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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Society & Culture
Michael Lewis on Why It’s Hard to Find Real Exp...
Malcolm invites best-selling author Michael Lewis back to talk about the third season of his Pushkin show, Against the Rules. On his podcast, Lewis explores what’s happened to fairness in American life through the lens of people who depend on public trust.
18 min
The Future of Drones from What’s Your Problem
As we're getting ready for our new season, coming in June, we're sharing an episode from Pushkin's newest show, What's Your Problem?
22 min
Revisiting Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
18 min
From Deep Cover: Who Was Bob Cooley?
Deep Cover is a show about people who lead double lives
9 min
The Revisionist History Holiday Sampler
Special previews of Pushkin’s show Bad Women: Ripper Retold and this month’s Pushkin+ episode.
23 min
Introducing: A Slight Change of Plans, Apple Po...
Pushkin is thrilled to announce that A Slight Change of Plans was named Apple Podcasts' Best Show of the Year!
39 min
Revisionist History Presents Miracle And Wonder...
Presenting: An Excerpt from Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam.
38 min
Teaser: Pushkin’s Dirty Laundry
In this month’s subscriber-only episode, the Pushkin staff have something to say about Malcolm’s portrayal of their laundry habits.
6 min
Teaser: The Compromises of Al Levitt
A look at the complicated and possibly cursed career of Helen Levitt’s other half. To hear the rest, subscribe to PushNik by visiting our show page in Apple Podcasts.
3 min
Revisionist History Presents: Climate Change D...
17 min
At The Movies with Some of My Best Friends Are...
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.
40 min
Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little M...
Malcolm revives his Little Mermaid darlings while the editor is away.
26 min
The Dog Will See You Now
If recent times have shown us anything, it’s that many problems can not be fixed by humans alone.
32 min
A Serious Game
The best way to prepare for the unexpected may not be to make plans, or predictions, but to play games.
30 min
Laundry Done Right
Is there a right way to do your laundry? Of course there is
31 min
Little Mermaid Part 3: Honestly Ever After
Revisionist History presents: The Little Mermaid...our way. The grand finale of our three-part series.
32 min
Little Mermaid Part 2: The Fairytale Twist
The quest to revise The Little Mermaid continues. This week, we call in the experts.
31 min
Little Mermaid Part 1: The Golden Contract
Revisionist History takes on The Little Mermaid. Part one of three.
33 min
The Judgment of Helen Levitt
Helen Slote Levitt was on her way to the good life in 1950s Hollywood. Then one day, her name appeared on a list.
34 min
Project Dillard
A historically Black University in New Orleans is beloved by everyone--except the US News best colleges rankings.
34 min
Lord of the Rankings
For 30 years, US News & World Report has been using a secret formula to rank the best colleges and universities in the United States.
31 min
I Love You Waymo
Revisionist History travels to Phoenix, Arizona to learn about the future of the automobile. It’s not what you think. It’s much better.
33 min
Presenting: Be Antiracist with Ibram X. Kendi
Malcolm Gladwell sits down with Ibram X. Kendi to kick off Pushkin’s new podcast, Be Antiracist.
26 min
Introducing Revisionist History Season Six
The sixth season of Revisionist History is underway, and Malcolm’s finally out of the house.
2 min
Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Grant
Whenever Malcolm and Adam Grant cross paths on the book tour circuit, it's always a good time.
46 min