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Let’s Get Civical is part civics class and part comedy show. Join Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski as they unpack and repack those political and government structures that have driven us to the cry for help we’re in today. This stuff is confusing and we’ve made it our mission to break it down so we all understand what the FDR is going on. It’s like being in American Government class with your BFFs! But no exams. We promise! Lizzie is an NYC based comedian who performs regularly all over the city and headlines all of her family functions as the "one from New York". Arden is a politics and civics buff who’s worked on local, state, and national campaigns.

Let's Get Civica‪l‬ Lizzie Stewart & Arden Walentowski

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    • 4.5 • 56 Ratings

Let’s Get Civical is part civics class and part comedy show. Join Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski as they unpack and repack those political and government structures that have driven us to the cry for help we’re in today. This stuff is confusing and we’ve made it our mission to break it down so we all understand what the FDR is going on. It’s like being in American Government class with your BFFs! But no exams. We promise! Lizzie is an NYC based comedian who performs regularly all over the city and headlines all of her family functions as the "one from New York". Arden is a politics and civics buff who’s worked on local, state, and national campaigns.

    Mount Rushmore - Where is Susan B. Anthony?!

    Mount Rushmore - Where is Susan B. Anthony?!

    In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Mount Rushmore! Join them as they delve into the details about the monument, its construction, and how the United States captured Native American lands to complete the project! 

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates!
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    • 53 min
    Black History Month - Why February?

    Black History Month - Why February?

    In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden honor Black History Month! Join them as they talk about the history of Black History Month and highlight some folks who have had a great impact on our lives that you may not have heard of! 

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates!
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    • 53 min
    The White House - Hop On the Ferry!

    The White House - Hop On the Ferry!

    In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden look back at the history of the most famous home in U dot S dot, the White House! Join them as they talk about the original structure, the rebuilding after the British burned it down, and it’s renovations over the years! 

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates!
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    • 50 min
    Congressional Repercussions - Go Stand in the Well!

    Congressional Repercussions - Go Stand in the Well!

    In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden look into Congressional repercussions! Join them as they talk about the different processes in the House and the Senate, the ways in which members can be punished for poor or illegal behavior, and how early Congressional members liked to solve their disagreements by caning each other!

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates!
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    • 56 min
    Executive Orders - Break Open the File Cabinet!

    Executive Orders - Break Open the File Cabinet!

    In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden investigate executive orders! Join them as they talk about what they are and are not, famous and controversial ones, and how the justification for them in the Constitution is tenuous at best! 

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates!
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    • 47 min
    Roger Sherman - A Long Lost Founding Father!

    Roger Sherman - A Long Lost Founding Father!

    In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden get to know the one and only Roger Sherman, the only founding father to have signed all four important early American documents! Join them as they talk about his many jobs, his proclivity for astronomy, and what his contemporaries thought of his lowly public speaking skills! 

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates!
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

bwayboogie ,

Clear, digestible, and fun!

The conversational tone of this pod is the perfect way for me to learn about US history and civics in a way that actually sticks and makes sense. I absolutely love these hosts!

svenferguson ,

Perfect Podcast for These Times

After finding this podcast I felt compelled to write this review because it’s a true gem. In recent years I have felt a greater duty as a citizen to be informed on the functions of government, courts, legislature, and how these systems came to be. There are obviously lots of books on civics, American History, government, etc but I’ve found them to be long winded, and convoluted and I usually need another book just to understand what I’ve read. This is where Lizzie and Arden come in. They present their topics with such a clear focus and their magnetic personalities make the episodes not only extremely digestible but a true joy. I owe them a sincere thank you for approaching their subjects with heart, integrity, compassion, and lots of humor. As someone who learns best while being entertained this podcast has been such a gift. Do yourself a favor and listen to every episode!

Rollback ,

Intriguing fun

Hosts Lizzie and Arden create a perfect blend of cold hard facts with light banter and riffs that remind you to stay in the present and not get mired down with the technicalities and herstory of America. Each episode is like a flashback to that government AP class with your best friend. You will undoubtedly learn something, especially if you're a life-long citizen.
Thanks for the pod ladies and keep it up

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