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Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
Things to do in New Orleans Right Now - EP 171

Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 50:53


Today's episode is about things to do right now in New Orleans. These questions get asked a lot in our Facebook group and in other online forums, so I thought I'd give you my thoughts on what to do between Thanksgiving and the start of Carnival.

It's Baton Rouge: Out to Lunch

This is an encore presentation of Stephanie Riegel's conversation with fast food impresario Ted Kergan. We decided to unearth this episode and run it again because Mr. Kergan is one fascinating guy. In 2018 when we recorded this conversation, Ted was the largest franchisee of Sonic drive in restaurants in the state of Louisiana. He owned 58 Sonic locations in the central and southern part of the state. When you think about how much can go wrong day-to-day in any single workplace - especially in a fast food restaurant where people unexpectedly don't show up for shifts, machinery breaks, and, by the very nature of the business, customers demand immediate service and almost always know exactly what the product is supposed to taste like - owning 57 of these establishments sounds like an impossible task. Well, how about owning 150? That's the total number of Sonic restaurants Ted developed in his more than 40 year career. Ted Kergan is originally from Detroit. When he made his way down South, Ted was in Alexandria in 1977 when his brother talked him into joining him in the fast food biz and began his career as a managing partner in a Sonic restaurant. Ted eventually became a partner in the operation with his brother, the late Gary Kergan, who was murdered in 1984. Anyone who has been around Baton Rouge for a number of years know that Ted played a key role in solving the high profile crime and bringing Gary's killers to justice, though not until nearly 30 years had passed. His tale of detective tenacity became a book, My Brother's Keeper, which Ted helped write along with Chris Russo Blackwood. While pursuing justice in this case and in the process "consuming a fortune" tracing his brother's killers from New Orleans' French Quarter across the country to Las Vegas, Ted was growing his company. Ted Kergan and his Sonic empire have been recognized as one of the top franchise outlets in the country. You'll see why we pulled this show out of the archives: it's frank look into the life and business of one of Louisiana s most successful businessmen. This conversation was recorded live over lunch at Mansurs on the Boulevard in Baton Rouge. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Encouragementology
See People, Taking Notice of the World Around You

Encouragementology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 40:49


SHOW NOTES: On this show….we are taking notice of the world around us by seeing people. Not just the people you have in your inner circle or the people you come into contact with at work, church, school, or the grocery. I mean ALL people from the itty bitty babies who get all the coos to the elderly who sometimes get forgotten. It's time to celebrate and learn from every season of life.  Are you in your prime? What season is that? Is that when you're just starting out and the world is your oyster or is that when you have finally figured out that life is for you and not against you? That you can overcome life's challenges and learn from disappointment, pain, and sorrow. Not sure I can cover all the angles of this idea but I can get you thinking and curious to know more. Most importantly, I would like to give you an awareness of the value of each stage so that you can take notice and See People.  This idea came to me in the midst of a people-watching session during some recent travel. Are you a people watcher? Oooooh I love some good people-watching. We recently returned from New Orlean's French Quarter, need I say more? But this recent travel involved a few airports. Perfect people-watching. You have time, nothing to do but wait on your plane, and plenty of people to watch. But most of the people around me were on their phones, texting, searching, face-timing, playing games, or just clicking through their photos.  Even though I was watching them, they weren't watching me. It dawned on me how little we casually interact these days. The airport and a long flight used to be the best time to make a new friend, learn about a job or industry, and share a little about yourself with a complete stranger, knowing your paths probably wouldn't cross again.   Colleen Walsh shares The value of talking to strangers — and nodding acquaintances found at The Harvard Gazette  Shelley Lyford asks an important question; Have We Forgotten About Our Nation's Seniors? Found at huffpost.com  Follow These 3 Rules To Have a Successful Life ! | Lou Holtz Eric Baker shares 10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From the Smartest Older People found at time.com CHALLENGE: SEE PEOPLE, slow down and take notice. Intentionally reach out and connect with some to share and learn. Every stage of life is captured in the people around you, don't let them go unnoticed.  I Know YOU Can Do It!

Crime Curious
183: Episode 183: The Trunk Murders

Crime Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 53:59


Theresa and Leonide Moity were married to brothers in 1920's with both families living together in a small apartment to make ends meet. Times were hard, and when Theresa and Leonide revert to the oldest profession in the book to make ends meet, at least one of their husbands is not too pleased even for survival sake. What ensues goes down in history as one of New Orleans most brutal murders of the time, and yet the killer goes on to harm again and the story is shrouded now within the folklore of the "sausage ghost" used to entertain tourists but lets us not forget that two lives were tragically taken and concealed in a most gruesome way.  To binge loads of exclusive content join Patreon here today! Crime Curious is creating a kick-ass exclusive listener experience | Patreon Music By Jonas Bjornstand Cover Art By: Charnell Lennox  Trunk Murders of New Orleans:  Theresa and Leonide Moity Written By HL Arledge on June 9, 2022 Bayou Justice New Orleans' infamous trunk murders revisited  Amid Roaring Twenties New Orleans, a brutal French Quarter murder shocked the city Share Published: Friday, October 25, 2019 By Dylan Jordan, interpretation assistant Danse Macabre: The Nightmare of History,” https://thecrimewire.com/multifarious/The-Infamous-New-Orleans-Trunk-Murders#gid=ci02abfdb5f0002624&pid=the-infamous-new-orleans-trunk-murders-MTg0NTcwNDI0NTYxMzEzMjU1 JUSTICE STORY: ‘Handy man with a knife' flies off the handle ByMara Bovsun New York Daily News Apr 26, 2020 at 8:00 amhttps://medium.com/lessons-from-history/the-gruesome-case-of-the-1927-new-orleans-trunk-murders-9265686efced https://www.hnoc.org/publications/!rst-draft/amid-roaring-twenties-new-orleans-brutal-french-quarter-murder-shocked-city

The Sloppy Boys
109. Vieux Carré

The Sloppy Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 57:47


The guys stir up an "unforgettable" from New Orleans' French Quarter.VIEUX CARRÉ RECIPE1oz/30ml Rye Whiskey1oz/30ml Cognac1oz/30ml Sweet Vermouth1 bar spoon Bénédictine2 dashes Peychaud's BittersPour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange zest and maraschino cherry.Recipe via the International Bartenders Association (https://www.iba-world.com/) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

It's New Orleans: Out to Lunch
The Birthplace of Work/Life Balance

It's New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 39:20


People who come to New Orleans as visitors often spend most of their time in the French Quarter and pack their stay with excessive indulgence. They start drinking way earlier in the day than they do at home. They stay out way later at night than they do at home. And they eat meal after meal of New Orleans' specialty dishes, laden with cream, butter, and fried everything. If you talk to any of these folks on their way out of town, they'll typically look at you with the kind of reverence normally reserved for endurance sports champions, and say something like, “Man, I don't know how you live here.” We who live here tend to respond with the explanation that the French Quarter is filled tourists. Locals don't eat, drink and party like that.  Have you been to Arnaud's restaurant in the French Quarter? They've been there since 1918 and built their reputation on serving a vast menu of French Creole fine dining - including 9 different oyster appetizers, 51 seafood entrees, 40 different vegetable sides, including 16 different types of potatoes. Arnaud's is massive. It's an amalgamation of what was originally 13 different buildings. There's a jazz bistro, two bars, and the main dining room seats 950 people. Yes, 950. And here's the kicker. The place is typically packed. With locals. Don't tell your tourist friends who you're trying to impress that you live an upright, healthy lifestyle, but there's more than a good chance you or someone you know has plans to go to Arnaud's - for a rehearsal dinner, a wedding, or just because it's Friday. Since 1918 Arnaud's has been owned and run by two families. First the family of the founder and namesake, Arnaud Cazenave, and since 1978 by members of the Casbarian family. The current Casbarians are brother and sister Archie Jr and Katie, and their mom Jane. French Creole fine dining is all well and good, but you can't eat like that every day. And especially if you're an athlete. Not just a professional athlete. Anyone who takes fitness seriously also takes their diet seriously. If you're a professional athlete, you have access to dietitians and nutritionists who craft specific meal plans for you - to maximize your strengths, and help bolster any deficiencies you might naturally have. For the rest of us, here's some good news. You no longer have to figure out your sports diet on Google. You can download an app called Eat 2 Win, the product of a company called My Sports Dietitian. My Sports Dietitian is set up to give everyone in sports – from high school coaches to individual amateur athletes – the same access to specialized dietary and nutrition advice the pros get. The co-founder of My Sports Dietitian and the Eat 2 Win app is Ronnie Harper. We hear a lot these days about work/life balance. The acknowledgement that there's more to life than work and money. The point being, if you want to be happy, you need to prioritize happiness. Apparently, the rest of the country just figured out what we've known for generations in New Orleans. It's part of the reason living here is so attractive. And so different from anywhere else in the US. We don't think there's anything strange about wearing a costume, or going to work on Monday morning and partying with our boss and colleagues at The Maple Leaf on Monday night. Similarly, we accept as matter of fact that we can live a healthy life, subscribe to a sports diet from My Sports Dietitian, and occasionally indulge ourselves with dinner and drinks at Arnaud's without having a melt-down guilt trip about it. Because, in New Orleans, that's life. In any other city Archie Casbarian Jr, and Ronnie Harper might be regarded as being at opposite ends of the spectrum. In New Orleans, they're two sides of a coin. Probably a doubloon. Out to Lunch is recorded live over lunch at NOLA Pizza in the NOLA Brewing Taproom. You can find photos from this show by Jill Lafleur at itsneworleans.com.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pass The Everything
"Who are you, Liza Minnelli?!"

