The Rest Is History

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. Here are some of our favourite episodes to get you started: WATERGATE/NIXON ALEXANDER THE GREAT HARDCORE HISTORY'S DAN CARLIN PUTIN & RUSSIA

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By the late 1950s, John F. Kennedy was a rich and handsome Democratic senator with a beautiful wife and young family, heading for the White House despite his Catholicism, his affairs and his secret illnesses. In January 1961 he became the youngest ever President of the United States, during a period of heightened political and social tensions at home and abroad, with the Cold War raging, communism on the rise and the Civil Rights Movement dominating the headlines. What role, then, did Kennedy’s domestic and foreign policies play in these monumental moments of world history? And does the backlash against him offer us the crucial clues to the motives behind his assassination, and the identity of his killer?  Join Tom and Dominic as they discuss Kennedy’s early political career, the successes and failings of his presidency, and world-shaking events such as the Bay of Pigs disaster, the Cuban missile crisis, the Space Race and the Vietnam War. All the while, Kennedy’s days are numbered as that fateful day in Dallas comes ever closer… *Dominic’s book The Fall of the Aztecs is available now from bookshops across the UK - the perfect Christmas present!* Twitter:  @TheRestHistory @holland_tom @dcsandbrook Producer: Theo Young-Smith Executive Producers: Jack Davenport + Tony Pastor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Previous episodes

  • 424 - 393. JFK: Cuba, Camelot and the Cold War (Part 2) 
    Tue, 28 Nov 2023
  • 423 - 392. JFK: The Road to the White House (Part 1) 
    Mon, 27 Nov 2023
  • 422 - Introducing.... Legacy 
    Fri, 24 Nov 2023
  • 421 - 391. The Fall of the Aztecs: The Last Emperor (Part 8) 
    Thu, 23 Nov 2023
  • 420 - 390. The Fall of the Aztecs: War to the Death (Part 7) 
    Mon, 20 Nov 2023
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