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Florida Man... need we say more? There's no shortage of weird news stories in Florida. The Florida Freakshow podcast chronicles all that is bizarre, odd, strange, outlandish, peculiar, kooky, quirky, weird, and downright freaky in Florida. Florida's headlines are filled with (unintentional) comedy. Veteran journalists Cory and Kirsten O'Donnell share their humorous takes on recent headlines from around our great state. This freak show is a celebration of the Sunshine State: From Jacksonville down the east coast to Daytona, West Palm Beach, and Miami; Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, and the panhandle; and Tampa-St. Pete, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples, and even Key West. Celebrate our Great State of Florida with us!

Florida Man... need we say more? There's no shortage of weird news stories in Florida. The Florida Freakshow podcast chronicles all that is bizarre, odd, strange, outlandish, peculiar, kooky, quirky, weird, and downright freaky in Florida. Florida's headlines are filled with (unintentional) comedy. Veteran journalists Cory and Kirsten O'Donnell share their humorous takes on recent headlines from around our great state. This freak show is a celebration of the Sunshine State: From Jacksonville down the east coast to Daytona, West Palm Beach, and Miami; Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, and the panhandle; and Tampa-St. Pete, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples, and even Key West. Celebrate our Great State of Florida with us!

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United States

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Florida Man... need we say more? There's no shortage of weird news stories in Florida. The Florida Freakshow podcast chronicles all that is bizarre, odd, strange, outlandish, peculiar, kooky, quirky, weird, and downright freaky in Florida. Florida's headlines are filled with (unintentional) comedy. Veteran journalists Cory and Kirsten O'Donnell share their humorous takes on recent headlines from around our great state. This freak show is a celebration of the Sunshine State: From Jacksonville down the east coast to Daytona, West Palm Beach, and Miami; Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, and the panhandle; and Tampa-St. Pete, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples, and even Key West. Celebrate our Great State of Florida with us!

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep. 41: Arrested on Instagram, Neighborhood War Tank, Hemingway Heroes, Fugitive Freak

1/20/2021
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Key Biscayne, the Bitch Beast gets arrested after posting about his committed crimes on social media. In Miami, a British antique tank delivery causes an uproar in an upper-class neighborhood. In Key West, Hemingway look-a-likes band together to heed a message: wear your mask. In Miami, a fugitive escapes from a hospital by dressing up as a janitor. Veteran journalists Cory...

Duration:00:26:54

Ep. 40: Airboat JoyRide, Fireworks Burn Down Home, Doctor Deception, Truck Arson to 'Help Deputies'

1/13/2021
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Brevard County, rednecks take their airboat for a joyride in the streets, wreaking havoc and lighting fireworks. in Clay County, fireworks kick off the New Year by burning down a home. In West Palm Beach, a 23-year-old 'doctor' is duping patients around town with his fake office and phony medical licenses. In Okaloosa County, deputies respond to a truck fire started by the...

Duration:00:23:57

Ep. 39: Commissioner Bar Fight, Golf Clubs Launched into Traffic, Python Cookies, Passed Out at Traffic Light

1/6/2021
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Sarasota, a new city commissioner goes smurfing up the wrong tree and gets into a bar fight on Christmas Eve. In Tampa, a man is caught chucking golf clubs at oncoming traffic and finds himself at the wrong end of a taser. In the Everglades, the Babe Didrickson of python hunting shares her inventive cooking methods for the invasive pythons in Florida. In Collier County, a Fort...

Duration:00:30:29

Ep. 38: 2020 Year in Review | Freaky Four Top Stories of the Year

12/30/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Miami, a recently defeated Florida gubernatorial candidate found himself in a sticky situation after a response to help an unresponsive guest. In Jupiter, we find a wanna-be dad looking to score some Father's Day brownie points. In Fort Pierce, a woman goes pantless, then topless, while stealing a sex toy from an adult store. In New Port Richey, a woman is caught pleasuring...

