Malcolm Gladwell on New Book “The Bomber Mafia” & Podcast “Revisionist History”

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Published on April 30, 2021

Malcolm talks about creating an immersive experience for his new audiobook “The Bomber Mafia,” the incredible story behind one of the deadliest nights in human history during WW2, and his podcast “Revisionist History.”

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  • ShiFt_SpaceYT 7 months ago

    1st comment!

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  • ShiFt_SpaceYT 7 months ago

    What has Covid done to his hairline?

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  • Shivansh Tyagi 7 months ago

    Countless Civilians also died under American bombs, Civilians who knew nothing about the holocaust and were against the National Socialism party anyway

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  • MustBtrouble 7 months ago

    Outliers probably Gladwells best work. At least its what i felt most compelled to recommend here bc it enables you to see the world more empathy. something in dire short supply nowadays.

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  • Johan Arias 7 months ago

    e

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  • aestheticsounds. 7 months ago

    Dude.. im hyped for the new season of his podcast… its so beautiful 😭

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  • Daniel Duvalle 7 months ago

    Ever hear of the acronym “DARVO” regarding behavior of abusers?
    Deny, Attack, Reverse Victim/Offender.
    It’s also the root of modern “conservative” politics.
    “The embrace, by working Americans, of policies that hurt their own interests can be understood on the basis of Ferenczi’s model of identification with the aggressor. Intrafamilial child abuse is often followed by the abuser’s denial. Children typically comply with abuse, in behavior and by embracing the abuser’s false reality, under threat of emotional abandonment. Similarly in the sociopolitical sphere, increasing threats of cultural and economic dispossession have pressed working Americans to adopt an ideology that misrepresents reality and justifies their oppression. In society as in the family, there can be a compensatory narcissistic reaction to forfeiting one’s rights that, ironically, encourages feelings of power and specialness while facilitating submission.”
    (The traumatic basis for the resurgence of right-wing politics among working Americans)
    DOI: 10.1057/pcs.2015.53

    “When effortful, deliberate thought is disengaged, endorsement of conservative ideology increases.”
    (Low-Effort Thought Promotes Political Conservatism)
    10.1177/0146167212439213

    “If all you had ever felt toward another person were the cold wish to “win,” how would you understand the meaning of love, of friendship, of caring? You would not understand. You would simply go on dominating, and denying, and feeling superior. Perhaps you would experience a little emptiness sometimes, a remote sense of dissatisfaction, but that is all.”
    ― Martha Stout, The Sociopath Next Door

    “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
    ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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  • New Message 7 months ago

    That is a man who never had enough thingamabobs as a child.

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  • Alex Goslar 7 months ago

    Malcom is brilliant as always. (The tipping point)

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  • Ben Dover 7 months ago

    1 . I’ll watch little mermaid again
    2. I need to listen to the book bombing mafia

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  • Alan Beaumont 7 months ago

    If you think that it is a revelation that there were advocates for air power being supreme over all other forms of warfare then you missed the history bus by at least half a century.
    As early as 1907 H.G.Wells’ The War in the Air predicted terror bombing of civilians. In 1939 British planners assumed 100,000s of casualties in London shortly after the outbreak of WWII. Turned out indiscriminate area bombing simply stiffened an enemy’s resolve, but precision bombing (1944 onwards: Railways and industry) shortened the war. Not funny, but true.

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  • Paul Thomas 7 months ago

    Gotta be one of this show’s best interviews in recent memory: hilarious, insightful, and authentic.

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  • Jessica Dutridge 7 months ago

    I love Malcolm Gladwell. He is pure gold.

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  • Côte d'Azur 7 months ago

    Malcolm Gladwell’s audiobooks are the only ones that I am able to sit through in their entirety. Looking forward to enjoying this new book. I wonder if it’s related to his 2011 Ted Talk on the Norden bombsight.

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  • MikeTyson 7 months ago

    Malcolm took coke

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  • ReBecca O 7 months ago

    Laughing at myself because at first I thought the title was ‘Boomer’ Mafia.
    Of course. My parents are boomers and they left their grandchildren with a dying planet 🤣

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  • B 7 months ago

    The guest looks like the kid off wild Thornberrys

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  • Dan Simms 7 months ago

    He’s right about the mermaid, and I bet he goes into how masochistic it is too.

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  • Marvin Gershowitz 7 months ago

    He’s not much of a Historian. Either he neglects to say or doesn’t know that BURNING Down Japan continued for most of the war and incinerated MILLIONS. Germany had some that as well…. I’m not for war, but I’m not passing judgement either. I’m just making it known that there were more than 1 time, and some of the Bombing killed many more than the Atomic Bombs.

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  • AuntiJen 7 months ago

    Fun fact; Curtis Lemay was the character in Oliver stones JFK who was the military guy in the JFK’s autopsy scene who was smoking a cigar.

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  • goeast12 7 months ago

    My 25 year old daughter loved the little mermaid when she was a kid.

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  • Ryan Dietrich 7 months ago

    Omg, that was sublime

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  • Tyson Schroeder 7 months ago

    Fantastic Audiobook. Fantastic Author.

