Louisiana Anthology Podcast-logo

Louisiana Anthology Podcast

Arts & Culture Podcasts

The Louisiana Anthology Podcast is an part of the larger project of the Louisiana Anthology. We release new episodes every Saturday, and the podcasts last for around an hour. The purpose of the Louisiana Anthology Podcast is to discuss the literature and culture of Louisiana. We broadcast interviews with various authors, artists, and scholars about their contributions to Louisiana.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Louisiana Anthology Podcast is an part of the larger project of the Louisiana Anthology. We release new episodes every Saturday, and the podcasts last for around an hour. The purpose of the Louisiana Anthology Podcast is to discuss the literature and culture of Louisiana. We broadcast interviews with various authors, artists, and scholars about their contributions to Louisiana.

Language:

English

Contact:

3188052326


Episodes
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

578. Chris Dier, Part 1.

6/14/2024
578. This week we welcome Chris Dier for part 1 of our interview interview. Chris was recognized as the Teacher of the Year in 2020. He also makes his history lessons public through his Tiktok videos. "Chris Dier is an American educator and author. He taught in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana for a decade before transitioning to Benjamin Franklin High School (New Orleans). Dier was named the 2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year and a 2020 National Teacher of the Year Finalist. Dier authored The 1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre: Blood in the Cane Fields" (Wiki). Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy Web site

Duration:01:00:59

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

577. Brooke Champagne. "NOLA Face"

6/8/2024
577. We talk to Brooke Champagne about her book, Nola Face: A Latina’s Life in the Big Easy. "A memoir-in-essays of a New Orleanian author’s search for identity in an upbringing complicated by competing languages, ethnicities, classes, and educations . . . . The hilarious, heartbreaking essays in this collection trace the evolutions of this girlhood . . . against the backdrop of a boozy New Orleans upbringing. In these essays, Champagne and members of her family love poorly and hate well, whip and get whipped, pray and curse in two languages, steal from The Man and give to themselves, kiss where it hurts, poke where it hurts worse, and keep and spill each other’s secrets—first face-to-face, then on the page." U. GA. Pr. Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy Juneteenth Music Festival Get directions Website

Duration:01:41:24

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

576. Givonna Joseph

6/1/2024
576. This week we welcome Givonna Joseph to the podcast to discuss 19-Century classical music among New Orleans' gens de couleur libres (Free People of Color). "Ms. Joseph is committed to the culture of New Orleans, the city of her birth. This is most evident in her research on 19th-century classical music of New Orleans's Free People of Color. As Founder and Artistic Director of the award-winning OperaCréole, Ms. Joseph’s research has recently been featured on NBC Nightly News, NPR, and in magazines such as 64 Parishes and Atlas Obscura. She was previously honored as a "Standard Bearer " of Louisiana culture on Le Grand Tour, a documentary for French TV, and locally on Music Inside Out. She was featured in cover articles in BreakThru Media Magazine and NOLA Boomers magazine." Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy here Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:23:26

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

575. Our Anniversary Episode with Lamar White, Jr.

5/24/2024
575.We're celebrating the 12th Anniversary of the Louisiana Anthology. We welcome Lamar White, Jr. back to update our projects. The Louisiana Anthology now has 9,900,000 words by 245 authors. Our biggest accomplishment this year is the publication of our first book, Liberty in Louisiana by James Workman. Our edition is its first publication in 220 years since it was last printed in 1804. It's the oldest play written about Louisiana, a comedy celebrating the Louisiana Purchase. Lamar catches us up with his year. He has recently moved to South Carolina and plans to live there for the next year. Welcome back, Lamar! Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:51:05

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

574. Lynette Mejia. Library Defender. — Corrected.

5/19/2024
574. We talk to Lynette Mejia about her defense of the Lafayette Library system. Louisiana born and raised, Lynette has become one of the faces of the anti-censorship movement in Lafayette, co-founding Lafayette Citizens Against Censorship and Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship. "The board," Mejia said, "has a very specific far-right Christian nationalist worldview and seems bent on imposing it on the library and changing its programming and collections to fit that world view." Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy Mudbug Madness (318) 226-5641 Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:00:50:58

