5 episodes

A show about island life, and the people who live it, here in Key West, Florida.

Key West Perspective Karrie Bond

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

A show about island life, and the people who live it, here in Key West, Florida.

    Heads Up Key West - Capturing a Community

    Heads Up Key West - Capturing a Community

    Tom Flip came to Key West 15 years ago, camera in hand, and built his career as a photographer. He shot weddings, ad campaigns, creative projects…but in 2013, a new opportunity would give wings to an interest he’d had all his life, which was photographing people. But not just any people, it was the eclectic characters of Key West that drew his attention. Five years later, he revisits the project with a 2018 edition and gallery opening at The Studios of Key West, and we got to sit down and learn more about the inspiration behind a five month photo shoot that brought the community together.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Small Island, Big Heart - Getting Back to Normal After Hurricane Irma

    Small Island, Big Heart - Getting Back to Normal After Hurricane Irma

    After Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Florida Keys, one Key West woman took charge to see that the kids affected by the storm would be taken care of and have a sense of normalcy, even as their parents and families struggled to get back on their feet.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Holding Your Breath – Key West Freedivers know that Sharks Call the Shots

    Holding Your Breath – Key West Freedivers know that Sharks Call the Shots

    Key West has a long history of freediving (diving without a SCUBA tank), and those divers make up the majority of the local spearfishing population. What they probably don't tell you is that there is a lot more to it than taking a deep breath and jumping over the side of the boat. We talk with local spearfisherman Robert Bond on how one wrong move can mean serious trouble, what you need to try spearfishing for the first time, and how Key West differs from other areas.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Coral Crusaders - Why Key West is Leading the Sunscreen Debate

    Coral Crusaders - Why Key West is Leading the Sunscreen Debate

    As a staple of every Key Wester's personal care regimen, it was no surprise to find standing room only as locals flooded the City Government building to discuss a proposed ban - the first of its kind in the continental US - on certain types of sunscreen. We discuss the arguments shared by both sides, and go into why this matters not just for Key West, but for the entire planet.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Welcome: How Key West became home

    Welcome: How Key West became home

    Welcome! Listen in to find out how a 2 week gig turned into life in paradise, and what sequence of events led to this show!

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Joshuabwalter ,

So refreshing! Impatiently waiting for more!

I’ve been visiting KW for 20 years. When I’m not there, I’m thinking about being there. I stumbled upon this podcast and have devoured every minute of it, only to realize there aren’t that many episodes (yet!?). Spear fishing? Coral safe products? Portrait photographer? Hurricane recovery? And stories of the people of KW? Ahhh, love it. And I want more! Great job.

Karbar110 ,

Stories Only A Local Could Tell

It’s a refreshing look at life in a community that has so much more to it than you can find on travel shows and vacation planning websites. If you love Key West, you’ll love this show!

Penny914 ,

Always Something New

Our family loves Key West and the tropical environment! There is so much to learn about the community, history and island secrets. We can’t wait to hear more!

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