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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…
 
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