Episode 54: The Swamp Peddlers (Florida's land giant communities)
This week's episode begins with Craig's investigation of the MURDER of a Florida river.
Our guest for this episode is Punta Gorda native Jason Vuic, author of the recently released book, "Swamp Peddlers: How Lot Sellers, Land Scammers, and Retirees Built Modern Florida and Transformed the American Dream." Jason tells a Florida origin story of sorts about how land speculation, unethical developers and lack of regulation wrought upon the state the numerous environmental disasters we're currently facing.
Why is Florida so screwed up? This book has A LOT of the answers. Find it at your local bookstore or anywhere online.