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Slavery in Louisiana - a Visit to Whitney Plantation - Episode 54

Slavery in Louisiana - a Visit to Whitney Plantation In today's episode, we learn about slavery in Louisiana. We visit Whitney Plantation, located in Wallace, LA 40 miles West of New Orleans. The Whitney is the only plantation whose primary focus is on the slaves who worked, lived, and died along this stretch of the Mississippi River. My guest today is Joy Banner, Director of Marketing at Whitney. Joy is also a native of the nearby community and is a descendant of the slaves at...

Duration: 01:01:48

Bienville’s Dilemma and the Founding of New Orleans - Episode #53

Bienville's Dilemma and the Founding of New Orleans In the Spring of 1718, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville presided over a small ceremony on the banks of the Mississippi River and officially founded what we know today as the City of New Orleans. How did Bienville come to choose this site for New Orleans? What were the other options and how do those decisions impact New Orleanians today? In today's episode we explore Bienville's Dilemma with noted author and geographer Richard...

Duration: 01:01:43

Preservation Hall - Episode 52

Since 1961, Preservation Hall has been the epicenter of traditional jazz music in New Orleans. In today's episode, we visit with Ben Jaffe, the band leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. After a visit to New Orleans on their honeymoon in 1961, Ben's parents Allan and Sandra Jaffe created Preservation Hall. Along the way, they helped ensure this original American music form would have a place to be celebrated and honored. Ben and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band carry on that...

Duration: 01:08:24

Small Business Spotlight - Episode #51

Small Business Spotlight Today's episode of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast is all about shopping local in New Orleans. It was inspired by Small Business Saturday and a desire to support some of the wonderful makers and business owners in the New Orleans. Have you ever wanted to purchase something to remind you of your visit to New Orleans? Are you looking for a gift for the holidays? Do you live in New Orleans and simply want to 'buy local?' In today's episode, we highlight three New...

Duration: 01:05:15

Moving to New Orleans, Part II - Episode 50

Moving to New Orleans Have you ever thought about moving to New Orleans, but didn't know where to start? We're here for you! This is the 2nd of our two part series all about moving to New Orleans! If you missed the first part back in episode 48, check it out on our website, Apple Podcasts, or Stitcher. In today's show, I sit down with Chris Smith, one of the top realtors in New Orleans. Chris helped my wife and I find the perfect home for us when we decided to come back home to New...

Duration: 00:44:47

Drink Dat - Where and What to Drink in New Orleans with Elizabeth Pearce - Episode 49

Drink Dat - Where and What to Drink in New Orleans Do you ever wonder where the locals go for a cocktail in New Orleans? On today's show, my guest, Elizabeth Pearce, helps answer that question for you! Elizabeth is a storyteller, a cocktail historian, and a New Orleanian. She is the presenter of the Drink and Learn Tour, and the author of two books about drinking in New Orleans. On today's episode, we explore New Orleans through its bars and its cocktails. We not only cover where to...

Duration: 01:00:53

Moving to New Orleans, Part I - Episode 48

Moving to New Orleans Have you ever wanted to move to New Orleans? Wonder where to start and what you need to consider? This is the episode for you! In today's show, I sit down with three people who made the leap and moved to New Orleans. Jennifer is a married mother of two young boys. She and her husband Andrew made the move in 2016 and are enjoying raising their kids as New Orleanians. Terry and his wife Deah could have moved anywhere they wanted. After a bit of reflection,...

Duration: 01:06:43

Halloween in New Orleans - Episode #47

Halloween in New Orleans What better place to enjoy Halloween than in America's most haunted city? Today, we'll be talking about the many fun ways to enjoy Halloween in New Orleans. On today's episode Mark is joined by Brian Kern, who puts on the Carnival-style Krewe of Boo, and by Sidney Smith, owner of Haunted History Tours. You'll learn all about the Krewe of Boo, including how you can take part as a rider, enjoy the parade along the route, or attend the after-party in your favorite...

Duration: 00:53:51

Exploring the Bayous, Lakes, and Trails Beyond New Orleans

Exploring the Bayous, Lakes, and Trails Beyond New Orleans Today’s show is the first one where we venture beyond New Orleans! We’ll be traveling to the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain, where we’ll focus on the outdoors. Come along as I explore Cane Bayou by kayak with Chad Almquist and Matt May of Canoe and Trail Adventures. Have you ever wondered what it was like to paddle along a Louisiana bayou? Want to see wildlife including turtles, heron, and the occasional alligator or snake up...

Duration: 00:57:49

Solo Travels to New Orleans - Episode #45

Solo Travel to New Orleans Have you ever wanted to travel to New Orleans by yourself? If so, today's episode is for you! Join Mark and his guest, Lorrie Shaw, as they discuss the ins and outs of exploring New Orleans on your own. The two cover all you need to know, including.... Along the way, you'll find plenty of insider tips to make the most of your New Orleans experience. All this and more in this episode of Beyond Bourbon Street! Thank You! A special thanks to Lorrie Shaw for...

