Civics 101

Series produced by New Hampshire Public Radio

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A podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.

Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? How do congressional investigations work? What does the minority whip actually do? Civics 101 is the podcast refresher course on the basics of how our democracy works.


101 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The glue that slows us down and holds us together.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 15:34
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They used to meet in a basement.

  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 20:54
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4% of bills become laws. 90% die in committee. Here's why.

Bought by WFHB, WNYO, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 24:42
  • Purchases: 3
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One big government and the fifty little governments that comprise it.

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 24:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Rules, roles and representation in the People's branch.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 23:59
  • Purchases: 1
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From President to Postal Worker.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 21:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Or How I Stopped Grieving and Learned to Love Bureaucracy

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:07
  • Purchases: 1
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How do we prepare for life after work?

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 27:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Love had nothing to do with it.

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 33:42
  • Purchases: 1
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What are your employment rights and where did they come from?

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 33:37
  • Purchases: 1
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How the government and schools have danced together for 400 years. And do you have to even go?

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 30:47
  • Purchases: 1
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What does it mean to be born a U.S. citizen?

Bought by KVSC and WFHB


  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:54
  • Purchases: 2
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A "nauseous project" becomes a bulwark of liberty.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, PRX Remix, and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 23:40
  • Purchases: 3
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The all-out op-ed battle over the U.S. Constitution.

Bought by PRX Remix and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 28:23
  • Purchases: 2
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A summer of grimy compromise.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 37:06
  • Purchases: 2
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So you've declared independence. Now what?

Bought by PRX Remix and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 20:56
  • Purchases: 2
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The shortest document with the biggest possible job.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 26:36
  • Purchases: 1
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The obscure English parchment that has nothing -- and everything -- to do with our idea of freedom.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 28:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Why even bother? What does voting do for you?

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 27:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Direct democracy. What are the pros and cons?

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 25:55