Pass The Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 59:55


Birthday boy and the newly self-conscious Ashley! The Scoop (8:27) features a North Carolina BBQ 911 emergency, a Philly man eating a whole rotisserie chicken daily, Kim Kardashian fake cooking fake chicken, a poultry pistol caught by TSA, and cannabis-infused turkey gravy just in time for the holidays. Last, PTE celebrates his birthday with copious amounts of food and witnesses his first robbery while Ashley deals with a rude hostess at a popular New Orleans bar and ends up seeing the sunrise from the French Quarter after a Yung Gravy concert in their food high and low moments of the week (39:12).

Low Profile with Markly Morrison
62. Stephen Steinbrink

Low Profile with Markly Morrison

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 55:05


Oakland-based singer-songwriter Stephen Steinbrink, one of my favorite artists and a friend to boot, is my guest today.  Multi-instrumentalist and frequent co-host Andrew Dorsett is also in on the conversation, accompanying Stephen on piano and steel guitar in the Lounge of the ABC House.  He has released 14 albums and EPs under his own name and his earlier moniker French Quarter on the labels Holy Page, Western Vinyl, No More Second Chances, Lost Sound Tapes, and Melodic Records.  Steinbrink has also recently assumed a producer role for the Bay Area band Boy Scouts.  In this interview, we discuss songwriting, collaborations, fun gags on tour, uncomfortable fashion, astrology, plus a special lightning round.  This episode was filmed for television and includes live performances and music videos, you can fix yourself some popcorn and watch it at lowprofilepodcast.comArtwork for this episode by Lani MorrisonDirected and engineered by Andrew EbrightEdited by Markly MorrisonCameras by Andrew Ebright, Miles Rozatti and Madison Nadine. This podcast is supported by listeners like you at patreon.com/lowprofileLow Profile recieves in-kind support from these independent Olympia businesses:San Francisco Street Bakery, Schwartz's Deli, Rainy Day Records, Old School Pizzeria, and Scherler Easy Premium Shitty American Lager from Three Magnets Brewing Company.

Jean & Mike Do The New York Times Crossword
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - NONA Hendryx sings Lady Marmalade

Jean & Mike Do The New York Times Crossword

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 10:34


Enrique Henestroza Anguiano has crafted a fine Tuesday crossword, with a mixture of the old - 26A, Hit BBC series of 1976, ICLAUDIUS, the very old, 56D, Magna _______, CARTA, and the brand new, 70A , ________ Hendryx, Lady Marmalade singer, NONA (who, unfortunately, did not sing it in 16A, City famous for its French Quarter, familiarly, NOLA). Beyond our usual cogent analysis of today's grid, it's also Triplet Tuesday, and Jean's on the hot seat! Find out how she did by subscribing, downloading, listening, and hopefully chortling. Contact Info:We love listener mail! Drop us a line, crosswordpodcast@icloud.com.Also, we're on FaceBook, so feel free to drop by there and strike up a conversation!

Grand Circle Tour Podcast
Detour: Tips and Tricks For the French Quarter

Grand Circle Tour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 28:59


Join your tour guides Jason Thomason and Kris Banas as they prep Jay for his first stay at Port Orleans French Quarter as they go over it for beginners, including the amenities, fun and the peaceful quiet that is the Walt Disney World Port Orleans Quarter Resort. The Grand Circle Tour Podcast is in no way part of, endorsed or authorized by, or affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its affiliates. As to Disney artwork/properties: © Disney. Disclosure | Privacy Policy

An American Journey
E40 - New Orleans and Conspiracy Theories

An American Journey

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 43:32 Transcription Available


In Episode 40, Michael and Julian talk about1.     New Orleans.  Michael doesn't like it at all. He is mistaken.2.     Conspiracy Theories. Julian has read much of the academic literature about them. However, Michael prefers his own theories. We swap our favorite conspiracy theories. Michael surprises Julian by expressing some doubt over the moon landings.Other Show NotesLearn more about how America's culture developed in Julian Bishop's High, Wide, and Handsome.Available here to buy as a paperback, ebook, or audiobookExcerpts, reviews, and more available hereConnect with Julian via:FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedInConnect with Michael viaTwitterLinkedIn