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

574. Lynette Mejia, Library Defender

5/18/2024
574. We talk to Lynette Mejia about her defense of the Lafayette Library system. Louisiana born and raised, Lynette has become one of the faces of the anti-censorship movement in Lafayette, co-founding Lafayette Citizens Against Censorship and Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship. "The board," Mejia said, "has a very specific far-right Christian nationalist worldview and seems bent on imposing it on the library and changing its programming and collections to fit that world view." Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy Mudbug Madness (318) 226-5641 Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:17:36

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

573. Robert Caldwell on the Choctaw tribe.

5/11/2024
573. Today, Robert Caldwell returns to discuss the history of the Choctaw Tribe. He has written a recent article on the subject: “Choctaw Frontier: Incursions and settlement in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas, 1760-1836,” North Louisiana History Fall 2020. Robert is a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University and Native American and Indigenous Studies at Hampshire College. Robert is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw-Apache Community of Ebarb Louisiana. His first book, Choctaw-Apache Foodways received an award from the Louisiana Folklife Commission, and he was named culture bearer. He is co-founder of the HoMinti Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching his tribe’s traditional culture. He enjoys playing Kabutcha Toli (southeastern stickball) and is honored to be a guest in Haudenosaunee lands. Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Music by Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:20:25

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

572. Comic Gloria McConnell

5/4/2024
572. We welcome comedian and oroducer Gloria McConnell to the podcast. Gloria has been in business since 2019 performing standup comedy and producing Mid City Live! comedy variety show across southeast Louisiana. She has opened for national touring comedians, Sean Patton, Caitlin Peluffo, and Susan Saiger." (Black Dress Productions). Liberty in Louisiana: A ComedyHuey Long States-Item Greek Fest New Orleans Hours Location: Map/Directions Admission Price: More Info: Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:24:54

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

571. Hans Rasmussen

4/28/2024
571. This week we talk to Hans Rasmussen about the book he edited, A Girl’s Life in New Orleans: The Diary of Ella Grunewald, 1884–1886. “A Girl’s Life in New Orleans presents the diary of Ella Grunewald, an upper-middle-class teenager in New Orleans at the end of the nineteenth century. Grunewald, the daughter of one of the Crescent City’s leading music dealers, used her journal to record the major events of her day-to-day life, documenting family, friendships, schooling, musical education, and social activities. Her entries frequently describe illness, death, and other tragedies. Though attentive to the city’s classical music scene, Grunewald also recounts theater shows, Carnival balls and parades, Catholic religious observances, and the World’s Fair that the city hosted in 1884.” Hans Rasmussen is head of Special Collections Technical Services at LSU Libraries in Baton Rouge. Liberty in Louisiana: A Comedy City of New Orleans Website Liberty in Louisiana Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:27:17

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

570. Jackson Skillingstad

4/19/2024
570. This week we talk to musician Jackson Skillingstad. Hailing from the heart of Ruston, Louisiana, Jackson Skillingstad is a genre-defying singer/songwriter whose music blends the soulful essence of deep South roots with a fusion of rock, country, and hip hop vibes. It's a musical gumbo that mirrors the eclectic sounds of Louisiana, creating a unique experience that feels like a mosh pit of emotions. Influenced by legends like Elvis Presley, modern hip-hop icon Kevin Gates, and contemporary sensation Post Malone, Jackson Skillingstad brings a fresh perspective to the music scene. With a voice that resonates deep within the soul and lyrics that tell tales of life's twists and turns, Jackson Skillingstad invites you to join the journey through the diverse landscapes of their musical universe.Prepare to be captivated by the rhythmic concoction that is Jackson Skillingstad's music – a testament to the rich musical heritage of Louisiana, delivered with a contemporary flair that breaks down genre barriers. Step into the sonic world of Jackson Skillingstad, where every note tells a story, and every beat creates a rhythm that stays with you long after the music fades. April 24 Swing in the Oaks The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs a program of classics and popular music at the free concert at the Great Lawn and Peristyle in New Orleans City Park. Visit lpomusic.com. for details. Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:20:52

