Four must-listen NOLA podcasts

Lauren Berg, Contributing Writer

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There are a number of fantastic podcasts on New Orleans culture, cuisine and more. (Ashley Chen)

The city of New Orleans is full of different cultural, historical and social points of intrigue. Finding interesting ways of learning about these things, however, can sometimes be a challenge. These podcast recommendations are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of listeners.

New Orleans Unsolved

For any true-crime podcast lovers, this one is for you! This podcast explores unsolved crimes within the already haunting city of New Orleans. Hosted by investigative journalists and couple Anna Christie and Thanh Truong, this podcast engages listeners in an intriguing conversation about true-crime mysteries. The current season focuses on who killed Eddie Wells, a 17-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River. This podcast is sure to have you on the edge of your seat.

It’s A Good Life, Babe

Are you interested in learning more about New Orleans culture? This podcast is for you! Geoffrey Douville and Joel Jackson discuss everything from current events to New Orleans Pelicans trades. Listen to their honest conversations on a diverse range of subjects and get educated on everything New Orleans. I especially enjoy listening to their tales of the New Orleans experiences they have had. This podcast definitely teaches you what it means to miss this beautiful city.

Louisiana Eats!”

“Louisiana Eats!” follows food icon Poppy Tooker on her journey to find some of the best food throughout Louisiana. Tooker meets with the people behind some of New Orleans’ most loved restaurants as well as the farmers who are producing and preparing some of the freshest foods. This podcast explores specific food items and traditions, which makes it the perfect podcast for anyone who enjoys the culinary arts. Listen to the episode, “Katrina — A Long Look Back,” to hear a very real and interesting discussion about how the hurricane has affected the city’s food industry.

Beyond Bourbon Street

“Beyond Bourbon Street” is another great podcast to listen to when you want to learn more about what makes New Orleans so unique. It covers everything from the food to the music to the events going on around the city. This podcast gives insider information on the city and helps listeners stay connected no matter where they are listening. To learn more about how to truly experience this beautiful city during the pandemic, I recommend listening to the “How To Experience New Orleans Now” episode