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Beyond Bourbon Street is the podcast where we explore the food, music, places, people and events that make New Orleans unique. Whether you are planning a trip, currently living in New Orleans or simply wanting a taste of the Crescent City from wherever you are, you’ve come to the right place!

Beyond Bourbon Street is the podcast where we explore the food, music, places, people and events that make New Orleans unique. Whether you are planning a trip, currently living in New Orleans or simply wanting a taste of the Crescent City from wherever you are, you’ve come to the right place!
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New Orleans, LA

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Beyond Bourbon Street is the podcast where we explore the food, music, places, people and events that make New Orleans unique. Whether you are planning a trip, currently living in New Orleans or simply wanting a taste of the Crescent City from wherever you are, you’ve come to the right place!

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Episodes

18 Questions About New Orleans

12/5/2018
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In this solo episode I answer your questions about New Orleans! The questions cover everything from art museums to music education, best snowballs to cheap oysters, and more! If you want to submit a question for a future Q&A episode, join our free Facebook Group (Beyond Bourbon St Krewe). Time Stamps 2:56 Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? 4:06 I would love to live in New Orleans! 5:26 Can you recommend some art museums in the area? (NOTE: I missed the art part of the...

Duration:00:56:19

Small Business Spotlight - Episode #77

11/21/2018
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Today’s show is our 2 annual Small Business Spotlight episode in advance of Small Business Saturday. I am joined by two New Orleans entrepreneurs, both with great stories and wonderful products. Sweet Olive Soap Works First up is Emily Manger, owner of Sweet Olive Soap Works. Emily comes from a long line of New Orleans soap makers. She also has an interesting connection to one of our sponsors, plus she and I share a passion for sharing our views of New Orleans on Instagram (check out...

Duration:00:44:52

Marie Laveau, Voudou Priestess - Episode #76

11/7/2018
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Marie Laveau, a New Orleans Voudou Priestess Have you ever been to New Orleans? Have you visited St. Louis Cemetery #1? If so, you've surely heard of Marie Laveau, often referred to as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. In this episode we explore the life and the myths surrounding Marie Laveau. Join me as I talk with Carolyn Morrow Long, the author of A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau. Carolyn helps us understand the connections between Catholicism and...

Duration:00:50:50

Fall Festivals in New Orleans Part II - Epiosde #75

10/24/2018
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Fall Festivals in New Orleans, Part II Today’s show is all about Fall Festivals in New Orleans. It is Part II of our Fall guide. In Episode #71, we covered September and October. Today, we'll cover events in November and December. By the end of today’s show, we will have you ready to go for your visit! Like Part 1 of the Fall Festivals Guide, I am joined by my wife, Marie Bologna. If you’ve joined our Facebook group, the Beyond Bourbon Street Krewe, you’ve probably benefitted from her...

Duration:00:53:21

Madame Lalaurie - Episode #74

10/10/2018
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Madame LaLaurie On April 10, 1834 a fire broke out at the LaLaurie residence on Royal Street in New Orleans. A crowd assembled, and quickly rushed in. What they found was beyond description. In this episode we learn about what happened on that day. We'll also explore the life of the infamous Madame LaLaurie and her gruesome acts. Join me as I talk with Carolyn Morrow Long, an author who wrote the book Madame LaLaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House. If you’ve been on a haunted tour of the...

Duration:01:03:28

Talking New Orleans Food with Ian McNulty - Episode #73

9/26/2018
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Talking New Orleans Food with Ian McNulty Today’s show is all about New Orleans food! I'm joined by local writer, reporter, and food critic, Ian McNulty. We talk about the New Orleans food scene, past and present. Ian and I discuss changes post-Katrina, warning signs you might be in a tourist trap, and a whole lot more! By the end of today's show, you'll be hungry! You'll also have a long list of places to check out. Sponsor: The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to make your...

Duration:00:52:10

The Language of New Orleans - Episode #72

9/12/2018
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In today's episode, we explore the language of New Orleans. A dictionary and pronunciation guide for visitors to the Crescent City. You'll get a flavor of the city, learn a little about the history, and know what you’re getting into when you come to visit!

Duration:00:43:57

Fall Festivals in New Orleans, Part I - Episode #71

8/29/2018
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Fall Festivals in New Orleans Today’s show is all about things to do in New Orleans in the fall. We did a Summer episode (#63) that was very popular so we decided to follow up with a guide for the later months. There are so many fall festivals in New Orleans, we had to break it into two parts. Today's episode covers September and October. In a follow-up episode, we'll cover November, December, and New Years. We’re going to talk mostly about festivals and things to do, as well as our tips...

Duration:00:58:02

National WWII Museum in New Orleans - Episode #70

8/15/2018
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National WWII Museum in New Orleans Did you know the National WWII Museum is in New Orleans? What's the connection to WWII and New Orleans? Come along as we explore the museum and learn the answers to these questions and more! Today's guest is Dr. Robert Citino, Senior Historian at the National WWII Museum. Dr. Citino is an award-winning military historian and scholar. He published ten books and numerous articles about WWII and 20 century military history. Dr. Citino also taught at West...

Duration:00:46:55

17 Questions About New Orleans with Julie Couret - Episode #69

8/1/2018
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In this episode we answer more of your questions about New Orleans. We received so many questions for episode 67 that we decided to do another Q&A show. This time I am joined by Julie Couret, whose roots run to the earliest days of New Orleans. She is a New Orleanian, a mom, a co-parent, the owner of a small business, and a blogger over at NOLA Mom's Blog (phew!). The questions cover everything from what are the biggest mistakes tourists make, to where New Orleanians like to go on vacation....

