SoFlo Weird Show is a podcast featuring weird Florida stories. Every one knows, Florida is famous for being infamous. From the days of Prohibition to just about anything that happened last week, we've got an endless supply of wild stories waiting to be tapped in to and shared with our equally quirky audience. We feature legend tripping, haunted sights, offbeat travels and true crimes so bizarre you'll think we made it up. Plain and simple... It's weird stories for weird people and you fit right in.


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Pioneer Life in Florida

Stories of history have a way of just getting repeated unless a person goes digging for a deeper truth. To get to the bottom of Miami's true history we speak with historian Cesar Becerra about the untold story of Miami's other Mother, Mary Brickell. Then we go on to feature a Cracker Cowboy who gives us a glimpse into what early life was like in Florida.
00:27:38 1/15/2021

Past Episodes

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Well-known pioneers like Henry Flagler and Carl Fisher get plenty of credit for their contributions to Florida's history, but there are those who are not given the same admiration for their accomplishments. In this episode, we shine a light William Calhoun "Bill" Baggs a very influential editor of the Miami News from 1957 to 1969. We speak with author Amy Paige Condon who's written the first ever biography on "The Life of Bill Baggs". From a World War II Bombardier to civil rights activist and a US Diplomat, Bill Baggs bore witness and reported on some of the twentieth century's most earth-shifting events.
00:27:22 12/23/2020
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It's not the Great Estates of Scotland or the stately homes of the British Monarchy, but it is Florida in all it's weird glory. Yes, the Sunshine State does indeed have castles and just as you may suspect they do not classify as your typical palace. Instead they range from a fortress, to a grand parking garage, a metal mansion and even a limestone lodging. The SoFlo team once again joins Zach Zacharias, Senior Curator of Education and History at the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences to get the story behind these magnificent structures.
00:24:26 12/11/2020
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Move over Hollywood California, the historical roots of filmmaking in America run deep in the Sunshine State. At the end of the 19th Century when the film industry was looking to expand from New York and Chicago, production companies headed south to Florida. We discuss this history which includes the creation of gory slasher flicks with Caroline Breder-Watts whose work spans radio, theater and film. Then we talk with Academy Award winning filmmaker Andrew Hevia whose humble beginnings in the biz started in the Magic City that is Miami.
00:37:59 11/13/2020
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The SoFlo Team looks to the skies to ask the question "are we not alone?" We love Florida for it's weirdness, but it seems aliens may be attracted to it as well. There's all kinds of unexplainable traffic hovering above the Sunshine State. Curiosity seekers who have witnessed this phenomena are happy to speak about it. We dive deep into first hand accounts of three very different UFO sightings. Maybe the question should be - if there is extraterrestrial life from other galaxies, why wouldn't they come to Florida? Everybody else does.
00:35:21 10/23/2020
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Join us on our expedition as we unearth some of the wonders of Prehistoric Florida. In this episode we meet with the Museum of Arts and Sciences senior curator of education and history, and SoFlo Weird contributor Zach Zacharias to celebrate the 45th year of the discovery of the Daytona Beach bone bed where we dig up the dirt on Florida's past.
00:24:14 10/1/2020
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A family that slays together stays together even in the afterlife. Ghostly Gunslingers isn't about those infamous mob families, it's about the original gangsters who got organized crime organized. Before Al Capone became Public Enemy #1, there was Ma Barker and the Ashley Gang. These brazen bandits did their dirty deeds of robbery, kidnapping and murder all within the bonds of brotherhood and they would both meet their end in a hail of gunfire.
00:36:53 9/16/2020
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Find out what lurks in the Florida's mysterious swamps, forests, rivers and lakes. We talk with Lyle Blackburn, musician, author, researcher, and multimedia producer who tells us about his fascination with cryptid creatures and notorious swamps. His latest book "Sinister Swamps: Monsters and Mysteries From the Mire" is an eerie exploration of America's bubbling backwaters. Then, our favorite Legend Tripper Rob Robinson talks about eyewitness accounts of Florida's Skunk Ape. He also gives advice on where to look for this 8ft hairy bipedal humanoid creature should you be up for an adventure of a lifetime.
00:36:11 8/24/2020
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"Positively Possessed" tells the haunting legend of Robert the Doll and the real-life misfortunes he causes from someone who has experienced them firsthand. We'll also feature the ill-fated curse surrounding Ethel Allen, a young woman who was murdered in 1934. Her case remains cold and she is said to haunt a restaurant in Rockledge, FL. While filming a movie loosely based on real events surrounding the crime, a series of unfortunate and disturbing incidents occurred.
00:41:47 7/13/2020
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Florida has long been a muse for artists of every medium. For writers, it sets the scene and provides an endless supply of story content. The SoFlo team caught up with renowned bestselling author Les Standiford who's written 24 books and Kristen Arnett who is new to the scene, but coming on strong with her breakout bestseller, "Mostly Dead Things". They both talk about their love of Florida and how it's influenced their craft.
00:35:05 6/3/2020
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The SoFlo Weird team heads to Miami's famed North Beach for the coolest immersive theater experience. Miami Motel Stories, produced by the Juggerknot Theatre Company, is a series of short plays performed inside historic remodel ready hotels and motels where every room becomes a different scene depicting the authentic stories of Florida's rich and diverse history. Follow along as we go inside for a unique behind the scenes tour of this shabby chic building that sets the stage for performers to push the boundaries of entertainment.
00:32:19 5/19/2020

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