333 episodes

Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.

They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius. 
 
They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.

Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.

Here are some of our favourite episodes to get you started:

WATERGATE/NIXON apple.co/3JrVl5h
ALEXANDER THE GREAT apple.co/3Q4FaNk
HARDCORE HISTORY'S DAN CARLIN apple.co/3vqkGa3
PUTIN & RUSSIA apple.co/3zMtLfX

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, and attempting to de-tangle the present.

They question the nature of Greatness, why the West no longer has civil wars and whether Richard Nixon was more like Caligula or Claudius. 
 
They're distilling the entirety of human history, or, as much as they can fit into about fifty minutes.

Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.

Here are some of our favourite episodes to get you started:

WATERGATE/NIXON apple.co/3JrVl5h
ALEXANDER THE GREAT apple.co/3Q4FaNk
HARDCORE HISTORY'S DAN CARLIN apple.co/3vqkGa3
PUTIN & RUSSIA apple.co/3zMtLfX

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Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    300. The Real Downton Abbey

    300. The Real Downton Abbey

    Edwardian Britain: Domestic service is at its peak. However, as Britain modernises, things were about to change.
    Tom and Dominic are joined by Lucy Lethbridge to discuss conservatism, universal aunts, and the relationship between master and servant.
    *The Rest Is History Live Tour April 2023*:
    Tom and Dominic are going on tour in April 2023 and performing in London, Edinburgh, and Salford! Buy your tickets here:
    https://robomagiclive.com/the-rest-is-history/
    Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.
    Twitter: 
    @TheRestHistory
     
    @holland_tom
     
    @dcsandbrook

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    • 48 min
    RIHC: The Fall of Saigon, the Real Da Vinci Code, and Ozymandias

    RIHC: The Fall of Saigon, the Real Da Vinci Code, and Ozymandias

    What's strange about the anniversary of the Fall of Saigon? How much do you know about the REAL Da Vinci Code? And why is Dominic so unapologetic for missing Burns Night?

    All this and more on this week’s bonus episode of The Rest Is History.


    *The Rest Is History Live Tour April 2023*:

    Tom and Dominic are going on tour in April 2023 and performing in London, Edinburgh, and Salford! Buy your tickets here:

    https://robomagiclive.com/the-rest-is-history/

    Twitter:

    @TheRestHistory

    @holland_tom

    @dcsandbrook

    299. The Greatest Female Pharaoh

    299. The Greatest Female Pharaoh

    "One of the greatest rulers to have ever lived" - Tom Holland. But how much do you know about Hatshepsut? And how did she propel herself from regent to become one of the most revered rulers of all time?
    *The Rest Is History Live Tour April 2023*:
    Tom and Dominic are going on tour in April 2023 and performing in London, Edinburgh, and Salford! Buy your tickets here:
    https://robomagiclive.com/the-rest-is-history/
    Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.
    Twitter: 
    @TheRestHistory
     
    @holland_tom
     
    @dcsandbrook


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    • 50 min
    298. The Nazis: Total Power

    298. The Nazis: Total Power

    Hitler is chancellor, but he is not yet all-powerful. How does he go from becoming the leader of the Reichstag, to an unshackled dictator with nothing to check his power?
    *The Rest Is History Live Tour April 2023*:
    Tom and Dominic are going on tour in April 2023 and performing in London, Edinburgh, and Salford! Buy your tickets here:
    https://robomagiclive.com/the-rest-is-history/
    Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.
    Twitter: 
    @TheRestHistory
     
    @holland_tom
     
    @dcsandbrook

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    • 53 min
    RIHC: Colonialism vs nationalism, social darwinism, and Indian odysseys (livestream)

    RIHC: Colonialism vs nationalism, social darwinism, and Indian odysseys (livestream)

    Was Darwinism used as a justification for selfishness? When does Colonialism turn into Nationalism? Would there have been a Second World War without Hitler? In this week's bonus, Tom and Dominic wrestle with our members' questions, as well as discussing Tom's recent holiday to India, their favourite RIH episodes, and much more...

    If you want to watch the livestream, click the link below:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyAXjBO_uQk

    297. The Nazis: Hitler's Triumph

    297. The Nazis: Hitler's Triumph

    Wall Street crashes. The German economy capitulates and governments start to fall. Backroom deals and political scheming come to the fore. Join Tom and Dominic as they tell the story of the shadowy deals that allowed Hitler to gain power.
    *The Rest Is History Live Tour April 2023*:
    Tom and Dominic are going on tour in April 2023 and performing in London, Edinburgh, and Salford! Buy your tickets here:
    https://robomagiclive.com/the-rest-is-history/
    Join The Rest Is History Club (www.restishistorypod.com) for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.
    Twitter: 
    @TheRestHistory
     
    @holland_tom
     
    @dcsandbrook

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    • 55 min

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RustyF0 ,

History and impressions worth 5 stars

Being a frustrated lover of all things historical it can be equally frustrating hearing such incredible moments from time being told in a cold mono tone voice. No such worries here. With many a contemporary comparison, cricket analogy or spitting image level of impersonation. This pod cast has it all. 5*, 6th star for the Ron and Maggie voice acting.

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