Monthly Archives: December 2019

Everglades National Park

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast we close out the year discussing Everglades National Park. For those of you who have not seen it yet, we highly recommend PBS’ American Experience on the Everglades which debuted earlier this year.  You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket […]

Trump’s second term – The template is already built

After the recent British election, a potential harbinger for the US in 2020 as well the Democrats inability to convert President Trump’s Impeachment into a popular mandate, a second Trump term is looking more likely. This is a cause for concern to say the least. Ever wonder what Donald Trump will do if reelected without […]

Don’t judge Sanders chances by Corbyn’s failure

After the recent election in the United Kingdom, the expected reaction from American political pundits (who are amateurs at British politics, at best), gave us an he extremely predictive response to the election. That response; Sanders is Corbyn, Trump is Johnson, Johnson won, therefore Sanders can’t beat Trump. Of course, this is an absolutely ridiculous […]

Snow in Florida!

Believe it or not it does snow in Florida! In this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss how snow and December/January freezes have impacted Florida in the past.  You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free […]

Holiday book recommendation: Heirs of the Founders

If you are looking for a late holiday gift for a friend or loved one, look no further than H.W. Brands, Heirs of the Founders: Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants. Brands’ is one of the preeminent historians of American history that is active today. The subjects he’s […]

Ancient Spanish Monastery

This week on The Florida History Podcast, we have a  short episode as we discuss the Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami Beach, the oldest European-built structure in the United States. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store […]

British election provides ominous signs for the left and center in American politics

Thursday’s British election hit those of us with a more leftist persuasion like a brick. UK’s Labour Party, the most visible and historically successful party advocating Democratic Socialism in a western democracy took a beating. Labour’s total number of seats in the House of Commons will be its lowest since before World War II.  American […]