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Malcolm Gladwell

Journalist, speaker, podcaster, and NYT best-selling author

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is co-founder of Pushkin Industries and host of the hit podcast Revisionist History. He is a journalist, a speaker, and the author of several New York Times bestsellers including The Tipping Point, Outliers, David and Goliath, Talking to Strangers, and The Bomber Mafia. Gladwell has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He is a trustee of the Surgo Foundation and currently serves on the board of the RAND Corporation.

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Pushkin presents REVISIONIST HISTORY: Unlocked and Unloaded

Sat May 4, 2024 | 2:45pm

Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell’s journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past — an event, a person, an idea, even a song — and asks whether we got it right the first time. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance. This live edition is the culmination of a six-part series from Revisionist History about everything Americans get wrong about guns with a conversation between host Gladwell with gun control activist David Hogg and trauma surgeon Babak Sarani.

Malcolm Gladwell
David Hogg
Dr. Babak Sarani
Featuring: Malcolm Gladwell, David Hogg, Dr. Babak Sarani

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The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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