Revisionist History

Latest Episodes

Revisionist History Presents: The Happiness Lab

October 1, 2019
Malcolm Gladwell presents the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos. To listen to all...

Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

September 19, 2019
Malcolm Gladwell speaks with Oprah Winfrey about his new book Talking to Strangers, the one mystery he hopes might be resolved in our...

The Queen of Cuba

August 29, 2019
On February 24, 1996, Cuban fighter jets shot down two small planes operated by Brothers to the Rescue, an organization in Florida that...

About The Show

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.

More Episodes

Revisionist History Presents: The Happiness Lab

October 1, 2019
Malcolm Gladwell presents the newest podcast from Pushkin Industries: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos. To listen to all...

Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

September 19, 2019
Malcolm Gladwell speaks with Oprah Winfrey about his new book Talking to Strangers, the one mystery he hopes might be resolved in our...

The Queen of Cuba

August 29, 2019
On February 24, 1996, Cuban fighter jets shot down two small planes operated by Brothers to the Rescue, an organization in Florida that...

The Obscure Virus Club

August 22, 2019
Throughout the 1960s, a biologist named Howard Temin became convinced that something wasn’t right in science’s understanding of viruses....

Chutzpah vs. Chutzpah

August 15, 2019
You thought that there was only one kind of chutzpah. Wrong. There’s two. Revisionist History tells the story of the Mafia’s showdown...

In a Metal Mood

August 8, 2019
Two seasons after its investigation of the decline of McDonalds french fries, Revisionist History returns to fast-food’s high-tech test...