42 episodes

This Day in Miami History is a podcast dedicated to short stories of Miami's remarkable history. Most episodes will be focused on bringing primary sources out of library archives and into your ears. It's a region loved by millions, followed by millions more and never devoid of interesting events. The winner of the 2023 Hampton Dunn Digital Media Award from the Florida Historical Society.

This Day in Miami History Podcast Matthew Bunch

    • History
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

This Day in Miami History is a podcast dedicated to short stories of Miami's remarkable history. Most episodes will be focused on bringing primary sources out of library archives and into your ears. It's a region loved by millions, followed by millions more and never devoid of interesting events. The winner of the 2023 Hampton Dunn Digital Media Award from the Florida Historical Society.

    February 25, 2024: Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) defeats Sonny Liston to claim the Heavyweight Title

    February 25, 2024: Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) defeats Sonny Liston to claim the Heavyweight Title

    In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we discuss arguably the most important sporting event in South Florida's history. It's the 60th anniversary of Sonny Liston's defeat at the hands of Cassius Clay, who would go on to become Muhammad Ali and change the course of history.
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    The Greatest Weekend - 60th Anniversary of Clay vs. Liston Fight Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
    Muhammad Ali | Washington Ave. BID (washavemb.com)
    AP Archive - YouTube - Clay AND Liston
    Wolfson Archives | MDC Archives | Miami Dade College
    Watch Muhammad Ali | Full Documentary by Ken Burns
    King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero by David Remnick
    Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami | Miami-Dade Public Library System (iiivega.com)


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    • 17 min
    January 1, 1935: The First Orange Bowl (with Tommy Phillips, author of "The Orange Bowl: A Complete History")

    January 1, 1935: The First Orange Bowl (with Tommy Phillips, author of "The Orange Bowl: A Complete History")

    In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we talk to Tommy Phillips, the author of "The Orange Bowl: A Complete History." New Year's Day is historically connected to the game, and Tommy and Matthew talk about the game's evolution over nearly 90 years.
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    The Orange Bowl: A Complete History | McFarland
    The Orange Bowl: A Complete History | Books & Books
    Tommy Phillips (@TommyAPhillips) on X (formerly Twitter)


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    • 33 min
    September 27, 2023: Inter Miami CF attempts to avenge the Miami Fusion's loss in the U.S. Open Cup (with Joe Shaw)

    September 27, 2023: Inter Miami CF attempts to avenge the Miami Fusion's loss in the U.S. Open Cup (with Joe Shaw)

    In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we talk to Joe Shaw of "25 for 25: The story of the Miami Fusion from those who lived it," about the team that preceded Inter Miami CF in Major League Soccer and its 2000 attempt to win the trophy that the Herons are competing for tonight. We also talk about family, loss, and preserving memories.
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    25 for 25: The story of the Miami Fusion from those who lived it (miamifusionpod.com)
    25 for 25: The story of the Miami Fusion from those who lived it on Apple Podcasts
    Miami Fusion Reunion & Live Podcast Recording! Tickets, Fri, Oct 6, 2023 at 8:00 PM | Eventbrite
    FCAs Voting - Football Content Awards


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    • 31 min
    September 20, 1942: The Clevelander Hotel is prepared for AAFTTC guard school

    September 20, 1942: The Clevelander Hotel is prepared for AAFTTC guard school

    In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we discuss the current threat to the Clevelander Hotel on Miami Beach by looking back at its history in shaping America's war effort during World War II.
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    Miami Design Preservation League (mdpl.org)
    When Miami Beach Went to War - LIFE
    Owner of Clevelander wants to replace iconic hotel & bar with affordable housing – NBC 6 South Florida (nbcmiami.com)
    Clevelander Hotel in Miami Beach to undergo transformation into affordable housing - WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale


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    • 10 min
    August 22, 2023: The Miami Seaquarium reopens without Lolita

    August 22, 2023: The Miami Seaquarium reopens without Lolita

    In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we acknowledge an icon of Miami-Dade County, Lolita the Orca. We also look at the history of the Miami Seaquarium, her home for more than a century, and the controversy about her time in South Florida.

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    • 15 min
    July 26, 1925: Miami News Tower (Freedom Tower) opens with Dr. Paul S. George

    July 26, 1925: Miami News Tower (Freedom Tower) opens with Dr. Paul S. George

    In today's episode of This Day in Miami History, we take a look back at the opening of Miami News Tower, which we now know as Freedom Tower. This iconic structure has a fascinating backstory, and we explore it with Dr. Paul S. George, resident historian at HistoryMiami.
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    About the Freedom Tower (moadmdc.org)
    History of the Building (moadmdc.org)


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Ramme88 ,

Don’t miss it!

I’ve listened to every single episode! Thank you Matthew. I’m a tour guide here in Miami and this is right up my alley! Great work! Please keep them coming! Hagen

Mort St. John ,

Excellent Memory Jogger

Miami History is so short, that it is possible that older listeners may remember many of the events discussed here. For me, the episode on Pope John Paul II’s visit took me right back to riding home in my absolutely drenched clothing after that massive thunder storm! Thanks!

MargueriteSolari ,

Total gem!

Excellent deep dives into Miami history including stories big and small. Host is a total pleasure to listen to. Highly recommended.

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