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Today’s episode is a discussion about a project and a podcast called Louisiana Anthology. I’m joined by one of the two men behind it, Bruce Magee. We discuss the anthology and what's in it, as well as their podcast. If you are interested in going deeper into Louisiana history and written artifacts from letters to books to cooking recipes, you'll en…
 
Today’s episode is all about now in New Orleans. As we head into summer, this is sort of a state of New Orleans, A combination of things I‘d do if I was visiting, and/or things to know. This show is based on questions I've been getting most often and is designed to help you decide whether or not this time of year is right for your next visit to New…
 
Today’s episode is all about the people who live and have lived along the sliver of land between the levee and the Mississippi River called the batture. To help me explore this culture I’ve enlisted the help of Macon Fry, author of the book They Called Us River Rats, and himself an inhabitant of the batture.…
 
Questions and Answers from Listeners like you. 02:07 - what was your favorite Carnival memory/moment this year 03:05 - Jazz Camp attendee asks what his wife should do while he’s Jazzing 05:28 - Talk about Midcity area 09:42 - When is the BBS Book Release? Who are you most excited to see at Jazz Fest? When will you have James Cullen back on? 13:20 -…
 
Have you ever heard of Réveillon? These were traditional meals prepared and served after Midnight Mass in the early morning hours of Christmas. This tradition was carried on in New Orleans until the 1940s when it basically died. In the late 1990s, it was revived by French Quarter restaurants. Today, it is among the most favored holiday traditions i…
 
Today’s episode is a question and answer show where we answer questions from listeners like you. 1. Why are city services so bad? (3:43) 2. How have marching bands been affected? (7:37) 3. Why don’t more people walk in New Orleans? (11:36) 4. Favorite place for live music? (15:07) 5. Thoughts on retiring in NOLA (16:57) 6. Early morning New Orleans…
 
Hurricane Ida Today’s episode is Hurricane Ida. More specifically what went into our decision to stay or go, and what things have been like afterwards. Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, whose new book Economy Hall has been called “lyrical and mysterious and always captivating” by the New York Times. Author Fatima Shaik follows…
 
The Real Impact of Festival Cancellations Today’s episode is all about what really happens when festivals like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest get cancelled. Sure we all get disappointed with the loss of the experience, but for many there are real financial consequences. Today we are going to explore that aspect. Sponsors The Historic New Orleans…
 
20 Questions About New Orleans Today’s episode is a Q&A show where I answer questions from listeners like you! As always, today’s questions cover a wide range of topics. Sponsors The Historic New Orleans Collection Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, whose new book Economy Hall has been called “lyrical and mysterious and always …
 
Is Bourbon Named after the Most Famous Street in New Orleans? Today’s episode is all about bourbon, whiskey, and its ties to New Orleans. We’ll cover history as well as places to imbibe in the Crescent City! Sponsors The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museu…
 
Today’s episode is a Q&A show where I answer 17 questions from listeners like you! As always, today’s questions cover a wide range of topics like, "Which end of Canal St is the foot?" "As things return towards normal, has there been one “aha” moment or experience this year where you felt that New Orleans joy?”…
 
Talking New Orleans Food with Ian McNulty Hey y’all. This is Mark. Welcome to episode #136! Today’s episode is all about drinking and dining in New Orleans in 2021. I'm joined by food writer and journalist Ian McNulty to discuss the New Orleans food scene as we start to come out of COVID. Before we jump in, let me talk about the people that make th…
 
Today’s episode is a replay of our most popular episodes. We’ll cover the things every first time visitor to New Orleans should do. Even experienced visitors might find some ideas. While this is a replay of an older show it is still relevant given how many new listeners we have and how many people are planning trips as we start to see life after CO…
 
Today’s episode is all about Diamond Jim Moran, one of the most colorful New Orleans characters in the early to mid 20th century. The last show was an interview of me by Mr. James Cullen. I’d resisted doing that for a long time, but I finally gave in. It was fun for me and I think it turned out pretty well. If you missed it go back and give it a li…
 
Today's episode is about the 2nd Battle of New Orleans. The fight to develop an interstate system in New Orleans, including an expressway along the Riverfront and an overpass that destroyed the community of the Tremé. Join me as we discussed these projects, the proponents and opposition, and the impact of these decisions.…
 
