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
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Unsung Women in History - Elevate Them!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about awesome, talented, strong women who lead the charge and had a momentous impact on those they knew and the world that never gave them their full due. Join them as they talk about these stunning women and celebrate their accomplishments! 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
227
Presidential Primary Update- Part 2!
In this mini episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden break down the Nevada caucus, South Carolina primary and Super Tuesday! Join them as they delve into the chaos, the drop outs, and the surprising results! 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!
24 min
228
The Assasination of Abraham Lincoln - Hot Assas...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the assasination of President Abraham Lincoln! Join them as they talk about why Lincoln was assassinated, discuss who else was targeted in the plan, and freak out over the unexpected attractiveness of the one of the assassins! 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!
59 min
229
Federal Term Limits - Damned If You Do, Damned ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about federal term limits! Join them as they talk about how and why we have presidential term limits, why Congressional term limits are difficult to construct, and which Supreme Court Justice thinks there should be a ceiling on the amount of time Justices serve on the 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!
50 min
230
Medicare - It’s Not That Simple
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden unpack Medicare! Join them as they talk about the history of the program, who is eligible, what is covered by the various parts of the program, and why Medicare-for-All is not as simple as free healthcare for everyone! 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
231
Presidential Primary Update!
In this mini episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden break down the Iowa and New Hampshire caucuses and primaries! Join them as they delve into the chaos! 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!
22 min
232
Presidential Primaries - They’re Finally Upon Us
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Presidential primaries and caucuses! Join them as they talk about the processes of primaries and caucuses, the differences between open and closed primaries, and why Iowa always goes first (at least for now)!
50 min
233
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson - Barricade Y...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by comedian, activist, and iconic orphan, Amber Rollo. Join them as they deep dive into the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, why the radical Republicans couldn’t stand him, and why Edwin Stanton locked himself in his office for the whole of the Senate trial. 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
234
The War Powers Act of 1973- Trust No Bitch!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle the ever relevant War Powers Act! Join them as they talk about where the power to declare war comes from, why the War Powers Act was passed, and how every president has violated it in their own unique way! 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!
56 min
235
Spread the Vote- Can I see ID?
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden sit down with Kat Calvin, founder of Spread the Vote, an organization dedicated to helping voters get the proper IDs in order to vote! Join them as they discuss why the organization was founded, what states have the toughest voter ID laws, and why voter suppression is a very real problem. 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
236
Justice Stephen Breyer - SCOTUS Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue their scenic route journey of introductions of Supreme Court Justices as they talk about Justice Stephen Breyer! Join them as they discuss his important decisions, his habit of crashing while biking, and that one time he faced a machete. 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!
36 min
237
Marbury vs Madison - #MarburyMood
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle a pinnacle court case in U.S. history: Marbury vs Madison. Join them as they talk about the concept of judicial review, Chief Justice John Marshall’s dilemma, and why William Marbury is the 2020 mood we need. 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!
44 min
238
The 21st Amendment- Drink Sensibly!
To celebrate the holidays, Lizzie and Arden are re-airing one last favorite episode from this past year! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden welcome back Amanda Hunt, creator and star of Monica Lewinsky Sings Your Heart Out. Join them for part two of the prohibition amendments as they unpack the 21st Amendment and talk about why national sentiment toward prohibition changed, how the gangsters filled the alcohol void, and whether or not prohibition achieved its goals. 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!
53 min
239
Interview with Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) ...
To celebrate the holidays, Lizzie and Arden are re-airing another one of their favorite episodes from this past year! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden interview Congressman Mark Takano from California’s 41st district. Join them as they talk about the Fair Labor Standards Act, holding out hope for Texas, and the Congressman's proposed Restoring Overtime Pay Act! 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!
33 min
240
The Presidential Veto- Regular, Pocket, and Lin...
To celebrate the holidays, Lizzie and Arden are re-airing one of their favorite episodes from this year! In this episode of Let's Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the presidential veto with their guest, actor and activist, Piper Perabo. Join them as they break down the different types of vetoes (yes there's more than one), how they've been used in history, and why Grover Cleveland really needs to settle down. 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
241
The Whiskey Act of 1791 - Get You a Wig Desk!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden drink a bottle of Jack Daniels and talk about the Whiskey Act of 1791, the Whiskey Rebellion that soon followed, and how Alexander Hamilton nearly destroyed the Union!
48 min
242
Impeachment Update!
In this mini episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden break down the timeline of recent events leading up to the anticipated impeachment of the 45th U.S. President, Donald Trump. Join them as they talk about the events surrounding the Ukraine scandal, the process in the House thus far, and what happens next! * This episode was recorded on December 8th, 2019 before the Articles of Impeachment were officially released on December 10th, 2019. 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!
33 min
243
United States v. Nixon - Don’t Record!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Supreme Court case United States v. Nixon! Join them as they talk about what led to the case, why the Supreme Court ruled against Nixon, and how one secretary tried to save it 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!
44 min
244
The Filibuster - Settle Down Aaron Burr!!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the filibuster! Join them as they talk about how we got the filibuster, why it only really exists in the Senate, and why it’s all Aaron Burr’s fault! 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!
44 min
245
Justice Clarence Thomas - SCOTUS Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue their CliffsNotes journey of introductions of Supreme Court Justices as they talk about Justice Clarence Thomas! Join them as they discuss the very few times he’s spoken from the bench, why he feels that Justices shouldn’t ask questions, and talk about the (many) pivotal cases he’s heard during his time on SCOTUS. 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!
44 min
246
The Whip - Where’s Darryl?!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by comedian and host of “I'm Listening : A Frasier Podcast” Anita Flores to talk about the job of the Whip! Join them as they talk about the history of the job, just how many are there, and just what exactly a Whip does
58 min
247
Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg - The Indivisible...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg from the Indivisible Project! Join them as Ezra and Leah talk about their new book We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump, what’s it’s like to ignite a grassroots movement, and important things to remember about the 2020 elections! 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
248
Diplomats 101- Motivated Individuals Only!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by comedian Katie Compa to talk about the ins and outs of being a U.S. Diplomat! Join them as they break down the various positions that are under the umbrella of a Diplomat, famous diplomats in our history, and what the correct pronunciation of envoy is! 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
249
Visiting the Supreme Court!
In this mini episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by More Banana producer Cait Moldenhauer to talk about their experience visiting the Supreme Court of the United States! Join them as they talk about what it was like to wait in line to hear oral arguments, what it was like to see the Justices in action, and all the tips and tricks to know when planning your own trip to SCOTUS! 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!
22 min
250
Muftiah McCartin - Office of the House Parliame...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden interview interview Muftiah McCartin who spent almost 30 years in the Office of the House Parliamentarian. Join them as they talk about what exactly a parliamentarian does, how the office works, and why scrapbooking takes on an entirely different meaning! 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!
45 min