his big break in the advertising industry. LISTENER NOTE: No editors were involved with the writing of this episode of Revisionist History. Proceed at your own risk. Happy Holidays, everyone!  Text Malcolm: 917-423-6439. Get Revisionist History updates first by signing up for our newsletter at pushkin.fm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com ... Read more

17 Dec 2020

42 MINS

42:04

17 Dec 2020