Will Wright Catholic
All Hallows' Eve: A Catholic Feast

Will Wright Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 26:38


Hi all, just a quick note: I got new equipment. So, hopefully, the sound quality sounds good for the podcast version! Please give me your feedback (too loud, too soft, sounds good, etc.). I hope you have a very safe and fun Halloween and a very holy All Saints' Day!Thank you for listening to Will Wright Catholic. This post is public so feel free to share it to your own social media. This is my only way to grow the channel! Thank you!A Subversion of ExpectationsThere is a well-known quote from the 1995 movie Usual Suspects. Perhaps you've heard it: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” Isn't this true? And we could take it a step further to say that Satan has not created anything at all in his entire existence. He just subverts good things created by God. Satanism, even, is nothing more than a hollow reversal of the truth, goodness, and beauty of Christianity.If I showed you an upside down cross, what would you think of it? Would you immediately recoil and say that it's satanic? Today, that might be the expectation. But what if I told you that the upside down cross is the Cross of St. Peter who did not believe himself to be worthy of crucifixion in the same manner as Jesus. It wasn't made a satanic symbol until the 18th Century.What about the five-pointed star enclosed in a circle? This is universally recognized as a satanic symbol. The so-called church of Satan and the Satanic Temple have taken it on as their symbol. However, the pentagram (and pentacle) is traditionally associated with both the five senses of the human body and also with the five Wounds of Christ! The hermeticists of the Renaissance period hijacked it and made it an image of magic. And it wasn't made a satanic symbol until the 1960s.These are just a couple of examples to show that we need to reexamine our preconceived notions from time to time. What is All Saints' Day?The liturgical calendar of the Church is punctuated by various feast days of saints. On these days, we ask in a special way for the intercession of these holy men and women. We also honor their cooperation with God's grace and seek to imitate their lives. We may also read some of their writings or pray in a way which was particularly loved by that saint. There are too many saints to honor specifically by name and there are only 365 days in a year, and we do not know the names of all the citizens of Heaven. So, the Church celebrates All Saints' Day each year to commemorate each individual in Heaven: those known by name and those known to God alone. All Saints' Day is celebrated each year on November 1st and is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics of the Latin Rite. In the Eastern Catholic Churches, this special feast is celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost. In the Latin West, November 1 became the date to honor all saints. This practice goes back at least to the 8th Century. Even in secular culture, we have an indication of the prevalence of the day. The night before All Saints' Day is known as All Hallows' Eve or Halloween (Hallow is the German word for the Latin sanctus).Halloween is Definitely Part of American CultureAs a secular celebration, Halloween is a huge deal in the United States. Kids go trick-or-treating, we watch scary movies, people dress up in costumes, go to haunted houses and corn mazes, tell spooky stories, and listen to scary music. To be honest, it was always one of my favorite secular celebrations as a kid. What kid would not want a bag full of free candy? As a teenager, I didn't trick-or-treat, but I still went to theme parks during Halloween time and went through the haunted walk-through attractions. And as an adult I would go on haunted walking tours in old cities; I'm pretty sure I could lead the French Quarter ghost walking tour in New Orleans. Death is Part of Our Fallen RealityWe have to keep in mind that death is part of our fallen reality. Humanity has always had a fascination with the macabre and things that go bump in the night. Why this interest in the ethereal and otherworldly? What is it about this day, in particular, that draws out the attention to the supernatural or paranormal?Death comes to all, much like taxes. The answer is what are we going to do about it? We can run from it, but it will chase us to the tune of the ticking of the clock. Human beings are no stranger to death, but that plan was not so from the beginning. Our first parents were created in a state of original justice, walking hand in hand, so to speak, with God. After the first sin, evil entered the world. Our nature was tainted by the inclination to do wrong and offend God. Our relationship with Him was changed. And death entered our reality.However, God did not leave us abandoned to our sin. In fact, death itself was both punishment and salvation. Anyone who has watched a vampire movie knows the curse of immortal life in this vale of tears. And those who watch zombie movies see bodies without souls and ghost movies show us souls without bodies. Again, all these examples show the futility of being trapped in the earthly realm of suffering. Our relationship with death is complicated. We rightly grieve when a loved one dies, and we naturally have an aversion to the thought of our own death. Sometimes, in despair, we might have suicidal ideation due to a traumatic event or mental illness. Think of the fictional character Hamlet weighing this earthly life of suffering and the endless sleep of death: “To be, or not to be, that is the question…” Hamlet is even pictured in the play soliloquizing a human skull, a profound symbol of mortality.The Greek philosopher Plato even wrote that philosophy itself is “about nothing else but dying and being dead.” This was also a common theme of the philosophical school of thought known as stoicism which meditated on death often. In another play by Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, the praetorium guard whispers to the doomed dictator: “Remember, Caesar, thou art mortal.”If we live our life with the daily reminder that we are going to die one day, perhaps we will make better choices. Perhaps we will choose to pray more, to love more, to fully live more. We can think of how Moses prays in Psalm 90 that God might teach the people “to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom (Ps. 90:12).” Our life on earth is short and fleeting. As Isaiah says, “The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass (Is. 40:7).”When the ancient pagans meditated on death, there were several who took this as an invitation to party. The ancient Romans even had a phrase for this mindset: nunc est bibendum (now is the time to drink). The Christian tradition's meditation on death, of course, does not bear the same weight. In fact, the Christian notion does not motivate us to throw caution to the wind and embrace the mid-2000s notion of Y.O.L.O. (you only live once). Instead, we are called to meditate on our last end and act accordingly in the present.How to Meditate on Death - The Four Last ThingsThe Scriptures teach us: “In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin (Sirach 7:40).” Death does not pity anyone and it comes for everyone. Life is short and shortly it will end. In the end, we die. This is the first of the last four things. Our death is our soul's separation from our body. It is a consequence of evil and original sin. However, death is a grace, in God's timing and providence, because it ends our toiling in the valley of tears and draws us to Himself. Upon our death, our soul appears from Jesus Christ, the Judge, who commends our soul to Heaven or condemns us to Hell. The particular judgment of our soul is the second of the last things, and Heaven and Hell are the third and fourth.We are not so much damned as to say we damn ourselves by our actions here on earth. If we are in a state of unrepentant mortal sin upon our death, we will be judged to Hell, but the choice is ours. God loves us immeasurably and desires our salvation. He wants us to be in Heaven with Him for all eternity, but will not force His love on anyone. If there are any vestiges of venial sin on our soul or attachments to sin, then we may need a “time” of purification in Purgatory, for nothing unclean can enter Heaven. Then, at the end, comes the General Judgment and the resurrection of our body. With the establishment of the new Heaven and new Earth, with our newly reunited to our soul resurrected bodies, we enjoy eternal life or punishment. What is a Soul?To help us get a fuller picture of the Catholic view, we need to ask the questions: What is a soul? What is a spirit? Are they different? What is a saint?Normally when we use the word “soul” we are referring to “spirit,” but these are a bit different concepts from one another. Generally speaking, the soul is what gives life to the body. Whatever is alive has a soul; this includes bacteria, plants, animals, humans, and angels. Of course, even the difference between a “plant soul” and an “animal soul” is vast. Human beings, specifically, have what is called a “rational soul.” Our rational soul is what allows us to think and to act, to know things and to will towards certain goods. Wherever our body is, there our soul is. We have a body and a soul; this is part of what makes us human beings. In fact, to be without either a body or a soul is the cause of various nightmares and monsters: a body without a soul is a zombie and a human soul without a body is a ghost. The related word “spirit” comes from the Latin spirare which means “to breathe.” Oftentimes, spirit is used interchangeably with soul, but spirit tends to bring with it the connotation of the higher aspects of our rational soul. The spirit could point to abstract thought, art, religion, and morality, beyond mere animation of our bodies. St. Paul lists the elements of man as spirit, soul, and body in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 and Ephesians 4:23.Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem. offers a fantastic breakdown of this distinction: “‘Soul' when distinguished from ‘spirit' means that which gives life to a body. ‘Spirit' when contrasted with ‘soul' simply means those aspects of human life and activity that do not depend on the body or on the conditions of matter, and so open the soul toward the supernatural life of grace. Human nature has all of these aspects essentially, and finally, even the body will share in the life of the spirit in the resurrection (Catholic Answers).”What is a Saint?Next, let us look at the definition of “saint.” Saint comes from the Latin “sanctus” which means holy. This term is used in both the Old and New Testaments to refer to the followers of God. We can call someone a saint on Earth who exhibits holiness in a remarkable way. Likewise, the holy souls in purgatory can be called saints in the sense that they are holy and bound for Heaven. Most of the time, however, when we use the term “saint” we are referring to the members of the Church Triumphant in Heaven. God's disciples in Heaven, who have attained purified perfection by His grace, are called saints: the holy ones of God. There are countless men and women over the last millennia who are officially recognized as saints by the Catholic Church, and there are many more who are not known by name. One does not need to be beatified and canonized in order to be a saint in Heaven. The Church simply gives us the assurance that those recognized by official canonization are definitely in Heaven. The Pagan Roots of the FestivitiesNow, back to Halloween… where did Halloween come from anyway? Well, we can speak with some historical reliability of the Celtic people in Ireland. The Druid Celtic pagans had a festival on October 31 called Samhain (pronounced “sow-in”). Let's go back in time to 837 A.D. The Celtic people celebrated this day as the start of a new year each November 1. The summer was at an end and the harvest was beginning. The dark, cold winter was on the way and the harsh Irish winter always brought death. The abbeys of Ireland had been spreading the Gospel in the area for two hundred years or so, but there were still many pagan Celts. The Celtic people believed that Samhain was the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead. On this last day of the year, the line was blurry enough for the dead to appear to the living. The celebration always happened the same way. The hearth in every home would be extinguished. Then, the Druid priests would light huge bonfires and crops and animals would be sacrificed to the Celtic gods. The next morning, the hearths would be lit from the “sacred” fire. Almost a thousand years previously, the Romans had left a few festivals in late October as well. The first was Feralia which commemorated the passing of the dead from that year. Second, there was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. These two festivals were meshed over the years with Samhain. So, the Celts had bobbing for apples and rites honoring the dead along with their bonfires, fortune-telling, and animal sacrifices. Then, the Christians came and things began to change, slowly. The Christians were rightly wary of some of the practices like fortune-telling and animal sacrifices. But, they had no problem with bonfires. They told the people that it symbolized the great light of Jesus Christ. They did not have a problem with bobbing for apples, because they are fruit from the earth, formed by the hand of the one God. They had no problem with commemorating the dead either. In fact, they were able to show many of the pagans how we pray for the dead at every single offering of the Holy Mass. The Celts were astounded that the Christians did this every single day.The monks worked hard to clean up these pagan festivities of the problematic parts. In 609 A.D. Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome to honor all Christian martyrs and established All Martyrs Day. This was expanded by Pope Gregory III in the 8th Century to include all of the saints. The Pope also did something quite providential for the folks in Druid territory: he moved the feast from May 13 to November 1! The monks and other Christians worked to combine their celebration of All Saints' Day with Samhain as much as they were able.In the years following the mid-9th Century, the celebration of All Hallows' Eve and All Saints' Day (and All Souls' Day beginning in the early 11th Century) looked like this: the communal celebration began on the Eve of All Hallows, modeled after the festival of Samhain. There were bonfires, parades, the adults and the children dressed up as saints, angels, and devils, and there were bobbing for apples. There was not a Druid priest in sight and no animal sacrifices or fortune-telling. As the community continued to be converted, Samhain passed into History, but Halloween, the Catholic Feast, remained.Should Catholics Celebrate Halloween?We now, finally, approach the question: “Should Catholics celebrate Halloween?” I want to begin by saying that I am trying my best to prudently apply the principles of Faith and Morals of the Church to the specific historical instantiation of celebrating Halloween here and now. As a prudential application, you might come to different conclusions, and that's okay. At any rate, here goes. I will try to keep this wrap up brief. If you keep in mind everything that has been stated thus far, then I say: celebrate Halloween, both in church, at home, and in the streets. Do not try to reproduce pagan rituals and do not be superstitious. Know that Satan and the demons are real and do not invite them into your life. Instead, be discerning but enjoy the candy, movies, music, decorations, and costumes, always in moderation, of course. Perhaps use it as an opportunity to meditate on your own death and be moved to contemplation of the divine. Remember the great cloud of witness of the saints and the victory of Jesus Christ over sin and death. Halloween (as the Vigil of All Saints) has been brought into the Faith as a Christian Holy Day; let us mark it as one. Let us seek to keep the good and leave the bad, just as the Holy Mother Church has taught us over the centuries. The Gospel does not come into an area and destroy culture; it elevates and purifies it. Make good distinctions and let good fun be good fun. If something is vicious or evil, then discard it. And if something is good but has been perverted, then take it back! If you like carving pumpkins, then do it! Just don't worship the pumpkins and I think you will be just fine.There is so much more to say. But, when I asked my wife what her take on this question of Catholics celebrating Halloween was… well, I'll just end with her words: “I wish people would just use their brains. It's common sense. People need to chill out and find the rational middle ground.”Thank you for reading Will Wright Catholic. This post is public so feel free to share it. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit willwrightcatholic.substack.com

