77 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
    • 4.0 • 28 Ratings

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

    Episode 77: Hurricane Wilma

    Episode 77: Hurricane Wilma

    15 years ago this week, South Florida was devastated by Hurricane Wilma. 

    • 16 min
    Episode 76: Florida forts in the Civil War

    Episode 76: Florida forts in the Civil War

    Three Florida forts played critical roles in the Civil War. We discuss them on this week's podcast. 

    • 14 min
    Episode 75: 1876 and 1976 Presidential Elections in Florida

    Episode 75: 1876 and 1976 Presidential Elections in Florida

    Florida was one of the epicenters of the Centennial and Bicentennial year Presidential Elections.

    • 19 min
    Episode 74: Presidential Holidays in Florida

    Episode 74: Presidential Holidays in Florida

    Beginning with Harry Truman's Little White House through Mar-a-Lago and Donald Trump, Florida has since the 1940's been a frequent Presidential retreat. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 73: High Tech Florida

    Episode 73: High Tech Florida

    From the 1970's to the 1990's, Florida with its governing principles and quality of life amenities became a hub for tech innovation. the IBM PC was created in Boca Raton by a Florida-born and raised engineer. Also many other high tech startups and established companies called Florida home at the time. We discuss this history on this week's podcast.

    • 15 min
    Episode 72: MGM Studios and Disney v Universal

    Episode 72: MGM Studios and Disney v Universal

    In the late 1980's Florida saw two major film studio plan and build studio-related amusement parks in Central Florida. We discuss it here. 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 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.

Shivom MS ,

Love it!

How about an episodes on Richard Stone or Jack Eckerd?

El Vacquero ,

Misses the mark

Too much personal politics, not enough facts and stories.

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