History that doesn't suck with Professor Greg Jackson is a bi-weekly podcast, delivering a legit, seriously researched, hard-hitting survey of American history through entertaining stories.
Think of this as covering the basics of what an American should but possibly doesn't know (or has forgotten) about history. The episodes are roughly one hour, story-driven, and irreverently educational. Each episode stands on its own as a story, but taken together, they will also walk you through a survey of US history that starts with the Revolution and will (eventually) go right up to the present. It's everything you need and want to know. And it's a damn good time.
Office Hours with Greg is a bi-weekly podcast/YouTube show. Episodes generally alternate between Greg, Josh, and Cielle having roundtable discussions about HTDS episodes, and Greg chatting it up with guests (academics, politicians, veterans, basically anyone who has something interesting to say that connects back to history). So basically, think of it as a history themed talk show.
Learn and be entertained. You're welcome, America.


Your Professor: Greg Jackson

Born and bred in Southern California, Greg now calls Utah home and is a professor at Utah Valley University (UVU). He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Utah, where he was also a Burton Scholar. Previous to that, he earned an M.A. in French Studies and a B.A. in history from Brigham Young University. He's also taught a range of history classes (US, European, World, and Middle Eastern) at a few universities (the University of Utah, Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and now UVU).

When Greg isn't researching, teaching, or podcasting, he's usually hanging with his family, cycling, rock climbing, or indulging his love of languages. Greg speaks fluent French, rusty-but-conversational Spanish, and has some working ability in Arabic and Classical Latin.

Cielle grew up in Reno, Nevada and is married with four kids. She studied history and French at Brigham Young University and graduated with a B.S. in history. She is passionate about American history and genealogy. Cielle worked in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers research library and has completed several family history projects in order to learn more about her patriot and pioneer ancestors. She spent ten years in education doing college prep tutoring and working with at risk high school students. In her spare time, Cielle loves to bake and sew for her family and friends. She is excited to be on the HTDS team, where she combines her love of history and research with her love of sharing knowledge with others.     

Josh grew up in Lehi, Utah and has been in Utah most of his life. He attended Utah Valley University where he received his bachelors degree in Integrated Studies with emphasis in Religious Studies and History. During his undergrad, Josh also had the opportunity to attend Yale University for 2 semesters doing research and learning the Nahuatl language. (central Mexico indigenous language) Josh is also fluent in Spanish and has spent time in both Mexico and Europe presenting his research and furthering his studies. 

When he does get a free moment, Josh tries to make it to the river where he enjoys fly fishing and spending time outdoors. 

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Your Senior Researcher: Cielle Salazar

Your Producer (literally everything else): Josh Beatty

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Last updated January 14, 2020.