Louisiana Anthology Podcast

493. We talk to Tia LeBrun, a Democratic candidate for the Third Congressional District. Tia LeBrun was born and raised in Terrebonne Parish as a member of the United Houma Nation. Being the daughter of three generations of working-class service-industry workers, Tia imagined herself working in the same industry as a child. However, she became an educator because her teachers instilled in her the desire to inspire the next generation of Louisianans. This week in Louisiana history. October 29, 1948. Birthday of journalist Bryant Gumbel, formerly of the Today show on NBC. This week in New Orleans history. Governor David Conner "Dave" Treen Sr. died at East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie on October 29, 2009.  He was the first Republican Governor of Louisiana since Reconstruction and the first Republican in modern times to have served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana. This week in Louisiana. Halloween in New Orleans Second only to Mardi Gras for its dazzling display of fun and finery, Halloween in New Orleans draws thousands to the Quarter for devilish fun while vampires, zombies, ghosts, goblins and everything else parade up and down Frenchmen Street displaying the city's legendary wit and creativity in their carefully crafted costumes. All Hallow's Eve in New Orleans is an experience to remember for both the living – and undead.     Start your Halloween adventure with one of the many haunted tours through the French Quarter or some other spooky part of the city. And then, of course, there are the world-famous cemeteries where the dearly departed are buried in tombs above ground. Hundreds of stories abound in which the ghosts of these “Cities of the Dead” make their presence known.      While prowling around the French Quarter there are a number of Voodoo shops to learn a little more about the history behind these centuries-old spiritual practices. The spirit of Marie Laveau, the High Priestess of 19th century New Orleans, can still be felt in the vibes that surround you in some of these shops. You might even learn a few spells and mystical incantations. Many of the shops have special Halloween events.      Also, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience takes place every October. Head to City Park to enjoy food, drinks, carnival rides and a stellar lineup. The crowd will be in costume and the Halloween spirit will be evident! Postcards from Louisiana. Dr. Quin G. "Pennies from Heaven."Listen on Google Play.Listen on Google Podcasts.Listen on Spotify.Listen on Stitcher.Listen on TuneIn.The Louisiana Anthology Home Page.Like us on Facebook. 

Shadow Carriers: a sonic storytelling experience
Season 3, Episode 3: Blue Was Her Favorite Color

Shadow Carriers: a sonic storytelling experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 17:28


There are some stories that get told so many times in a specific way that they become viewed as "historical fact". In today's episode, our Shadow Carriers revisited a popular story told in many French Quarter ghost tours - but found some interesting facts that give it an entirely different perspective. We invite you to join us today for a new look at a classic New Orleans haunting. _____________________________Please be sure to like us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shadowcarriersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/shadowcarriers/Twitter: https://twitter.com/shadowcarriersIf you like what you hear and want to buy your storytellers a drink, you can catch us at @shadowcarriers on Venmo.If you want more "Shadow Carriers", check out our Patreon at: patreon.com/shadowcarriers. As a Patron of the podcast, you'll be able to access exclusive, behind-the-scenes episodes, shout-outs from us, blooper reels, & more exciting things to come.If you'd like to get in touch with us, our email address is shadowcarriers@gmail.com.This Podcast and all endeavors by these individuals believe strongly that Black Lives Matter. 

Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
Spanish and Caribbean Influence in New Orleans - EP 168

Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 75:51 Very Popular


Today's episode is all about a new exhibit at the Historic New Orleans Collection. The exhibit is titled Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean and highlights Spain's impact in Louisiana. Starting on October 20, 2022 and running through January 22, 2023 the Historic New Orleans Collection will present an exhibit entitled Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean. While we call the original city the French Quarter, there is an amazing amount of Spanish influence here. The exhibit includes more than 125 pieces from THNOC's own collection as well as from other museums in the United States and Spain. To discuss the Spanish and Caribbeans influences on New Orleans, I am joined by Mr. Alfred Lemmon, Director of the Williams Research Center at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Someone Gets Me Podcast
Why Telling Your Story Matters with Laura Cayouette

Someone Gets Me Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 51:24


Laura Cayouette always owned her voice in the world of acting, writing, and filmmaking. She lives by speaking her truth and not waiting for other people's permission to express what she cares about and the change she wants to have more of in the world.  With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Laura attributes this to her willingness to listen to other people's stories and by telling her own. Join us for an inspiring new episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ Why Telling Your Story Matters with Laura Cayouette. Key points covered in this episode:  ✔️ While teaching English in college, doing modeling gigs, and running a dress shop — it took Laura Cayouette one ride home on the train when she heard a voice saying, "You're supposed to be an actor." Laura has acted in over 60 movies to date. Whether it was her inner-voice or a spiritual awakening, Laura's life tells the importance of always listening to your intuition, and that pursuing your heart's desires will never do you wrong. ✔️ Every person has a book in them, and every person should write it down. Laura says that somebody in the world will want to know what it is like to be you, and whatever you have figured out in your life is worth telling at least one person.

500 Ironic Stories
Nicolas Cage Crypt Caper

500 Ironic Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 15:27


Guarding the cemetery containing the empty Nicolas Cage crypt is usually boring. Who would be crazy enough to break in at night? Fiction short story with text and audio. The post Nicolas Cage Crypt Caper first appeared on 500 Ironic Stories.

The Upful LIFE Podcast
061: LEAH SONG [Rising Appalachia]

The Upful LIFE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 119:12


Live & direct from the Park City Song Summit with the sensational LEAH SONG ! An 80+ minute deep dive with one-half of the siren sisters Rising Appalachia. Explore the passions, pathways and pillars that built the bedrock of their unicorn sound. Unspooling Rising App fifteen years in: ambitious activism, adventurous travels, treasured traditions, and a kaleidoscopic career. Musicology and cultural anthropology. Community, collaboration, catharsis. This is powerful podcasting. 2:30 - The Mertails / The NOHM Co 6:00 - The Upful Update 10:00 introducing LEAH SONG x dedications 18:00 Conversation w/ LEAH (81 min) Leah Song takes us back to the early days in the filthy dirty South. Coming of age with one foot in fiddle camps with Mama Appalachia, and the other kickin' Dungeon Family rhymes in the high school cafeteria. Leah's version of the heroine's journey, and the sisters' half-decade long Crescent City swoon. Coming full circle to the French Quarter for a live LP from the prestigious Preservation Hall. We unpack the improv-heavy, surprise 2020 album The Lost Mystique of Being in the Know and get a window into it's ethereal masterpiece "Silver". Leah Song loves long and hard on her sister and their ever-loyal squad: essential contributions like Chloe's magnum opus "Resilient". The unique skillsets of multi-instrumentalists David Brown, Biko Casini, Duncan Wickel, Arouna Diarra, plus longtime Bayou collaborators Aurora Nealand, and Brandon Lewis. Get hip to brand-new girl-band Starling Arrow, a celestial acapella quintet featuring Leah, Chloe, Tina Malia, Marya Stark, and Ayla Nereo. Rising Appalachia has always been proudlly - and defiantly- an activist band. Leah discusses retreating from front line justice work, she ruminates on softening the storytelling with regard to protest music in a post-pandemic landscape. With her band hitting the road again, dealing hopeful global soul in search of community and spreading catharsis, the veteran songwriter reflects on the effects of the epic pause. One of the more profound programs this podcast has produced, a proud day, from Atlanta G-A all the way to the East Bay. Big Up Leah Song and Rising Appalachia. Give Thanks! Yes, indeedy. Vibe Junkie JAMZ "Downtown" - Soul Visions Rising Appalachia/The Human Experience   "Novels of Acquaintance" Rising Appalachia - live in Switzerland,  14 Sept 2018   EMAIL the SHOW! B.Getz@UpfulLIFE.com PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW on Apple Podcasts! Listen to Upful LIFE on Spotify ! Theme Song: "Mazel Tov"- CALVIN VALENTINE

Shadow Carriers: a sonic storytelling experience
Season 3, Episode 2: The Gamble

Shadow Carriers: a sonic storytelling experience

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 13:43


In the heart of the French Quarter stands a restaurant that has fully embraced its supernatural history. From the table reserved exclusively for its resident ghost to a Victorian seance lounge, Muriel's is one of the few locations where you can actually directly interact with the ghostly lore of New Orleans. But how did this restaurant come to be so haunted? For that, you'll have to listen to today's story._____________________________Please be sure to like us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shadowcarriersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/shadowcarriers/Twitter: https://twitter.com/shadowcarriersIf you like what you hear and want to buy your storytellers a drink, you can catch us at @shadowcarriers on Venmo.If you want more "Shadow Carriers", check out our Patreon at: patreon.com/shadowcarriers. As a Patron of the podcast, you'll be able to access exclusive, behind-the-scenes episodes, shout-outs from us, blooper reels, & more exciting things to come.If you'd like to get in touch with us, our email address is shadowcarriers@gmail.com.This Podcast and all endeavors by these individuals believe strongly that Black Lives Matter. 

OddBallers
Episode 42: SPOOKTOBER - Slaughterhouse

OddBallers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 33:45


Join Elizabeth Weyers as she explores the monstrous past and story of Madam Delphine Lalaurie and her slaughterhouse in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Join us on a road of horrors worse then you can imagine. Happy Spooktober!

