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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the number-one particular New York Instances very best seller Outliers, reinvents the audiobook in this immersive generation of Conversing to Strangers, a highly effective examination of our interactions with men and women we don’t know.
How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a era? Why did Neville Chamberlain feel he could belief Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do tv sitcoms educate us something about the way we relate to each and every other that isn’t true?
Though tackling these issues, Malcolm Gladwell was not only crafting a book for the webpage. He was also developing for the ear. In the audiobook model of Conversing to Strangers, you’ll hear the voices of folks he interviewed – researchers, criminologists, armed forces psychologists. Courtroom transcripts are brought to daily life with re-enactments. You actually listen to the contentious arrest of Sandra Bland by the side of the road in Texas. As Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the demo of Amanda Knox, and the suicide of Sylvia Plath, you listen to immediately from quite a few of the players in these true-existence tragedies. There is even a theme tune – Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout”.
A thing is incredibly improper, Gladwell argues, with the equipment and methods we use to make sense of people today we will not know. And for the reason that we do not know how to discuss to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound outcome on our lives and our environment.
The audiobook edition of Conversing to Strangers was an immediate number-1 greatest seller, and was one particular of the most pre-ordered audiobooks in historical past. It seamlessly marries audiobooks and podcasts, generating a wholly new and true listening practical experience.