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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.



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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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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-29 02:00:21

238. The Regency Revolution (media.mp3)

How were the bonnets, corsets, and empire line dresses of the Regency period expressive of a revolutionary era?


In this episode, Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by Hilary Davidson to discuss fashion in early 19th century Britain. Diving into the world of Jane Austen, they look to understand how the unprecedented changes in style were driven by the social, cultural, and political changes of the time.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-26 02:00:34

237. Marilyn Monroe (media.mp3)

Actress, singer, model and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe has long been associated with old school Hollywood glamour and American pop culture. But why is she worth studying historically? Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss Marilyn's relationship to the Mafia, JFK, the Korean War and her persisting relevance today.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-22 02:00:33

236. China and World War II - Part 2 (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic welcome back special guest Rana Mitter to discuss China's position during World War Two.


This episode covers the Rape of Nanjing by Japanese forces, the military tactic of flooding the Yellow River, the deal between Chinese Nationalist Wang Jin Wei and Japan, and the unlikely pairing of 'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell and Chiang Kai-shek.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-20 07:33:25

234. China and World War II - Part 1 (media.mp3)

Friend of the show Rana Mitter joins Tom and Dominic this week to discuss the role of China in the Second World War.


In the first of two episodes, Rana, Tom and Dominic cover the fall of the last Emperor and the establishment of a Chinese Republic in 1912, the Opium Wars, warlords, and the Kuomintang uniting China.


Plus, tune in to find out why Rana argues that the Second World War actually began in 1937...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-15 02:00:53

233. Germans Behaving Badly (media.mp3)

Why is modern society so self-obsessed?


The answer may be found in a group of late 18th century German rebels, including the writer Goethe and playwright Friedrich Schiller. Andrea Wulf joins Dominic and Tom in today's episode to discuss the rebels' progressive (and often scandalous) lives and her new book, 'Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self'. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-12 02:00:49

232. The Loch Ness Monster (media.mp3)

Does the Loch Ness Monster exist? When was the first mention of it recorded in history? And who are the people who have claimed to have seen it?


Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss how a few 'sightings' of a mysterious creature took the world by storm...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-09 14:48:52

232. Queen Elizabeth II - part 2 (media.mp3)

In February 1952, on the death of her father King George VI, the 25-year-old Elizabeth became Queen. During her long reign she was served by 15 Prime Ministers and met an extraordinary array of people. Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland here examine her 70 years as Queen of the United Kingdom & 14 other countries, and head of the Commonwealth.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-09 13:21:38

231. Queen Elizabeth II - part 1 (media.mp3)

The death of the Queen at the age of 96 brings to an end seven decades of her reign over Britain and the Commonwealth. In the first of a two-part series, Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland look back at the early years of Elizabeth’s life, leading up to her coronation.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-08 01:00:37

230. Portugal: Football, Fado, and Fascism? (media.mp3)

In the final chapter of this series on the history of Portugal, Tom and Dominic explore Portugal in the 20th century, the two World Wars, the Miracle of Fatima and dictator Antonio Salazar.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-07 02:00:40

229. Portugal: Gold, Earthquakes, and Brazil (media.mp3)

Earthquakes, gold rush, and Brazil.


Join Tom and Dominic for the third episode in this history of Portugal series.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-06 02:00:21

228. Portugal: The Golden Age of Discovery (media.mp3)

In the second episode of this Portugal mini-series, Tom and Dominic discuss the Portuguese setting sail for far flung reaches of the world, their relationship with Philip II of Spain, and the impact of Vasco da Gama.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-05 02:00:28

227. Portugal: On the Edge of the World (media.mp3)

Welcome to The Rest Is History's Portugal mini-series!


In the first of four episodes on Portugal, Tom and Dominic chart the nation's early history: Romans, Visigoths, the Reconquista, alliances with England, and much, much more...


This episode is kindly sponsored by Wine52 - to claim your free case of Portuguese wine, follow this link: wine52.com/history


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-02 02:00:30

ARCHIVE: Gorbachev, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the rise of Putin (media.mp3)

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, died aged 91 this week.


In March 2022, Tom and Dominic recorded a mini-series on Gorbachev, the fall of the Soviet Union and the subsequent rise of Putin.


We’ve stitched together the first two episodes from the series into a longer special, which charts Gorbachev’s early life, his vision for the USSR, its subsequent collapse, his relationship with Yeltsin, and how this all gave rise to Putin’s Russia of the present day.


So, if you've liked what you've heard and would like to listen to the third and fourth episodes in the series, click on the links below:

161. Yeltsin, Economic Chaos and President Putin - apple.co/3q9ha0s

162. Putin's Russia - apple.co/3cM3mpE


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-09-01 02:00:12

226. The Lord of the Rings (media.mp3)

Written in stages between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings is one of the best-selling books ever written, with over 150 million copies sold.


Join Tom and Dominic in the second of two episodes on the life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien, where they discuss the themes of encroaching industrialisation, the air defences of Mordor, and whether the Scouring of the Shire was an allegory for post-war Attlee Britain...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-29 02:00:10

225. J.R.R. Tolkien (media.mp3)

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is one of the most prestigious authors in modern history, best known for writingThe Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.


