Revisionist History
Revisionist History
Pushkin Industries
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. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
Teaser: The Compromises of Al Levitt
In this month’s subscriber-only episode, a look at the complicated and possibly cursed career of Helen Levitt’s other half. This is a sneak peek at the second in our series of subscriber episodes. To hear the rest, subscribe to PushNik by visiting our show page in Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Oct 14
3 min
Revisionist History Presents:  Climate Change Despondency is Solvable
Solvable Host Ronald Young Jr. sits down with Malcolm Gladwell to talk about climate change: the power of individual choices, cultural shifts and what to expect from the business sector too.  Meaningful climate action requires thoughtful engagement from across all sectors, regions, nations -- from all of us. Check out these recent Solvable episodes for additional solutions and for ways that you can get involved. Destructive Agriculture is Solvable with Rachel Stroer Wildfire Ignition is Solvable with Eric Appel The Lack of Basic Sanitation in the United States is Solvable with Catherine Coleman Flowers The Slow Regrowth of Vulnerable Coral Reefs is Solvable with Sarah Hamlyn Fighting Climate Change Through Incentivized Prizes and Innovation with Anousheh Ansari Making Transportation Systems Eco-friendly is a Solvable Problem with Laura Schewel  Addiction to Fossil Fuels is Solvable with Bill McKibben Executive Producer, Mia Lobel Managing Producer, Sachar Mathias Senior Producer, Jocelyn Frank  Researcher, David Zha Booking by Lisa Dunn Very special thanks to Royston Beserve, Heather Fain, Nicole Morano, Carly Migliori, Eric Sandler and Maggie Taylor. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 29
20 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. Khalil and Ben invite listeners into their conversations about the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. Mixing anecdotes, entertaining storytelling, and thoughtful debate, Some of My Best Friends Are... helps listeners make sense of a deeply divided country. In this episode, Khalil and Ben look back at two classic Interracial Buddy Films: 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon. They ask: How did these films and others like them shape a generation of moviegoers' views on racism and law enforcement? What did they say about being white and Black men of the time? Listen to more episodes of Some of My Best Friends Are... at Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 16
40 min
Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little Mermaid Series
Malcolm revives his Little Mermaid darlings while the editor is away. The first of a series of four bonus episodes. To receive all four, subscribe to PushNik, a subscription program available exclusively through Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Sep 9
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. In the season 6 finale, Revisionist History turns to another species for a little help. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 26
38 min
A Serious Game
The best way to prepare for the unexpected may not be to make plans, or predictions, but to play games. Revisionist History explores imaginary worlds and the people who love finding out what they don’t know. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 19
35 min
Laundry Done Right
Is there a right way to do your laundry? Of course there is. A long look at the science of cleaning your clothes. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 12
37 min
Little Mermaid Part 3: Honestly Ever After
Revisionist History presents: The Little Mermaid...our way. The grand finale of our three-part series. Featuring the voices of Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Dax Shepard, Brit Marling, and many more. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Aug 2
37 min
Little Mermaid Part 2: The Fairytale Twist
The quest to revise The Little Mermaid continues. This week, we call in the experts. Part two of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 29
37 min
Little Mermaid Part 1: The Golden Contract
Revisionist History takes on The Little Mermaid: a deep dive into a world where merpeople present us with a series of vexing moral conundrums. Part one of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 22
38 min
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