The Rest Is History

The Rest Is History

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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Episodes

Title Duration Published Consumed
237. Marilyn Monroe 00:54:55 2022-09-26 03:00
236. China and World War II - Part 2 01:01:20 2022-09-22 03:00
235. China and World War II - Part 1 00:55:39 2022-09-20 08:33
234. Germans Behaving Badly 00:54:10 2022-09-15 03:00
233. The Loch Ness Monster 01:08:06 2022-09-12 03:00
232. Queen Elizabeth II - part 2 00:45:00 2022-09-09 15:48
231. Queen Elizabeth II - part 1 00:44:35 2022-09-09 14:21
230. Portugal: Football, Fado, and Fascism? 00:56:11 2022-09-08 02:00
229. Portugal: Gold, Earthquakes, and Brazil 00:51:50 2022-09-07 03:00
228. Portugal: The Golden Age of Discovery 00:49:44 2022-09-06 03:00
227. Portugal: On the Edge of the World 00:44:55 2022-09-05 03:00
ARCHIVE: Gorbachev, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the rise of Putin 00:57:49 2022-09-02 03:00
226. The Lord of the Rings 00:59:59 2022-09-01 03:00
225. J.R.R. Tolkien 00:54:15 2022-08-29 03:00
224. Roman Holidays 00:54:20 2022-08-25 03:00
223. Sun, Sea, and Sex 00:47:45 2022-08-22 03:00
222. Victorian Holidays 00:48:43 2022-08-18 03:00
Introducing Empire with William Dalrymple 01:02:51 2022-08-16 03:00
221. Holidays: Byron's Grand Tour 00:47:04 2022-08-15 03:00
220. Justinian & Theodora: The Secret History 00:49:21 2022-08-11 03:00
219. Justinian: Making Rome Great Again 00:35:52 2022-08-09 03:00
218. Theodora: Empress of Byzantium 00:45:25 2022-08-08 03:00
217. Plague and the decline of the Roman Empire 00:46:57 2022-08-04 03:00
216. Pigeons 00:49:21 2022-08-01 03:00
215. Stalingrad and the Red Army 00:44:43 2022-07-28 03:00
214. The Battle of Stalingrad 00:44:47 2022-07-25 03:00
213. London: Moments 00:29:49 2022-07-22 03:00
212. Haunted London 00:46:49 2022-07-21 03:00
211. London: People 00:36:20 2022-07-20 03:00
210. London: Places 00:34:20 2022-07-19 03:00
209. Londinium 00:50:09 2022-07-18 03:00
From Revisionist History: Margaret Mitchell and A Star is Born 00:37:13 2022-07-15 03:00
208. George Orwell 01:06:23 2022-07-14 03:00
207. Historical Love Island: THE WINNER 00:14:10 2022-07-13 03:00
206. Historical Love Island 01:01:38 2022-07-11 03:00
205. The Last Days of Boris Johnson 00:53:32 2022-07-08 03:00
204. Gone with the Wind 00:57:50 2022-07-07 03:00
203. American Civil War: Aftermath & Legacy 00:45:39 2022-07-04 03:00
202. American Civil War: Gettysburg 00:46:28 2022-06-30 03:00
201. American Civil War: Outbreak 00:46:52 2022-06-28 03:00
200. American Civil War: The Causes 00:54:25 2022-06-27 03:00
199. Stonehenge 00:57:20 2022-06-23 03:00
198. Cleopatra's Downfall 00:42:11 2022-06-20 03:00
ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 2) 00:48:01 2022-06-17 09:54
ARCHIVE: Watergate (Part 1) 00:45:16 2022-06-17 09:44
197. Antony & Cleopatra 00:36:42 2022-06-16 03:00
196. Julius Caesar & Cleopatra 00:38:07 2022-06-14 03:00
