223 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.
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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.

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    201. American Civil War: Outbreak

    201. American Civil War: Outbreak

    Welcome to the second episode in The Rest Is History's 'American Civil War' series.
    The release schedule of the remaining two episodes is as follows:
    Gettysburg (Thursday 30th June)
    Aftermath & Legacy (Monday 4th July)
    However, members of The Rest Is History Club get all episodes RIGHT NOW, so head to restishistorypod.com to sign up.
    In today's pod, Dominic, Tom and historian Adam Smith discuss the opening exchanges of the war and the tactics both sides used. They also look at some of the big characters including Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and ask whether there was ever any realistic chance of the European nations joining the conflict.
    Producer: Paul King
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com

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    • 46 min
    200. American Civil War: The Causes

    200. American Civil War: The Causes

    Welcome to The Rest Is History 'American Civil War' series.
    The release schedule of the four episodes is as follows:
    The Causes (Monday 27th June)
    Outbreak (Tuesday 28th June)
    Gettysburg (Thursday 30th June)
    Aftermath & Legacy (Monday 4th July)
    However, members of The Rest Is History Club get all four episodes RIGHT NOW, so head to restishistorypod.com to sign up.
    In the first of a four part series, Tom and Dominic are joined by historian Adam Smith for an in-depth look at the origins of the war. They ask whether the moral, political and economic problems of slavery made conflict inevitable and discuss the character of Abraham Lincoln.
    Producer: Paul King
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com

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    • 54 min
    199. Stonehenge

    199. Stonehenge

    On today's pod Tom and Dominic are joined by Stonehenge expert Mike Pitts to discuss all the big questions that surround Stonehenge:
    Who built it? How did they build it? What was it built for?
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    Editor: James Hodgson
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com

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    • 57 min
    198. Cleopatra's Downfall

    198. Cleopatra's Downfall

    Join Tom and Dominic for the fourth and final instalment in their Cleopatra mini-series, as they discuss Octavian's propaganda, the war he waged against Antony and Cleopatra, and their ultimate demise. 
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    Editor: James Hodgson
    Producer: Dom Johnson
    Exec Producer: Jack Davenport
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com

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    • 42 min
    ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 2)

    ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 2)

    Watergate 50th Anniversary re-release (Part 2):
    Last October we recorded a two part special on the remarkable political story which became known as Watergate.
    Today marks 50 years since the break-in at the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. - which marked the start of a scandal that would ultimately unseat US president Richard Nixon.
    So we thought we’d re-release our two episodes, largely for the benefit of the many new listeners who have been kind enough to subscribe to The Rest is History over the past eight or nine months and may have missed the shows first time round.
    That’s not to say our longer-standing listeners should ignore them, they certainly reward a second hearing.
    Enjoy the show.
    Join The Rest Is History Club for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.
    Twitter:
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    • 48 min
    ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 1)

    ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 1)

    Watergate 50th Anniversary re-release:
    Last October we recorded a two part special on the remarkable political story which became known as Watergate.
    Today marks 50 years since the break-in at the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building in Washington, D.C. - which marked the start of a scandal that would ultimately unseat US president Richard Nixon.
    So we thought we’d re-release our two episodes, largely for the benefit of the many new listeners who have been kind enough to subscribe to The Rest is History over the past eight or nine months and may have missed the shows first time round.
    That’s not to say our longer-standing listeners should ignore them, they certainly reward a second hearing.
    Enjoy the show.
    Join The Rest Is History Club 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
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com

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    • 45 min

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