In the first of two episodes, Tom and Dominic explore Tolkien's childhood, his relationship with religion, and the impact that the rapidly changing English countryside had on the creation of Middle Earth.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-25 02:00:06

224. Roman Holidays (media.mp3)

Grand villas on the Bay of Naples, engraving names on Egyptian singing statues, and sightseeing tours of Biblical sights in the Levant.


The fourth and final episode of this series explores Roman holidays - join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the destinations and activities of the ancient holidaying world.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-22 02:00:07

223. Sun, Sea, and Sex (media.mp3)

The rise and fall of Butlin's, Benidorm and Franco, class, package holidays, bikinis, mass tourism and sunbathing. The third episode in our holiday series has it all - join Tom and Dominic as they discuss the history of modern holidays in the post First World War era.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-18 02:00:54

222. Victorian Holidays (media.mp3)

The birth of guide books, resorts, and the package holiday.


In the second episode in our holidays series Tom and Dominic drill down into the story of Thomas Cook, package tours, and nightmarish German spa treatments.


The third holidays episode, 'Sun, Sea and Sex', will be out on Monday, followed on Thursday by the final episode in the series, 'Roman Holidays'.


Show notes:

Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves - Lucy Lethbridge


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-16 02:00:26

Introducing Empire with William Dalrymple (media.mp3)

Today's feed drop features friend of the show William Dalrymple discussing his new podcast, Empire, which he hosts alongside Anita Anand.


How do empires rise? Why do they fall? And how have they shaped the world around us today?


This new show explores the stories, personalities and events of empire over the course of history.


The first series looks at the British in India, covering The East India Company, the Raj, Gandhi, Independence and Partition.


In the opening episode, William and Anita discuss the rise of The East India Company, exploring how a small corporation with only a handful of employees came to rule India. The episode begins with the birth of the Company in Tudor England and culminates with Robert Clive and the Battle of Plassey.


Listen to the second episode of Empire below:

Apple - apple.co/3bVP1Xi

Spotify - spoti.fi/3zX2hmG


Listen to William's appearance on The Rest Is History: 75. The East India Company



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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-15 02:00:02

221. Holidays: Byron's Grand Tour (media.mp3)

Welcome to the first of four episodes on the history of holidays: Byron's Grand Tour; The Invention of Mass Tourism; Sun, Sea and Sex; and Roman Holidays.


In the first episode, Tom and Dominic explore the adventures of Byron, Boswell and their peers contemporaries to foreign lands, where they pursued romance, sought to improve their health, and 'acquire' authentic souvenirs.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-11 02:00:21

220. Justinian & Theodora: The Secret History (media.mp3)

Wars, disease, and legacy.


In the final episode of the trilogy, Tom and Dominic discuss the Byzantine reconquest of Italy, the arrival of the Justinianic plague, and the legacy of Justinian and Theodora.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-09 02:00:17

219. Justinian: Making Rome Great Again (media.mp3)

The Riot that destroyed a city and almost brought down an Emperor...


In the second part of our trilogy, Tom and Dominic discuss the Nika riots in the early part of Justinian's reign, and how he set himself out as the defender of Christendom against the Persian Empire in the East.


The third and final episode, 'Justinian & Theodora: The Secret History', will be released on Thursday. Can't wait until then? Head to restishistorypod.com to get it right now!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-08 02:00:00

218. Theodora: Empress of Byzantium (media.mp3)

In the first episode of a three part series, Tom and Dominic dive into the incredible story of Justinian and Theodora.


Tune in for an incredible (and racy) introduction to the powerful Byzantine empress, the collapse of the Western half of the Roman Empire, and a deep-dive into the great city of Constantinople.


Justinian and Theodora episode release schedule:

Monday 8th August - THEODORA: EMPRESS OF BYZANTIUM

Tuesday 9th August - JUSTINIAN: MAKING ROME GREAT AGAIN

Thursday 11th August - JUSTINIAN & THEODORA: THE SECRET HISTORY


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-04 02:00:23

217. Plague and the decline of the Roman Empire (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic are joined by friend of the show Kyle Harper to discuss how pandemics and disease played a far greater role in the decline of the Roman Empire than previously understood.


On the show Kyle, Dominic, and Tom discuss life expectancy, how the Roman Empire was ‘bad for people’s health', the Antonine Plague, and more.


Listen to our previous episodes with Kyle:

146. Disease vs. the rise of civilisation

147. Disease, the New World and modern pandemics


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-08-01 02:00:06

216. Pigeons (media.mp3)

If it became necessary immediately to discard every line and method of communications used on the front, except one, and it were left to me to select that one method, I should unhesitatingly choose the pigeons’, wrote Major General Fowler, Chief of Signals and Communications of the British Army, after the First World War.


On today's podcast Tom and Dominic are joined by Gordon Corera, the BBC's Security Correspondent and author of 'Operation Columba: The Secret Pigeon Service', to discuss the often under-appreciated role of pigeons throughout the course of history.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-28 02:00:39

215. Stalingrad and the Red Army (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic are again joined by Iain MacGregor to discuss the climax of the Battle of Stalingrad, Pavlov's House, and the Red Army's counter offensive that ultimately defeated the Axis forces.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-25 02:00:48

214. The Battle of Stalingrad (media.mp3)

Stalingrad: the bloodiest battle of the Second World War.


