Civics & Coffee

A History podcast. New episodes every Saturday!

Recent Episodes

Unexpected Bravery: A Conversation with A.J. Schenkman

July 2, 2022

Join me this week as I sit down and chat with author, historian and educator A.J. Schenkman about his recent book, Unexpected Bravery. His book tells the stories of women and children who made the commitment to join in t…

The Almost First Lady: Rachel Jackson

June 25, 2022

In the final edition of the Andrew Jackson series, I am taking a look at the life of his wife and soulmate, Rachel Donelson Jackson. Though she passed away before Jackson assumed office, the marriage between Rachel and A…

Andrew Jackson: A Discussion with Presidencies of the United States

June 18, 2022

This week is a continuation of the series on Andrew Jackson and this time I am welcoming a special guest, Jerry from the Presidencies of the United States Podcast. Andrew Jackson has a complicated and nuanced legacy. He …

The Indian Removal Act of 1830

June 11, 2022

During his eight years as president of the United States, Andrew Jackson passed one major piece of legislation: the Indian Removal Act of 1830. A bill set up to allow negotiations between the federal government and triba…

The Original Outsider: Andrew Jackson

June 4, 2022

Happy June Peeps! This month is going to be all about Andrew Jackson. I knew when I started plotting out my coverage of the seventh president of the United States a single episode just wasn't going to cut it - so get rea…

Missing: The Kidnapping of Black Americans

May 28, 2022

Although the international slave trade was outlawed in 1808, the demand for free labor continued to escalate as the country expanded and the cotton crop overtook tobacco as the country's most in demand export. When the d…

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.