Questions and Answers – Nov 2021

Q&A Show

Today’s episode is a question and answer show where we answer questions from listeners like you.


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 great New Orleans stories in some of our most historic spaces—and admission is free.

Don’t miss the immersive film about the history of the French Quarter at night, or any of the museum’s changing exhibitions in the brand new Tricentennial Wing. Go to to plan your trip.

Liz Wood

The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor.

That’s where Liz Wood comes in.

Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase

Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality.

Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Mortgage.

While you are working with Liz you need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy at Gulf Coast and let him help you get everything in place. That’s what we did on our recent refi and it was as smooth as could be. Links in the show notes. Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Bank


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Questions with Timestamps

1. Why are city services so bad? (3:43)

2. How have marching bands been affected? (7:37)

3. Why don’t more people walk in New Orleans? (11:36)

4. Favorite place for live music? (15:07)

5. Thoughts on retiring in NOLA (16:57)

6. Early morning New Orleans suggestions (20:29)

7. Katrina episode? (23:48)

8. Local musician episodes upcoming? (29:15)

9. Have you ever felt the city is dangerous for your kids? (30:27)

10. A map for the wall murals? (34:30)

11.  Holiday traditions that are different in New Orleans (36:15)

12. Doreen Ketchens street performance? (38:40)

13. Are the cemeteries open to tourists? (40:42)

Resources and Previous Episodes Mentioned

Offbeat Magazine is a great place to find listings of live music in New Orleans.

This story by Will Coviello at is two years old but a good jumping off point for finding murals and outdoor art in New Orleans.

These two episodes cover things to do in New Orleans during the holidays:

Episode 75 – Fall/Winter Festivals

Episode 79 – Ian McNulty – Reveillon Dinners

Want to pick up a Beyond Bourbon Street t-shirt or other great New Orleans themed shirts? Check out NOLA T-Shirt Club!

Doreen Ketchens is a classically trained clarinetist who performs most afternoons on Royal Street.

Episode 57 – St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans

List of All Beyond Bourbon Street Partners & Sponsors

Liz Wood Realty
NOLA T-Shirt Club
Bienville Capital
Workplace Solutions
Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
Honey Island Kayak Tours
The Occasional Wife
NOLA Boards
Access Strength
Old 77 Hotel
Sweet Olive Soap Works
New Orleans Architecture Tours
Slice Pizzeria

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Thank You

Thanks to Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcasting Services for being the intro voice of the podcast and its editor. Thanks also to Scott McCrossen for the artwork, logo, and branding that makes Beyond Bourbon Street stand out.

Mark Bologna


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