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Revisionist History

Updated: Mar 30, 2020

Day 398


I recently stumbled across Malcolm Gladwell's podcast, Revisionist History.

Until now, the podcasts I've listened to have been in host interviews guest format, though Joe Ferraro does deliver a brief biweekly monologue in between interviews on the 1% Better Project. Gladwell's pod is neither monologue nor interview, but at the same time, it is a combination of the two.

His focus is on things misunderstood or forgotten, or both.

I'm mildly obsessed.

Gladwell is a thinker, and he thinks differently than anybody I have ever encountered. Maybe that's why he sells so many books.

The morning after I wrote my Churchill piece, I listened to his Churchill piece, The Prime Minister and the Prof, and was left questioning how great a leader Churchill really was.

I was nearly in tears at the end of his dive into why country music can tap into real emotion in a way rock and roll cannot (The King of Tears).

And numerous other times, I've been purely amazed by the way his mind works, and the depths he is willing to go to when seeking answers to his questions.

His delivery is impeccable, his topics visceral, and each episode leaves me wanting more.

Revisionist History is incredibly well done. It will tap into every human emotion, if you allow it to..

It will make you think differently about things you have never considered, and perhaps about things you've given significant thought. It might even get you to reconsider some strongly held opinions.

Check it out.



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