Let's Get Civical

Let's Get Civical

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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


Justice Stephen Breyer - SCOTUS Biopic!
Jan 22 • 37 min
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…
Marbury vs Madison - #MarburyMood
Jan 15 • 45 min
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…
The 21st Amendment- Drink Sensibly!
Jan 8 • 54 min
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…
Interview with Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) - Overtime Pay
Jan 1 • 34 min
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…
The Presidential Veto- Regular, Pocket, and Line Item- Oh My!
Dec 25, 2019 • 50 min
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…
The Whiskey Act of 1791 - Get You a Wig Desk!
Dec 18, 2019 • 49 min
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! Follow us on Twitter and…
Impeachment Update!
Dec 12, 2019 • 34 min
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…
United States v. Nixon - Don’t Record!
Dec 11, 2019 • 45 min
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!…
The Filibuster - Settle Down Aaron Burr!!
Dec 4, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Justice Clarence Thomas - SCOTUS Biopic!
Nov 27, 2019 • 45 min
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…
The Whip - Where’s Darryl?!
Nov 20, 2019 • 59 min
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…
Ezra Levin and Leah Greenberg - The Indivisible Movement!
Nov 13, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Diplomats 101- Motivated Individuals Only!
Nov 6, 2019 • 55 min
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…
Visiting the Supreme Court!
Nov 4, 2019 • 23 min
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…
Muftiah McCartin - Office of the House Parliamentarian
Oct 30, 2019 • 46 min
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…
Visiting the U.S. Capitol!
Oct 28, 2019 • 25 min
In this mini episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about their experience visiting the U.S. Capitol! Join them as they recount their tour of the Capitol, discuss what it was like to visit the gallery of the House of Representatives, and…
Interview with Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) - Overtime Pay
Oct 23, 2019 • 34 min
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…
U.S. Currency - E pluribus unum!
Oct 16, 2019 • 56 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden cash in on the many fun facts about our currency! Join them as they unpack the history of our currency, how all of our money is made, and all the very impressive ways our government makes sure we…
Justice Sonia Sotomayor - SCOTUS Biopic!
Oct 9, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue their journey of informal introductions of Supreme Court Justices by taking a look at the Mother of Dragons, Sonia Sotomayor! Join them as they unpack how she saved Major League Baseball, her…
Our Uniformed Forces - Don’t Be So Petty
Oct 2, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle the collective uniformed forces of the United States. Join them as they talk about the military versus the armed forces, the ranks within the branches, and discover just what exactly a platoon…
Articles of Confederation - Part 2- In Congress Assembled!
Sep 25, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take on part 2 of their Articles of Confederation journey! Join them as the comb through each article, unpack their meaning, and discover how pirates plagued our young nation. Follow us on Twitter and…
#PODSTRIKE
Sep 20, 2019 • 6 min
The climate crisis is here and our house is on fire. Communities around the world are already experiencing the environmental and economic impacts of rising global temperatures. The Let’s Get Civical team supports those striking today and those who work…
Articles of Confederation - Part 1 - Our Perpetual Union!
Sep 18, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden embark on a two-part journey of the Articles of Confederation! Join them as they talk about who wrote the Articles, why they were written and how Maryland almost got left behind! And don’t forget to…
Justice Neil Gorsuch- SCOTUS Biopic!
Sep 11, 2019 • 51 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue their journey of informal introductions of Supreme Court Justices by taking a look at fly fisher, Neil Gorsuch! Join us as we unpack his journey to the Supreme Court, his most exciting case…
Masterpiece Cakeshop VS Colorado Civil Rights Commision- Stream of Commerce!
Sep 4, 2019 • 58 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by ex-nun and comedian Kelli Dunhamto tackle the infamous Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case! Join them as they go through the facts of the case, the arguments of each side, and how no…
The History of the US Capital- Nevermind the Roads!
Aug 28, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by comedian Shalewa Sharp (Comedy Central, HBO’s 2 Dope Queens) to unpack the really petty history of the US Capital! Join them as they go through the journey to Washington DC, the…
The 21st Amendment- Drink Sensibly!
Aug 21, 2019 • 54 min
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…
Justice Elena Kagan- SCOTUS Biopic!
Aug 14, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden continue their journey of informal introductions of Supreme Court Justices by taking a look at the VERY OVERQUALIFIED, Elena Kagan! Join us as we unpack her unusual journey to the Supreme Court, the…
The 18th Amendment- Hold My Beer!
Aug 7, 2019 • 53 min
In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by Amanda Hunt, creator and star of Monica Lewinsky Sings Your Heart Out. Join them as they unpack the 18th Amendment and as they talk about the origins of the infamous prohibition…
State of the Union - It Is Strong!
Jul 31, 2019 • 46 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the State of the Union! Well, the annual message that has been delivered to the Congress since the beginning of the United States! Join Lizzie and Arden…
Chief Justice John Roberts - SCOTUS Biopic!
Jul 24, 2019 • 49 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden bring you an informal introduction to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Join them as they talk about his early work as a clerk, the number of Presidents…