Duration:00:31:53

Ep. 37: 55 Gallons of Headache, Haircut Attack, Son of Shatner, Mailbox Pooping Bandit

12/23/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Clearwater, a couple does their best to keep neighbors safe - and gets stuck with a 55-gallon drum of fines and government hassle. In Jacksonville, a late-night knock at the door can only mean trouble. Back in Clearwater, a man who believes to be the son of actor William Shatner and does everything he can to prove it. Finally, a mailbox pooping bandit in Atlantic Beach makes...

Duration:00:29:40

Ep. 36: Dating Ad Stalkers, Fruit Stand Showdown, Saved by Banana Boat, Birthday Cake Prank Shooting

12/16/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Key West, a dating ad with the words 'Fresh Meth Tonight' brings a bevy of harassing phone calls and men to one woman's door. Also in the Keys, a Roadside Fruit Stand War gets ugly when a vendor threatens to shoot. 80 miles offshore in the Atlantic, a man is stranded at sea for hours before being saved by bananas. Finally, in Holly Hill, a sibling prank war ends up with a penis...

Duration:00:24:56

Ep. 35: Florida Snow Park Problems, Time Travel Tales, Parking Lot Wedding, Criminal Calls Lyft Driver

12/9/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Dade City, a new snow park in Florida doesn't make enough snow for customers. In Clearwater, A 'Back to the Future" superfan builds a DeLorean -- and hopes to go back in time to see his birth. In Jacksonville, after eight weeks in the hospital, a COVID scare causes a patient to marry his sweetheart on the spot - in the hospital parking lot. Finally, in Naples, a car break-in...

Duration:00:30:25

Ep. 34: Florida Man Saves Puppy from Gator, Dead Gator Stinks up Town, Utility Pole Strapped to Car Roof, Headless Figure Washes Onshore

12/2/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Estero, a man saves his dog from certain death when he runs into a lake and pulls his pup from the jaws of an alligator. In Cape Coral, neighbors discover a rotting gator carcass in the drain and it takes days to remove it from their lives. In Lakeland, a man swipes a fallen utility pole and takes it home on a joyride, strapped to his Toyota Camry roof. Finally, in Perdido Key,...

Duration:00:30:49

Ep. 33: Losing It Over Lettuce, Police Catch 'Dumpster Diddler', Pokemon Card Criminal, Handcuffed Houdini Escape in Palmetto

11/26/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Largo, a man has a drive-thru meltdown, losing his head over lettuce?! In New Port Richey, a woman is caught pleasuring herself (not once, but twice) outside a 7-Eleven and next to a dumpster at Popeye's. In Central Florida, police catch a firefighter changing out cheaper price tags on Pokemon Cards, so he can flip them for more money. Finally, in Palmetto, a man walks out of a...

Duration:00:22:44

Ep. 32: Grave Robbery; Christmas on Election Day, Inspiring IronMan, Missing Fiat Found

11/18/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Fruitland Park, police track down the bandits robbing items left by loved ones at a Florida gravesite. In Orlando, Christmas music comes early to the airwaves to fight the doldrums of the Election and 2020. In Panama City Beach, an inspiring story of an Ironman triathlete overcoming the odds (and some fire ants) to reach a historic milestone. In Bunnell, a missing car case gets...

Duration:00:30:35

Ep. 31: Gun Stashed at Disney, Leopard Attacks Man, Python under the Hood, Sparks Fly and Out of Control

11/11/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Disney World Orlando, a mom was charged with carrying a concealed gun and hiding it outside the gates ad Disney. In Davie, a man is mauled by a leopard when he enters the leopard's enclosure and tries to rub his belly. In Dania Beach, Floridians get a big scare when they find a 10-foot Burmese Python under the hood. Finally, in the Florida Keys, sparks fly when a woman drives...

Duration:00:30:22

Ep. 30: Garbage Man Arson, Breast Milk Maid, Lottery Pocket Millionaire, Alien 9-1-1 Caller

11/4/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Pompano Beach, a man wearing garbage bags set fire to several trash trucks after breaking into a Waste Pro plant. In Florida, a mom pumping 4 gallons of breast milk a day finds a new way to make money. In Tallahassee, a man with a winning ticket is surprised to find extra zeros in his prize money. Finally, in Indian River County, a man calls 9-1-1 to tell operators of his...

