Revisionist Revisited: The King of Tears

Revisionist Revisited: The King of Tears

Revisionist History - June 16, 2020 - 55:32

In our last listener favorite, we revisit The King of Tears from Season 2 where Revisionist History goes to Nashville to talk with Bobby Braddock, who has written more sad songs than almost anyone else. What is it about music that makes us cry? And what sets country music apart?The wait for new episodes is almost over. Season 5 launches June 18. For updates on the coming season, sign up for our emails at, we hear a sneak peak of the new Cautionary Tales mini-season, hosted by Tim Harford.

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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.