Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Podcast: Election 2020 from a historical perspective part 2

We continue our discussion about the 2020 Election in historical context on The Florida History Podcast. This is part 2 or 2 regarding the election. 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 […]

Podcast: McCarthyism in Florida: The Johns Committee and Purple Pamphlet

In Episode 81 of The Florida History Podcast we discuss Charley Johns infamous Legislative Committee which investigated the NAACP, academics and civil rights groups. It also produced the infamous “purple pamphlet” meant to condemn Homosexuality in Florida.  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, […]

The two decade cycle of failure without even really trying (or listening) – Personal reflections of Florida Democrats since 2000 and why it might be time to walk away

If you had told me after the 2000 Presidential recount where I played a fairly significant role, at least locally in South Florida that in 2020, Florida would be less white than anytime since statehood, the Democrats would have a record amount of money to spend, we’d have more ads on TV than the GOP […]

Kartik Krishnaiyer and Dave Trotter discuss Florida Election 2020 in a historical context

On a bonus edition of the Florida History Podcast Kartik Krishnaiyer and Dave Trotter discuss what happened in Florida in the 2020 Election and its historical basis. This is part 1 of our look at Donald Trump’s Florida victory in a historical context. On this episode, Kartik Krishnaiyer is joined by Dave Trotter of VotingTrend.com […]

Some thoughts about the national picture

Joe Biden has been elected as President and we made history electing the first female President or Vice President in Kamala Harris. But when you get beyond the top-of-the-ticket, November 3 was a pretty bad day for Democrats. This may prove tough reading for some with a narrative, but let’s get down to the brass […]

Democrats Florida failure – part of a national messaging crisis. 8 critical points to discuss

Joe Biden has won the Presidency. But up and down the ballot otherwise, Democrats underperformed. Coattails were non-existent and as the dust settles, the Democrats failures in the US Senate and US House will come into greater focus and be scrutinized. Here are some quick takeaways on messaging and what Democrats need to fix 1. […]

What happened in Florida?

I’ve refrained from covering Election 2020 as I found myself in an unexpected and important local South Florida role with the Biden/Harris Campaign. Sometimes when everything you value as a human being is on the line in a single election, you have to suspend convenience and comfort to try and do a job, which is […]

Minoricans in Florida and settlement in British East Florida

Florida’s oldest community of uninterrupted European lineage is the Minorican Community that came to the British Colony of East Florida in the 1760’s. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss that community, it’s initial settlement in New Smyrna and its relocation to St Augustine. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts […]

Election year and 2020 madness reading: Gore Vidal’s narratives of Empire series

DISCLAIMER: Due to Kartik Krishnaiyer’s involvement in the Biden-Harris Campaign he has stopped writing about current politics. He will resume this beat after the November 3 Election. No writer in American History is better tonic for what ails us in an Election year than Gore Vidal. The only regret I have about Vidal is that […]

Podcast: Remembering Hurricane Wilma

Hurricane Wilma ravaged southern Florida 15 years ago this week. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we look back at our memories of the storm. 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 […]