Mardi Gras Beyond The Beads

Mardi Gras Beyond The Beads

By New Orleans Magazine
New Orleans Magazine editor in chief Errol Laborde and cohost Rich Collins dive into the history, tradition and modern celebration of New Orleans Carnival.
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Episode 8: Masking, Carnival in the Bywater + Marigny and Mardi Gras Day

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Mardi Gras Beyond The Beads

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Episode 10: Carnival 2020 Wrap Up
In this episode, Rich and Errol look back at the good, bad and tragedy of Carnival 2020. 
31:06
February 28, 2020
Episode 9: Carnival Balls and Extravaganzas + Lundi Gras and Carnival Foods
In this episode, Errol and Rich scale many topics from Carnival balls to the origin of Lundi Gras and wrap things up with the best Carnival foods! 
33:08
February 21, 2020
Episode 8: Masking, Carnival in the Bywater + Marigny and Mardi Gras Day
In this episode, Errol and Rich discuss myriad things from the history of masking to Carnival parades in and around the Bywater and the Marigny. 
25:08
February 19, 2020
Episode 7: The Emergence of Muses and New Walking Krewes
In this episode, Errol and Rich discuss the emergence of all female krewe Muses and takes a look at some of the walking krewes making a statement in modern Carnival. 
17:36
February 17, 2020
Episode 6: The Police Strike and the Dorothy Mae Taylor Ordinance
Mardi Gras hasn't always been costumes and colorful floats; a few times politics got into the mix. In this episode, Rich and Errol discuss the police strike of 1979 and the Dorothy Mae Taylor Carnival Ordinance. 
38:39
February 14, 2020
Episode 5: The Emergence of Zulu and the Mardi Gras Indians
In this episode, Errol discusses the impact of Zulu on New Orleans Mardi Gras and the origins of the Mardi Gras Indians. 
24:55
February 12, 2020
Episode 4: The Emergence of Bacchus and Super Krewes
In this episode, Errol and Rich discuss the term "super krewe" and the parade that got it all started. 
27:23
February 10, 2020
Episode 3: The 1872 Emergence of Rex, Plus Carnival's Anthem, Colors and Other Traditions
In this episode, Errol and Rich discuss the beginning of the Rex organization in 1872. In addition, they tackle the true meaning behind the Carnival colors, as well as the Carnival anthem "If Ever I Cease To Love."
23:21
February 7, 2020
Episode 2: Mardi Gras Coming To America, Settling in New Orleans
In this podcast, Errol and Rich discuss the travel of the Carnival and Mardi Gras celebrations to America, European and other big city influences and the settling of Carnival in New Orleans. 
25:24
February 5, 2020
Episode 1: Carnival Before America
In episode one, Errol explains the origins of Carnival and the historical background of the celebration. 
19:05
January 29, 2020