195. Young Cleopatra 00:40:03 2022-06-13 03:00
194. The First Fascist 00:59:49 2022-06-09 03:00
193. How Prime Ministers Fall 01:05:38 2022-06-07 03:00
192. Robin Hood 00:54:55 2022-06-06 03:00
191. Childbirth 00:43:28 2022-06-02 03:00
190. Jubilees 00:55:05 2022-05-30 03:00
189. Australian Prime Ministers: Bob Hawke - Scott Morrison 00:42:49 2022-05-26 03:00
188. Australian Prime Ministers: Harold Holt - Malcolm Fraser 00:42:06 2022-05-24 03:00
187. Australian Prime Ministers: Edmund Barton - Robert Menzies 00:50:09 2022-05-23 03:00
186. The New Elizabethan Age 00:52:16 2022-05-19 03:00
185. Agatha Christie 00:53:12 2022-05-16 03:00
184. History's Biggest Questions with Dan Carlin (Part 2) 00:59:55 2022-05-12 03:00
183. History's Biggest Questions with Dan Carlin (Part 1) 00:56:41 2022-05-09 03:00
182. Operation Barbarossa 00:54:57 2022-05-05 03:00
181. The Birth of Babylon 00:44:52 2022-05-02 03:00
180. England & Englishness 00:53:43 2022-04-28 03:00
179. French Presidents: 1981-2022 00:40:59 2022-04-26 03:00
178. French Presidents: 1958-1981 00:37:04 2022-04-25 03:00
177. The Jewish Revolt 00:50:14 2022-04-21 03:00
176. The Jews Against Rome 00:28:47 2022-04-18 03:00
175. Crucifixion 01:01:13 2022-04-14 03:00
174. Merlin, Magic and the British 00:52:03 2022-04-11 03:00
173. Chairman Mao & the Cultural Revolution 01:00:15 2022-04-07 03:00
172. The Falklands War: Afterlife 00:48:58 2022-04-04 03:00
171. The Falklands War: Battle for the Islands 00:48:02 2022-03-31 03:00
170. The Falklands War: The Task Force Sails 00:46:54 2022-03-29 03:00
169. The Falklands War: Countdown to Invasion 00:47:13 2022-03-28 03:00
168. Oil: Conflict, Chaos and Climate Change 00:41:35 2022-03-25 03:00
167. Oil: The Making of the Modern World 00:39:30 2022-03-24 03:00
166. Genghis Khan: Lord of the Mongols 00:47:09 2022-03-22 03:00
165. The Rise of Genghis Khan 00:30:27 2022-03-21 03:00
164. Saint Patrick 00:54:58 2022-03-17 03:00
163. The Last Emperor of Mexico 01:05:15 2022-03-14 03:00
162. Putin's Russia 00:31:25 2022-03-10 03:00
161. Yeltsin, Economic Chaos and President Putin 00:33:59 2022-03-09 03:00
160. The Fall of the Soviet Union 00:28:31 2022-03-08 03:00
159. Young Putin, the KGB and the Soviet Union 00:31:54 2022-03-07 03:00
158. Killer Fashion 00:53:03 2022-03-03 03:00
The Rest Is Politics: Putin in person, Russian influence, and Blair vs Bono 00:10:51 2022-03-02 03:00
157. Byzantium and the Ghosts of Rome 00:44:45 2022-03-01 03:00
156. When did the Roman Empire fall? 00:50:37 2022-02-28 03:00
155. Ukraine and Russia 01:12:55 2022-02-23 03:10
ARCHIVE: The Vikings and the birth of Kyiv 01:27:16 2022-02-23 03:05
ARCHIVE: Ukraine and the United Kingdom 00:35:36 2022-02-23 03:00
154. The Most Disastrous Party in History 00:59:56 2022-02-21 03:00
153. God and the American Empire 00:26:09 2022-02-18 03:00
152. American Crusades 00:42:15 2022-02-17 03:00
151. Valentine's Day 00:50:59 2022-02-14 03:00
