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Civics 101

An Education, Government and History podcast featuring Nick Capodice
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What's the difference between the House and the Senate? How do congressional investigations work? What is Federalist X actually about? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.

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Student Contest Winner: On the Bench
It's time for the 2nd annual winner of our Student Contest! Our winners are Jessie Aniloff, Katie Bruni, and Tara Czekner from Anthony Micalizzi's class at Villa Joseph Marie High School In their podcast, On the Bench, they share their thoughts on representation in the Supreme Court, citing the work done by the four female justices to take the bench thus far. 
Starter Kit: How A Bill (really) Becomes a Law
We at Civics 101 adore Schoolhouse Rock and that sad little scrap of paper on the steps of the Capitol. But today we try to finish what they started, by diving into the messy, partisan, labyrinthine process of modern-day legislation.This episode features the voices of Andy Wilson, Adia Samba-Quee, Alizah Ross, and Eleanor Powell. 
Starter Kit: Federalism
A tug of war, a balancing act, two dancers dragging each other across the floor. This is the perpetual ebb and flow of power between the states and the federal government. How can things be legal in a state but illegal nationally? Are states obstinate barricades to federal legislation? Or are they laboratories of democracy?Today's episode features Lisa Manheim, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law and co-author of The Limits of Presidential Power, and Dave Robertson, Chair of the Political Science department at the University of Missouri St.Louis.

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addem reviewed this podcast on Mar 29th, 2019
"A truly helpful to orient yourself to the details of how our government works, usually with substantial reference to a current event."
thegeekyouknow reviewed this podcast on Jul 23rd, 2017
"It helps to understand so much of what is going on in our country right now. "
shuttrking reviewed this podcast on Jun 12th, 2017
"A great little refresher of WTF you missed in Civics class from 8th grade. "

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Started
Jan 13th, 2017
Latest Episode
Aug 13th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
168
Avg. Episode Length
18 minutes
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