Lance Geiger’s “The History Guy” on YouTube surpasses one million subscribers

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Lance Geiger took an unusual path to YouTube stardom.

In 2015, the O’Fallon, Illinois resident was fired from his job as a corporate trainer for a health insurance company. Two years later, after spending his severance pay, he launched a YouTube channel. Recently, Geiger Channel “The guy from the story” has surpassed 1 million subscribers and his videos have amassed over 161 million total views.

Geiger covered over 700 historical topics. Her first video to go viral was about 1956 emergency landing at sea of ​​Pan American Flight 6. His most popular video (Robertson, Phillips and the History of the Screwdriver) has amassed over 2.7 million views.

Tuesdays Saint Louis livewe’ll talk with Geiger about his journey to becoming a YouTube star and how he makes a living from it.

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