The Mindset Forge
The Art of Storytelling and working with Tarantino and Leonardo DiCaprio

The Mindset Forge

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 81:21


In this week's episode, Barton and Laura discuss her life's work as an actor, producer, writer, and stories from Hollywood.   Links included below. Laura's Bio:Best known as Leonardo DiCaprio's sister in Quentin Tarantino's  Django Unchained, Laura has acted in over 60 movies and TV shows including Now You See Me, True Detective and Friends. She's currently recurring on Oprah Winfrey and Ava Duverney's Queen Sugar. Laura is also the author of 8 books including Know Small Parts: An Actor's Guide to Turning Minutes into Moments and Moments into a Career with a foreword by Richard Dreyfuss and endorsements from Kevin Costner, Lou Diamond Phillips, Reginald Hudlin and more.Writing Unblocked: How I Went From Writing 1 Book In 20 years To 5 Books in 4 Years helps writers of all skill levels tell their stories and create their projects. The accompanying 6-video Creating Characters course is designed to help writers develop individualized characters that come to life. Her 5-book Charlotte Reade mystery series is a love letter to the people and culture of New Orleans starting in 2009 as the Saints are headed to the Super Bowl. An award-winning filmmaker who's produced a feature film with Quentin Tarantino, Laura is currently working on a documentary about overtourism and the French Quarter - finding a balance.Cayouette earned her Master's Degree in creative writing and English literature at the University of South Alabama where she was presented the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. She's taught both English and acting/directing at various universities. A member of the Pussyfooters dance krewe, you can find her parading in Mardi Gras and working with local non-profitsLaura Cayouette's Links:https://lauracayouette.comhttps://twitter.com/KnowSmallPartshttps://www.facebook.com/lauracayouettepublichttps://www.amazon.com/Laura-Cayouette/e/B00ANI6G7U/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1493786646&sr=8-1Her YouTube Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/latonolawordpress"Writing Unblocked" E-Bookhttps://lauracayouette.samcart.com/products/writing-unblockedCreating Characters 6-Video Coursehttps://lauracayouette.samcart.com/products/creating-characters-copyThe coupon code for your audience is:  MINDSET PODCASTScottie Gillenwater's Episode: https://www.podpage.com/the-mindset-forge-podcast/scott-gillenwater-elite-obstacle-course-racer-explains-the-impact-of-ocr-culture-and-how-we-can-run-our-own-race/For more info on Barton, follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bartonguybryan

bad guys & good beer
Delphine LaLaurie's Haunted Murder Mansion

bad guys & good beer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 53:59


In mid 1800's Lousiana, Delphine LaLaurie lived as a popular socialite in the city of New Orleans. While admired by many in town, Delphine was secretly commiting horrifying, evil acts to those who lived and worked in her nearby mansion. In the end, what happened to Delphine may never truly be known, but many people still claim to experience strange incidents while visiting her French Quarter mansion. Buckle up, Buckaroos.

BIG MAMA HEX
EPISODE 55 - ROBERT JONES

BIG MAMA HEX

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 87:30


In episode 55 I am chatting with Robert Joseph Jones, new friend and owner of the amazing shop, Ysbrydoliaeth - Curiosity Shop / Magasin de curiosités. We discussed our shared backgrounds of Welsh and Deitsch along with Welsh identity, Robert's background in languages as well as teaching and writing poetry.Robert Jones, comes originally from Monroe County in northeastern Pennsylvania born of a Pennsylvania-German and Welsh family. He spent much of his formative years with his maiden aunts who were among the last of the Victorians and practiced Braucherei, Pennsylvania-German folk magic. He spent many years teaching French, German, Spanish, linguistics and literature at a small community college in Central New York before relocating to Lunenburg in the Northeast Kingdom with his spouse and three Cardigan Welsh Corgis (Marigold, Hibiscus and Wisteria). During his previous career, he spent a great deal of time traveling, especially to Wales, and New Orleans where he went to collaborate with harpist, journalist and renowned inn-keeper Barbara Lefèvre Martin on matters of Welsh independence. It was there that he became acquainted with Kutani pottery while wandering through the French Quarter after getting buzzed on chicory coffee at the old Café de Paris next to the Cabildo on Jackson Square. Barbara and he had many adventures in and around New Orleans that included Voodoo practitioners, visiting haunted houses, journalism, plotting and tracking down the ever elusive Bedwyr ap Dafydd, a self-exiled Welsh immigré and descendant of one of the great bardic families of Wales, the last known location of whom was a bar in the Lower 9th Ward before Hurricane Katrina. On his trips to Wales he became friends with Mary Jones (no relation) and her sister Olwen Thomas of Tai'n Lôn, a remote farming village in the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountains where English was rarely spoken. He made the region his base to travel elsewhere in Europe including Brittany, England, Catalonia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, France, and Spain. Even his connection to Argentina comes through Wales. In the Chubut Province of Patagonia is Gwladfa, a Welsh colony from whence hails the former editor of the Welsh North-American newspaper Ninnau for which Robert wrote off-and-on for many years beginning in the 1980's.Learn more:https://curiosityshop.us/speakwelsh.orghttps://www.madog.org/https://www.facebook.com/ysbrydoliaethhttps://www.instagram.com/ysbrydoliaeth71/The documentary that I was speaking about: The Story of Wales by BBC https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00mlrq9The Welsh poet that I quoted: Gwyneth Lewishttp://www.gwynethlewis.com/index.shtmlGraphic Designer for Ysbrydoliaeth:https://flekvt.com/

Pass The Everything
"Burder Dubber Dipper"

Pass The Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 52:48


Scary movies for the spooky season are here! The Scoop (11:57) features a TikTok restaurant trend spreading across the nation, Heinz tomato blood ketchup, a fast food chain's ghost pepper burger just in time for Halloween, the exclusive Hidden Valley Ranch home collection and an Indiana corn stand robbery. Last, PTE goes to Trader Joe's and gets questioned on the lack of pumpkin spice in his life while Ashley hits a seafood restaurant on the lakefront with the corporate credit card and orders calzones at 2 AM after a birthday party turns into a French Quarter marathon in their food high and low moments of the week (37:53).

Hamin Media Group
Garden Of Doom Episode 125: Voodoo Authentica

Hamin Media Group

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 101:57


Mambo Brandi is a Priestess in both Haitian and New Orleans Voodoo. She is a practitioner and proprietor of Voodoo Authentica, in New Orleans' famed French Quarter. She patiently explains the origins and precepts of Voodoo and answers frequently asked questions like what are Voodoo dolls, is Tarot unique to Voodoo, are zombies related to Voodoo. She explores items such as altars and magic and ceremony. If you have questions about Voodoo, they're probably answered during this show and/or you've been provided resources to do your own inquiries.

Garden Of Doom
Episode 125 Voodoo Authentica

Garden Of Doom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 97:39


Mambo Brandi is a Priestess in both Haitian and New Orleans Voodoo. She is a practitioner and proprietor of Voodoo Authentica, in New Orleans' famed French Quarter. She patiently explains the origins and precepts of Voodoo and answers frequently asked questions like what are Voodoo dolls, is Tarot unique to Voodoo, are zombies related to Voodoo. She explores items such as altars and magic and ceremony. If you have questions about Voodoo, they're probably answered during this show and/or you've been provided resources to do your own inquiries.

WWL First News with Tommy Tucker
How Is Crime Doing In The French Quarter?

WWL First News with Tommy Tucker

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 9:58


Glade Bilby joins Tommy to talk about the current crime situation in the French Quarter and what's being done about it. 

Louisiana Considered Podcast
New WYES-TV documentary honors the monumental life of civil rights icon Norman C. Francis

Louisiana Considered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 24:29


A for-sale sign recently went up in front of  one of the last clinics to provide abortions in Louisiana. As WWNO's Rosemary Westwood reports, the Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport has been forced to close following Louisiana's near-total ban on abortions. WYES-TV honors the monumental life of a living legend with tonight's premiere of Dr. Norman C. Francis: A Legacy of Leadership. The one-hour documentary tells the story of the retired Xavier University president and civil rights leader's 70 years of community service. Producer and journalist Thanh Truong tells us more about the film and how to watch it. The New Orleans Opera opens its season with The Barber of Seville. Set in the French Quarter of antebellum New Orleans, this new production gives a nod to America's first city of opera. Stage director of this production of Rossini's comic masterpiece, Ned Canty, joins us with details.  Today's episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.  You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It's available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts.  Louisiana Considered wants to hear from you! Please fill out our pitch line to let us know what kinds of story ideas you have for our show. And while you're at it, fill out our listener survey! We want to keep bringing you the kinds of conversations you'd like to listen to. Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dole Whips & Double Doubles
Ep 103 - Port Orleans 101 (Riverside and French Quarter)

Dole Whips & Double Doubles

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 62:28


This week, we're looking at two beautiful Moderate Resorts and comparing all they have to offer. Which is best...Riverside or French Quarter? We do our best to make that decision.

