Revisionist History

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. To get early access to ad-free episodes and extra content, subscribe to Pushkin+ in Apple Podcasts are iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.

Revisionist History

Thu Apr 13 2023

Malcolm Goes to Debate School

DebateMainstream MediaTrustProfessional StandardsDebate Strategies

The episode features a debate on whether to trust the mainstream media or not. Prominent journalists argue against trusting mainstream media, while New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg and Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell defend it. The debaters discuss big stories like the Trump presidency, COVID, and the war in Ukraine. Mainstream media is seen as more reliable and closer to the truth compared to alternative sources. The episode explores professional standards of mainstream media, debate strategies, critique of mainstream media, and the importance of listening in debates.

Revisionist History

Thu Apr 06 2023

Higher Animals with Michael Specter

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The episode covers the revolution of mRNA vaccines, the DNA revolution in biology, the risks and importance of vaccines, the successful smallpox vaccination campaign in New York City in 1947, the impact of vaccination efforts, and the importance of trusting science and vaccines.

Revisionist History

Thu Mar 16 2023

Started From The Bottom with Justin Richmond

Origin storiesChallenges in educationJourney through journalismInspiration from Quincy JonesRealization of chances

The episode covers the origin stories of men and women of color, the challenges faced in predominantly white schools, the journey through education and journalism, the inspiration from meeting Quincy Jones, the realization of chances and self-perception, the motivation to succeed and seek mentorship, embracing opportunities while staying true to oneself, and an upcoming Barbie movie directed by Greta Gerwig.

Revisionist History

Thu Mar 09 2023

Rodents and Red Wine with Maria Konnikova

Language LearningPartnerships in SportsSustainability SolutionsIodine DeficiencyNutrition Studies

The episode explores various topics including language learning, partnerships in sports, sustainability solutions, iodine deficiency, nutrition studies, the Minnesota starvation experiment, informed consent, the Dutch hunger winter, extreme experiments, violence in media, representative studies, and the importance of including women in baseline knowledge studies.

Revisionist History

Thu Feb 16 2023

A Treat for the Die-Hards

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The episode discusses the importance of endings in storytelling and explores different perspectives on endings. It features a conversation between the host and comedian Mike Berbiglia about their obsession with endings in books and shows. The episode also delves into the reasons why the speaker never wanted to have a child and how they ended up having one. It examines two different endings for the story, ultimately choosing one that showcases genuine moments of joy and change. The episode concludes with listener reactions and a favorite episode.

Revisionist History

Thu Jan 26 2023

From Broken Record: Rick Rubin in Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell

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