The Rest Is History

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.

https://play.acast.com/s/the-rest-is-history-podcast

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 47m. Bisher sind 100 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 6 hours 54 minutes

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Decolonising Africa


Writer and critic Tomiwa Owolade joins Dominic and Tom to discuss the pan-African movement and the varying ways in which African states became independent from their European colonisers during the 20th century.  See acast.com/privacy for ...


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   49m
 
 

episode 99: 99. Thermopylae & Salamis Episode 2


Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook continue their celebration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian invasion of Greece. Today, they look at two battles which have echoed down the millennia: Thermopylae, the very archetype of a heroic defeat, and Sal...


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   55m
 
 

episode 98: 98. Thermopylae & Salamis Episode 1


In 480 BC, 300 Spartans made a famous stand at Thermopylae, as hoards of Persian soldiers, led by Xerxes, seemed set to succeed in their aim of conquering Greece.


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   51m
 
 

episode 97: 97. Top Ten Mistresses


Tom Holland is joined by Ali Ansari to discuss the most influential mistresses in history. The definition of success is to impact history, despite often humble beginnings. Recorded live at the London Podcast Festival.


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   1h14m
 
 

episode 96: 96. The UK’s Best Churches


There are estimated to be around 16 thousand churches in England alone. But which are the finest in the UK? Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are joined by the director of Friends of Friendless Churches, Rachel Morley, to decide a top ten.


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   1h5m
 
 

episode 95: 95. 9/11


On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, four commercial airliners were hijacked above the US by the militant Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda. What followed was the deadliest terrorist attack in history. Twenty years on, Domin...


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   52m
 
 

episode 94: 94. Silicon Valley Part 2


The rise of social media is the central subject of our second instalment with tech pioneer Marc Andreessen. Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook ask whether social media is the principal force behind an increase in populist poli...


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   42m
 
 

episode 93: 93. Silicon Valley Part 1


Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland are joined by tech pioneer Marc Andreessen. Has the internet been the most important force in modern history? In part one of this two part series they look at how the internet developed out of military technology, whet...


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   44m
 
 

episode 92: 92. Nuclear Weapons


The year is 1983, and on November the 8th the world is the closest it’s ever been to nuclear destruction, yet nobody at the time realises. Dominic and Tom are joined by author and historian Taylor Downing


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   55m
 
 

episode 91: 91. The Beatles


Tom Holland and Dominic Sandbrook are live at the Chalke Valley History Festival to discuss the cultural impact of the Fab Four. What were the social conditions that led to their phenomenal success, and will their legacy endure in another hund...


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   55m