There’s machine politics, and there’s micro-machine politics. In Florida’s state capital, you can find both right across the street from each other. Ryan Ray, Aide to Tallahassee city commissioner Jeremy Matlow, stopped by to discuss his boss’s efforts to address… Read More »INTERVIEW: The Deeply Corrupt Status Quo of Tallahassee feat. Ryan Ray
“I want you to make his life a living hell. Seriously.” The quote is from a 2019 email the chief executive of Florida Power & Light, Eric Silagy, about Florida State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez, who had been a thorn… Read More »CASE FILE: Florida Power & Light’s Corrupt Election Hustle
With our guest Jordan Zakarin from More Perfect Union, we dive into the enigma that is Florida’s Governor and his myriad scandals, missteps and misadventures. You can follow Jordan @jordanzakarin and subscribe to Progress Report here. You can follow WAWLT… Read More »CONVERSATION: The Ron DeSantis Riddle Feat. Jordan Zakarin
Following last week’s conversation and exploration of education, we talked with Jennifer Berkshire, a journalist and podcaster who covers education policy and politics. Along with her co-host Jack Schneider, she co-authored “A Wolf At The Schoolhouse Door” in 2020. Her… Read More »INTERVIEW: Education Part II feat. Jennifer Berkshire
This is the story of a multi-million dollar heist of taxpayer funds into private hands that has played out for more than a decade and shows no sign of slowing down. As the school calendar flips throughout Florida, we look… Read More »CASE FILE: Proud Boy’ing Our Public Schools
Before its bloody and violent present, Florida had a bloody and violent past of colonial brutality, racially motivated terrorism, and politically motivated bombings (oh, the bombings!). We spent an hour talking with Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House about how… Read More »CONVERSATION: A People’s History of the Sunshine State feat. Matt Christman
As a coda for this new show, we take a 10k foot view of why Florida is the way it is, the forces conspiring to implement creeping authoritarianism in recent years, the anti-democratic sentiment guiding right-wing “culture”, its status as… Read More »So, Why Are We Like This, Anyway?
The true crime podcast where Florida is an active crime scene. Politics, culture, history, crooked cops, scumbag politicians, zombies and more. Join hosts Thomas Kennedy, Gerald Doherty and David Quiñones as we get to the bottom of America’s id and… Read More »Why Are We Like This – Coming September