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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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
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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
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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
204
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
205
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
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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
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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
208
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
209
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
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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
211
Obergefell v. Hodges - Love Wins!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle the civil rights case of Obergefell v. Hodges! Join them as they talk about the facts and people behind the cases, the arguments pro and against gay marriage, and the 5-4 decision that solidified gay rights in American history! 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
212
Marsha P. Johnson - An Activist Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by member of the fam, intern Huston! Join them as they talk about activist Marsha P. Johnson who is credited with starting the Gay Rights Movement, was a leader at the Stonewall Riots, and started a home for transgendered youth. 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
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The Civil Rights Act - Protesting is the Americ...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle the Civil Rights Act! Join them as they talk about what’s in the act, the events, people, and groups that led up to its drafting, and the politics behind its passage. 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
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Interview with Senator Mike Gravel - Direct Dem...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk to former Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel and author of the book “The Failure of Representative Government and the Solution”. Join them as they talk about the concept of direct democracy, how it would function in the United States, and the pros and cons of the system! 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
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The Centers for Disease Control - Ahhh! Moon Ge...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden dig deep into one of the government agencies on everyone’s minds these days - the CDC! Join them as they talk about the agency’s history stemming from the malaria epidemic, their mission to protect Americans, and why they’re headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia! 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
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New Deal Series- The WPA
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden begin their series on the New Deal by unpacking the infamous Works Progress Administration! Join them as they talk about the purpose of the WPA, the many things that still stand today, and the incredible Federal Project Number One! 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!
51 min
217
Presidential Transportation - Holy Sacred Cow!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a proverbial trip with the various modes of Presidential travel! Join them as they talk about Air Force One, FDR’s first Presidential flight, and the other modes of transportation in the Presidential fleet! 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
218
Political Science - Just What Is That, Exactly?
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by the very cool Andrea Jones-Rooy, data scientist, NYU professor, comedian, and circus performer. Yep! She’s basically a rock star! Join them as they talk about the field of political science, how politics intersect with our beliefs, and why it’s good to have a healthy skepticism about data. 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
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Justice Samuel Alito - SCOTUS Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden near the end of their introductions to Supreme Court Justices as they talk about Justice Samuel Alito! Join them as they discuss his important decisions, his background, and his intolerance for meanness. 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
220
The Statue of Liberty - What a Gift!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden gush over our favorite Lady Liberty! Join them as they talk about the Statue’s history, revolutionary design and engineering, and meaning as a gift from France. 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
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Podapalooza Annoucement! Visit plza.org for tic...
Quick annoucement about exciting news!! Let's Get Civical will be contributing to Podapalooza! Podapalooza is a virtual podcast festival to raise money for COVID relief. Check out our episode out April 25th and find some new favorite podcasts in this incredible lineup. Donate and get your pass here: www.podapalooza.org
2 min
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The United States Postal Service - Fund Her!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden delve into the history of the United States Postal Service! Join them as they talk about the services they offer, their whistle codes to alert a resident they have a mail delivery and the Postal Service Act of 1792 that started 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!
56 min
223
The Defense Production Act- Let’s Use It!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the topical Defense Production Act. Join them as they talk about the origins of the Act, when it’s been used in history, and why now would be a very good time to use it! 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
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Justice Brett Kavanaugh - SCOTUS Biopic!
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue their harrowing journey of introductions of Supreme Court Justices as they talk about Justice Brett Kavanaugh! Join them as they discuss his notable cases, his Catholicism, and the hero that is Christine Blasey Ford. 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
225
The U.S. Department of Education - Thank You Sp...
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the U.S. Department of Education. Join them as the talk about the history of the department, what they do, and some fun facts about those who have served as our Secretary of Education! 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