Questions and Answers from Listeners – Episode #154

About this Episode

Today’s episode is a Q&A show with questions from listeners like you.

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Listener Questions

02:07 – what was your favorite Carnival memory/moment this year
03:05 – Jazz Camp attendee asks what his wife should do while he’s Jazzing
05:28 – Talk about Midcity area
09:42 – When is the BBS Book Release? Who are you most excited to see at Jazz Fest? When will you have James Cullen back on?
13:20 – French Quarter Fest/Indian Museum, what are best bars/restaurants in area?
16:17 – tell me about Pirate’s Alley
17:57 – coffee – Talk about Chicory, Cafe Au Lait
20:49 – Lefcadio Hearn and his impact on culture?
23:54 – Favorite Parades (Day/Night/Family/NOTFamily)
29:04 – Favorite non-Canival season parade
30:04 – Hear more about your book publishing process
30:30 – What is a New Orleans Place or Event you still want to experience for first time?
32:00 – What’s the history of praline?
33:25 – Tips for bringing grandkids to Mardi Gras
35:50 – Tips for first timers at Jazzfest?
36:20 – what was your overall take on this Carnival season
37:28 – How’s Your back? How’s the book? Can you bring in food to Jazzfest?
38:16 – When will Beyond Bourbon Street come out as an audiobook?
39:02 – what goes into being a crew member of a large parade?
42:47 – what are your must haves in the bag for Jazzfest
44:50 – traditions, myths that resonate around New Orleans?
47:34 – camping options near New Orleans?
48:52 – what’s changed since the pandemic?
51:15 – life of an oyster shucker?
52:44 – well seasoned versus mouth on fire?
54:25 – what’s it like to be a kid in New Orleans?

Previous Episodes Mentioned

09 – Happy Jazz Fest!
39 – Top Ten Things to Do on Your First Visit
82 – Free or Nearly Free Things to Do
105 – Top Things to Do in New Orleans Right Now

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