Duration: 00:57:40

Baseball in New Orleans, Past and Present - Episode #44

New Orleans has never had a major league baseball team, but it does have a rich history with the national past time. Join Mark and his panel of guests as they explore the rich history of baseball in New Orleans from its earliest days through today. Today’s guests include… * Tim Grubbs, announcer for the Baby Cakes and Director of Team Travel * Ron Swoboda, announcer for the Baby Cakes, and former major league baseball player known for “the Catch” in the 1969 World Series. * S. Derby...

Duration: 01:08:51

Movies and TV Filmed in New Orleans - Episode #43

Today's episode is about one of our most-requested topics: movies and television filmed in New Orleans! Do you know which was the first film made in New Orleans? How about the fact Elvis, James Dean, and Roger Moore all appeared on the silver screen in movies made in the Crescent City? In this episode we visit with Jonathan Ray, tour guide and owner of New Orleans Movie and TV Tours. Join us as we discuss the earliest days of film in New Orleans. We make our way through time and the...

Duration: 00:52:52

18 Fun Facts About New Orleans - Episode #42

18 Fun Facts About New Orleans On this episode of Beyond Bourbon Street, we dive into 18 fun facts about New Orleans, its history, and the people who call it home. What do ice, dental floss, and pharmacies have in common? How about opera and the game of craps? The Superdome and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge? Next, we talk about some of the interesting New Orleans characters you've never heard of. Along the way, you'll learn surprising facts about the Crescent City and find ways...

Duration: 00:47:21

Explore the Southern Food and Beverage Museum - Episode #41

Southern Food and Beverage Museum On this episode of Beyond Bourbon Street, we explore the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. The museum may be small, but it houses a large variety of artifacts and stories, dedicated to the culinary history of the Southern United States. The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is also home to the Museum of the American Cocktail. While the cocktail may not have been invented in New Orleans, we certainly have made it our own. Learn about the Sazerac, the...

Duration: 00:57:48

Abraham Lincoln in New Orleans - Episode #40

In the spring and summer of 2017, the headlines in New Orleans newspapers dealt with the proposed removal of four statues honoring the Confederacy. Ever wonder how we got to this point? I did, and it led me to Abraham Lincoln and his surprising connection to New Orleans. Today’s show is about Lincoln, his visits to New Orleans, and how they shaped his thoughts on slavery and reconstruction as the 16th President of the United States. We visit with local author, historian, and geographer...

Duration: 01:07:06

Top Ten Things to Do on Your First Visit to New Orleans - Episode #39

Planning your first trip to New Orleans? Wondering what should be on your list of things to do, eat, and see? We answer those questions and more on episode #39 of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast! This list includes the top things every first time visitor to New Orleans should experience. We also provide the insider tips that will help make your visit memorable. Grab a pen and a notepad, because this show is loaded with all the details you need to have a fabulous vacation in the Crescent...

Duration: 01:03:34

Chef Frank Brigtsen; Chasing Flavor with Paul Prudhomme - Episode #38

Chasing Flavor with Chef Frank Brigtsen In this episode, I sit down with James Beard award winner Chef Frank Brigtsen. He and his wife Marna own Brigtsen's, one of the best Creole Bistros in New Orleans. Tucked into the Riverbend neighborhood just blocks from the streetcar, Brigtsen's has been serving delicious Creole cuisine since 1986. Chef Frank and I talk about Chef Paul Prudhomme and his influence on the New Orleans culinary scene, as well as on Chef Frank himself. Join us as we...

Duration: 00:51:14

Ten Places to Eat Like a Local in New Orleans- Episode #37

Ten Places to Eat Like a Local Ever wonder where the locals eat? Today, we answer that question. At least from this local's perspective! In episode 37 I cover ten places in New Orleans I frequently recommend. Some of these are well known. Others are off the beaten path. This list includes neighborhood restaurants and a trio of New Orleans Creole Bistros. You'll find a steak house and a Thai restaurant. A great place for Italian, and a French bistro. There also might be a little...

Duration: 00:58:51

How Bourbon Street Happened - Episode #36

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:...

Duration: 01:07:49

The Madams, Music and Musicians of Storyville, New Orleans - Episode #35

Madams and Musicians - Storyville, New Orleans In 1897, New Orleans leaders created Storyville, the infamous red light district of New Orleans. For the next twenty years, Storyville was the legal center of prostitution in the Crescent City. Storyville was the workplace of madams and prostitutes. Patrons might spend an evening at Lulu White's Mahogany Hall or at Josie Arlington's place. Here, they encountered lavish furnishings, live music, ample amounts of alcohol, and sex for a...

Duration: 00:56:57

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