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.

History
Government
News Commentary
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
Watergate - Too Many Burglars!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden learn about the scandal of scandals, Watergate!
44 min
52
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
53
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
54
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
55
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
56
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
57
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
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
New Deal Series: Social Security
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden dive into Social Security!
41 min
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
The Granger Movement - Damn Husbands!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Granger Movement.
43 min
66
Mount Rushmore - Where is Susan B. Anthony?!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Mount Rushmore!
49 min
67
Black History Month - Why February?
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden honor Black History Month!
49 min
68
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
69
Congressional Repercussions - Go Stand in the W...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden look into Congressional repercussions!
52 min
70
Executive Orders - Break Open the File Cabinet!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden investigate executive orders!
43 min
71
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
72
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
73
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
74
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
75
The Assasination of Abraham Lincoln - Hot Assas...
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!
59 min
76
2020 Wrap-Up - Let’s Check In On Her!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a walk down memory lane and revisit 2020!
58 min
77
The War of 1812 - Beware the Sandbar!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical Lizzie and Arden take a look at the war we learn the least about in grade school: the War of 1812!
46 min
78
The Washington Monument - She’s Quite a Stick!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical Lizzie and Arden embrace the wonder and awe of the Washington Monument!
38 min
79
The History of Thanksgiving - Pardon the Turkey!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical Lizzie and Arden investigate the history of Thanksgiving!
49 min
80
General Services Administration - Ascertaining ...
43 min
81
Election Week and What’s to Come - So Many Laws...
60 min
82
The Liberty Bell - She Cracks Me Up!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical Lizzie and Arden go all in on the Liberty Bell. Join them as they talk about her difficult birth, how she was almost abandoned, and the many theories behind her infamous crack!
51 min
83
Bush v. Gore - Your Vote Matters!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical (the last before the 2020 election) Lizzie and Arden take a look at one of the most notorious Supreme Court cases, Bush v. Gore. Join them as they talk about the facts of the case, what the Justices had to say about it, and why the state of Florida should have been given the chance to attempt a recount. 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!
50 min
84
The Voting Rights Act - SCOTUS Did Her Dirty!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Join them as they talk about the goals of the Act, its amendments, and why the Supreme Court felt she was no longer necessary to achieve equal voting opportunities in the United States. 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!
47 min
85
The History of Presidential Debates - How’s My ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden do a deep dive into the history of presidential debates! Join them as they talk about the very first U.S. debates, the first time women debated on national television, and how the Commision on Presidential Debates rules all! 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!
49 min
86
The 12th Amendment - The Committee of Detail Fa...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden dive into the history behind the 12th Amendment! Join them as they talk about what led to the amendment, what happens when no one wins the electoral college, and that one time it led to some very dramatic name calling on the part of Andrew Jackson! 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!
55 min
87
Voting By Mail - Oregonians Do it!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by Chelsea Celistan, co-creator of March to the Polls, an organization focused on getting young professionals civically engaged as we near Election Day 2020! Join them as they talk about the difference between universal vote by mail and absentee voting, how absentee voting got started, and what the voting by mail options are in your state! 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!
52 min
88
New Deal Series - Packing the Supreme Court!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden investigate what it means to “pack the court”! Join them as they talk about the fluctuation of justices on the court, FDR’s big plan that got him in trouble, and current proposals to reform the Supreme Court of the United States! 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!
54 min
89
Cherokee Indian Cases of the 1830s - Whiplash ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about Cherokee Nation v Georgia and Worcester v Georgia! Join them as they talk about the particulars of the cases, the meaningful impact they’ve had for Native Americans or Indians, and just how big of a flip-flopped Chief Justice John Marshall was!! 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!
41 min
90
The Boston Tea Party - Lipton Overboard!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden celebrate Arden’s birthday by talking about the Boston Tea Party! Join them as they talk about the moments leading up to the big event, the big players (hi Sam Adams), and how much tea was sacrificed in the making of the American Revolution! 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!
50 min
91
The Postmaster General - Hands Off the Mailboxe...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue to keep their finger on the pulse of the moment as they dive into the now provocative role of the Postmaster General! Join them as they talk about the history of the role, how it has changed over the years, and why a board of governors is a problematic structure! 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!
48 min
92
Geraldine Ferraro - A Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden keep their finger on the pulse of the moment as they learn about the first woman nominated to be Vice President of the United States, Geraldine Ferraro! Join them as they talk about her many moments of firsts, her time in the House of Representatives, and how she felt about the 1984 Presidential election! 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!
42 min
93
Lochner v. New York - Who is She?
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at the Supreme Court case, Locher v. New York! Join them as they talk about the facts of the case, it’s lasting legacy on U.S. labor laws, and why bakers were undervalued in 1905! 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!
46 min
94
The Louisiana Purchase - A Real Bargain!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at the Louisiana Purchase! Join them as they talk about the history leading up to the deal, what the purchase entailed, and why $15 million was a great deal for the United States even though it was more than President Thomas Jefferson wanted to spend! 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!
41 min
95
Redlining - A Racist Pastime!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by podcaster, comedian, and writer Sofiya Alexandra! Join them as they talk about the historical practice of redlining, it’s lasting consequences, and the different forms it still lives in today! 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!
43 min
96
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - SCOTUS Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden finish up their SCOTUS Biopic Series with the one and only Notorious RBG. Join them as they talk about her impressive road to SCOTUS, her groundbreaking achievements, and just how many women she wants on the Supreme Court! 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!
47 min
97
New Deal Series - National Industrial Recovery ...
In this episode, Lizzie and Arden continue their ongoing New Deal Series and learn about the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933. Join them as they talk about the ambitious goals behind it, why the Act failed, and what legacies it left behind. 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!
38 min
98
The Citizenship Test - Oath of Allegiance!
In this episode, Lizzie and Arden take a close look at the Citizenship Test immigrants must take in order to become an American citizen! Join them as they talk about the history of the test, how it has changed over time, and listen as they quiz each other using actual questions from the tests! 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!
43 min
99
Black Soldiers In the World Wars - Medals Of Ho...
In this follow-up July 4th episode, Lizzie and Arden talk about black soldiers of World War I and World War II! Join them as they talk about what led to the wars, the participation of black soldiers, and some notable black soldiers who served! 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!
55 min
100
Black Soldiers in the Revolutionary and Civil W...
In this July 4th episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about black soldiers of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars! Join them as they talk about what America was fighting for, how black soldiers participated in the wars, and the wars’ often unsung heroes! 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!
55 min