Let's Get Civical

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.

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Government
News Commentary
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - $100 If You Re...
35 min
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The Sinking of the Lusitania - A Miscalculation...
41 min
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The Dust Bowl - Don’t Call Me an Okie!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Dust Bowl!
35 min
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The 2022 Midterms - with Andrea Jones-Rooy!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the 2022 midterms with political and data scientist Andrea Jones-Rooy!
52 min
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The George Washington Bridge - Anything, but El...
45 min
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Cuban Missile Crisis - It’s a Quarantine, Not a...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis!
43 min
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The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 - Justice for Ca...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Great Chicago of 1871!
46 min
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Henry Ford’s Model T - Crank Up Your Engines!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a fun dive into the car that started it all: Henry Ford’s Model T!
42 min
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Little Rock Nine - Courage Prevails!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Little Rock Nine!
30 min
10
Battle of the Sexes - Defeating Sexism!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate the end of the U.S. Open and talk about the famous 1973 tennis match: Battle of the Sexes!
43 min
11
Queen Elizabeth II - Operation London Bridge!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II!
53 min
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Hoover Dam - An Engineering Marvel!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take on the Hoover Dam!
32 min
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V-J Day - Better Known as the End of the War in...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Victory Over Japan Day!
36 min
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The Berlin Wall, Part 2 - Mr. Gorbachev, Tear D...
In this week’s second episode of a two-part series for Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Berlin Wall!
38 min
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The Berlin Wall, Part 1 - Who Thought This Was ...
In this week’s first episode of a two-part series for Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Berlin Wall!
35 min
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Summer Holiday Re-Run: The Alamo!
While Lizzie and Arden take a short summer holiday, they wanted to re-release an episode near and dear to them from earlier this year!
55 min
17
The US Patent and Trademark Office! - Protect Y...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at the very useful US Patent and Trademark Office!
35 min
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The Assassination of President Garfield - My Go...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden examine the assassination of President Garfield!
50 min
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The Minimum Wage Act - Raise Her!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Minimum Wage Act!
40 min
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The Overturning of Roe v. Wade - A Discussion!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the details of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
53 min
21
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest - King of Kings!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a seriously hilarious look at the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!
37 min
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Battle of Gettysburg - Don’t Walk Straight Towa...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden discuss the Battle of Gettysburg!
36 min
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History of Pride Parades - What’s Your Story?
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by comedians, hosts, and producers Rachel Green and Kirsten O'Brien of The Boss Bitch Show in NYC and, the soon to be released, Boss B*tch Show Podcast!
65 min
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The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy - Taken ...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.
38 min
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The Virginia Plan - It’s About People, Not Cows!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden investigate the Virginia Plan!
40 min
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The Golden Gate Bridge - Color Me International...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at the infamous Golden Gate Bridge!
36 min
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The American Red Cross - Go Give Blood!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the American Red Cross!
35 min
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Lewis and Clark - Are you a Lewis or a Clark?
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Lewis and Clark Expedition!
41 min
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Planned Parenthood v. Casey - Stick with Us!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Casey, the Supreme Court case that modified Roe v. Wade.
61 min
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The Library of Congress - Give Her More Space!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Library of Congress!
38 min
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Oklahoma Land Rush - Hello Boomers!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Oklahoma Land Rush!
31 min
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Apollo 13 - Wet Hot Dogs? Yuck!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 13!
58 min
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Political Science - Andrea Jones-Rooy Returns!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden welcome back Andrea Jones-Rooy to the show!
63 min
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Madeleine Albright - Small but Mighty!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden honor Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State!
30 min
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Custer’s Last Stand - The Goat!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden fulfill their promise to talk about Custer’s Last Stand!
42 min
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Robert’s Rules - We Will Have Order!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Robert’s Rules of Order!
42 min
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The Alamo - Winner takes the Cannon!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Alamo!
55 min
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The Boston Massacre - Hugh Was All Alone!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden honor the anniversary of the Boston Massacre!
49 min
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North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Better Kno...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden respond to the news of the moment by taking a look at NATO!
43 min
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The 15th Amendment - A Decent Start!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a deep dive into the 15th Amendment!
39 min
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Malcolm X - A Biopic!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the history and legacy of Malcolm X!
39 min
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Interview with Virginia Heffernan!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden sit down with journalist, author, and host of the podcast “This is Critical”, Virginia Heffernan!
69 min
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New Deal Series: Gold Reserve Act of 1934
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Gold Reserve Act of 1934!
41 min
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Roe v. Wade - It’s About Safe Abortions!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the pivotal Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade.
53 min
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MLK Day - A Day of Service!
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
35 min
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The Battle of New Orleans - We Didn’t Know Ther...
In this week’s episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at one of the most infamous victories in US history, The Battle of New Orleans!
44 min
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Ellis Island - Welcome to America!
In the first episode of the New Year, Lizzie and Arden explore the long and checkered past of the most infamous gateway to America, Ellis Island!
44 min
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Holiday Re-Air: Watergate - Too Many Burglars!
To celebrate the holidays, Lizzie and Arden are re-airing some of their favorite episodes of the year:
44 min
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Holiday Re-Air: Interview with Congressman Der...
To celebrate the holidays, Lizzie and Arden are re-airing some of their favorite episodes of the year:
47 min
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First Ladies and First Pets - Alligators Abound!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about notable First Ladies and First Pets of the White House
52 min
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Pearl Harbor - A Day That Will Live In Infamy!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the attack on Pearl Harbor.
53 min
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Rosa Parks - It Wasn’t About Being Tired!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate the legacy of Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her arrest!
