Have you had a chance to listen to the History of Central Florida Podcast?
The cutting-edge podcast is produced in association with the Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences and Stories of Central Florida (RICHES™) at the University of Central Florida. Its most recent series relates the history of central Florida through artifacts found at local museums. Each episode features images of the artifacts, as well as documents, photographs, and interviews with experts.
The series is unique in that University of Central Florida graduate students produce, direct, edit, and produce the podcasts under the guidance of history professor Dr. Robert Cassanello.
Interested in taking a listen, but unsure where to begin? The podcasts progress in linear order through time, but if you feel like just jumping in, here are some top picks from the students who worked to create the series:
- “I can’t choose one favorite, but I do have a favorite set: The tourism podcasts, “Travel Dining,” “Salt and Pepper Shakers,” and “Disney Souvenirs. They go very well together, and the three of them pretty much go through all the main themes and periods of the historiography of tourism.” – Daniel Velasquez
- “My favorite podcast…is the Early Maps of Florida podcast because I enjoyed learning the details of the story and I think the printmaking process is really interesting.” – Kendra Hazen
- “My favorite podcast, which is selfishly one I wrote, would be the Mosquito Beater. It turned out soon cool, and I was surprised by how much I honestly enjoyed it.” – Ella Gibson
- “The St. Benedict Medal episode would probably be my favorite. It is amazing to consider how such a small object can tell us so much about the colonization of Florida.” – Bethany Dickens
After checking out the episodes, let us know your favorites! Leave a comment below on your reaction to the podcast. And make sure to leave a star review and comments on iTunes!