Civics & Coffee

A History podcast. New episodes every Saturday!

Recent Episodes

Lost to History: The Van Buren Women

Oct. 1, 2022

Hannah Van Buren never lived to see her husband take the oath of office as the eighth president of the United States. Passing away decades before he hit the national stage, very little is known about the woman who would have…

Martin Van Buren

Sept. 24, 2022

The eighth president of the United States is likely a mystery to most casual history lovers, however his impact and legacy can be felt today. So just who was Martin Van Buren? How did he get into politics? And how did hi…

Sisters in Arms: Women Anti Slavery Conventions

Sept. 17, 2022

Women were a dominating and powerful force when it came to abolition. Though they were largely overlooked in male driven abolitionist societies, women pushed ahead and established their own networks and organizations aimed a…

The Second Seminole War

Sept. 10, 2022

At the height for the push to relocate thousands of indigenous Americans, a conflict erupted between the Seminole of central Florida and the United States. Known as the Second Seminole War, this conflict took place betwe…

Public Spaces: A Conversation with Holley Snaith

Sept. 3, 2022

This week I am joined by Holley Snaith, public historian and writer who has participated in projects with the National Park Service, The Richard Nixon Foundation and much more. In this episode, she and I discuss the fiel…

Harriet Tubman: Part Two

Aug. 27, 2022

Join me as I wrap up the narrative of Harriet Tubman; abolitionist, Underground Railroad conductor and Civil War spy. In this episode I dive into her time on the railroad, her efforts to help the Union Army achieve victo…

About the Host

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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.