Real Dictators: Adolf Hitler's Day In Court 00:47:36 2022-02-11 03:00
150. Smuggling 01:06:22 2022-02-10 03:00
149. The Birth of Russia 00:46:56 2022-02-08 03:00
148. The Vikings Go East 00:43:56 2022-02-07 03:00
147. Disease, the New World and modern pandemics 00:36:13 2022-02-04 03:00
146. Disease vs. the rise of civilisation 00:36:07 2022-02-03 03:00
145. Babylon 00:55:50 2022-01-31 03:00
144. The Trial of Charles I Part 2 00:41:30 2022-01-28 03:00
143. The Trial of Charles I Part 1 00:52:01 2022-01-27 03:00
142. General Gordon and the Siege of Khartoum 00:54:27 2022-01-25 03:00
141. General Gordon: The Ultimate Victorian Hero 00:37:53 2022-01-24 03:00
140. The Birth of the Railways 00:52:48 2022-01-20 03:00
139. The Princes in the Tower Part 2 00:54:36 2022-01-18 03:00
138. The Princes in the Tower Part 1 00:45:51 2022-01-17 03:00
137. 1922: The Birth of the Modern World Part 2 01:00:09 2022-01-14 03:00
136. 1922: The Birth of the Modern World Part 1 00:51:33 2022-01-13 03:00
135. Crossing the Rubicon: The die is cast 00:33:46 2022-01-11 03:00
134. Crossing the Rubicon: The rise of Julius Caesar 00:35:58 2022-01-10 03:00
12 Days: Alfred the Great and Pepys' 'Fanatiques' 00:27:06 2022-01-06 03:00
12 Days: Death of Edward the Confessor and the Dreyfus Affair 00:27:34 2022-01-05 03:00
12 Days: Solomon Northup and Albert Camus 00:23:42 2022-01-04 03:00
12 Days: Martin Luther and J.R.R. Tolkien 00:21:41 2022-01-03 03:00
12 Days: Reconquest of Spain and the Old Queen of Hawaii 00:27:36 2022-01-02 03:00
12 Days: Nero's succession and the fall of the Byzantine Empire 00:28:30 2022-01-01 03:00
12 Days: Jean-Bédel Bokassa and the memory of pandemics 00:23:55 2021-12-31 03:00
12 Days: The Battle of Wakefield and Emperor Karl I 00:27:04 2021-12-30 03:00
12 Days: The Murder of Thomas Becket and the Wounded Knee Massacre 00:35:00 2021-12-29 03:00
12 Days: Massacre of the Innocents and the Tay Bridge disaster 00:21:25 2021-12-28 03:00
12 Days: Port wine and Darwin sets sail 00:26:13 2021-12-27 03:00
12 Days: Good King Wenceslas and the first Gilbert & Sullivan 00:18:52 2021-12-26 03:00
12 Days: Coronation of Charlemagne and the collapse of the Soviet Union 00:33:08 2021-12-25 03:00
133. Christmas churches 01:04:17 2021-12-23 09:05
132. A Christmas Carol 00:45:01 2021-12-20 03:00
The 1960s (preview) 00:10:42 2021-12-18 03:00
131. Burgundy: Europe's forgotten superpower 00:58:18 2021-12-16 03:00
130. Superheroes 00:58:18 2021-12-13 03:00
129. Cricket 01:05:24 2021-12-09 03:00
History's greatest clubs (preview) 00:10:05 2021-12-07 03:00
128. Rasputin 00:57:09 2021-12-06 03:00
127. Neanderthals 00:55:21 2021-12-02 03:00
126. Napoleon in Egypt 00:58:15 2021-11-29 03:00
125. The CIA 00:51:30 2021-11-25 03:00
124. World Cup of Kings and Queens part 2 00:58:07 2021-11-23 03:00
123. World Cup of Kings and Queens part 1 00:52:47 2021-11-22 03:00
122. Æthelstan: OFFICIALLY England's greatest monarch 00:54:01 2021-11-19 14:15
