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Revisionist History
By Malcolm Gladwell / Panoply
About this podcast
Welcome to Revisionist History, a new podcast from Malcolm Gladwell and Panoply Media. Each week, over the course of 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past. An event. A person. An idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
Episodes (Total: 26)
yesterday · 00:30:44
What is a son’s obligation to his father? Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.
Aug. 10, 2017 · 00:33:03
They made the world’s greatest French Fry. Then they threw it away.Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.
Aug. 3, 2017 · 00:35:13
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.
July 27, 2017 · 00:31:15
“Nobody was interested in justice.”Revisionist History is presented by Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter.
July 20, 2017 · 00:41:33
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.
July 13, 2017 · 00:34:02
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.
July 6, 2017 · 00:34:21
“Oh, Mac. What did you do?”Revisionist History is presented by Chanel. Discover the story of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel on inside.chanel.com.
June 29, 2017 · 00:30:30
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.
June 22, 2017 · 00:39:50
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.
June 15, 2017 · 00:33:54
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.
May 26, 2017 · 00:02:49
From bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, season two of Revisionist History launches June 15th.
Aug. 18, 2016 · 00:37:26
In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliantyoung comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politicsof Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote andperformed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. Peopleloved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped wouldhappen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and socialprotest are friends or foes.  To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
Aug. 18, 2016 · 00:37:26
In the political turmoil of mid-1990s Britain, a brilliantyoung comic named Harry Enfield set out to satirize the ideology and politicsof Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His parodies became famous. He wrote andperformed a vicious sendup of the typical Thatcherite nouveau riche buffoon. Peopleloved it. And what happened? Exactly the opposite of what Enfield hoped wouldhappen. In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox”asks whether laughter and socialprotest are friends or foes.  To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
Aug. 11, 2016 · 00:32:46
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. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
Aug. 4, 2016 · 00:37:37
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? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
July 28, 2016 · 00:36:22
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 this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
July 21, 2016 · 00:38:55
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? To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
July 14, 2016 · 00:29:57
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. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
July 7, 2016 · 00:33:26
Of the tens of thousands of talented, low-income students who graduate from high school every year in the United States, most never make it to universities appropriate to their gifts. America leaves an enormous amount of talent on the table every year. “Carlos Doesn’t Remember” explains why. To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, visit www.RevisionistHistory.com
July 6, 2016 · 00:36:35
Carlos is a brilliant student from South Los Angeles. He attends an exclusive private school on a academic scholarship. He is the kind of person the American meritocracy is supposed to reward. But in the hidden details of his life lies a cautionary tale about how hard it is to rise from the bottom to the top—and why the American school system, despite its best efforts, continues to leave an extraordinary amount of talent on the table.
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