Louisiana Considered Podcast
In Diary of a Misfit, Casey Parks explores southern queerness in a surprising journey of acceptance

Louisiana Considered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 24:28


Hurricane season isn't in the rearview mirror quite yet as a system in the Atlantic is expected to soon become a tropical depression. Meteorologist Dan Holiday joins us for updates on impending weather. When Casey Parks came out as gay in 2002, she believed her family would never accept her. That was until her grandma told her about Roy, a “woman who lived as a man,” and was largely accepted for it in the small town of Delhi, Louisiana. This sent Casey on a decades long journey to discover the truth about Roy's life while reckoning with her own queer, Southern identity. Louisiana Considered managing producer Alana Schreiber spoke to Washington Post reporter and author Casey Parks about how her investigation into the life of Roy Hudgins led to her new book, Diary of a Misfit. Acclaimed photographer Steve Rapport has decades of experience capturing rock musicians and performers. Now, listeners can see his work at a French Quarter gallery. Rapport joins us today to discuss his career and this latest exhibition of his extraordinary rock catalog. Today's episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karl Lengel. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.  You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It's available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts.  Louisiana Considered wants to hear from you! Please fill out our pitch line to let us know what kinds of story ideas you have for our show. And while you're at it, fill out our listener survey! We want to keep bringing you the kinds of conversations you'd like to listen to. Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Troubled Men Podcast
Feral Zone 9: DR. DONALD SCHUELER REVISITED with EDDIE YOUNG and NICOLE PAVY

Troubled Men Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 60:00


The now 93-year-old author and conservationist returns to the Feral Zone with his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Eddie Young to reminisce about the French Quarter in the ‘50s, the march to Selma with M.L.K., a kinky D.A., and other highlights of their 65-year friendship. Night nurse Nicole Pavy assists with the delivery. Topics include a 19th-century cottage, a birthday party, a smart ass, a competitive relationship, military service, encounter groups, a Mexican car crash, nightclubbing, Jim Garrison, hypocrisy, Clay Shaw, a sham trial, fake IDs, aging, Dr. John, Catholic school dances, the current climate, voting, arguments, the Place, Berkeley, “Five Days At Memorial,” a whistleblower, PTSD, Katrina, the kindness of strangers, a bush fire, survival, environmental predictions, future trends, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Outro music: "These New Dreams" from "Hope Is Not For The Weak" by the Geraniums Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Nicole Pavy Facebook To Purchase Don Schueler Books

The Dark Ride
Resort Round Up – Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

The Dark Ride

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 54:58


This week on an all-new episode of Drunk Distory presents ‘The Dark Ride', we continue our deep dive into hotels around the theme park world with Drunk Distory's Resort Round Up. On this Episode, get ready to join a jazzed up second line, put some bourbon in your streets and figure out all the voodoo that you do as we scarf the king cake of Disney's moderate resorts Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter. This tiny giant has all the charm of the big easy without the smell of vomit. Adriane and Ryan dive deep into the bayou to figure out if the mickey shaped beignets are good enough to make up for all the glossy trumpet playing alligators, clowns on thrones, and smug serpents that make this cypress swamp their home. Will this proximity goldmine of mid-range hotels have us shout “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (“let the good times roll”), or will all the cheese in this po boy make us say “who dat”. There's only one way to find out!

The Scoot Show with Scoot
What can we learn from Canal St Starbucks closing?

The Scoot Show with Scoot

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 36:12


Ian, in for Scoot, talks to WWL listeners and FQMD Vice Chair Christian Pendleton about the mood in the French Quarter now that Starbucks' flagship location has closed due to safety concerns

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast
RDR 331: It's our Rope Drop Radio meet up trip report

Rope Drop Radio: A Disney Travel Planning Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 32:34 Very Popular


This last week Derek and Doug went down to Walt Disney World to do meet up's, giveaways, a VIP Tour, some new dinning, and more! Thank you everyone who came out and a sepcial thank you to TouringPlans for sponsoring our events.  Hear all about the trip from Dinning at Yachtsman to staying at French Quarter and more. Book a trip today by visiting www.TouringPlans.com/Travel and click the Rope Drop Radio tab  support the show www.patreon.com/RopeDropRadio subscribe and leave a review!  Follow us @RopeDropRadio  

Love Faith Tacos
Charleston Trip Review

Love Faith Tacos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 54:40


David and Nikki talk about their trip to Charlotte. They review the two restaurants they at which were Papi's Taqueria and California Tortilla. They talk about the gem that is Lodi coffee, their hotel the Days Inn at Goose Creek, the trip to Fort Sumpter, their time in the French Quarter, and the absolutely terrifying alien monster they heard (Yes, there is audio evidence [creepy music playing]).

Get in Loser, We’re Doing Witchcraft
Episode 27: Spooky New Orleans

Get in Loser, We’re Doing Witchcraft

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 61:30


Welcome back Witches! Who's ready for another spooky episode?  This week we're jumping on the New Orleans train.  New Orleans is FILLED with so much history and much of it is super dark.  Of course this area is rich in Voodoo and Hoodoo culture along with other witchy things, but there's also hauntings, cryptids, and so much more.  So get in losers, and lets discuss Spooky New Orleans!! We would be forever thankful if you leave our podcast a 5-Star review. If you really loved the show and want more Get in Loser content, check out our Supercast link below, or search the Supercast website for Get in Loser, We're Doing Witchcraft. You can also find us at our Buy Me a Coffee link below.  There you can purchase a membership to our podcast and obtain exclusives like, getting episodes early, shout outs on the show, access to our “Ask me anything” forum, our monthly newsletter, a promo code for merchandise, and more. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GetinWitches, on TikTok @weredoingwitchcraft or email us at weredoingwitchcraft@gmail.com. You  can support our show through our Supercast: https://getinloserweredoingwitchcraft.supercast.com/ Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/getinwitches   Music by Darren Curtis- My Dark Passenger ----more---- References: Serena, Katie. How Madame LaLaurie Turned Her New Orleans Mansion into a House of Horrors. (2021). https://allthatsinteresting.com/madame-lalaurie History of New Orleans: From Then to Now. https://www.neworleans.com/things-to-do/history/history-of-new-orleans-by-period/ Scandalous Women: Marie Laveau. https://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2012/07/marie-laveau.html Yesterday's America Editorial Team. The Forgotten History of Two New orleans Vampires. https://yesterdaysamerica.com/the-forgotten-history-of-two-new-orleans-vampires/ Exploring St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. https://www.frenchquarter.com/st-louis-cemetery-no-1/ History.com Editors. (2021). New Orleans. HISTORY. https://www.history.com/topics/us-states/new-orleans New Orleans Voodoo (n.d.). New Orleans Voodoo- The Voodoo that New Orleans Can Do. https://www.neworleans.com/things-to-do/multicultural/traditions/voodoo/ Reckdahl, Katy (n.d.). The True History and Faith Behind Voodoo. The French Quarter. https://www.frenchquarter.com/true-history-faith-behind-voodoo/ Kennon, Alexandra (2021). A Conversation with a High Priest of Vodou. Country Roads Magazine.https://countryroadsmagazine.com/art-and-culture/people-places/the-truth-about-louisiana-voodoo-vodou/ Benson, Jyl. (n.d.). The Dark Side of the French Quarter. The French Quarter.com. https://www.frenchquarter.com/the-dark-side-of-the-quarter/

