“In New Orleans, culture doesn’t come down from on high, it bubbles up from the streets.”
— Ellis Marsalis
No place anywhere on Earth is like New Orleans. When Ellis Marsalis appeared on the World Footprints podcast he echoed his quote above. James Carville told us that New Orleans is a place that just gets up in your skin. You’ll find their stories below.
Visit New Orleans, it is an ultimate place. There is so much more to New Orleans than Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras and the stories below touch on a variety of aspects that showcase the richness of The Big Easy.
You can learn about New Orleans‘ contribution to our rich American history (the full narratives), the music from jazz to zydeco, museums and food–ah, yes, the food!
Visit New Orleans, it is so big that it is known by many names:
- The Big Easy.
- Crescent City.
- Birthplace of Jazz.
- The Hollywood South.
- Crawfish Town.
- The Paris of the South.
Let the good times roll and you enjoy these stories about NOLA, a city that speaks to our heart and soul.
Join us as author Fatima Shaik uncovers the rich hidden history of a free Black brotherhood that was almost lost forever. Read moreNew Orleans History
We think of southern ladies of yore as deferring to their gentlemen about anything concerning business. Not so with the ladies of Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Read moreNew Orleans History
Remembering Chef Leah Chase (Jan. 6, 1923 – June 1, 2019). The spirit of New Orleans is showcased in the people we met and the places we visited for this show. At the time of this taping the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing recovery of the Big Easy … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Experiences History
New Orleans has been the backdrop of many dark chapters in American history, but perhaps none so shocking as the slave rebellion of 1811. We will explore the history of America’s largest slave revolt with author Daniel Rasmussen who organized his research in his book, American Uprising: The Untold Story … Read more Read moreNew Orleans History Literature & Music
World Footprints broadcast center at the Hard Rock Cafe in New Orleans. From left to right: Mark Romig, Kelly Schulz, Tonya Fitzpatrick, Ian Fitzpatrick, Ed Cole. (c) World Footprints MediaIn the second hour of our French Quarter Festival 2012 broadcast we will keep the good times rolling, Mark Romig, President … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Volunteer Travel Events & Festivals Literature & Music
In our first hour of the 2012 French Quarter Festival broadcast we will celebrate our 5th anniversary of LIVE broadcasts from New Orleans by sharing sound bites from the previous years. You’ll recognize prior guests and the comedy relief they offered on past shows; guests like Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. and … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Events & Festivals Food & Drink
New Orleans has so much to offer and we’ll introduce a few more of the city’s treasures including indie soul singer/songwriter Theresa Andersson who stops by to talk about how life in New Orleans has influenced her music and how she merged the culture of New Orleans with that of … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Food & Drink
World Footprints Radio continues with its special broadcast from New Orleans during French Quarter Festival 2010. Stevie McKee will talk about the 7th Ward and Faubourg Treme, an historic neighborhood recently made famous by HBO. Then we’ll be rockin’ with the “Mick Jagger of the Marsh” and Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Events & Festivals Literature & Music
Mardi Gras Indian costume in the New Orleans African-American Museum. Photo: Tonya FitzpatrickWorld Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this hour we will share more "must see" museums, including the New Orleans African-American Museum. We'll also speak to a … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Events & Festivals History
The FQF crowd at Jackson Square in New Orleans. Photo: Tonya FitzpatrickWorld Footprints returns to New Orleans for our signature broadcast from Jackson Square for French Quarter Festival! During this broadcast we'll introduce you to All-Star musicians, Trumpeter Connie Jones and Clarinet player Tim Laughlin. Connie & Tim grace the … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Events & Festivals Literature & Music
The best way to experience a city is through the eyes of a local. We’ll travel to New Orleans and walk along Paris’s rue des Martyrs with the people who know them best. Democratic consultant James Carville says that New Orleans is defined by its culture and way of life … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Insights Off the Beaten Path Literature & Music
Laura Plantation. Photo: Tonya FitzpatrickLouisiana's Creole culture and a famed New Orleans' neighborhood share the spotlight on today's show. Our Creole cultural exploration takes us just outside New Orleans to the Old Mississippi River Road where we'll share the story of a Creole family and a plantation named Laura–voted "Best … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Experiences Off the Beaten Path History
The city known as La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) came into being on May 7, 1718. Named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans in France, the city’s port made it an ideal area for the French Mississippi Company under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. Under the terms of … Read more Read moreNew Orleans History
World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival (FQF) 2-hour broadcast. This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square. This second hour of our FQF broadcast explores the unique history of New Orleans with two prominent professors from the University of … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Off the Beaten Path Religious Travel Events & Festivals History
Today’s show will find World Footprints traveling to the crown jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, revisiting a dark chapter in American history, and uncovering the best that New Orleans has to offer. The Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana is an antebellus plantation and sister property of the famous Greenbrier Resort in Virginia. … Read more Read moreNew Orleans Family Travel History