Civics & Coffee

A History podcast. New episodes every Saturday!

Recent Episodes

The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

Sept. 25, 2021

Join me this week as I dive into the presidential administration of one of our most complicated and controversial figures, Thomas Jefferson. A man filled with contradictions, Jefferson could be both a brilliant visionary and…

The Library of Congress

Sept. 18, 2021

Join me as I chat about the nation's largest public library - the Library of Congress. From its establishment to its current collection, I share all about this fabulous institution.

Twenty Years Later: Memories of September 11th

Sept. 11, 2021

It's been twenty years since the September 11th terrorist attacks. As one of the defining moments of a generation, this episode is walkthrough of the events of that day and memories by a few people who were kind enough to si…

Sally Hemings

Sept. 4, 2021

Tune in as I tackle the mystery surrounding Sally Hemings, the enslaved woman who had a decades long affair with Thomas Jefferson. While so much of her story remains unknown, the story of Sally Hemings remains a critical…

Marbury v Madison

Aug. 28, 2021

The Supreme Court is considered the ultimate arbiter of whether laws are in line with the United States Constitution. But how did they achieve this power? It isn't outlined in the original document. Judicial review, or t…

Sacagawea & New Discovery

Aug. 21, 2021

This week I dive into the Lewis and Clark expedition and the only woman to join the Corps of Discovery,  Sacagawea. Much of Sacagawea's life remains a mystery, but one thing that is certain is her impact and influence ov…

About the 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.