Tom and Dominic are joined by Iain MacGregor to discuss the build up, context and outbreak of the Battle of Stalingrad.


A second Stalingrad episode will be released on Thursday to your podcast feed. However, if you are part of The Rest Is History Club, you get the second episode right NOW!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-22 02:00:28

213. London: Moments (media.mp3)

Welcome to the fifth and final episode in our London Week.


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London: Moments

A drunk elephant, a polar bear swimming in the Thames, and Metroland are discussed by Tom and Dominic in the final London Week episode, as they explore the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London and the expansion of the metropolitan railway. 


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Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


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Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-21 02:00:16

212. Haunted London (media.mp3)

Welcome to the fourth episode in our London Week mini-series.


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London: Haunted London

Join Tom and Dominic for a special live, on location episode as they walk around central London exploring the haunted remnants of the past.


NEW LIVE SHOW TICKETS

After the first live show sold out, we've managed to secure an evening slot on the same day and at the same venue!


Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


DICE Link - https://link.dice.fm/T57d20656104

Website Link - https://claphamgrand.com/event/the-rest-is-history-live-2/


Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-20 02:00:42

211. London: People (media.mp3)

Welcome to the third episode in our new mini-series: LONDON WEEK.


From Monday to Friday we're releasing an episode daily. Monday's 'Londinium' and Thursday's 'Haunted London' are live episodes we recorded on location earlier this year. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday we're releasing episodes on 'Places', 'People', and 'Moments' from London's past.


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London: People

Henry Fielding and C.L.R. James - two figures who are part of the furniture in London's history. Tom and Dominic debate and discuss their lives and legacy in the latest episode of London Week. 


NEW LIVE SHOW TICKETS

After the first live show sold out, we've managed to secure an evening slot on the same day and at the same venue!


Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


DICE Link - https://link.dice.fm/T57d20656104

Website Link - https://claphamgrand.com/event/the-rest-is-history-live-2/


Producer: Dom Johnson

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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-19 02:00:12

210. London: Places (media.mp3)

Welcome to the second episode in our new mini-series: LONDON WEEK.


From Monday to Friday we'll release an episode daily. Monday's 'Londinium' and Thursday's 'Haunted London' are live episodes we recorded on location earlier this year. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday we're releasing episodes on 'Places', 'People', and 'Moments' from London's past.


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London: Places

In the second episode of London Week, Tom and Dominic focus on two very different historical places in London's past, discussing Barking Abbey and the 2i's Coffee Bar.


NEW LIVE SHOW TICKETS

After the first live show sold out, we've managed to secure an evening slot on the same day and at the same venue!


Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


DICE Link - https://link.dice.fm/T57d20656104

Website Link - https://claphamgrand.com/event/the-rest-is-history-live-2/


Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-18 02:00:33

209. Londinium (media.mp3)

Welcome to the first episode in our new mini-series: LONDON WEEK.


From Monday to Friday we'll release an episode daily. Today's 'Londinium' and Thursday's 'Haunted London' are live episodes we recorded on location earlier this year. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday we'll be releasing episodes on 'Places', 'People', and 'Moments' from London's past.


To get ALL FIVE episodes right now, become a member of The Rest Is History Club - you'll also get ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.


NEW LIVE SHOW TICKETS

After the first live show sold out, we've managed to secure an evening slot on the same day and at the same venue!


Sunday 13th November 2022 - evening

Clapham Grand, London


DICE Link - https://link.dice.fm/T57d20656104

Website Link - https://claphamgrand.com/event/the-rest-is-history-live-2/


Londinium:

Amid the sounds of building sites and ambulance sirens, Tom and Dominic march across the bridges and snake down the alleyways of London. In this special live episode, they uncover the Roman roots of the capital city, tracing its journey from desolate mudflats to a sprawling beacon of civilisation. 


Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-15 02:00:50

From Revisionist History: Margaret Mitchell and A Star is Born (media.mp3)

We’re sharing a bonus episode from our friends at Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things misunderstood and overlooked.


This season, Malcolm’s obsessed with experiments – natural experiments, scientific experiments, thought experiments. In this episode of Revisionist History, we learn that Margaret Mitchell was killed by a drunk driver in 1949. She was one of the country’s biggest celebrities in America at the time, but the public reaction was muted.


Why wasn’t the public more angry about drunk drivers? That’s the question Malcolm sets out to explore.


You can hear more from Revisionist History at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/rhs7?sid=history




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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-14 02:00:12

208. George Orwell (media.mp3)

George Orwell is one of the most celebrated novelists, essayists, and journalists in modern British history. 


Tom and Dominic are joined by Robert Colls, Professor Emeritus of History at De Montfort University, to discuss the life and legacy of the man who wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm, and Homage to Catalonia.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-13 02:00:30

207. Historical Love Island: THE WINNER (media.mp3)

Historical Love Island has swept the nation and the podcasting world since Monday, when four couples made it to the final: General Custer & Lola Montez, Lord Byron & Sporus, Stanley Baldwin & Theodora, and Jimmy Carter & Olympias.


