Episodes
Published 11/16/21
Presenting: An Excerpt from Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam. Download the audiobook today at miracleaudiobook.com and receive an exclusive listener's guide pdf featuring additional commentary from Bruce, the producers and editors of Miracle and Wonder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 11/16/21
In this month’s subscriber-only episode, the Pushkin staff have something to say about Malcolm’s portrayal of their laundry habits. Plus, an unbiased expert answers our most pressing clothes queries. This is a sneak peek at the third in our series of subscriber episodes. To hear the rest, subscribe to Pushkin+ by visiting our show page in Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 11/11/21
In this month’s subscriber-only episode, a look at the complicated and possibly cursed career of Helen Levitt’s other half. This is a sneak peek at the second in our series of subscriber episodes. To hear the rest, subscribe to PushNik by visiting our show page in Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Published 10/14/21
Solvable Host Ronald Young Jr. sits down with Malcolm Gladwell to talk about climate change: the power of individual choices, cultural shifts and what to expect from the business sector too.  Meaningful climate action requires thoughtful engagement from across all sectors, regions, nations -- from all of us. Check out these recent Solvable episodes for additional solutions and for ways that you can get involved. Destructive Agriculture is Solvable with Rachel Stroer Wildfire Ignition is...
Published 09/29/21
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...
Published 09/16/21
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
Published 09/09/21
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.
Published 08/26/21
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.
Published 08/19/21
Is there a right way to do your laundry? Of course there is. A long look at the science of cleaning your clothes.
Published 08/12/21
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.
Published 08/02/21
The quest to revise The Little Mermaid continues. This week, we call in the experts. Part two of three.
Published 07/29/21
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.
Published 07/22/21
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.
Published 07/15/21
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.
Published 07/08/21
For 30 years, US News & World Report has been using a secretive 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 unsavory truths about the rankings game.
Published 07/01/21
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!
Published 06/24/21
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...
Published 06/09/21
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
Published 06/03/21
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
Published 05/28/21
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...
Published 04/27/21
We're hard at work on Season 6 of Revisionist History. But in the meantime, here's an episode of a new show from Pushkin that will keep you up at night: Lost Hills. After 35-year-old scientist Tristan Beaudette is murdered in front of his two young daughters, other victims come forward telling similar tales of a sniper in Malibu who has been shooting at campers and moving cars for the past 18 months. Always in the dark of night, at 4 a.m. The cops say they can’t connect the crimes, but then...
Published 03/25/21
Season six of Revisionist History is coming later this spring. But meanwhile, season two of Pushkin’s great show Cautionary Tales is underway. Host Tim Harford brings us stories of awful human error, tragic catastrophes, daring heists and hilarious fiascos. In this episode: What are the risks of improvising a speech? One approach to public speaking is to memorize and get everything perfect, but risk seeming stilted and disconnected from your audience. Or you can try speaking off the cuff,...
Published 02/26/21