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The History Guy

If you love history, this is the YouTube channel for you! The History Guy creates stories of forgotten history between five and fifteen minutes long.


Lance Geiger is The History Guy on YouTube. Topics covered in his YouTube videos range from aviation history to forgotten battles, historical figures, and more from around the world.

Episodes are posted Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

He has also created a History Guy podcast that comes out every two weeks on various platforms.

The History Guy’s philosophy for producing videos is: “I have always loved history. I believe that history does not have to be boring. At its heart, history is story telling, and I believe that it should be told with passion and genuine love for the material. History might be tragic, it might be comic, but it is the story of who we are, and we should not be afraid to enjoy that story, and be moved by it.

I live in the American Midwest, talk too fast but am working on that, and tie my own bow ties. Yes, the hats in the background of all the videos are mine.”


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Say ‘Happy Birthday’ or share a surprise note from The History Guy with your favorite History Guy fan through Cameo. From their website description: “Cameo is the leading marketplace connecting fans directly with tens of thousands of pop culture personalities in the form of customized video messages, live video calls and direct messages.”

Read more in the article about The History Guy published by the Belleville News Democrat here

Watch our tv debut here

The History Guy was interviewed by Jesse Dylan and Priscilla Cohen on Episode 25 of the Wondros Podcast.

The History Guy appeared in a “Feature Creator Interview” by Neverthink.

Peter Suciu of Forbes magazine included The History Guy in his roundup of history influencer YouTube channels.

The History Guy is one of the featured presenters on History’s History at Home series, which you can view on their website.

The History Guy talks about his background in forensics in an episode of the podcast “Figure of Speech”.

Joe Scott interviews The History Guy on an episode of the podcast “Answers with Joe”.

Ken Heron interviews The History Guy on an episode of his YouTube channel.

The History Guy was featured in an episode of the radio show, “On the Front Porch”.

The History Guy appears on the “Notable People” section of the O’Fallon, Illinois Wikipedia page:

Heidi Wiechert is The History Guy’s wife and goes by Ms. History Guy. She and Lance live in Illinois with their daughter and three cats.

Ms. History Guy is a former librarian and journalist who reads and writes prolifically. When she isn’t busy with The History Guy channel, she publishes her reviews on Goodreads as Heidi the Reader and her book blog.

Josh Geiger is The History Guy’s eldest son and hosts The History Guy podcast which is released every other week.

Carolyn Howk is Ms. History Guy’s sister and the business manager of The History Guy, LLC. She joined the team in January of 2020 and is looking forward to sharing the excitement of the channel.

If you have an opportunity to share with The History Guy, such as speaking engagements or rides in tanks or aircraft carriers, please email Carolyn at Business@thehistoryguy.net

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