Fans flocked to Twitter to vote for their favourite historical pair - but which couple did Rest Is History listeners crown victorious? Listen to this special episode as Tom and Dominic announce the winner.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-11 02:00:25

206. Historical Love Island (media.mp3)

The Love Island phenomenon is sweeping the nation, so Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by Tom's daughter, Katy Holland, to play their part in creating a ‘villa’ made up of historical figures. Who will loveable nice-boy Jimmy Carter ‘couple up’ with? Will Judas Iscariot and Stanley Baldwin get along?


Head to Twitter after listening on Monday morning to vote on The Rest Is History's Love Island poll for your FAVOURITE historical couple. A special bonus episode will be released on Wednesday 13th July to announce and assess the winners and losers.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-08 02:00:36

205. The Last Days of Boris Johnson (media.mp3)

Boris Johnson has resigned.


In a special episode of The Rest Is History Tom and Dominic dissect the tumultuous last few days in British politics, with references and comparisons to Roman emperors, Margaret Thatcher, and other characters from modern and ancient history.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-07 02:00:40

204. Gone with the Wind (media.mp3)

"There was a land of cavaliers and cotton fields called the Old South".


Tom and Dominic are joined by Sarah Churchwell to discuss the 'Lost Cause' myth that has pervaded American culture for 150 years, its embodiment in both the novel and film version of Gone with the Wind, and what insight it gives into post-Civil War America.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-07-04 02:00:20

203. American Civil War: Aftermath & Legacy (media.mp3)

In the final episode of this 'American Civil War' series, Tom, Dominic and historian Adam Smith look at the end of the conflict, the subsequent assassination of Abraham Lincoln and how the war is viewed in modern day America.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-30 02:00:17

202. American Civil War: Gettysburg (media.mp3)

Tom, Dominic and historian Adam Smith look at the most famous battle of the war and Abraham Lincoln’s 272 word address that became one of the best known speeches of all time. They also discuss the conditions of the black population during the conflict.


The release date of the last episode, 'Aftermath & Legacy', is Monday 4th July.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-28 02:00:18

201. American Civil War: Outbreak (media.mp3)

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)


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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.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-27 02:00:04

200. American Civil War: The Causes (media.mp3)

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)


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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.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-23 02:00:03

199. Stonehenge (media.mp3)

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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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-20 02:00:26

198. Cleopatra's Downfall (media.mp3)

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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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-17 08:54:45

ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 2) (media.mp3)

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.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-17 08:44:41

ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 1) (media.mp3)

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.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-16 02:00:33

197. Antony & Cleopatra (media.mp3)

After centuries of Cleopatra and Mark Antony’s relationship being told and fictionalised by Plutarch and Shakespeare alike, Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook uncover what history tells us about this power couple. They reveal how the rise of Octavian as a threat caused Mark Antony to turn to Cleopatra for support. It was a relationship that had less to do with romance and love, and more to do with monetary and territory gains.


The release date of the final episode in this series (Cleopatra's Downfall) is Monday 20th June. However, members of The Rest Is History Club get all episodes RIGHT NOW, so head to restishistorypod.com to sign up.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-14 02:00:23

196. Julius Caesar & Cleopatra (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic for the second episode of this four part mini-series on Cleopatra, where they discuss her relationship with Julius Caesar and the role this relationship played in the politics of Rome. 


The release schedule of the remaining two episodes of the series is 'Antony & Cleopatra' (Thursday 16th June) and 'Cleopatra's Downfall' (Monday 20th June).


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-13 02:00:20

195. Young Cleopatra (media.mp3)

Welcome to The Rest Is History Cleopatra series!


The release schedule of the four episodes is as follows:

Young Cleopatra (Monday 13th June)

Julius Caesar & Cleopatra (Tuesday 14th June)

Antony & Cleopatra (Thursday 16th June)

Cleopatra's Downfall (Monday 20th June)


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In episode 1 of this four part mini-series on Cleopatra, Tom and Dominic discuss the incredible story of 'Young Cleopatra' and her early life in Ptolemaic Egypt. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-09 02:00:41

194. The First Fascist (media.mp3)

Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook discuss the 'first' fascist, Gabriele D'Annunzio, with historian Lucy Hughes-Hallett.


D'Annunzio was a key figure in Italian literature before becoming a political figure later in his life. Although never personally identifying with fascism, his ideas were hugely influential on Mussolini. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-07 02:00:04

193. How Prime Ministers Fall (media.mp3)

As British PM Boris Johnson survives a no confidence vote, Tom and Dominic record a special episode on the history of bringing down Prime Ministers. Prominent victims include Asquith, Chamberlain, Thatcher and Blair.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-06 02:00:58

192. Robin Hood (media.mp3)

Join Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook as they uncover the origins of Robin Hood.


What was the earliest mention of Robin Hood in text? How has Robin Hood evolved through time to become the legend that he is today? Did he have a real-life counterpart?


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-06-02 02:00:03

191. Childbirth (media.mp3)

In today's episode, Tom and Dominic talk to Sara Read about the history of childbirth.


