Reviews
I used to LOVE the Podcast, they were so intellectually stimulating and relevant that you could think about the content for days, even years after… except of course the musical episodes, they just seemed self indulgent. But Now, now it is mostly ads for other Puskin programs that are average at...Read full review »
VikenMekhtarian via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/02/21
This podcast is full of interesting stories, fascinating facts, profound people and captivating history. Unfortunately, none of that is enough to escape the reality that the host is a sellout who is willing to carry water for tobacco companies. I don’t know whether or not he was paid, the way he...Read full review »
Justin N Osos via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/21
Is it just me or is this a trick? Reading the titles, I’ve never heard of any history events. Is this the new made up history from the fruit loop generation?
zuluhotel.com via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/28/21
On the plus side there are facts presented that are intriguing and get you to look at issues from a different perspective. But I am often frustrated by the use of correlation presented as causation. That combined with interjecting a conclusion that isn’t supported by the underlying facts makes...Read full review »
OCD lite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/21
I laughed, cried, got enlightened, became anxious and then inspired. Thank you Pushkin.
MCMLXIMCT via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/25/21
Your podcast is always fantastic and one of the best things about it…as suggested in your theme…is the amazingly interesting things there are to learn about things you never contemplated. This series is no exception!!! I loved you history of the little mermaid and the new adaptation. I know...Read full review »
andreets via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/21
I downloaded them all and forwarded them to all my friends and colleagues who work in Higher Ed! Brilliant!
Arwheaton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/19/21
Just started listening, and Season 1 is a college course. Just the re-education I need to be a thinking, contributing, human being in the world we need to continue to create.
sabrina bianca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/21
Asking a few pointed and informed questions, from diverse experts to balance this episode. Q#A: What happens to life downstream when petroleum by-products, like detergent, perfume, and synthetic ‘water-softeners’ are drained into our septic, rivers, and oceans, or are left clinging to the fabrics...Read full review »
JiminieCrikket via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/12/21
Earlier books were fascinating, well researched and thoughtful. So were the earlier issues of Revisionist History. They covered unique or important topics. Over the past months, the series has degenerated into silly personal reflections (Malcolm, your life is just not that interesting), crass...Read full review »
Phyllis Robbins via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/11/21
Content is 5-star, commercials seamlessly embedded in episode is 1-star… I want to listen to all of Malcolm Gladwell’s podcasts, but the way the commercials just happen, in the same tone and voice by Malcolm, no notice or different background sound. This makes it sound like part of the reporting...Read full review »
mimi maine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/21
I read and/or listen to all your books and podcasts (sometimes more than once) I love the way you make me evaluate my opinions. Please keep doing what you do.
Pamela B RN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/21
Whatever brain cells I had left have mysteriously disappeared
Big Pikel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/21
Season 5 had a political agenda. Please don’t bring a racist on to lecture us on racism.
high_school_coach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/21
In a world of conspiracy theories, this pod helps to educate and provide clarity. As my husband says, “but we were taught in history…”, I reply “who wrote the history books! White Men! (He’s a white man)”.
Grandma Shuie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
Something happened to degrade this particular season from the previous seasons. I’m concerned, MG. I’ve eagerly anticipated previous seasons and loved the creative insight and flow. This season seems like you’re not yourself. Are you ok? What happened that created such a different depth of...Read full review »
Quemanly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
And I mean that in the best possible way
richtl01 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/25/21
This is a brilliant podcast, well written with excellent thought provoking subjects… until the little mermaid episodes. Hours of over thought and needless rhetoric to explain a subject that needs no explanation. Hopefully Mr Gladwell returns to more interesting subjects.
kjutfre via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/24/21
Writing this review to ask why the theme song was changed (the original was better!!) but this really is a great podcast so I’m giving it 5 stars
Gdkajaglassdgjklkgserukvv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/22/21
Much like his books, each episode is a fuzzy and trivial “insight” with fluffy padding. It seems intellectual, smart and forward thinking.. but in reality is pretentious, contrived and a big waste of time. A vehicle for adverts, to sell books and to sell your attention.
CareyBaird via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/19/21
Many of us live in relative intellectual/emotional spaces where one is unlikely to find the kind of fun possible with Malcolm- or perhaps even more- his father! What a lovely psyche map Malcolm’s father provided. I’m also a believer in forgoing planning. So much is discovered through serendipity...Read full review »
catietress via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/21
Have been a fan of all of Malcom’s work and this podcast does not disappoint!
UserUserUserUserloop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
It’s hard to write this review, as much as I enjoy MG’s books (they’re phenomenal, btw), but this podcast is dizzyingly out-of-touch and, frankly, not worth my time at all. I’m not sure what happened to MG, but the quality of his analysis, the objectivity, and the topic selection are all, to put...Read full review »
shawn.benson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
Mr. Gladwell NEVER disappoints. Engaging storytelling with a point; his moral compass is spot on. His books are amazing as well.
nbb1105 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/21
It is a very very good podcast. I learn a lot with each episode. Thank you Malcolm
Mauri1316 via Apple Podcasts · Argentina · 10/09/21
I feel dumber after listening to or reading anything by Gladwell.
rdgrdg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/21
I love Revisionist History, along with everything Mr. Gladwell has written. Many episodes have been memorable... A Memorial for the Living is the single best podcast episode I have ever heard. The point never even has to be made...the stories get you there and there’s no need to point out what...Read full review »
RoddyJT via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/21
I have been a huge fan of RH over the years, but this most recent season is so bad I can’t believe it. Clearly Malcolm and his team have run out of insightful moments in history! A three part story on the evils of The Little Mermaid — really?! Oh, and the constant stream of ads is over the top. ...Read full review »
Kkkkkkkkmm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/01/21
I love the show and especially the show about US College ranking system. Refreshing, showing a different perspective based on sound research. I do so recommend this show. Vitamines for the mind! Thanks Malcolm and team!
