Our missionBringing History to Life
The Armchair Historian began as a hobby, born out of the twin desires of discovering and creating. Although it all began with one armchair historian, the company has since grown to encompass a number of individuals from all walks of life, staunchly united in the pursuit to democratize knowledge of and from the past. At The Armchair Historian, researchers, writers, animators, mapmakers, and voice actors are all working in tandem to bring history to life. We are using today’s cutting-edge technology to carry yesterday into tomorrow.
YouTube is where the company got its start and we still regularly produce content on our channel. That being said, anyone intimately familiar with the platform knows its shortcomings all too well.
- YouTube viewers are constantly bombarded by advertisements before and during videos and, on top of that, often are subject to built-in sponsorships.
- YouTube algorithms encourage clickbait — a fact that all too often leads to the sensationalization of history for profit maximization.
- YouTube creators have to tiptoe around controversial historical events for fear of demonetization and other penalties, even when covering said events responsibly.
For all YouTube has done to democratize knowledge, it has also impeded creators’ ability to create and viewers’ ability to view. This website is here to fix that, saving you the hassle of watching a pre-video advertisement and built-in sponsorship segment for every educational video you come across by instituting a $4.99 monthly fee. It’s a fair trade-off for the wide range of uninterrupted content this website will give you access to. By signing up, your favorite content creators will no longer fear the threat of censorship while showcasing the past, including its more uncomfortable, but important, elements. Your money goes straight into the creators’ pockets, enabling them to both produce more content on the website and their YouTube channels.
We hope to have you coming back to this website again and again to browse exclusive content from creators you know and those you have yet to be exposed to. Our goal is to make learning enjoyable with animated long-form series that will introduce you to just about any topic that has shaped human history, for better or for worse. We promise you an educational experience like no other, captivating, gripping, and informative all at once. With your first month(s) free, we encourage you to binge watch our selection of video documentaries from a wide array of creators, along with our blog. Join us and all the other armchair historians signing up everyday!