Civics 101

An Education podcast featuring Nick Capodice
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Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? How do congressional investigations work? What does the minority whip actually do? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.

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After just six years under the Articles of Confederation, a committee of anxious delegates agreed to meet in Philadelphia to amend the government. While the country suffered recession and rebellions, a group of fifty-five men determined the shape of the new United States. The document that emerged after that summer of debate was littered with strange ideas and unsavory concessions. The delegates …
While a famous committee of five drafted the Declaration of Independence, a far more unsung committee of thirteen wrote America's first rulebook. The Articles of Confederation was our first constitution, and it lasted nine years. If you prefer Typee to Moby Dick, Blood Simple to A Serious Man, or Picasso's Blue Period over Neoclassicism, you just might like the Articles of Confederation.The fable…
America declared independence on July 2, 1776. But two days later it adopted this radical, revolutionary, inclusive, exclusive, secessionist, compromising, hypocritical, inspirational document. What does it say? What does it ignore? This episode features many scholars with differing opinions on the Declaration: Danielle Allen, Byron Williams, Cheryl Cook-Kallio, Woody Holton, and Emma Bray. 

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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
Feb 12th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
151
Avg. Episode Length
17 minutes

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