Category Florida History

Podcast: Runaway slaves, Negro Fort and Andrew Jackson

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the Negro Fort on the Apalachicola River, manned by runaway slaves and armed by the British. The pro-slavery United States under General Andrew Jackson attacked the fort in 1816, violating Spain sovereignty, killing 334 mostly African-American defenders. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oct 23 Nowcast Video: GOP sneaking up

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