It’s a hit: ‘Sunrise,’ the daily podcast about Florida Politics hosted by Rick Flagg

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A podcast about the people and policies behind The Process — and beyond.

There’s an old saying: If it’s worth mentioning, it’s worth repeating.

With Sunburn, you’re used to reading the stories behind Florida politics.

Now, you can listen to them.

I’m pleased to announce our new Monday through Friday podcast called Sunrise is, well, a hit. Of course, it’s about the people and policies behind The Process — and beyond.

This is more than just a recitation of the previous day’s top stories. As you’ve learned, we feature guests that include elected officials, consultants, and other behind-the-scenes players.

The podcast will also be powered by the plugged-in journalists of Florida Politics and others from across the state’s media landscape.

As if you needed a reminder, Sunrise is curated and hosted by none other than Tallahassee broadcast veteran Rick Flagg.

As Tallahassee Magazine once described him, the Florida A&M grad is the man “with an unmistakable voice and signature beard.”

For nearly four decades, the magazine reported Flagg “patrolled the halls at the State Capitol. His coverage of the politics, policies, people and personalities that Florida government work, or not work, is legendary.

“In the clammy corridors of the Capitol, Flagg is the wild and wooly exception to the rule. No other reporter works in flip-flops, cut-off shorts and flowery shirts or sports long, flowing hair and a beard down to his belly.”

Now, he’ll be coming to you for 15 to 20 minutes an episode, ready by 6 a.m., just like a pot of coffee.

Our first guests included consultant and pollster extraordinaire Steve Vancore, ace Capitol reporter (and Florida Politics alumna) Ana Ceballos, Senate President-designate Wilton Simpson and House Speaker-designate Chris Sprowls, to name a few.

So pour a cup, sit back and enjoy the news:

You will be able to listen to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and wherever else you listen to pods. Click here for the link to the main site and RSS feed in case you can’t find it.

Peter Schorsch

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including Florida Politics and Orlando Rising and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. Schorsch is also publisher of INFLUENCE Magazine. For several years, Peter's blog was ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Jesse Scheckner, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
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St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

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