Sara unveils the origin of the word 'gossip' and its connection to midwifery. As well as this, they discuss how someone would qualify as a midwife; the relationship between religion and childbirth; and the average age of becoming a first time mother. They also look into the changes in the maternal mortality rate throughout history. And, finally, they touch on the authenticity of 'Call The Midwife'.  


Sara Read is the author of two works of historical fiction: The Gossips' Choice and The Midwife's Truth, available from all good bookshops.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-30 02:00:32

190. Jubilees (media.mp3)

In today's episode of The Rest Is History Dominic and Tom look at how Jubilees have served as a moment for Britain to stop and reflect.


From the celebrations of George III, Queen Victoria and George V to the modern jamborees of Elizabeth II, here's all you need to know before this year's Platinum Jubilee.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-26 02:00:33

189. Australian Prime Ministers: Bob Hawke - Scott Morrison (media.mp3)

Join Tom and Dominic for the final episode of their Australian epic. Tune in to hear about the exploits of the most recent stretch of prime ministers, spanning from Bob Hawke to Scott Morrison.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-24 02:00:01

188. Australian Prime Ministers: Harold Holt - Malcolm Fraser (media.mp3)

In the second part of our Australian PMs trilogy, Tom and Dominic explore Chinese Communist conspiracy theories and talk about the most entertaining of all the Aussie leaders.


The final instalment of this mini-series will be in your podcast feed on Thursday.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-23 02:00:00

187. Australian Prime Ministers: Edmund Barton - Robert Menzies (media.mp3)

In the wake of Anthony Albanese's victory in this weekend's Australian election, Tom and Dominic have recorded a three part Antipodean special on the history of Australian prime ministers.


The first episode begins in 1901 with Edmund Barton, covers both World Wars, and drills down into the premierships of Robert Menzies.


The second part will be in your podcast feeds tomorrow, with the final instalment dropping on Thursday.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-19 02:00:41

186. The New Elizabethan Age (media.mp3)

The longest reigning monarch in British history, Elizabeth II acceded to the throne 70 years ago.


To mark the occasion, Tom and Dominic are joined by Frances Christie, Deputy Chairman of Sotheby's UK and Ireland, who specialises in 20th century British art and culture. Together they drill down into some of the cultural, artistic and historic happenings that have taken place during the Queen's reign.


Sotheby's, the sponsors of this episode, are putting on a celebratory month-long programme of exhibitions and events to dovetail with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


Six of the pieces on display are discussed in detail during the pod, ranging from a Warhol portrait to the tiara that Princess Diana wore on her wedding day.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-16 02:00:01

185. Agatha Christie (media.mp3)

Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist in history.


Coinciding neatly with the 'Wagatha Christie' trial taking place between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy in the UK, Tom and Dominic look at Christie as a mirror held up to the 20th century, discuss what we can learn about Christianity and the concept of 'evil' from her work, and debate the value of Tom's Poirot impression.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-12 02:00:59

184. History's Biggest Questions with Dan Carlin (Part 2) (media.mp3)

Could the West have lost the Cold War? Would we be happier if we didn't study history? Would you prefer to have a samurai, a Viking or a Spartan as your bodyguard?


Tom and Dominic are joined by Hardcore History's Dan Carlin for a second episode to tackle the biggest questions in history.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-09 02:00:01

183. History's Biggest Questions with Dan Carlin (Part 1) (media.mp3)

Who was the most influential leader of the 20th century? What would have happened if the South had won the American Civil War? Would you rather be under siege from the Mongols, the Romans, or the Assyrians?


In a huge moment for transatlantic history podcasting, Tom and Dominic are joined by titan of the genre and friend of the show Dan Carlin, the host of one of the world's largest history podcasts, Hardcore History.


Over the course of two episodes, Dan, Tom and Dominic tackle ten of the biggest questions in history, including counterfactuals and hypothetical matchups.


The second part of this double-header is out on Thursday.


For Hardcore History fans listening to The Rest Is History for the first time - welcome! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to check out some of our other pods. Below are a few suggestions:

Young Putin, the KGB and the Soviet Union

Watergate

Alexander the Great


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-05 02:00:36

182. Operation Barbarossa (media.mp3)

What military parallels does Putin's invasion of Ukraine have with Hitler's attempt to invade the Soviet Union?


On today's pod Tom and Dominic are joined by historian - and brother of Tom - James Holland to discuss Operation Barbarossa and the Nazi invasion of 1941, whether it was doomed to fail, and the role it played in the escalation of the Holocaust.


If you enjoy this episode, be sure to listen to our sister podcast, We Have Ways Of Making You Talk, and check out their Second World War festival that's taking place in July by going to wehavewaysfest.co.uk


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-05-02 02:00:12

181. The Birth of Babylon (media.mp3)

In January, Tom and Dominic explored the history of Babylon, from Nebuchadnezzar onwards (episode 145 in the Rest Is History feed).


At the end of that episode, there was a promise to revisit Babylon's earlier period to fully do the topic justice - so here it is!