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  • Alfareon 7 months ago

    firebombing cities was a popular allied strategy

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  • Angelum Band 7 months ago

    War criminal George Bush murdered 2 Million people in Iraq. You will not change history with lies.

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  • Ebby C 7 months ago

    “what does he do to Ursula,… he murrrrrders her!!” 😄 I can’t. Malcolm G. Can’t wait to listen to this on Revisionist History.

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  • tigergreene 7 months ago

    I love Malcolm Gladwell, and I really love complaining about bad movies, but he’s just WRONG about Little Mermaid. That movie is a national treasure. Gladwell’s become a grumpy old grinch.

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  • Home Wall 7 months ago

    Don’t worry about all those bombing deaths….the real problems are menthol cigarettes and kit guns.

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  • maxine A-M 7 months ago

    I love this human being!
    Little mermaid…what? Ursula??..Lol

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  • Czhil sounds like Jill 7 months ago

    Brit X Malcolm? Sign me up

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  • Jason Fields 7 months ago

    Now I’m going to watch The Little Mermaid 🧜🏼‍♀️

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  • Dol l 7 months ago

    The little mermaid…glad he is destroying it. Worst movie!

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  • JACK SPARO 7 months ago

    Jules Jordan – Lana Rhoades Shows

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  • Liz Thor-Larsen 7 months ago

    Gentlemen, this bombing tactic was used by Bush Sr. on Iraq with the first Iraq war invasion – they hit power plants and hydro dams. It brought Iraq to its knees. Then the sanctions set in…millions starved to death; many of them children. Then Bush Jr. “goes in to finish the job” so to speak. Sick.

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  • Universal federation of truth 7 months ago

    You want the best story you will ever cover on your show? I have evidence of the social media coverup. I am banned across all social media platforms and have recently stumbled onto something bigger than anything you will ever know.

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  • Princess Resinista 7 months ago

    It seems really interesting. I too have a six year old.

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  • Aerial Arboreal 7 months ago

    Love me some Malcolm…

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  • Kimberly Christine 7 months ago

    Whoa we went straight to drunken cocktail party conversation with this interview and I am here for it.

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  • 2ndmoon 7 months ago

    I’m a simple person, I see Malcolm gladwell, not only will I click, but I’ll recommend it to everyone too!

    can’t wait for the little mermaid diss 😁

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  • No One 7 months ago

    I’m guessing this is some kind of “woke” take on The Little Mermaid? Get outta here…

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  • Sonny Cee Playlist 7 months ago

    💙❤👍😎✌

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  • Kate Sadhbh 7 months ago

    JIMMY KIMMEL IS A CHILD ABUSER

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  • Debra Jensen 7 months ago

    Everything old is new again. His book is just like the old radio programs except technology is better today.

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  • Debra Jensen 7 months ago

    I guess I’d better read this because we were taught that while we were focused on the war in Europe, which they were trying to involve us in, Japan launched a surprised attack. This is what changed our mind about getting into the war and we bombed Japan because it would keep them from getting further involved.

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  • Swift 7 months ago

    Did Guillermo go to the Oscars this year?

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  • sarah x 7 months ago

    Pls Post the Full Episodes. Maybe 2-3 Weeks after the Show for the people outside the us

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  • me and me 7 months ago

    Now, who is friends with Jimmy, the Pope, and the catholic church, just give a thumbs up!!!

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  • Stevie74133 7 months ago

    Malcolm Gladwell shredding The Little Mermaid?!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • neeva63 7 months ago

    Shame on you Jimmy!. We all thought you were better then that dag gonit you sold your soul

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  • ermiasd 7 months ago

    Check out Malcolm’s podcast Revisionist History

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  • damasviews 7 months ago

    A girl so desperate to meet some guy that she gives up her voice- the best thing about herself!
    So gross.

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  • Rahul Sagar 7 months ago

    Perfect combination of humor and intellect!

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  • Theodore Olson 7 months ago

    General Curtis LeMay…..a very dark side of our military past.

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  • M. Blair Ligon 7 months ago

    Malcolm— The Lion King is even worse than The Little Mermaid.

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  • Victoria Alfred-Smythe 7 months ago

    MAQA.2024

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  • shamus berry 7 months ago

    There was no Air Force in the 30s. Army air but not Air Force

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  • shamus berry 7 months ago

    There was no Air Force in WWII.

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  • Nam Hum 7 months ago

    C is c,,,,, ,,, ok. F is ,,,, ,,,, I need volunteers ,,, wow ,,,,,,, F is F ,,,, ,,,, U ,,,,, ok. !,,,,,

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  • Nam Hum 7 months ago

    You ,,,, shut up ,,,, read my book ,,,,, ,,,,,

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  • EVA FLANDRAK 7 months ago

    Disney’s version of Little Mermaid was different than the original story…. the original version from Andersen was even worse with Ariel’s death …

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  • Talkies 7 months ago

    Malcolm: correctly evaluating the sht show that is The Little Mermaid.
    Also Malcolm: ignoring all the other Disney movie sht shows that send equally awful messages.
    But, it was entertaining. 😂

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