Revisionist History

Latest Episodes

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...

Descend into the Particular

August 1, 2019
An unarmed man is shot to death by police. How does the Jesuitical idea of “disordered attachments” help us make sense of what happened?...

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

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...

Descend into the Particular

August 1, 2019
An unarmed man is shot to death by police. How does the Jesuitical idea of “disordered attachments” help us make sense of what happened?...

Dr. Rock’s Taxonomy

July 25, 2019
John Rock was the co-inventor of the birth control pill — and a committed Catholic. He wanted his church to approve of his invention....

The Standard Case

July 18, 2019
Revisionist History tries to make sense of the conundrum of PED use in baseball, using the 500-year-old philosophical techniques of St....

Good Old Boys

July 11, 2019
If you disagree with someone — if you find what they think appalling — is there any value in talking to them? In the early 1970s, the...