The Rest Is History


178. French Presidents: 1958-1981

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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Producer: Dom Johnson

Exec Producer: Tony Pastor






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