Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast
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Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast is about the curious stories and cultural changes sweeping through the Sunshine State. Join us every Friday for an informative and charming look into an issue on America's infamous peninsula.
||CleanTALLAHASSEE TUESDAY - February 19th, 2019||Bills and proposals and new laws and old fights! All that in just five minutes on this week's Tallahassee Tuesday! Songs Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco Arround the Lake by Lobo Loco Sources https://www.wuft.org/news/2019/02/12/florida-lawmakers-file||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26 - Zora Neale Hurston||Zora Neale Hurston liked the mystery that surrounded her. That was part of what made her so unique. But who was she, really? And how did she carry her legends with her? Songs Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco Arround the Lake by Lobo Loco Hey Go by Lobo L||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTALLAHASSEE TUESDAY - February 5th, 2019||Budgets! Sanctions! Education! Marijuana! All that, in under five minutes, just for you! Songs Indian Summer by Lobo Loco Sources https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-ne-desantis-budget-recommendation-20190201-story.html h||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 - Manatees||February 1st, 2019 The manatees flock to Blue Spring State Park every winter. Why do they come? Who looks out for them when they do? And what is the future of our beloved sea cow? Check out more on how to protect these creates at Save the Manatee Clu||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 - Marjory Stoneman Douglas||January 25th, 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas changed the world. It's time to reclaim her name, tell her story, and try harder to be the type of Floridian she was. Songs Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco Good Thoughts by Lob||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 - Snow Days||January 18th, 2019 Snow is an unusual sight in the state of Florida. But sometimes, when unusual things happen, amazing things follow soon after. Songs Frozen Creek by Lobo Loco Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco Indian Summer by Lobo Loco Things You Never||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTALLAHASSEE TUESDAY - January 15th, 2019||Your update on the movings of our state government, for the week of January 8th to the 15th! Songs Frozen Creek by Lobo Loco Arround the Lake by Lobo Loco Sources https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2019/01/14/gov-desantis-names-miami-a||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 - Medical Marijuana||January 11th, 2019 The fight for medical marijuana is still new, but has already shifted and changed several times. Even now, with the laws in effect, the treatment faces consistent pressure as it tries to find its place in the healthcare system in Flor||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 - Ron DeSantis||January 4th, 2018 Our new governor has a vast history, and who better to introduce us to him than himself. Ron DeSantis, in his words, this week on Wait Five Minutes. Songs Speedy Delta by Lobo Loco Road to Lafayette by Lobo Loco Frozen Creek by L||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - 2018 in Review||2018 was a hard year for our state. What hardships did we face, and how do we move forward from the things we lost? Here’s to 2019. Songs Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco Springtime by Lobo Loco Things You Never Known by Lo||12/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndian River Fruit Company - Part 2: RUINS||The scars left behind by the citrus industry hide in plain sight. What cannot be seen are the problems facing the industry in the present, threatening ruins yet to come. In Part 2 of our exploration into the Indian River Fruit Company, Florida's identit||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIndian River Fruit Company - Part 1: WATERSHED||The Indian River Fruit Company has set a standard for citrus. Not just in the state, but in the world. This week, the history of the company and its critical relationship with the Indian River Lagoon. Songs Things You Never Known by Lobo Loco Road to||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 24th, 2018 - Hunting & Conservation||Hunting is a conversation method as unique as Florida’s vast ecosystem. On this episode Wait Five Minutes, we dive deep on how hunting is used to protect animals, their habitats, and the future of our state. Songs Road to Lafayette by Lobo Loco Spr||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 20th, 2018 - Thankful for Florida||This week, we take a break from the tough or difficult stories. Instead, we dive headfirst into the things that make us happy or proud about the sunshine state. Included are stories about our ecosystem, our noticeably kind residents, and the historic fa||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 9th - Ghosts Towns of Kennedy Space Center||This week on Wait Five Minutes, a memory sparks a journey in search of ghost towns around the Kennedy Space Center. As always, the history paints the area in whole new lights, and some new discoveries are made. Songs Springtime by Lobo Loco Indian .