About Us

Welcome to Curious Historian!

Since our inception in 2016, Curious Historian has been dedicated to unveiling the most powerful and entertaining historical content on the web. Our mission has always been to present history in a fun, easy-to-consume format, driven by our passion for the past and our audience's shared enthusiasm. History, after all, is not just educational but also incredibly entertaining and inspiring. By examining historical events, we often find fascinating parallels with the present day.

Over the years, as breaking news, politics, and current events have increasingly dominated online content, we recognized a unique opportunity. We decided to apply the same engaging approach we use for historical content to contemporary news and events. Our goal is to enlighten curiosity and spark meaningful conversations by making current events accessible and thought-provoking.

Our audience's genuine positive feedback and increasing engagement have been incredibly inspiring. It has encouraged us to expand our content offerings, sharing more news and current events than ever before while remaining true to our historical roots. We are committed to providing entertaining, thought-provoking, and inspiring content that is easy to understand and enjoy.

Curious Historian is owned by JUSTWILL, LLC, which operates under the dba Motiv31. JUSTWILL, LLC owns a portfolio of history websites that now specialize in current events. Other sites in our content portfolio include History Daily and Pictures In History.

Thank you for being a part of the Curious Historian community. Together, we continue to explore the past and present, uncovering the stories that shape our world and connecting the dots between history and today.

Editorial Standards

At Curious Historian, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of journalistic integrity and responsibility. Our editorial standards ensure that our content is trustworthy, accurate, and respectful of our audience. Here are the key principles we follow:


We have a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism. All content published on Curious Historian must be original and properly attributed. We ensure that our writers and contributors understand the importance of producing unique work and giving credit where it is due. Any detected instances of plagiarism are taken seriously and addressed promptly to maintain the integrity of our platform.

Opinion vs. News

We clearly distinguish between opinion pieces and news articles. Our news content is based on verified facts and presented without bias. Opinion pieces, on the other hand, are clearly labeled and reflect the views of the author rather than the organization as a whole. This distinction helps our readers understand the nature of the content they are consuming and form their own informed opinions.


Combating misinformation is a core value at Curious Historian. We are committed to providing accurate and reliable information. Our editorial team rigorously fact-checks all content before publication. In the event that an error is discovered, we promptly correct it and transparently communicate any corrections to our audience. We strive to be a dependable source of truth in a landscape often cluttered with misleading information.

By adhering to these standards, we aim to maintain the trust and confidence of our readers, ensuring that Curious Historian remains a respected and reliable source of information.

Editorial Team


CuriousHistorian.com was founded in 2016 by Justin Levine and Will Gwyn, who both serve as Editor-in-Chief. Justin and Will maintains ownership of the publication through JUSTWILL, LLC. Justin and Will grew up together as neighbors in San Diego where they still currently reside. In 2023, JUSTWILL, LLC partnered with MediaVerse LLC for syndication purposes. To contact Justin and Will, you may email contact@curioushistorian.com.


• Bo Beard is a journalist from of Springfield, MO. Bo graduated from Missouri State and also works in real estate at Murney Associates.
• Carver Malone is a graduate of Northeastern University and works as a journalist in Rhode Island.
• Andrew Sanders graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder and works as a writer in Sarasota, FL. Andrew also writes at other publications, including StateOfUnion.org.
• Daniel Walker graduated from Missouri State and works as a journalist in Springfield, MO.
• Mike Fishmore is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and works as a writer in Dallas, TX.
• Ian Banks graduated from Florida State University and works as a journalist in Tampa, FL

* Send feedback or corrections to contact@curioushistorian.com or reach us by phone at ‪(619) 320-5417‬