35 min
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The Indigenous People of North America - They W...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate Thanksgiving this year by looking at the different groups of Indigenous Peoples who inhabited the land now known as North America!
40 min
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The Gettysburg Address - Short and Sweet!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden examine one the most famous speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address!
37 min
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The History of Veterans Day - Armistice or Not,...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden look at the history of Veterans Day!
45 min
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History of Election Day - Make Her a Federal Ho...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden dive into the history of Election Day!
41 min
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President Theodore Roosevelt - More Than Just a...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about one of Lizzie’s favorite people, President Theodore Roosevelt!
37 min
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The National Debt - How Did We Get Here!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle a listener's request and deep dive into the national debt! Join them as they talk about the difference between the deficit and the debt, where most of the U.S. budget goes, and who holds U.S. debt!
47 min
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Al Capone - Not Remembered for His Tax Evasion!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Al Capone on the anniversary of his conviction! Join them as they talk about his early years, his years as a crime boss, and how it was probably the syphilis!
38 min
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Interview with Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06)...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden interview Congressman Derek Kilmer and Congressman William Timmons about the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress!
46 min
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The Warren Commission - The Job No One Wanted!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden lose their minds and talk about the Warren Commission!
49 min
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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor - SCOTUS Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden jump back into their SCOTUS Biopic series, and talk about Justice Sandra Day O’Connor!
43 min
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The Star-Spangled Banner - She’s a Big Girl!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about The Star-Spangled Banner!
45 min
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The Pentagon - She Really Could Have Been a Tri...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden investigate the history of the Pentagon!
36 min
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Labor Day - Say Goodbye To Hot Dog Season!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Labor Day!
42 min
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Presidential Libraries - Is there One in Your B...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden investigate a listener request and talk about the system of Presidential Libraries!
48 min
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The Atomic Bomb - A Big Impact!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at one of the US’s most questionable military decisions, the dropping of the Atomic Bomb.
39 min
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The FDA’s History with Vaccines - We are All Mi...
While Lizzie and Arden take a short summer holiday, they wanted to re-release an episode near and dear to them from earlier this year!
58 min
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The St. Louis Arch - An Ode to Manifest Destiny!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at the largest monument in the United States, the St. Louis Arch!
40 min
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The Moon Landing - One Giant Leap for Mankind!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing!
44 min
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The Seneca Falls Convention - Throw Off Such Go...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden explore the infamous Seneca Falls Convention!
41 min
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The Northwest Ordinance- Ohio Almost Didn’t Hap...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden dive deep into The Northwest Ordinance!
42 min
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The Revolutionary War Pt. 2 - For God’s Sake Fi...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue to celebrate the Fourth of July with the second in a two part series diving deep into the Revolutionary War!
37 min
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The Revolutionary War Pt. 1 - Why Did We Break ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden begin to celebrate the Fourth of July with the first part of a two part series diving deep into the Revolutionary War!
43 min
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Lawrence V Texas - Mind Your Business!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a deep dive into a landmark SCOTUS LGBTQ case, Lawrence V Texas!
43 min
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Juneteenth - Make it a Federal Holiday!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate the too often ignored holiday, Juneteenth!
37 min
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Watergate - Too Many Burglars!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden learn about the scandal of scandals, Watergate!
44 min
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D-Day - Operation Overlord!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden honor one of the greatest wartime victories in history, D-Day!
41 min
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Memorial Day - Honor the Fallen!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden examine the true meaning behind one of America’s most famous holidays, Memorial Day!
43 min
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Harvey Milk - Let’s Celebrate the Mayor of the ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate Harvey Milk Day!
41 min
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Brown v. Board of Education - 14th Amendment t...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education!
44 min
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The FDA’s History with Vaccines - We are all Mi...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by hosts, Sue Smith and Caitlin Brodnick from ScamWow! Join them as they talk about the FDA’s past vaccines, their vaccine approval process, and how some maiming and poisoning started the federal regulation of our foods and drugs! 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!
58 min
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Presidential 100 Days - What Have You Done for ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the modern concept of a President’s first 100 days!
55 min
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate Earth Day by learning about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA!
45 min
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The History of the IRS - We Didn’t Start the Fi...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden honor Tax Day by investigating the history of the Internal Revenue Service!
53 min
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The U.S. Library System - The Original Subscrip...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle a listener request: the U.S. public library system!
50 min
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New Deal Series: Social Security
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden dive into Social Security!
41 min
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The California Gold Rush - Digging Ain’t Easy!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the California Gold Rush.
42 min
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Interesting History-Making Women - Get Out of t...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden, once again, celebrate the greatness of women!
49 min
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The Assasination of President William McKinley ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the assasination of President William McKinley!
48 min
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The Granger Movement - Damn Husbands!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Granger Movement.
43 min
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Mount Rushmore - Where is Susan B. Anthony?!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Mount Rushmore!
49 min
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Black History Month - Why February?
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden honor Black History Month!
49 min
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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!
46 min
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Congressional Repercussions - Go Stand in the W...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden look into Congressional repercussions!
52 min
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Executive Orders - Break Open the File Cabinet!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden investigate executive orders!
43 min
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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,
44 min
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Presidential Inaugurations - We’d Like to Than...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical Lizzie and Arden take a look at Presidential inaugurations! Join them as they talk about who plans the inauguration, past inaugurations,
56 min
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Celebrating 100 Episodes- A Fun Fact Extravagan...
In this very special 100th episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden spend the entire episode doing their favorite thing, sharing fun facts!
48 min
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Political Science- A Conversation with Andrea J...
To celebrate the holidays, Lizzie and Arden are re-airing some of their favorite episodes! Obviously, they needed to re-air the hot assassin episode again!
56 min