Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge – Episode #161

Marker located at the corner of Iberville and Chartres. New Orleans.

Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge On June 24, 1973 an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge. Within moments fire engulfed the bar, and ultimately claimed the lives of 32 people. It was the largest massacre of LGBTQ individuals in the United States until the Pulse… Continue reading Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge – Episode #161

Local Lens with NOLA T-Shirt Club – EP 159

Today’s episode is a discussion with Jackie and John Abston, owners of NOLA T-Shirt Club. We’ll talk about their business, favorite haunts, and things to do as the summer heats up! Check out this episode! Sponsors Liz Wood Realty The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready… Continue reading Local Lens with NOLA T-Shirt Club – EP 159

They Called Us River Rats – Episode #156

The Mississippi River Batture Today’s episode is all about the people who live and have lived along the sliver of land between the levee and the Mississippi River called the batture. To help me explore this culture I’ve enlisted the help of Macon Fry, author of the book They Called Us River Rats, and himself… Continue reading They Called Us River Rats – Episode #156

Questions and Answers from Listeners – Episode #154

About this Episode Today’s episode is a Q&A show with questions from listeners like you. Sponsor: The Historic New Orleans Collection Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. There, you’ll get to explore three centuries of… Continue reading Questions and Answers from Listeners – Episode #154

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Mardi Gras Indians Episode 153

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Mardi Gras Indians – a New Orleans Treasure! In this episode Mark explores the history and traditions of the Mardi Gras Indians.  We give you the run down on who they are, and what they do.  We discuss their significance in New Orleans and the tremendous effort they put into their craft.  We also give you the inside… Continue reading Mardi Gras Indians Episode 153