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79 minutes | a month ago
74 The Election Week Edition
truly this divided as a nation? Also congrats to Chris on re-election!30:49: Democrats didn’t fare well in Florida, but the Amendment to raise the minimum wage passed. What’s the correlation? What’s next for the Democratic Party of Florida?43:17: Are we at the point where polling has lost its influence? And how has tone in communication affected the election?50:20: Where is the nation President Trump wins re-election? Where is the nation if Biden wins?58:44: We talk about some of the local and states election results.1:08:04: This week’s Floridaman story, shout-outs, and wrap-up!
45 minutes | a month ago
73 The Florida Constituional Amendments Explained featuring special guest Kirby Wilson
0:00: We welcome Tampa Bay Times Tallahassee Correspondent Kirby Wilson to the pod! He explains the six proposed constitutional amendments on this year's ballot in Florida. 34:50: Floridaman story! The #1 song on our guest's 14th birthday! Shout-outs!
64 minutes | 2 months ago
70 RBG, a country divided, and polititainment
0:00: The hosts open by talking about the death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the subsequent debates of bringing another Supreme Court justice nomination to the senate prior to the presidential election. The hosts also debate if we are truly a divided nation. 33:56: The hosts debate on Michael Bloomberg assisting in paying former felons' fines so they can vote in the election and if it should be allowed. 48:42: Some classic polititainment! We talk about Halloween costumes and more! And of course out weekly Floridaman story and shout-outs.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
69 Chris is back! Covid-19 and Election Season
Chris Latvala is back and we couldn't be happier! 0:00 Chris talks about his last two weeks with Covid-19. 10:28: Why is this virus so politicized? 20:57: We discuss free speech and the media. Should there be consequences for your speech?32:47: We’re getting closer to #ElectionDay2020 - how do you plan on voting this year? What are good unbiased resources to learn about local and state candidates? 39:32: Floridama! Shout-outs! Wrap-up!
43 minutes | 3 months ago
68 University Spikes, Florida Primaries, and the DNC
0:12: It’s move-in time across the country for Colleges and Universities, our hosts discuss what will happen with students living on (and off) campus in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic.6:24: It’s #PrimarySZN in Florida and the votes are in. Our hosts discuss what happened on Tuesday and particular races to keep an eye on come November.21:43: Takeaways from the Democratic National Convention so far. 33:03: This week’s Floridaman story, shout-outs, and wrap-up!
63 minutes | 4 months ago
67 Kamala Harris, College Football, and Education with Special Guest Ed Narain
**We experienced some technical issues with Becca’s audio**0:00: Ed Narain joins the pod! We open discussing Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his VP candidate.24:14: Maya Rudolph benefits from the selection for sure! Who should play our hosts in a biography of their lives and more polititainment!29:58: The hosts discuss the latest news of college football conferences canceling fall sports. Is it safe to play college football in a pandemic? We also discuss the movements started by Trevor Lawrence, KJ Sails, and other players in regards to a player’s association and more. 44:08: We discuss brick-and-mortar and remote learning and what school will look like this academic year with all of the uncertainty. 49:18: The #1 song on Ed’s fourteenth birthday, this week’s Floridaman story, shout-outs, and wrap-up!
83 minutes | 4 months ago
66 Polititainment with Special Guest Cyn Epler
1:02: It’s friend of the pod, newly re-elected Mayor of Largo Woody Brown’s birthday! And we discuss other local political news.10:03: We discuss elections and divulge into some old fashioned polititainment. 20:54: Cyn Epler joins the pod! We discuss a story about a flight attendant, her versatile work at Macdill and beyond, and reality TV! 58:36: Crazy story time, you don’t want to miss this one. 1:03:03: After a tough story to follow we bring you this week’s Floridaman story and the #1 song on our guest’s fourteenth birthday. 1:12:07: Shout-outs and airing of the grievances.
69 minutes | 4 months ago
65 Baseball's Back, Campagin Ads, and Elections
0:00: Why are so many people posting invalid conspiracy theories in today’s society? 9:59: Baseball is back! But for how long? Is an outbreak in the Marlins clubhouse going to jeopardize the MLB season?18:34: The hosts discuss the latest campaign adds from President Trump.33:11: We discuss the upcoming election, give Karla a shout-out, and talk about Kanye West. 54:09: Emmy nominations! Hurricanes! The Floridaman Story and shout-outs!