||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2018 Midterm Election Results||Your Florida election results, including all the major races and amendments, in just eight (8!) concise minutes. All the info you need, and a minor pep talk you didn't ask for, in a special Wednesday episode! Songs Road to Lafayette by Lobo Loco Good||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNovember 3rd - Millennials & Optimism||This week on Wait Five Minutes, what is a millennial? How are they involved in politics? What will their impact be on November 6th? What sort of optimism should we have towards our future? Songs Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco Springtime by Lobo Loco Indi||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOctober 26th - Florida Midterm Rundown||The midterm election is on November 6th, but early voting is happening right now! While on the way to the polls, we'll cover all of the major statewide elections for you. Enjoy! Our theme song is Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco. Sources www.vote.org www||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOctober 19th - Hurricane Michael||Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle of Florida last week. How did it effect us? What did we do? And where do we go from here? Want to help those effected? Here's a link! https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-to-help-those-affected-by-hurricane-||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOctober 5th - Skunk Ape||The Skunk Ape waits in the Everglades. The forest feels full and you wonder, while visiting, what else hides out there. There's no way of knowing. Music The Swamp by Loyalty Freak Music Things You Never Known by Lobo Loco Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 28th - Amendments & Good News||This week, I cover the amendments on Florida's ballot in the upcoming general election. Nervous about what they mean? Don't worry, I break down all 12, just for you!Have a question? You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org The songs used i||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 21st - Living Wage & No Easy Answers||This week on Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast, I discuss the cost of living in Florida and how much people get paid. I also do the news and start a new segment about Florida's fauna. I get a little preachy near the end. Enjoy!Our theme song is||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 7th - Florida Black Bears & The Ocala National Forest||This week, I traveled headlong into the Ocala National Forest in desperate search of one thing: a Florida black bear. I learned about the forest, the people on its outskirts, the bears hiding in the woods, and the history that built this place. Our them||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 31st, 2018 - Aging Populations & How We Care For Them||This week on Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast, we discuss the gubentorial race that has caught the public eye, and the ways that our government fails to care for the aging population that we invited in so many decades ago. Our theme song is Goo||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 24th, 2018 - Education & Where The Money for It Goes||This week, we discuss public education and the things that stand in the way of its success. How is it funded? Why are we running so low on teachers? What can be done? All that and more. Our theme song is Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco. Sources https://||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 17th, 2018 - Florida Primaries & The Candidates Who Want To Be Governor||This week on Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast, we break down the seven main candidates running for governor and what exactly they stand. Who should you vote for? Well, that’s up to you, but this cheat sheet on the basics covers the major issue||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 10th, 2018 - Algal Blooms & The Cycle of Corruption||This week, we discuss the harmful algal blooms that are sweeping the coasts of Florida, as well as the people playing politics as the death toll increases. Our theme song is Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco. Sources https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immig||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAugust 3rd, 2018 - The Trust Act & Florida's Melting Pot||This week on Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast, we delve into the recently passed Trust Act and its impact on Orlando, and the country at large. Then, we explore the history of immigrants in Florida and the strong opinions held by different Flor||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJuly 27th, 2018 - Brightline & The Impact of Rail Expansion||In our first episode of Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast, we discuss the impacts that high-speed rail expansion have on the state. We discuss these impacts with Brent Hanlon, the Chairman of Steering Committe for Citizens Against Rail Expansion||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast even for someone who doesn’t like podcasts
I’ll be the first to admit podcasts aren’t my favorite, but these episodes are perfectly digestible in length and content, well-researched, and well-narrated. Great Florida theme with relevant content and not off topic and boring!!! Informative tone and well edited. Just great quality! Definitely give this a chance, even if you don’t normally listen to podcasts!
Concise and Educational
As a Floridian who now lives in the Midwest, this podcast to keeps me up to date with the socio-political concerns of my home state. A quick but informative listen.
The content is extremely informative. I’m excited to see this podcast progress.