JanDick64 via Apple Podcasts · Guatemala · 10/01/21
Listening to malcom read off a commercial for Walmart has really shown how out of touch he is with reality. He has high minded ideals and let’s elite marketers pander to his sense of righteousness while they step on the average person and continue to destroy the environment. I know malcom means...Read full review »
hydro mask via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/21
The 2 stars is a relative score bc MG should be better than what he’s become. The college ranking episode had him “grilling” US News about their Reputation Ranking with the glee of an uninformed high school sophomore. His producer needed to throw him the online definition of “reputation.” The...Read full review »
shinywater via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/30/21
I love the content put out, but you can’t do a Walmart ad when talking about climate change.
Jimmy pooooooh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/21
Something got quite wrong with the amount of promotion and ads portion of the show. Is top dollar is so important for you? I wish you took a step back and see how far lost you got.
M1keybz via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/29/21
Used to be a good podcast. The three!! episodes on the little mermaid this past season were awful. I still can’t believe he spent 3 whole episodes on it. What a waste of time. And the revision of the movie was so awful I can’t believe he wasted all that time and money to promote it and produce...Read full review »
Steve Carfino via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/21
These podcasts are fascinating, creative and thought provoking. I’m finding it hard to leave the car once I reach my destination. Thanks for bringing critical thinking back into the world of entertainment.
sudhalter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/28/21
Gladwell brings his eloquent, inquisitive nature to the podcasting medium with sublime effect. Eye-opening, gripping and thoroughly enjoyable, the show will leave you with a desire to question the accepted wisdom and search for new narratives.
PiGuy314 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/27/21
During seasons 1-4, this was my absolute favorite podcast. On release day, I would refresh my feed endlessly just waiting for the new episode to drop and listen to each episode multiple times. Unfortunately, season started to 5 feel different. Still good, but not like it used to be. Season 6...Read full review »
GSwigart via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/21
“When you swing for the pigs…you best not miss”. Who writes that?! You do. Made me stop dead in my tracks in the middle of my walk to laugh so hard. Awesome episode. Awesome season. Awesome series. Bravo, my friend. BRAVO👏!
Sluhaiu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/21
I love the wide range of topics and how well put together each episode is. Malcolm Gladwell does an amazing job educating about material and stories I normally wouldn’t find myself researching or paying attention to.
usedtouseupadforeverthing via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/21
Listening to the episode on dog smelling abilities and it’s possible use in cancer screening, particularly colon cancer, it’s not that we don’t trust the dogs, it’s that hospitals and medical facilities would fight tooth and nail to preserve their profitable testing business.
Pacoel52 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/22/21
Malcolm, As you can see I rated your show with five stars. I wait with anticipation until a new season arrives, and then I listen fervently as I go about my day. I’m even planning on starting the entire podcast over again just in case I missed one of your brilliant, yet unique, observations. I...Read full review »
Tonia33 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/21
I love all episodes!! Never disapointed, Especially the music episodes. It's about something. It's so interesting the topics are varied, which keeps me listening. Malcolm is a master story teller. I enjoy His stuff so much that i also stream his Broken Record podcast with Rick Ruben....Read full review »
SouthParkJeff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/21
Malcom’s books have always been some of my favorite and best rated books. The RH podcast is straight up my favorite podcast. Malcolm brings his ingenious brain and subtle humor, breaking down the topics in such a way that give me at least one “aha!” in every episode. I even have my 14 year old...Read full review »
kh-ne via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/21
30ish minutes of joy with a twist. Best time spent this week. Gladwellian to the core!
HTL_esq via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/18/21
I love all things Malcolm. I have listened to each episode multiple times, I will talk about them with anyone who will listen, and I have recommended this podcast to everyone I know. I appreciate the way Malcolm looks at the world, and how he challenges us to look at everything around us through...Read full review »
Rachy.Vaughan via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/17/21
Easily one of the best podcasts on the inter webs. The Little Mermaid episodes was a little off the rails/overkill, but man this is a great show and consistency tells interesting stories and observations.
joshgriffin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/21
For this emotionally rich and beautifully constructed commentary. Your work is refreshingly thought provoking and I’ve enjoyed every show immensely. In a world where so much information is delivered like fast food and consumed with as much care, it’s wonderful when works such Revisionist History...Read full review »
nikkis list via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/16/21
And no mention that Gen. Lemay was the VP running mate of George Wallace in 1968.
SLO440 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/21
Most recent episode I listened to seems to have an ad every five minutes, each lasting two minutes. Too, too many. Plus, giving air time to the doping cheater Lance Armstrong? Unacceptable.
I'm a man, but I can change via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/15/21
I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of these episodes. I am listening to about 2 a day trying to get caught up. I thought about skipping some when I wasn’t sure I would find the topic interesting, but I’m glad I didn’t. There hasn’t been a single one where I didn’t learn something fascinating,...Read full review »
Donna Librarian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/21
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