Podcasts and Summaries
The Economic Club of Florida podcast provides an extended platform for discussion to educate, engage, and empower citizens on important economic, political, and social issues. Major topics include the economy, business, investment, politics, public policy, government, education, entrepreneurship, healthcare, defense, space, and sports. New podcast episodes are published monthly.
The opinions expressed on The Economic Club of Florida podcast are those of its guest speakers and members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Economic Club of Florida.
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“Return of Safe Vacation Cruising” | Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo | August 10, 2021
“Right now, a cruise ship is safer than Main Street. If you look at the entire population of a Celebrity ship right now, 99% of
“COVID Update – What Do We Know and How Best Can I Stay COVID-Free?” | Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Chief Integration Officer Dr. Dean Watson, M.D. | July 22, 2021
“I’m not a conspiracy theorist at all, but this thing mutates like a bioweapon. I mean, it is amazing.” Dr. Dean Watson, M.D., Vice President
“Partnerships Leading to a Healthier World” | CDC Foundation President and CEO, Dr. Judy Monroe, M.D. | June 3, 2021
“We are not at a current state with our data systems where all the data is coming in as accurately or as timely as it
“Navigating the Future for Seaports Post-Pandemic” | PortMiami Director Juan Kuryla | May 20, 2021
“We want to do this in a safe manner. Nobody is saying let’s start cruising and make it unsafe, no.” Juan Kuryla, Port Director and
“The State of Health Care: What is Changing?” | Ballad Health Chairman, President, and CEO Alan Levine | May 12, 2021
“Patients are getting stuck in the middle and the employers and taxpayers are paying for it.” Alan Levine, Chairman, President, and CEO of Ballad Health,
“Recovering from the COVID-19 Shock: the Economic and Policy Outlook” | Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew | April 27, 2021
“At what point do you go back to caring about adding to the deficit? The answer is when the economy is back on its feet.”
“Can the Olympics Vanquish its Cheating, Corruption, and Boycotts?” | World Anti-Doping Agency former President Sir Craig Reedie | April 21, 2021
“It was a tragedy for sport.” Former President of the World Anti-Doping Agency Sir Craig Reedie discusses the upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympics, and past challenges
“Emerging Business Leadership in Florida” | HCI Group CEO Ricky Caplin | March 29, 2021
“We’re not overly strategic, everything is very political. We need to locate our tech schools in big cities where businesses are, not in the middle
“The Transformation of Florida’s Economy” | Former Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp | February 23, 2021
“Bringing SpaceX was the beginning of something really exciting here in Florida and now we see Blue Origin and a whole host of other companies.
“The 10 Surprises of 2021” | Blackstone’s Byron Wien | January 19, 2021
“The thing that worries me is that valuations are extreme. Investors are approaching the market as if they can’t get hurt.” Byron Wien, Vice Chairman