Florida Freakshow

Florida Freakshow

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!... Show More

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October 20, 2020 28 min

 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 fi...

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 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...

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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 ha...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 na...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Pinellas County, a family fight ensues after a daughter attacks her 59-year-old father for farting too much. In Holmes County, a man shoots himself in the leg and creates a far-fetched story to cover his tracks. In Tavares, a gator hunter regrets his swamp encounter with a leaping gator and nearly loses his arm.  Finally, in ...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Leon County, a masked man brings his birthday suit to the Primary Election precinct. In DeBary, an election fight plays out with candidate lawn signs and feuding neighbors. In Broward County, three men were caught after a home burglary crime spree, thanks to their court-orderd ankle monitors. Finally, in Oldsmar, the vice may...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we share oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Miami, a student doing her laundry discovers a slithery surprise in a Burmese python in her dryer. In Palm Beach, teens with a gun try to flee police by scaling the wall at Mar-a-lago. In Tampa, a homeless man finds shelter for two weeks in a luxury suite at Al Lang Stadium, home of the Rowdies soccer team. Finally, in Orland...

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 Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on oddball headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Sebastian, one Florida freak gets creative trying to buy a drink at last call, and ends up in jail. In Lee County, a man survives the Florida wold with some battle scars from the beach, adding a shark bite on his leg to his past fight with a gator.  In Charlotte County, a flyer faux pas promotes a pajama party for six-...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Okaloosa County, a man uses fake cashier checks to buy a Porsche 911 Turbo. In Miami, a man uses his COVID business loan to buy a Lamborgini and more.  In Flagler County, a beachgoer uncovers a brick of cocaine washed up on the beach. In Port Charlotte, a man set his car on fire in a drive-thru using a scented candle. Finally, ...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Niagara Falls, one Florida freak makes a run for the Canadian border and makes a big mess. In Ocklawaha, a woman gets busted stealing some strange and sexy items from the pharmacy. In St. Lucie, a woman is found asleep at the wheel with a crack pipe in an uncomfortable spot. Finall...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Holmes Beach, we meet a man that loves his Harder Lemonade and calls on John Deere for a ride home.  In Tampa Bay, people are zapping their library books in the microwaves to fight coronavirus.  In the Orlando area, the Gator Crusader spent his quarantine teaching reptiles to read. ...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Lake Placid, we'll find one man's dream home. Too bad he won't ever be able to move in. Then we'll head to Miami where we find another attorney who loves to play dress-up.  Next, we head to Bradenton where an advertised coronavirus cure isn't the miracle you'...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Tampa, we'll find a new threat lurking in our ponds and streams. Then we'll get knee-deep in the Everglades where a man wants you to check out his python. No, that's not innuendo.  Next, we head to Orlando, where even coronavirus won't shut down Disney.   And finally, we plant our freak flag back in the Tampa ar...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Palm Beach, we'll check in on the cast of "Parks and Recreation."  Just kidding. But we'll find some residents who are doing Parks and Rec proud at a commission meeting. We'll stay in West Palm to discover the unique way one pizza joint failed its health inspection.  Next, we head to Vero Beach to meet a not...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Clearwater, the coronavirus stress gets to the best of some Goodwill shoppers.  We also pay a visit to Florida's state welcome centers for some free orange juice and PPE. Next, we stumble across the easiest game of "Clue" ever, thanks to a scary facial tattoo in Spring Hill. And finally, we plant our freak flag in E...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Jupiter, we find a wanna-be dad looking to score some Father's Day brownie points.  We also pay a visit to the best little whorehouse in Hernando County, and meet the politician who runs it. Speaking of politicians, we check in on some nonverbal communication issues during a Surfside commission meeting. We'll discover o...

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Join us for a humorous take on Florida news as we check in on headlines from around the Sunshine State.

In Miami, we find folks ready to freeze their faces during a pandemic.  We also pay a visit to Largo, where criminals are finding new uses for their leftover dinner. Next, we search for the not-so-elusive toxic Bufo Toad across the Sunshine State. And finally, we plant our freak flag in Tampa, where Carole Baskin was in the news n...

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