90 minutes | 4 months ago
64 Schools, COVID-19 and Sports Media with Special Guest Adam Arnegger
0:00: We open talking about education and the delayed start time of in-person classes. 14:04: Tommy Tuberville wins his primary over Jeff Sessions. War Eagle? Will football allegiances dictate the election in Alabama? And middletro! 23:41: AOC had a verbal confrontation with a fellow congressman. Is this unprofessional? 32:49: We welcome Chief Media Officer for Merkley and Partners Adam Arnegger to the pod! We discuss the handling of COVID-19 in NY, how the pandemic will affect sports, the evolution of media, and more! 1:11:49: Our favorite game, Adam’s #1 song on his fourteenth birthday, and this week’s Floridaman story! 1:17:44: We talk country music and the wrap-up with shout-outs!
67 minutes | 5 months ago
63 Masks, Squirrels, and Shake Your Bushy Tail
0:06:The hosts open by talking about what’s happened the past week in their lives. Plus, DIY and scrapbooking?! 16:37:Why do we need a mask mandate? Why can’t people just wear a mask? The hosts discuss some folks’ differing opinions and how we got here. 26:44: The dishonorables partake in some classic polititainment! 41:53: This week’s Floridaman story, and it’s a doozie. 56:24: Shout-outs, wrap-up, and shake your bushy tail!
66 minutes | 5 months ago
62 Disney Challenges and more with Special Guest UCFKent
0:00: We open talking about what we love, some classic polititainment!8:32: Long time friend UCFKent joins the pod! We talk politics, Disney challenges, and his friendship with Chris.34:03: Is a messy car a dealbreaker for a prospective date? And other inquiries about early dating.47:01: Our favorite game - we tell Kent the #1 song on his fourteenth birthday and Kent’s experiences at the parks upon reopening.59:08: We give you this week’s Floridaman story (presented by Karla), shout-outs, and wrap-up!
73 minutes | 5 months ago
61 Survivors Speak-Out, Covid-19 Spikes, and Pop Culture
0:00: We open discussing survivors of sexual assault and rape from the USF Greek System telling their stories on Twitter over the last week. How has this systematically persisted for decades, what can be done legislatively, and what can we do to fix the system so the victims can be heard? 31:24: With the spike of covid-19 cases, are we taking this pandemic seriously? 41:08: We discuss our thoughts on President Trump’s recent twitter activity and allegations.47:11: Ernest talks about the BET Awards that happened last week and tells us about some new artists he discovered. 50:49: With everything happening in the world, how can we rise up from all of the pain and tragedies? What are some hopeful stories we can discuss?56:37: This week’s Floridaman story! And it’s a doozy. 1:01:40: Some old fashioned polititainment! We talk feel good tv shows and movies old and new. 1:07:15: Shout-outs and wrap-up!
54 minutes | 5 months ago
60 Polititainment and Presidential Elections With Special Guest Steve Schale
0:00: We open with some old fashioned polititainment! 6:58: Is it possible to go too far in looking at history through the lens of today? We talk about the removal of certain statues and symbols across the nation. 11:27: Florida man and overall great guy Steve Schale joins the pod! This is his second time joining the dishonorables! We ask him what it’s like working with the Unite the Country PAC, what do we think happens in November, who is QB1 for the Jags, and much more.41:18: This week’s Floridaman story, bidding Steve adieu, shout-outs, and wrap-up!
66 minutes | 6 months ago
59 Second Wave, More Tragedy, and Working Remotely with Special Guest Author, Speaker & Educator Debbie Lundberg
We welcome Debbie Lundberg to the pod! Debbie streps in for Becca who is on assignment. 1:58: Positive Covid-19 cases have significantly increased, did we try to restart the economy too soon? Why is wearing a mask perceived as a partisan decision? 13:06: Should Florida be inviting the RNC, and professional sport leagues with rising covid-19 cases?20:26: We talk about the tragic death of Rayshard Brooks by police officers in Atlanta. Was lethal force necessary or does this prove more systematic issues in police departments are prevalent?32:45: Let’s talk Debbie’s new book - Remote Work Rockstar! 55:58: Our favorite game - our guest’s #1 song on their fourteenth birthday, this week’s Floridaman story, and shout-outs!
