Malcolm Gladwell is back with season 5 of his Revisionist History podcast.
I know it’s become sport for some to attack Gladwell’s books for how he builds a case around his hypothesis. To me though, the real reason to read (or in this case, listen) to Gladwell is because he’s a master of asking “why?”. This fundamental, but powerful question has been driving a lot of social change lately. We should be asking it more often.
In the end, it seems to me that Gladwell doesn’t care much about whether you agree with him or not, though in interviews he strikes me as someone who’s not going to agree to disagree easily. What he does seem to care about is that you take the journey with him and spend some time in contemplation. You’re always free to draw your own conclusions.
Bonus: If you’re new to the podcast, here are the episodes that listeners recommend the most, according to Podyssey.