There are dozens of podcasts in New Orleans, exploring everything from sports to our Francophone culture. Here's a handful of especially notable ones, complete with how and where to listen.
Dr. Nick Pejic explores topics pertaining to mental health in New Orleans. Pejic is a psychiatrist who prides himself on not being "your dad's Dr. Phil or your grandma's Dr. Laura." Pejic has interviewed everyone from Irma Thomas to Morris Bart about overcoming obstacles and what it means to be successful.
Takin' it to the streets
New shows bimonthly
Host Action Jackson goes behind the scenes of second lines and Mardi Gras parades to document the history, tradition and personal narratives that make these events such a vital part of New Orleans life, including interviews with Big Chiefs from the Mardi Gras Indians and the heads of New Orleans' social aid and pleasure clubs.
New episodes weekly
Poppy Tooker has been a part of the conversation about New Orleans food for decades. On Louisiana Eats, Tooker travels the state to learn about the history and culture surrounding various edible traditions. Guests include chefs, food writers, foragers and more. Louisiana Eats also airs on WWNO-FM 89.9.
Out to Lunch
New episode every Thursday
Peter Ricchiuti, an economist and professor of finance at Tulane University, invites representatives from local businesses to lunch at Commander's Palace to talk about entrepreneurship and the world of finance. Out to Lunch began as a podcast on It's New Orleans, and now is also broadcast on WWNO-FM 89.9.
Trew 2 the Game
New episode every Tuesday
Comedian Chris Trew hosts this podcast dedicated to New Orleans sports teams. Trew also hosts watch parties and other events around the city and broadcasts them live. Though Trew discusses important stories surrounding the team, Trew 2 the Game is essentially a comedy show.
The Early Draft
New episode every other week
Comedian CJ Hunt interviews up-and-coming comedians in the New Orleans scene and beyond about the artistic process of becoming a performer. The hour-long podcast explores success and failure and how to persevere in a competitive industry.
New episode every Friday
What makes Happy Hour such a popular podcast in New Orleans? "Cocktails!" jokes co-host Grant Morris. The weekly podcast, recorded at the Uptown restaurant Wayfare, invites guests who are doing interesting things in the community to talk about whatever subjects come up after a few libations. Morris co-hosts with musician Andrew Duhon, and there's live music.
The MHOG podcast
New episodes multiple times per week
MHOG offers a little bit of everything — news, dirty jokes, comedy, video games — all filtered through metal music and metal music culture. Hosts Wayne, Justin and Adam talk about whatever interests them with an emphasis on sex, pop culture, horror and more. MHOG also hosts live events, like last year's Full Metal Prom at Southport Hall.
New episodes every fourth Saturday of the month
This bilingual radio show and podcast connects locals with New Orleans' Francophone culture. Each week, the show highlights a guest in the French-speaking community, from artisan bread bakers to fiction writers.
All elements of New Orleans culture are filtered through the lens of what makes it special and unique, including live music by studio guests. Hosts Sunpie Barnes, Lorin Gaudin, George Ingmire and Mikko have interviewed local people from the Soul Rebels to John Hopper, director of public affairs for New Orleans City Park.
Updated every Monday
Describing itself as "the Tinder of real estate," Unlisted NOLA launched in February. New Orleans real estate broker Andy Severino picks viable properties that are not yet on the market to give listeners a shot at buying them before they're listed.
The Historic New Orleans Collection Podcast
The Historic New Orleans Collection, the museum and research center dedicated to preserving New Orleans history and culture, speaks with curators and historians for its monthly podcast. Learn about everything from antiques to architecture through interviews and lectures.
Midnight Menu Plus One
New episodes every Tuesday
Ray Cannata and Margo Moss, two local gourmands, hole up at Chappy's Uptown with two guests from the food scene. They talk about magic beans, food trucks, po-boys, restaurants, healthy eating and more.
The Red Shtick
New episodes each Thursday
The satirical online publication based in Raton Rouge has three podcasts — The Red Shtick, Dorque and The Family Dinner — which tackle politics, culture, sports and more. Expect lots of talk about Gov. Bobby Jindal and other politicos, current events and life lessons all served with cynicism and wit.
Host Kim Vu interviews guests about Vietnamese etiquette, food, and events happening around New Orleans. The greater New Orleans area is home to more than 20,000 residents of Vietnamese descent, and VietNOLA seeks to reflect that community.