After being a history professor for a number of years, I started a professional writing and media company in 2015. In addition to professional writing, I host and run a highly popular history podcast called Professor Buzzkill that explores historical myths and misconceptions in an illuminating, entertaining, and humorous way.

Modern history. Interpretations and mis-interpretations of history. Politics and world affairs, especially as it relates to Britain, Ireland, and modern Europe. Teaching. Writing. News analysis.

Growing my business and networking with the right creative people who can help me do that.

The grass is not always greener.....

Living person? Barak Obama. Person from history? Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette. Or maybe Abe Lincoln.

I can spot a good history story a mile away, turn it into something that captures the imagination, and present to an audience who walk away very content.

My grandparents' telephone number from the 1960s/70s.

How to write a great sentence.

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