Hi, I’m Betz.

I’m a media/technology attorney and historian.

But let’s not fail to mention: I’ve also been a stand-up comedian, university professor, cub reporter, museum worker, oncology researcher and college marching band drum major. I’m a visual artist, taught myself to play the drums and once dressed as 1968 Comeback Elvis for Halloween. I’ll talk your ear off about history, and I can juggle flaming torches. (Really.)

I have written for outlets including the AtlanticAtlas ObscuraSmithsonian and Vanity Fair, and I blog about history at Drinks With Dead People. I’m currently working on a book about P.T. Barnum.

Sometimes I make art.

Want to get in touch? Contact me here.