Mysteries to Die For
Toe Tag: Sanctuary

Mysteries to Die For

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 10:50


Welcome to Mysteries to Die For and this Toe Tag. I am TG Wolff and am here with Jack, my piano player and producer. This is normally a podcast where we combine storytelling with original music to put you at the heart of mystery, murder, and mayhem. Today is a bonus episode we call a Toe Tag. It is the first chapter from a fresh release in the mystery, crime, and thriller genre. Today's featured release is Sanctuary by https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=4807982619d04d2cJmltdHM9MTY2MDAwNjc0OCZpZ3VpZD0yNWFhYTM2MC0zNjEyLTRhZWItYWUxMy1hZTFiYzQ5MzYzZDgmaW5zaWQ9NTE2Mg&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=78e160fa-177e-11ed-9d38-1f1f15d01890&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY2x0b2xiZXJ0LmNvbS8&ntb=1 (C.L. Tolbert). Sanctuary was released July 14, 2022 from https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=0109d11094a6e67fJmltdHM9MTY2MDAwNjcxOSZpZ3VpZD0wZDc2OWFjMC1lOWM3LTQ1NWQtYmQ4NC1mNWU0M2VkOTBlODgmaW5zaWQ9NTE4NA&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=6774216d-177e-11ed-a9cd-9e25cc25177d&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubGV2ZWxiZXN0Ym9va3MudXMv&ntb=1 (Level Best Books) and is available from https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B5YFSL54/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0 (Amazon) and other book retailers. About https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=4807982619d04d2cJmltdHM9MTY2MDAwNjc0OCZpZ3VpZD0yNWFhYTM2MC0zNjEyLTRhZWItYWUxMy1hZTFiYzQ5MzYzZDgmaW5zaWQ9NTE2Mg&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=78e160fa-177e-11ed-9d38-1f1f15d01890&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY2x0b2xiZXJ0LmNvbS8&ntb=1 (C.L. Tolbert) An attorney with thirty-five years of experience, Cynthia Tolbert retired and began writing full time. She won the Georgia State Bar Fiction Writing Contest, then developed the winning short story into the first novel of the Thornton Mystery Series, OUT FROM SILENCE, published in 2019. Two additional mysteries in the series have also been published, THE REDEMPTION, in 2021, and SANCTUARY, published in 2022. Cynthia also has a Master's of Special Education, and taught school for ten years before becoming a lawyer. She lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and schnauzer, Yoda. Visit Cynthia at https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=4807982619d04d2cJmltdHM9MTY2MDAwNjc0OCZpZ3VpZD0yNWFhYTM2MC0zNjEyLTRhZWItYWUxMy1hZTFiYzQ5MzYzZDgmaW5zaWQ9NTE2Mg&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=78e160fa-177e-11ed-9d38-1f1f15d01890&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuY2x0b2xiZXJ0LmNvbS8&ntb=1 (www.cltolbert.com) From September 12 through October 8, 2022 SANCTUARY is on tour with Partners in Crime. Check out the tour link for more content and information: https://www.partnersincrimetours.net/sanctuary-by-c-l-tolbert/ (https://www.partnersincrimetours.net/sanctuary-by-c-l-tolbert/) TG Wolff Review This is an amateur sleuth mystery with elements of a legal thriller. James Crosby, as you heard, is dead. The finger of guilt is pointed at a 19-year-old transient who was a member of the church Crosby led. Arrested, the young woman, Stacey Roberts, calls the one person she knows in New Orleans who can help her, law professor Emma Thornton. The quest for Reasonable Doubt takes Emma into the back rooms of a cult, a head shop in the French Quarter, and under the overpass. Bottom line: SANCTUARY is for you if you like sophisticated amateur sleuths, a balanced mixed of whodunnit mystery and legal thriller, and the spicy vibe that is uniquely New Orleans. Let's compare SANCTUARY to the “perfect amateur sleuth” Strengths of the story. Emma Thornton is a strong protagonist with a well-ordered mind and a good heart. Emma ferrets out facts that characters would rather keep hidden and, in doing so, does drive her story forward. Without Emma, there was a chance that Stacy would have been acquitted (depending on the astuteness of the new lawyer) but the real culprit would not have been captured and there would have been repercussions to other characters of the “bad guy getting away”. The story is 95% about the murder of James Crosby. This is a “win” for readers who just want the mystery and a “loss” for readers...

TheFamRadio
The Family 133: Katrina Babies

TheFamRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 57:13


The Fam is back and trying to figure out what is going on at Florida A&M University. Also they disect the new HBO doc called Katrina Babies about the kids that went through losing everything when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.    Also actress Stacy Dash said this week that she just found out that DMX passed away.....

Troubled Men Podcast
Feral Zone 8: SHAWN WILLIAMS' FEARLESS JOURNEY

Troubled Men Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 76:10


The Americana-noir recording artist comes in on a wave of stellar reviews for her latest, “Wallowing In The Night,” the follow-up to 2020’s acclaimed “Fear of Living, Fear of Loving” recorded entirely on her phone. No stranger to adversity, she’s endured a carjacking, RV breakdowns, and the collapse of her touring band, and that’s just this summer. Undeterred, Shawn enters the Feral Zone to tell the tale as we react to the tragic loss of our dear comrade Carlo Nuccio and recount a few treasured memories of good times with the larger-than-life drummer. Topics include Jeff Treffinger, Swiss recording sessions, the Glyn Styler band, banned from the Red Room, one last gig, Carlo Fest, working for the Nooch, a cover story, prolific output, early songwriting, local roots, a radio career, a New York move, Dick Clark, back to new Orleans, a nonsense memory, a first meeting, Tom Stern, Blue Velvet Studio, an innocent approach, a first record, solo touring, a fortune cookie, a pandemic tour, French Quarter life, playing the Sturgis bike rally, frank lyrics, family dynamics, corporate radio, Jimi Palacios, Bruce Barielle, a live band, a cruel summer, big news, Roxy Bergeron, and much more. Intro music: "The Trucker Takes A Wife" by Styler/Coman Break and Outro music: "Someone Else" and "If You're Gonna Leave" from "Wallowin' In The Night" by Shawn Williams Support the podcast: Paypal or Venmo Join the Patreon page here. Shop for Troubled Men’s Wear here. Subscribe, review, and rate (5 stars) on Apple Podcasts or any podcast source. Follow on social media, share with friends, and spread the Troubled Word. Troubled Men Podcast Facebook Troubled Men Podcast Instagram Iguanas Tour Dates René Coman Facebook Shawn williams Homepage Shawn Williams Facebook Shawn Williams Instagram Shawn Williams YouTube

Deadtime Stories
Chapter 38: Love like a Hurricane (Rebroadcast)

Deadtime Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 36:22


New Orleans is full of history, ghost stories, and true crime. The case of Zack Bowen and Addie Hall is perhaps the city's most infamous crime but the tales about the couple told late at night by ghost tours through the French Quarter don't come anywhere close to examining the couple's full story. Originally broadcast September 2, 2020.Written by Schuyler Fastenau and executive produced by Daniel Jones. Additional voices by Walker Barnes, Taylor Shurte, Tamara Perry, Jordan Katcher, Allyn Anthony Moriyon, Marissa Pistone, Jeremy Staple, Matt MacNelly, and Daniel Jones. Cover artwork by Catherine Fastenau. Theme music by Tracy Zales. Sound recording by Chelsea Bray.Follow us on:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OGDeadtimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriginaldeadtimestories/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadtimeStoriesPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeadtimeThe

Loc'd iN
S2 Ep 2 Part One

Loc'd iN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 24:51


In this week's episode, we talked about our recent trip to New Orleans and how much we enjoyed the energy of the city. One stand out experience for us was visiting the Free People of Color museum. Come get Loc'd In and join the convo! Places we visited during our New Orleans trip: Acme, Willie Maes, the French Market, the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, and Cafe Du Monde.Follow us on Twitter: @thelocdinpdcstFollow us on Instagram: @thelocdinpodcastFollow Liz on IG: @eelisabeeFollow Terri on IG: @terrileshae

Ursa Short Fiction
Story: 'Ghetto University,' by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Ursa Short Fiction

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 30:15


A professor in New Orleans loses his job and resorts to a new line of work – mugging tourists in the French Quarter.  “Ghetto University” is a short story by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, featured in his 2021 collection, The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You. Listen to the story here, and read along at ursastory.com/ghetto-university  Then come back next week for Ruffin's in-depth conversation with Ursa Short Fiction co-hosts Deesha Philyaw and Dawnie Walton.  About the Author  Maurice Carlos Ruffin is the author of The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You, a New York Times Editor's Choice that was also longlisted for the Story Prize. His first book, We Cast a Shadow, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the PEN America Open Book Prize. Ruffin is the winner of several literary prizes, including the Iowa Review Award in fiction. A New Orleans native, Ruffin is a professor of Creative Writing at Louisiana State University, and the 2020-2021 John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. Episode Links and Reading List:  “Ghetto University” (Ursa)  The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You (One World, 2021) About Maurice Carlos Ruffin Maurice Carlos Ruffin's newsletter  Story Credits “Ghetto University” Written by Maurice Carlos Ruffin Performed by Allan Thomas Directed by Adetola Abdulkadir Sound Design and Mixing by Alicia Qian Illustrations by Anthony Santagati Music: “Zizu de Calp,” Blue Dot Studios Executive Producers: Dawnie Walton & Mark Armstrong   Support Future Episodes of Ursa Short Fiction Become a Member at ursastory.com/join. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://ursastory.com/join

Infamous America
NEW ORLEANS Ep. 6 | “The Trunk Murders”

Infamous America

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 30:55


There was no place like New Orleans in the Roaring 20s. The money, the booze, and the passions flowed freely. But all was not well in an apartment near the French Quarter. Two couples had serious marital problems, and a few days before Halloween in 1927, the home became the site of an infamous crime that is still featured on ghost tours today. Take a break from serious world with the comedy podcast, The Commercial Break: TCBpodcast.com Join Black Barrel+ for ad-free episodes and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join To advertise on this podcast, please email: sales@advertisecast.com For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter. This show is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Please visit AirwaveMedia.com to check out other great podcasts like The Explorers, History of the Great War, and many more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Travel Tidbits Podcast
Resort Review: Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter EP 20

The Travel Tidbits Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 19:27


Nestled on Disney's Sassagoula River lies Port Orlean Resort - French Quarter. Listen as Nikki shares her review of Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter and find out why it's her favorite moderate resort on Walt Disney World property. Learn more about Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter at our blog! https://pineappleescapes.com/disneys-port-orleans-resort-french-quarter/ Featured in this episode: Nikki: https://pineappleescapes.com/nicolearden/ Follow Us on Social Media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PineappleEscapes/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PineappleEscapes/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@pineappleescapes YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC64Eu9B8idHopesW6D2hAhA Web: www.pineappleescapes.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Pass The Everything
"I like your segment"

Pass The Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 51:30


No Red Dress Run FOMO here but yes, there are some stories for y'all. The Scoop (9:49) features Coca-Cola that tastes like your dreams, ketchup and mustard-flavored Doritos, Miller High Life and a boozy ice cream company invent a way for you to experience a dive bar with your taste buds, gummy bear hot dogs for Halloween, and Pumpkin Spice Cheerios. Last, PTE and Ashley visit Turtle Bay in the French Quarter together when a friend of the pod tips them off on a Cheeburger Pizza complete with pickles and Ashley has an internal battle on whether or not to bribe her Uber driver to swing through McDonald's late night in their food high and low moments of the week (40:44).

