Category Florida History

October 21 Nowcast Video: Miami hurting Democrats?

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 […]

October 19 Nowcast Video – early voting kicks off in Florida

Florida’s Forts in the Civil War

Three Florida forts, Fort Pickens, Fort Taylor and Fort Jefferson played critical roles during the Civil War. We discuss them on this week’s Florida History Podcast. 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 […]

Florida Election Nowcast: October 6

October 6 – Another great day for Democrats. Democrats dominating in Florida right now.

1876 and 1976: When Florida made all the difference in Presidential Politics

Everyone knows about the 2000 recount. But Florida in both the Centennial and Bicentennial years made all the difference in Presidential politics. We look back at both elections on this weeks Florida History Podcast. 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 […]

Florida Election Nowcast: October 5

Today we debut a new feature. The Florida Election Nowcast with Dave Trotter. The latest analysis of Florida’s vote-by-mail situation dominates today’s discussion. Enjoy!

Florida and Presidential Vacations

Florida has a long history of playing host to Presidential vacations from Harry S. Truman to the current occupant of the White House, Donald J. Trump. On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the state’s history as a vacation home for Presidents. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple […]

When Florida was a tech hub

These days, nobody think of Florida as a hub of the tech industry. But that was not always the case. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss Florida’s time as one of the great high tech hubs in the USA from the 1970’s to the 1990’s including the creation of the first mass market […]