Tune in to hear about the constant theft of the Statue of Marduk, the formidable Assyrians, and what Dominic describes as his 'favourite impersonation ever'...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-28 02:00:39

180. England & Englishness (media.mp3)

George Orwell, a love of wildlife, and Raheem Sterling - but what does it mean to be English in the modern world?


In today's episode, Tom and Dominic are joined by the New Statesman editor, Jason Cowley, to discuss England and Englishness in the 20th century.


Jason's new book 'Who Are We Now?' is available at all good book retailers.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-26 02:00:24

179. French Presidents: 1981-2022 (media.mp3)

In the second of two episodes covering France's post-war presidents, Tom and Dominic drill down into the remaining historical statesmen, bringing us right up to the current day.


François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy, François Hollande, and Emmanuel Macron - there are some incredible stories...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-25 02:00:15

178. French Presidents: 1958-1981 (media.mp3)

It's the day after the French election runoff between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, so naturally here's a Rest Is History French Presidents special.


Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Join Tom and Dominic for the first of two episodes on the topic, as they dive headfirst into the first three post-war presidents. 


Join us tomorrow for the second part of this special double-bill, where we'll cover the remaining historical residents of the Élysée Palace.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-21 02:00:38

177. The Jewish Revolt (media.mp3)

In the second of two episodes on the Jewish Revolt, Tom and Dominic discuss the burning of the Temple, Vespasian & Titus' triumph, and Masada.


Why was it such a landmark revolt for both Christianity and Judaism? What happened in its aftermath? And what has its historical significance been in the modern world?


All this and more on today's episode of The Rest Is History.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-18 02:00:33

176. The Jews Against Rome (media.mp3)

"The destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans: a thrilling, terrible, and blood-soaked story."


Following on from last week's episode on the Crucifixion, Tom and Dominic take us back to Judea to dissect the tumultuous events of the Jewish Revolt.


Tune in to hear the first part of the incredible story that features Pontius Pilate, Nero, and the figure of Jesus - plus how it all tenuously links to Bryan Adams and the Summer of '69.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-14 02:00:06

175. Crucifixion (media.mp3)

Crucifixions were a form of public execution so heinous that the Romans themselves were reluctant to document their gory details...


In this Easter special, Tom and Dominic trace the origins and evolution of crucifixion - as well as the historical accuracy of Jesus' death.


Warning: this pod is not for the faint of heart.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-11 02:00:06

174. Merlin, Magic and the British (media.mp3)

Richard II, Prince Charles, and Tony Blair. From Merlin, to the middle ages, to the modern day, the mysterious world of magic, necromancy and the occult has had a notable presence in the lives of British monarchs, politicians and members of high society. 


Tom and Dominic are joined by Francis Young, author of 'Magic in Merlin's Realm: A History of Occult Politics in Britain' to discuss this infinitely interesting and entertaining topic.



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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-07 02:00:53

173. Chairman Mao & the Cultural Revolution (media.mp3)

China's Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao was one of the most staggeringly brutal events in recent human history. Tom and Dominic are joined by historian Rana Mitter, who specialises in the history of Republican China.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-04-04 02:00:55

172. The Falklands War: Afterlife (media.mp3)

In the final part of our Falklands series, Tom and Dominic discuss the legacy of the war in both the UK and Argentina, and debate whether the nostalgic sentiment stirred by Britain’s victory laid the foundations for Brexit.


If you enjoyed this series and want a deeper dive into the Falklands War, featuring interviews with some the key players like special forces commandos, politicians and military leaders, download the first episode of BATTLEGROUND: THE FALKLANDS WAR here.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-31 02:00:59

171. The Falklands War: Battle for the Islands (media.mp3)

In the third episode of our Falklands War mini-series, the story heats up.


The most controversial episode of the war, the sinking of the Belgrano, takes place, the British Task Force lands and battle plays out.


Tom and Dominic thumb through their copies of the Sun, relive Reagan's final plea to Thatcher, and recount the stories of the men on the ground as Britain closed in on victory.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-29 02:00:11

170. The Falklands War: The Task Force Sails (media.mp3)

In the second episode of our Falklands War mini-series, Britain is faced with an Argentine occupation and prepares to go to war.


Margaret Thatcher discovers her inner Winston Churchill - but faces a titanic showdown in Parliament, which sits on a Saturday for the first time since Suez.


The Task Force eventually sails - to huge public support - while the US, France and Chile all lend a hand. 


Come for Tom's Iron Lady impression, stay for his Tony Benn as Dominic talks us through the second instalment in this epic four-parter.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-28 02:00:23

169. The Falklands War: Countdown to Invasion (media.mp3)

Welcome to our mini-series on The Falklands War, where Tom and Dominic will break down the causes, conflict and aftermath of the war on its fortieth anniversary. 


In the first episode we dig into the history of the islands, the causes behind the Argentine invasion, and the domestic situation in both Britain and Argentina in the late 70s and early 80s.


The boys also dissect the almost farcical events that took place in the build up, some of the memorable characters like Rex Hunt, and the significance of a reindeer barbecue in South Georgia.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-25 02:00:09

168. Oil: Conflict, Chaos and Climate Change (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic are back with Helen Thompson for a second episode on the history of oil, its impact and how it shapes geopolitics.


