Civics & Coffee

A History podcast. New episodes every Saturday!

Recent Episodes

The Freedom Journal

May 14, 2022

Join me this week as I dive into the history of the Freedom Journal, the first black owned and operated newspaper in American history. Started by two free men in 1828, The Freedom Journal influenced a generation of writers, …

The Adams Men (with Abridged Presidential Histories)

May 7, 2022

Welcome to episode 100 peeps! Join me this week as I chat with presidential history podcast host extraordinaire, Kenny Ryan, about John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams. Both men had strikingly similar careers and bot…

The Chosen Son: John Quincy Adams

April 30, 2022

John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States, elected in a "corrupt bargain" when the House of Representatives voted him into office, despite Andrew Jackson winning both the popular and electoral votes. …

Resilient: Louisa Adams (Part Two)

April 23, 2022

Join me as I wrap up the life of Louisa Catherine Adams. In this episode, I explore her time overseas with her husband while he served as Minister to Russia and her efforts to get John Quincy Adams elected president. …

Resilient: Louisa Adams (Part One)

April 16, 2022

Often lost in the shadows of the family she married into, Louisa Catherine Adams had a life filled with trials and tribulations. She was the first foreign born First Lady and journeyed throughout Europe, first as a daughter …

Gendered Citizenship with Dr. Rebecca DeWolf

April 9, 2022

Join me this week as I chat with author, historian and educator Dr. Rebecca DeWolf about her analysis of the early development of the Equal Rights Amendment.  Dr. DeWolf wrote about the fight of the ERA in her book, Gende…

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.