In this episode, I talk with Ed Branley, author, historian, podcaster and contributor at GoNOLA.com. Together, we dive into the Battle of New Orleans. Imagine this: You are standing in Jackson Square. You look up at Andrew Jackson atop his horse and wonder why he's there. Sure, you know about the battle of New Orleans, but what was New Orleans like…
 
Today’s episode is devoted to books about New Orleans. If you’re caught up on Netflix and want to spend some time reading instead, this one’s for you. I recorded this in December 2020. Even if you are listening years from now, this will help you get to know the city better whether you are planning a trip or just wanting to stay connected with New O…
 
Today's episode is about the Mississippi River batture. Don't know what that is or where it is? Stay tuned and find out! I am joined by Professor Oliver Houck - an author, professor, and lawyer who has spent much of his life on environmental issues in Louisiana. He also wrote a book specifically about the batture called Down on the Batture.…
 
In today's episode I answer 18 questions (mostly) about New Orleans. These questions were submitted by listeners like you. We cover everything from how hurricanes impact home prices to the Mother-in-Law lounge, and more. Timestamps 04:32 - With Louisiana having had a record 5 hurricanes hit this year it it still a safe place to move to and live? Or…
 
Today's episode is the story of a former NFL player from New Orleans, his struggle with addiction, and the unlikely friendship that helped him survive. Jackie Wallace was a star at St. Augustine high school and at the University of Arizona. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and in his seven year career was involved in three Super Bowls. Ted J…
 
Today's episode is a solo show. It's the 2nd of two parts where I''ll use the ABCs as a roadmap for enjoying New Orleans. I'm recording this in October 2020, still in the midst of COVID. Lots of you ask in the Facebook group about things to do in New Orleans right now, and how to experience the city from afar. The obvious answer to the latter is th…
 
Today's episode is a solo show. It's the first of two parts where I''ll use the ABCs as a roadmap for enjoying New Orleans. You'll hear interesting stories, history and facts about New Orleans through the lens of the alphabet. I thought this would be a fun challenge for me and a different way of generating ideas about things to do and New Orleans h…
 
About This Episode Today's episode is all about craft beer in New Orleans. It's been several years since we specifically focused on the craft beer scene, and much has changed. We'll discuss the current breweries and trends, and talk about how to enjoy them even during a global pandemic. The last episode was a Q&A show where we answered questions fr…
 
Today's episode is a Q&A show where we answer questions from listeners like you. If you would like to submit a question for a future Q&A show, you have two options. One, you can join our totally free Facebook group, the Beyond Bourbon Street Krewe. The other option is to become a Patron of the show by contributing a few dollars a month to support u…
 
In today's episode we'll learn about the 64 parishes that comprise the state of Louisiana. We'll learn why we have parishes and not counties. You'll hear interesting stories, history and facts about Louisiana through the lens of our parishes and geography. And, I'll provide you with a tool to explore New Orleans and all of Louisiana from wherever y…
 
About This Episode Today’s episode is all about what to do in New Orleans now in the middle of this pandemic. Whether you are here in the city or many miles away, we have something for you. Resources Jazz Houses App Check out this website as a way of funding the houses in New Orleans where Jazz legends once lived. WWOZ Radio and WWOZ Online Wire Of…
 
Today’s episode is the 3rd of three in a row about New Orleans music. The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) recently did an online tournament where they matched New Orleans music against each other in an NCAA March Madness style bracket they called Music Madness. People were invited to vote and they published the results online, while also li…
 
Today’s episode is the second of three in a row about New Orleans music. The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) recently did an online tournament where they matched New Orleans music against each other in an NCAA March Madness style bracket they called Music Madness. People were invited to vote and they published the results online, while also…
 
Today’s episode is the first of three in a row about New Orleans music. The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) recently did an online tournament where they matched New Orleans music against each other in an NCAA March Madness style bracket they called Music Madness. People were invited to vote and they published the results online, while also …
 
About This Episode Today’s episode is about Sicilian Italians and their contributions to food culture in New Orleans. I’m joined by author and professor Justin Nystrom who wrote a book called Creole Italian; Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture. Nystrom’s book was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2019 and helps shine …
 
About This Episode Today’s episode is devoted to books about New Orleans. If you’re caught up on Netflix and want to spend some time reading instead, this one’s for you. I recorded this in April 2020. Even if you are listening years from now, this will help you get to know the city better whether you are planning a trip or just wanting to stay conn…
 
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