Tune in to hear about the impact of oil production on US Politics, its importance to the history and current situation in Ukraine, and what we can learn about oil from the exploits of J. R. Ewing in the TV show 'Dallas'.


The pod also looks to the future, examining China's explosive growth and advantageous position with Green Energy, whether Putin's recent actions have shifted the basis of his geopolitical power and if Britain is on track for Net Zero by 2050...


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-24 02:00:14

167. Oil: The Making of the Modern World (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic are joined by Helen Thompson, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge, to talk about the incredible influence of oil over the last couple of centuries.


Discussion covers the first oil well ever drilled, how it's hard to overestimate Hitler's obsession with oil, and the formation of OPEC in the aftermath of the Suez Crisis.


Helen's new book 'Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century' is out now.


Catch our second episode with Helen tomorrow, or get it right now by going to restishistorypod.com!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-22 02:00:31

166. Genghis Khan: Lord of the Mongols (media.mp3)

The second of two episodes on Genghis Khan, listen to yesterday's pod (165. The Rise of Genghis Khan) before listening to this one!


'An almost sacral figure' in the words of Tom Holland, Genghis Khan has become the paramount leader of the Mongols. 


Can we call his kingdom a 'Mongol Empire'? What was his aim? And why are some now calling him an 'eco-warrior'?!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-21 02:00:58

165. The Rise of Genghis Khan (media.mp3)

Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook speak to Ali Ansari about the origins of one of the greatest warlords in human history - Genghis Khan.


They discuss his early life as Temujin and how he became Genghis Khan, leader of the Mongols.


Catch the second episode - Genghis Khan: Lord of the Mongols - tomorrow! Or get it right now as a member of The Rest Is History Club, where you also get ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-17 02:00:47

164. Saint Patrick (media.mp3)

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 


No, Tom isn't turning Brixton's River Effra green, nor is Dominic distributing shamrocks throughout the Oxfordshire countryside, but they're here anyway with a very special pod on the mysterious Apostle of Ireland. 


When was St. Patrick alive? Where was he really born? Why was he kidnapped by pirates? And did he really banish the snakes from Ireland?


All this and more on today's episode of The Rest Is History.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-14 02:00:21

163. The Last Emperor of Mexico (media.mp3)

What links the Mexican Republic, Palmerston, the Hapsburgs, Napoleon III and butterfly catching? Please tweet us if you can think of anything other than the following answer, which is the incredible story of the Last Emperor of Mexico.


Tom and Dominic are joined by Edward Shawcross as they travel back to recount and discuss this amazing moment in Mexican history.


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If you are a new listener to The Rest Is History, you might enjoy these episodes from the archive:


Watergate

Alexander the Great

Afghanistan


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-10 02:00:32

162. Putin's Russia (media.mp3)

[Episode 4 of 4]


'In the noughties, Russian democracy becomes a form of show business'


In the final instalment of our Russia mini-series, Tom and Dominic reach the climax of Putin’s rise to power, charting how a former KGB agent managed to climb from relative obscurity to become the uncrowned Tsar of Russia.


The episode also touches on his relationship with oligarchs such as Roman Abramovich, the hall of mirrors he's created, and a look at how his character has changed over the course of his presidency.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-09 02:00:12

161. Yeltsin, Economic Chaos and President Putin (media.mp3)

[Episode 3 of 4]


'You certainly won't understand what ordinary Russians see in Vladimir Putin if you don't understand what happened in the 1990s. A time of utter, utter collapse.' 


In part three of our Soviet Union, Russia and Putin series, Tom and Dominic drill down into the details of the chaos in 90s Russia, the laughing stock Yeltsin became on the global stage, and Putin's brutal rise to power on the back of the Second Chechen War. 


The final episode in the series is out tomorrow - or get it now by heading to restishistorypod.com!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-08 02:00:15

160. The Fall of the Soviet Union (media.mp3)

[Episode 2 of 4]


This episode of The Rest Is History marks the second instalment in our four part series on the Soviet Union, Russia and the rise of Vladimir Putin.


From the 70th anniversary of the Russian Revolution in 1987 to the fall of the Soviet Union on Christmas Day 1991, this episode is jam-packed full of late Soviet drama. 


Tune in now to hear about the abuse Yeltsin received after his attempted suicide, the failed Soviet coup of 1991 and Putin's return from East Germany. 


Next episode out tomorrow - or get them all at once by heading to restishistorypod.com!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-07 02:00:49

159. Young Putin, the KGB and the Soviet Union (media.mp3)

[Episode 1 of 4]


Welcome to our new four part series on the latter years of the Soviet Union, its fall, Putin's early life and his subsequent rise to power.


Today's episode focuses on Brezhnev, Putin's formative years, his early KGB career and Gorbachev's descent into chaos.


Was Putin a nationalist or a communist? What changed from Brezhnev to Gorbachev? What was Putin doing in East Germany during the Soviet twilight years?


Next episode out tomorrow - or get them all at once by heading to restishistorypod.com!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-03 02:00:17

158. Killer Fashion (media.mp3)

How much do you know about the lethal price people have paid over the centuries to look fashionable?


