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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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 55,541 ratings
Biased Facts
Facts were pre-selected to fit his views. History is hard to politicize if you have all the facts. He can politicize it because HE DOESN'T PROVIDE ALL THE FACTS.
Easy_1021 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/19
He presents it as “I’ve got the real facts” but some, maybe many, episodes are preachy and use arguments that are emotional but not reasonably compelling. Pass.
usafadam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/14/19
Keeping things in perspective
I’ve loved this podcast since I happened upon the golf course episode last year and, after reading all the backlash in recent reviews, think it’s important to consider the purpose of this show and what it has to offer. This is not a news podcast or a hard-hitting exposé. It’s a historical review,...Read full review »
Shelby L. S. via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/19
Recent Episodes
If you disagree with someone — if you find what they think appalling — is there any value in talking to them? In the early 1970s, the talk show host Dick Cavett, the governor of Georgia Lester Maddox, and the singer Randy Newman tried to answer this question.
Published 07/11/19
Bohea, the aroma of tire fire, Mob Wives, smugglers, “bro” tea, and what it all means to the backstory of the American Revolution. Malcolm tells the real story on what happened in Boston on the night of December 16, 1773.
Published 07/04/19
A weird speech by Antonin Scalia, a visit with some serious legal tortoises, and a testy exchange with the experts at the Law School Admissions Council prompts Malcolm to formulate his Grand Unified Theory for fixing higher education.
Published 06/27/19
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