Welcome to Black History Month 2023. Below is a short narrative about how Florida was the destination of the first underground railroad. On Tuesday February 7, we will release a podcast on the period in the 18th Century, when Spanish La Florida became a refuge for runaway slaves, which led to conflict with the British […]

In February and March to celebrate Black History Month and then Women’s History Month, The Florida History Podcast will focus on historical themes related to both topics. Our general potpourri of subjects will resume in April.

Governor DeSantis and his allies on the State Board of Education have banned the teaching of “Critical Race Theory,” and blocked an AP African Studies class approved by the college board. I am not going to wade into the debate about the AP course or CRT specifically but want to demonstrate how DeSantis, as a […]

Over at Beyond the 90, we’ve introduced The Florida Soccer Report newsletter, which will be emailed regularly between March and October. While much of Beyond the 90 is behind a pay wall, the Florida Soccer Report will be a free newsletter from Beyond the 90. Subscribe now!

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the history of a hot topic recently – the State University System. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free which enable you to subscribe and listen […]

On this past week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast, we discussed the first ever Presidential visit to Tallahassee – President McKinley’s brief 1899 visit to the Capitol and Florida A&M University. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have […]

The Datil pepper, a hot capsicum variety is an important part of Florida lore and cuisine. So why isn’t the Datil, which is synonymous with St Augustine, the officially designated state pepper? For more information on the pepper’s unique history , Visit St Augustine helps us out.

Democrats have a growing problem with working class voters of ALL ethnicities and races (not just white working class voters as a lot of party elites like to claim but yet, many Democratic elected officials in the state continue to be suckered into cultural battles by Governor DeSantis – the same types of battles the […]

We want to publish by February 15, and have spoken to dozens of people already so anyone else wishing to speak with us with some input, DM us on Twitter @FlaSqueeze or me personally @kkfla737 in the near future. Thanks!