Duration:00:33:07

Ep. 29: Phantom Pooper, Mop Bucket Racer, Stripper Proposal, Catching Clueless Criminals

10/27/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Putnam County, a man pees and poops his way to immortality at a botched school break-in. In Clearwater, a man invents the perfect way to clean up the competition: a mop bucket go-cart. In Miami, a man puts a ring on his favorite dancer at the strip club, and it's kinda sweet. Finally, in Marion County, two clueless criminals leave too many clues and tools behind to get away...

Duration:00:21:11

Ep. 28: Census Shooting, CO-VID Ferrari, Snow Park in Florida, Teen Stuck in Storm Drain

10/21/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Flagler County, a Census worker is met in a Census shooting by a Florida Man and an AR-15 -- and decides to walk away. In Miami, hip hop artist Pretty Ricky are locked in an epic battle. In Pasco Country, developers are bringing a snow resort, even as we know Florida has no hills and no snow. Finally, a teen goes fishing for their phone in a storm drain. Drain wins. Veteran...

Duration:00:28:19

Ep. 27: Lottery Lost, Barber Shoots at Customers, Mayor Squashes 2020, Bible Thumper

10/14/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Hernando County, a Florida woman sent in her winning Florida Lottery ticket -- and the ticket got lost in the mail. In Boca Raton, a barber stressed out by COVID-19 argues with two customers and pulled a gun on them. In West Palm Beach, mayor Kevin James put the squash on 2020 -- by taking a mallet to some squash at a special event. Thanks Mr. Mayor! Finally, a Marion County...

Duration:00:21:59

Ep. 26: Mom's Ashes Lost, Pregnant Wife Fights Shark, Elephants Retire from Circus, Cops called on Loud Hockey Fans

10/7/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Florida, family ships a mother's remains are shipped to her daughter's old address, and the cremains get lost in the chaos. In the Florida Keys, a pregnant wife lunges into action and fights off a 10-foot shark attacking her husband. In North Florida, a conservation center is set to welcome some new retirees to its habitat: 35 Asian elephants from the circus. Finally, in Tampa,...

Duration:00:25:09

Ep. 25: 911 Call for Ride Home, Half-Naked Parents, Barges in Backyards, COVID Karaoke Crisis

9/30/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Winter Haven, a man reports a dead body to 9-1-1, just so he can get a ride home from police. In Boca Raton, a teacher writes a warning to the parents of elementary school kids: keep your clothes on when you're helping kids on their school Zoom calls. In the Panhandle, Hurricane Sally brought debris, destruction and even some massive iron barges into some Floridians' backyards....

Duration:00:26:00

Ep. 24: Driver vs. Sober Sign, Parking Lot Brawl, Rent-a-Cop Run-in, Legalize Saggy Pants

9/23/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In North Port, a driver is found after crashing into a Sober sign. In Davie, a parking lot brawl breaks out between a family in a Mercedes that stole a parking space from a woman. In Florida, a rent-a-cop gets in trouble after trying to pull over -- a real cop. Finally in Opa-Locka, a ban is lifted to legalize saggy pants, just in time for fall. Veteran journalists Cory and Kirsten...

Duration:00:26:32

Ep. 23: Toilet Trouble Tot, Sex Toy Bandit, Pizza Driver Duped, Gator Pool Floatie

9/16/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. In Florida, a tiny toddler scares his parents when he gets his head stuck in his potty seat. In Fort Pierce, a woman goes pantless, then topless, while stealing a sex toy from an adult store. In Miami, a Liberty City pizza driver gets his car stolen from under his nose and finds it later -- in pieces. Finally, in Polk County, a man finds a gator in his storage shed. Only one problem:...

Duration:00:24:51

Ep. 22: Nurse Shark Bite, DUI Talking in Tongues, Carole Baskin's Last Dance, Uber Knife Fight

9/9/2020
Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State. On Jensen Beach, one freak wins a $100 bet and gets a nurse shark latched on his arm to prove it. In Naples, a man tries to talk his way out of a DUI - in any language he can. On the small screen, ABC's Dancing with the Stars pounces on one of Tiger King's hottest stars, Carole Baskin, to dance her cool kittens off on national television. Finally, a drunk Uber ride in Clearwater turns...

Duration:00:24:21