American History Too! began life in September 2014 primarily as an (unofficial) effort to provide additional teaching for students on the University of Edinburgh’s American History survey course. Most topics followed the course structure until Spring 2015 when the podcast began to branch out into more diverse topics such as HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, the Scopes Trial, and Irish-Americans during the Civil War.
Over the following two years, the podcast grew at an exponential rate, surpassing 35,000 downloads in 2016 and further attracting excellent postgraduate researchers to discuss their innovative work on the podcast.
We welcome ALL feedback and suggestions, so please feel free to get in touch with us on Twitter at @ahtoopodcast, on email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or search for us on Facebook.
Your Hosts (Updated Jan 2017)
Dr Mark McLay (University of Glasgow & Glasgow Caledonian University) – @markmclay1985
Mark is a Lecturer in History at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University where he leads courses on America that span 1916-1945, as well as teaching on modern American, European, and British history. In September 2015, he passed his PhD viva at the University of Edinburgh and is currently developing his thesis, which examined the Republican party’s role in challenging President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty during the 1960s, for publication. Moreover, his work on Johnson and the Voting Rights Act will shortly be published by the University of Florida. He has taught primarily American History for seven years at a variety of institutions, and in September 2014 he began co-hosting the American History Too! podcast with his good friend and colleague Malcolm Craig.
Dr Malcolm Craig (Liverpool John Moores University) – @contestedground
Malcolm is a Lecturer in History at Liverpool John Moores University. He gained his PhD from Edinburgh in mid-2014 with a project examining American and British nuclear non-proliferation policy towards Pakistan in the 1970s. Malcolm has created and taught several honours courses at Edinburgh, covering US non-proliferation policy, the ‘nuclear Cold War’, the US-UK ‘special relationship’, and the ‘revolutionary 1960s’. Malcolm is published in numerous well-renowned academic journals and is awaiting publication of his book A Dream of Nightmare Proportions”: America, Britain, and the Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1981 that is being published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2017.