Malcolm and this podcast is acting like a flashlight in our dark world.
I have read all of his books and this podcast is right up there with his literature. The stories are engaging, and truly fascinating. I reccommend this podcast to everyone I know.
Wildly entertaining while being retrospective, introspective, and prospective all at the same time. ðð¿ðªð¿ð¯ð¯ð¯
So interesting. Immediately wish there was more. Over time, it's edged ahead of TAL to become my favorite.
I'm a huge fan of Malcolm Gladwell's books, and he has brough his great story skills to this podcast.
Just listen to Carlos doesn't remember. Now I have a lot to remember!I intend to find out more about YES and Eric Eisner and whether we can do something here in New Jersey.I can't wait to listen to the other of your podcasts about capitalization.thank you very much
Malcolm Gladwell is great and it's stories like this that should be told and not the majority of other fodder that is on itunes.
In the Malcolm Gladwell "deep insight" style, these podcasts make you really think on history and human behavior. Wonderful episodes backed by books to go seeped into the topicGreat podcast
Thanks MG for the new perspective
If Mr. Gladwell has written it for the public; I've read it. It comes as no surprise that I have greatly enjoyed this podcast. If you like his books you will like Revisionist History. I can't help but think that each of these "casts" are chapter ideas that didn't fit in his writing...
Really...it's Malcolm Gladwell so it doesn't really matter what he does - but this is a wonderful podcast. Expertly done with original stories. Highly recommend.
So glad Malcolm Gladwell started a podcast, it's like listening to him create one of his excellent books or articles. Great podcast.
Full disclosure: I'm a Bowdoin alum and previous recipient of financial aid as an undergrad and then later as a graduate student at a major university where I was supported in large part by another Bowdoin grant.I've read most of Gladwell's stuff and for the most part enjoyed it. The Bowdoin story for "food fight" was really sad. I think Malcolm had good intentions (increasing access to higher education for low income students). However somehow suggesting that Bowdoin's locally sourced, high-quality food is the reason why it doesn't have more Pell Grant recipients is too clever by half (and symptomatic of a poorly researched story and flawed logic absent any data).It makes me wonder about his other arguments and whether they also are also hypotheses without evidence or even worse, click bait journalism.I will still listen from time to time for entertainment and thought provocation reasons but be advised the arguments often don't fit the facts (no matter how earnest and slick the presentation).Don't take my word for it given my inherent bias, I encourage you to listen to the "food fight" episode and then read Bowdoin's response (Google it) which includes facts and figures as well as emails from Gladwell's producer. Then be your own judge of whether Gladwell was doing good listeners a service with that story.
I'm really grateful that Mr. Gladwell has taken the time to produce such wonderful, frequent episodes.
I've listened to a few episodes. I generally like them but the narrative is elitist. For instance the episode about the smart kid from the bad neighborhood portrayed his only chance of survival as going to Harvard. There was no discussion of wealth inequality. There was no mention of how suicidal depression is commonplace at high pressure elite colleges. Or how about this little detail. In the episode about the female painter breaking the glass ceiling, Gladwell lists countries that have never elected a second female president to show how once a glass ceiling is broken that doesn't magically fix everything. He listed Brazil. Brazil JUST elected a woman president. If in 50 years they never elect another woman then yes that is a problem, but Gladwell is being disingenuous with the list. This show is good but you have to look past all the liberal elitist politically correct baggage that Gladwell brings.
Malcolm seems to be living up to his already deserved rating. He hasn't lost his stuff.
Typical Malcolm Gladwell, if you've read any of his books you know his insightful style. If you haven't, prepared to be dazzled by the podcast. (Either way you'll be dazzled) The guy just has a knack for asking the next question deeper. So far "The Big Man Can't Shoot" has been my favorite but each episode seems to get better and better.
I've really enjoyed the podcast episosdes so far: they are well made with dives into the niche curiousities that Gladwell is famous for. It has definitely claimed a spot in my weekly listening rotation.
Malcom has constructed a wonderful podcast
This is a great podcast which highlights interesting topics from the past as well as current issues.
This leaves me wanting to know more every time I listen.
Up there with TAL and Serial.
More thought provoking narrative from Gladwell.
I listen to a lot of history podcasts. The topics here are mediocre at best. Couldn't keep my attention.
I've read Gladwell's books and have loved them all. This podcast shows the same professionalism, well thought out, intriguing stories that we all have fallen in love with. I just finish the podcast about Carlos and I even shed a tear or two. My only request to Malcolm is to make it longer than 10 episodes!
Appreciate the perspective given and the effort made to deliver!
Only complaint is i wish they were longer.
This is quickly become my number one podcast.
Been listening from the start, but the Carlos episode pushed it over the "tipping point." Looking forward to the following weeks.
Meticulously produced, researched, edited, and written; insightful, fascinating, witty ... in other words, exactly what you would expect from a Malcolm Gladwell podcast.
I am a huge fan of Malcolm Gladwell's books - Blink, Outliers etc. but this podcast is unabashed progressive politics. He makes the classic mistake of 'celebrities' in thinking that success in one area equates to his opinion being important in politics.
Love it, very well done. Keep 'em coming!
Even though I sometimes disagree with Malcom, this is one of the best podcasts available. From content to production value to the thoughtfulness of the topics; this is 5 stars all around.
Relaxing and informative
Your My Hero!
Keep on keepin on
I can praise it enough.
Succinct and powerful. All subject matter has been socially relevant. Gladwell has the pulse on what is currently necessary for discussion, and elucidates specific stories with pin point accuracy allowing a clear and tangible translation for the overall lesson. Brilliant.
Great storytelling! Already one of the best!
It seems ingenuine. The reporting and writing just sub-par, and the ideological biases are clear.
What an incredible piece of work. Each podcast is a mix of history, culture, sociology, and psychology. I especially like the book recommendations at the end. Please continue this podcast Mr. Gladwell.
Malcolm you are a wonderful writer and when you read your work, like you did on TED wAs great. It was on David and Goliath and normally not my kind of reading or something on some other things. When you read them you touch me and reach places and feelings in my mind not many authors have gotten. You are definitely one of the best. I can see you hanging out in the Oak Room at the plaza telling stories with a nice scotch with Hemingway. Cheers! If you would give me your next book signed I would really cherish it. I gave you a 5. Every family should sit and listen to your stories and get the TV off. You are awesome
Engaging...like 99% invisible on history
Interesting topics covered so far, and Malcolm Gladwell is engaging as usual. Looking forward to the rest of the episodes!
The topics are varied and interesting. He has a great mind and a soothing voice. Hopefully this gains traction!
Wonderfully prepared and eloquently presented. A must for any fan of storytelling and history's intricacies.