The Florida History Podcast

14 EpisodesProduced by The Florida History PodcastWebsite

A weekly look at a different fascintating topic in Florida History Cover art photo by Derek Reese. @DR928

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Episode 14: Prohibition in Florida

August 20th, 2019


We discuss the colorful prohibition era in Florida and the rugged individualism that made the state a haven for bootleggers, moonshiners and figures …

Episode 13: Henry Flagler Part 2: The Railroad hits Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Keys

August 13th, 2019


In part 2 of our look at Henry Flagler, we discuss the extension of the railroad south of Palm Beach. The railroad's extension led to the development …

Episode 12: Henry Flagler Part 1: Flagler's St Augustine

August 6th, 2019


Standard Oil co-founder Henry Flagler builds a railroad to St Augustine and revives the oldest city in the America's north of the Rio Grande. …

Episode 11: The colorful political career of Claude Kirk

July 30th, 2019


Among the least ideological and most colorfully controversial characters in the history of Florida Politics, Claude Kirk the state's first …

Episode 10: Hurricane Andrew & Hurricane Katrina

July 23rd, 2019


We look back at the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the governance, politics, attitude and demographics of Florida. Governor Chiles recorded the lowest …

Episode 9: Kennedy Space Center, the Cape and Florida as the world's gateway to space

July 16th, 2019


We discuss Florida's role in the American space program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon launch from Cape Canaveral and the …

Episode 8: "Walkin Lawton" Chiles

July 9th, 2019


We look back at the political career of Lawton Chiles beginning with his walk across the state in 1970. We look at the divisions within the Florida …

Episode 7: Key West and the Conch Republic

July 2nd, 2019


We dive into the history of one Florida's most important and independent historical cities- Key West.  The city which was the most populated in the …

Episode 6: The Pork Chop Gang and birth of modern progressive Florida politics

June 25th, 2019


A must listen for any political junkie in the state, we dissect the legendary Pork Chop Gang and the birth of modern Florida politics. We look …

Episode 5: Walt Disney World comes to Central Florida

June 18th, 2019


We take a quick look back at Walt Disney's decision to build a huge theme park and community of the future in Central Florida. 

Episode 4: Florida as a Presidential Swing State

June 11th, 2019


Since 1876 Florida has been a decisive state in Presidential politics both in General Elections and in party primaries. We take a quick look back at …

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

June 4th, 2019


Episode 3 focuses on the central role Florida played in the Civil War as a supplier not of only  of men but of resources to the Confederacy.  Despite …

Episode 2: North Florida v South Florida

May 29th, 2019


In episode two we take a brief look at the historic divisions between south Florida and north Florida. The cracker identity v the "Cincinnati …

Episode 1: Introducing The Florida History Podcast

May 29th, 2019


In our initial podcast co-hosts Kartik Krishnaiyer and Robert Buccellato discuss the rich history and legacy of the State of Florida laying out …

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