Why So Many Strange Stories Out of Florida?

Friday, August 31, 2012


The Republican National Convention was a scripted, curated affair. Yet so many news stories from Florida are genuinely odd. Brooke speaks with Florida crime reporter Will Greenlee and novelist Karen Russell (a Floridian herself) about some of the weirdest stories and why Florida is such fertile ground for strangeness.

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Will Greenlee and Karen Russell

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [7]

This segment was like Brook having her friend in her living room talking absolute nonsense. Unbelievable.

Sep. 02 2012 05:38 PM
Ted from KCMO

Zounds! No mention of Carl Hiassen?

Sep. 02 2012 05:11 PM
Skeptik2 from Naperville, IL

Brooke, for someone who lived in California for a year, to say on the air that California has consistent weather would suggest you spent all your time there in some sort of a bubble. This is a state as long as from NYC to Savannah with as wild swings of weather as any place in the nation if not more so. Especially around Palo Alto, or Eureka or Sacramento. Even Florida is a poor example of a state with consistent weather. Ever been in Jacksonville in the Winter?

Sep. 01 2012 05:45 PM

The audio is fixed! Sorry about the technical issue.

Alex Goldman
Producer, On the Media

Sep. 01 2012 11:02 AM
will g.

looks to be the right clip now

Sep. 01 2012 10:38 AM
Mary from Florida

Doesn't seem to be the right story..check please.

Sep. 01 2012 09:39 AM
Rebecca from nyc

This podcast is about Hurricane Isaac, please upload the Florida story! :)

Sep. 01 2012 07:44 AM

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