Civics & Coffee

A History podcast. New episodes every Saturday!

Recent Episodes

Fort King with Kathleen Ramirez

Nov. 26, 2022

Located in central Florida, Fort King was a central site during the Seminole Wars and is a National Historic Landmark where visitors from across the globe can visit and learn about the indigenous tribes of the area and exper…

Podcast Friendsgiving Spectacular (Bonus Episode)

Nov. 21, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Join me as I chat with three other super amazing hosts for a history podcast Friendsgiving. Kenny from Abridged Presidential Histories, Howard from Plodding Through the Presidencies and Jerry from th…

The United States Post Office

Nov. 19, 2022

One of the oldest federal institutions in the country, the Post Office is as American as apple pie. Originally intended as a method to ensure communication between the colonies and Britain, the post office has evolved and ex…

California Tycoon: William Leidesdorff

Nov. 12, 2022

One of the founders of the city of San Francisco, very little is known about William Alexander Leidesdorff. Born on the island of St. Croix in 1810, Leidesdorff helped pave the way for the sleepy pueblo town known as Yerba B…

Time for a Woman: Sandra Day O'Connor (Intelligent Speech)

Nov. 5, 2022

Over the summer I had the wonderful opportunity to present at the virtual conference Intelligent Speech. The theme of the conference was crossings and so I selected a woman from history who crossed gender lines: Sandra Day O…

John Carpenter's Halloween

Oct. 29, 2022

In 1978, a young unknown director put together a small independent horror movie that took place on one of the scariest nights of the year: Halloween. The film, named after the holiday it takes place on, went on to become one…

About the Host

Alycia Profile Photo

Alycia

Host

An amateur historian, Alycia has a Bachelor's Degree in History from Sonoma State University. She fell in love with history at a young age when her teacher, Mr. Lamb, pointed out the beautiful flaws found throughout our past. She believes history is fun and engaging - if told the right way.

When not creating new episodes for the podcast she enjoys traveling with her husband, running to 90's hip hop and planning her next Disneyland adventure.