Duration:01:15:27

How Bourbon Street Happened - Episode #68

7/18/2018
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Today's episode is about the most infamous street in New Orleans. I originally planned this show as an April Fools' edition, since the podcast is called Beyond Bourbon Street. As I started my research, however, I quickly came to the realization there wasn't much written about the actual street. I was about to shelve the idea when I realized local author, historian, and geographer Richard Campanella found the same lack of information and was inspired to write a book called Bourbon Street: A...

Duration:01:08:19

11 Questions About New Orleans - episode #67

7/4/2018
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11 Questions about New Orleans In this episode we answer your questions about New Orleans! My wife, Marie, as well as our friends Jennifer and Chris Marshall join me on the podcast. Longtime listeners know that Jenn is the person who came up with the name of the podcast, Beyond Bourbon St. They also happen to be new New Orleanians. The questions cover everything from where to eat and drink, to what life in New Orleans is like post-Katrina. We also talk about Huey and Earl Long, potholes,...

Duration:00:53:13

Fire at the Upstairs Lounge - Episode #66

6/20/2018
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NOTE: Today’s discussion involves some gruesome descriptions of what happened on the night of Sunday, June 24, 1973. You may wish to listen to this one when your little ones are not around. On June 24, 1973 an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge. Within moments fire engulfed the bar, and ultimately claimed the lives of 32 people. It was the largest massacre of LGBTQ individuals in the United States until the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016. My guests...

Duration:01:25:44

History of the New Orleans Poor Boy - Episode #65

6/6/2018
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In today's episode, we explore the history of the New Orleans poor boy. We trace the birth of the poor boy from the streetcar motormen strike of 1929 through today. You’ll be introduced to Benny & Clovis Martin, former motormen themselves who created the first poor boy. You’ll also learn how the name poor boy came into being, and why the term po-boy is not quite correct! Along the way, we’ll explore the restaurants and people that helped the poor boy become the New Orleans icon it is...

Duration:00:58:53

300 Years of New Orleans Architecture - Episode #64

5/23/2018
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In today’s episode, we explore New Orleans through the lens of architecture and time. Leading our expedition is Katrina Horning, founder of New Orleans Architecture Tours (nolatours.com). We'll explore Faubourg Marigny and the French Quarter, then head uptown to the Garden District and beyond. At the same time, we'll hop in the wayback machine and travel from the earliest days of New Orleans, through the French and Spanish periods. We'll see the impact of the new Americans after the...

Duration:00:50:54

Summer Festivals in New Orleans - Episode #63

5/9/2018
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Summer Festivals in New Orleans In today’s episode, we jump into the warm weather and help prepare you for Summer festivals in New Orleans! I am joined for the first time by my wife Marie Bologna. Together, we'll walk you through nearly two dozen Summer festivals and events in New Orleans. You'll learn about Bayou Boogaloo, the Creole Tomato Festival, Essence Fest, and many more. We give you all the details you need, including dates, locations, things that make the event special, and our...

Duration:01:05:12

The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowballs - Episode #62

4/25/2018
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In today’s episode, we visit with author and snowball aficionado Megan Braden-Perry. Her book, Crescent City Snow, the Ultimate Guide to New Orleans Snowball Stands is our roadmap as we explore snowball stands across New Orleans. Learn about what to expect and what to order - from unique flavors to the snowball combo meal, and more! By the end of this episode, you'll want to hop in the car and wander from place to place. Below, you'll see a list of places we discussed, but if you want to be...

Duration:00:58:55

Hansen's Sno-Bliz and the Story of the New Orleans Snowball - Episode #61

4/11/2018
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Hansen's Sno-Bliz and the Story of the New Orleans Snowball In today’s episode, we head over to Hansen's Sno-Bliz on Tchoupitoulas Street, in uptown New Orleans. We visit with Ashley Hansen, granddaughter of Ernest and Mary Hansen, and the current owner of Hansen's Sno-Bliz. Hansen's is the oldest snowball stand in the United States, and is currently open for its 79th season in 2018. In the 1930s, Ernest Hansen created the first machine to shave ice into the snowy powder essential for a...

Duration:00:43:39

New Orleans, the Founding Era - Episode #60

3/28/2018
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In today’s episode, we head over to the Historic New Orleans Collection in the French Quarter, and explore their newest exhibit, titled, New Orleans, the Founding Era. The exhibit is part of the tricentennial of New Orleans celebration and is a great way to envision what the city was like at the very beginning. It brings together a vast array of rare artifacts from the Historic New Orleans Collections holdings, and from institutions across Europe and North America to tell the stories of the...

Duration:00:41:47

John Thomas Griffith, Rock n Roll Guitarist - Episode #59

3/14/2018
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John Thomas Griffith, Rock n Roll Guitarist Born in Texas, John Thomas Griffith lived in a handful of places before he landed in New Orleans. The son of an engineer, Griff fell in love with music at an early age. He was part of the 1980s punk band Red Rockers who had a hit with the single "China," before teaming up with Fred Leblanc, Paul Sanchez, and Paul Clement to form Cowboy Mouth. Today, John, Fred, Matt Jones, and Brian Broussard are Cowboy Mouth. As Fred likes to proclaim, "the name...

Duration:01:03:57