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A Florida Thing
64 minutes | a month ago
Roy Peter Clark!
In the season finale, we talk to Roy Peter Clark about The Changing South of Gene Patterson: Journalism and Civil Rights, 1960-1968, John Lewis, and Roy sings to Gramel!
54 minutes | a month ago
Today we talk about the Burrow Press collection We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida: New Stories from a Sinking Peninsula. Then, we talk to Burrow Press publisher Ryan Rivas about the press, his writing, and the Florida lit community.
43 minutes | a month ago
Author Chat w/ Gale Massey!
In today's episode, we talk with Gale Massey about her novel The Girl From Bling River, playing poker, and Florida life.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
Author Chat w/ Sarah Gerard!
Today we chat with Sarah Gerard about her new novel, her favorite Florida spots, gardening, music, and a whole lot more!
56 minutes | 2 months ago
State Rep. Jennifer Webb!
We talk to Jennifer Webb about the work she's been doing during the pandemic, Florida politics, books, and a little bit about alligators.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
In this episode, we chat about our reading of Susanna Daniel’s Stiltsville, the Gainesville Ripper, and actual stilt houses. Then, we talk to Susanna about her childhood in South Florida, her teaching, new writing, and working during the pandemic.
61 minutes | 3 months ago
Tiffany Razzano and Yuki Jackson!
We chat with Wordier Than Thou founder Tiffany Razzano about the literary community, then talk with poet Yuki Jackson about drag queens, The Battleground, performing, and much more!
62 minutes | 3 months ago
In this episode, we talk about the ban on greyhound racing (for our furry friends), making human friends at different life stages, and we chat with the bff about being a single mother to white-passing kids.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Author Chat w/ Colette Bancroft!
On today’s episode, we talk to Colette Bancroft, editor of the collection Tampa Bay Noir, which contains new stories from Lori Roy, Tim Dorsey, Lisa Unger, and other great authors. Colette is the Tampa Bay Times book editor, so we also chat about the upcoming Times Festival of Reading.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
Food! (w/ Mom & Janet Keeler)
In this episode, we discuss family food (and gator food), talk with my Mom about being a waitress in the time of COVID-19 as well as discuss Florida food, quarantine cooking, and cookies with journalist/author Janet Keeler.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
Author Chat w/ Craig Pittman!
In this episode we chat about Craig Pittman’s new book Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther, then play state animal trivia, and talk to Craig about panthers, pythons, politicians, and many other topics (that don’t necessarily start with a “p”).
5 minutes | 4 months ago
Who We Are As Readers!
In this short episode, we talk about us as readers, so you can know what you're getting into with our chats about Florida books. Gramel also talks about reading to her children and grandchildren.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
In this episode, we talk about controversies in retirement communities, discuss the mental health aspects (and dramatics) of karaoke, and chat with retiree Bernadette, a snowbird and premiere square dancer. Notable QuotableI'm talking the blue pill. I believe that there's a lot of experimenting going on [in the retirement community] because maybe men might have time on their hands that they haven't experienced before in their life. -- Gramel
2 minutes | 4 months ago
A Florida Thing Teaser!
We're a grandma/grandson duo who talks about our home state Florida -- its history, news, & culture books mixed with our own family stories. We also read books by Floridians & interview the authors.
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