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Wait Five Minutes is a podcast about Florida, by a Floridian. Every Monday, listen to an amazing story about the Sunshine State's unique culture, history and people.

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Wait Five Minutes is a podcast about Florida, by a Floridian. Every Monday, listen to an amazing story about the Sunshine State's unique culture, history and people.

    What is a Mangrove?

    What is a Mangrove?

    This week, in the first of two episodes discussing the mangroves along Florida's coasts, with the help of Dr. Loraé Simpson, we learn about what exactly a mangrove is, how they grow, and what types of ecosystems they thrive in! 

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    Learn more about Florida Oceanographic Society right here!

     

    All of the music was originally composed. 

    • 31 min
    Florida’s First Swimming Pool

    Florida’s First Swimming Pool

    There is much debate about which of Florida's historic swimming pools was actually the first. This week, we go diving (pun intended) into Florida's backwoods to find locations that very well may hold the title.

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    Read Mike Lafferty's article that inspired this episode right here!

    Pay a visit to DeBary Hall in Volusia County!

     

    All of the music in this episode is originally composed.

    • 38 min
    Welcome to Summer 2022!

    Welcome to Summer 2022!

    A prologue to our summer season, and an introduction to all the adventures ahead!

    All the music used in this episode is originally composed. 

    • 4 min
    The First Frenchman of Florida

    The First Frenchman of Florida

    Four-hundred and sixty years ago yesterday, the French first landed in Florida. Guided by a man named Jean Ribault, they tried over the course of several years to establish Florida as a French colony - only to fail over and over again.

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    Plan your visit to the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve!

    Read more of Jean Ribault's writing here!

     

    Hear more about Menendez in this previous episode of the show!

     

    All of the music in this episode is originally composed.

    • 42 min
    I Adopted A Manatee (and Other Tales!)

    I Adopted A Manatee (and Other Tales!)

    Some spring cleaning for this season: the state wildflower, an invasive plant, the croak of a frog, and Crazy Nick the Manatee.

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    Thank you to Lilly Anderson-Messec! Follow the Florida Native Plant Society!

    Thank you to Stacey Matrazzo! Learn more about the Florida Wildflower Foundation here!

    Thank you to Rose Guerrero! Check out more from the Historical Society of Palm Beach County here!

     

    Learn more about the manatee crisis right now!

    What's Happening to Florida Manatees?

    The 2019 episode: Manatees

     

    All of the music in this episode is originally composed.

    • 30 min
    The Astronauts of Apollo 16

    The Astronauts of Apollo 16

    Fifty years ago today, three man were on their way to the moon. The years that brought them to that flight are filed with chaos and near tragedy, until they eventually arrived to the lunar surface.

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    Want to hear more space episodes about space travel? Listen here!

    John Young and Apollo 10

    The Artemis Program

     

    Hear more about the current space program from our friend Brendan Byrne's podcast, Are We There Yet?

     

    I do not own some of the audio used in this episode. Included are links to the sources of the audio clips that are edited into the episode.

    Launch of Apollo 13 (CBS)

    Apollo 13 (1995) - Houston, We Have A Problem Scene

    Michael Collins - John Craigie

    Apollo 16 Lunar Rover "Grand Prix"

    Apollo 13 - Ken and Jack Power-Up The Command Module

     

    All of the music is originally composed. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

ORLpublix ,

Fabulous!

In a time when it seems like there’s nothing but bad, sad, disturbing news coming out of Florida, it’s so refreshing to be reminded of some of the good/quirky things about our wacky state! Thanks, Nick! And I hope your adopted “son” Nick is doing well! :-)

Thebstock ,

Immense story telling

As a Florida native I’ve always enjoyed trivia about my state. My whole life has been spent navigating the rugged back roads to the congested interstates, looking to dive deeper into the state. This pod takes you on a virtual journey every week and takes you deep into the wild Florida.

hejhej38 ,

Exceptionally elevated trivia (that’s a compliment)

Wait Five Minutes is one of my favorite finds of the past year, and each episode validates my theory that loving anything, maybe especially a home state, is a project that must be actively cultivated. Every story is a fascinating and fresh interrogation that radiates with honest enthusiasm and curiosity.

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