121. Australia Before Cook 00:48:52 2021-11-18 03:00
120. The Oil Weapon 00:55:22 2021-11-15 03:00
119. World Cup of Kings & Queens preview 00:38:43 2021-11-12 03:00
118. End of the First World War & Remembrance 00:53:09 2021-11-11 03:00
117. Alexander the Great part 2 00:54:23 2021-11-09 03:00
116. Alexander the Great part 1 00:53:44 2021-11-08 03:00
115. The Gunpowder Plot 00:55:27 2021-11-04 03:00
114. Stonehenge, ancient ritual and the origins of paganism 00:48:20 2021-11-02 03:00
113. Hallowe'en and modern paganism 00:50:24 2021-11-01 07:28
112. Medieval Science 00:46:38 2021-10-28 03:00
111. Golden Ages 00:52:23 2021-10-25 03:00
110. History of India in 10 Buildings 00:54:50 2021-10-21 03:00
109. Dinosaurs 00:49:04 2021-10-18 03:00
108. The Industrial Revolution 00:56:32 2021-10-14 03:00
107. Watergate: part 2 00:48:11 2021-10-12 03:00
106. Watergate: part 1 00:44:17 2021-10-11 03:00
105. Classics 00:57:11 2021-10-07 03:00
Bonus Episode: No Time to Die 00:32:14 2021-10-06 03:00
104. Macbeth 00:50:47 2021-10-04 03:00
103. The Norse Sagas 00:54:27 2021-09-30 03:00
102. Germany from Adenauer to Angela 00:56:47 2021-09-28 03:00
101. James Bond 00:52:21 2021-09-27 03:00
Decolonising Africa 00:49:30 2021-09-23 03:00
99. Thermopylae & Salamis Episode 2 00:55:13 2021-09-21 02:00
98. Thermopylae & Salamis Episode 1 00:52:00 2021-09-20 03:00
97. Top Ten Mistresses 01:14:09 2021-09-16 03:00
96. The UK’s Best Churches 01:05:13 2021-09-13 03:00
95. 9/11 00:52:22 2021-09-09 03:00
94. Silicon Valley Part 2 00:42:54 2021-09-07 03:00
93. Silicon Valley Part 1 00:44:40 2021-09-06 03:00
92. Nuclear Weapons 00:56:00 2021-09-02 01:00
91. The Beatles 00:55:30 2021-08-30 03:00
90. The Western Front 00:58:42 2021-08-26 03:00
89. Climate & Weather 00:57:08 2021-08-23 03:00
88. The First Anglo-Afghan War 00:55:11 2021-08-19 03:00
87. Afghanistan - Part 1 01:03:08 2021-08-18 03:00
86. The Enlightenment 00:53:03 2021-08-16 03:00
85. Sherlock Holmes 00:52:08 2021-08-12 03:00
84. Exams 00:54:42 2021-08-09 03:00
83. The Berlin Wall 01:01:31 2021-08-05 03:00
82. Sparta 01:00:50 2021-08-02 03:00
81. Modern Olympics - Part 2 00:43:18 2021-07-30 04:00
80. Modern Olympics - Part 1 00:46:56 2021-07-29 04:00
79. Ancient Olympics 00:53:08 2021-07-26 04:00
78. Statues: Parliament Square 00:42:34 2021-07-22 03:00
77. Statues: Whitehall 00:30:36 2021-07-20 03:00
76. Statues: Trafalgar Square 00:35:28 2021-07-19 03:00
75. The East India Company 00:59:09 2021-07-15 03:00
74. The Six Wives of Henry VIII 00:51:08 2021-07-12 03:00
72. England v Italy 00:58:27 2021-07-09 09:25
72. The Vietnam War 00:55:22 2021-07-08 03:00
71. England v Denmark 00:56:22 2021-07-06 03:00
69. Children’s History 00:42:20 2021-07-05 03:00
69. England v Ukraine 00:39:16 2021-07-02 03:00
68. The British Empire 00:51:29 2021-07-01 03:00
67. Anglo-German Relations 00:52:02 2021-06-28 03:00
66. Ghosts 00:49:49 2021-06-24 03:00
65. A Very British Scandal 00:53:19 2021-06-21 03:00