International Relations - It’s Jan Astin!
Jul 17, 2019 • 56 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the topic of International Relations. Join them as they talk about the different ways to look at international norms and relations, why countries even…
The Office of the Vice President - The Spare Heir
Jul 10, 2019 • 47 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden break down the Office of the Vice President of the United States. Join them as they talk about why this used to be the most undesirable position in DC, how they’re…
The Presidential Cabinet- The Sequel
Jul 4, 2019 • 28 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this mini episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden do their first of what will probably be many updates on the Presidential Cabinet! Join them as they talk about who has stood the test of time, who we have…
The 4th of July- Arousing Men to Burst the Chains!
Jul 3, 2019 • 50 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this very special 4th of July episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden take a look at the history of our independence day, why July 2nd is also significant, and some of the most fun facts surrounding this…
The 19th Amendment - Suffrage At Last!
Jun 26, 2019 • 59 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden welcome More Banana Network creator and show producer Cait Moldenhauer. Join them as they talk about what’s in the 19th Amendment, what suffrage was like before…
History of Abortion in America - It’s About Having A Choice
Jun 19, 2019 • 59 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden welcome Margaret Katch and Roni Geva, creators, writers, and directors of “ctrl alt delete: a pro choice comedy”. Join them as they talk about the Supreme Court…
Declaration of Independence - Eat Out Our Substance!
Jun 12, 2019 • 57 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! 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…
POTUS 101 - Iceberg Right Ahead!
Jun 5, 2019 • 51 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! 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 29, 2019 • 54 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! 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 22, 2019 • 55 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! 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, a play based on the real life drama that unfolded at the 1944…
SCOTUS 101 - We Dissent!
May 15, 2019 • 49 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! 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 8, 2019 • 48 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! 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 1, 2019 • 54 min
Support us and More Banana Podcasts! 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 century philosophers we stole all of our ideas from, where the…
Attorney General - That’s Open for Interpretation
Apr 24, 2019 • 51 min
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 Attorney General, what they do, and why…
Legislative Caucuses - We Liaise
Apr 17, 2019 • 40 min
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 they talk about what a legislative…
How a Bill Becomes a Law - Feat. Gandalf, The Moth!
Apr 10, 2019 • 62 min
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 they lose their minds going through the litany of terms involved in the bill passing process, the…
The US Territories- Break Up With US!
Apr 3, 2019 • 57 min
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 chances of them becoming states is slim…
Presidential Pardons - If I Mistake Not!
Mar 27, 2019 • 55 min
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 Trump’s pardons a little bit different.…
Congress 101 - Spoiler: It’s a Mess!
Mar 20, 2019 • 57 min
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 the chambers, and how we got a…
Campaign Finance - Moral of the Story? It Depends
Mar 13, 2019 • 50 min
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 campaign finance regulations, the various ways candidates raise money, and what they pay for with that…
National Emergencies - We Do Declare!
Mar 6, 2019 • 45 min
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 President Trump needed to declare one in…
Electoral College - What the AF?
Feb 27, 2019 • 40 min
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 them as they talk about the history of the Electoral College, why it’s really outdated, and the reason…
Gerrymandering - Knock, Knock, Ding-Dong, SCOTUS!
Feb 20, 2019 • 52 min
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 already! Follow us on Twitter and…
The Presidential Veto - Regular, Pocket, and Line Item - Oh My!
Feb 13, 2019 • 50 min
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…
The Presidential Cabinet- C. U. N. Wednesday?
Feb 6, 2019 • 52 min
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 all of the souls we have lost from the cabinet in the last two years. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at…
The First Amendment- As Long As It’s Not Polygamy
Jan 30, 2019 • 44 min
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 the press, speech, religion and…
Impeachment- It’s Not Personal, It’s Politics
Jan 30, 2019 • 45 min
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 Eisenberg. Join them as they detail the political process of impeachment, talk about who can and cannot be…
Voter Turnout - There’s an Equation for That
Jan 30, 2019 • 46 min
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 in Orange is the New Black. Join them as they talk about the different ways to define voter turnout, what…
The History of America’s Political Parties - And What the Illuminati Gave Us
Jan 30, 2019 • 50 min
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 dive into the parties of the founding fathers, talk about the short-lived Bull Moose Party, and dissect how…
Let’s Get Civical Sizzle Reel!
Jan 16, 2019 • 4 min
Here’s a quick preview of the new podcast, Let’s Get Civical. As hosts, Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski breakdown politics and government structure, they aim to have fun doing it! These are some of the best moments from upcoming episodes. Make sure…
Let’s Get Civical Trailer
Dec 29, 2018 • 2 min
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 and repack those political and government structures that have driven us to the cry for help we’re in…