Who Invented Mardi Gras? – Episode #56

Rex Float portraying cowbellians

Who Invented Mardi Gras? In today’s episode, we tackle a controversial subject – who invented Mardi Gras? Mobile or New Orleans? My guest is Ted Flotte, with the Historic Mobile Preservation Society and Joe Cain Marching Society. Ted and I explore the┬áhistory of Carnival and Mardi Gras in both Mobile and New Orleans.   On… Continue reading Who Invented Mardi Gras? – Episode #56

Louisiana Plantation Country – Episode #55

Nottoway Plantation, Dec 2017

Louisiana Plantation Country – a Trip Along River Road In today’s episode, we visit Louisiana plantation country. We’ll travel along the stretch of river road from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Along the way, we’ll visit twelve plantations. On today’s show, you’ll get… An overview of each plantation, and an idea of what to expect.… Continue reading Louisiana Plantation Country – Episode #55

Slavery in Louisiana – a Visit to Whitney Plantation – Episode #54

Slave Cabin, Whitney Plantation December 2017

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… Continue reading Slavery in Louisiana – a Visit to Whitney Plantation – Episode #54