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

569. Jeroen Dewulf

4/13/2024
569. We welcome Jeroen Dewulf back to the podcast to discuss his new book, Afro-Atlantic Catholics: America’s First Black Christians. "This volume examines the influence of African Catholics on the historical development of Black Christianity in America during the seventeenth century. Dewulf’s analysis focuses on the historical documentation of Afro-Atlantic Catholic rituals, devotions, and social structures. Of particular importance are brotherhood practices, which were critical in the dissemination of Afro-Atlantic Catholic culture among Black communities, a culture that was pre-Tridentine in nature and wary of external influences. These fraternal Black mutual-aid and burial society structures were critically important to the development and resilience of Black Christianity in America through periods of changing social conditions." "Jeroen Dewulf (born 1972 in Nieuwpoort, Belgium) is a Belgian scholar specializing in Dutch culture, the Dutch language, German Studies, slavery and African-American culture, Caribbean Studies, and Latin American Studies. He is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley." Website Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots Visit Event Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

568. Lisa Wingate

4/5/2024
568. We welcome author Lisa Wingate to the podcast to discuss her novel, Book of Lost Friends. “From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives” (NYT). "Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope" (Wingate). Books Along The Teche Literary Festival Facebook Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:31:31

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

567. Diane McPhail.

3/29/2024
567. This week we talk to novelist Diane McPhail, author of The Seamstress of New Orleans: A Fascinating Novel of Southern Historical Fiction. Set against the backdrop of the first all-female Mardi Gras krewe at the turn-of-the-century, the acclaimed author’s mesmerizing historical novel tells of two strangers separated by background but bound by an unexpected secret — and of the strength and courage women draw from and inspire in each other. “Constance Halstead, a young widow reeling with shock under the threat of her late husband’s gambling debts, has thrown herself into charitable work. Meeting Alice at the orphanage, she offers lodging in exchange for Alice’s help creating a gown for the Leap Year ball of Les Mysterieuses, the first all‑female krewe of Mardi Gras.... Piece by piece, the breathtaking gown takes shape, becoming a symbol of strength for both women, reflecting their progress toward greater independence.” Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:31:08

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

566. Mimzy MC

3/23/2024
566. This week we talk to rap artist Mimzy MC. Rapper. Mimzy MC, born and raised Mim McCoy in Shreveport, LA, has been influenced by artists such as ICP, Korn, Eminem, Timbaland, and Cindi Lauper. She wishes to accomplish visual and listening pleasure with her unique style for all others to enjoy! Her philosophy regarding her visual art is, “My inward energy being manifested outwardly that cannot be expressed verbally. Only visually.” How she feels and how she is moved by music enhances her abstract techniques. She has branded clothing and other merchandise with her images. "There are no rules to art or music everyone is welcome" (Mimzy MC). Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:37:27

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

565. Catharine Cole, Woman Journalist

3/15/2024
565. Catharine Cole, Louisiana journalist. Louisiana Studies Conference presentation. Stephen & Bruce give their presentation about Catharine Cole, one of Louisiana's first women journalists. Catharine was best known from visiting every parish in the state at that time, writing articles on each one that reached every corner of Louisiana and beyond. "Martha Reinhard Smallwood Field (May 24, 1854 – December 19, 1898), known as Mattie Field, was an American journalist. She usually wrote under the pen name Catharine Cole. She was one of the earliest professional women newspaper reporters in New Orleans, Louisiana. A champion of women's education and social justice, she also founded the city's first circulating library and helped found a number of other civic institutions." Wiki. Website Schedule Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. Listen on iHeartRadio. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:15:24

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

564. Richard Anderson. DSCC candidate.

3/8/2024
564. Candidate Richard Anderson talks to us about his campaign to be elected to the Louisiana DSCC. The Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) is the governing body for the Democratic Party of Louisiana and has sole responsibility for the affairs of the Louisiana Democratic Party. This is Richard's call for support: "For a NEW DAY, VOTE # 3 for Richard R Anderson of the Richard Anderson Campaign as the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee Member representing District 11-B encompasses BIENVILLE, CLAIBORNE and LINCOLN PARISHES in NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA during the March 23rd Election Cycle. Please REPOST and SHARE to ALL YOU KNOW in that region of Louisiana. Thanks for your time and help." "A PROACTIVE Democratic Party working on behalf of its constituents is key to gain the confidence and stimulate future participation but it's time to organize and get back to work with people that want better for themselves." Website choctawfiredept@gmail.com Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

