The Shellcast Podcast

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Welcome to Shellcast, the podcast designed to bring The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel right to you. Listen in, relax, soak up some virtual sun and hear what makes Southwest Florida so special. Enjoy the featured episodes below or subscribe to Shellcast wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. Did we mention it’s free? 


Shellcast Episode 1: Sanibel Beach Time

Take a walk along a Sanibel Island beach with someone who really knows shells – Dorrie Hipschman, executive director, The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel.


Shellcast Extras: The Shell Museum’s furriest intern and Sanibel memories


Shellcast Episode 2: Cape Coral’s Burrowing Owl Festival

Did you know? Burrowing Owls can be seen during the day. Hear how Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife celebrates the only owl that lives underground.



Shellcast Episode 3: On the water with Capt. Brian Holaway

Come aboard for a boat ride in the Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico with one of Southwest Florida’s favorite outdoor guides.

Shellcast Extras: Tour Cayo Costa State Park and Cayo Costa’s Pioneer Cemetery


Shellcast Episode 4: What would Thomas Edison think about podcasts?

Enjoy a visit to Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida, with Mike Cosden, executive vice president of the 20-acre estate located along the scenic Caloosahatchee River. Cosden tells us how Thomas Edison’s passion for this Southwest Florida city made it a destination for snowbirds and visitors worldwide, and considers what the inventor might have thought about podcasts. Take in the historic homes of Edison and Ford, the beautiful gardens and grounds, the inventor’s laboratory, and many other interesting features.

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