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.

Revisionist History Presents: The Happiness Lab

Malcolm Gladwell presents the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos. To listen to all episodes of The Happiness Lab, visit https://megaphone.link/CAD5602975937 or www.happinesslab.fm/.

Sep 30, 2019 • 00:41:04

Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Malcolm Gladwell speaks with Oprah Winfrey about his new book Talking to Strangers, the one mystery he hopes might be resolved in our lifetimes, and the ways we could all benefit from a little more patience and humility when judging people we don’t know.

Sep 18, 2019 • 00:39:43

The Queen of Cuba

On February 24, 1996, Cuban fighter jets shot down two small planes operated by Brothers to the Rescue, an organization in Florida that tried to spot refugees fleeing Cuba in boats. A strange chain of events preceded the shoot-down, and people in the intelligence business turned to a rising star in the Defense Intelligence Agency, Ana Montes. Montes was known around Washington as the “Queen of Cuba” for her insights into the Castro regime. But what Montes’ colleagues eventually found out about her shook their sense of trust to the core. (In this excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell’s forthcoming audiobook Talking to Strangers, we hear why spy mysteries do not unfold in real life like they do in the movies.) To preorder a copy of Talking to Strangers and check out Malcolm Gladwell's book tour, visit www.gladwellbooks.com.

Aug 29, 2019 • 01:03:36

EpisodeTimeReleased
The Obscure Virus Club 00:39:38 Aug 22, 2019
Chutzpah vs. Chutzpah 00:41:01 Aug 15, 2019
In a Metal Mood 00:42:16 Aug 8, 2019
Descend into the Particular 00:44:48 Aug 1, 2019
Dr. Rock’s Taxonomy 00:40:56 Jul 25, 2019
The Standard Case 00:40:15 Jul 18, 2019
Good Old Boys 00:42:29 Jul 11, 2019
Tempest in a Teacup 00:38:45 Jul 4, 2019
The Tortoise and the Hare 00:42:14 Jun 27, 2019
Puzzle Rush 00:38:24 Jun 20, 2019
Introducing Revisionist History Season Four 00:02:31 Jun 12, 2019
Revisionist History Presents: Solvable 00:30:42 Jun 4, 2019
Revisionist History Presents: Against the Rules with Michael Lewis 00:41:56 Apr 9, 2019
Revisionist History Presents: Rick Rubin 00:48:58 Nov 12, 2018
Revisionist History Presents: Broken Record 00:03:34 Nov 5, 2018
Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis 00:55:27 Jul 18, 2018
Strong Verbs, Short Sentences 00:43:36 Jul 11, 2018
The Imaginary Crimes of Margit Hamosh 00:37:04 Jul 4, 2018
Malcolm Gladwell's 12 Rules for Life 00:46:45 Jun 27, 2018
The Hug Heard Round the World 00:41:52 Jun 20, 2018
General Chapman’s Last Stand 00:37:09 Jun 13, 2018
Free Brian Williams 00:39:29 Jun 6, 2018
A Polite Word for Liar 00:39:40 May 30, 2018
Burden of Proof 00:37:04 May 23, 2018
Divide and Conquer 00:42:21 May 16, 2018
Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell debates Adam Grant 00:54:32 May 9, 2018
Introducing Revisionist History Season Three 00:02:25 May 2, 2018
The Basement Tapes 00:33:59 Aug 16, 2017
McDonald’s Broke My Heart 00:38:07 Aug 9, 2017
Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That 00:39:28 Aug 2, 2017
State v Johnson 00:35:30 Jul 26, 2017
The King of Tears 00:45:48 Jul 19, 2017
The Prime Minister and the Prof 00:38:17 Jul 12, 2017
The Foot Soldier of Birmingham 00:38:36 Jul 5, 2017
Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment 00:34:45 Jun 28, 2017
The Road to Damascus 00:44:05 Jun 21, 2017
A Good Walk Spoiled 00:38:09 Jun 14, 2017
Introducing Revisionist History Season Two 00:02:49 May 25, 2017
The Satire Paradox 00:41:41 Aug 17, 2016
Generous Orthodoxy 00:37:01 Aug 10, 2016
Blame Game 00:41:52 Aug 3, 2016
Hallelujah 00:40:37 Jul 27, 2016
My Little Hundred Million 00:43:10 Jul 20, 2016
Food Fight 00:34:12 Jul 13, 2016
Carlos Doesn’t Remember 00:37:41 Jul 6, 2016
The Big Man Can't Shoot 00:39:11 Jun 29, 2016
Saigon, 1965 00:45:11 Jun 22, 2016
The Lady Vanishes 00:37:54 Jun 16, 2016
Introducing Revisionist History 00:04:11 Jun 3, 2016