563. Cordelia Frances Biddle.

3/1/2024
563. Cordelia Frances Biddle visits with us this week. She has written a biography of Saint Katharine Drexel, the founder of Xavier University. Saint Katharine: The Life of Katharine Drexel. "Katharine Drexel devoted her life to social justice, creating schools for those whom racism marginalized and persecuted. Born in 1858, she died in 1955; her life reflects the nation’s history: the tumultuous years leading to the Civil War, Lincoln’s assassination, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the movement for Women’s Suffrage, and the Equal Rights Movement.” “Cordelia teaches creative writing at Drexel University’s Pennoni Honors College. She won the Honors College Teaching Excellence Prize in 2012, and The Adjunct Faculty Award in 2021.” Here’s the Beef Cook-Off

Duration:00:57:54

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

562. Greta de Jong

2/23/2024
562. This week we talk to Greta de Jong about civil rights in North Louisiana. "Civil rights in North LA. Examining African Americans' struggles for freedom and justice in rural Louisiana during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras, Greta de Jong illuminates the connections between the informal strategies of resistance that black people pursued in the early twentieth century and the mass protests that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Using evidence drawn from oral histories and a wide range of other sources, she demonstrates that rural African Americans were politically aware and active long before civil rights organizers arrived in the region in the 1960s to encourage voter registration and demonstrations against segregation." "Greta de Jong is Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research focuses on the connections between race and class and the ways that African Americans have fought for economic as well as political rights from the end of slavery through the twenty-first century. She is the author of A Different Day: African American Struggles for Justice in Rural Louisiana, 1900-1970 (2002)." Website Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:43:35

Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

561. Kelly Jasckson, part 2

2/17/2024
561. Part 2 of our friend Kelly Jackson's return to the podcast to discuss her Metoyer documentary. “Kelly is the creator of the Cane River Film Festival. The film festival is sponsored by her historical preservation nonprofit – the Resurrection Fern Foundation. Resurrection Fern serves as a way for Kelly to support her community events and historical films. A project close to Kelly’s heart is the documentary “Resurrection Fern: The Life and Times of Marie Thérèse Coincoin,” a film about her ancestors in 17th Century Natchitoches, Louisiana. Kelly Jackson is a 7th generation descendant of Marie Thérèse Coincoin and Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer. “On Facebook in 2010, I noticed others with the odd name of my grandmother from Louisiana,” Kelly says. “She never knew of her family history, so finding these roots was life-changing.” Kelly was so inspired by Coincoin’s story from slavery to freedom that she wanted her to be the focus of her next film” (Soul Vision Magazine). Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.
Ask host to enable sharing for playback control

560. Kelly Jackson, Part 1

2/9/2024
560. Part 1 of our friend Kelly Jackson's return to the podcast to discuss her Metoyer documentary. “Kelly is the creator of the Cane River Film Festival. The film festival is sponsored by her historical preservation nonprofit – the Resurrection Fern Foundation. Resurrection Fern serves as a way for Kelly to support her community events and historical films. A project close to Kelly’s heart is the documentary “Resurrection Fern: The Life and Times of Marie Thérèse Coincoin,” a film about her ancestors in 17th Century Natchitoches, Louisiana. Kelly Jackson is a 7th generation descendant of Marie Thérèse Coincoin and Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer. “On Facebook in 2010, I noticed others with the odd name of my grandmother from Louisiana,” Kelly says. “She never knew of her family history, so finding these roots was life-changing.” Kelly was so inspired by Coincoin’s story from slavery to freedom that she wanted her to be the focus of her next film” (Soul Vision Magazine). Krewe of Isis Parade Sataturday, February 10, 2024 6:00pm Kenner, LA The Krewe of Isis begins at Esplanade Mall on West Esplanade in Kenner. The all-female Krewe of Isis first started parading in Kenner in 1973. Comprised of 200+ riders and 20 floats, this Egyptian-themed krewe is known for its marching bands, dance teams and gloriously attired maids, as well as for its specialty throws including decorated bras in support of breast cancer charities. Postcards from Louisiana. Boardwalker & the 3 finger swingers sing at Bamboulas. Listen on Apple Podcasts. Listen on audible. Listen on Spotify. Listen on TuneIn. The Louisiana Anthology Home Page. Like us on Facebook.

Duration:01:11:45