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Mark Bologna

Mark Bologna is the producer and host of Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans.
Recent episodes featuring Mark Bologna
Hurricane Prep - Episode #94
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Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
Do you ever wonder how hurricane prep works in New Orleans? I got lots of questions in our Facebook group in the days leading up to Hurricane Barry. Today, I’ll share my tips on hurricane prep in New Orleans, and we’ll also answer questions from our Facebook community. Timestamps for Today's Episode 03:36 Should I Stay or Should I Go? 11:16 What Do You do to Prepare? Even before Hurricane Season 22:36 What to take if you go, what to do if you stay 29:36 Why do people stock up on alcohol for storms? 31:36 How do you secure your garbage can if you don’t have a fence? 32:51 When do you decide how or when to board windows? 33:51 When you return what’s the first thing you have to do? 34:30 What are some typical hurricane snacks? 38:26 Information sources during the storm 48:36 What do you do if you are a visitor and a storm comes? 49:56 Has the Mississippi ever topped the levees in the French Quarter? Resources During a storm in New Orleans, the best sources of information are local. To help with your hurricane prep, be sure to check these out: Television stations: WDSu, Fox 8 Local radio: WWL On Twitter: @MargaretOrr(New Orleans meteorologist extraordinaire) @NWS (National Weather Service) @NWSNewOrleans @NWSNHC (National Hurricane Center) - the Director is Ken Graham who spent many years in New Orleans @NOLAReady- City of New Orleans Emergency Preparedness Websites: Bob Breck's Blog (bobbreck.blogspot.com) - retired New Orleans meteorologist Mike's Weather Page (spaghettimodels.com) - not specific to New Orleans, but all the models and charts you could ever want. NOTE: do not focus on any one specific model! NOLA Ready (ready.nola.gov) - City of New Orleans emergency preparedness site Sponsor: Our Patreon Supporters Thanks to our Patreon supporters including: Chris Marshall, Tamra Ward, Mark Gavin, Dan Tamura, and Andrew Eaton. If you would like to be a part of the Super Krewe, head on over to Patreon.com/beyondbourbonst. Sponsor: The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to make your plans to visit New Orleans, you'll need a place to stay! The Old 77 is ideally situated in the Warehouse District, just three blocks from the French Quarter. It features a variety of pet-friendly rooms, the award-winning Compere Lapin restaurant, and more. You'll love the location, the rooms, and the food, but the details and the service are what you'll fall in love with! To book your room, use code BBOLD77 to save 25% off their regular rates. Sponsor: Two Chicks Walking Tours Want to explore the Garden District? Head on over to Two Chicks Walking Tours. They’ve got you covered with a wonderful tour that will provide plenty of history along with fun facts about some of the neighborhoods’ residents, past and present. You also get to learn about our cemeteries because this tour includes Lafayette Cemetery, in the heart of the Garden District. Two Chicks also offers several varieties of French Quarter tours, as well as tours of St. Louis #1. Whatever you choose, know you will be in great hands and will have a wonderful time. Use code BEYOND and save 15%.    Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast. If you do enjoy listening, please share Beyond Bourbon Street with someone who shares our love of New Orleans.   Thanks for listening! Mark    
Mules and Carriages in New Orleans - Episode #93
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Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
Mules and Carriages are a common site in New Orleans, and especially in the French Quarter. If you are like me, you probably have lots of questions. Why mules and not horses? Where do the mules live? How are they cared for? Join me and guest Charlotte Jones as we talk about the history of mules in New Orleans, the carriage ride industry, and how these beautiful animals became part of New Orleans. Thanks to Charlotte Jones for joining me today. Be sure to follow Charlotte and her partner Chica on Twitter @jonesymule Support Us on Patreon Would you like to help us continue to create the content you love? If so, join the krewe by becoming a financial supporter. Your monthly support will help us grow, and will provide you with exclusive content, access, and more. If you would like to join the krewe, check out our Patreon page. Contact Us Got an idea for an episode, have some feedback or just want to say hi? Leave us a message at 504-475-7632 or send an email to mark@beyondbourbonst.com Thanks for listening! Mark  
Impact of Short Term Rentals in New Orleans - Episode #92
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Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
Impact of Short Term Rentals in New Orleans Have you ever visited New Orleans and stayed in a short term rental through AirBnb, VRBO, or another service? If so, you probably got a great deal, but do you wonder about the impact on the community? Join me and NOLA.com reporter Kevin Litten for a discussion of the current state of affairs and the impact of short term rentals in New Orleans. Sponsor: The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to make your plans to visit New Orleans, you'll need a place to stay! The Old 77 is ideally situated in the Warehouse District, just three blocks from the French Quarter. It features a variety of pet-friendly rooms, the award-winning Compere Lapin restaurant, and more. You'll love the location, the rooms, and the food, but the details and the service are what you'll fall in love with! To book your room, click here or use code BBOLD77 to save 25% off their regular rates.   Thank You Thanks to Kevin Litten for joining me today and helping us understand the impact of the short term rental boom in New Orleans. Thanks also to Todd Price for connecting me with Kevin. You can follow Kevin on Twitter (@kevinlitten) and can see his previous work on NOLA.com. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast onApple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play Music or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do enjoy listening, please share Beyond Bourbon Street with someone who shares our love of New Orleans. Join Our Free Facebook Group Do you have questions about your upcoming visit or move to New Orleans? Want to share you memories of the Crescent City? Become a member of the Krewe! Our free Facebook community is made up of 2,000+ members who love New Orleans just as much as you and me. Join us? Support Us on Patreon Would you like to help us continue to create the content you love? If so, join the krewe by becoming a financial supporter. Your monthly support will help us grow, and will provide you with exclusive content, access, and more. If you would like to join the krewe, check out our Patreon page. NOTE: If you sign-on to support us with a monthly contribution, you will get a free signed copy of the Beyond Bourbon Street Guide to New Orleans when it is released in the 2nd half of 2020. You must continue to be a monthly supporter at the time of the book release. Contact Us Got an idea for an episode, have some feedback or just want to say hi? Leave us a message at 504-475-7632 or send an email to mark@beyondbourbonst.com Thanks for listening! Mark    
