First Time Visitor to New Orleans – Episode 135

Top Ten Things to Do on Your First Visit to New Orleans Planning your first trip to New Orleans? Wondering what should be on your list of things to do, eat, and see? We answer those questions and more on episode #135 of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast! This list includes the top things every… Continue reading First Time Visitor to New Orleans – Episode 135

Battle of New Orleans – Episode 128

Painting by Edward Percy Moran depicting the Battle of New Orleans. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Battle of New Orleans In this episode, I talk with Ed Branley, author, historian, podcaster and contributor to GoNOLA.com. Together, we dive into the Battle of New Orleans. Imagine this: You are standing in Jackson Square. You look up at Andrew Jackson atop his horse and wonder why he’s there. Sure, you know about the battle… Continue reading Battle of New Orleans – Episode 128

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

The History of Bourbon Street – Episode #68

View down Bourbon Street, c1900, courtesy Library of Congress and Bourbon Street: A History by Richard Campanella

The History of Bourbon Street Today’s episode is about the most famous street in New Orleans. I originally planned this show as an April Fools’ edition, since the podcast is called Beyond Bourbon Street. As I started my research, however, I quickly came to the realization there wasn’t much written about the actual street. I was… Continue reading The History of Bourbon Street – Episode #68

The St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans – Episode #57

Little Sisters of the Poor tomb at St. Louis #3

Cemeteries & Traditions in New Orleans In this episode, Mark talks with Sally Asher, author of The St Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans.  Sally’s book is a fascinating exploration into the lives of the people buried in some of New Orleans’ most historic cemeteries. Listen in as Mark and Sally talk about why New Orleanians… Continue reading The St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans – Episode #57

Bienville’s Dilemma and the Founding of New Orleans – Episode #53

Bienville's Dilemma, by Richard Campanella

Bienville’s Dilemma and the Founding of New Orleans In the Spring of 1718, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville presided over a small ceremony on the banks of the Mississippi River and officially founded what we know today as the City of New Orleans. How did Bienville come to choose this site for New Orleans? What… Continue reading Bienville’s Dilemma and the Founding of New Orleans – Episode #53

Preservation Hall – Episode 52

Preservation Hall Courtyard. December 2017

Preservation Hall Since 1961, Preservation Hall has been the epicenter of traditional jazz music in New Orleans. In today’s episode, we visit with Ben Jaffe, the band leader of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. After a visit to New Orleans on their honeymoon in 1961, Ben’s parents Allan and Sandra Jaffe created Preservation Hall. Along… Continue reading Preservation Hall – Episode 52

Small Business Spotlight – Episode #51

Hand-lettered cards. Lionheart Prints.

Small Business Spotlight Today’s episode of the Beyond Bourbon Street podcast is all about shopping local in New Orleans. It was inspired by Small Business Saturday and a desire to support some of the wonderful makers and business owners in the New Orleans. Have you ever wanted to purchase something to remind you of your… Continue reading Small Business Spotlight – Episode #51

Moving to New Orleans, Part Two – Episode 50

Moving to New Orleans Have you ever thought about moving to New Orleans, but didn’t know where to start? We’re here for you! This is the 2nd of our two part series all about moving to New Orleans! If you missed the first part back in episode 48, check it out on our website, Apple Podcasts,… Continue reading Moving to New Orleans, Part Two – Episode 50

Moving to New Orleans, Part I – Episode 48

Moving to New Orleans

Moving to New Orleans Have you ever wanted to move to New Orleans? Wonder where to start and what you need to consider? This is the episode for you! In today’s show, I sit down with three people who made the leap and moved to New Orleans. Jennifer is a married mother of two young boys.… Continue reading Moving to New Orleans, Part I – Episode 48