62 minutes | 6 months ago
58 Protests, Reform, and What’s Next with Special Guest WFLA's Evan Donovan
0:12: We talk about the lasting affect of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and the protests that followed to police reform and systematic change. 18:32: Do we still have hope that we are on the precipice of real change? 20:12: Political Anchor and Reporter for WFLA Evan Donovan joins the pod! We ask Evan’s perspective on the protests and if he believes true change is on the horizon. 27:02: How concerned are you that these protests will contribute to a second spike of COVID-19 cases amid a pandemic? 38:30: What has it been like to be a journalist covering a tumultuous year? 48:21: The number 1 song on our guest’s 14th birthday, this week’s Floridaman story, and shout-outs!
60 minutes | 6 months ago
57 Can America's tumult lead to a positive tipping point? With USF sociology professor Dr. Will Tyson
0:37: We talk about the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the acts that followed the next seven days across the nation.11:29: The audio recording cut out momentarily, so we continue with Karla and Ernest’s thoughts.20:58: We welcome special guest Dr. Will Tyson to the pod! Dr. Tyson is an associate professor in the department of sociology at the University of South Florida.*41:27: Our favorite game, the #1 song on Will’s 14th birthday, this week’s Floridaman story, and shout-outs!*- Dr. Tyson's research examines interpersonal and structural influences on STEM educational and career pathways out of high schools, community colleges, and four-year universities.
63 minutes | 6 months ago
56 Here’s An Opinion You Haven’t Heard About COVID-19. With Special Guests Drs. Yael and Paul Lieber
0:10: The hosts discuss current events. Broadway Musicals, future episode ideas, is Trump actually taking Hydroxycloriquine, and Michael Jackson v Prince!15:40: Are COVID-19 numbers being altered in Florida? 24:39: Drs. Yael and Paul Leiber join the pod! Chief Scientist, Data & Social Science Dr. Paul Leiber tells you what a chief scientist does during COVID-19 and why it's more important now than ever to understand what the data is saying.41:32: School Psychologist Dr. Yael Leiber talks health of our kids and adults during pandemics, long term impact of germ-a-phobia, and impact on schools.50:25: The #1 song on our guests’ 14th birthday, this week’s #Floridaman story, and shout-outs!
66 minutes | 7 months ago
55 Polititainment with Special Guests Bob and Carrie Henriquez
0:10: We welcome Tampa political power couple Bob and Carrie Henriquez to the pod! We talk about Florida’s soft reopen a week later.12:00: Carrie explains what the bicycle brigade does in Seminole Heights and her involvement. 15:50: The issues with Florida’s unemployment system has brought controversy between where the issues started. With both Rick Scott and Ron Desantis eyeing a 2024 Presidential run, who would make the better candidate? 25:48: What’s Nikki Fried’s next step in 2022? 32:29: Ernest asks Carrie to talk about her career as a comedian. 38:02: Chris tells his favorite Carrie story. 45:18: Coach Bob and Karla talk Tampa Catholic football and the age-old Tampa rivalry with Jesuit. 54:46: The #1 song on our guests 14th birthday, this week’s Floridaman story, and shout-outs!
76 minutes | 7 months ago
54 Joe Biden, COVID-19, and Make Bridges' Heath Fogelman
0:10: Joe Biden went on Morning Joe and denied the sexual assault allegations by Tara Reade, what are your thoughts? Do you think this changes the outcome of the general election?27:14: The hosts update the COVID-19 pandemic locally and nationally as states begin to open up.35:26: Heath Fogelman joins the pod! Heath tells us his story and explains to us his app Make Bridges, which cultivates conversation between people with differing opinions. Talk about on brand! Head on over to www.Makebridges.com for more info!59:18: Our guest’s #1 song on their 14th birthday, this week’s Floridaman story, and shout-outs!
18 minutes | 7 months ago
Bonus: Special Guest City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor
0:10: City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joins the pod! Becca asks how difficult it is to make decisions during the pandemic with ever-changing information.6:12: Hillsborough County was heralded by Governor Desantis as being a leader in the state on their handling of the pandemic. What are your thoughts on that? And keeping the city dancing!? 9:38: Has anything warmed your heart during these hard times?13:58: Let’s ask the big question; re-opening the city. 17:11: Our favorite game, the #1 song on the Mayor’s 14th birthday!
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