Political Junkie takes on the Florida Primary, for its first-ever live show : NPR Extra NPR's Talk of The Nation packed it's bags and hit the road for Orlando with "Political Junkie" to soak up all of the Florida Primary action in person. See photos from the event at 'This is NPR.'
NPR logo Political Junkie takes on the Florida Primary, for its first-ever live show

Political Junkie takes on the Florida Primary, for its first-ever live show

This week, NPR's Talk of The Nation packed it's bags and hit the road for Orlando with "Political Junkie" Ken Rudin to soak up all of the Florida Primary action in person.

In addition to a remote broadcast of Talk of the Nation, host Neal Conan and Ken also recorded the first-ever "Political Junkie Road Show" yesterday in front of a live audience at The Plaza 'Live' Theatre in Orlando, presented by WMFE and the Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida. The live version is an even bigger helping of quirky political history and insight into current affairs that listeners have come to expect during Neal and Ken's weekly on-air chats.

For an hour and a half, the duo entertained audiences with a mix of election analysis, humor and trivia. They quizzed the audience on Florida government history; hosted a panel of journalists that included the Tampa Bay Times' Lucy Morgan, Miami Herald's Sergio Bustos and WMFE's Mark Simpson; held a vote on history's best/worst debate flops; did a Scuttle Button puzzle; and interviewed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla).

Photos from the show are below, but we can't promise that they do justice to the witty banter and ad-libbed commentary that Ken and Neal add to America's true pastime.

"Political Junkie" hopes to hit the road for more live shows in 2012, so stay tuned, you might see them in your town soon.