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A Florida Thing Teaser!

A grandma/grandson duo talk about Florida news, history, books, & family. We also read Florida books then interview the authors.

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s1ep12: Season Finale w/ Roy Peter Clark!

Out on Monday, Oct. 19!

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s1ep11: Ryan Rivas!

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.

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s1ep10: 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.

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s1ep9: Author Chat w/ Sarah Gerard!

We chat with Sarah Gerard about her new novel, her favorite Florida spots, gardening, music, and a whole lot more!

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s1ep8: 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. 

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s1ep7: Susanna Daniel!

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.

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s1ep6: Tiffany Razzano & 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. 

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s1ep5: Friends!

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.

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s1ep4: 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 editors, so we also chat about the upcoming Times Festival of Reading.

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s1ep3: 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.

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s1ep2: 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”).

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s1ep1: Retirees! (w/ Bernadette)

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.

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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. 

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