Let's Get Civical

25 EpisodesProduced by Lizzie Stewart & Arden Walentowski

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… read more

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Declaration of Independence - Eat Out Our Substance!

June 12th, 2019

57:48
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Declaration of Independence. Join them as they discuss what the documents says (some of it rather shocking!), who wrote it, and why exactly they were …

POTUS 101 - Iceberg Right Ahead!

June 5th, 2019

51:16
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden breakdown the basics about the office of the President of the United States. Join them as they discuss what the duties of the president are,  what the benefits are …

The Bill of Rights - It’s All About Context!

May 29th, 2019

54:33
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Bill of Rights! Join them as they break down each amendment, dish on how we almost had 12 amendments in the Bill of Rights, and talk about why we …

National Party Conventions - Pick Us!

May 22nd, 2019

55:35
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden welcome special guest and dear friend Danny Rocco, playwright of the upcoming show Convention, …

SCOTUS 101 - We Dissent!

May 15th, 2019

49:05
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden finally tackle the basic elements of the Supreme Court! Join them as they talk about how the Supreme Court chooses cases, the very first case decided by the court, …

The Census - It’s Cen-sational!

May 8th, 2019

48:34
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden finally tackle the Census! Join them as they talk about how the Census has changed over time, the other things the Census Bureau does (did you know it did other …

Separation of Powers- There Can Be No Liberty

May 1st, 2019

54:19
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take on the ever present concept of Separation of Powers! Join them as they uncover which 18th …

Attorney General - That’s Open for Interpretation

April 24th, 2019

51:58
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by special guests Emily Rems and Callie Watts, editors of Bust.com and co-hosts of the podcast Poptarts! Join them as they talk about the job of the …

Legislative Caucuses - We Liaise

April 17th, 2019

40:08
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by special guest Kyle Ishmael, the Executive Director of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus. Join them as …

How a Bill Becomes a Law - Feat. Gandalf, The Moth!

April 10th, 2019

1:02:22
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden go full-on Schoolhouse Rock! and delve into process of how a bill becomes a law. Join them as …

The US Territories- Break Up With US!

April 3rd, 2019

57:48
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden dive into the ins and outs of the US territories! Join them as they figure out what it means to be a territory, how we got them in the first place, and why the …

Presidential Pardons - If I Mistake Not!

March 27th, 2019

55:58
In this episode of Let's Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle the Presidential pardon. Join them as they talk about the Office of the Pardon Attorney, what Alexander Hamilton thought about the pardon, and what makes …

Congress 101 - Spoiler: It’s a Mess!

March 20th, 2019

57:27
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden give you a crash course in all things Congress related! Join them as they talk about why we only have 435 House representatives, what the leadership does in each of …

Campaign Finance - Moral of the Story? It Depends

March 13th, 2019

50:49
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run for Something! Join them as they deep dive into …

National Emergencies - We Do Declare!

March 6th, 2019

45:17
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden get real about declaring national emergencies! Join them as they talk about the different types of national emergencies, what they’re usually used for, and why …

Electoral College - What the AF?

February 27th, 2019

40:31
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by actor, comedian, and friend John Early to talk about the Electoral College! Join …

Gerrymandering - Knock, Knock, Ding-Dong, SCOTUS!

February 20th, 2019

52:13

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about gerrymandering. Join them as they break down the process of gerrymandering, when and where it’s been used, and why SCOTUS needs to make a decision …

The Presidential Veto - Regular, Pocket, and Line Item - Oh My!

February 13th, 2019

50:12
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 …

The Presidential Cabinet- C. U. N. Wednesday?

February 6th, 2019

52:35
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Presidential Cabinet, how it started, the people and positions within it, and …

The First Amendment- As Long As It’s Not Polygamy

January 30th, 2019

44:26
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the First Amendment of the Constitution with their guest, actor, writer, and voice over artist, Mara Wilson. Join them as they deep dive into: freedom of …

Impeachment- It’s Not Personal, It’s Politics

January 30th, 2019

45:51
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the impeachment process with their guest and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Ophira …

Voter Turnout - There’s an Equation for That

January 30th, 2019

46:08
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about voter turnout with their guest Mike Houston, best known for his role as Lee Dixon …

The History of America’s Political Parties - And What the Illuminati Gave Us

January 30th, 2019

50:09
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden welcome guest and co-host of By the Book Podcast, Jolenta Greenberg.

Join them as them deep …

Let’s Get Civical Sizzle Reel!

January 16th, 2019

4:24
Here’s a quick preview of the new podcast, Let’s Get Civical. As hosts, Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski breakdown politics and government …

Let's Get Civical Trailer

December 30th, 2018

2:19
Launching January 30th, 2019, Let’s Get Civical is part civics class and part comedy show. Join Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski as they unpack …
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