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Revisionist History

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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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
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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 Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

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Episodes

Divide and Conquer

5/17/2018
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The complete, unabridged history of the world’s most controversial semicolon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:24

Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell debates Adam Grant"

5/10/2018
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:52:04

Introducing Revisionist History Season Three

5/3/2018
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Malcolm Gladwell is back with season three of Revisionist History: harmonica players, mass delusion, semicolons, and a constitutional crisis. Launching May 17th on Panoply. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:30

The Basement Tapes

8/17/2017
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What is a son’s obligation to his father? Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.

Duration:00:34:27

McDonald’s Broke My Heart

8/10/2017
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They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away. Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.

Duration:00:36:47

Mr. Hollowell Didn’t Like That

8/3/2017
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Arrested, arraigned, indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in the electric chair in 24 hours. Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.

Duration:00:38:57

State v Johnson

7/27/2017
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“Nobody was interested in justice.” Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.

Duration:00:34:59

The King of Tears

7/20/2017
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Why country music makes you cry, and rock and roll doesn’t: A musical interpretation of divided America. Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.

Duration:00:45:17

The Prime Minister and the Prof

7/13/2017
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The friendship that changed the course of World War II. Revisionist History is presented by Chanel. Discover the story of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel on inside.chanel.com.

Duration:00:34:39

The Foot Soldier of Birmingham

7/6/2017
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“Oh, Mac. What did you do?” Revisionist History is presented by Chanel. Discover the story of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel on inside.chanel.com.

Duration:00:34:58

Miss Buchanan’s Period of Adjustment

6/29/2017
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A landmark Supreme Court case. A civil rights revolution. Why has everyone forgotten what happened next? Revisionist History is presented by Chanel. Discover the story of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel on inside.chanel.com.

Duration:00:31:06

The Road to Damascus

6/22/2017
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What happens when a terrorist has a change of heart? Revisionist History is presented by Chanel. Discover the story of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel on inside.chanel.com.

Duration:00:40:26

A Good Walk Spoiled

6/15/2017
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Rich people and their addiction to golf: a philosophical investigation. Revisionist History is presented by Chanel. Discover the story of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel on inside.chanel.com.

Duration:00:35:16

Introducing Revisionist History Season Two

5/26/2017
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From bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, season two of Revisionist History launches June 15th.

Duration:00:02:49

The Satire Paradox

8/17/2016
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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...

Duration:00:39:10

Generous Orthodoxy

8/10/2016
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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. If you're looking to go deeper into the subjects on Revisionist History, visit Malcolm's collection on iBooks at http://www.apple.co/MalcolmGladwell -- iBooks will update the page every week with new recommendations. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com

Duration:00:36:20

Blame Game

8/3/2016
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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? If you're looking to go deeper into the subjects on...

Duration:00:41:10

Hallelujah

7/27/2016
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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 http://www.apple.co/MalcolmGladwell -- iBooks will update the page every week with new recommendations. To learn more about the topics covered in...

Duration:00:39:07

My Little Hundred Million

7/20/2016
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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? If you're looking to go deeper into the subjects on Revisionist History, visit Malcolm's collection on iBooks at http://www.apple.co/MalcolmGladwell -- iBooks will update the page every week with new recommendations. To learn...

Duration:00:41:47

Food Fight

7/13/2016
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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. If you're looking to go deeper into the subjects on Revisionist History, visit Malcolm's collection on iBooks at http://www.apple.co/MalcolmGladwell -- iBooks will update the page every week with...

Duration:00:32:28

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