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The Rest Is History

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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 ( for ad-free listening to the full archive, weekly bonus episodes, live streamed shows and access to an exclusive chatroom community. See for privacy and opt-out information.


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 3.4k ratings
  • Give me history, spare me the nerd jokes.

    I normally enjoy Tom Holland’s work but I had to bail after 20 mins of my first episode. Awful nerdy jokes and puns on people’s names, talking over the guest Professor. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 months ago
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    Apple Podcasts
    five tries later
    United States2 months ago
  • Great Podcast

    Sandbrook and Holland have great chemistry and their vast knowledge of expertise compliment each other well. They are very good at providing background of events. I feel my own understanding of the world has grown from listening to these two.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Great History, Annoying Interruptions

    I’m a big history buff, ever since I was at school, so this is a really good podcast for me. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • Best old boys circuit in town

    Come join the great Tom & Dominic bonanza. Become a friend of the show and be very happy.

    Apple Podcasts
    Netherlands2 months ago

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