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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one of which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting. Peter’s co-host is a woman every bit as accomplished as he is: his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. But the political talk is just a jumping off point to a wide-range of subject matter, from the latest in pop culture to some very strong opinions on family life and parenting. Listen in to hear how one political couple balances it all.


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08/20/2019 | Episode 023 | 2:19:47

He Said, She Said: An important update from our family; Burying the hatchet with Adam Smith; Peak TV not over

An important update from our family; Burying the hatchet with Adam Smith; Peak TV not over

On this episode of He Said, She Said, Michelle and Peter get back into the swing of things with their first podcast of the new school year. They welcome former Political Editor of the Tampa Bay Times, Adam Smith. Since Adam's move to the private sector, these former enemies have buried the hatchet and sit down for a great conversation about local politics, Mayor Jane Castor's campaign, and much more. Michelle and Peter open up about a big change for Ella this school year.

Key Insights

  • As the school year gets rolling, Michelle and Peter get personal, opening up about a new diagnosis for Ella Joyce.
  • Peter explains the controversy surrounding the new Mulan remake as the movie's Chinese-born star Liu Yifei shared her support of Hong Kong police earlier this week.
  • Is it time to get over outrage culture? Or is there still plenty to be outraged about? Michelle and Peter weigh in.
  • PredictIt: Peter tells the story of buying Andrew Gillum stock in the 2018 gubernatorial primary and winning big.
  • Michelle and Peter welcome Adam Smith, former political editor of the Tampa Bay Times, to the podcast. Peter and Adam finally buried the hatchet when Adam left the Times and became senior vice president of Mercury's Tampa office.
  • They talk about Adam's first political campaign on the candidate side: Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. Adam shares the most surprising things campaigns don't know about the press.
  • Adam Smith's latest book recommendations: The Nickel Boys, Girl in the Window
  • Michelle, Peter, and Adam talk about the state of local, statewide and national journalism - and Adam's take on how newspapers can survive.
  • They rehash the Castor-Straz campaign and Adam reveals his role in the story of the Straz mausoleum.
  • Peter argues that Jeff Green changed the course of Florida politics by running negative ads against Gwen Graham, lining up Andrew Gillum to win the primary.
  • Adam shares some of his favorite stories of his career: real people; including community activists, and medal of honor recipients.
  • Peter and Michelle finish their interview with Adam with some rapid fire political questions, what's coming for Florida politicians and 2020 predictions.
  • Michell and Peter talk about what they're reading and watching this season; Peter argues that peak TV is not over yet.
  • Peter's hot take: Less is more when it comes to men's jewelry.
  • Michelle's hot take: Weight Watchers' new app targeted to children is more about making money than helping children.
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While Peter Schorsch holds many titles — blogger, consultant and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics, the most influential political website in the Sunshine State — the one of which he’s proudest is “husband and father.” That’s what makes his new podcast so exciting. Peter’s co-host is a woman every bit as accomplished as he is: his wife, Michelle Todd Schorsch. “He Said, She Said” has Peter and Michelle — previously a respected political consultant, now the CEO of the bustling Schorsch household — discussing the driving topics of the day, especially how politics really goes down in Florida. 


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