Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Florida History Podcast Episode 5: Walt Disney World comes to Florida

In the latest edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze, we discuss the development of Walt Disney World and its impact on Central Florida. We discuss the political battle to bring Walt Disney’s dream to our state. Listen to this episode at Anchor , Spotify Google and several other locations.

Florida as a Presidential swing state – a history

Listen to the latest edition of The Florida History Podcast discussing Florida’s role as a Presidential swing state in both General Elections and primaries since 1876. The Florida History Podcast is available on Anchor, Spotify , Google Podcasts, Breaker, <a href="http://Pocketcasts, and Radio Public.

Hey progressives – Joe Biden isn’t the neoliberal you claim he is!

This column reflects the personal opinion of Kartik Krishnaiyer and not of other TFS writers or contributors. One of the wonderful things about no longer relying on politicians or political campaigns to make a living is you can take a step back and see things more clearly. Rather than be emotionally invested in a candidate, […]

The Florida History Podcast Episode 3: Civil War (War between the States) in Florida

In episode three of The Florida History Podcast we give a quick overview of the state of Florida in America’s bloodiest ever conflict. We discuss Florida’s secession decision, the Union blockade, the importance of Key West and coastal Florida, the importance of the state for blockade running as well as supplies to the Confederacy. Tallahassee […]

Identity politics IS modern global politics – A brief historical overview of how & why we got here

At this website we’ve railed time and again against what we see as the shallow game of identity politics. It’s a game that allows those advocating it to avoid meaningful discussion of issues related to policy and governance. It’s a game that pits race against race, ethnicity against ethnicity and religion against religion. However, it […]

The Florida History Podcast Episode 2: Region v Region; North v South

In episode two we take a brief look at the historic divisions between south Florida and north Florida. The cracker identity v the “Cincinnati effect.”  We discuss the cultural identity of both regions and the inevitable clash both politically and socially that would come in time. The conflict between different regions of our diverse state […]

The signature bridge craze consumes Florida

In recent years the growth of stylish brides with no real purpose other than to look impressive has dominated much of the push toward “new urbanism.” It began with the “big dig” in Boston and the building of the Zakim Bridge in Boston. Dallas with very little unique architecture of its own then decided to […]

The Florida History Podcast: Episode 1

In our initial podcast co-hosts Kartik Krishnaiyer and Robert Buccellato discuss the rich history and legacy of the State of Florida laying out topics  of discussion for the show going forward.  Whether it is colonial St Augustine, Henry Flagler’s railroad, Disney World setting up shop in the state, the growth of Eastern Airlines, The Civil […]

The Florida History Podcast launches later this month

We have a new addition to The Florida Squeeze. The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze will debut the week of Memorial Day. Each week, Robert Buccellato, acclaimed author of multiple books about Florida History and Kartik Krishnaiyer will tackle a specific topic in Florida History. Motivated by the successful genre of podcast […]

West Palm Beach media market records third highest Premier League ratings in the country

The (English) Premier League is widely considered to be the top footballing product on the planet. The most recent Premier League campaign ended on Sunday with Manchester City winning the title for the second successive season, becoming the first team to repeat as champions in a decade. On Tuesday, The Washington Post‘s Steve Goff one […]