NOLA DNA Project  - Episode #91
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Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
NOLA DNA Project, a History of New Orleans in Newspapers Have you ever been perusing Craigslist and come across something remarkable? Well, that's exactly what happened to Joseph Makkos, my guest on today's episode. Joseph is a writer, a printer,a self-described media archaeologist, and thanks to that Craigslist ad, the founder and curator of the NOLA DNA project. Join us as we discuss how one person's love of all things print-related led to an amazing discovery of 30,000 newspapers from the golden age of New Orleans newsprint. Sponsor: The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to make your plans to visit New Orleans, you'll need a place to stay! The Old 77 is ideally situated in the Warehouse District, just three blocks from the French Quarter. It features a variety of pet-friendly rooms, the award-winning Compere Lapin restaurant, and more. You'll love the location, the rooms, and the food, but the details and the service are what you'll fall in love with! To book your room, click here or use code BBOLD77 to save 25% off their regular rates.   Sponsor: Two Chicks Walking Tours Want to explore the Garden District? They’ve got you covered with a wonderful tour that will provide plenty of history along with fun facts about some of the neighborhoods’ residents, past and present. You also get to learn about our cemeteries because this tour includes Lafayette Cemetery, in the heart of the Garden District. Two Chicks also offers several varieties of French Quarter tours, as well as tours of St. Louis #1. Whatever you choose, know you will be in great hands and will have a wonderful time. Use code BEYOND and save 15%. twochickswalkingtours.com Sponsor: Liz Wood Realty Are you finally ready to move to New Orleans, but don’t know where to start? Let Liz Wood and her team help you find the right place, whether you plan to rent, or purchase the home of your dreams! New Orleans is a terrific city, but choosing the neighborhood that’s the best fit for you can seem overwhelming.  Liz makes the process fun and easy, and educates her clients along the way. Reach out to her at lizwoodrealty.com and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality! Phone: 504-236-9685. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast onApple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play Music or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do enjoy listening, please share Beyond Bourbon Street with someone who shares our love of New Orleans. Support Us on Patreon Would you like to help us continue to create the content you love? If so, join the krewe by becoming a financial supporter. Your monthly support will help us grow, and will provide you with exclusive content, access, and more. If you would like to join the krewe, check out our Patreon page. Contact Us Got an idea for an episode, have some feedback or just want to say hi? Leave us a message at 504-475-7632 or send an email to mark@beyondbourbonst.com Thanks for listening! Mark
Art of the City, Postmodern to Post-Katrina - Episode #90
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Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider's Guide to New Orleans
Art of the City, Postmodern to Post-Katrina highlights contemporary art in New Orleans. Presented by the Helis Foundation this is the first exhibit to be displayed in the The Historic New Orleans Collection's Seignouret-Brulatour building.(THNOC). Join me and curator/artist Jan Gilbert for a tour of the exhibit, and a discussion of contemporary art in New Orleans. Jan's enthusiasm for the art and the artists really comes through. By the end of this episode you'll be planning your next visit to THNOC and mapping out your route to find the art scattered across New Orleans. Sponsor: The Old 77 Hotel and Chandlery When you're ready to visit New Orleans and check out the exhibit you'll need a place to stay. The Old 77 is ideally situated in the Warehouse District, just three blocks from the French Quarter. It features a variety of pet-friendly rooms, the award-winning Compere Lapin restaurant, and more. You'll love the location, the rooms, and the food, but the details and the service are what you'll fall in love with! To book your room, click here or use code BBOLD77 to save 25% off their regular rates. Sponsor: Two Chicks Walking Tours Want to explore the Garden District? Head on over to Two Chicks Walking Tours. They’ve got you covered with a wonderful tour that will provide plenty of history along with fun facts about some of the neighborhoods’ residents, past and present. You also get to learn about our cemeteries because this tour includes Lafayette Cemetery, in the heart of the Garden District. Two Chicks also offers several varieties of French Quarter tours, as well as tours of St. Louis #1. Whatever you choose, know you will be in great hands and will have a wonderful time. Use code BEYOND and save 15%. twochickswalkingtours.com   Thank You Thanks to Jan Gilbert for joining me today, and to Eli Haddow at The Historic New Orleans Collection. A special thanks to the Helis Foundation for making the exhibit possible. Subscribe to the Podcast If you enjoy the show, please subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play Music or wherever you get your podcasts. If you do enjoy listening, please share Beyond Bourbon Street with someone who shares our love of New Orleans. Join Us on Facebook We have a free Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your New Orleans experiences and engage with others who love all things New Orleans! Join us by going to beyondbourbonst.com/facebook. Support Us on Patreon Would you like to help us continue to create the content you love? If so, join the krewe by becoming a financial supporter. Your monthly support will help us grow, and will provide you with exclusive content, access, and more. If you would like to join the krewe, check out our Patreon page. Thanks, Mark  
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Location
New Orleans, LA, USA
Episode Count
103
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
3 days, 17 hours