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

15:58

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

20:00

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

17:36

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

31:39

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

35:02

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

24:24

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

51:10

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

19:18

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

34:59

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

12:33

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

20:06

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

18:03

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

25:32

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

8:42

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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