64. Hitler, with Ian Kershaw - part 2 00:43:55 2021-06-17 03:00
63. Hitler, with Ian Kershaw - part 1 00:47:10 2021-06-14 03:00
62. Magna Carta 00:45:12 2021-06-10 03:00
61. California 00:47:08 2021-06-07 03:00
60. Muhammad 01:00:17 2021-06-03 03:00
59. The World Cup of Gods - Part 2 00:56:20 2021-06-01 03:00
58. The World Cup of Gods - Part 1 00:52:40 2021-05-31 03:00
57. Paris 00:51:10 2021-05-27 03:00
56. Nero 00:56:55 2021-05-24 04:00
55. The World Cup of Gods - Preview 00:18:20 2021-05-22 03:00
54. Cromwell and the Protectorate 00:52:22 2021-05-20 03:00
53. Game of Thrones 00:55:39 2021-05-17 03:00
51. Aztecs 00:50:02 2021-05-13 03:00
50. Teenagers 00:44:24 2021-05-10 03:00
49. Food Glorious Food 00:42:30 2021-05-06 03:00
48. The French Revolution 00:57:04 2021-05-03 03:00
47. The Seven Years' War 00:47:26 2021-04-29 03:00
46. Culture Wars 00:55:20 2021-04-26 03:00
45. Top Ten Eunuchs 00:50:42 2021-04-22 03:00
44. 1066 00:51:35 2021-04-19 03:00
43. 1940 00:54:41 2021-04-15 03:00
42. The Wild West 00:47:17 2021-04-12 03:00
41. Persia 00:42:41 2021-04-08 03:00
40. History as Entertainment 00:40:07 2021-04-05 09:31
39. Elizabeth I 00:41:26 2021-04-01 03:00
38. Communism 00:47:59 2021-03-29 04:00
37. Spies, with Ben MacIntyre 00:41:08 2021-03-25 04:00
36. Our Greatest Prime Minister 00:43:14 2021-03-23 03:00
35. The Prime Ministers’ World Cup 00:38:52 2021-03-22 03:00
34. St Cuthbert’s Day 00:27:57 2021-03-20 03:00
33. The Beautiful Game 00:47:28 2021-03-18 04:00
32. What if? 00:42:26 2021-03-15 03:00
31. The Second Reich 00:49:07 2021-03-11 04:00
30. A Royal Row 00:26:34 2021-03-09 11:19
29. Americanisation 00:43:32 2021-03-08 03:00
28. The Kings of Comedy 00:53:21 2021-03-04 03:00
27. Tutankhamun 00:45:23 2021-03-01 03:00
26. Witches 00:46:05 2021-02-25 03:00
25. Empires 00:50:12 2021-02-22 03:00
24. Sex in the City 00:44:25 2021-02-18 04:00
23. The 90s 00:43:50 2021-02-15 03:00
22. Weird Wars 00:42:44 2021-02-11 04:00
21. The History of the Future 00:39:06 2021-02-08 04:00
20. China 00:55:18 2021-02-04 04:00
19. King Arthur 00:47:58 2021-02-01 04:00
18. The North South Divide 00:51:33 2021-01-28 05:00
17. Fascism 00:45:55 2021-01-25 04:00
16. Pompeii 00:47:55 2021-01-21 03:00
15. Walls and Borders 00:42:27 2021-01-18 03:00
14. Historical Fiction 00:55:55 2021-01-11 04:00
13. Stephen Fry and Troy 00:59:42 2021-01-07 04:00
12. Conspiracy Theories 00:44:15 2021-01-04 04:00
11. Brexit 00:41:24 2020-12-28 04:00
10. Christmas 00:35:58 2020-12-21 04:00
9. Causes of the First World War 00:42:33 2020-12-14 04:00
8. The Echo of a Coffee House 00:40:50 2020-12-07 04:00
7. The Lessons of History 00:44:40 2020-11-30 04:00
6. Troy 00:35:09 2020-11-23 04:00
5. 1981 00:37:47 2020-11-16 04:00
4. We’re all so 17th Century 00:33:24 2020-11-09 03:15
3. Is Trump Caesar or Nixon? 00:35:15 2020-11-09 03:00
2. Civil War 00:35:47 2020-11-02 04:00
1. Greatness 00:29:22 2020-11-02 03:00
Trailer 00:01:46 2020-10-28 14:00