Revisionist History: Gladwell Explains Things to People

BY lisal

September 2, 2016


“Think with your eyes, feel with your ears,” says best-selling author, Malcolm Gladwell.  It’s all ears when you indulge in his latest venture, the 10-episode podcast called Revisionist History.  Each week Gladwell revisits something from the past – an event, a person, an idea – taking a second look, reinterpreting it.  And, in his characteristic way, he circles back to the present, widening the lens and, simultaneously, our thinking eyes.

I have fallen in love with podcasts.  For the traveler, podcasts are the perfectly tailored companion.  They thrive in the quiet and empty hours of a plane ride. They create private, emotional space in very public, and often offensive ones, (think airports).  And it is always comforting, when on the road, to listen to stories.

Revisionist History is but my most recent podcast, but other notable ones that I have enjoyed:  Serial seasons 1 & 2; The Bowery Boys; Invisibilia