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Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, attempting to de-tangle the present for their new podcast "The Rest Is History"


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 thirty minutes.

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    • 4.8 • 362 Ratings

Historians Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are interrogating the past, attempting to de-tangle the present for their new podcast "The Rest Is History"


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 thirty minutes.

    110. History of India in 10 Buildings

    110. History of India in 10 Buildings

    Curator and art historian Aparna Andhare gives Tom and Dominic her selection of the ten buildings that best illustrate India’s past 4,500 years. Ranging from Mohenjo-daro to Narendra Modi, all the Subcontinent’s history is here.


    A Goalhanger Films & Left Peg Media production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com
     
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    • 54 min
    109. Dinosaurs

    109. Dinosaurs

    How did the existence of dinosaurs come to be discovered, & what role have they played in the popular imagination over the past 200 years? And what can humanity learn from the extinction of dinosaurs - if indeed they ARE extinct? Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook explore the constantly evolving after-life of dinosaurs.


    A Goalhanger Films & Left Peg Media production
    Produced by Joey McCarthy
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com
     
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    • 49 min
    108. The Industrial Revolution

    108. The Industrial Revolution

    Did the industrial revolution really improve people’s lives? And why was Britain first to industrialise? Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by Emma Griffin, professor of modern history and author of Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution.
     
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    • 56 min
    107. Watergate: part 2

    107. Watergate: part 2

    Despite his overwhelming lead in the polls, President Richard Nixon’s paranoia leads to the criminal actions of the Watergate scandal. In this second part of our mini-series, Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland explore the unravelling of the conspiracy and its consequences for US politics.


    Tickets for our live show on the 14th November in London can be booked here:
    https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/the-rest-is-history-podcast-live-at-podicon-london-14-11-2021/event/35005AD2A0FA2FB3


    A Goalhanger Films & Left Peg Media production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com
     
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    • 48 min
    106. Watergate: part 1

    106. Watergate: part 1

    What led Richard Nixon into the greatest political scandal in American history? Dominic Sandbrook, acclaimed historian of the period, leads Tom Holland on an extraordinary journey from Nixon’s humble beginnings through his political rise and to the precipice of his downfall. The first in a two part mini-series.


    A Goalhanger Films & Left Peg Media production
    Produced by Harry Lineker
    Exec Producer Tony Pastor
    Twitter:
    @TheRestHistory
    @holland_tom
    @dcsandbrook
    Email: restishistorypod@gmail.com
     
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    • 44 min
    105. Classics

    105. Classics

    The world’s most famous classicist, Professor Mary Beard, joins Tom and Dominic to discuss how the legacy of classical Greece and Rome has been interpreted and re-interpreted over the past millennium and a half. They range from Dante’s Satan snacking on Julius Caesar’s assassins in Hell to recent demands in the United States that Classics itself should be cancelled.
     
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

Palunargar ,

Fun and educational podcast

It is one of my favorite podcast. Thanks!

theMichaelHD ,

Perfectly Enjoyable Podcast

I have bounced around from various podcasts trying to find something interesting AND enjoyable. Found The Rest is History a while ago and am hooked. Tom and Dominic and guests bring a wealth of knowledge and a great sense of humor to their varied topics! Well done, Mates! Keep up the great work!

Gena Re ,

Love it!

This has become my favorite podcast- for the informative history delivered in an interesting and humorous way.

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