State of Emergency

Florida politics is not a disaster — it just feels that way.

About the show

Jared Moskowitz, Florida’s one-time “master of disaster,” joins forces with Florida Politics publisher Peter Schorsch, one of the Sunshine State’s leading political commentators, to present a new weekly podcast “State of Emergency.” No subject will be off-limits — including the latest political news and the implications around the state — filtered through the lens of Moskowitz’s deep Florida roots and experience and Schorsch's unmatched access to the state's influencer class.

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Episodes

  • Tom Leek on how redistricting sausage is made

    February 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins
    disney wish, florida, florida man, florida politics, government, politics, redistricting, ron desantis, star wars: galactic starcruiser, state of emergency, tallahassee, tom leek

    It's two Republicans in a row as guests for State of the Emergency as Jared and Peter welcome the influential Rep. Tom Leek. The Ormand Beach lawmaker deep-dives on the redistricting process he's overseeing in the House, while also explaining why he doesn't mind staying out of the headlines. From there, Jared and Peter talk a lot about Democrats and Disney. Lots and lots of Disney.

  • House Speaker Chris Sprowls: Governing where it truly matters

    January 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    chris sprowls, florida, florida man, florida politics, government, home rule, jared moskowitz, politics, reading, ron desantis, state of emergency, tallahassee

    The first State of Emergency of 2022 honors the passing of co-host Jared Moskowitz's father, Michael. Jared and Peter also talk with Speaker Chris Sprowls, who is in the middle of his final Legislative Session. In this exclusive conversation, the Pinellas lawmaker offers his insights on a range of priorities and issues. P.S. Tom Leek, you're on the clock!

  • Justin Senior: Florida health care during omicron, holidays

    December 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    florida, florida man, florida politics, government, jared moskowitz, justin senior, omicron variant, peter schorsch, politics, ron desantis, safety net hospital alliance of florida, tallahassee

    Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch join Justin Senior, Chief Executive Officer for the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida. to talk about omicron and health care; Session priorities; and how it's nicer to live in Florida.

  • Joe Harding shoots straight and stays strong

    November 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    horses, jared moskowitz, joe harding, peter schorsch, social media, thanksgiving, world equestrian center

    Williston Republican Rep. Joe Harding joins Jared and Peter to discuss rising above partisanship to do what's right.

  • Janet Cruz on where Democrats go after Tuesday's elections

    November 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins
    democrats, florida, florida democrats, florida man, florida politics, government, janet cruz, jared moskowitz, new jersey, politics, ron desantis, tallahassee, virginia

    Tampa Democratic Sen. Janet Cruz joins Jared and Peter to talks about the challenges of being a Florida Democrat.

  • Tina Polsky talks cancer, kindness and Joseph Ladapo

    October 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    charlie crist, florida, florida man, florida politics, government, jared moskowitz, joespgh ladapo, marijuana, nikki fried, peter schorsch, politics, ron desantis, surgeon general, tallahassee, tina polsky, vaccines, wilton simpson

    Sen. Tina Polsky talks about her Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis, her well-publicized mask dustup with Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, the anger and lack of respect in today's politics and more.

  • Jay Trumbull: Managing Florida’s blockbuster budget

    October 14th, 2021  |  56 mins 40 secs
    charlie crist, florida budget, hurricane michael, jared moskowitz, jay trumbull, marco rubio, nikki fried, panhandle, peter schorsch, ron desantis, val demings

    Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch talk with Rep. Jay Trumbull, the House Appropriations Chair for the 2022 Legislative Session, about the largest state budget in history, rebuilding the Panhandle after Hurricane Michael, working across the aisle and more.

  • Matt Dixon makes podcast magic

    October 1st, 2021  |  56 mins 30 secs
    abortion, democrats, disney, florida, florida man, florida politics, government, ladapo, lukis, matt dixon, politics, republicans, ron desantis, sabatini, sprowls, state of emergency, taddeo, tallahassee

    Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch welcome POLITICO senior political reporter Matt Dixon talking Disney, Democrats, Twitter rants, and everything in-between.

  • Randy Fine prepares for battle: Mask mandates and personal freedoms

    September 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 secs
    broadway, covid-19, florida politics, hamilton, jared moskowitz, jewish new year, mask mandates, masks in schools, personal freedom, peter schorsch, randy fine, vaccinations

    On the latest “State of Emergency," Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch welcome Rep. Randy Fine, who is one to never shy away from a good debate, for a discussion of an "alternate take" on the mask mandate battle.

  • Nate Monroe talks NE Florida

    September 3rd, 2021  |  51 mins 26 secs
    charlie crist, hurricane ida, jacksonville, jared moskowitz, monoclonal antibodies, nate monroe, nikki fried, peter schorsch, regeneron, ron desantis

    Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch welcome Nate Monroe of the Florida Times-Union to talk politics and issues in Jacksonville, Northeast Florida and beyond.

  • Jimmy Patronis talks about Surfside and Florida heroes

    August 19th, 2021  |  59 mins 36 secs
    champlain towers south, fire marshal, first responders, jared moskowitz, jimmy patronis, monoclonal antibodies, peter schorsch, regeneron, ron desantis, surfside

    Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch welcome CFO Jimmy Patronis to talk about the impact and devastation of the Surfside condo collapse.

  • State of Emergency returns: Life gets in the way

    August 13th, 2021  |  59 mins 59 secs
    covid-19, florida, florida politics, jared moskowitz, miami-dade county, nikki fried, peter schorsch, ron desantis, state of emergency, surfside

    After a brief hiatus, Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch return to discuss the pressing issues facing Florida, including the Surfside building collapse, COVID-19, and the Governor's race.

  • Jeff Brandes talks tech, insuance and our automated future

    June 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    ashley moody, bitcoin, division of emergency management, electric cars, emergency mamagement, florida, florida politics, jared moskowitz, jeff brandes, peter schorsch, politics

    Peter Schorsch and Jared Moskowitz welcome Sen. Jeff Brandes for a deep dive into COVID-19 & cruises, PIP & Florida auto insurance, tech & Bitcoin, and our automatic future.

  • Governing, guns and getting things done

    June 11th, 2021  |  51 mins 25 secs
    acosta bridge, covid-19, florida, florida politics, gun violence, jared moskowitz, lauren book, marco rubio, parkland, peter schorsch, pride, pride month, pulse, state of emergency, val demings

    Peter Schorsch and Jared Moskowitz drink from the Florida politics firehose with guest Sen. Lauren Book.

  • This is State of Emergency

    June 4th, 2021  |  44 mins 23 secs
    division of emergency management, florida, florida politics, jared moskowitz, nikki fried, peter schorsch, politics, state of emergency

    Jared Moskowitz and Peter Schorsch guide you through Florida politics, issues, campaigns and more.