How Bourbon Street Happened, a Discussion with Richard Campanella

View down Bourbon Street, c1900, courtesy Library of Congress and Bourbon Street: A History by Richard Campanella

All About Bourbon Street Today’s episode is about the most famous 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… Continue reading How Bourbon Street Happened, a Discussion with Richard Campanella

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… Continue reading The Madams, Music, and Musicians of Storyville, New Orleans – Episode #35