In today's episode Tom and Dominic are joined by Dr. Alison Matthews David to discuss the dark secrets behind the history of garments.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-02 02:00:24

The Rest Is Politics: Putin in person, Russian influence, and Blair vs Bono (media.mp3)

What's Vladimir Putin like to deal with in person? In our new podcast "The Rest Is Politics", Tony Blair's former spokesperson Alastair Campbell and former Tory MP and cabinet minister Rory Stewart dive into the latest on Ukraine, give their insight into the most effective next steps for NATO, explain how Russian money has affected British politics, and discuss celebrity activism.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-03-01 02:00:20

157. Byzantium and the Ghosts of Rome (media.mp3)

What happened to the Roman Empire after its fall?


In the second of two episodes, Tom and Dominic discuss where Rome endured, how its ghost still haunts 21st century geopolitics, and which member of the British Royal Family Tom thinks is the last true Roman!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-28 02:00:25

156. When did the Roman Empire fall? (media.mp3)

Tom and Dominic explore what Edward Gibbon called “the greatest, perhaps, and most awful scene in the history of mankind”: the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-23 02:10:30

155. Ukraine and Russia (media.mp3)

With eastern Europe apparently on the brink of war and Vladimir Putin citing history as pretext, what exactly is Ukraine? Is it distinct from Russia, and how long has it existed? Tom and Dominic run through a brutal and fractured history, from the Viking conquest and Kyivan Rus', to the ever-shifting landscape in the early modern period, to the incredibly complicated Russian Civil War, right up to the modern day.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-23 02:05:32

ARCHIVE: The Vikings and the birth of Kyiv (media.mp3)

Want to know more about the history of the Vikings in the East and how it relates to modern day Russia and Ukraine? Listen to our bumper episode on the topic from earlier this year, where Tom and Dominic drill down into the birth of Kyiv.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-23 02:00:44

ARCHIVE: Ukraine and the United Kingdom (media.mp3)

With Russia seemingly on the brink of invading Ukraine, here's an episode from our archives on the historical relationship between the UK and Ukraine, recorded during last year's European football championships.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-21 02:00:13

154. The Most Disastrous Party in History (media.mp3)

We've all been to some terrible ones, but what is the most disastrous party in human history? 


Not at all inspired by recent political events, Tom and Dominic have whittled our listener suggestions down to the ten parties that they think are the most calamitous - tune in to hear which party comes out on top!


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-18 02:00:43

153. God and the American Empire (media.mp3)

On today's episode Tom and Dominic are joined by Friend of the Show, Professor Andrew Preston, to talk about the relationship between the US and religion, both at home and abroad in the 20th and 21st centuries.


Why have there been such low levels of anti-clericalism in the US compared to the rest of the world? What's behind the sustained and growing numbers of religious believers in the United States? Was the Cold War really a religious crusade against godless communism?


Tune in to hear the boys drill down into American Exceptionalism, the Marketplace of Faith and whether 'US isolationism' is an ahistorical term.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-17 02:00:24

152. American Crusades (media.mp3)

On today's episode Tom and Dominic are joined by Andrew Preston, a Cambridge University professor whose new book focuses on religion in American war and diplomacy.


What is the role of religion in the American outlook? How has it shaped foreign policy? What is the relationship between pacifistic religious ideals and a crusading mentality?


Join us tomorrow for another episode, which focuses on more recent American history and its relationship with religion.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-14 02:00:16

151. Valentine's Day (media.mp3)

Happy Valentine's Day! Have you ever wondered why we send each other cards and go out to Carluccio's for dinner on a weeknight?


In today's episode, Tom and Dominic drill down into the details - what are its origins? Why were 'Vinegar' Valentines so brutal? And what was an optician's role in Al Capone's St Valentine's Day Massacre?


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-11 02:00:54

Real Dictators: Adolf Hitler's Day In Court (media.mp3)

Today we're dropping an episode from our friends at Noiser. Their podcast brings us to Munich, Germany. November 1923. The Nazis have just attempted to launch a revolution. But instead, Adolf Hitler now finds himself on the run from the law. Unless he makes it to the border, the firing squad beckons. But in fact, as unlikely as it seems, Hitler is about to take Germany by storm.




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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-10 02:00:55

150. Smuggling (media.mp3)

Did you think smuggling in Britain was confined to the Jamaica Inn and the beaches of the Cornish coast? If so, you might want to listen to today's podcast, where Tom and Dominic are joined by author and smuggling oracle, Alex Preston.


The discussion is wide-ranging, including wrecking, the Hawkhurst Gang and coastal militias.


Alex's new book, Winchelsea, is available at all good book retailers. 


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-08 02:00:59

149. The Birth of Russia (media.mp3)

In the second of two episodes on the Vikings in the East, Tom and Dominic investigate their role in the birth of Russia.


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From The Rest Is History at 2022-02-07 02:00:38

148. The Vikings Go East (media.mp3)

In this week's episode, Tom and Dominic take a look at the actions, influence and brutalisation of the Vikings in Eastern Europe, including their role in the formation of Russia and Ukraine.


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