Launched in 2015, Revisionist History features insightful stories and interviews by journalist Malcolm Gladwell as he reinvestigates stories and people from the past to find the things that we missed or didn’t understand.
Episodes – The Imaginary Crimes… & Strong Verbs, Short Sentences
This is a two-part series that begins with the episode “The Imaginary Crimes of Margit Hamosh” in season 3 of this show. In it, Malcolm retells of an event that ends in a tragedy and the resulting panic that sweeps the scientific community. I think this is one of those times where I have nothing further to describe the episode. Malcolm lays out the stories, teasing you, making you ask what happened before he switches to something else that gives you further context. The tension builds, and he is back, describes mass psychosis, before delivering you the climax that you sought at the first part of the story, only, you are still asking “what happened next?”