Mardi Gras 2023 with Arthur Hardy

2023 Mardi Gras Guide Cover

Mardi Gras 2023 Today’s episode is our annual discussion of Carnival and Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Arthur Hardy, publisher of the Mardi Gras Guide. We discuss history, what’s new in 2023 and more. To purchase the 47th annual edition of the Arthur Hardy Mardi Gras guide, click here. Sponsors Sunset Chasers Need help… Continue reading Mardi Gras 2023 with Arthur Hardy

Idea Village and NOEW – Entrepreneurship in New Orleans

The Idea Village

The Idea Village and NOEW Today’s episode is a bit unique. As you probably know The New Orleans economy is heavily focused on tourism and hospitality. Today, I wanted to dive into a question I sometimes get about entrepreneurship and the tech community in New Orleans. To do that, we’re going to talk about something… Continue reading Idea Village and NOEW – Entrepreneurship in New Orleans

Economy Hall

Cover of Economy Hall by Fatima Shaik

Economy Hall Today’s episode is about Economy Hall, an organization founded in the 1800s to create and preserve a society for free men of color. It became so much more than that, including a hotbed of a new form of American music known as jazz. To help us dive into the topic, I’m joined by… Continue reading Economy Hall

Questions and Answers about New Orleans

Questions and Answers about New Orleans Today’s episode is a question and answer show where I answer questions from listeners like you. These are always fun and cover a wide range of topics. I like to do Q&A shows about once a quarter. We get so many new listeners, as well as members of our… Continue reading Questions and Answers about New Orleans

Spanish and Caribbean Influence in New Orleans

Spanish and Caribbean Influence in New Orleans

Spanish and Caribbean Influence in New Orleans 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… Continue reading Spanish and Caribbean Influence in New Orleans

Abita Springs and Fall Fest- Episode 167

Fall Fest Abita Springs

Abita Springs and Fall Fest Today, we’re headed across Lake Pontchartrain to the town of Abita Springs where we’ll discover some history, places to eat and drink, and a wonderful Fall Festival. Joining me to discuss all things Abita Springs is Anthony Essaied, owner of the Abita Brew Pub and co-founder and President of the… Continue reading Abita Springs and Fall Fest- Episode 167

Mosca’s, a New Orleans Tradition

Provino and Lisa Mosca, sitting outside Mosca's restaurant

Mosca’s – a New Orleans Tradition Today’s episode is all about a family owned Italian roadhouse on the West Bank of New Orleans. We’re joined by Lisa Mosca, who along with her mom, keeps the family tradition alive at Mosca’s. Founded in 1946 in Avondale, Louisiana on the West Bank of New Orleans, Mosca’s has… Continue reading Mosca’s, a New Orleans Tradition

American Italian Cultural Center- Episode 165

American Italian Cultural Center Today, we’re going to learn about the American Italian Cultural Center, and the history and impact of Italians on New Orleans. I’m joined by the Chairman of the Cultural Center, Mr. Frank Maselli. The American Italian Cultural Center is located in the Central Business District/Warehouse District and is a terrific small… Continue reading American Italian Cultural Center- Episode 165