Category Florida History

The History of Florida’s Presidential Primary – long a critical contest

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the critical role Florida’s Primary has played in both Democratic and GOP races of the past. Beginning in 1972, Florida’s Presidential Primary became a critical event in the Democratic Party’s nominating process. Starting in 1976, it was an important date on the GOP’s nomination calendar. Throughout the […]

Andrew Jackson in Florida

In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Andrew Jackson, one of the most colorful and controversial figures in the history of this state and the Union as a whole. 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 […]

Rick Scott’s Nixonian effort to beat Biden in Iowa is shameful

Senator Rick Scott has had quite a week sitting at the forefront of President Trump’s defense in the US Senate. Along with his ally, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi one of Trump’s defense attorney’s,  Florida’s Junior Senator has played a central role in the obstruction of a proper trial. Now he’s taking his act […]

The American Revolution in Florida

We learn as young children in school about the American Revolution and the “fight for freedom” of the colonists in the 13 “original” colonies. But we learn very little about the 14th and 15th British colonies south of the St Lawrence River, colonies like Quebec to the north of that river which were acquired in […]

The legacy of Reubin Askew

It his 84 years few Floridians left a more indelible mark on the states history and political landscape than Reubin Askew.  In this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the Askew legacy. The first Florida Governor to serve two consecutive terms, he frequently challenged the special interest groups of the state. Taking to the airwaves […]

MLK Jr., the St Augustine movement and Civil Rights Act of 1964

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Martin Luther King’s work in St Augustine and how it contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 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 […]

Impeachment and Florida

As another impeachment inquiry concludes and we head for a Senate trial, The Florida History Podcast looks back at Florida’s role in previous impeachment proceedings, and the pivotal role the state played in the Watergate scandal.  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 […]