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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.

    Our Florida Sunsets

    Our Florida Sunsets

    When the sun sinks to the edge of the horizon, incredible things are happening. The environment is telling us about itself, and all we have to do is look up and see.


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    Thank you to Steve Corfidi for all of his help on this episode! Read more about his studies into sunsets right here!


     


    All of the music used in this episode was originally composed.

    • 35 min
    Season 7 Prologue: The Blizzard of '85

    Season 7 Prologue: The Blizzard of '85

    In January of 1985, a blizzard struck the city of Buffalo, New York. The mayor had an unusual suggestion on how to get through it. Three Buffalonians made a vow to never spend a winter in the snow again. 


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    Read more about the Six-Pack Storm right here!


    All of the music used in this episode is original content. 

    • 7 min
    Season 6 Epilogue: WHITEHALL

    Season 6 Epilogue: WHITEHALL

    An epilogue for season six - of haunted hallways, familiar songs, and the buildings we leave behind. 


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    Songs


    Streetlight Silent Film


    Good Thoughts



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    • 12 min
    AMBASSADOR OF THE KEYS, Part Two: The Republic

    AMBASSADOR OF THE KEYS, Part Two: The Republic

    When the Florida Keys became the Conch Republic, there was only really one person who could be their ambassador: Monroe County Mayor, and True Conch, Wilhelmina Harvey. This is her story.


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    Thank you so much to Tom Hambright! Check out more from the Monroe County Public Library right here!


     


    Read the oral history from Wilhelmina Harvey right here!


    Read more about the Conch Republic right here!


    Learn more about the Mariel Boatlift from this incredible piece of research from the University of Miami!


     


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    Orange Bird


    Flagler - Chapter 4


     


    Songs


    Hey Go


    Springtime


    Madness is Everywhere


    You Get The Blues


    Peaceful Morning


    Hear more music from Lobo Loco here!

    • 32 min
    AMBASSADOR OF THE KEYS, Part One: The Conchs

    AMBASSADOR OF THE KEYS, Part One: The Conchs

    One spring day, in 1982, the Florida Keys seceded from the United States and formed the Conch Republic. Centuries of history led up to that moment, involving our neighbors in the Bahamas and Cuba. How did the Conchs get their name, and what even is a conch in the first place?


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    Read the op-ed in the Miami Herald right here!


    Learn more about the Mariel Boatlift from this incredible piece of research from the University of Miami!


     


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    Orange Bird


    Flagler - Chapter 4


     


    Songs


    Echoes Boogie Dancehall


    Traveling to Lousiana


    Smuggler


    Work Wonders


    Desert Ghost Town


    Hear more music from Lobo Loco here!

    • 26 min
    The Chickee

    The Chickee

    The history of the chickee, how the Seminole ancestors developed the structure, and how generations of usage transform an essential building into the modern age.


     


    Thank you to Dave Scheidecker and Carrie Dilley for their assistance in the creation of this episode! Read more about their work at the links below


    Learn more about Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum right here!


    Learn more about the Tribal Historic Preservation Office right here!


    Check out Carrie's book on the chickee here!




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    Read more about land acknowledgements here


    Read more about the current oil crisis in the Everglades here


     


    Songs


    Easy Night


    Traveling Horse


    Brain - Instrumental Retro


    Bad Old Daemons


    Speedy Delta


    Peaceful Morning


    Hear more music from Lobo Loco here!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Juliette2316 ,

A Breath of Fresh Air

I am on the West Coast with almost no knowledge of Florida. I have to say this is the most interesting podcast I’ve heard in YEARS!

rbm921 ,

Interesting and engaging

This is just a really great podcast. Nick does a great job of finding untold Florida stories, and relating them in a way that makes them relevant to us. He is warm, friendly, and positive throughout. Can’t recommend it enough.

Mattchew Hughes ,

Great listen!

New listener here, found the show via the Pulptown newsletter. Really enjoy the way the stories are told - a very warm, friendly, positive, welcoming sound. Great way to learn more about my home state. I can’t believe I never knew about so many of these topics! “I’ll see you on the other side.” - brilliant. Can’t wait to listen to more, thanks!

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