About the podcast

Civics 101 was born from the brain trust behind Word of Mouth, a public radio program and podcast produced by New Hampshire Public Radio.


Virginia Prescott - Host

Virginia is our constitutional Virgil, toeing the tricky line between "what is a veto" and "what's the difference between alternative and peremptory mandamus?"

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Ben Henry - Producer

You can't see it here, but Ben's sandwich consists of Rights and Responsibilities.


Hannah McCarthy - Producer

Hannah reads the Constitution for the Articles.


Jimmy Gutierrez - Producer

Jimmy once toppled down a flight of stairs at the White House.


Maureen McMurray - Head of Content Development

Maureen has a title.


Nick Capodice - Education Producer

Nick thinks nothing gets kids more interested in Civics than performing the entire libretto of 1776, the musical about our Founding Fathers singing and dancing their way towards the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 


Taylor Quimby - Senior Producer

When Taylor last threw a Pokeball, James Madison came out. He used 'Federalize'. It was very effective! As Senior Producer of Civics 101, Taylor frequently rants about the importance of starting each episode with the question, "What is ____?"