burt wolf

The Palm Beaches, Florida

In this program, Burt takes a look at how the Palm Beaches were developed, the Norton Museum of Art, a man who was able to change the law so you could get divorced if your spouse was insane, and the history of polo. He also shows us a great place to learn to snorkel, where you can get some excellent antique jewelry, a museum and park dedicated to Japanese culture and a lighthouse with a secret detection station that helped sink over 60 German submarines during the Second World War.

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Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part One

We discover the history of deep sea sport fishing and why the Palm Beaches of Florida became the world epicentre of the sport. We learn why people like Ernest Hemingway and the Lone Ranger were attracted to the sport. We visit with the slightly dysfunctional family that invented the sport fishing boat and see how those boats and the family have changed over the years.

  • 2020-10-21T00:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-21T07:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-21T12:00:00-07:00

Gone Fishing / Palm Beach / Part Two

Burt takes a look at the nautical phrases that have come into popular use like "cup of joe" and "feeling blue". We discover the importance of catch-and-release programs, and the women who have become stars of the deep-sea fishing sport. We meet a mechanic who flies his plane around the world to fix deep sea sports fishing boats and we witness Burt catching and releasing a 7- (or maybe 5-) foot shark.

  • 2020-10-28T00:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-28T07:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-28T12:00:00-07:00