Revisionist History | 2 July 2020 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell makes the counterintuitive case that it would be better to elect political representatives by lottery rather than ballot.
More with Anna Maria Tremonti | 23 March 2020 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell about the importance of changing our minds. The good news is he’s hopeful about our ability to do so. In fact, Gladwell believes closed-minded dogmatists are the real outliers. “Most people are actually open to new interpretations — surprisingly so.” Gladwell reveals why he prefers audio to print; where he gets his best ideas; why overconfident people may be more dangerous than ignorant ones; and why people reacting with a “huh” is the ultimate compliment.
The Next Big Idea | 10 December 2019 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell highlighting ideas and stories from his book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know.
Revisionist History | 19 September 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Malcolm Gladwell discusses his book, Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know. Examines Gladwell’s theory that prejudging people we don’t know can lead to dangerous consequences. Through well-known cases like the Bernie Madoff scandal, the Amanda Knox trial, the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse trial, and the racially charged arrest and death of Sandra Bland, Gladwell explains his belief that many of us unconsciously invite conflict and misunderstanding into our lives.
The Ezra Klein Show | 23 August 2016 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Malcolm Gladwell delving into his process to generate contrarian perspectives. Topics include: Gladwell’s early career; how Canadians are disinclined to escalate conflicts; the value and nature of boredom in childhood; how people reflexively pile on to convenient narratives; why podcasting is different from writing for the page/screen; how the internet will one day seem like an experiment gone completely awry; and the importance of people who are above average though not exceptional.
Revisionist History| 31 May 2018 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
An early morning raid, a house-full of Nazis, the world’s greatest harmonica player, and a dashingly handsome undercover spy. Part 1 of a two-part exploration of memory and our naïve ideas about what memory is worth. Malcolm Gladwell shows us how we all reimagine the truth – so we cannot treat our memory as gospel. So good you just might listen twice.
Revisionist History | 7 June 2018 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
The second part of Gladwell’s exploration of memory and our naïve ideas about what memory is worth. Part 1 showed that only a fool accepts the evidence of his own memory as gospel. This part shows how we’re all fools. Around 60% of our memories of flashbulb events like 911 are false, although we fervently believe them to be true.