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From Revisionist History: Margaret Mitchell and A Star is Born

We’re sharing a bonus episode from our friends at Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things misunderstood and overlooked.

This season, Malcolm’s obsessed with experiments – natural experiments, scientific experiments, thought experiments. In this episode of Revisionist History, we learn that Margaret Mitchell was killed by a drunk driver in 1949. She was one of the country’s biggest celebrities in America at the time, but the public reaction was muted.

Why wasn’t the public more angry about drunk drivers? That’s the question Malcolm sets out to explore.

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