Enter the former Metairie Race Course, an earthly venue for the “quick,” now elegantly transformed into a glorious “City of the Dead” - where no one is in a hurry. Architecture and archeology seem to converge in this hallowed landscape of imposing... More»
Welcome to a grand urban pleasure garden; home to the largest stand of old-growth oak trees on Earth. These magnificent Southern Live Oaks, dripping with Spanish moss, are silent witnesses to over 700 years of natural history and local culture. We... More»
New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and also the hometown to one of its most influential figures, Louis Armstrong. Louis, also known as Satchmo, became an ambassador of jazz to the world. His career spanned five decades over many diverse eras of... More»
Welcome to the Esplanade Ridge, home to the Faubourg St. John, romantically referred to as the Creole Garden District. Beginning at the upper boundary of the musical Faubourg Tremé, the Faubourg St. John harbors a history and lore just as lush and... More»
Take the historic streetcar into the neighborhoods of New Orleans - beyond the French Quarter. Come along to discover the flavor of the Warehouse District, the Irish Channel, the Lower Garden District, and Uptown. Check out national museums,... More»
Our journey begins at the famous corner of Royal and Canal Streets in Old New Orleans. This was the gateway to the nineteenth century Creole "promenade publique". It was a lavish and decadent antebellum existence, filled with art, banquets,... More»
Two hundred years before the HBO television series made Tremé an emblem of the cultural richness of New Orleans, the residents of this faubourg drummed, danced, and second lined their way into history. Tremé, touted as the oldest African American... More»
Explore the French Quarter on a fictional audio walk starting in the heart of it all, right next to Jackson Square. Admire the French and Spanish influenced architecture while you immerse yourself in the world of Delphine Duval, as a tale of... More»
It's said that jazz is America's only original art form. Many claim to have invented the style, but most agree it was a creation with myriad players and influences. Yet, all agree its birthplace was New Orleans. Since its inception, and by its... More»
Journey through the history of segregation in the Kansas City metro, primarily through its real estate. The tour is designed so that you can safely drive through the city at your own pace while hearing stories about each area you travel... More»
Twenty years ago a bulldozer breaking ground to build a new library in Brentwood Tennessee uncovered the human remains that were the skeleton key that would unlock deep mysteries of the ancient south.
Learn what one curious local discovered... More»
This audio tour brings to life the land, the towns, the people, and the history to the places and sights you pass as you travel along Interstate 55 from St. Louis, MO to Springfield, IL, transforming what was once a monotonous ride alongside... More»
Madrid produced the coal that both built the Bomb and inspired Walt Disney. Abandoned for years, it was reborn as a thriving artistic community. This Oral History lets you hear Madrid's stories, told by the people who lived them.
Take a walk through one of the Seven Wonders of the World, through the history of one of the great civilizations that shaped a continent through millennia. Learn about their life, religion, architecture and astronomic mastery.
We'll visit the... More»