Why do we value big and strong over small and agile? Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the new book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants talks with Brian Lehrer about the psychology, history and politics of lopsided conflicts. He also tells Brian about the "Gladwellian" lessons of his own story, and responds to critics who say he over-simplifies academic research, which he finds "inaccessible."
Winners, losers, underdogs -- what can games tell us about who we really are?
Malcolm Gladwell complicates the tug of war between destiny and determination. On one hand, he doesn't think Gifted and Talented Education Programs can or should pick out high-achievers at age 8. But on the other hand, he says aspiring hockey players born after the first 3 months of the year ...
Robert and Malcolm Gladwell duke it out over questions of luck, talent, passion, and success.
Radiolab asks what race is, and whether it's fixed or fluid, genes or culture?
We turn up the volume on the voices in our heads, and try to get to the bottom of what really steers our decisions.