I’ve fallen in love with Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast Revisionist History.
I said it. Period.
Those who don’t know yet what this Revisionist History is — it’s Malcolm’s podcast where he explores people, events, or ideas overlooked or misunderstood. Because he believes ‘sometimes the past deserves a second chance.’
Malcolm Gladwell is the king of nonfiction, and we know him for his incredible works, including The Tipping Point, Outliers, Blink, David and Goliath, etc.
But why do we love Malcolm so much? We love him because he is a fantastic guy who always puts lights on the things that we cannot see from outside. He, like an expert diver, dives deep into the ocean and collects the jewels. He teaches you(without sounding like a teacher) how to see things. That’s why we love him. And he has been doing the same in Revisionist History but in a more entertaining way.
His incredible voice, in-depth analysis, background music, interviews excerpts, facts, story-telling — everything in Revisionist History is just phenomenal.
It’s an unparalleled experience to listen to him revisiting some long-forgotten events or people (or even a song) and finding something new and exciting.
I really never thought a podcast could be this amazing.
Malcolm started Revisionist History in 2016. But at first, he was not too much excited about it. It’s his friend Jacob Weisberg who convinced him to start the podcast. Then only two years later, Malcolm himself co-founded a podcast company Pushkin Industries, with Jacob.
So far, Revisionist History has completed airing six seasons. Every season has ten episodes on different topics, people, or events.
I haven’t listened to them all. But here are a few of my favorites.