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Pundits on the Porch

“Pundits on the Porch” is a podcast brought to you by The James Madison Institute, Florida’s oldest and largest free-market think tank. The hosts of “Pundits on the Porch” are JMI’s President and CEO, Dr. Bob McClure and Vice President of Policy, Sal Nuzzo. Episodes feature interviews with political and policy “pundits” about freedom, culture, and Florida’s future, as well as updates about James Madison Institute upcoming events and publications.

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Samantha Sexton

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Logan Padgett interviews Samantha Sexton. Samantha is the Director of Government Relations for the University of Florida. The post Samantha Sexton appeared first on James Madison Institute.

18mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Secretary Simone Marstiller

On the episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Vice President of Policy Sal Nuzzo interviews Secretary of Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice Simone Marstiller. The post Secretary Simone Marstiller appeared first on James Madison Institute.

21mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Representative Alex Andrade

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Logan Padgett interviews Representative Alex Andrade before his second session in the Florida House of Representatives begins. The post Representative Alex Andrade appeared first on James Madison Institute.

21mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Chelsea Murphy

As part of JMI's 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up series of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews Chelsea Murphy about criminal justice policy. Chelsea Murphy is the Florida State Director for Right on Crime. Sal and Chelsea discuss the criminal justice policy wins during Florida's 2019 Legislative Session and the policies that didn't quite [...] The post Chelsea Murphy appeared first on James Madison Institute.

20mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Commissioner Richard Corcoran

On the episode of Pundits on the Porch, Dr. Bob McClure sits down with Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. Commissioner Corcoran has been a practicing attorney in Florida for almost 20 years. He also served as the Speaker of the Florida House from 2016-2018. During his tenure in the state House, he [...] The post Commissioner Richard Corcoran appeared first on James Madison Institute.

27mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Representative Chip LaMarca

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Logan Padgett interviews Florida Representative Chip LaMarca. The post Representative Chip LaMarca appeared first on James Madison Institute.

18mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Anessa Allen Santos

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews Anessa Allen Santos at JMI's 2019 Tech and Innovation Summit about blockchain technology. Anessa is the founder and managing attorney at IntelliLaw. The post Anessa Allen Santos appeared first on James Madison Institute.

17mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Courtland Culver

The latest episode of Pundits on the Porch features 2018-2019 Florida State University Campus Representative Courtland Culver and JMI's Executive Vice President Becky Liner. Courtland and Becky discuss JMI's Campus Representative Program and the opportunity Courtland has had to promote liberty and civil discourse on FSU's campus. The James Madison Institute is looking for [...] The post Courtland Culver appeared first on James Madison Institute.

24mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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Dr. James Gwartney

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Board Chairman Jeff Swain interviews FSU Professor and author Dr. James Gwartney as they discuss capitalism vs socialism. The post Dr. James Gwartney appeared first on James Madison Institute.

35mins

3 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo discuss healthcare policy as part of the 2019 Legislative Session series of Pundits on the Porch. McClure and Nuzzo run through the healthcare bills that advanced and failed throughout the 60 day session. The post Dr. Bob McClure and Sal Nuzzo appeared first on James Madison Institute.

23mins

28 May 2019

Rank #10

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Secretary Mary Mayhew

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew. Secretary Mayhew is the the former Maine commissioner of Health and Human Services. Most recently, Mayhew served as the deputy administrator and director of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for the Centers for [...] The post Secretary Mary Mayhew appeared first on James Madison Institute.

23mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Clay Ingram

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Dr. Bob McClure interviews Clay Ingram, the CEO of Volunteer Florida. Clay is a graduate of Florida State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in general communication and was a member of the 1999 National Championship football team. He served in the Florida House of [...] The post Clay Ingram appeared first on James Madison Institute.

24mins

20 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Ed Moore

As part of a special series of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo sits down with Dr. Ed Moore to talk about how the 2019 Florida Legislative Session compares with other historical Florida legislative sessions. The post Ed Moore appeared first on James Madison Institute.

23mins

25 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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Tony Carvajal

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, Sal Nuzzo interviews Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation. Tony and Sal discuss the Chamber's 2030 project. By 2030, Florida will add five million more residents. Are our roads and bridges ready? Do we have enough clean water, enough energy capacity and [...] The post Tony Carvajal appeared first on James Madison Institute.

19mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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The Burnie Thompson Show Features JMI President Bob McClure

JMI's very own president, Dr. Bob McClure, joins The Burnie Thompson Show as they discuss Florida's COVID-19 economic recovery. Phase 1 has been implemented, so what's next? As Dr. Bob McClure and Burnie Thompson delve into a critical analysis of Florida's COVID-19 response, Dr. Bob McClure serves as an expert advocate for JMI's 5 principles [...] The post The Burnie Thompson Show Features JMI President Bob McClure appeared first on James Madison Institute.

17mins

19 May 2020

Rank #15

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Kimberely Strassel

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's President and CEO Dr. Bob McClure interviews Wall Street Journal's Kimberely Strassel while she was in town speaking at JMI's 2020 Annual Dinner. The post Kimberely Strassel appeared first on James Madison Institute.

22mins

12 May 2020

Rank #16

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Executive Director Ken Lawson

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Bill Mattox interviews the Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, Ken Lawson. The post Executive Director Ken Lawson appeared first on James Madison Institute.

21mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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Secretary Jonathan Satter

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Sal Nuzzo and Logan Padgett interview the Secretary of Florida's Department of Management Services, Jonathan Satter. The post Secretary Jonathan Satter appeared first on James Madison Institute.

14mins

26 Apr 2020

Rank #18

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Secretary Mark Inch

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Sal Nuzzo and Logan Padgett interview the secretary of Florida's Department of Corrections, Mark Inch. The post Secretary Mark Inch appeared first on James Madison Institute.

26mins

24 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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Representative Chip LaMarca

On this episode of Pundits on the Porch, JMI's Logan Padgett interviews Representative Chip LaMarca about the effects of COVID-19 on the cruise and tourism industry. The post Representative Chip LaMarca appeared first on James Madison Institute.

7mins

23 Apr 2020

Rank #20