A Teacher’s History

of the United States Podcast

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A Teacher’s History

of the United States Podcast

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Every week, Chris and other history nerds provide listeners with in-depth and entertaining lessons on the history of the United States from a teacher’s perspective.  

Have you ever wished you knew more about the history of the United States? Are you kicking yourself for not paying more attention in school? Do you ever wish you could go back to class and learn about the most interesting, important and impactful events in U.S. history all over again, but without the homework? 

Join host Chris Caldwell, a former high school AP US History teacher, along with his fellow history nerds as they retell the fun and fascinating tale of the United States of America, one lesson at a time.   


A Teacher’s History of the United States is an informative and fun podcast taking you through the highlights and lowlights of US history.

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Chris hails from Salisbury, MD and currently lives in Baltimore, MD with his wife and daughter. Chris taught both AP US History and AP US Government and Politics in the Baltimore area before moving onto other career opportunities.  

Chris met his primary contributors, Bill Gorman and Zak Woods, while earning his bachelor’s degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Chris has since earned a graduate degree from Loyola University.  

Chris’ favorite part of US History is the Revolutionary War and the beginnings of the American Republic.  

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Bill Gorman is originally from Cincinnati, OH and currently lives in St. Louis, MO. Bill works as a Client Manager serving medium and large law firms in St. Louis and Oklahoma. Bill met the Chris Caldwell while they were both attending Xavier University. They shared a love for American History. That interest in American History has lead Bill to contributing to A Teacher’s History of the United States. Bill’s favorite part of American History is the FDR era (Great Depression, New Deal, World War II). It is Bill’s favorite period in American History because it fundamentally altered the country in terms of Executive Power, the creation of a social safety net, and the defeat of Nazism and totalitarianism. 


Zachary Woods is a Program Manager with an independent power producer in Houston, TX. Originally from Columbus, OH he obtained a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Ohio State. Zachary became interested in history while touring Civil War battlefields such as Gettysburg and Antietam.  


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