134 episodes

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

The Florida History Podcast The Florida History Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9 • 43 Ratings

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

    Episode 132: Why the Smathers Project?

    Episode 132: Why the Smathers Project?

    We've talked a lot about George Smathers on previous podcasts, but why is The Florida Squeeze and this podcast launching a project to look comprehensively at Smathers career? We answer that question this week. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 131: Florida Interstates that plowed through African-American neighborhoods

    Episode 131: Florida Interstates that plowed through African-American neighborhoods

    Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis in response to the idea of systemic racism in highway building said "a road is a road." Well, on this week's podcast we will demonstrate that is not the case with several examples from the state of Florida where roads were built right through African-American neighborhoods. Brook Hines joins Kartik Krishnaiyer to discuss this sorry history. 

    • 37 min
    Episode 130: Charles Bennett

    Episode 130: Charles Bennett

    We look back at the life of Congressman Charles Bennett with a special contribution from Florida Squeeze writer and former Bennett staffer, Scott Gaillard. We also discus our upcoming Florida Squeeze series on Senator George Smathers.

    • 12 min
    Episode 129: Millard Caldwell

    Episode 129: Millard Caldwell

    On this episode we look back at Congressman and Governor Millard Caldwell who led the state during World War II.

    • 8 min
    Episode 128: 1974 Governor's Election

    Episode 128: 1974 Governor's Election

    Reubin Askew originally didn't want to run for re-election. He eventually choose to run for a second term as Governor. In the race, he overcame a well-funded Democratic primary challenge from the right and a party-switching former Senate President in the General. 

    • 11 min
    Episode 127: Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, Florida's first African-American statewide official

    Episode 127: Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, Florida's first African-American statewide official

    On Episode 127 we discus Florida's first African-American statewide elected official, Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs. 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

pd longhouse ,

Interesting

Just moved to Florida and it definitely helps me get my bearings. Robert needs to fix his audio. It’s kind of hard to make out what he says sometimes.

Sandnogger ,

Just ok

Sometimes interesting content marred by horrid production quality that makes this tough to listen to.

Shivom MS ,

Love it!

How about an episodes on Richard Stone or Jack Eckerd?

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