Florida Politics

Hunkering Down With Peter Schorsch

Almost overnight, the coronavirus has changed everything. Grocery stores are open; schools, bars and restaurants are closed. At $37, round-trip airfare from Tampa to Las Vegas is cheaper than alcohol-based hand sanitizer ($51, available on Amazon in 10 days).
The public demands information, then short circuits like the New York Stock Exchange when too much of it is bad. Shoppers are emptying shelves of disinfectants, which at least makes some degree of sense, and toilet paper, which makes none.
We’re leery of doors, gas pumps and elevator buttons but haven’t gotten around to thinking about the other 200 surfaces we touched before touching our face. “Social distancing” has crimped courtesies but reinvigorated the idea of personal space. We fill in the gaps with Netflix and Uber Eats — and, just in time, a new podcast.
Peter Schorsch, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, as well as an avid podcast host and guest, is launching a pop-up pod, Hunkering Down, to learn and share how folks in the Sunshine State are adjusting to the new normal.
In quick-hit interviews, Schorsch talks to some of the smartest people in the political process about their hopes and fears, do’s and don’ts during this extraordinary moment. Check it out! You’ve got time. Looks like we’re gonna be here for a while.

Almost overnight, the coronavirus has changed everything. Grocery stores are open; schools, bars and restaurants are closed. At $37, round-trip airfare from Tampa to Las Vegas is cheaper than alcohol-based hand sanitizer ($51, available on Amazon in 10 days). The public demands information, then short circuits like the New York Stock Exchange when too much of it is bad. Shoppers are emptying shelves of disinfectants, which at least makes some degree of sense, and toilet paper, which makes none. We’re leery of doors, gas pumps and elevator buttons but haven’t gotten around to thinking about the other 200 surfaces we touched before touching our face. “Social distancing” has crimped courtesies but reinvigorated the idea of personal space. We fill in the gaps with Netflix and Uber Eats — and, just in time, a new podcast. Peter Schorsch, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, as well as an avid podcast host and guest, is launching a pop-up pod, Hunkering Down, to learn and share how folks in the Sunshine State are adjusting to the new normal. In quick-hit interviews, Schorsch talks to some of the smartest people in the political process about their hopes and fears, do’s and don’ts during this extraordinary moment. Check it out! You’ve got time. Looks like we’re gonna be here for a while.

Episodes: 69

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Ron Pierce

Duration: 24 min

Matt Dixon

Duration: 34 min

Jeff Johnston

Duration: 34 min

Jennifer Green

Duration: 50 min

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Duration: 1 hr 4 min

Jason Pizzo

Duration: 27 min

Kelly Mallette

Duration: 40 min

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