Eye for an Eye
Nightmare in New Orleans- Episode 72- Zack Bowen & Addie Hall

Eye for an Eye

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 76:41


When a young mans deceased body is found on the roof top of a parking garage below the Omni Royal Hotel bar, police assume this was an unfortunate case of a death by suicide. However, a note found in the deceased mans pocket would quickly remind the people of New Orleans that truth is stranger- and much more horrifying- than fiction. Join Matt, Jules, Lisa, and our very special guest Maddie, a tour guide with NOLAs famed Ghost Adventure Tours, as she leads us around the French Quarter and into the troubled minds and relationship of ‘Hurricane- Katrina-hold-outs' Zack Bowen and Addie Hall.  To book a tour with Maddie T, please follow the link below, call New Orleans Ghost Adventures Tours and request to have her as your guide, or contact her by sending her a direct message to her instagram account @maddietemps  https://www.neworleansghostadventurestour.com Special thanks to the producers of todays show, your support means the world! : Michael and Carolyn Y. Matt M.  *Please note all opinions in the show are our own and solely in regards to the specific case we are discussing in this episode* We made a one stop shop for all the Eye for an Eye links our listeners might want to check out whether its where to listen, our merch shop, all of our socials, our email, or ways to support the show, we'd love for you to visit the link below!  https://msha.ke/eyeforeyepod/ Tired of Ads? Want to support our show? Please consider supporting Eye for an Eye with as little as $1 a month via patreon.com/eyeforeyepod Enjoy today's show? Don't forget to rate (those 5 stars are waiting to be clicked), review, subscribe and tell your friends!  Want in on the discussion?Join us on our Facebook page or group, Instagram @eyeforeyepod, twitter @eyeforeyepod or shoot us an email at eyeforeyepod@gmail.com and let us know your thoughts- does the punishment fit the crime? __ Cover Art Created by: Rachel Gregorino, dollbambino@gmail.com Music: GarageBand Mix made by Lisa  __ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Chicks and Dip Podcast
The Chicks Take New Orleans

The Chicks and Dip Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 46:48


In Season 1, Episode 11 of The Chicks and Dip Podcast, Lauren and Jamie spill all the tea on their recent trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. We're talking about all the wild things that happened to us and the characters we met on Bourbon Street, in the French Quarter and more. Here's a tease: there's a wipeout, an emergency alarm, a place called "The Dungeon" and a man named Jam. Grab the chips and dip and let's get real! Follow Lauren and Jamie at @chicksanddippod @lauren_wolverton and @jaamieburton.

The Final Word Cricket Podcast
Story Time 101 – Texting David Gower from New Orleans

The Final Word Cricket Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 94:35 Very Popular


It's Story Time, our weekly walk through cricket history via your listener quiz challenges. This week, Daniel Norcross joins Geoff Lemon on a balcony in the French Quarter in New Orleans. It is Red Dress Day, a perfect time for tales of typhoid, Glenn Maxwell, and I ❤️ New York. Or is that Jeremy Coney on a road trip to Tennessee? Come with us across the continent, following the endless white lines of the interstate. Your Nerd Pledge numbers this week: 3.59 - After Dinner Mint 2.58 - Rahul Venkat 1.91 - Jai Singh 1.16 - Jesse G. 1.28 - Ian Wolstenhome 8.10 - Prasanth Kannan 3.93 - Jeremy Bourke 4.86 - Emil Varghese 3.16 - Steve Dodd 1.02 - Jeremy Nash Send us a Nerd Pledge at patreon.com/thefinalword Find other episodes at finalwordcricket.com 20% off primo WoodstockCricket.co.uk bats with the code TFW20 15% off treatment at AdvancedHairStudio/FinalWord The Final Word is part of the Bad Producer Podcast Network Title track by Urthboy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Polk and Kush: A Not-So-Serious New Orleans Sports Podcast

Polk & Kush paint the French Quarter red with laughs and gaffes and some spicy entertainment. The Saints kick off training camp with appearances by Michael Thomas, and an excited and grateful Jameis Winston. LaToya has spent 80k+ in 6 months on lavish, tax-payer funded vacations, and is Disney really the most magical place on earth? All this and much, much more. Theme song by Mike Wiebe of Drakulas, Riverboat Gamblers, and The International News Service Podcast. Sponsored by Ale on Oak, at 8124 Oak St.

Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
Listener Questions and Answers - EP #162

Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 83:40 Very Popular


Listener Questions and Answers Today's episode is a question and answer show, where we answer questions from listeners like you! Time Stamps for Today's Show 05:42 - What is your favorite, casual restaurant right now? Narrow it to the Garden District? 06:48 - I'm hoping to visit New Orleans during the Christmas season. Are Reveillon dinners only offered on Christmas Eve or is typically the entire month of December? 08:32 - My question is, what are some things you are your family do to cope with the brutal heat of the summer months? 12:08 - How do locals feel about all of their “hidden gems” not being so hidden anymore? 15:08 - Has there been any update on the opening of the Backstreet Cultural Museum? 17:17 - Which swamp tours do you recommend? 18:46 - There's always lots of chatter online about increased crime. What's it like on the ground - are people feeling anxious about this, or is it status quo? 25:34 - I think it would be interesting if you mentioned some of your favorite books (fiction and non-fiction) about New Orleans. Books that really capture the city. 35:11 - A buddy and I are considering riding in this year's Krewe of Boo Halloween parade. Wondering if you might have any helpful tips for first-time, out-of-town float riders? Also, any favorite costume shops you can recommend in or around the French Quarter? 38:31 - My husband and I will be returning with our son (9) in mid-October. Anything specific to that time of the year that is great for families that love to have fun? 41:55 - If you ever want to talk mirliton I'm happy to help. 42:33 - Have you interviewed Jalence Isles? She is the founder of Where Black NOLA Eats and a serious champion of black owned restaurants in the city. 45:40 - I am an alum of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and would love to know more about the Gentilly Neighborhood and how it have changed over the years. 47:01 - My daughter and I love New Orleans. She loves New Orleans so much that she is starting at Tulane as a freshman this year! She moves in August 15th. My husband has never been to New Orleans!! I'm looking for suggestions of things to do that will show him how awesome the city is - while simultaneously escaping the heat. 48:33 - What if you covered a topic that's been done, like Mardi Gras - but from a different perspective? Have someone on from a krewe, and they can explain what it's like, how to join (can we live out of state?), what it means to be a part of their krewe. Even a few different people from different krewes… 49:40 – What about someone like Mason Hereford from Turkey and the Wolf. His cookbook just came out (just and he recently competed on Iron Chef? Not just him but Isaac Toups too. They worked together for raising funds for Ukranian refugees. 51:33 - I think a great topic for a future show would be uniquely New Orleans charities and non-profits. Bridge House Grace House comes to mind and so many others would be great to highlight and celebrate. There is so much good being done in our city 53:04 - Perhaps you could interview someone from the Krewe of Red Beans about their community work. 53:54 - What are a couple food/drink, New Orleans History and Voodoo/Ghost tours you would recommend? 56:43 - I've heard that taking a ferry ride to Algiers and walking the bank is a good way to spend an hour or two seeing New Orleans from a different point of view, but I've also read that the ferry schedule can be inconsistent and somewhat unreliable to plan a day around. What are your thoughts? 58:53 - I am a big planner- planning is part of the fun for me, even if we don't stick to all my plans. Many others, however, believe the best way to enjoy a few days in New Orleans is to go light on the planning and just let the trip happen on its own. What are your thoughts? 1:02:57 - Have you interviewed Sam Malvaney? He lives in the FQ and his home is called the Museum of Bad Taste. 1:03:20 - How did you start your podcast and what has been the best and worst things about it that you didn't expect? 1:07:49 - Is there TV or local icons that are New Orleans Legends ? Such as kids show hosts or guys that did local tv variety shows or similar? Who are celebrities that claim New Orleans as home that might surprise us ? 1:13:52 What's the deal with BIG SHOT soda? Was a New Orleans based soda company with flavors including grape, pineapple, strawberry, black cherry, root beer, creme soda and more. Now owned by a national company 1:15:25 - Is there something happening in town that's causing businesses to close besides the current economy? 1:19:43 - Been a yearly visitor since Mardi Gras 1990. Just got your book this week. It's a definite thumbs up! 1:19:52 - Someone in here asked about the history of the fleur de Lis in New Orleans. French, Italian, Catholic, French Canadian? I'd love to hear an episode on that. 1:20:13 - How easy/hard is it to get into Kermit Ruffin's Mother-In-Law-Lounge? Is it safe to travel to and more importantly from?