20 episodes

Each episode of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is devoted to a single story or subjects from New Orleans’ rich history.

TriPod: New Orleans At 300 Laine Kaplan-Levenson

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Each episode of TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is devoted to a single story or subjects from New Orleans’ rich history.

    New Orleans: 300 // Bulbancha: 3000

    New Orleans: 300 // Bulbancha: 3000

    This is the final episode of Tripod. For these past three years, we’ve been telling stories about New Orleans. But, before it was ever called New Orleans, this place already had a name: Bulbancha . The people that host Laine Kaplan-Levenson spoke with for this episode use this name when they tell people where they live. They live in Bulbancha, and they are telling today’s story -- what it’s like living in present day Bulbancha, and what it’s been like, as a native person, seeing the city

    • 29 min
    TriPod Xtras: Kiese Laymon

    TriPod Xtras: Kiese Laymon

    Kiese Laymon is a Mississippi based writer, who’s just released a new book titled "Heavy: An American Memoir." In it, he writes about his struggles with eating disorders and addiction, abuse, and his relationship with his mother. TriPod’s Laine Kaplan-Levenson sat down with Laymon to talk about what his students at the University of Mississippi think about New Orleans, his memoir, and how his literary success fits into a growing trend of black writers from the south receiving national attention.

    • 25 min
    WWNO Presents: 'Sticky Wicket'

    WWNO Presents: 'Sticky Wicket'

    TriPod: New Orleans at 300 shares the first episode of WWNO's new series, Sticky Wicket

    • 31 min
    Desire, Louisiana

    Desire, Louisiana

    Tripod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a look at the Desire community, then and now. If you've from New Orleans, or you’ve lived here for a minute, you know how often locals identify themselves by their neighborhood. Before Katrina, for thousands of New Orleans residents, these neighborhoods were public housing developments: the Magnolia, B.W. Cooper, C.J. Peete, the Calliope. All those developments are now gone, they’ve all been demolished, and so they’re not part of what’s been this ongoing

    • 22 min
    TriPod Xtras: Peter Marina (Podcast Edit)

    TriPod Xtras: Peter Marina (Podcast Edit)

    TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod Xtra segment. As part of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s literary ‘Arts and Letters’ series, Laine Kaplan-Levenson spoke with sociologist Peter Marina in front of a live audience about his book ‘Down and Out in New Orleans.’ The two discussed the various informal economies in New Orleans, and alternative lifestyles people choose as a way to live outside of mainstream society. Laine starts the conversation with what Marina’s book is inspired by

    • 46 min
    TriPod Xtras: Peter Marina (Radio Edit)

    TriPod Xtras: Peter Marina (Radio Edit)

    TriPod: New Orleans at 300 returns with a new TriPod Xtra segment. As part of the New Orleans Museum of Art’s literary ‘Arts and Letters’ series, Laine Kaplan-Levenson spoke with sociologist Peter Marina in front of a live audience about his book ‘Down and Out in New Orleans.’ The two discussed the various informal economies in New Orleans, and alternative lifestyles people choose as a way to live outside of mainstream society. Laine starts the conversation with what Marina’s book is inspired by

    • 17 min

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