105 episodes

Beyond Bourbon Street is the podcast where we explore the food, music, places, people and events that make New Orleans unique.
Whether you are planning a trip, currently living in New Orleans or simply wanting a taste of the Crescent City from wherever you are, you’ve come to the right place!

Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans Mark Bologna

    • Places & Travel

Beyond Bourbon Street is the podcast where we explore the food, music, places, people and events that make New Orleans unique.
Whether you are planning a trip, currently living in New Orleans or simply wanting a taste of the Crescent City from wherever you are, you’ve come to the right place!

    My Top Thing to Do in New Orleans Right Now - Episode #105

    My Top Thing to Do in New Orleans Right Now - Episode #105

    Today’s show is the answer to a question I got from my dental hygienist recently. She asked, "what one thing would you recommend people do in New Orleans right now, beyond Bourbon Street?"

    On today's show, I answer her question and tell you why and how I would do it.

    • 41 min
    10 Reasons I Love New Orleans - Episode #104

    10 Reasons I Love New Orleans - Episode #104

    Today’s show is about 10 things I am grateful for about New Orleans. This has been on my mind as I work on the Beyond Bourbon Street Travel Guide, and as I think about the end of 2019.

    • 47 min
    Coffee, Carnival, and Questions - Episode #103

    Coffee, Carnival, and Questions - Episode #103

    Today's episode is a Q&A show with a bit of a twist.

    I am joined by Shelby Westfeldt. Shelby's family has been in the coffee trading business since 1851. They also have a long family history when it comes to Carnival and the Rex Organization.

    Join Shelby and I as we discuss the family business and her experience as the Queen of Carnival in 2003. We then shift gears and answer listener questions about everything from coffee to the cleanest bathrooms on Bourbon Street.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Paul Sanchez - New Orleans Best Songwriter - Episode #102

    Paul Sanchez - New Orleans Best Songwriter - Episode #102

    Paul Sanchez is the best songwriter in New Orleans. He's been writing songs and telling stories since he was six years old. Join us as we talk about New Orleans, music and storytelling.

    Learn about the earliest days of Paul's former band Cowboy Mouth, his connection to Steven Soderbergh, and who has the best singing voice in New Orleans.

    Paul's first solo release was Jet, Black and Jealous (1992). It's still one of my favorite albums by any singer songwriter.

    • 53 min
    Louisiana and the Francophonie - Episode #101

    Louisiana and the Francophonie - Episode #101

    Today's episode is about the story behind Louisiana becoming a member of the Francophonie, also known as l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

    The Francophonie is comprised of 84 countries, provinces, and one state (Louisiana) whose membership works together to celebrate and preserve French language and culture.

    • 47 min
    St. Bernard Parish Massacre of 1868 - Episode #100

    St. Bernard Parish Massacre of 1868 - Episode #100

    In October 1868 dozens of African Americans were massacred in St. Bernard Parish, a few miles downriver from New Orleans.

    Today's episode is about this little known event. It is a story about freedom, Reconstruction, a Presidential election, and a fight between cultures.

    To help us learn about the St. Bernard Parish Massacre, I'm joined by Chris Dier, an author, educator and the 2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year.

    • 54 min

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