Carnival and Mardi Gras 2022 – Episode #151

Carnival and Mardi Gras 2022 Today’s episode is all about Carnival and Mardi Gras 2022. Join me and Arthur Hardy, publisher of Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide, as we discuss, changes, traditions, and more. Resources To purchase your copy of REX: 150 Years of the School of Design, click here Previous Episodes Mentioned During my… Continue reading Carnival and Mardi Gras 2022 – Episode #151

Mardi Gras 2021 – Ep #127

About This Episode Today’s episode is about Mardi Gras 2021. More specifically, about the COVID-induced changes and what they mean for Carnival season. I’m joined by Mardi Gras expert Arthur Hardy. You can also get more Mardi Gras content by checking out Arthur’s You Tube Channel. Previous Episodes Mentioned An Interview with Arthur Hardy –… Continue reading Mardi Gras 2021 – Ep #127

Talking Mardi Gras with Peggy Scott Laborde

Talking Mardi Gras with Peggy Scott Laborde

Talking Mardi Graswith Peggy Scott Laborde Today’s show was recorded live at the King Cake Hub in New Orleans. My guest is Peggy Scott Laborde, the Senior Producer at WYES and host of Steppin’ Out, the only weekly television show about New Orleans culture and arts. We talk about Mardi Gras past and present, and… Continue reading Talking Mardi Gras with Peggy Scott Laborde

Rex, King of Carnival – Episode #84

Boeuf Gras, Rex Parade 2017

Rex, King of Carnival Today’s episode is all about Mardi Gras and the Rex parade. I am joined by a former King of Carnival, Dr. Stephen Hales. In addition to reigning as Rex in 2017, Dr. Hales is the archivist and historian for the School of Design, the organization that puts on the Rex parade.… Continue reading Rex, King of Carnival – Episode #84

The Language of New Orleans – Episode #72

  The Language of New Orleans In today’s episode, we explore the language of New Orleans.  A dictionary and pronunciation guide for visitors to the Crescent City.  You’ll get a flavor of the city, learn a little about the history, and know what you’re getting into when you come to visit!   New Orleans owes its colorful language to the mix… Continue reading The Language of New Orleans – Episode #72

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 history of Carnival and Mardi Gras in both Mobile and New Orleans.   On… Continue reading Who Invented Mardi Gras? – Episode #56

Ten Places to Eat Like a Local in New Orleans

Ten Places to Eat Like a Local Ever wonder where the locals eat? Today, we answer that question. At least from this local’s perspective! In episode 37 I cover ten places in New Orleans I frequently recommend. Some of these are well known. Others are off the beaten path. This list includes neighborhood restaurants and a… Continue reading Ten Places to Eat Like a Local in New Orleans

A Discussion with Mardi Gras Expert Arthur Hardy

Mardi Gras Expert – Arthur Hardy In this episode, I talk with Arthur Hardy, the founder and publisher of Arthur Hardy’s annual Mardi Gras Guide. Arthur’s guide is THE resource for Mardi Gras. It contains everything you need to help you enjoy the Carnival season, including parade maps, history, insider tips and more. Listen in as… Continue reading A Discussion with Mardi Gras Expert Arthur Hardy